Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Fireplace Toolset Logical Progression. From "Whatever Works" to "Wow"! Status: Fireplace Fabulousness!
In chronological order from right to left. The ubiquitous brass set was purchased for a couple of bucks just so we could have a fire. I'm not sure where the "poker" is at the moment. Then it was usurped by the cooler looking middle set. It has a chip in one of the wood handles though. Anybody want it? $20. Now we are using the Really Tall danish set and it's Juuusssst Right!
I've been trying to find an appropriate set ever since we moved in. Thought I found a set at an
estate sale once. Walked up to the house and there it was next to the garage. Turns out, that
was someones "pile". Dang. No worries though. At just $3.99 (from the Salv. Army thrift store),
I'm glad I waited for the new set! The second set we got from a guy who I've sold and traded a
few pieces of Brazilia to. While we were over at his place one day he asked if I needed them as
he himself had just acquired a more impressive set. Well of course I said yes and handed him
$20! Now it's time for them to move on. So the next person who needs a vintage modern set of
fireplace tools who shows up with a twenty in hand gets them!
This set is the keeper. I can't imagine finding a better set. The style is both danish and brutalist
at the same time. It even seems sorta Spanish in a way.
Maybe that makes it Spanish modern. One could see a bit of Gaudi in the design of the upper
cast iron section.
Yikes...look at that dirty floor. I need to clean that up. Doesn't that "poker" look pissed off? This
whole set has a very aggressive quality about it. Very masculine.