Thursday, March 10, 2011

What a Small Mid Century Modern World We Live In.

Funny story.  After renovating our new home in 2009 my husband and I went through many, many sofas to get the look right in our den/living room.  Followers, you've heard about the on-going sofa drama!  I think I blogged about 3+ times about it.  Well, one of the first mid century style sofas we bought we had to sell right after we tried it in our space. It wasn't quite right. I put if up for sale on Craigslist and sold it to a super cool mid-century guy named Darren.  After that I started bumping into him at estate sales in Los Angeles.

Fast forward almost 2 years to now.   You remember the daybed/gondola style mid century sofa I tried to make work in my space?  I couldn't make it work (insert my sad face here) so I put it up for sale on Craigslist. Lo and behold....who wrote about it?  Yep, Darren!

He's buying it for his fab mid century modern home.  I went by his place to check out some of his "hoard".   You see, most of us that estate sale frequently build up a "hoarder's nest", myself included and yeah, I'm talking to you Mr. Modtomic.   I searched through his hoarder's garage and came away with some beloved new treasures: an original oil painting, a BULLET planter (finally, woo hoooo) and a vase.   See my finds below....but first, you must check out his amazing home.  Yeah, I asked to take pictures for my blog. I have no shame.  But fortunately he obliged. His space is pretty much spot on my ideal and perfect mix:

see the little brown sofa? that's the one we sold him years ago and the future home of our (soon to be his) daybed sofa. it's going to look perfect!

This is just a piece of the home.  I need to leave some things private right?  I don't know if he'd want his entire home pictured.  

Now on to the great pieces I scored from him:

Original oil. Looks so much better in person.

I love MCM pottery.  The vase is new, the little orange pods I've had for awhile - they're actually salt and pepper shakers.  Come to think of it, Darren was at this sale when I bought these! Too funny.

And can I get a "holla".  Finally I have a bullet planter.  I originally envisioned the classic tripod stand but I've got to say, I'm really digging this unique style. 

Have a great day! 


Lost World of Brian (Mr.Fizzle) said...

I like those White Tulip Chairs and that table! they look cool!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Oh, wow...Darren's house is fabulous. What exquisite taste! And your finds are great. Like you, I'm loving the legs on that bullet planter stand, and you know how I am about anything orange. Love the vase pic!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

He should start a blog, I love the pictures of his home! It's unusual that the palette is neutral and there's focus on the natural woods (I can't help myself from splashing out in COLOR especially with aqua).

Nice finds, you're lucky to have rummaged through a fellow collector's hoard. I'm jealous of that planter, I just found a base but it will likely be hard to find the fiberglass insert for it.

Rhan Vintage said...

Hey Leilani, I was just on Ebay and saw someone selling just the planter. You should check it out!

Modernsnap ! said...

holla! Sweet planter but to me the oil painting is the cat's meow! Rock on girlfriend! :)

ps - I'm out of town for a few days and my blog is lackluster at best. Haven't found diddle lately and I'm still obsessing about my hair.

Krazy4Mod said...

Darren's home is fab! I love all of the treasures you got from him. I also like the design of your bullet planter. I'm especially liking your orange salt and pepper shakers (I collect tear drop salt/pepper shakers). If those ever need to find a new home, let me know :)


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