Brasilia Collection

In 1962 Broyhill Furniture released their iconic Brasilia line.  The line was based on the architectural designs of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.  You can read more about Oscar Niemeyer and his designs in this article.  The Brasilia line is one of our favorite lines of American mid century furniture and we are always excited to find even one piece.  We are in the process of helping a family liquidate their estate.  They are the original owners of a wonderful Brasilia collection.  Here are a few pieces which are now available at Hawthorne Vintage.  The bar cart (left) reflects design elements that are found in the Brazilian presidential residence.  The cathedral coffee table (center) is strikingly similar to the architecture of the Cathedral of Brasilia.  Lastly the side table was inspired by the National Supreme Court building.  Please stay posted as more pieces are coming in over the next week.  Our prices can always be seen on our Hawthorne Vintage page.        


 Blue bird bar cart

 Cathedral coffee table

Side table

Before & After: Gondola Love Seat

Recently I picked up this curious little gondola love seat.  I didn't quite know what to make of it as I had never seen a small version of the gondola sofa.  After stripping the love seat I determined that it had been custom made.  We posted it on Instagram (@remnantpdx) as available for custom upholstery.  We found an interested party in just a few minutes.  


The customer chose a bold indigo blue chenille fabric.  We also modernized the look of this love seat by adding buttons and a loose seat cushion.

... But Wait There's More!

We have been continuing to work at our usual breakneck pace and just got a bunch more projects finished and put in to Hawthorne Vintage.  Here they are!

On Tuesday I drove a couple hundred miles looking for stuff and came home with this wonderful Heritage Henredon cocktail table.

Before & After: I picked up this sofa last weekend.  Someone had tragically recovered it in this awful fabric.  We updated it with a modern grey fabric. 

 Baumritter pod sofa.  Reupholstered and on sale for just $895.

I also found this round lane acclaim coffee table on my buying trip on Tuesday.

A few weeks ago I bought this sputnik chandelier for our new house.  We have decided to go with a George Nelson bubble lamp instead.  I am sure it will find a good home.

Happy Halloween

As usual we have been working away on several projects.  Several of them are now finished and available at Hawthorne Vintage.  Pricing for all of our items can be seen at this link
Rare Danish teak rocking chair by Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole Mobelfabrik.  We upholstered the seat and pillow in a soft grey Pendleton wool.

Pair of swivel club chairs by Selig.  Reupholstered in Pendleton wool.

Danish teak credenza with sliding doors.

What's New?

We just finished a few new projects.  They are now available at Hawthorne Vintage.

In Denmark we saw lots of these modern hanging lamps.  I was fortunate to be able to buy this one.  I was able to disassemble it and put it in my luggage.

Last weekend I bought this Danish teak cabinet.  It was mounted to a wall when I found it.  I spent all week refinishing the wood and I added hairpin legs to it.  The legs bring it up to the perfect table height of 29''.  Sold

Here is a quick looks at what we currently have available at Hawthorne Vintage.



Tomorrow we will be vending at the Sunday Emporium at Rejuvenation.  We will be bringing several more newly completed pieces to this event.

Back To Business

Hello everyone in Interternetland, the reason for the recent lack of activity on our blog was a three week trip to France, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway (more details to come).  We have now been back for about a week and we have gone right back to work finishing projects and finding new ones.  Here are a few of our latest completed projects.
 Rocking chair by Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole Mobelfabrik.  This is the first Hans Wegner designed chair that I have found.  It was great to find one locally after seeing so many of his pieces in Denmark.  It will be available exclusively at Rejuvenation's Sunday Emporium this weekend.
 Teak lounge chair by Grete Jalk. Sold

 Beech lounge chair in Pendleton wool by Folke Ohlsson for Dux.

 Teak case love seat by Millard Sheets for Van Dyver Witt.  Refinished & reupholstered.

Rock n Rest recliner by Alf Svensson for Dux.  Refinished, reupholstered, and sold.

New Arrivals

We just added a few new pieces over at Hawthorne Vintage and re-styled both of our spaces.  I think that the new staging makes each booth look like a livable space and helps customers to imagine each piece in their own home.  Pricing can be seen on our Hawthorne Vintage page.


The new pieces we added are the three starburst clocks and the grey DWR Ted Boerner sofa which we reupholstered this week. Sold.




Chairs, Lamps, and Tables

As we prepare for our European vacation we trying to get as many projects done as possible.  We finished several projects this week and we have several more we plan to complete this week.  Keep an eye out for our new offerings in the coming days.

George Mulhauser plycraft pod chair reupholstered in black leather.  Sold.
Sperti irradiation floor lamp, newly rewired.

Newly reupholstered Selig lounge chair. Sold.  Walnut live edge coffee table. Sold.

Set of 6 Danish teak dining chairs.  They sold just a few minutes after putting them in Hawthorne Vintage.

Rejuvenation: Sunday Emporium

We spend nearly every waking hour this week moving into our new home.  The one commitment that we were scheduled for this weekend was to vend at the Sunday emporium at Rejuvenation in Portland.  We had a great day and sold a few things.  Our two new pieces, Moroccan coffee table and Pendleton Eames style lounge chair, are now available at Hawthorne Vintage.


Mission Accomplished

Over the last few days we have finished several projects and now they are all available at Hawthorne Vintage.

 I love the integrated wood handles on the door and drawers of this piece.  I cut off the original base and added 6'' haipin legs to give it a floating look.  Sold.

 We originally intended on keeping this Westnofa recliner for our new home but we have decided to sell it after all.  Reupholstered and refinished.  Sold.

 Eames style lounge chair and ottoman. Sold.
Newly reupholstered Kroehler highback lounge chair. Sold.

Handmade walnut writing desk on hairpin legs. Sold.