Monday, September 3, 2012
Finally! Something Cool To Show Off! Erik Buck / O. D. Mobler Dining Chairs And Teak Draw Leaf Table. Status: WAS @ The Green Shag - But Now It's Gone.
I picked this up this morning, took a nap, cleaned it up, rubbed it down, loaded it up and installed it in my Booth (44) at the Green Shag Market...which, by the way, is open TODAY - Labor Day! The Green Shag ain't usually open on Mondays but there's another shop - Quintessential Antiques - close by that is only open the first week of the month and The Green Shag is open too, to add to the bounty. Head down, check 'em out.
I've got another set of these Erik Buck dining chairs in the Garage awaiting cleanup but I
couldn't resist picking these up this morning. They had recently been re-upholstered in
fetching vinyl that looks very much like the original Oatmeal colored fabric but will be much
easier to keep clean. They needed a good cleaning and got it. They also got a good rub
down with Watco Danish Oil. There's some bumps and bruises on the legs that just kinda
go with furnishings of a certain age. We like to call that Character. It's how you know it
didn't just come out of an Ikea box.
The table is one of those ingenious draw leaf tables that hide it's extensions in the sides just
under the center section. It can be used as a small square table in a kitchen or as a large dining
table in a proper dining room. The top is in great shape, minus a couple of pink gel pen marks
in one corner that I wasn't sure how to remove. The legs, like the chairs, have some bumps on
them. The table cleaned up real nice and just looked fantastic after getting a nice healthy drink
of Danish Oil. I found this set on craigslist. It was listed late in the evening. I called just after it
was listed but the seller wasn't able to show / sell it to me at that time. I set up an appointment
to check it out at their earliest convenience, which was 9am. I'm not much of a morning person
but I really wanted this set. We decided that since I was getting up early for this that we may as
well get up even earlier (sigh) and hit the Wentzville Flea since it was Sunday.
It was a total bust. There were only about 30% of the regular vendors there! Suck! After the
Flea we picked up the table and chairs which helped ease the irritation. But then we hit the St.
Peters Goodwill and guess what...a swing and a miss. Crap! My strike out streak continues.
Anyway, I shoe-horned the 5 piece set into the booth space and it's available as of now! Also,
you can just see the red Baumritter clam shell vinyl chair in the photos. Man, I got so much
stuff in this little booth space! I like to think I'm getting better at getting stuff to fit in here without
it being crazy.