Wednesday, January 30, 2013

House Tour (redux)

We've gone through a number of adjustments at the homestead, so I thought it'd be a good time to update the house tour.  The place is really starting to come together and look like an actual grown-up residence.   Considering that I bought my first home and began collecting less than a year and a half ago, I'd say we're making good progress.  Don't worry though.  There's still plenty of work to be done and Mid-Mod finds to share! 

So, without further adieu, here's the grand tour.

Mid-Century Midwest House Tour (1/30/13)

Living Room

Monday, January 28, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


The willingness of buyers to continue to throw down 1, 2, or even 3+ hundred dollars for a set of Jack bookends is simply beyond my comprehension.  They're an undeniably cool piece of retro decor, but are they really worth that serious amount of scratch?

Perhaps the widespread misattribution to George Nelson throws people, but even a cursory Google search now turns up a number of pages debunking this link atop the list of results.  As discussed in an earlier post, the actual maker was Bill Curry and his company, Design Line, Incorporated.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mod UK Part 3

Here's collection of pictures from our visit to the Battlesbridge Antique Centre just outside of London.  You all wouldn't believe this place.  It's a collection of independent antique malls nearly the size of a whole village!  Most of the items are your standard Euro antique mall fare, but there's a healthy dose of Mid-Mod mixed in.  The scenery isn't too bad either.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Sitting Pretty

With the business and my father's poor health, I haven't had much time for my Mid-Mod hobby lately, but every once in a while, something will come up that I just have to drag myself out and get.

For example, this Eames-style lounge:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Get 'em while they're hot

There's a replica Nelson clock sale over at the Foundry?!

As always, I'm in!

At this rate, I'll soon have the whole collection.

If you'd like to pick up your own Nelson clock replica on the cheap, hit this LINK and sign up.  These things don't last long!

What do you think, should I pick up the ball clock in yellow, orange, or walnut?

Source: The Foundry

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Mod UK Part 2

For all of those who say that St. louis has great thrift traps, take a gander at London.  They do thrifting on a whole different level!

That Scandinavian teak and other assorted Mid-Century goodness had my tongue wagging.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sealed Vintage Goods: To Open or Not to Open?

How was your holiday season, everyone?  Things just flew by, didn't they?

I arrived home last evening (or 2:15 AM in the morning in UK time) and still can't believe that my vacation has already run out.  Nor can my body believe that I'm staying up until what feels like 6 AM and rising at 11:30 in the morning.  Oh, jet-lag...

I did have a little surprise waiting for me though.  My mother was clearing out the kitchen and found this vintage 1970's GE M24WH hand mixer.  Since I'd just bought her a new model for Christmas, she thought I might like to take it in.