Denny’s Adventures in Prudence Fenton’s “The House of Prudence” (Part 5 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny September 2nd, 2010
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I was flippin’ over this bar. Kidney shaped, black metal. This incredible bar is moderately decorated with some choice pieces of kitsch. I was strapped for time and it was killing me that I could not photograph more.

These absolutely kill me and am wondering if these were actually used at one time? I think it’s so amazing that people would actually take the time to use these. This set of meat identifiers sits on top of the bar here at “The House of Prudence”.

I’m not sure if the these figures came attached to the bar or not but I love these anyway. They remind me of “chalk” wall hangings. Notice the front of the bar. Incredible.

3 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Prudence Fenton’s “The House of Prudence” (Part 5 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    That bar was originally mine but I had no room for it at Willis Wonderland so I sometimes loan things to friends rather then stick them into storage.

    I put the two African chalkware sculptures on the front. The bar was made for me by a great artist named Kim Milligan in 1980 and was one of the first pieces of major furniture I had when I bought my house.

    The little steer meat markers are a very popular set, although it’s very rare to find the set complete. These were very popular at barbecues in the 1950s and 60s.