Tuesday, October 21, 2014

When Things Were Simpler


Who remembers when pretty much every home had a telephone table and chair?
And when the phone book, (remember those?!) was always in that space provided?



I picked this set up the other day for the shop and it brought back a lot of memories........
when things were simpler.





19 comments:

  1. We had our phone in the hall
    You had to sit on the stairs

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    1. That must have been rough, John!!
      I remember when we moved the phone into the kitchen and on the wall no less!!

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  2. Indeed you could watch tv without cable...now if I wan to turn on my tv it's all static so I put in a tape, maybe it's time to get the 'standard cable' especially around Christmas I love to watch tv

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    1. Everything has changed so quickly it seems, Lorraine. But progress can be good and we all evolve along with it....hopefully.

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    1. Sure does, Debra. But simple was/is good I feel.

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    1. I remember our first B/W TV, Joyce. Our house was always filled with neighbourhood kids just before supper time!!

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  5. What a beautiful telephone table and chair! I love the items that you are adding to your shop!

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    1. Funny thing Louise, but this table and chair may not make it to shop after all!! I listed it on line a few people want it tomorrow....but first come first serve, I say!!

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  6. We had a little telephone table built in, in the hall. The phone had a mile-long chord so I culd take the phone in my room for those importatnt teenaged conversations!! Beautiful table!

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    1. Oh those long extension cords, Lisa! I remember those and my sisters stretching them beyond their limits!! Don't know why guys didn't do this!!

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  7. Simple was the norm so long ago, a Valve Radio, copper and tubs, 6 bay milking shed, bike to get to school, and so much more, love the table and chair set, perfect for the phone book and a seat to rest on. Jean.

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    1. Hi Jean! yes, those days were quite different in so many ways....not better necessarily but simply different from today.

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  8. That's a nice set, are you going to refinish the chair? I know I say I don't want any more furniture, but I think if it wasn't so far away, I could find a place for it. ;-)

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    1. Control yourself Sharon!! lol
      I gave it a good cleaning and then applied two coats of my favourite oil....Tung oil. It fills in the dried areas nicely. I don't usually like to refinish anything vintage if it has a good patina already. But that would be in the eye of the beholder I guess.

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  9. What a lovely set. Things were simpler and people were more cordial. I just don't get today's phone culture.

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  10. I used to have such a cute telephone table. The bottom had doors that opened onto a small cabinet where the phone book could be stored. Hearts were cut out in the doors. The table and chair are beautiful.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Our house in San Diego (built in 1924) had its original phone niche with a drop-down seat (that folded into the wall below the phone shelf). We actually bought a retro phone for the spot and loved it. I love your finds!

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