Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Vintage Baker's Racks

Occasionally I see pictures for an upcoming auction and I get excited.
Rarely do I get as jump up and down, heart racing, "gotta win that" as I did when I spied these last week.
Good grief.  I've only seen them in magazines.  I actually thought there was just one so imagine how my heart raced yet again when we took a walk through the furniture before bidding began.
I was a nervous wreck wondering if I could get them.
Oh thank you junque gods.
Thank you.
They put them together as a lot and my husband came up on top.
The beauty of two?
I can sell one and keep one.  Guilt free.
So I've cleaned them up and spent Monday doing the "Musical Furniture" dance.
This was the shelving we had in the family room.  I have been bored beyond belief with this set of shelves although they are most cool.  Belonged to a family member who bought them in the 60's.  You can build them as high or as short as you like.  Super useful.

Here we are now.  I brought down a chair from the bedroom to replace the groovy aqua chair which is ever so sadly showing its guts.  Vintage vinyl stored for years in a garage by previous owners tends to crack and split at the seams.  Sad, so sad.  It will now hide in the bedroom until I win the lottery and can afford to have it recovered in leather.
Most items fit back.  This is one of those "live with who you are" pieces.  We keep out books and junque that show who we are and what interests us.  Why yes, those are Harry Potter books.  That series defines my son and was a major part of our lives (nope, not dorky, not dorky at all).
What happened to the original shelving unit?  It's hanging out in the front room hoping to find a new life/use somewhere.  Future uncertain!
The other baker's rack is chillin' in the garage.  It will debut at the Vintage Marketplace full of fun and fabulous junque!
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Linda @ A La Carte said...

They are wonderful! Love it in your room and all your treasures! I like the 60's shelf also though! Hugs, Linda

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Love the final result with your shelf.

Pam @ Frippery said...

I almost choked when I saw these. Fantastic buy! I hope you are enjoying your journey of hunting and gathering. Nothing better than one to keep and one to sell. I have been gazing at my Country Living issue with Page's farm.
You have it all together my friend. Talk soon, Pam

Vicki said...

These are great! I love that you had one to keep and one to sell.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great find! I recently saw one of these at an antique show and they were calling them tobacco dryers. Whatever they were used for the shelves are wonderful. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.
Hugs, Sherry

chateau chic said...

Your baker's rack is WONDERFUL! You styled it perfectly. I love it!
Mary Alice

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Pam said...

Those are amazing!!! I had a very similar 60's shelf, that I relegated to my husband's garage for his motorcycle manuals. Now that he loves it, I want it back.

Sue said...

Carrie, you found the good stuff here! So glad that you get to keep one for yourself, too. What are its dimensions? The husband gave me a reproduction for Christmas, but it was too tall for the space I wanted to place it. let me know the details! ~Sue

Anonymous said...

Sell one? Heck no, you gotta keep both! Ha ha. Looks amazing.

Poverty Barn said...

You are a woman after my own heart. It's a good thing we weren't both at that auction or we would have probably been competing! :)

Don't you just love the thrill of the win? Auctions are so much fun and these racks are beautiful!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Auctions scare me! But you sure had good luck!

EllenaElizabeth said...

Vintage bakers racks. Wow, love them. I miss attending auctions so much. Don't really leave the house much due to back problems. Thanks for sharing.