At Remnant we are always looking for ways to better our inventory, expand our exposure, and increase our sales. Over the past several months it has become clear that our high end designer pieces need exposure to a larger market. After much investigation and study we have come to the conclusion that the right market for our goods is San Francisco. We believe that it is important not only to have a presence in a great city but in a great store. After looking at all the shops in San Francisco we came to the conclusion that STUFF was the best fit for us. James and Will, owners of STUFF, share our vision and have been very accommodating with the logistics of having venders that are 680 miles away. Our first load of furniture arrived at STUFF yesterday and is now currently available. We plan to send down a fresh batch of premium inventory every two weeks. If you live in the Bay Area you can visit STUFF at 150 Valencia, San Francisco, CA.
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For the past few days we have been working hard to get several of our new finds cleaned up and put into Hawthorne Vintage. We finally got them all finished and properly staged. Here are how our spaces are looking now. As always prices can be seen on our "Currently For Sale" page. Also, keep an eye out for a major announcement from us on Friday!
As we prepare to head to Texas for my brother's wedding we put two last pieces into Hawthorne Vintage.
This weekend I found this wonderful lounge chair and ottoman set. Sadly someone had covered it in faux sasquatch fur.
We reupholstered the chair & ottoman in a dark pacific teal fabric that accents the light wood frame.
Lastly I hunted down a teak table to go with all of the dining chairs we now have for sale.
♦ 8:52 PM
This week I had a chance to do quite a bit of picking. I found some wonderful pieces. Here is a selection of what I found.
(Left) Danish rosewood executive chair. (Right) Herman Miller Eames side chair. Sold
Set of 4 Dexel Declaration dining chairs.
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Lately our projects have been stacking up. In the last couple days we finally got to work on three of them and now they have been completed.
This week I primarily focused on completing projects but I also did a little bit of picking on the side.
My favorite find of the week was this early bubble lamp by George Nelson for Howard Miller.
This handmade teak desk on hairpin legs is a truly unique piece. SOLD
I felt lucky to find this Danish bar cabinet. Unfortunately it has a little wear and has been priced accordingly. SOLD
Last but not least I found the Kaj Franck mushroom that is pictured with our Cathrineholm collection.
One of the projects that we worked on all week was reupholstering this Kroehler lounge chair. SOLD
The other project was restoring this coffee table by Kipp Stewart for Drexel.
♦ 10:32 PM
As someone who is always building and upcycling furniture. Hairpin legs are something that I am always in need of. For the past 2 years I have bounced back and forth with 4 different suppliers. The lead time was always too long and I never had them quite when I needed them. This lead me to the decision to solve the problem for myself and others. I recently purchased a wholesale lot of 100 14'' hairpin legs both for personal use and for wholesale. They are available locally at Hawthorne Vintage and online on Etsy.
Here the legs are pictured on my most recently completed coffee table.
On Thursday I got to head out to an estate and purchase many pieces of mid century furniture and housewares. All of the pieces were beautiful and in excellent conditions. They are now available at Hawthorne Vintage. Prices can be seen on our "Currently For Sale" page.
My favorite housewares buy was this complete Dorothy Thorpe punch set.
Beautiful map of the Pacific Northwest divided by Indian tribes and languages. SOLD
Framed U.S. Geological Survey map of Oregon.
♦ 9:26 AM
Up for bid now on eBay, my Eames 670 rosewood lounge chair. Sadly one of the arms has sheared loose so it must be used for parts or possibly repaired. I decided to take a risk on it and start the bidding at just $9.99. I am excited to watch the bidding frenzy over the next 7 days. Click here to view the auction listing
♦ 7:52 AM
2014 has gotten off to a bang and we have been busier than ever. In the past 2 weeks I have received 6 orders on Etsy for custom coffee tables. I spent most of this week completing two of them. On Friday I did not go out picking because I needed to meet the shipping deadline for one of the coffee tables. On Saturday there were several sales to choose from. I chose to shop a local semi-annual antique market. It turned out to be the right choice as I found some amazing pieces. On Saturday night we were up finishing an upholstery project until 10pm. It was done just in time to bring it to Portland Flea on Sunday morning. Portland Flea was a great success and we sold quite a few pieces.
Shop dog Millie spent the day with us at Portland Flea. She got lots of attention and met many new friends.
Our "deal of the day" was our sale on small with shelves of $10, $5, $2, and $1 pieces.
Millie's bat signal.