The Crazy Suburban Mom: Dinettes for Retro Tuesday

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dinettes for Retro Tuesday

 Since I acquired Sven, Thor, Ann-Margret and ultimately their sister, Ingrid (Thank you, Tara) I've been obsessed with their lineage.  They have no maker's mark and the only thing I know is what the woman who gave them to me knew - Get this.  She found them because someone left them AND THE MATCHING BUFFET ( Coudja die?) out for the garbage men. 

Who would do such a thing to innocent mid-century modern furniture?

I've looked through my vintage magazines and I can't find a thing resembling them.  But all this chair thought has me musing - I have four chairs so I'm thinking: Table.  I should totally get a new kitchen table and use those chairs.

I use the term 'new' loosely, of course.  The issue is that  I really had been looking for was something more along the lines of what's in this Daystrom ad...



I saw one at an estate sale before I was sure I needed one like I need air.  And I also saw one at a Salvation Army type place once - but it was overly shabby.  Also black and white which doesn't so much work.   

Now I can get one that looks just like the old ones.  Have you ever scooted on over to Retro Planet...

Droolicious, isn't it?  Wait...

Just call me Marcia, Marcia, Marcia...

 The pictures are links to the site if your Retro loving heart can take it.   I went so far as to get some vinyl samples and the sparkly ones about did me in.   There's an issue to know about before you go - You build the sparkly chrome  marbly retro Formica dinette of your dreams and look for the price but there are no prices.  

I know,  my heart goes thud too.  You have to call for pricing information which for someone who just decided on ten dollars worth of gas instead of eleven, is horrifying.  I'm thinking, millions.  Or at least twelve hundred which might as well be millions.  

So for the rest of Retro Tuesday I leave you with more Droolicious Tableage.  


harvey probber

Okay, well for this one - It's really the chairs. Plus, what kind of name for a chair is a Harvey Probber chair?  I mean...  right?  Don't even start me on what that sounds like.


Love the Extensole, don't get the name.


Serious Heywood Wakefield love.


Don't forget to visit my Retro Tuesday Pal


Vonlipi 1/11/11, 12:30 PM  

Definitely droolicious!

And you soooo need a table to match. I hope you find it for free soon, real soon!

Carole Anne Carr 1/11/11, 12:31 PM  

Fascinating stuff, great photographs.

Gabriele Agustini 1/11/11, 3:20 PM  

I love the photos too!!
Thanks for sharing!

Babes Mami 1/11/11, 5:03 PM  

I hate 'call for pricing' it might as well say 'you just fell inlove and now you may never have it!'

Tara Beaulieu 1/11/11, 5:14 PM  

Hey! That Contessa furniture looks similar to mine. The lines on the chairs are slimmer but the table is spot on. I might have to use that as a spring board to find out about mine(and if I see anything resembling yours in my search I'll let you know!)

Jenifir 1/12/11, 1:36 PM  

Lovely post. I grew up with MCM Danish teak furniture in the living room and dining room. Other areas of the house had more of an English country look that reprented her heritage. I would suggest that the "Extensole" was like other common products of the era: a little gimmicky discription of the products qualities all within the name!

Six Feet Under Blog 1/12/11, 9:17 PM  

Love that furniture!

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