Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kaj Franck Little Red Bird Cups and Friends

These cups was a very fun find and not at all expected, but isn't that what it's all about? Not one or two but three Finel Arabia cups designed by Kaj Franck and made in Finland between 1971-75. Franck was one of the leading Mid-century Modern tableware designers whose influence spanned from 1940-1980. These little red bird cups are not easy to come by. I am happy to say they are for sale HERE! SOLD

This is a great Regent Sheffield Cutlery set made in the USA probably in the late 50's. It was still in the original box and in great condition! Available for sale HERE!

Last but not least is a set of 6 root beer swirl or tortoise shell Bakelite napkin rings. I have a thing for the finishing touches when setting the table and napkin rings can really do the job. These are not easy to come by but make that Mid-century dinnerware service sparkle!!! These napkin rings are available for sale HERE! SOLD

Friday, February 10, 2012

Atomic Jeannette Glassware Set

It was a beautiful day in the Midwest yesterday so my husband took some time off from work to take me for a long car ride. He drove me over to Bryan, Ohio. It was great to just to watch the landscape roll by. What a great mental health treatment. It was good to be out of the house and doing what healthy people do. Once we got there we looked for a place to stop and take a break before we returned home. We saw a consignment shop in town and pulled over. This great glassware set with 13 tumblers was in the basement.  The building currently houses a consignment and thrift store called "Sacks Thrift Avenue". Love the name. The stuff in the basement was all the discounted items and this set was calling to me. It was pretty dirty but I could see it was in great condition so I snapped it up. It was a nice 20 minute break and hope to return there when I am up to it. This set is going to be used at dinner party in Ann Arbor tomorrow evening and the amazing thing is that there are going to be exactly 13 people. The set was made by Jeanette Glass Co. and was a gift to customers with a premium gas fill up. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Great Mid-century Modern Architecture in West Lafayette, Indiana

A look into historical homes of the late 50's and 60's that are still considered architectural icons in West Lafayette. If you are a Mid-century Modern enthusiast you will love these home tours!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Danish Style Flatware for Every Day

Winter finds are by far the best finds because they're harder to come by.  This is a wonderful Danish Modern styled flatware set marked "Stainless Japan". The handles seem to be a wood composite in the color of teak. In my opinion this would make a great every day set. The maker and pattern are unknown but there is another partial set available on Etsy along with this one. It would be easy to combine the two for one large set. This set is available for sale HERE! :) SOLD

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Glama Glass Serving Dishes

A few years ago I spotted a couple of Glama glass pieces but didn't have enough money with me to get them. I've kept an eye out for these pieces since. I was able to acquire 2 of these very cool pieces recently. Glama bent glass serving pieces were made in the 50s and early 60s. The glass is fired to 1000 degrees and the raised pattern is 22 karot gold and ceramics. Glama glass has the fun ability to change color depending on the surface it is sitting on. the edges have a very light violet tint to them which shows up easily on a white surface. When the same piece is set on black it suddenly becomes a iridescent gold.

These pieces are available for sale HERE and HERE.