Monday, June 18, 2012
This Was Sold To Me As A Scoop Chair...And That's What I Still Believe It To Be, But Somebody At The Green Shag Lot Sale Mentioned "Really Big Salad Bowl". Status: Not THAT Hungry!
No...I'm pretty certain that it's a chair. It was purchased without any cushions and completely "untested" (I didn't bother to sit in it). After I did try it out it became clear that the chair would certainly need some sort of cushioning. Chrome and "Lucite". Pretty cool, huh!
I know...it's not Lucite. It's some sort of clear vinyl, I think. The same material you see the seat
backs of some '70s Chromcraft dining chairs made of only in a smoke color. It's a little softer
than Lucite, but just like Lucite...it's a magnet for little scratches and rubs. This half orb, space
age lounge chair has it's fair share of those...but I couldn't NOT buy it! It's just so....cool!
The base is chrome plated steel and in pretty fine shape! It was (as is usually the case when
buying off craigslist) pretty filthy when I picked it up. Maybe the thick layer of...whatever helped
to keep the chrome in good shape. After cleaning it up there was nothing but a mirror finish
underneath! This hasn't been That mistreated.
I had this available at the Green Shag Parking Lot Sale a few weeks ago and EVERYBODY
loved it. Most were a little skeptical as to whether or not it could be even sat in. Unfortunately
I only had one teeny little cheetah print pillow in it and it just ain't comfortalble without some
cushions. I tossed the orange set I had laying around here in it and WOW, that really works and
the chair is actually comfortable!
I had planned on leaving this behind at the Green Shag Market antique mall in my Booth space
but it was just such a long day and I was concentrating on the path of least resistance to get
home. Now the Booth 44 is too full of stuff to fit it in! I'll be mixing up the stock in the booth
space pretty often, so it'll be in there soon and if it doesn't sell after a couple weeks I'll probably
pull it and put it on my craigslist ads and then maybe cycle it back in another time. The staff at
the Green Shag are gonna so get sick of seeing me in there all the time!