Friday, February 19, 2010

"You know he's up to something..."


When you see this furniture in pictures.





Today however i'm just showing you what is referred to as the "filler furniture" of the Casablanca. These are great pieces aren't they? the 2 orange chairs my grandmother gave me, and she recovered them in the 50's. The sink I got for free from a sale about a month ago. its dates August 23, 1950, mint green and will hopefully get used in the new bathroom. That black trunk I hauled out of a dumpster, purely because iv always wanted one : ) It was in bad shape but after some glue and a fresh coat of black paint good as new! (it has been a bedside table, a coffee table, and a dresser) the smaller of the two little tables has a twin that is 'filling in' at the C.H.&R. until I find one I like better they are stamped 1956 on the bottom and I got the pair for $5. Last but not least is the little blonde "fountain table" the only markings on it, are the sellers chalk and when it was new it retailed for $18.95 ! I inherited it when I was 10. (one of the VERY first pieces my parents let me keep, because it matched a bedroom set I have.)

Whats sad about these peices is they are "filler" because they dont really fit anywhere. Sure they're great but they just dont work out. So you usually see this stuff when im "hopin' and dreaming" of other stuff (example the 2 orange chairs filled in until I could purchase my black couch. Do you have misfit pieces like this?

Also dont forget about the giveaway! Im gonna let it run until Sunday night at 10:00 P.M. then we'll see who wins, so dont forget to comment on "The Hunter Sings Tonight" post !

-Mick-



10 comments:

Midcenturymadam said...

Our downstairs is full of filler furniture. (wow, that's a mouthful.)I love every piece but our home is very small and I keep having to clear things out. I guess I should stop buying stuff. I just can't pass up a good deal. Your filler furniture is beautiful. Love those orange chairs. And...you will use that sink someday.

art*deco*dame said...

Love,love,love the sink and the orange chairs are awesome

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

Oh god yes! Do I ever have filler furniture....I buy things because they're cheap and I need them and then I put them in storage....my house is tooooo small..WAH!

MaryD

Leah@storybookranch said...

Mick, I dig your filler furniture. Perhaps it's time to build an addition to the Casablanca? :)

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

My mother in law has chairs like your orange ones. Hers are gold and plastic of course. They look so out of place in her house with all the new stuff from Zellers, but she still loves them!

Retro Keith said...

yep, got me some filler furniture too, it goes in the filler room. You just gave me a blogging topic :)

Toronto Yardsaler said...

Hey Mick,
Thanks for the postcard and the sweet note. You have very cool stationery. If the lighting it decent this weekend, I'll take a picture of it and put in on my blog.
Hope you hit the jackpot somehow this weekend!
Erin

Nick said...

I love those pieces! And I can completely relate to filler furniture...there's two categories for me...the pieces that have been replaced by better stuff, or thats otherwise "ok", and the stuff that's phenomenal but doesn't quite fit in right now... Usually I try to sell the "ok" pieces if they have a replacement, but I still have a few amazing ones that are waiting for the day I can take them out and let them shine :)

Kim @ The Girl Can't Help It said...

The orange chairs make me both extremely envious but also extremely happy! Filler schmiller, cool is cool!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Mick, Oh man, LOVE LOVE LOVE those chairs...I have THE perfect ottoman to go with those!

Tracy