Goodby Jake…………

Ever had someone you always loved talking to. Someone that was always so positive that you’d call them on bad days just to hear their was……that was Jake. I had the good fortune to have met Jake through a woman I’d fallen in love with when I first came to California back in 1975. They’d…

Our Bed for The Holiday

It’s always nice when we come across a previously unseen photo of an  bed we provided for a movie. Thank you to my customer for forwarding this photo of the  bed we did for the movie “The Holiday” with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black. I actually had a close up of…

Double Size Converted to King

It takes far more than a knuckle dragging welder to convert an antique iron bed to accommodate a modern king size mattress. The easier  conversions are straight line Austere iron beds that don’t require any subtle bends to be welded into the width,and only have straight tubing. But the beds that require finesse in the…

Matching Twin Iron Beds

Extremely rare today and a luxury back in the 1800’s, matching twin iron beds are few and far between. Why would matching twin  beds be so rare today. Simple……there were far fewer of them made than any other  beds being made. So why were there far fewer being made? Again…simple……few people had the luxury of…

Antique Iron Daybeds…..Simplicity and Function

The utilitarian function of iron beds is at it’s best with daybeds that were being made back in the 1800’s. Although quite rare in fact, iron daybed’s provided the owner, back in the 1800’s, with the same practical uses they provide us with today. One of the main reasons for iron daybed popularity is the…

Canopy Iron Beds All Different Settings

Are canopy iron beds better in one particular setting  than another.  Not hardly. As is seen in these two photo’s one canopy bed is covered with curtains, while the other  bed is just bare poles and canopy rods. As you can easily see…..both look great. Can you guess where the  bed is with the curtains?…

Just The Hint of A Bed

Sometimes, as is the case in this photo, all that is needed is the hint of an iron bed to achieve the desired effect. Most people think a  bed needs to be big and bold to have any effect……… couldn’t be farther from the truth. Although we actually raise the headboard on over 50 %…

Straight Line Iron Beds

Many people feel as though it’s necessary to select antique iron beds that are all scrolled and fancy. Well if that’s were your taste falls and the setting delegates such a design…… that’s fine. But the collectability of an iron beds isn’t  totally determined by curves, scrolls and “fancy”. As can be seen from this…

Iron Bed Casting Old Man Winter

When I got the bed I had really inspected it until a few days later I was moving some of the iron beds from that particular shipment and I happened to notice it. The casting is of a mythical character I was able to pull up on the web called “Old Man Winter” the drawing…

Decorating Your Bed for The Holidays

This happens to be a bed we converted to a king size for a client a number of years ago. I’d received photo’s of it after it was set in their home and just saw this picture of it “on-line”. When you think about things to decorate during the holidays, few things are more suited…