Sunday, July 5, 2015

VINTAGE METAL GLIDERS FOR YOUR PORCH

VINTAGE METAL PORCH GLIDERS!

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I had restored "tons" of gliders before I started taking pictures of them to post.
One reason is that I started long before the digital age, when film was the order of the day and computers were not in every household.
Here is a same of some of the later ones that I have brought back to life, some traditional, some with the whimsy that is me.                                                       

 Some gliders were so neglected over the years that it took 2, sometimes three gliders combined to make just on good salable and serviceable model. 
 The read and white one with a "G" was for a Georgia Bulldog fan to give to her granddaughter as a wedding gift.

This glider was painted these colors because of their 'spice' names: sage green, paprika red, and saffron yellow.
The birds and nest were an idea from my artist neighbor across the street who often wandered over to help.



A BUNTING STARBURST PATTERN

My wife thought that Sunflowers would look nice, complete with bees.

This a SQUARE BASKET WEAVE PATTERN from the ATLANTA STOVE WORKS COMPANY.

A ROUND BASKET WEAVE PATTERN from  ATLANTA STOVE WORKS COMPANY
Although not factory colors, this one did not last long at the antique show

The use of bright yellows and whites has been successful for me.

This was a custom made for a friend who want both Georgia and Alabama represented.

The BUNDLE OF WHEAT PATTERN by BUNTING GLIDER COMPANY is very rare.

Teal and white work well together.
Red and white is a classic combination.

This is an old version of a 'tubular' frame loveseat. The modern ones are not worth restoring.



A DIAMOND PATTERN from BUNTING GLIDER COMPANY.
Bright green and white catches the eye.

An example of a sleeper-glider with matching side chair.

A red and white love seat for a special couple to enjoy.

The best dog a man ever had sitting on a sleeper-glider with original horse hair stuffed cushions.

Primed and ready for the finishing colors.

I sold this one under the name BUTTERCUP!

An attempt to add roses to the glider

Stately white.

2 comments:

  1. Hello Larry! I was wondering if I could talk to you about your hobby and get some input on whether or not a glider I have is truly vintage or if its a reproduction made in the last few years. Any input would be great, as you seem to really know your stuff!

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  2. Hi Larry. I have a glider set just like the yellow and white at top of page. Could you tell me which company made these and how old it may be?

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