Antique, Vintage and Vintage Style Elecrtic Portable Table and Desk Fans
There is absolutely no reason at all why a portable fan cannot be far out gorgeous, filled with style, and work like a charm all at the same time. And there is also no reason why the price can't be just as affordable as any other portable fan.
To me, ones surroundings is everything. Your surroundings set your mood. Not to mention the fact that adding history to a room can breath life into it.
Just like their vintage counterparts, the vintage style fan is not always easy to find. Places like Restauration Hardware and Pottery Barn are prone to selling out, and fast. For example, when searching for a most gorgeous vintage table fan that came in two sizes at Restauration Hardware, I was welcomed by the following prompt:
"We're sorry. Due to the popularity of this item, it is no longer available. Please select another item from our collections."
Yes, easier said than done. I refreshed the page a few times in case there was a mistake. In other words, when you spot one, especially if you were drawn to it by unknown forces, don't let the person next to you sideswipe you and grab the last one, take it home. Enjoy it. Covet it. Put in on display and let it do what it does best, service you in one of the nicest possible ways, that is beautify your surroundings while completely refreshing you.
Don't think that just because it's winter and the heater is on that you don't need a fan. Inevitably, there is always that room in the house that is especially warm, if not downright hot, even in the winter months. Portable fans are the best for these instances, as they can be moved around.
Those companies who chose to relish in the eclectic style of vintage desk fans, do a wonderful job of it. One would not necessarily see the point in searching for a true vintage fan. This is especially true when taking electrical hazards into account. However, there are many times when the style of a true vintage piece is called for. There is a simple solution to this quandry!
If you are torn, think price and think historical value and charisma. It is quite easy and inexpensive to restore a vintage fan in a way that ensures safety and admiration. There are many places about that will revamp the elecrical wires of your select vintage find, making them good as new, so to speak, without you having to give up historical beauty. In fact you'll find that most lighting shops will be glad to do the work for you and price can usually be bargained.
Don't forget to check out the wonderful links I've found (below). And any thrift, garage, yard, or estate sale you can seek out. You and your surroundings will be so very glad you did.
Vintage and vintage style portable fan search links
- Old Morocco Desk Fan review at Kaboodle
Kaboodle - Old Morocco Desk Fan review and product info . Learn more about Old Morocco Desk Fan, learn other people's perspectives, compare prices, and find out where to buy.
- Allaire Desk Fan - ThisNext
5 recommendations for Allaire Desk Fan "Hot (and I mean hot) sexy retro action for your desk, bedroom, living room, or wherever the air needs stirring. Perfect for Dad's study, his rec room, or his..."
- The Girl Can\'t Help It: My (Aqua) Blue Heaven Friday: Summer Wind
50's Eskimo desk fan photo found here. Yet another blog with way awesome vintage and retro finds.
- eBay Finds
Vintage coronado desk fan photo found here. She 's got some very cool vintage stuff on her blog.
- 1941 Emerson 79646-AX 12" Vintage Desk Fan
The Emerson Type 79646-AX was the standard Emerson 3 speed oscillator of the 1940s. It features all of the characteristics of the premium quality Emerson design. Emerson produced this model in large quantities and can be considered the standard
- Restoration Hardware - Furniture - Bed & Bath
Furniture - Bed & Bath from Restoration Hardware, furniture of lasting value, classic design and imbued all with a brand that speaks to superb taste and a free spirited individuality.
- Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Shopping for Stylish Fans with Ron Rezek The New York Times
- Portable Fans | lightinguniverse.com
Portable Fans, Free shipping on light fixtures. Large selection of home lighting, bathroom light fixtures and outdoor lighting. Low prices, live operators available.. No sales tax (except WA).
- Victorian Floor Fans & Tabletop Fans
A cool breeze has never been so hot! Browse our collection of decorative tabletop and floor fans featuring a vintage style at home in any setting
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