Sure wish I had a popular, well run thrift store. But I don't. I have a so-so, fairly decently run thrift store, and it only requires being fed a couple hundred pounds of stuff a week.
Interestingly, some of the last several hundred pounds have been faux bamboo. I found myself in possession of a 10 piece set of Henry Link - Bali Hai bedroom furniture, and having sold most of that I now find myself in possession of a Thomasville Faux bamboo dinette set.
|How 'bout these apples?|
|The chair backs are spindley and knobby.|
|Looks pretty bambooish doesn't it?|
|It's a crappy pic, but it shows the Formica top in great condition.|
|I've seen this same upholstery in other pics of this furniture. Wow, could I have original upholstery?|
|Does this mean this set is from 1967? Beats me.|
|That's the latch I didn't know existed when I was trying to pull the table apart.|
I still have a couple of pieces of the Henry Link - Bali Hai hanging around. The person who bought the other six pieces (including the dresser) didn't want the mirrors, or this cool 3 drawer chest with hutch. I did find out that this Bali Hai was made in September of 1979. Not quite as old as I thought it might be, but still quite fun stuff.
|The design similarities between this stuff and the Thomasville above are obvious.|
|Maybe these two pieces don't even go together.|
|This might have gone on the desk.|
|Same paint color, same trim color, same Formica top.|
|Wonder if a third party made this stuff for Henry Link and Thomasville.|
We'll be right back with . . . more stuff.