We picked up this Swedish coffee table on a recent trip to see family in another part of the state. It happened to be at a little thrift/antique store in a town on the way. We actually had visited this store once before and were able to come away with some pretty great pieces of furniture. Given that we were in the neighborhood, we decided we'd try our luck once more.
As you can probably tell from previous posts here on Oh My Mod, the pieces that we have picked over the years have been aimed at our living room. While this has provided us with the means to put together a pretty great living area, it has left our bedroom looking rather neglected. Recent acquisitions of significant value have been targeted as items for trade that will hopefully address our less than stellar bedroom furniture. But that doesn't mean that I have stopped looking on my own. Oh no siree. I'm always on the lookout and I am happy to report that I recently netted us this nine drawer dresser from the Kent Coffey Perspecta line.
Feast your eyes on the most recent, and oh so sweet find from the Oh My Mod house! It's OK, you can blink a couple times and rub your eyes if necessary. But let us assure you, there is nothing wrong with your computer screen. Do not attempt to adjust the picture, because we are controlling this transmission and it is most definitely filled with fantastic mid century modern dining chairs. Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates (1613-C) to be exact!
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I spotted this next to a dumpster behind a local thrift store and had to take a quick shot to share with those of you who might be interested in re-purposing this retro record console that has been stripped of its speakers. This could be a quick fix MODerators. There are tons of options for covering up the spots that previously held the speakers or you could cover the back and build in some quick shelves. Voila! Instant TV stand with vintage flair.
Located behind Value Thrift. 11th and Memorial.
Jump on it people. Before I do. Oh, and if you do grab it and convert this into something awesome, you need to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with photos of your work. Maybe we'll feature it here. You can facebook us too (www.facebook.com/ohmymod)
When it comes to hunting for vintage and mid century items, I've typically stuck to searching for the larger items and forsaking the smalls. That's not to say that I have no interest in smaller items, but bigger ticket pieces have always seemed easier for me to find. I've know of other blogs and local shops who have fantastic smalls, but since I'm not a regular visitor of estate or garage sales, I figured my time would be better spent on the vintage sofas, lounge chairs, dining sets and what not. Not to mention the fact that space is already pretty limited here at the Oh My Mod house, so piling up a bunch of little odds and ends may not be the greatest idea for a happy home. It's far too easy for a vintage lover to get sucked in by the charm of smalls, so for quite some time I told myself that I wouldn't get caught up in that game.
Well...I guess I failed.
Well...I guess I failed.
Wow. Are we horrible bloggers or what? Actually, to be fair, we are pretty good at doing the stuff that merits having a blog. (At least we think so.) I mean, we do pretty much all of the things that other mid century bloggers do, right? Let's visit the checklist:
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It's been a crazy busy month for us, so we're just now getting to tell you about one of our most exciting activities during the month of February. What was that you ask? Skydiving? A two week vacation to Hawaii? Nope - haggis. Making haggis, that is. Or, as I should note, a very Americanized haggis. Ever since moving back to the states in 2009, and going back to visit last March, we've been dreaming of our favorite Scottish dish and telling ourselves we would make it some day. So, as Burns Night 2012 approached, we pulled out the old Google, ran a search for recipes and local butchers, and realized Americans are the pickiest eaters ever.
Let's keep things rolling by moving on to another recent find, shall we? Shortly after picking up our C. Jeré inspired bridge art, I came across a listing for a mid century inspired print of the New York City skyline. Mid Century and NYC? Say no more, I'm there. Well, kinda.
Quality mid century modern lighting solutions can be hard to come by. At least that seems to be the case for me. So, when I came across an ad for an upcoming estate sale containing a couple of mid century, danish inspired lamps right here in Tulsa I knew I had to act quick if I wanted a shot at picking them up for myself.
Delicious looking, yes? L bought me the most amazing gift for Christmas this year - a dutch oven. Yes, in true married person fashion, I've started asking for kitchen supplies on major gift-giving occasions such as this. No lie - I asked for a programmable thermostat for my birthday. I didn't get it, but I was totally serious when I said I wanted one. It's still on the list of acceptable items to receive for celebratory events. Anyway, back to the dutch oven. I got one, it's beautiful, and it has led to some amazing dishes. Like this beautiful braised tenderloin. Be jealous.