Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thrift Store Finds.

I hit five thrift stores yesterday and managed to find 4 cool vintage pieces. It's getting harder and harder to find vintage, at least here in Los Angeles. I remember years ago leaving one thrift store with bags full of great finds.  Now, I leave empty handed on most trips.

Here's what I bought...

Fred Press Cheese Plate
I have several like this and they don't sell well in my shop but I just can't pass them up.  I figure I could always use them for entertaining if no one else wants them.

Monday, June 27, 2011

On-Again, Off-Again Affair with Craigslist

This is the relationship I've had with CL Los Angeles lately but I'm happy to say we are on-again.  Our love affair is tumultuous, some days I hate it some days I love it but I always go back.

Here are my latest loves......I've found that Mondays are always good days to find great MCM pieces.

Broyhill Sculptra Headboard $75
Next to Brasilia, this is my 2nd favorite Broyhill design. This won't fit our King bed otherwise I'd scoop it up!  Gorgeous huh??

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Danish Rocking Chair

Look what I found on Craigslist yesterday!  You know how I love Mid Cenury / Danish rocking chairs.  I tried to get it.  She only wanted $100 but because she got so many offers and offers well above her asking price, she decided to keep it.  I would keep it too!  

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Designs of Sol Bloom

This was a mid century designer I had never heard of until just recently. It appears his scarce designs are a very rare find these days.  He designed for Designs for Moderns and New Dimensions furniture for a very short period in the 1950's.

Here are some of his designs.....grab em' if you ever come across them!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Wall Sconce that Started a Frenzy

I came across this incredible Walnut Candle Sconce on A Design Enthusiast blog and fell in love.  Great find Sudha!  It got my heart racing and started a frenzy. I must have my own mid century/danish modern/atomic age candle wall sconce!  Great, a new obsession!

The wall sconce that started the madness:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Rare Good Deals on Craiglist Los Angeles

Killer Craigslist deals on Mid Century Modern:

1960's wall mount storage system, CADO style. 
Only $200 OBO and the ad says its in perfect condition:

Saarinen style dining table and chairs.  $250 for the set.  The ad looks like it's from the same person selling the wall unit:

How is your Craigslist?  Can you still find good deals?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Actor Jason Statham's Mid Century Modern Home for Sale

British actor Jason Statham has put his mid century modern Hollywood Hills home on the market.  For just $2.74 million dollars it can be yours!  I'll take it!  Yeah, sure.

Built in 1957, the home is reminiscent of the famous "Glass House" by Phillip Johnson.  It features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and a swimming pool.

1522 Rising Glen Road, Los Angeles, California 90069


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