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Posted 3 years ago


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When I did this photo, I just scanned an old photo and will have to find the original negative to redo it properly when I do find it. Here is a photo of a setup I decorated my first multiple apartments in 3 different cities that I started a book business in during 1985 across western Canada. I was able to find 3 sets of Norman Bell Geddes 1940's chairs and couch sets to use and I had painted my own pictures to save money on decoration. The chairs were easy for me to find at the time, as a lot of institutions, police stations, etc. were getting rid of the old and replacing with the new. The chairs were of square formed tubing shapes that were
stronger than regular round tubing. Because I moved around those 3 cities all the time I had to find places to stay at. The chairs were art deco, low, strong and very comfortable to sit in. I worked very hard those years from 1985 to 1998 when I finally closed my Bookstore business, and yet, I always seemed to find time to do so much and have a great night life also. The stamina you find when you are young, seems to be a myth when you grow old and cannot believe what strength you had in the past. !!~

The other 2 pictures were large pictures that I had made for the apartments. I was using these homes also at the time to sell a bunch of auction finds, lamps I reworked, photographs and painted work that I all sold to make a living. I always had several jobs it seemed !


  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    Thanks Bellin Scadin and Rocker for the comments and love !~ Phil.
  2. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 3 years ago
    WoW. You are a real life modern day renaissance man!
  3. pickrknows pickrknows, 3 years ago
    Iconic images and classic furniture, you can't go wrong with that!! Looks awesome!
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Is that the ashtray sitting between the chairs that you mentioned in my post? Love the pictures.
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    Yes, but if you go thru my photos you see other ashtrays and lamps made by Metalcraft in Toronto also. I used to sell out of my home in the 80's and had a lot of clients for the ashtrays and the lamps.
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I don't know how I missed this one Phil! So interesting . I loved reading your story ! xoxo
  7. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thanks Mani, glad you found the story interesting, I really loved having more than one home at the time.
  8. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thank you for the loves zguy2112, walksoftly, kerry10456, vetraio50, bratjdd, huntwitch, BeauxPurdy !~
  9. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thank you for all the loves Moonstonelover21, DrFluffy, lundy, Manikin, SEAN68 !

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