Monday, February 21, 2011

Mosaic Table With Wrought Iron Hairpin Legs: Popular 1950s Design

Turquoise, Black, Red Mosaic Tiles Make This 1950s Table Look So Retro Cool

You had to see me crawling around this booth at the Seymour Antiques Company, Seymour CT. trying to photograph this fabulous Mosaic table with wrought iron hair pin legs .

Despite the strong rays of sun that were soaking through the window of this amazing store, I managed to get a few decent shots of this table to share.

Crafting With Mosaic Tiles In The 1950s

Very 1950s, Mosaic tables, accessories, kitchen-wares were very popular during the Atomic Era. I remember my dad sitting at the dinette table, soaking his mosaics which came on a glue backed sheet. I would help him slide the tiles off their sticky sheet. Then we would dry the tiles and he would begin making bowls, trivets, ash tarys etc.

But this table is a beauty. The colors of turquoise, black and tomato red are so classic 1950s. I could just picture a ceramic T.V.lamp sitting right on this table.

Hairpin Wrought Iron Legs

Hairpin legs were designed by Henry Glass in 1942. You can still buy  replacement hairpin legs . This is important to know because it if you find a table top you can easily add legs to get the Retro look. It also means that you may be finding tables that are not all original. If you like it!

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

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