Archive for ‘Things’

September 11, 2013

Embossed Pattern Uranium Glass Tableware


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At top is an eight inch dinner plate with an abstracted geometric/floral design. It is in fair condition with a fair amount of wear along the center edge of the rim, the sort of thing that seems like wear from stacking, but that one can’t be sure of ($7).

At lower right is an oval vegetable serving bowl, 9 inches long and 6 3/4 inches wide. It is in excellent condition and features a floral design with leaves and what we think are probably Poinsettias ($15).

Finally at lower left is a hexagonal nut or candy dish. It measures 6 1/2 inches across (from flat side to flat side). It is in excellent condition and features poppies and other curvilinear floral elements. I’d guess that it had a lid at some point, but alas we don’t ($12).

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September 11, 2013

Cozy Up


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You can smell it. Taste it. Feel it in your bones. Fall is right around the corner. That familiar grey hue has returned to our lives and like any good north westerner, we have embraced it with open arms. Don’t you just feel like buying school supplies and scarves? Or maybe a nice electric fireplace/heater for the den?

We can’t help you with the scarves. We might have a few chewed up pens lying around… But the fireplace… We’ve got that.

Enjoy all the charm of a traditional cast iron stove without all that pesky wood to buy/split/carry. Just hit the switch and voilà! Why fuss with a flue when you can spend that precious spare time getting cozy with your favorite furry creature? Be it feline, canine or humanoid.

Measures 25 inches tall, 24 inches wide and 15 inches deep

Available at the Estate Store West in Tualatin. 503.612.0020

September 10, 2013

A Velvet Heart Or Two (UPDATE only one left)


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Mid-century slipper chairs that beg to be sat upon during this weeks gossip session. The tufted upholstery is in pretty good condition and the ‘dusty green’ hue is not for the meek. But as we all know, fortune favors the bold.

Measures 14 inches to the seat, 32 to the top of the chair and a comfy 22 inches across.

Available at the Estate Store West in Tualatin 503.612.0020

September 10, 2013

Pet The Leather Pony


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Seriously? What’s this about?

The fur cats made of other animals fur are one thing, there is at least some sort of familial resemblance but this . . . well, words escape me.

It’s cool, but kind of weird at the same time.

It stands 19 1/2 inches tall and presumably once had a rider. It is also sort of delicately balanced on three legs, such that a stiff breeze could knock it over.

Use? Purpose? That’s up to you.

Not that I’ve much experience with such things, but for a horse shaped object made from leather it seems to be in great condition.

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September 9, 2013

Uranium Liquidity In The Beverage Service Market


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The pitcher stands 7 1/2 inches tall and look like it should hold about 1/2 gallon of your favorite vintage irradiated beverage. It is in good to very good condition, the only notable defect being slight abrasions in the lower part of the interior from a stir stick ($25).

To go with it we have a pair of old style fruit cocktail or low champagne glasses. They stand 2 3/4 inches tall and are about 4 inches in maximum diameter. One is marked with the Federal Glass F in shield mark and the other is unmarked. Interestingly the glass on the second one seem to be just a tad thinner and the base is also just a little smaller in diameter. Both are in excellent condition ($15).

Finally we have a single stemmed glass. It has a clear bowl but uranium glass stem. Perfect if you’d rather not share the contents of the pitcher with your friends. It is in excellent condition and stands 5 inches tall ($7).

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September 8, 2013

Kitchen Aid Mixer


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I’ve got one of these and I love it. They are like the direct drive wood-chipper of the kitchen implement world. It’s tough enough to churn through veggie slicing, grain-milling and even great-grandmother K’s German-catholic with Swedish ammonia cookie recipe.

Or one  could put together something light and fluffy and doughy that great grandma would see as a sign of decadent decay amongst the youth.

Yeah, the Kitchen Aid K45 series can do all that.

Our is in good condition ans comes with a whisk, a dough-hook and two recipe/instruction handbooks.

Please call 503.612.0020 or stop by our west side location at 8380 SW Nyberg St. in Tualatin.

September 8, 2013

19th Century Transfer Print ‘Scenic’ Platter


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By Joseph Clementson (1838 – 1864) of Staffordshire, England this is a good example of the Udina pattern. My best guess is that this dates to sometime in the 1850’s (plus or minus a few years of course).

It measures 18 inches long and 14 inches wide and it is in excellent condition.

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September 7, 2013

Wrapped In Whimsy


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Pair of overstuffed armchairs that upon sitting, swallow one up in a warm and colorful hug.  Let the playful pattern of fauna and flora sweep you away to a far off land where the everyday stresses of life no longer exist.

Unknown maker, as it appears to have been skillfully reupholstered. Both are in very good condition with minimal wear.  Sold individually or as a set.

Measures 34x34x34!

These chairs are available the Estate Store West in Tualatin Call 503.612.0020 or stop by 8380 SW Nyberg St.

September 7, 2013

Uranium Glass Takes The Cake


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A fabulous three footed uranium glass cake plate with embossed floral decoration. The flowers appear to be sunflowers which makes me think this was probably made by Jeanette Glass. It is in excellent condition with only a few (<5) small knife marks. It measures 10 inches in diameter and likely dates to the 1930’s.

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September 6, 2013

Put A Tiger In Your Tank, Light It & Make A Wish


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Tiger, Tiger burning bright
On the highways of the night,
What immolated hand or eye, Could . . .
Ah the heck with it, it’s a birthday.

Vintage birthday candles, courtesy of your petroleum dealer* and the folks at Exxon. The package has been opened and there are 22 candles left.

This is still enough to make a wish . . .

Perhaps wishing you hadn’t lit the tiger on fire would be a good place to start?

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*Very much like a drug dealer . . .

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