Archive for ‘Things’

May 10, 2013

KitchenAid Model 4C


Model 4C introduced in 1964. Comes with the original 4 quart glass bowl and single multi-purpose beater. This is more of a light use mixer and would not be ideal for dough or cement. Motor runs well and with the right care the 4C wont be konking out on ya for a long while, at which point it can be used as a boat anchor.

Available at the Estate Store Tualatin

May 9, 2013

Elegant Patio Set for Patio Sittin’


It was a toss up. Half of us said this was a patio set, half said it was an indoor set. Those who said indoor are obviously wrong, but that’s how nice it is. Tacky, unsophisticated people like yours truly would absolutely use it as an indoor dining table. But it’s primary function IS use in the great outdoors, probably on some sprawling deck that had waterfalls, hot tubs and unicorns. Also a bar, where one can also utilize the matching bar stools.

Table and 4 chairs: “antiqued” iron frame and legs as well as a substantial glass table top and moss green cushions. The table is about 3 feet by five feet. $300 for the set.

We also have two 30 inch tall barstools with white cushions that are very similar but sold separately. Unfortunately what we don’t have is a picture of them so you’ll have to use your imagination . . . $100 for the pair.

Available at the Estate Store Tualatin

May 8, 2013

Awwww, Nuts (x5) Plus One!.

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So here it is, the night of the big dinner and you’ve only got spaghetti and five nuts. How to display them to best advantage without running afoul of public exposure laws?

These little nut dishes ought to do the trick.

Each one is about 2 3/4 inches long and they were probably made in Japan in the post war era, although they are unmarked.

UPDATE: So I was digging around in the back today and found a sixth one.   Voila, the set grows.

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May 8, 2013

A Crashing Wave Of Patio Furniture

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Suddenly we have a space problem here in Portland because just got a big collection of iron outdoor furniture. All the pieces are in good condition.

We have a round table and four chair set as shown above. The table is 54 inches in diameter. All the pieces are in good condition. Two of the chairs are stationary spring rockers and two are good old-fashioned chairs that you just sit in (i.e., they don’t rock). $300 SOLD!

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We also have a set of four chairs which looks very similar to the other set, but are slightly different. This set too has a pair of stationary spring rockers and two regular chairs. $180

In the same picture you can also see two of our three stack-able rectangular little tables, ALL SOLD! as well as one slightly taller round occasional table SOLD!.

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There are also two glider/rocking style benches. They both measure about 46 inches wide. The one above is $120. The one below has been SOLD

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Four tier baker’s rack. 31 inches wide, 118 inches deep and 66 inches tall SOLD

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Outdoor rocking chair. SOLD!

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May 7, 2013

The Eye Of Ian

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There have been two responses to this work: Creepy! or Cool!

It is signed IY on the front, and Ian on the back. I’m presuming that Ian was the artist who painted it. Approximately 8 inches by 10 inches and in decent condition.

I’d be tempted to put it in the back of the refrigerator as a shock tactic against late night snacking but maybe you have a guest room that needs some sprucing up.

11 inches by 14 inches.

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May 6, 2013

It’s A Small World

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Really, it is.

9 inches in diameter and stands 11 inches tall. Pre-1990.

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May 6, 2013

“Kachina” Dolls

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These Kachinas appear to be Navajo made and are relatively recent. They are nice work none the less. The tallest is 15 inches high, the smallest is 3 3/4 inches tall. The middle sized ones measure somewhere in between as one would expect.

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May 5, 2013

Quit Hoggin’ The Phone Harley

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This is approximately the size of an early car phone but shaped like a motorcycle. It works and is in fair condition as it is missing one of the rear turn signals.

Unfortunately when this rings it is a normal boring everyday ring, not some exotic rumbling evocative of the open road and youthful bliss.


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May 5, 2013

I Can’t Remember Faces, But This Drink Rings A Bell

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Vintage bell shaped cocktail shaker. The original design was patented in 1937 and this is pretty close to that design. The lower, bell part, is chromed steel and it is in great condition making me suspect it is probably not from the 1930′s. It stands about 11 inches tall and it is 6 inches in diameter.

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May 4, 2013

Don’t Have To Reinvent The Wheel


The matching mugs came through the Eastside Estate Store about 2 1/2 months ago. Original post can be found here, but there is really no need to go read it. I am going to plagiarize it nearly word for word.

Vintage “Raffiaware” Cups

Set of seven 1950′s vintage “raffiaware” mugs.

Raffia is the type the palm from which the decorative fibers inside the  plastic shells are made from. The colored interiors are probably melamine.

These are in good condition overall, unmarked and measure about 4 1/4 inches tall.

Available at the Estate Store West in Tualatin 503.612.0020


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