Marvelous Mid Century Modern!

I couldn’t wait another minute to share the amazing Mid Century Modern finds we stumbled upon right here in the neighborhood last weekend! I love how life gives you what you need when you stop looking. Okay, I never REALLY stopped looking. I’m always perusing Craigslist and estate sales for great pieces. But alas, they are mostly too pricey for my budget. However, the fates smiled upon us last week when my husband left the house early to pick up dog food. It’s a minor emergency when the doggies don’t have breakfast. We don’t want a K-9 riot, or better yet…the stare!

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Let me tell you, no one gives “the stare” better than a rescue dog! And ahem, all of our dogs are rescues!

Before I get off track on my fur kids, let’s get back to the fantastic furniture! Fortunately, Chuck and I both have a love for Mid Century Modern so we agree MOST of the time on home decor. 🙂

Hubby inherited his father’s coveted George Nelson Herman Miller Walnut Executive Desk. The large, yet beautiful desk demands attention and has been the perfect item to build our home design around.

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Several years ago we also purchased a sideboard and Eames inspired lounge chair.

Since then, we had not been able to add to our collection…until now y’all!!

There was a garage sale right around the corner as you leave our neighborhood. It was maybe 8am so the sale was just underway. I won’t say exactly how much we spent, but I will say it was quite a bit less than an iPhone6!!!  <Yes, it requires that many explanation points b/c this girl right here is over the moon excited, grateful and still in disbelief at the bargain we received!

Check it out:

This beautiful bedroom suite, including the box spring and rarely before used Thera-Pedic, temperature sensitive, memory touch mattress is in near perfect condition. This mattress has already helped my back pain. Plus, I’m just in love with the knotty wood and warm color. It brightened up our room and has me re-thinking the entire bedroom decor. More DIY and decorating? Happy to do it! 😉

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Next, this Drexel side table and TEAC reel to reel audio tape recorder (which is OLD b/c I had to look it up, ha!) Here’s where I start getting supper giddy! :-p 

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Here we have the Barzilay stereo cabinet with three components: Fisher receiver, Gerrard turntable and a Columbia eight track deck. I’m still squealing!!

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Gorgeous, right?!

Here is a close up of one of the speakers. Please excuse the dust. This was before I cleaned these beauties up!

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I can’t believe everything was in such great shape after so many decades, AND the record player works to boot! WOOT!!

Here are the side tables and stools we bought as well.

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TRIPLE SWOON!!!

Last but not least, we also now have an amazing Danish Modern American of Martinsville Hutch.  Currently, my dining room has a dining set…and curtains. Now I will have space for my china and it will be visible for all to see and admire (I’ll probably be the one  doing most of the admiring, lol!). Oh, and I adore the “x” inlays on the corners of the table top!

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Sorry about the reflection. Our dining room windows are shaded by trees so the light was a necessity.

I’m still researching the brands of the other pieces and will update when I find the information. Feel free to chime in on the comments section if you know! 🙂

Ahhh…continuously making a house homier is just the best. Don’t you agree?

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Antique is so CHIC!

Happy, happy day y’all! The weekend is just in sight. One of my favorite things to do on the weekend (or whenever I can squeeze it in really) is to go antiquing!

Today I’d like to shine a light on how ah-maze-balls antique stores can be! My favorite super local one is High Street Antique Mall, http://highstreetdfw.com. If I were to venture farther out into Dallas, my favorite of all time is hands down Lula B’s, http://lulabsdallas.com. I’ve literally been shopping there since I was nineteen years old. Trust me, that’s a long time! If you’re ever out in the Big D, check these places out! You’ll be happy you did. 🙂

Full disclosure, I am a Mid-Century Modern gal with bohemian flair…IF you had to box me into one category. However, I love other eras and you’ll often see various influences in my crafts and design choices.

Speaking of bohemian flare, check out these GORGEOUS agate rings I found just the other day at my local antique store! These rings are unique, gorgeous and fantastic conversation starters!

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Also, I LOVE taking pictures! I want to capture every memory to look back fondly on one day. ❤ This is what sparked my interest in vintage cameras. My collection is quite small right now, but I found these gems at my local antique store.

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Despite my love for antique/vintage, I certainly do enjoy keeping up with the newest in technology, especially when it reminds me of the old just like this Kodak Instax Mini!

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…and it’s adorable case.

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The older cameras will look fabulous with my new MCM furniture! This table is just a peak at the over the moon deal my husband found at a garage sale right around the corner!

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I mean seriously, I squealed with delight while doing a little hop-jiggy dance and clapping my hands! 😍 It was just like one of those myths you hear about…just happening upon a garage sale as it’s opening to find MCM furniture in beautiful shape at a knock your socks off, blow your mind price! I mean, those things only happen to other people right?!

Well, keep antiquing, thrifting and garage sale hunting peeps b/c there are diamonds in the rough all around. We just have to be willing to put that extra effort in! I can not wait to show you our amazing MCM finds in a future post.