We're having a YARD SALE!

Update: the yard sale was awesome, crowded, cheap, and super fun. Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who wanted to come! Above: this is nothing compared to what was in the driveway and out on the sidewalk.

As you can imagine the amount of stuff we have is out-of-hand ridiculous, therefore it's time for our own MASSIVE yard sale, this Sunday.

Here's the ad:
We're having a HUGE YARD SALE!! This Sunday (May 30th). Vintage furniture, chairs, lamps and lighting, fabric, vintage clothing, wallpaper, pillows, hundreds and hundreds of books, decorative accessories, vintage glassware, camping stuff, rugs, backpacks, dishes, helmets, Lundby dollhouse, antiques, fireplaces, sewing machines, military bags and uniforms, frames, tools, supplies, pottery, kitsch, art, 60's 70's 80's laserdiscs, knick-knacks, giant wicker sofa, Paul McCobb Planner side table, Milo Baughman dining table, "Saarinen" tulip dining table, a dozen steel David Rowland 40/4 chairs, posters, luggage, games, Electrohome, etc....awesome stuff!!!!!!

Drop by if you're around!
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Pool Noodle chair


Part Bibendum, part 24-pack koozie.
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À la table

Vintage Gucci napkins-and-tablecloth, old Gio Ponti silverware, and an early set of Julia Child, from yard sales.
And from the flotsam-filled dock undersides of Portland came the wood to make the chevronned Jean Prouve esque Tropicale (Nauticale?) Farm Table, called "Picnic Table" in Tossed & Found, only because we were watching "Manon of the Spring" when we had to come up with a name.
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You drove a Hyundai to get here tonight, I drove an $80,000 BMW.

and painted it too. That's my name.

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The weekend's bags

Unneeded, as usual, but...
From 3 different yard sales: above, an Invicta-striped Regent Belt Co. bag, an old Swiss leather and canvas creel, and yet another old L.L. Bean duffle, this time with the old cursive label and a nice patina to the webbing (that was how I tried to explain the purchase to Linda). Top, a vintage Jansport internal frame pack with its lower outside rack sawn off. This makes it a Kanken-like super sturdy backpack. Below that is a pair of vintage Bean hunting boots in children's size, which they don't make anymore, and never too soon to shop for back-to-school 2016.
Total for everything was 7 dollars, which is hard to resist.
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early birds

Morning doves

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Aalto, Rya

Yard sale finds from the weekend: above, a giant, beautiful, and slightly sea-air musty 8'x10' Danish Rya rug from the 60's, a pop lightbulb lamp and an Alvar Aalto shelf.
Below, the shelf with a pair of heavy steel Alessio Tasca bookends.

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This awesome painting was bought by my in-laws at an estate sale in Florida and arrived via giant tube in our mail last week. Painted by Alex Tavoularis (brother of Dean Tavoularis), who's got an IMDB page so cool you'd expect nothing less than a cute nude blonde crawling around his floor: locations for Coppola's 1974 "The Conversation", art department on The Godfather 2 and 3, production illustrator of Apocalypse Now and half a dozen other Coppola films, designer of the "Taarna" segment of Heavy Metal, the early Star Wars storyboards, etc...
I'm not sure what the story is with the painting, but she could conceivably be anyone: a Playboy Bunny from Apocalypse Now, a girlfriend from Laurel Canyon, a waitress from Marathon, a scuba diver from Key Largo modeling a Taarna look, Teri Garr... but unless informed otherwise I'm going to assume she's most likely an early concept for Princess Leia.

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Look Blue Go Purple


Butterfly wings arranged under glass, from a yard sale.
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