July 28, 2015

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?


How much is that doggie in the window?

Not much at all.  But the impact this doggie can make is immense!

Every dollar from the sale of invaluable treasures, like this little guy, makes it possible for Community Warehouse to continue its mission to provide families-in-need with necessary home goods and furnishings.

Come discover what else is in our windows, and help our community.

July 27, 2015

Little Worker


Look at this little worker- ready to help you with all your sewing needs. Did we mention that yesterday was National Thread the Needle Day? This is taking yesterday’s celebration (I know you all did) to the next level.

Crank operated cast-iron sewing machine with additional metal parts.

Measures 12″ long, 12 1/4″ to highest point, and 6 1/2″ wide.

Available at our ebay store.

July 24, 2015

Help us redesign the Warehouse!

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We are launching a campaign to redesign the Warehouse- a new coat of paint, awnings, and a beautiful mural is our plan! We’d love your support to help us achieve this goal, and in doing so, better engage our community with our services.

You can watch the awesome video we made here. We appreciate your support and helping us spread the word!

July 22, 2015

A Little Stein Music

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The 1925 classic drinking song “Show Me The Way To Go Home” has never had a more fitting venue.

Hidden in the base of this antique, ceramic stein is a wind-up music box.  A wire “trigger” activates the musical mechanisms whenever the stein is lifted – a song with every sip!

This merry mug was the invention of the Reuge Mechanical Music Company.  For 150 years, this Swiss firm has specialized in incorporating small musical devices into all manor of goods and objects.

Sadly, the coils and gears in this delightful piece have grown as weary as the bon-vivant in their song.  Now when it’s lifted, the music plinks one note at a time – like a wild night’s last stars, still twinkling in the dawn.

July 22, 2015

Empirically Beautiful


The Estate Store currently features several beautiful furnishings in the American Empire style, this stately oak buffet is only one example.

It measures 78″ tall, 44″ wide, and 21″ deep.  It’s priced $650 and is loaded with beautiful details.

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July 21, 2015

A recap of July at the Warehouse

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What has the program side of the Warehouse been up to this July? We’ve been all over the place! We set the world record for largest breakfast in bed party at Pioneer Courthouse Square- where 100 of the mattresses were donated to us. We hosted a furniture drive with Mayor Hales for Veterans, where BedMart donated the first installment of 200 brand new mattresses. That same day we were also at the Mississippi Street Fair, spreading the word about what we do. July has been just bustling with activity!

July 21, 2015

Forbidden Treasure or Beautiful Reproduction?

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It used to be that young Buddhist monks would sell rubbings from Thai temples to raise money for their training.  However, in the 1960s, the Thai government recognized the wear and erosion this put on the temple walls and subsequently banned the practice.  Since then the government has encouraged making reproductions of existing rubbings to share the beauty of their historical sites.

So what about these two entrancing figures pictured above?  Are they the delicate and painstaking work of an aspiring young monk?  Or are they reproductions, capturing ancient artwork to share across the continents and time, without harm to the original sites? We may never know.  We just hope to pass them on to a worthy home.

These measure 17×24 1/2 and are priced at $50 each.

July 20, 2015

Happy belated Vlaggetjesdag, everybody!

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While we missed the boat for the Netherlands’ Flag day, Vlaggetjesdag, with this post, we still have this adorable commemorative mug, straight from Holland!

Every year, fishing boats are decorated with flags on Flag Day (mid June) when the first herring of the year are brought in.  Traditionally, fishermen clean the fish at sea and then preserve them in brine. To eat herring the Dutch way, hold the fish by the tail, throw your head back, open your mouth and let the fish slide in!

The mug pictured above was designed in the 1960s by dutch artist Anthoni von Gool (signature on the bottom) for the Koninklijk Goedewaagen Co. in Gouda. Mug depicts a hearty crew of Dutch fisherman and one little girl letting their herring “slide in” by the sea. The mug is 4 1/2″ and in like new condition.

July 16, 2015

Happy Hour Sale, Everything 20% Off 4-7pm Today


Third Thursday Happy Hour Sale, 4-7pm everything is 20% off.

July 15, 2015

Christmas in July

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When Santa has a day off, her favorite pastime is shopping for antiques and vintage treasures at the Community Warehouse’s Estate Store (3969 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.).  Knowing that every purchase helps Community Warehouse provide household goods and furniture to families in need is right up Santa’s alley.  And the ever changing stock makes each visit to the Estate Store a unique adventure – a great way to break the monotony of toy making.

Feeling like Santa yourself? We currently have a Santa suit for sale!  Comes with faux-boot covers, pants, belt, jacket, and hat.  Sorry, no beard or belly.


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