October 20, 2011Vintage 1950s Retro Turquoise Bar Stools from Dee Manufacturing
By Sara In AZ
I had been eyeballing these retro Turquoise Barstools forever. I thought they were priced kind of high at $75 for the set, so I decided to leave them behind.
And then I thought about them ALL the time!
I’m sure y’all know how that is. Right??? Have you ever regretted leaving something behind and then went back and it was gone. SO not good!
I got the itch to go back and see if they were still at the antique store recently, and there they were! Just waiting for me!!! I thought it had to be a sign that we were meant to have them if they were still there after all of this time.
So, I approached them with an offer of $40 for the set, and the antique store called the owners of these lovely little barstools. It was an agonizing wait, those 10 minutes or so, but they came back with an offer to sell them at $45 and we took it!
I just love the legs on these barstools. So funky and retro looking.
Here is the swiveling mechanism on underneath the seat. These babies swivel like nobody’s business!
Here is the original manufacturing label from DEE MFG. CORP. You had better believe I will NOT remove this tag, I sure don’t want to get arrested y’all!
I really wish some kind of date had been printed on these old labels, I would love to know exactly when these were made.
The original turquoise vinyl is in GREAT shape on these stools. There are no rips or tears anywhere. I don’t know if it comes through that well in this picture, but those are little gold specs all over the vinyl. So cute!
I think $22.50 each was a pretty decent price for these barstools!
They are definitely keepers!
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