help! i need mod outdoor furniture for our deck

You guys were so great with my cat tree question I thought I would try again. We are looking for some outdoor furniture (table and chairs) for our art deco-ish 1950s house with a large back deck. We saw some great furniture at (Eddy rectangular outdoor table and rex chair) that were pretty much exactly what we were looking for but they don’t carry it anymore. So we were wondering if you guys could help. What we liked most about the cb2 stuff was that it was metal and thus better in the Seattle rain and colorful (the chairs come in poppy). Thanks so much, Brandi and John


Hi guys, thanks for writing again — we love repeat customers! We’ve been looking around at the usual suspects for you, and have to say, there is not a lot of fun happening in the world of outdoor furniture. Most everything is made of natural materials like wood and rattan — which can be lovely, but very low key. It sounds like you need something with a bit more pizzazz to go with your groovy Seattle home. And so, we have the answer for you in one word: Go vintage! You’ll save money and there’s a ton of great stuff out there. It may need a fresh coating of paint (be sure to use an exterior-grade one that is water resistant) or maybe a new cushion, but those fixes are easy and allow you to customize. Check out this site, Dowah Diddy, which is filled with pieces from the 50s. And of course, eBay will not let you down. We like these metal 1950s patio chairs. Or how ’bout these Salterini patio chairs. Another site worth investigating is retro metal lawn furniture (name says it all!) and one of our favorite vintage shops, Better yet, save yourself those shipping costs and hit a flea near you. Does anyone else have suggestions for Brandi? Do you know anywhere that sells funky, new outdoor furniture?

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Mary T

There’s always Bubble Club from Design Within Reach if you have a lot of money to spare! I would also love to be one of those people who have a bunch of Panton chairs outside, but right now I only have two and they’re staying inside.

(PS I’m also in Seattle and we went the cheap route and got a table and chairs off Craigslist.)

Mary T

Here’s another place that has the retro metal outdoor furniture at good prices:


if you like the retro metal outdoor furniture website – check out a Menards – we just bought 2 chairs there for $60 a piece. And they have the gliding rockers too ($99?) – plus matching little tables. Comes in minty green, cornflower blue, and a rich white. Not bad.

Rosemary Robinson

I actually have a 1950’s set of outdoor patio tables.. they are triangular in shape and can be put together to form a square or a rectangle for a buffet. They are green and orange.. I know.. bright colors…but they are truly 1950’s style. I am in MA, but would ship them to you if you were interested. I’ll send you images of them if you wish.

Michael Z

Hi – I have a 1950’s metal ourdoor table and 4 chairs in very good original condition (white) by Salterini. They have a great mid-century modern design. I can send photos if you’re interested. I am in Long Island, New York and can ship the set if you’re interested. Michael

Rosemary Robinson from MA and Michael Z. from Long Island I also would be interested in looking at your outdoor wrought iron items. Even a detailed email description would be appreciated.


We have a set of Salterini, 1950 wrought furniture. It is 2 chairs and a settee. Has the Salterini tag. We are interested in selling them. Any interest?


Hi Mark, which style are they…do you have a photo and where are you located?

Hi, Brandi and John
Just wanted to introduce you to my website. We carry vintage metal outdoor furniture exclusively. The site is Hope you’ll check it out.


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jackie scarsella

Does anyone know where I can find an equivalent of the salterini green paint to refurbish my set. Thanks JScarsella


I have a ten piece set of early 50’s Salterini patio furniture for sale.Four clam shell chairs,2 with removeable leg rests,48″ round table,beverage cart with slide out tray,and two side tables.Set was purchased new by my parents .It has been restored and painted in an aluminum colour.The condition is flawless.Please email for picturesand use header as SALTERINI.I am located in the Mid Atlantic area.

ann kennedy

Hi-We’re Salterini fans as well and are always on the lookout for additional of the ‘bouncy’ chairs with the tall backs and occasional tables-we’re in Calif 93644 and still have and enjoy the tables and bouncy chairs–if some are for sale please email photos and be assured they will be going to a ‘loving home’–thanks ann


Hi Bob, I just found this blog and I know that it is almost 6 months old, but do you still have your Salterini patio set? If so, I’d really love to buy it.