Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Cast Iron Chair



This little pink chair doesn't get moved around much. Although it looks delicate and sweet, you can throw your back out trying to lift it. It lives on my porch sometimes, but I'm more cautious these days about not letting it rust, so most of the time it stays safe and dry indoors.

I picked it up years ago from an antiques dealer who, I think, underpriced it. Maybe she was the one who painted it pink and she was embarrassed. There are many aluminum reproductions available, but these real cast iron models that were popular in Victorian gardens went out of production many years ago.

I've searched around the internet a little and I think it may have been made by Atlanta Stove Works. If anybody has any additional information, I'd love to know.

It's petite, and pink, and I'm grateful my husband is tolerant of this kind of cuteness. Because it makes me smile. And it's a beautiful backdrop for my needlepoint pillows.

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The Apron Queen said...

Yea for tolerant hubbies! Love the pink chair. Made by a stove co, huh? That shair ain't going nowhere! It'll last forever.

Monkey Memories said...

LOVE this! This makes me want to have a little girl that I can dress up in frills and lace and take her picture in this chair! :)

Lidian said...

That is one gorgeous chair! I love that it is pink, too.

noble pig said...

I remember seeing these around in the "olden days". They are HEAVY. Love the color too.

Beth Ann said...

Oh I love it! Thanks for sharing!!!
I cant even imagine how heavy it much be!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Simply Fabulous!
I can understand why it makes you smile!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Gretchen said...

It is an interesting piece. I can see it sitting in the yard, just waiting for someone to sit for a minute.

Amy said...

yes I think I wouldn't put it outside either but fear of it rusting. It sure is pretty though.

Burbank Babe said...

We have three of those chairs! Not in pink, of course, so we're not as cool as you.

We have two chairs and one double-seat. They live with my sister and she leaves them outside. They belonged to my grandmother and have always lived outside.

Good N Crazy said...

You are totally lucky to have one who will tolerate that kind of cuteness! Mine would be fine with it too!

Kelsey said...

Oh I love that!!

Cheryl said...

That is a great piece! I can just see it with some pretty pillows on it!

Elizabeth said...

My neighbor has an entire "living room" set of this style cast iron furniture on her patio and leaves it out year-round because it is so heavy. Her's is black and she has winter covers for everything and then just does a wire brush scrubbing in the spring. This would look great on a porch w/ a plant on it, too, if you don't want to use it in the house or sit on it.

Jewelgirl said...

Love this! Love the pattern on
it! Great VTT!

eileen said...

AWESOME chair. I think I am going to have to join this meme.. it really looks like fun!

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