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Perhaps my title is misleading, because it reflects the intent of this post, not exactly the result. I woke up this morning intending to research the history of the chrome table trend . . . only to find that such research was the equivalent of trying to handstand in a tub of Jell-O. It was a FAIL moment.
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I recently heard from a gal in Charlotte, North Carolina, who rescued a red cracked ice table from going to the dump.  She knows the value of a table like this, and while she’s not looking to make money on it, she would like to see it go to a home where it will be appreciated.  Take a look at the photos she supplied: Read the rest of this entry »

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img_3260A lot of people come to this blog looking for things related to chrome tables — particularly those chrome tables that are covered with the cracked ice Formica. I myself was in that same place about a year and a half ago when I first got a wild hair to obtain one such table. Red cracked ice is what I had my heart set on, and I’m a little embarrassed to say that it became somewhat of an obsession. I scoured eBay and local ads, pouncing on anything that said “50’s table” or “chrome dinette set.” But alas — as is the trouble with being an antique hound, it takes a lot of time and energy to find what you want. Even if you are lucky enough to find what you want, the other part of that battle is finding it in good condition. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m not really sure what this is.  The lady at the used furniture store where I bought it had labeled it as a “gardening table.”  When my husband called me and told me that there was something with cracked ice laminate at the used furniture store, I was all over it. Read the rest of this entry »

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I finally received the table today, and it’s a beauty!  Despite a last-minute panic about how the semi was going to get up our hill (we have a very narrow and tree-lined road), I made arrangements for the table to be delivered to a friend’s house, where I picked it up.

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… and admire the beauty of the red cracked ice chrome chairs, which arrived today.  The table is still being made, so for now I just have to imagine what the final product will look like. Read the rest of this entry »

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