Vintage Wood Ware
Oh Yeah… I’ve quit calling this a *Weekly Feature* and just call it a Feature ( 😳 I’m so ashamed). However, I can only stretch myself and my time so far. I accept that for the most part these days, and proceed on the assumption that whatever I do is Enough.
I’ve mentioned before how, so very often, merchandise I source (Thrift) for the Etsy Shop seem to turn up in clusters of similar or like items. I”ve been on one of these rolls with all things wood ware lately. After last summer’s major Monkey Pod score (shortly after I started on my home Tiki Bar) I still have some lovely vintage wood pieces in stock, though I’ve sold quite a bit of it. Now I’m adding to it again. The more the merrier I say. With the continuing popularity of Mid Century decor pieces, the use of wood items in Hippie and Bohemian settings, and the traditional appeal of this warm and welcoming material, you really can’t go far wrong.
Indeed, the pieces I’ve acquired run the gamut from 1960s turned wood salad bowls to kitschy 70s home decor. Some of it is beautiful, some of it is funny and almost all of it is useful. Wood has been used for as long as any human history is known. From fish hooks to spears and arrows, from primitive dishes and spoons, to intricately carved pots and bowls, there aren’t many uses that wood hasn’t been adapted to. And , it is just as valued a part of our lives today as it was to our cave dwelling ancestors.
On O Deer Mercantile
When you go to our Etsy Shop, you will find a Section Wooden Goods where we currently have about 20 items listed (look for more to be added soon). Many of these pieces were dried out and lack luster when I rescued them from thrift shop, estate or yard sale, but before listing, all of the wooden goods are treated to a good cleaning and some restorative treatments. I use food safe John Boos MYSB Mystery Butcher Block Oil and CLARK’S Cutting Board Finish Wax. There are lots of other products out there, but these are what I use, and I am quite pleased with both products. I also want my customers to know that the products I use are safe and ecologically healthy. And I love the soft sheen they add to old and new wood.
Very nice MCM serving tray/dish made of Monkey Pod (Acacia Wood) from Hawaii in 1960s or 1970s. Lovely and distinctive heart leaf shape with stem handle.
Marked on back:
By Hawaiian Woodcrafters
About 8 by 8 inches with two-inch handle. Depth is 1 inch. Nice condition. A few rub marks and spots of discoloration on the bottom.
Unique Mid Century Bohemian carved wooden tray with tile inset. use as a small serving tray for drinks, etc., or as cheese board. Wood look awesome displayed on a shelf or hung on wall. Hippie Boho vibe for any room in the house.
Tray is in overall great condition. One small chip on edge of carved center section show a bit of raw wood. Tile is pretty and vibrant, a cream base with brown, burnt orange and mustard yellow design. Tray is about 9 inches square– the tile is 4 inches.
Mid Century Danish Modern style teak wood candle stick holder. Elegant design and classic simplicity. Beautiful condition. No obvious flaws.
Round candle holder on tripod legs is about 5 inches in diameter at top. Legs are about 3 inches and it is 3 inches tall. Holds about an 1 1/8 inch diameter candle. See photos for more details or contact me with any questions.
I have two of these beautifully turned and carved wooden bowls from Pakistan but am selling them separately. This listing is for one bowl. The carved design around the sides of the bowl look to be a floral pattern. The handmade craftsmanship is evident.
The bowls are in very good condition. There are one or two tiny chips where the unfinished wood can be seen, but these are tiny flaws. About 6 1/2 inches in top diameter and 2 1/2 inches deep. See photos for detail or contact me with any questions.
Beautiful Monkey Pod divided serving dish. The soft grain of the Acacia Wood glows on this one. A near perfect piece of Tiki Ware. Stamped *Acacia Wood* on the back and still has the Made in Philippines sticker.
Four serving compartments on this slightly clover shape dish. 9 1/2 inches across, 12 inches from corner to corner. 2 inches deep. See photos for more detail or contact me with questions.
These turned wood bowls are heavy, beautifully balanced and made. I am selling these in sets of * Four*. They are in near perfect condition with only the most minor of flaws.
Bowls are about 5 3/4 inches in diameter (the base is 3 inches) and 2 inches tall. See photos for more details or contact me with any questions.
The grain of the Canadian birch is gorgeous and varies from bowl to bowl. Marked on bottom of bowls with company logo and still have original labels that state:
This select Canadian Birch Wood is specially chosen and handcrafted. Protected by “Vitrolac” an exclusive and lasting finish, makes it totally resistant to water and with normal care, its beauty will be enhanced. The Mort N. Marton Corporation – Fifth Avenue – New York. Made in Canada.
Amazing checkerboard weave pattern tortoise-shell bamboo bar tray with wood backing. Mid Century styling by Rosenthal-Netter. For entertaining or as a decorative boho home decor piece, this MCM Tiki Barware tray is great.
In very good condition. A few nicks and small scratches on the top and some rub marks and minor scrapes on the wood backing. 13 inches by 9 1/2 inches. Add an inch for the handles, and the depth is about an 1 1/2 inch. See photos for more detail or contact me with any questions.
Until Next Time…
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