Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Delightfully Modern

If you've been paying attention to the photos cropping up on the blog, you'll have noticed that I have a serious love affair with all things vintage, particularly all things mid century. Many of the large pieces of furniture in my home are either period pieces or inspired by mid century modern design.

Take this, for example:


This is a sideboard by Broyhill Furniture, produced in the mid-1960s. This picture is from a previous home, where it served as a storage piece for DVDs, CDs and various seasonal decor items. You can see it in its current incarnation as an entertainment center in this post.

My dresser is another good example.


Again, here it is in a previous home. Note the perforated white vase from the picture above and the Greek key mirror, which now hangs in our living room. This was designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, again, in the 1960s. I can't take a picture of it right now because there are clothes all over it. I'll take some "before" bedroom shots when I get closer to figuring out what the heck we're going to do with that room.

Our sofa, while a recent Crate & Barrel acquisition, is clean-lined and tufted, both features typical of mid century design. 


I also have a fairly large collection of decorative and household items from the 1960s. However, we only have so much space in our two-bedroom condo. As a result, yesterday I took advantage of not feeling up to much because of a cold to sort out what I want to keep from what could really go and set up an Etsy store!

I've linked a few of the items available in the sidebar. I was pretty excited when two of them sold right away (a collection of wood candlesticks and a vintage glass ice bucket printed with a map). Since I find most of my awesome finds at thrift stores and flea markets, I think I might just continue adding items even after I've  given new homes to the pieces in my own collection that I no longer adore as much as I once did. 

An excuse to hunt down awesome pieces in thrift stores without cluttering up my shelves? Sign me up!
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