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So after my rambling the other day, I mentioned that I made a trip to a local+funky vintage shop. Since I am just venturing into the whole mid-century modern thing I decided I should probably take baby steps so I was very thankful that this shop is tiny and not jam-packed.
I found this place after spotting a few amazing mid-century modern pieces on craigslist that I absolutely loved (and the prices of his vintage treasures were jaw-dropping). Here are some pics I snapped of his amazing stuff
You know you’re old when you used a typewriter and now see them for sale in vintage+antique shops!
Here is what I came home with
The lamp bases are not technically MCM, but they are such a gorgeous color (almost a bronze) and metal. I paid $40. I love vintage hard back books (who doesn’t?) and bought 3 for $2 each. I love love love armillaries and when I spotted this vintage one I snatched it up. The little ornate box is something I never thought I’d buy, but I kept picking it up, putting it down, picking it up, etc. When I do that I figure there’s a reason so I grabbed it and paid $10. For under $80 I came home with some unique things.
The hard part was finding just the right spot for each. After much trial and error here is where their new homes are
The owner of this shop is not only super cool, but very knowledgeable about MCM. He also said something that struck a cord with a me, “Mid-century modern is one of those design styles that people don’t realize they love. Once you purchase a piece of MCM furniture you instantly become hooked. MCM evokes an emotion and just makes you feel good.”