The Cool House: The big bed bust or the super kitchen table steal deal

Friday, November 20, 2009

The big bed bust or the super kitchen table steal deal


The DWR Annexe sale in Secaucus last weekend had plenty of bargains - there were lots of King-sized beds on sale, including the Matera that I loved, and all these tables that I've previously considered to replace our cafe kitchen table were substantially reduced. Not that we were looking for tables on Saturday but we were there and they were there, so...


This oval Saarinen had a black marble (Nero) top, too dark for our house - and we decided too big


This round Saarinen had the white Carrera top but it was the same size as the present kitchen table - too small


I was leaning towards the Matthew Hilton Cross table but it was only available in bleached oak - too light


The Warren Platner table that I didn't even consider because The Guy had vetoed it a few years back. The same Guy who called me across the room as I was checking the beds out. He had his whole hand on it and I think he would have licked the top if anyone other than a salesperson had come near him. He wasn't going to give it up. What could I say? It's the right period (1966), right shape, unique, classic, eco-friendly (Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified) and Warren Platner worked with Raymond Loewy just as Andrew Geller had done. Bonus - it has exactly the right dimensions for the kitchen. SOLD!

7 comments:

Sarah said...

That's the good thing about men... they tend to forget disliking things over a period of time -- just let him take credit for "the find" and all will be good! LOL

heidi said...

love it!

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

oooooo...lovely!

Marilyn said...

Ooh, fabulous! Impeccable, as expected.

Nadine @ BDG said...

The Guy is evolving-- a great choice!

Why S? said...

Taste by osmosis?

Renovation Therapy said...

Can you smell my jealousy?

LOVE THAT TABLE.

Also, giggling that he may have licked it to keep others away.