Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cool Vintage Fan

I found this glorious fan today at one of my special little haunts that I frequent. It's a place that is so unpredictable in what you might find (often nothing) that sometimes I think, why bother? Then a gem like this appears out of the blue and I confirm to myself the delightful lack of logic or predictability that thrifting embodies...

What I adore about this fan is the delicate cage framework and overall scale of the piece. Most of the time these old fans are rather heavy 'clunkers' that seem a bit out of place in our modern homes. This one has such a light touch however, with the watery blue blades and chrome accents.

The logo is the crowning glory; a great iconic look with the superb use of typography in the 'E'. I so wanted to keep this but it's a slippery slope that I don't want to venture on... keeping things for myself! I get as much pleasure from putting it out there, waiting to be Found by just the right person.

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3 comments:

Shirley Road said...

Ooh, this is very nice!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

I totally undergo the same battle that you do -- which treasures to keep and which to put in the shop?! This fan is so beautiful that it would be really difficult for me to part with it.

Santo Badenoch said...

Glorious, that is! Is this still working? My mother loved using vintage fans when I was a kid. But ever since air conditioning units were made more available, everything changed and she managed to get used to our air conditioning unit at home.