While browsing the internet, I was noticing all the “knock-offs” on the market of the authentic vintage metal lawn furniture we restore here at Mulberry Street. I understand that there is a market for buying something inexpensive, taking it home and assembling it and having it last a few years, then replacing it. What we are doing here at Mulberry Street is something quite different. We are rescuing vintage lawn furniture that has been around for 60 or so years and restoring it to its original beauty without destroying its history.
SOLD! Birmingham Stove and Range Company Glider SOLD!
What a jewel this is. It glides like silk. And what a color! A great neutral green that will blend in so many different settings.
This glider was manufactured by the Birmingham Stove and Range Company. There are several shallow creases on one side of the back that are noticeable mainly when the light catches them. This is furniture the grandchildren will be enjoying on their porches. The basketweave rocker and bouncer chairs are in this color also. Make an investment in your family now and for the future. The color is ICI gloss Khaki Green 830. Please inquire with zip code for a shipping estimate.
Dimensions 66”w x 28”d x31″h
Approximate Weight 120 lbs
When I first laid eyes on this beautiful vintage porch glider, I really had to use my imagination as I often do when deciding whether to purchase a piece or leave it to rust away. It’s always a hard decision to leave one. A friend, her husband and I literally had to dig this glider from the earth before we realized that it could not even stand on its own two feet. Had it not been for the deco-inspired stylized detailing, I may have left it there at the roadside junk yard where we found it near Asheville, NC. As it was, I had my doubts. But I decided that the missing horizontal support bar could easily be replaced and so the 3 of us loaded it into the pickup.
I miss my time on our vintage porch glider. It has been soooo cold, even here in Charleston, SC, that I have only been enjoying our porches from the inside out. Going out to call the cats is about the extent of my porch life these days. But, it won’t be long until I’m back outside enjoying the beauty and comfort of our vintage porch furniture. The least bit of warmth will do the trick. Meanwhile, I’ve been thinking ahead about what I want to do new and exciting with Mulberry Street. Since porches and vintage porch furniture are my passions, I am starting another blog about them and everything related to them…fun, friends, events, relationships, nature, pets, and on and on. I don’t even know what all I’ll cover.