Friday, February 20, 2009

Etsy Seller - johnnyvintage

Browsing Etsy today I came across this seller - johnnyvintage. They have some neat stuff for sale:

Hippie Pin Art 8x10 - $36
(I think I'm going to have to try making something like that one of these days.)

Amazing Mid Century Teal Sofa - $4000 free shipping
(This is just plain awesome!)

Purple Owl Lamp with shade - $100
(I love this...I have developed an attraction to owls recently.)

Two Red Dogs - $12.50
(These are cute. I'm going to have to look for old ceramic animals next time I go thrifting, then cover with a couple coats of shiny red paint...or another bright color. Very kitschy!)

Rare 70's Yellow Record and 8-Track Player - $650
(Do you have any old 8-tracks gathering dust? Neither do I, but I'd still like this anyway!)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Etsy Seller - tinymodernist

I recently discovered this seller on Etsy. They have the neatest things! I have never seen cooler cross stitch patterns! I haven't done cross stitch in years, mostly because there aren't any patterns that match the style of my decor...but these I might like to make! Here are some examples:

pattern for cross stitch
set of four modern chairs - $12

pattern for cross stitch
set of four retro phones - $12

They also have some adorable modern t-shirts for children. Here are a couple examples:

Check out tinymodernist to see lots more shirts for children. I think they should make some in adult sizes too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Etsy Find - Atomic Coffee Pot

Wow! I just love this mid century modern coffee pot that I found on Etsy!

Atomic Coffee Pot - $75 at AustinModern

I have never seen anything quite like it! What a cool shape and I love those wooden ball feet!

I can just picture this on the buffet in my dining room...filled with hot cider at Christmas! This is something definitely on my wish-list! Very cool!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Vintage Enamel Ware

My wonderful husband gave me this set of vintage enamel ware pans for Christmas. (mint in the box, even!) I love them! They are non-stick and you don't have to worry about teflon peeling off and accidentally ingesting it. Not only that but they go from stove top to table top so well with the removable handle. And I love the colors!

Well, since then I've started thinking about getting some additional pieces of enamel ware and came across Catherineholm designs.

The above pics are from the Flickr Pool Lovers of Cahterineholm Designs

"Lovely items with the ‘Lotus’ pattern created by Grete Prytz, a second wife of infamous Norvegian Designer Arne Korsmo. Grete Prytz Kittelsen was born 1917 in Oslo, Norway. Her designs have won many prestigious awards. She was one of most influential designers in Scandinavia in Mid-Century. In 2003, when she was already 86, Grete visited China, where she saw traditional Chinese enamel factory still in operation and which inspired her to start designing again. Chang & Biƶrck got exclusive rights to reproduce some of her design, among which a bowl and a plate, that she designed using similar colors as her original 1950s works. Cathrineholm of Norway started enamel production in 1907." (quote from Nordic Design Blog)

Now I have a new obsession. Time to go thrifting!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Where have I been lately?

If you have been wondering what happened to me, this is the story: We had a big ice storm hit Kentucky last week and we were without power from Tuesday until this afternoon. We also lived without water for a couple of days. I have learned to appreciate the gifts we have in these modern times but am now wishing we could live "off the grid". Also we noticed that aside from the cold (it got down to the mid-forties in our house) it was very nice to not have all the noise and distractions that we normally live with: computers, video games, TV, etc.

Anyway, things are back to normal now. The kids played video games and watched a couple movies today. We watched TV this evening and now here I am on the computer. Old habits die hard.

This part of Kentucky got hit especially hard. Here are some photos of around us. We were luckier than most people in our neighborhood. Most lost many more limbs or even whole trees in this storm.

our house with tree limbs in the yard

across the street

a typical scene in our neighborhood