STILL HAVE MAD MEN ON MY MIND…I GUESS IT WILL TAKE TIME…
our entryway – THIS PIECE WAS INHERITED FROM MY HUSBAND’S GRANDMOTHER. IT WAS A BIG DEAL TO BE ABLE TO BY NEW FURNITURE AND SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE IN THEIR 50’S WHEN THEY GOT THEIR NEW BEDROOM SET IN THE 60’S. I CHERISH THESE PIECES WHICH ARE ALL OVER THE HOUSE. WE BROKE UP THE SET TO SPREAD THE WEALTH!
SINCE MY HEAD IS STILL SWIMMING IN THE 60’S HOW ABUT WE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF
MID CENTURY STAPLES
THIS PAINTING PRETTY MUCH CATCHES THEM ALL…
EARTHY TONES OF BRONZE, RUSTY
ORANGE, AVOCADO GREEN, TEAL AND BLACK.
THE 1906’S SAW THE DIVISION BETWEEN THE FORMAL LIVING ROOM AND THE “FAMILY
ROOM” THUS A WHOLE NEW MORE RELAXED WAY OF LIVING BEGAN…AND THE ROOMS,
USUALLY CENTERED AROUND THE TELEVISION BECAME THE HEART OF THE HOME.
I remember being so excited when we got a NEW SIDEBOARD/ credenza that had the STEREO BUILT IN!!!! But quite often your sound system sat out on a piece of furniture. STEREOS TOOK UP A LOT OF SPACE. The turntable, the amplifier, the tuner and the speakers. Add a lamp and you have a LONG piece of furniture. I LOVE THEM.
THESE days our sound systems fit in the palm of our hand but our TV’s are long and skinny and are perfectly at home atop a long skinny CREDENZA!!!!I could and do have one in every room downstairs!
I LOVE OUR CREDENZA…RECENTLY I FOUND THIS COMPANION PIECE ….ON EBAY…LOCAL SHIPPING ONLY..IN THE BOSTON AREA….I MIGHT MOVE TO BOSTON JUST TO GET THIS PIECE..OR DRIVE AND PICK IT UP!!!!
TYPE IN “CREDENZA” AND YOU WILL FIND AS MANY AS THE DAY IS LONG…HAVE FUN!!!!
I KNOW THIS PROBABLY IS NOT TRUE, but I feel like in the 60’s, lamps went from utilitarian to creative pieces of ART and LIGHT…YES, MANY WERE AS UGLY AS SIN…but many are wonderful and ETSY has them in abundance…and Mid Century INSPIRED lamps are EVERYWHERE!
AND OF COURSE …..EVERYBODY IS NUTS ABOUT THE SPUTNIK CEILING LAMPS!
ART ART ART ART ART ART ART
I COULD AND SHOULD DO AN ENTIRE WEEK OF POSTS ON THE ART OF MADMEN, BUT SUFFICE TO SAY…THEY HIT THE GOLDMINE!!! MADMEN depicted a level of affluence that could afford some of the best Popular ART in the 60’s and I do believe that ART is IN and I could not be HAPPIER!!!!!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE MID CENTURY INSPIRATIONS AND TRENDS…IF ANY?