Three times a year, one of the biggest antique fairs in the US occurs at the Portland Expo Center. From experience, we've found that this is not the right venue for us to sell our goods at. The crowd of vendors and customers are mostly in the older age range, and as such, they tend to not want to buy mid-century pieces. Because of this it's also very hard to find mid-century. So today we headed out to this three-day event, on the last day in the afternoon, when many of the vendors still have lots of product, don't want to take it all home, and are willing to make deals!
There were so many Native American rugs that kept drawing my eye! I don't know if I just haven't paid attention to them before...or if there were lots more than usual (probably the first), but they were everywhere. Oh so beautiful and oh so very, very expensive! I'll continue to search for them in the "wild" but in the meantime, I'm dreaming of turning some of these patterns into quilts. :)
These three pieces were the stellar stand outs of mid-century furniture. Chris really wanted this first chair, an Arne Jacobsen Swan chair, but alas our pocketbooks only allowed us to look. Also, these Norman Cherner Plycraft chairs & Hans Wegner armchairs were all so fun to stare at.
While Chris was only looking at furniture. These two pieces stuck out to me. One of my favorite books growing up, Anne of Green Gables in a beautiful illustrated version. Also this orange and gold dot dress, I just love the pattern on the dress!
Here were our finds of the day (while loading out in the heavy PNW rain): a men's leather luggage bag, 60s teak and black clock, a black tensor lamp, chair, typeset tray, kitchen cart, and lots of pottery goods in my canvas bag. Tomorrow, there will be photos of everything on the Remnant blog. But I couldn't help but share today's adventure with all of you!