Friday, October 10, 2008

Vintage Medicine Balls

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For some reason, vintage medicine balls are in all the antiques shops and are selling for prices as hefty as the weighted leather balls themselves. What boxer back in the 30's would have thought his gym equipment would someday be expensive decorator items?

Tall Husband and I couldn't resist the trend. We have a gym equipped with weights at My Ranchburger, so why not vintage medicine balls at The Bunny Bungalow? The larger German medicine ball (above) is from Installations Antiques, the first dealer in Houston to display vintage medicine balls. The smaller medicine ball we found at Thompson+Hanson. Both balls have been waxed, a look I love.

Modern versions of the medicine ball are available and some experts say that a medicine ball and a jump rope are all you need for getting and staying in shape. O.K., but can those antique pine floors handle my getting
ripped abs?

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