Tuesday, October 21, 2008

School Days

I've been thinking about book carts ever since I saw the Smith System Book Cart in ReadyMade magazine. Modern School Supplies carries a variety of fun colored book carts perfect for a bookcase, kid room, or studio. I would love to find a vintage library book cart with metal casters...must keep my eye out. The mobile cafeteria table with stools is pretty neat too. Maybe I'm stretching it...but I could imagine sitting at the table for dinner in a large loft, and then folding it up for a dance party!

26 comments:

Jan said...

I have always loved school equipment and the lines of them. But I did not like their hot lunches.

Leah said...

i love school stuff. i hated school, but love school supplies.

i liked our lunches. they were actually very good. and to think what we paid for them? wow. i would love to get a meal for that price.

Franco said...

that's so genious.

Courtney said...

I love the idea of the cafeteria table being used outside on my patio for late night dining and easy clean up!

uncharted said...

I love the book cart with the compartments in the top. I'm always checking out flea markets and antique stores, but have yet to come across something like this!

ThePeachTree said...

a mobile book center makes me smile from end to end :)

aimee said...

these are very cool! it's interesting how institutional fixtures take on a different look once they're out of the school environment. in the classroom those rolling carts just blend in with the background, but in a kid's bedroom they suddenly become the focal point of the room.

believe it or not, it still only costs $2.10 for my daughter to buy lunch at school.

Summer said...

I am in love with those carts!
you're not going to believe this... check out my post from today :)

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

believe it or not, i just saw a metal book cart/table at the second-hand store this last Sunday.
it was one that had only two shelfs, and the top shelf had those folding leaves on either side to make it into a table.

i stared at it for a minute or two thinking, "hmmm . . . what could i use that for?"

then the sound of my husband saying "are you crazy?" brought me back to reality!
:)

Karen said...

I love those colorful book carts! That would be so much fun to have around the house.

please sir said...

Oh man you should have bought it!

Couture Carrie said...

Ah, the memories . . .
I sorta love that mint green mobile storage unit!

xoxox,
CC

Julia said...

Okay, the book cart is the most brilliant idea... EVER!

erin@designcrisis said...

LOVE the table idea! Not crazy at all!

Sara Christine said...

OMG those book carts are so cute! And they take me right back to the third grade. I want one for my bedroom!

Courtney said...

The rolling book carts are amazing, and I love the idea of the cafeteria table- it would make for easy room transformation during a party!

Chris said...

These tables would certainly come in handy during my big family parties!

Jude said...

Yay! Glad your finding some good stuff in ReadyMade.

Cicada Studio said...

I just realized I need a book cart in every style and color now.

Victoria said...

Book carts are now at the top of my list!

Julia said...

Wow, love it!! School days furniture takes me back. I loved those individual school desks where the top flips up and you had your own personal locker underneath.

Songy said...

Man, that mobile table and chairs are awesome.

btw,, how's sitemeter? I found it pretty average so I changed to Google Analytics. It's much much better..

Fog and Thistle said...

I love the idea of repurposing school furnishings in a modern home.

*L said...

oh my gosh.. those tables bring back some memories. i love the library roller carts!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Is that really the tables I sat on in the cafeteria.....sheez.....what a way to put a new spin on something we overlooked on so many different occasions!

mary said...

Love, love the book carts! What a cool piece to have in a kid's room...or even the kitchen. Great find!

Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to comment. Even if I don't get a chance to respond please know that I read and appreciate your thoughts. Every comment counts!

Related Posts with Thumbnails