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Friday, February 24, 2012

As Maynard G. Krebs said: "Work!"

A rainy Friday,
and my phone rang at 8 in the morning.

Someone called in sick, and I am working today at the antiques mall.

And of course it is raining.  It is always raining when I work there.

Good news, though.
In the last couple of days I sold the old tool chest I bought last month:

and also this chair:

This is fun.

I'm not going to be able to support my Aged Husband on the profits,
but the profits pay for more stuff for the booth.  Or, for me.

A question:
Do you think I should leave these wire chairs in their slightly chippy, somewhat rusty, condition,
or wirebrush them and paint them up?

I plan on putting them in the booth -- probably in April, when I figure
folks are looking toward Summer weather, and outdoor furniture.
They are very comfy.
Maybe I'll keep them.  :-)

I'm off to Somerville now!
Enjoy your Friday, my friends.  -- Cass


  1. I'd keep them - and I'd leave them as is -- it's a wonderful set!

  2. there are two sides to that story. a lot of people like them that way and a lot like them with fresh paint. If you sell them for a lesser price, leave them. if you want to get more, and you would have too, as you have the time and paint, then paint them. I would probably say, just leave them and pass them on. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  3. Well, have fun working today. I always liked to work on a rainy day...didn't feel like I was missing so much. I guess I would probably paint the set because I think it would have a broader audience appeal. I guess it depends on what sells there the best and what your competition is. xo Diana

  4. Glad it's going so well. Actually I think rainy days in antique stores are kinda cozy. As far as your question... maybe just clean them up if there is any mildew on them and, LOL a can of spray paint sitting nearby. I think folks would probably want to paint them themselves or want them natural.

  5. *Love* that old tool chest. I would have bought it, I think! And I would keep the wire chairs, too!Great finds!
    Having to work when it is raining is better than working in nice weather wanting to be out in it! :~}
    I didn't think anybody remembered Maynard G. Krebs! You're my kinda gal!

  6. I loved all the characters on "Dobie Gillis" but Maynard G. Krebs was my very favorite. That panicky note in his voice whenever he said "work" was truly inspired. What an interesting career Bob Denver had...from Maynard to Gilligan!

    Leave the set, it will appeal to the DIY-ers who want to do it themselves! :)

  7. I have my wire furniture on my patio rusty & chippy

    However you should paint that set up I have found out most people wants things already painted when they buy

    I can't seen to sell anything rusty around here, they just don't get it here in my area LOL
    they want it painted up lookin good

  8. I'd leave them - and if they don't sell, then paint them.

  9. Oh, I SO would have bought that antique tool box had I lived close enough to you know, actually VISIT your antique shop.

    G O R G E O U S!!

  10. OH Karen what a great out door set. I would keep them and paint them but, if you want to sell them keep them chippy!

  11. I would keep them and leave them all chippy!! Beautiful set! Great look in the garden!
    Miss Bloomers

  12. Noooooo you sold my tool box that I was never going to come and get....noooooooo
    Leave them chippy. People can paint them if they want to.

  13. I'm glad things are going well in your antiques booth. I'm in love with the outdoor! I'd buy it in a heartbeat, well...if the price was right I would :)
    I'd probably leave it as is and if it doesn't sell, paint it and try again.

  14. Oh, paint them and keep them! Wish I lived close enough to buy them!


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