Category Archives: News

Mason Monterey Smokey Maple Floral Bedroom Set

We are breaking up the Mason Monterey Smokey Maple Floral Bedroom Set circa 1932 and selling it by the piece.  Mason Monterey highly decorated and desirable floral pattern had one owner.  The set is in good condition, with little damage … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag, 1

My rendering of the Historic Flag, above. Below, the Historic Flag in the State Reception Room. We begin the process of replicating the Washington State Flag originally made by the Washington State chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution … Continue reading

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Revitalize Main Street Act

Restore Oregon is helping to stop our downtowns from disappearing and becoming unsightly slums, reusing stable buildings in need of some TLC, and to preserve history.  The tax incentive will help those already interested to bring the older building back … Continue reading

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Introducing PastCast: A New Podcast for People Who Save Places

An exciting new blog is starting:  PastCast, for people who save places: “We’re excited to announce the debut episode of PastCast, a show for the people who save places! (Hint: That’s you.) Our mission is to bring you great stories … Continue reading

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Pins and Needles: Moving the Berkey & Gay Buffet

by DKP This one piece has nearly given me ulcers worrying about the move.  It weighs as much as an elephant, and while the backsplash comes off, it is still HUGE, bulky, and unwieldy. The men who moved her are … Continue reading

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NEWS: We made the National Parks blog

by DKP I did a search today and found an article about us and the Oregon Caves Chateau on the National Parks blog.  It has been there for a few months; not sure how I missed it.  It is nice … Continue reading

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