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Holiday Homes: @Burtsbrisplease

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Holiday Homes: @Burtsbrisplease

Whether you dive in headfirst, do a slow and steady buildup, or avoid it completely, holiday decorating is a deeply personal undertaking. Rooted in family traditions (both the adherence to + breaking of), the way we celebrate this season is as unique and telling as any personality test. All year long it warms our hearts to see Schoolhouse inside your homes, and call us sentimental, but this time of year always feels like an *extra-special* time to catch a glimpse. For all the holiday lovers out there, we'll be featuring three Schoolhouse-filled homes with their own special spin on the season this month.  First up is Brianna Heiligenthal of @burtsbrisplease....

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5 Days of Giveaways: Ready to Deck the Halls

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5 Days of Giveaways: Ready to Deck the Halls

Our festive giveaway-filled week has come to its inevitable close and it’s ending on a high note with a stash of Schoolhouse holiday favorites to deck the halls and trim your tree. To help you celebrate the season, we’re giving away our Buffalo Check Tree Skirt made from sturdy wool and sewn in-house, two of our favorite stockings (also hand-sewn by Schoolhouse), our classic ‘Choose Joy’ Banner, our vintage-inspired Tin Icicles and Mini Light Reflectors plus a Paint-Your-Own Ornament Set. Today's our last day of giveaways for the year so head over to our instagram for a chance to win...

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5 Days of Giveaways: Cocktail Hour with Clyde Common

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5 Days of Giveaways: Cocktail Hour with Clyde Common

It’s the time of year and that day of the week where a quality post-work beverage sounds just right. It’s already day 4 of our 5 Days of Giveaways and we’re heeding the call of cocktail hour. To serve up something that hits just the right spot, we teamed up with head bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland’s stylish watering holes Clyde Common & Pepe Le Moko next to the Ace Hotel. A champion of seasonal drinking, he switches up his creations depending on the day and weather (Pro-tip: You’ll want to order the eggnog at Clyde Common, like, right now) for...

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5 Days of Giveaways: Brew Guide with Smith Teamaker

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5 Days of Giveaways: Brew Guide with Smith Teamaker

We're reached the halfway point of our week of giveaways and the coziness continues with a relaxing giveaway in partnership with Smith Teamaker, Portland's legendary tea savants. As true devotees and connoisseurs of every facet of tea growing, making and consumption, they've elevated the simple act of drinking tea into an art form. Recently they released a speciality blend that captures the spirit of our lovely rose city: Portland Breakfast tea. With notes of malt, leather, spice, and a touch of peat, this richly dark tea is perfectly suited for rainy Portland mornings. Head over to our instagram for a chance to...

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5 Days of Giveaways: Winter Baking with Hummingbird High

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5 Days of Giveaways: Winter Baking with Hummingbird High

For our 2nd day of giveaways, we partnered up with the lovely Michelle Lopez from Hummingbird High for a sweet and special two-for-one treat! Having recently moved back to Portland and in the midst of a big home renovation, Michelle found the time to whip up the perfect (and easy-to-make) holiday cookie recipe using our new Winter Baking Set. Simple and scrumptious, her snickerdoodle roll-out sugar cookies are the perfect antidote to complicated baking undertakings that require more risk (i.e. time and effort) than reward. Here's to the ultimate Schoolhouse treat for all ages. Baking Instructions for Snickerdoodle Roll-Out Sugar Cookies: 1. In a...

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Welcome to 5 Days of Giveaways!

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Welcome to 5 Days of Giveaways!

Whether you're feeling refreshed from the long holiday weekend or completely exhausted from an abundance of food, family and festivities, we have something up our sleeve to start your week off bright. In lieu of holiday sale madness, we're doing five days of giveaways instead! Each day this week, we'll announce a new giveaway on our instagram and throughout the week we'll also be partnering with a few of our favorite Portland locals to add a little more merry to the season. Check back each day this week for a new giveaway! First up, we're giving away one of our most signature, iconic...

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Schoolhouse Spaces: The Wendell Home

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Schoolhouse Spaces: The Wendell Home

There’s a lot to love about America’s music city: famous hot chicken, endless live shows, and whiskey for miles. Not that we needed it but now we’ve got one more reason to pack our bags and head down south to Nashville, Tennessee: The Wendell Home. Located in East Nashville, this beautiful Airbnb is packed with Schoolhouse goodies and has been thoughtfully renovated from top to bottom. Designed by New-York-based stylist Alana Stipech and her husband Kristopher, they bought the home last year and instantly started updating the space. The result is a truly stunning, bright and happy place - basically a dream Airbnb rental...

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The Comforts of Home: Our Coziest Picks

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The Comforts of Home: Our Coziest Picks

It's official: Staying in is the new going out. Even though we're not often ones to follow trends, this do-less concept is one we can put our full weight behind. Especially this time of year when the allure of a warm blanket, soft pillow and cozy couch comfortably beats venturing out in to the chilly air, socialization benefits be darned. The key to accomplishing the stay-in well is to make sure you have some speciality pieces that enhance the experience. The right texture, epic softness, and ambiance that makes you feel like you made the right choice to forgo those other plans. And...

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Inside Schoolhouse: Manufacturing Day Tour

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Inside Schoolhouse: Manufacturing Day Tour

Ever since we crafted our first light from a restored cast iron glass shade mold fifteen years ago, Schoolhouse has been a proud champion and defender of American manufacturing. What started as a tiny team of less than ten has grown over the years to a dedicated group of workers well over one hundred strong of within our Portland walls. The majority of our team members at Schoolhouse inhabit a wide swathe of various maker and manufacturing roles and each day they are crafting our heritage light fixtures, creating new home heirlooms, assembling clocks and painstakingly running our patina line by hand...

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