Saturday, June 17, 2006

[chrome] sweet [chrome]

my first "out of college" "starting my adult life" purchase was made yesterday. for as long as i can remember, i've loved vintage chrome dinette sets. there is just something about them. i'm almost positive they're the reason cereal, coffee and the morning paper were invented. however being in college, moving constantly, and not wanting to spend any unnecessary cash, i felt it was never the right time. however with a new job, and a new apartment i felt that i could start looking for a vintage dinette set. vintage is the key here. one could easily go out and buy a "replica" dinette set, but they're just not the same. i wanted an original, one built in the era of craftsmanship. there is a reason you still see so many of these dinette sets still in use......quality. the other benefit to anything vintage are the stories you get. this particular set was purchased by a mr. acker as an anniversary gift for his wife in the 40's. she passed on a few years later, but he kept it until 20 years ago when at age 100 he went into a nursing home. the table and chairs were then given to his granddaughter, who kept them until now. both of them kept amazingly great care of it. the only sign of any wear, is the faded spot of formica where mr. acker put his coffee every morning. beautiful.

4 comments:

jacksonT said...

you werent kidding, its beautiful. i guess a nice pair of sunglasses is second on your list?

Nicole said...

swell, eric. just swell.

annabelle said...

As I too adore vintage dinette sets, I'm a little jealous of your new purchase. Hope you have many great breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.....

am.crowley said...

oh yea, you left your sunglasses in my car awhile ago.
I felt you needed a new pair so i decided for you that you shouldn't get these back. cheers.