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The Vintage Valley: Formica Love...

The Vintage Valley

The personal blog of a vintage & goodwill shopper

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Formica Love...

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I just wanted to introduce to you the next addition to my little apartment! The most delightful 1950's formica kitchen table and chairs. I had been on the search for awhile now, and since i wanted something in great condition, only a four seater and not at a crazy price i waited..and waited!

The most kind faced gentleman with the sweetest grin dropped it off to me and said it was the table he had as a young boy in his mothers kitchen, he had alot of happy memories around that table and i promised him that i would take great care of it and surround it with friends and much love to continue the happy memories.

My little apartment is slowly coming together and i love that all the items in my place have their own story, i know where it came from the travels they have endured and how much joy they would have brought to their provious owners. Sometimes having brand new things are a fresh slate to start your own story about how they mesh with your life but i prefer to surround myself with an abundance of history..i feel i almost have a responsibilty to care for them and ensure their story continues...and so on..and so on!

(Wearing: Vintage checker dress, Vintage swing skirt, Vintage gloves)

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Elizabeth said...

YAY! You got one! How exciting!

June 19, 2013 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Ladies in Navy said...

how cute! love the table
kw ladies in navy

June 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Your table is just adorable! I love that you know its history - that makes it so much better!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

June 19, 2013 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Anders E said...

I would love to see more of that vintage swing skirt!

June 20, 2013 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger Flora Amies said...

Lovely, lovely chairs! I love the studs and the metal with such an orangey/brown leather. I'm a bit jealous....!

Flora
http://twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-grass-is-always-greener.html

June 20, 2013 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger wardrobeexperience said...

those chairs are totally awesome. this is that what we are looking for tu put in our future flat.
i still love your checkered dress, even if its worn as a top.

June 20, 2013 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger look see (naomi) said...

Awesome! Love it! :)

June 20, 2013 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Chante' Campbell-Morrison said...

I love this - I would like to see a post/video on your apartment after you have decorated it.
I'm so jelly :)

Chante'
xox
www.ourrabbithole11.blogspot.com.au

June 23, 2013 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Mabel said...

What a great table and chairs! I love your philosophy on carrying on the story of your furniture. I feel that way about my thrift store clothes.

Mabel
Life of Mabel

June 25, 2013 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Mélodie Nicolle said...

I really love this philosophy and I couldn't agree more, I think it's a very romantic and poetic thing to know something's (and of course someone's) history...it's also a source of inspiration for me... <3
xoxo
Melodie
http://sevenlivesandmore.blogspot.fr/

June 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Ally said...

I know! So excited babe xx

June 26, 2013 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Ally said...

I will try and do a tour for you all once i finish it up! Xx

June 26, 2013 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Jamie Rose said...

What a wonderful find! It's really perfect.

June 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM  

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