Sunday, March 20, 2011

" A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get if he wants it." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

" Gossip is the devil's radio" George Harrison

My little brain attic is fully stock if you can believe that! Ever wonder what I do when I'm not making chairs? Well........I buy them!!!!

I just bought this "Gossip Bench". I saw it at an antique shop and it sparked a memory of days gone by. I really didn't want to buy it but it wouldn't let me leave without taking it with me, now it's mine. At the time of purchase I didn't know what it was called I called it a telephone table. I goggled telephone tables and it directed me to the " Gossip Bench". Every home had one in the 40's and 50's. It is a place where housewives could sit and chat on the phone while their husbands were at work. It's a chair with a table attached and a place for a phonebook.
I just found out they are trendy and I'll fix this one up and sell it at the store. Take a look at what people are doing to theirs!

Funky......I like it!

Distessed!.....I like it.

Not my color....but O.K.

Slick!....can't go wrong with black and white.

Here's one that's selling for $1,890.00.......please.
Anyway gossip benches are not needed for their intended purpose any more we have Facebook. It used to be you only really knew dirt on someone through gossip, the phone made it a perfect place to do it, allowing you to not have to look another human in the eyes, Facebook does the same.......I have no point to be made just saying.

Robin is in Maine on a buying trip for the up and coming Vintage store /chair gallery. With the extra time I went on my own little local buying trip. I love old shit!!! I like it because it's unique and well thought out and well made, and it sparks so many memories. Today's stuff I guess will be cool in 50 years,,....or will it? WARNING: This is a rambling blog. I'll try to get to the point. I write how I talk, I don't like it but it's part of who I am...anyways let me start a new paragraph.

The gossip bench sparked some creative thoughts, first I'm going to make a Circa Gossip Bench so stay tuned but also I'm going to explore the Circa Bench. I've researched benches and these are some of my favorites.

The ultimate gossip bench!


I am what I am bench.

Artsy bench.

This one looks like a Circa ripoff....I like it though. Anyways plenty of inspiration out there I wish I could start one right now, all in good time. All this because a gossip table cried out to me....who would have thought.

Well I've taken enough of your time, till next week. Thanks for putting up with me and remember to worship the sun because if it wasn't for the sun it would be DAMP, DARK, and COLD!!



  1. Scott! Who knew? This gossip bench thing, thank you for sharing such a find! I know it will send your creative mind into all kinds of new crazy directions! Possibly a Circa bench outside the new shop? or a new campaign of public art to selectively commission local artists to decorate benches the way they do electric boxes here in Somerville, or those sculpture cows that showed up in NYC one year, or the cats in the Catskills? Just sayin. Functional art rocks. Hey - have a great week! Btw - how do you always find such great quotes?

  2. Scott,

    Sorry I haven't been on the Blogger lately, but I have been distracted with work in the studio.

    Things are looking good on your end, and I can't wait to get up there and see the new shop when it opens!

    Have a great week, my friend,

  3. Hey, Hey, Gabriella and Brian thanks for checking in. Great idea's G I've got my hands full right now but I'll put it in the lumber library!!! As far as the quotes.....I'll never tell!!! ;)
    Brian the best distractor at this time is work, don't you worry about me. Keep kickin it!!!