Three 1950’s vintage puzzles featuring Mother Goose in her younger days, the Old Woman who resided in footwear and Mary the contrarian. They measure 8 inches by 10 inches and are copyright 1954 by Sifo Co.
Probably from the mid to late 1960’s we have a poster advertising an international swimming competition featuring the USA vs the Polish national team.
All three were on the 1964 US Olympic squad, Schollander also went to the 1968 Olympics, which is how we arrived at a probable date for this piece.
Interestingly Don Schollander has been an Oregon resident for quite some time. According to various sources his medals are displayed at the Lake Oswego Bank Of America branch office.
The framed poster measures 25 inches by 35 inches.
So Ed’s House Of Ugly has been looking (quietly) for a new spokes animal ever since . . . ever since we realized we didn’t have one.
Crappy the Seagull was an early front runner but he didn’t work out since his presence didn’t really improve the furniture. Bessie the Woggly Cow got a better gig than shilling aesthetically questionable stuff and Janky the Mule never even bothered to show up for the interview.
So the interview field was quickly reduced to one, unfortunately too cute for the House of Ugly, camel.
We regret that we must continue the search, but this also means that there is an anonymous ceramic camel available immediately.
It is about seven inches long and five inches tall.
A Heywood Wakefield product, this also bears the label of Bushong & Company*, a venerable office furniture and printing firm here in Portland.
The chair is in excellent shape, suggesting that it didn’t get much use at the Continental Casualty Company for which it also bears an inventory sticker. Is the excellent condition just a bit of chance, or do folks who work in the insurance industry get few visitors, especially when the work place is associated with ‘casualty’?
It measures about 33 inches tall, 22 inches deep and 21 1/2 inches wide.
*On close inspection you can see that the Bushong label overlies another label which was probably a Heywood Wakefield patent office registration decal.
It’s solid hardwood, probably the sort of thing that our grand-kids will treasure as a memento of days gone by (and of tropical rainforests long gone).
Pesky little details about resource depletion aside it is a really nice piece. There are three full-sized and two smaller drawers int he lower section. Just above the drawers are two slide-outs that support a fold down front that doubles as a writing shelf. Because of some old (and repaired) damage from the front being dropped there is a safety chain in case you accidentally knock the door open.
Inside the top are a bunch of little storage ‘pigeon holes’ and all sort of small drawers. Eight of them look like regular drawers but there are also five disguised as ornamentation. You’ll see what we mean by looking at the pictures below.
Overall it is in very good condition and it measures 31 1/4 inches wide, 34 3/4 inches tall and 17 1/4 inches deep.
I’ve long felt the pulling at my heart-strings. A longing and desire to be a part of something bigger. To fell accepted, and loved for who I really am. Although I am a recent convert to the Church Of The Limitless Cookie, I’ve felt its presence my entire life. And our motto is: Ignore the monk; eat the cookie.
Our dough, who art in Nom
chocolate chip be thy name
thy crumbs will come
far more than one
on thy bed as well as in pants
give us our baked goods daily
and forgive us our calories
as we forgive thy baker
and lead us not into a salad bar
but deliver us from veggies, amen
Original scripture found here.
Vintage Twin Winston monk cookie jar in very good condition. Cookies not included.
Available at the Estate Store West in Tualatin
These ‘tentacle tables’ have heavily carved bases and black laminate tops. They are designed to attach to the wall and we have several available.
Overall they measure 62 inches long, 19 inches deep and stand 33 inches tall. The bowed legs stick out slightly further than the top which measures 59 inches by 16 1/2 inches.
Since we have several of these the condition is variable from good to excellent. The most common flaw is some slight scuffing of the top from careless handling by the wrecking crew. The flaws are easily covered with a coat of paint which could really transform the look of the whole thing if one wished.