9.17.2013

eames LTR + me = true love


ok. no big deal.  I'VE ONLY WANTED ONE OF THESE LITTLE TABLES FOREVER!!!  eames. LTR.  low table rod base.  birch.  zinc.  designed in 1950.  the real deal!  

i went to the flea market.  wandered into a room full of old antique furniture, took a look around and wandered back out.  this part of the flea market is indoors, and the prices are a bit higher, stock is nicely organized and displayed, and they're set up all year round, not like the summer sellers with stuff on tables & the grass outside.  antique furniture, but not really my style.  i left & went to the ATM to re-up on cash, to spend on stuff in the outdoors part of the flea, then i had a funny feeling and decided to go back into the room i had just been in.  i walked to the back of the room, where there was a pile of junky discarded stuff that was not even on display, found this little guy upside down, pretty much on a pile of trash.  let's just say, i had enough money in my wallet even before going to the ATM to buy the table.  it's in pretty rough shape, two of the corners look like it's been eaten by dogs, and the birch veneer is missing in several parts, but i love it, i think it's perfect.  i've wanted an eames LTR for so so long, (ideally with white or black laminate & ply & black base, but who cares!!! ) i don't like reproductions, (why buy a new & readily available, there's no challenge in that!!!) copies/knock offs are absolutely out of the question, and i hadn't found a vintage one at a price i was willing to pay.  and this one was definitely at the right price.  so happy! 

and yes.  those are chickens & a very small goat behind my prized LTR.   

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