Last January I trekked on over to North Portland in search of Solabee. Once there I discovered they were no longer at that location, but I still had a great time poking around Salvage Works and vowed to visit the downtown Portland Solabee. Only 6 months later I finally made it!
As you can see from the sign above Solabee shares space with a business called Boy's Fort. Like Salvage Works they've got a wealth of used items for sale, which definitely adds to the overall shopping experience.
As I stood just inside the entrance and scanned the space (getting my bearings) I heard the sound of splashing water, yet looking around I couldn't find the source.
The tall rusty centaur got my eye though.
That's when I put two and two together...
Yes for the low price of $4,000 you can own a peeing centaur...
I'd much rather own these chairs. That fabric is fabulous!
The Solabee selection was concentrated in a corner of the space.
Oh yes, these look interesting!
Care cards for the succulents, nice!
I always vow to keep my dried up blooms, but usually end up tossing them.
Couldn't manage a non-blurry picture but I really liked this...
And those wood block images...
Back on the Boy's Fort side to check out some inventive lighting...
A metal tire ramp, plumbing parts and a hanging metal shade, I like it!
Back out on the street I had to ask myself if these planters were new. I know it's been awhile since I strolled around downtown, surely I would have remembered them? I do remember the fun graphics on the side of the Nordstrom building.
And I did buy one of the old Cactus and Succulent Journals, I selected this one for the cover shot of William Hertrich surrounded by books. I hoped there would be an article on the Huntington Gardens inside and I was not disappointed.
Look at this early shot of the Huntington cactus garden, amazing. If you're interested in Hertrich and the Huntington I recommend the book The Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1905-1949: Personal Recollections of William Hertrich, it's only $2.58 on amazon!
I'm particularly taken with the illustration across the bottom of the journal. Excellent find...
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