Mission Accomplished

This week we finished three projects.  Here they are:

 Before & After //  Mid century American daybed.  Teddy Bear (the floppy eared corgi) looks as handsome as the final result.

 Danish afromosia rocking chair by Frank Reenskaug for Bramin;  Refinshed, new cushions, and new webbing.
Refinished Danish teak dining table.  The dining chair pictured with it are being offered by another vender but they are a nice match for the table.

Spring Has Sprung

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.

Lastly, one of our projects for this week is this Danish afromosia rocking chair by Frank Reenskaug for Bramin.

Bought & Sold

Our past week was full of buying and selling.  Here is what we found and sold.

We were very excited to find this wonderful highback sofa.  The lines of the steel legs are very unique.  The orange vinyl is a great look but due to condition will have to be replaced.  Perhaps we will recover it in an orange fabric.


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.

This daybed is looking sad right now but soon it will be happy.

Danish Teak Wall Bar

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.


Fun Finds

Over the last week we discovered some great finds.  We also finished a couple more projects.

 Danish rocking chair by Hans J. Wegner for FDB Mobler

 Danish teak flip top bar cart.

 Set of 6 dining chairs by Korup Stolefabrik (sold) & draw leaf dining table


 Selig Easy chair and ottoman in pink velvet upholstery (sold)

 Selig lounge chair in cobalt blue velvet.

An Exciting Week

This week we finished a couple projects and found a rare Danish wall unit.

 We picked up this sectional about 6 months ago and had been avoiding taking on this huge project.  We finally worked up the courage to give it a try and it turned out great! // Sold

 Black leather and Brazilian rosewood look stunning together!  We re-dyed and reconditioned the leather on this piece. // Sold

 Lastly we found this rare Danish tension pole wall unit designed by Poul Cadovius. //Sold

Sunday Emporium

This weekend we vended at the Sunday Emporium event at Rejuvenation.  Our big push this week was to get this pair of reclining lounge chairs by Alf Svensson refinished and reupholstered in time for the show.  We finished them just in time and they had quite a few admirers.  They are now available at Hawthorne Vintage


Mega Pick!!!

Yesterday I went on a wildly successful picking trip.  I found 12 dining chairs, 4 lounge chairs, a loveseat, and an ottoman!  I was surprised that it all fit in my van.  Each piece is available with custom upholstery.


Pair of reclining lounge chairs by Alf Svensson for Dux // Sold

 Custom built loveseat with walnut trim and legs. //Sold

His & Hers living room set by Selig.

 Set of 8 teak dining chairs by Benny Linden. //Sold

Set of 4 teak dining chairs by Benny Linden. //Sold

Here's What We've Been Up To

This week we focused on some smaller projects.  We got them done right on schedule and will have a new sofa done early next week.

These benches have been every popular for us. They look great upholstered in Pendleton wool. //Sold

Its been a little while since we have had a Danish dining table that was this nice.  It is seen here paired with dining chairs that are being offered by another dealer at Hawthorne Vintage. //Sold

About a year ago we bought a pair of large George Nelson bubble lamps for our home.  We finally realized that we are never going to hang the second one. We put it up for sale and it sold immediately
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Lastly, I recently found this Swedish teak side table by Dux.  It had been poorly refinished.  I stripped off the previous finish and brought out the warm color in the teak wood.