Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Overnight visitors.


Overnight the moles have been busy in the garden. Small hummocks litter the lawn. The PONs go in search of the critters. There is much excavating but the moles are long gone. The disappearance of the moles does nothing to stop the intrepid duo from digging. Digging turns out to be an extremely serious affair carried out in complete silence.


Bob, being Bob, is caught tearing up the lawn . Sophie, being Sophie , feigns surprise. She does her best " Digging ! Moi ? Surely you must be mistaken" routine. 'The Font' points out that the mud around her muzzle gives the game away.


Has anyone ever seen a kitchen chair like this ? They were / are made in America but impossible to find in Europe. If anyone knows the name of the manufacturer could they let us know ?



30 comments:

  1. Looks like you can get it in the UK...
    http://www.andythornton.com/en-UK/products/urban-vintage/vintage-stools/atfuvf157b/french-caf-bar-stool-in-red

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    1. Or very close, in France...
      http://www.vidaxl.fr/p/240930/lot-de-2-de-tabourets-de-bar-hauts-avec-dossier-rouge

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  2. Perhaps you could send Bob or Sophie over to Aberdeen to teach Bertie how to dig? He seems to have forgotten how, which is rather tragic for a terrier!
    Cheers, Gail.

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    1. The digging skills will re-emerge when you're least expecting them to.

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  3. They are called Tabouret bar stools. Quite a few floating about t'Internet; although many more chairs than stools

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  4. Are you looking for a gift for the gent in red trousers?

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    1. OOps replied to Julie below by mistake !

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  5. They are also known as Tolix chairs, The genuine ones are manufactured in France in Autun (Bergundy)
    Lots of take- offs of the original design nowadays. Inexpensive Chinese knockoffs abound.
    Even the moles have have contributed in making Bob and Sophie's day sheer delightful. Oh, to be a PON!

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    1. Will Google straight away. Thanks

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  6. Those moles had better be long gone!

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    1. The man in red trousers is trying to sell us something indescribably gauche.

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  7. We have the same problem with digging, but Todd is really quite proud of his accomplishments. The Goldens cheer him on!

    I like the stools, good luck in your search! Judging by the comments above, it looks like you've may have some promising leads.

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    1. Cheering on Goldens. What a lovely thought.

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  8. Pressed metal cafe side chairs originally designed by :


    Xavier Pauchard
    Xavier PAUCHARD created a range of metal furniture made of pressed sheet. Since then, TOLIX has always manufactured its own products, distributed in France and abroad. This products are an icon of industrial products and entered the collection of the Vitra Design Meseum, MoMa and Centre Pompidou.

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  9. http://www.retrofurnish.com/en/chairs/steel-bar-stool-29316.html

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    1. A word no self respecting PON understands.

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  11. Here is a link that I found which looks like the chair in your picture but unfortunately they do not ship them abroad.

    http://www.ivansmith.com/item/timbuktu-red-bar-stool/1633965547

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    1. Additional information:
      Timbuktu - Red Metal Bar Stool w/ Footrest by Largo
      Part of the Timbuktu - Red Collection by Largo
      Model Number: D355-21A

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    2. Amazing how many US co's will not ship o/seas.

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  12. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GMay 12, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    That stool may be a classic but it looks distinctly rickety and not very comfortable. Perhaps it's designed to keep a good turnover of customers - like McDonald's chairs?
    Bob and Sophie should go out on night patrol and maybe they will catch the moles at work!

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    1. It's for the new WiFi counter in the kitchen so doesn't need to be too comfortable. Something about a family that tweets together ....

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  13. Digging for moles.....digging for anything...bliss.

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  14. http://designformfurnishings.com/96-stella-high-back-bar-stool.html Stool.

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  15. Red Metal Bar Stools | Bellacor | Red Metal Counter Stools, Red ...
    www.bellacor.com

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