Are you ready?? Our 2nd Anniversary sale is tomorrow and…

everything in the store is 20% off to say thank you to all of our past and future customers!

Our hours are 10 am until 5 pm both days and all three floors are filled with treasures.

Happy Anniversary to us and a HUGE thank you to all our friends and customers (who are now our friends, too!) for their support, making a second anniversary possible!  Hope to see you all sometime over the weekend!

Sue, Wendy and Connie along with our family of vendors

A vintage friendship motto from Hallmark

Sweet little picture and a great sentiment!  Signed Edgar A. Guest and dated 1925 (or is it 1928), we love the glittered garden gates!  And hasn’t Hallmark been around for a loooonggg time?

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A closeup of the poem – sorry for the lack of consistent coloration – only in the picture.

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Can you see the sweet little bluebird in the top left corner?  Have a great week!  ~S~

A mystery – does anyone know the proper term for….

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I’ve never found very much of it at any one time and this gathering has been done over months.  Estelle found the darling waste basket (in the back with tissue to show the pattern better) and I located the letter rack, the planter (with white liner) and the handled tray.

These pieces are great for a desk:

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I should have covered the counter-sorry!  How about this?

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The planter is standing and I think the other pieces are a bit more visible-lots of fun-but what are they?  Reminiscent of West Elm’s overlapping squares furniture but older I think.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend – it is raining here for a change!  So much for a visit to the State Fair on a sunny day; it’s forecast to rain through Labor Day.  ~S~

Buffet or Sideboard?

Actually, there seems to be no difference between the two pieces of furniture according to the Internet (where would we be without the Internet?).

It is serendipity that we have three in the shop at the same time-never usually have more than one and they have been few and far between at times.

First one in is a bit of a waterfall style with gorgeous handles that has been painted black for a fresh new look.  The handles were left alone because they were beautiful.  One of our customers took a second look and declared she knew what the original finish was and it is much more beautiful painted-we agree!

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UPDATE:  This lovely piece has found a new home!  Thank you for your purchase!

The next is a bit more formal.  We had a similar one in years past and it was a very nice red (mahogany?) finish – again much more beautiful painted black!  Look at the size of that beauty!  Holds complete sets of china and flatware!

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UPDATE:  Found a new home and will be going there shortly along with a dresser – thank you for your purchases!

The last one is a piece with local history-produced by the Doernbecher Furniture Company of Portland-yep, the same family who endowed the hospital.  Seems they were well known for lovely, affordable furniture and this is one of their pieces.   I would have loved to have left it alone but the finish was destroyed – so again, it is painted black.

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UPDATE:  Took a bit longer but this sideboard, too, has found a new home.  Thank you for your purchase!!

If you need one – PLEASE let us know!!  ~S~