Sunday, September 29, 2013

Changing it up

To say that I'd been procrastinating on this project would be an understatement, but after more than 2 years, I've finally checked it off the list.  We've bid adieu to my last hold-out piece of non-MCM furniture in the house, this corner cabinet: 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Breakfast: the final frontier

Welcome back, everyone.  As always, another week brings more decorating projects at the Nickarmadillo household.  This time we're changing up the breakfast area.  Yes... again.

First it was the butcher block craftsman set.  Then came the Eames shells, the knockoff Bertoias and the genuine Bertoias.  There might have been a few more in there, but at this point I'm starting to lose track.

Now we've moved in three of the five Burke "propeller"(115) chairs that I picked up a couple weeks back (and hung the new Nelson Polygon clock). 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Finally joining the typosphere

While this blog primarily focuses on the furniture and smalls that find their way into my home, I do have several other sub-collections within the overarching Mid-Century Modern theme which I've never really discussed in great detail.  One of those would be my growing roster of 1940's to 1970's typewriters.  If I include both my "workhorse" and "play" machines, the count now stands at 9, so it's a pretty substantial, if not particularly exclusive, collection.  So, I've decided that a few of them needed to make their debut. 

This little guy was adopted the weekend before last.  Care to guess what's inside?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Safety First

Stay safe out there, St. Louis Craigslisters.  Remember to exercise caution by meeting in a public place, not flashing cash or expensive items, not traveling alone, and always telling a friend or family member about the transaction beforehand (who, where, when).

Source: River Front Times