15 February 2013

Mid Century Lovin'

We were more than happy when our retailer asked us if we'd like to have our mid century pieces featured in their store during the month of February. I say "heck yeah to all that craziness!" And crazy it has been. Most of the furniture we've featured so far has been quickly snatched up.

That's such a good feeling.

When I started offering mid century as a part of our inventory of vintage, I wasn't sure how well it would be accepted in this traditional suburban area we live in. But it has done very well, especially as people began to spread the word.

This was how the featured area was first staged by the wonderful ladies at the Queen last week. It was a mix of our furniture and smalls along with the smalls from other dealers.
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And by Wednesday most of the furniture had been sold.

In this second load we used our own inventory almost exclusively in the feature booth and chose to include some of our high end pieces. I've been holding this collection in storage with the plan of selling it online but decided this was a good opportunity to display them locally. I would love to see them to go to our local customers and have them be appreciated for many more years. This feature gives customers an opportunity to purchase some very collectible pieces before they go to the mass market.mid-century-modern-furniture
Above is a pair of Danish Modern chairs in their original green upholstery. The frames are beautiful, and I appreciate the original fabric. I even appreciate that the one in the background has had it's upholstery's trim nibbled on by a little mouse at some point in it's life. We all have our war wounds, no? These are a very nice pair. And a pair is always a good thing! {And in case you're wondering, I did have the upholstery cleaned!}

Sitting beside the chair is a solid teak low-profile coffee table by Lane. There are two matching side tables that accompany this graceful lady.
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Above you're looking at a server made of walnut with a rosewood inlay and spun aluminum hardware. Beautiful. This piece was designed by Pierre Debs for Stanley in the early 1960s. Love that hardware and the exceptional modern design. These pieces are more often used as media centers in today's homes-being the perfect size for a flat screen and having plenty of storage for all those electronic essentials.
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Here is the beautiful matching hutch {and one of the side tables I mentioned earlier}. I'm so in love with the clean modern design of that hutch.
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To complete the room, we added this exceptional walnut dining table by Kip Stewart for Drexel. It's a classic mid century piece by an iconic design duo. The table includes two generous 22" extensions, which allows comfortable seating for a group of 10-12, as well as custom table pads.

The set of four chairs accompanying the table are by D-Scan and were designed for the Scandinavian market. Constructed of solid teak, they also retain their original "Haitian cotton" fabric.

It was an honor for us to have one of our favorite collections - the mcm - be put a place of prominence for the month. It's a style we have a real passion for, and one we enjoy offering on a consistent basis. To have it displayed this way allows visitors and customers both to know that it's available in the North Fulton area. We're also so very pleased to see how well it is being accepted & appreciated within a community that has very traditional leanings when it comes to the design of their homes. It's a testament to the timeless design that is classic mid century modern.

Speaking of the Queen, I did a guest post for them today over on their blog, Queen of Hearts. Each month I pick out my favorite pieces from the talented dealers in the Queen's three locations and feature them in a post. This month it is all about refreshing those tired bedrooms.

Do stop by and say hello! Happy weekend!

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10 comments :

  1. I'm not surprised it all sold! Some great things........need to get to the Queen!!

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  2. Loved the original AND all the new stuff you've had to put in that front display. I know some of my own favorite finds have turned out to be mid-century pieces. Found some gray and yellow stone china at a church rummage sale that I thought were modern that turned out to be mid-century Harkerware from Harker Pottery. Love your booths!

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    1. oh, sue, i happen to have that same collection of dinnerware in my inventory! i love the colors so much that i haven't had the heart to put it up for sale, so it sits carefully wrapped in its box. need to take care of that!

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  3. What fantastic pieces and so fantastic to see the original fabric in such great condition on the chairs!

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    1. thanks, catherine! i love the colors of those old vintage fabrics, and you just can't find modern fabrics with that wonderful texture.

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  4. My sister adores mid century for its clean angles and atomic age look. Of course, Mad Men has added to her love of this time period and she is always looking for that nifty piece.

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  5. Sarah, since you have no reply comment on your blog comments I came here. The sconces and pillows were in QOH. Your store.

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    1. thanks so much for the compliment, marium. and even more so for stopping by!

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