Mid-century Modern Treasures from the Nati

06/08/2010

As I mentioned last week, over Memorial Day weekend I visited my wonderful friends in Cincinnati. We spent most of our days hopping around from one antique store to another looking for mid-century modern goodies. We were not disappointed!

I fell in love with this Sessions A-frame wood clock the instant I saw it. It has a key to wind it up. How cool is that? It ticks really loudly.

Got this 1970’s Yamaha classical guitar for Jason. He’s still grieving the Manuel Rodriguez classical he sold after college. Maybe this will help a little. It is a cedar top – his favorite.

Corning Ware skillet with blue and yellow flowers

Pyrex blue and white Amish casserole

Anchor Hocking candlestick pattern casserole

And last but certainly not least, this original gouache painting signed by Dick West. The vendor believed it’s an interior designer’s rendering for a client. As a graphic designer who loves mid-century home design, I think this piece is really special.


Retired Paint Pants

08/31/2009

It’s time to toss this pair of jeans. (Some of my pants mysteriously started shrinking around the time I turned 25). Is it odd that I’m a little sad to say goodbye to them?

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They’re pants are a denim scrapbook of the past 2 years …

“artichoke” fromthe exterior of our house
“quietude” from the living room
“softest green” from the kitchen and bathroom
dark gray from the exterior trim
chocolate milk brown from the bedroom
pea soup green from my office
“black fox”, “dill”, “bon voyage”blue and “antique white”  from 2 weeks ago (painting my company’s office)

I wonder what color I’ll be painting next … and where.


Love Painting #2

08/04/2009

The second “love painting” is finally done and hanging above the new mcm credenza in our bedroom. (Did you see Love Painting #1?) Hubby and I quite pleased with it and we’re already talking about doing more paintings like this.

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