Archive for ‘Things’

May 12, 2013

Mother’s Day At Ed’s House Of Ugly

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What if Momma doesn’t like nice things?

Of maybe mother likes ‘nice’ things but her sense of taste is . . . unusual.

Might we suggest:

This fresh bouquet of fake flowers in a lovely metal, marble and glass bowl with dangling crystal prisms. Just to sweeten the appeal there are lovely colored spots upon the glass bowl. I think of them as beauty marks.

Without the foliage it is about 12 1/4 inches tall and 9 inches in diameter. With them it is larger.

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May 12, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day From Atlantic City

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In between the gambling and vintage licentiousness I thought of you Mom and as a token of my great esteem I got you this.

It was 1906 and cut glass with etched red (ruby flash) parts was all the craze. And it was cheap and I knew that you mom, being frugal and all, would appreciate that I didn’t buy Marvin Gardens for you.

This antique glass is  about 4 inches tall and it is etched “For Mother – 1906 – Atlantic City.”

Cheers Mom.

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May 11, 2013

Mirror, Mirror, On The Dresser, Who Is The . . . What The Heck?

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You never know what you might get when old friends from out-of-town drop in.

Thank goodness that even after that stint in the nut house they haven’t changed much and are still wearing a squirrel mask in public.

This antique mirror appears to have a walnut frame and stand. It is in good condition except for some repaired damaged to the decorative fretwork at the top. The last owner used the mirror as a wall piece with the top at the bottom, which isn’t a bad alternate use.

It is 32 inches tall in the stand and 21 inches wide.

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May 11, 2013

Mother’s Day 2013: Vintage Post Partum Exercise Albums

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So You’ve Just Had A Baby” Post Partum Exercises record set. Like mom doesn’t have enough to contend with . . .

Originally released in 1941.

SO YOU’VE JUST HAD A BABY! AND YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR FIGURE? Walter Goodwin, director of the famous Goodwin Gymnasium, comes to your aid with a POSTPARTUM ALBUM! It’s a musically accompanied record of the same exercise routines given in his New York gymnasium . . . a complete series of six exercises . . . A HALF DOZEN “MUSTS” FOR YOUNG MOTHERS WHO WOULD ACQUIRE PERFECT FIGURE ALIGNMENT -PROPERLY- QUICKLY !”

Two 78 rpm albums in very good condition with awesome jacket. Perfect for tormenting someone else’s mom. Your mom is going to have some pointed words if you’re a bad enough kid to bring this around (and no matter how old you are you’re going to bed without dinner, so there).

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May 10, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day: Calming Tea

4 26 001After all we put you through you’ll need a cup of tea to calm your nerves. Or perhaps more than that. Just for you we have this giant tea pot. Fill it with something good Mom, because we know you’ll need it.

Approximately 14 inches tall this big tea pot holds about 3 1/2 quarts of mother’s little helper.

Warm or cold.

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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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