Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Lamp. Mid Century Modern.

I found this (gigantic) beauty of a lamp at Goodwill a couple of weeks back.   Of course I purchased it with all intention of selling it in my Etsy shop for someone else to love.  Wouldn't you know it, I get it home and bam!  it's "somehow" placed in my front entry room.  I just hate when that happens!

I moved some things around to accommodate the lamp and I'm not 100% in love with the look of the space but I can't bring myself to part with it.  It's a bit too busy in this area for my taste.  I've since moved the starburst clock down and too the right a bit. It was just floating in space up there.  I also added the green vase to the Lane table (the one from Salvation Army during my Ventura trip).  I guess it will have to do for now.  What do you think?

The lamp itself is in like new condition. It's hard to believe considering it's been around for 50+ years.  Someone took care of it...thank you someone.  Pretty huh?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vintage Gifts for $20 and Under

Time to get your shop on!   How about a vintage gift this year for your loved one?  
Why vintage you ask?  Yes, I'm pretty sure I just heard you ask that......

Because vintage is cool!  It has stories to tell and character that you'll never find in a new piece. It's lived history and been held and used by people years ago.  It has a look that will never fully be recreated or duplicated.  How cool is that?  Not cool enough?  

Then think about this, each time you purchase a vintage item you don't purchase something new, which has been mass produced and has contributed to more stress on our resources and environment.  

Just check out some of these fantastic vintage finds for $20 and under from Etsy:

Mid Century Wall Clock $20.00

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  And sorry to all the turkeys.   Enjoy your time with family and friends if you're seeing them and if not, enjoy some relaxing time by yourself.  

This year my husband and I are flying solo. Yep, just the two of us. This is the first year of ever doing this.  We'll be cooking a mini Thanksgiving meal, drinking lots of wine and watching movies into the night.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another Front Page!

So cool!  My fabulous Danish Modern chair made it to Etsy's front page.  Thank you to Lilacs and Lace for making such a beautiful treasury!

Isn't this chair lovely?

Rhan Vintage on Apartment Therapy

Who knew?!  I've been on Apartment Therapy twice this year.  LOVE Apartment Therapy!  I happened across it while browsing...what a surprise!

I'm #2 and #4 in the little pictures.... see them larger below.
Status: both sold   

** I just love old phone stands.  I have 2 in my home! **

Mine is #10 status: sold

Kinda wish I'd kept this!  

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I wish it was Sunday, cause that's my fun day.....

"My I don't have to run day...."  For anyone not getting it, that's Manic Monday by The Bangles, one of the greatest girl bands of the 80's and perhaps of all time.

Sunday is indeed my "fun day".  Well kind of.  Let's call if my "not work as hard and try to relax a little day".    Today was what I call a  working fun day.  It's work mixed in with something fun.  Hey, I try.  My hubby and I went up north 45 minutes to Ventura, a cozy and charming beach town.  I bought a mid century stereo cabinet/credenza and a Mersman side table from the lovely and very nice Jessie.  She informs me it's a great place to estate sale.  You can bet I'll be going up a couple of times a month for some "sailing" then.

Here is the credenza and the table.  The credenza was shot in her home, the table in mine.   I plan to refinish the credenza but the Mersman is good to go as is.  I'll be sure to post the refinish after photo.

And on to the "fun" stuff.  We hit about 6 thrift stores.  Yeah, that's still classified as work but it's fun too.  Look what I found in one shop....the others were kind of a bust.

Well hello lovelies.  I'm taking you home!  Purchased these 3.  Plus I found a large brown and gold pattern Pyrex bowl in excellent condition.  The pyrex, Dansk Kobenstyle pot and green sauce pot will be posted in my shop.  The vase found a new home on my Lane console table in the entry. Doh!  I hate when that happens! 

I saw this vintage rolling cart with glass shelves.  Pretty cool but I didn't buy it.  

And something strange......  remember how I like bizarro things?  Did not purchase this guy.

Walking downtown I spotted this Morris Woody....oh I wish!  Asking price $25K

Then off to the Marina for lunch.  Check out these fishing boats...... 

Fresh Fish and Chips.  Mmmmm deep fried.  I'm enjoying this with NO guilt!  Look at my husband get his dip on! 

And on the way home... LOOK at this ADORABLE car we saw!  I want it, I want it, I want it!

Etsy Front Page!

My shop has made it to the front page twice this month.  If you are an Etsy seller you know that making front page is a big deal and very exciting!

Check out my mid century chair and vintage magnifying glass that graced the "cover":

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mixing Mid Century with Traditional Design

I'm happy to say that my set of 6 mid century teak dining chairs found their new home!  They were purchased locally here in Los Angels so I had the opportunity to see them placed in their new space: the dining room of a lovely 1920's Spanish style home, paired with a traditional farm house style table for 8.   The look: Incredible!

What a perfect match:  The simple style of the table pairs nicely with the clean lines of the chairs.  The rugged quality of this farm house style is softened by the soft curves of the Danish design.  

Here are some other wonderful fusion designs of mid century modern mixed with traditional pieces:

Deco style space with mid century modern accents  
courtesy: Traditional Home 

Turn of the century Chelsea loft with mid century styling
Courtesy: Apartment Therapy 

Courtesy: House Beautiful 

Courtesy: Metropolitan Home

Courtesy: ELLE Decor


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