Each spring and summer Portland becomes a giant construction zone. The city takes advantage of the break in the rain to complete a whole years worth of infrastructure projects. One of this year's projects was to replace the sewer system on Hawthorne Blvd. As a result, there was no street parking and restricted access to Hawthorne Vintage May 1-20. The construction finished on Friday and we had a weekend of sales! We added 3 new pieces to the shop this weekend and two of them have already sold.
We had a very busy and productive week! We finished a couple projects and found many other pieces. Beyond what is pictured we found a Danish dining table, 7 bay wall unit, Danish loveseat, and more. Details coming soon...
Danish royal wall system by Poul Cadovious. I originally found the rails and cabinets for this system in December. About a month ago I found all of the shelf brackets. Last week had the 12 walnut shelves made at a local cabinet shop.
Set of 4 danish teak dining chairs. These chairs have amazing solid teak carved dining chairs. We built and upholstered new seats for them // Sold
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Recently we have continued to stay busy working on projects and finding we new pieces. Here are our most recent offerings. They are now available at Hawthorne Vintage.
We are always on the hunt for gondola sofas. They are in high demand and short supply. When we found this one it was missing its legs and half of the springs. We replace all of the springs, added new legs and upholstered it in a modern grey fabric.
"Impact" bedroom set by Kent Coffey // Sold.
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This week we finished three projects. Here they are:
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The spring weather has been wonderful in Portland. It seems that good weather and good finds always seem to go hand in hand. Last week half of the Remnant team went out of town for 5 days but we still operated at full capacity finishing projects and finding new ones.
Just before Heather skipped town we finished this 3 piece sectional and got it into the store.
A few days later I found this beautiful teak dining table by Poul Jensen. It's a perfect match for the sectional sofa. // Sold
Another wonderful find was this tambour door credenza by Sven Aage Lassen. It sold immediately.
Another completed project, Set of 4 American walnut dining chairs with new upholstery. // Sold
Danish rosewood secretary desk // Sold.
Lastly, one of our projects for this week is this Danish afromosia rocking chair by Frank Reenskaug for Bramin.
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Our past week was full of buying and selling. Here is what we found and sold.
Sets of 8 dining chairs seem impossible for us to find. We were luck to have found them. They sold within a few minutes of being put up for sale.
One of our new offerings at Hawthorne Vintage this week was this refinished Danish teak butterfly leaf dining table.
It has been several months since we have had any dressers or headboards. Both of these pieces sold quickly as well.
Curtis Jere style "urchin" floral sculpture. It would have been nice (but not financially responsible) to keep this one. Now available at Hawthorne Vintage
Unique set of wrought iron & rattan nesting tables. These pieces have design element of both John Risley and Arthur Umanoff but we have not been able to figure out who exactly the designer is.
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Last summer I found a Danish teak wall bar by Poul Heltborg for Dyrlund. It's a rare and amazing piece but it was in horrible condition. It had been in damp storage for 20 years and was full of spiders. I avoided working on it for several months because I was afraid that it was damaged beyond repair. I finally ran out of other projects and decided that I should try to work on it. I had to use wood bleach to get all of the discoloration out of the wood. I was not sure if it would work or further damage the wood. The wood bleach worked very well. All of the other damage was repairable as well. I am very happy with how it turned out and excited to share it with the world. // Sold
I didn't take many photos of the original condition but here is a before and after picture of the wood bleaching process on one of the ends.
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Over the last week we discovered some great finds. We also finished a couple more projects.
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This week we finished a couple projects and found a rare Danish wall unit.
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