Pam, Just a quick note to send you the link to this awesome bar I found for sale out here in Utah…. The owner has the good sense that this is unique and should be saved! I also emailed the seller with info about your blog in hopes they’ll send you pics before the rip out all of this 50’s greatness. Enjoy! -vintigchik
Hey! Just got your message about our cowboy bar.
We’d love to have you blog about it. Do you need larger pictures? Also, you might have heard of this house before. See here. So excited! Thanks!
Now, first: No one will be permitted to get into a Comment tizzy because Josh is selling this set. He totally appreciates the set, and says there is plenty of other retroliciousness going on in the new/old house. This just doesn’t fit their vision. So — he’s putting it out there into the retro universe.
Moreover, this a family that discovered $45,000 in the garage attic when they bought their house — and then promptly returned the money to the heirs of the owner from whom they had just bought it. These folks are putting out seriously good karma!
One more link: Josh is a professional illustrator and designer. His etsy story is Ginormous Robot.
I’ll also archive the text, for posterity:
Antique 1950’s cowboy bar. Large, retro and unafraid of its western roots.Bountiful, UT – Aug 4, 2011:
This has got to be one of a kind.So, I just bought a house built in the 1950’s and this is in the living room downstairs. It doesn’t quite fit with our vision of the house. But it is so unique I had to find a home for it.This bar is in pristine condition — the varnish top is still shiny and smooth. The bartop features a fantastic retro country pattern with cow skulls and brands. There’s a second shelf on the interior of the bar with the same pattern as the bartop.
One end of the bar attaches to the wall and rotates upward to allow you, in your cowboy regalia to go behind and serve up brewskies, ice-cream or whatever you and your posse are hankering for.
The faux-leather front is accented with similar patterns and a giant horsehead.
The bartop has been partially disassembled for easy transport but the base is still attached to the floor. So, bring a truck (it’s at least 8-feet long), a friend, (solid wood, my friends) and a prybar (still attached to the floor with a few nails).
This is something of a wonder. Take care of this beauty, she could be the last of her kind.
Also included, a pair of antique saloon doors that match the bar.
Thank you, vintigchik! Thank you, Ferrins!