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This week we offered up some great new pieces.  They are now available at Hawthorne Vintage.

Norwegian sofas are some of the most inspired designs of the mid century era.  We were very happy to find it.  It was a challenging piece to upholster but it came out really well.

We are doing a little redecorating at home and decided to sell our early 1960s womb chair.

This walnut dining table has also been in our home for a few years but we have now decided to let it go.  We recently found, refinished, and reupholstered this set of 6 teak Benny Linden chairs.

Lastly, we reupholstered this pair of teak bar stools.  We also have another pair of bar stools available with custom upholstery.

Belated Blog Post

Sorry for the long lag between blog posts.  Our business and personal lives have been very busy over the past few weeks.  Here are a few things we've put in Hawthorne Vintage since the last post.  We have several more exciting projects under construction right now.   

 Danish teak hutch // Sold
 American modern loveseat.

 Ib Kofod-Larsen style reclining lounge chair // Sold

 Broyhill Brasilia room divider // Sold

 Modern armchair by Kipp Stewart for Directional.

 Eames style lounge chair and ottoman in Pendleton Wool.

 Danish teak lowboy dresser with mirror by Kai Kristiansen.

Danish teak dining set with 8 chairs // Sold

Mission Accomplished

Here is a bunch of projects we finished this week.
Newly reupholstered mid century sofa with walnut accents.

 Eames style lounge chair and ottoman refinished and upholstered in Pendleton wool // Sold

 Adrian Pearsall style bench, refinished and upholstered in Pendleton wool // Sold

Danish cherry wood dining set with newly upholstered cushions // Sold

2 bay wall unit by Tacoma Chair Co.

Breaking The Silence

After two weeks of silence (and hard work) we are finally writing a post.  Here are a several of the projects we completed during our absence.

 Reclining lounge chair by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates // Sold.

 Modern bench upholstered in Pendleton wool // Sold.

 2 piece sectional and end table by Seattle designer Harry Lunstead.

 Italian beech living room set // Sold.

1970s "Cuddle Lounge" chair.

Before & After

This week we finished a couple projects.  Each one underwent a radical transformation.  We also found quite a few new projects as well.

We found this early 1970s furry sofa and updated the upholstery.


Our Eames style lounge chairs in Pendleton wool have been very popular.  This one sold quickly to a customer who had previously asked to buy the next one we found.  She picked out a wonderful pattern for the upholstery.



Lastly here are a few of the project pieces we found that will be available soon.

Modern recliner by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates


 Set of 6 Danish teak dining chairs.

Yet another Eames style lounge chair.

Found Stuff

Here are a few of the things we found since our last post.

 Swedish teak and oak credenza by Brantorps // Sold

 1970s rattan hanging loveseat // Sold

 Eames style lounge chair and ottoman // Sold.

 Milo Baughman style recliner.  Currently being upholstered.  Available soon

Rare pair of Danish teak ottomans by Finn Juhl for France and Son.  Now available at Hawthorne Vintage and on eBay.

Supply & Demand

 Summer is a glorious season in Portland.  The weather is nearly perfect and there are amazing events and festivals almost every day.  Portland also continues to have the hottest U.S. real estate market. This means that lots of people out and about furnishing their new homes.  The demand for fine modern furnishings is at a fever pitch.  We are doing our best to supply the market but it can be tough to find nice pieces as quickly as they are selling.  Here are a few of our most recent offerings.

Very rare Danish teak and palisander lounge chair by Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Komfort.  Finding this chair was an incredible experience.  It sold in just a couple days.



 We found these Erik Buch bar stools a couple weeks ago.  Once we got around to upholstering them they sold quickly.

 Each of these lounge chairs have beech wood frames but with different stains.  The chair on the left is Swedish and was designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux.  The chair on the right is Yugoslavian (sold).

Loveseats are a great fit for all of the new high-rise condos in Portland.  This teak loveseat was designed by Illum Wikkelso for Neils Eilersen.

Last but not least, a newly refinished Danish teak credenza.

Weekend Warriors

This weekend we hit the road hard and found some amazing pieces.  They all need a little work before we put them up for sale.  Each one will be a fun and worthwhile project.

My favorite find this weekend was the wave chaise lounge by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.  Adrian Pearsall is one of my favorite American designers.  We have had several of his chaise lounges in the past but this is the first time we have had one with this leg configuration.


Pair of Danish teak bar stools by Erik Buch for O.D. Mobler.  This is the most iconic bar stool design of the MCM design era.  A set of them were featured prominently in Don Draper's apartment on Mad Men.  // Sold
Loveseat by Paoli Chair Co.

Oak lounge chair by Baumritter.

Back in Action

It's been a couple weeks since we have written a blog post but we haven't slowed down at all.  Here are a few of the pieces that we have finished in the last couple weeks that are still available.

Swedish teak and beech dining set.  American wall unit by Tacoma Chair Co.

American mid century sofa.  This is one of our all time favorite projects.  It came out beautifully and is super comfortable.

Adrian Pearsall style bench upholstered in Pendleton wool.

Newly upholstered 1960s daybed.

Adrian Pearsall style gondola lounge chair.