Yesterday I wrote about the wonderful day Raymond and I had this past Saturday, poking around the Queensborough/Madoc/Tweed area under brilliant warm sunshine. One fun part of the day was visiting the little antiques-and-collectibles emporium called Kim’s Kollectibles, on St. Lawrence St. W. in downtown Madoc; owner Kim Deline was having a sale, and we found some good stuff at a good price.
But there was one thing we didn’t buy – and I am wondering if I will be kicking myself for passing it up. It’s the telephone table you see at the top of this post, and if that doesn’t take you back, then you never lived in the Queensborough/Madoc/Tweed area (and many other parts of North America, I am sure) in the mid-1960s. I swear pretty much every household had one of these convenient all-in-one units.
The nostalgia! The design! The patterned vinyl seat covering! And all for only $20 – what a bargain!
What stopped me? Well, nostalgia is all well and good; but I couldn’t quite imagine actually placing that throwback piece of furniture in the Manse. Let alone using it.