Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Virtue Brothers of California Chrome Dinettes: Retro Tables and Chairs

Atomic Age Chrome And Formica Tables
I frequently hunt for old catalogs and magazine advertisements to help me date and identify kitchen collectibles and furnishings. These wonderful 1950's Virtue Chrome Dinette table and chair advertisements were spotted at http://lindathompson.blogspot.com along with Linda's tale of how she found the Formica table of her dreams for peanuts.

1950's Kitchen Tables

For me, what is great about finding old advertisements is that you get a chance to see how the original tables and chairs were sold. You can review the style of the legs, the color of seat covers as well as the Formica table top.

Mix and Match

I often find sellers who have married chairs to tables. For the home owner who wants a Retro look and doesn't need to have a completely original set, mixing and matching is fine.

But it sure is fun to see how these wonderful table and chairs look as they were originally sold.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

1 comment:

  1. Do you know where I could find the pins to keep the legs on?