Telephone Desk - One that Got Away


For the past few years, I've been on the hunt for a telephone desk.  For those of you who aren't familiar with these telephone desks, you can see an example of one above.  Telephone desks come in various shapes and sizes, but the basics are a bench or chair with a small desk attached to them.  The most popular ones today seem to be mid-century modern ones with peg legs and sleek (at least more sleek than this example above) lines. 

I came across this one at an Estate Sale up in Twin Lakes Wisconsin but as you can see from the title of this post, this one is marked as 'one that got away'.  They were asking $25, but I took this photo on Saturday, so it was 50% off.  $12.50 for a telephone desk is a fine deal, but since this isn't exactly what I've been looking for, I remembered my collecting mantra, breathed deeply and said to myself: It is enough to enjoy the existence of things without possessing all of them.

I'd say that this is the third or fourth telephone desk that I've come across at Estate Sales, but none of them were *just right* for placement in my office.  I have a need for a chair in my home office that the kids can sit in when they're spending time with me.  More often than not, that means they are doing some sort of project or eating something, hence the need for a telephone desk. 

This is the first Telephone Desk that I've posted here on the blog. 

I, did, end up buying a few items from this Estate Sale, but there were also a bunch of items that I took photos that warranted consideration - and I thought they'd be worth sharing.  I'll post those photos in a few posts in the coming week. 

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