You never know where you'll discover an ingeniuos example of repurposing old items, and today's example comes from the Jack Gage American Tavern in Kansas City, Missouri. On the suggestion of my photographer pal Bob Greenspan, we stopped in on the new establishment a couple of weeks ago for a late dinner, and I became mesmerized by the unique bar décor.
The waiter told me that the piece came from an actual traveling boxing show that toured the U.K during the early- and mid- 20th Century. The top photo is of the boxing tent's exterior in 1955. Once the owners of the Kansas City establishment brought it to the U.S., they carefully cut out pieces in it to show off their offerings and their big-screen TV, and saved the interior pieces to show off as artthroughout the restaurant.
What a knock out!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter