Love this shot. Tattered flag, garden view, amazing old furniture.
We’ve created our very own urban ‘glamping’ corner in the showroom! It is everyone’s new favorite spot to hang out and share a cup of coffee or a conversation.
Warm Wishes and Happy Holidays to everyone!
This color combination caught my eye and enjoyed it so much, I thought I’d share it! =)
What an Open House! Great food (catered by Jamie Snell of the Lamb’s Table), great music and performance by Ashia Grezick, and of course great guests! By the end of evening, several people took turns going down our indoor slide! Wheee! Bethany looked amazing, stunning all guests with greetings as they walked in. My children and there friends cashiered and served food. The boys took us back in time with their vintage costumes (Sailor suit and United Airlines flight suit) while the girls were more sedate in there black skirts and white shirts.
Please take some time in the next few weeks to see what improvements we have made. New walls, platform and great vignettes. Lonny out did himself with some clever industrial lighting. We are now taking orders for custom bookshelves (metal frame with reclaimed wood). We have lot’s of new merchandise we are sure to have something for those “unique” individuals!
If you are contemplating paying excessive amounts of dollars to refinish your latest flea find or that sentimental hand-me-down from your great grandmother, stop right there.
Here at the shop, we often get wood pieces in that have seen better days. Whether a well-used chest of drawers, a dining table that has hosted generations of family meals, or a simple solid wood clipboard, we have one sure-fire trick up our sleeves that transforms them into showroom stars.
It’s a product called Howard Restor-A-Finish. It will turn your toad into a prince right before your eyes.
The shoe-shine box above took about 3 minutes. One thing that is great about the Howard product is that it enhances the natural character of a vintage piece while eliminating any unwanted scratches or blemishes.
One bottle costs under $8 and you can get it at your local hardware store. It comes in 4 different finishes, just choose the one closest to the finish of your piece. The whole process, depending on the size of the piece, will take anywhere from 60 seconds to 20 minutes. Be sure to pick up some 0000 steel wool if you need to remove any heat rings or more obvious scratches.
Follow the directions on the container, buff it dry, take a step back, and pat yourself on the back for saving yourself a lot of money!
Come check out the new stuff we got in! We love these German anatomy charts paired with the locally molded skulls. Bookshelves are made from repurposed ladder’s and re-salvaged wood. Hope to see you soon!
Seek the Unique isn’t your average store. Complied of items that span all decades, many of them would have been thrown in the dumpster, the store owner repurposed them into something functional for your home!
Our DIY Expert Shannon Quimby takes you on a tour of some of the unique finds, like old lockers and huge industrial sized lightbulbs that make for great decorations, too.
"SEEK NO FURTHER! Because they have found it for you.
I LOVE this shop… Their selection is seriously fantastic! The best that I have seen in Portland! I don’t mean to yell at you, but I am not exaggerating!!! This place makes me weak! I just want it all! The eye of the collector is sophisticated and edgy. And brings in this that are beautiful and also super interesting. They are obviously experienced. It is like the buyer hoped into my brains and went shopping for me personally! Thank you for that, And then they went and priced things REALLY reasonably!!! Everything seems to be curated rather then just shopped. A museum of things that you can buy! A treasure trove… Ok now I am just seeming to attempt poetry— Thats no good, But this place IS! Promise.”
Central Eastside. Between the Morrison and Hawthorne bridges on 6th Avenue. Next door to River City Bicycle Annex. A block from Rejuvenation. Four blocks from Bernadette Breau’s. A block from the post office. Around the corner from Dutch Brothers coffee. Block and a half from Bunk Sandwiches. Block from Oregon Ballet. Four blocks from Coava Coffee and Bamboo Revolution. Three blocks from Simply Grand Antiques. One block East of Grand Avenue.
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Location:931 SE 6th Avenue
Portland OR 97214