I would like to introduce you to Mr. Chippy!
Full name would be Mr. Rust E. Chippy.
He's a vintage enamel topped table I brought home from my sister's house.
It had originally been in my Mom's basement for years and years and years. OK, a really long time.
And when we were cleaning out my Mom's house after she died, my sister took it to her house.
Where it sat in her garage for a few more years.
We did pull it out for one of my sister's famous 4th Of July parties, so we could put food on it (with a nice big thick vintage tablecloth between the dirt and the food of course), but in general it had just been hanging out in her garage.
Neglected and forgotten.
I had never noticed this cool metal label on it before - Sno-White.
Sounds so sterile. So clean. So white.
I attempted to clean the dirt off the top, but there's still no sno-whiteness about this table.
A dingy white at best.
These type of tables are called baking tables I think.
They are just the right height to stand at to roll out some pie dough or cut out Christmas cookies. But too small to be used as a kitchen dining table.
If someone out there knows more about these than I do (everyone raise their hand), let me know what you know.
By Googling the company on the label, I did find that the Kompass & Stoll Company operated from 1908-1927, so this table could be going on 100 years old.
Since I didn't want to do a post with 40 photos (yawn), I'll show you what I have done to Mr. Chippy on my next post. Or you could just wait and read both posts together, but then you wouldn't be reading this now, so....
Updated: You can read about Mr. Chippy's makeover in Part 2.
And just so this isn't just one big old post of ugly photos - here's a sneak peek of Mr. Chippy's new look.
Or a kitchen towel with a similar table on it which happens to be setting on Mr. Chippy and his new look!
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Glad you rescued it out of the basement. I recently did the same. I had my Grandmothers in my basement and when I bought my other house I took it there for the kitchen and now it sits proudly with my Grandmothers crock, cookie jar and rolling pin. The snow white label is something I have never seen!
Hi, I found you while google enamel table and potting benches. My neighbor across the street gave me a white table like this. It's in near perfect condition. It's it my garden shed. This past weeknd I purchase another enamel table that is more ornate. I want to make a potting table out of it.
Oh how awesome to find this post as I am working on one right now...I used one of those "Magic Erasers" and the top came out really good. I have pictures I can post I have one coat of paint on mine so far and need to make a new drawer...please send pictures of what you've done!
I know it's been a few years since any one
Has posted on this site about the enamel
Table ( mr chippy ) I just bought one and
Ready to restore it! Potting table is what
I am thinking!
I'd love to see photos when @Debra 🙂
I just purchase a similar table because it triggered childhood memories. Mine has a hidden leaf on each side that slides out from under the enamel top when lifted slightly. Mine also has the single drawer and is wooden. I will be posting pics on my FB group/store site later today & would appreciate any info as to approximate era. I remember my aunt having one in the 1960and I believe she had stated that it had belonged to her mother or grandmother....
I think they're from the 30's or 40's.
I have a table that was purchased in Mineola, Texas. Wooden legs and ceramic white top that slides back and then you have an ironing board. Awesome piece. I can not find anything about it. Enjoyed it in my kitchen as an island and added bar stools for my grand kids but it can also go into a large mud room as a folding table and ironing board. It is up for sale on Marketplace and fb. Any information about it would be appreciated. Love all the old antiques.
The ironing board part sounds fun! I never seen that one before!
I have one of those at home and I don’t know what to do how do I know it is original hit me up