These decorative decoys just migrated our way. There’s a Goose which is about 18 inches long and 9 inches tall. It’s in fairly good shape with a few minor blemishes.
There’s also a Wood Duck, which is about 13 inches long and 7 tall. It is in excellent condition.
Both of these were sold by Cabela’s and the heads rotate on a dowel for best display.
At the Portland Estate Store location 3969 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the corner of MLK and NE Shaver. 503-445-1449.
In a recent Season of Sharing column in the Oregonian the Community Warehouse was described as an “ingenious and resourceful non-profit.”
That’s actually a good characterization of us. We’re pretty proud of what we do and that we do it with essentially no public money. Our development folks work hard to get grants, the Chair Affair committee is great at putting together our major fundraiser and here in the store….well, let’s say we earn our keep.
We take a small fraction of donations (about 5%) and sell them to consistently raise about 1/3rd of our operating budget. We’re not above scrapping old brass, selling rags and recycling that which isn’t salable.
So, yes, we’re resourceful and I’ve hope that as the next year goes on we’ll prove to be even more ingenious. I’ve got some ideas and there are definite changes in the wind. We’ll let you know as they happen.
In the meantime, thanks for supporting us, reading this little blog and generally being some of the finest people I’ve had the pleasure to know.
If you would, consider making a donation via the Willamette Week Give Guide. We’re listed under the Community section.
Novelty mirror, 17 3/4inches by 25 3/4 inches. Designed to give the impression of moving water and it sounds like it too. Plus, bird sounds! The volume is adjustable so you can have it silent, or use it to drive your in-laws away at the holidays.
Then you can forget that you’re here, if even for just a moment.
Vintage milk white glass Sunkist citrus reamer in perfect condition. It is about 8 1/2 inches long (from handle to spout), 5 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches high. It bears a patent number on the base which we’ve discussed in the past here.
An impressive highly detailed original pencil drawing by Menalkas Selander.
Selander was a second generation Oregon artist born in 1913, the son of Arthur Selander. He was educated at the Art Institute of Chicago. Additionally he was a member of and one time president of the Oregon Society of Artists. His works are included in the collections of the Maryhill Museum, the Oregon Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution.
Measures 16 by 21 inches in frame and in excellent condition.