Monday, February 21, 2011

Hello Wisconsin on Craigslist

I missed Sunday Night Craigslist Roundup! Tonight we're heading to Wisconsin and find this gorgeous Danish Modern chair for $50.00.

This is an Atomic style surf board shaped coffee table with two levels that can be swivel under or out to the sides to meet your decor needs. The top is a black marble look formica and priced at $75.00.

Large Online Mid-century Auction In Ohio

Everything but the House is having an online auction of 20th century modern pieces. Bidding will begin to close Feb. 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm. They are located in Norwood, OH near Cincinnati.

Salad Art for Food and Healthy Living

It's February and time to think about eating healthy again, so why not do it in style and priced right! I created a treasury of salad serving items on Etsy to help you with the process and I'm also including some of my own items here to add to the mixture.Taste of Home offers some delightful salad recipes. Let's get cooking!

Green glass Eames era salad bowl and condiment set available HERE.

Danish Modern salad utensils serving set available HERE.

Mid-century oil and vinegar cruet set available HERE.

Mid-century Monkey Pod salad bowl set available HERE.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ever Yours Autumn Harvest Dishes offered on Etsy

I came across a huge but not complete set of dishes by Taylor Smith & Taylor, Ever Yours in the Autumn Harvest pattern and am offering them for sale on Etsy! Now is your chance to finish off that set you started to collect! What a great Mid-century Set.

These lots are available for sale HERE and HERE!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Night Craigslist Atlanta Round Up

This one is a bit pricey but I love the look!

Vintage Danish style settee - very good overall condition, foam is good, base is sturdy. Some normal wear consistent with age. Signed, "Hurstline" under the sofa. Cushion is removable. Sofa has been steam cleaned, it's ready to go! Fabric appears to be faded and worn in these photos. I have very poor light in my shop! The color is great, no fading at all : )

Need a great conversation piece for your home -- how about a Jetson bar? Yes, Elroy, my boy, it's the perfect retro piece for your rec room or basement. Barely used -- getting some new furniture and need to sell. Large amount of storage! A great conversation piece. A must-have for mid-centry modern furniture buffs.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Vintage Clothing Store Fullfills Your Wishes

It's always fascinating to learn about other people who have a lifelong connection to thrifting. Today I'm going to share a story about a wonderful vintage clothing and accessory store found on Etsy called The Wishing Wardrobe. The shop curator is Molly Phoenix located in Tucson, AZ. Molly's love for vintage came about when she became responsible for purchasing her own clothing on a budget 20 years ago. She worked at Goodwill for 4 years in the 90's and from there graduated to estate sales. Below are some of her responses to the questions I asked.

Q: How did your background help you become a vintage clothing expert?

A: I also worked for Goodwill in the early 90s for 4 years before heading back to college. I was responsible for sorting, filling orders and working in the retail shops. The amount of AMAZING vintage that has passed over my lap is remarkable. The job for Goodwill was training for having my own shop. That was almost 20 years ago and there are a few pieces I still have. My favorites are a black knit cotton tam, a turquoise leopard print scarf and a 1950s black empire waist rayon dress that still fits! The most amazing piece was the dress that matched that scarf. I get teary eyed thinking about its tragic fate. Imagine layers of 7" silk flapper fringe from waist to floor and a turquoise leopard print bodice with glass beaded spaghetti straps...:'( Trust me it was a doozy. In the end it was Accidentally left in a train station in Seattle.

Q: Do you have a favorite clothing era?

A: I like all eras of vintage for myself. I prefer to mix it into my wardrobe rather than going with a head to toe look from any one era, unless it's a special event. I am a sucker for textures, wool, velvet and velor. Tailored suits, wide legged slacks, knickers, party dresses and scarves for every slender spot: ankles, wrists, necks and head.

Molly began selling on Etsy in 2006 when she wa seeking a place to market and sell her stain glass work. She branched into vintage clothing using her background as a catalyst to locate and sell unique clothing and accessory finds. Show some love for this wonderful Etsy seller and visit her store.