Monday, March 11, 2013

Thrift Haul: Groovy Mid Century Modern Furniture Scores, Yuko-Chan Cat Approved


I'd suspended thrifting, focusing instead on the dozens (ur, hundreds?) of pieces I already have in stock and on redesigning the blog and client's projects. Sales are good and it inspired me to take risks and buy large furniture pieces I don't normally attempt to squeeze into my apartment. They're damn beautiful and fun to stage! Behold the glory of my mid century modern furniture scores:


This shining glass front lawyers bookshelf is resplendent in the setting sun! I've been dying to get my hands on a piece like this and finally found one at a decent price. I'm housing it in the apartment but it's going off to live in Southern Crossing soon. If you're local and would like to buy it, e-mail me!


It is just as damn gorgeous open and airy as it is with the glass doors pulled down (they shut garage door style). I like how the shelves house your books and precious collectibles behind glass like dainty macaroons and treats in a bakery's glass-front fridge.


Another beauty I've been "hiding" from you is this Nutone stereo council, with a stunning mid century modern shape it's a work of art  on display as well as a functioning radio, record player, and eight track player! It was photographed in the dark cave-tomb that is my guy's house where it temporarily lives. The photo doesn't show off its full glory.


I love how the record player folds in-and-out for a very streamlined, tidy appearance  Again if you're interested, drop me a line! She's a 'beau, I tells you!


And my favorite score from this week, a mid century modern vanity! I've always wanted one of these beauties, and I'll enjoy using it in my room until a customer takes it off my hands. I may be able to squeeze it into my new Southern Crossing booth this April but I bet it'll sell before that.


This vanity came with the beautiful matching side table and the boomerang stool above! So mod, you fly away on it like a hoover car from The Jetsons! The mirror is set behind the piece instead of properly drilled to it with three (scary) precarious pieces of wood. I'm going to assemble it today and follow-up with photos of the vanity fully assembled next week.


A final small house score  is this beautiful gold shoe rack. It's got equal mod appeal!


My friend suggested using it to showcase clear glass tumblers in the antique mall booth and I like the idea. Can you think of any other fun uses for it? There's obvious use as a vintage shoe display but I don't sell 'em.

LIKE IT? BUY IT: Every find in the post is for sale! Send me an e-mail if you want to buy something. Many more new finds will be making their way to Etsy this morning. Also, I have hundreds of items in stock. Contact me if you need anything in particular!

So tell me...what have you found at the thrifts lately? Sharein the comments below!
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54 comments:

  1. Love the Nutone stereo council!! So fantastic!

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    1. I know, right? It's gonna be a hard piece to sell, it actually suits the decor of boyfriend's house perfectly.

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    1. I hope it sells locally, I have no idea how to ship furniture right now...

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  4. That stereo is the boooommmmbbb!

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  5. The stereo has some serious style, love it!

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    1. It's going on Craigslist today and perhaps to the antique mall tomorrow if it doesn't sell online. Hope it sells soon, looks like it has a lot of admirers!

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  6. That vanity is fantastic! I love mid century furniture. Okay, so we need to talk about your squid chart. I have a thing for cephalopods. Is it for sale?

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    1. I'm obsessed with cephalopods and sea creatures/the sea in general. I bought the cuttlefish anatomy poster (I thought it was a squid at first, too) with gift-money and it's not for sale at the moment. I'd have to sell it for well over $200 because it was expensive so it's probably out of a lot of collector's desired price range. Thanks for your interest though Melissa :)

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  7. I've been on the hunt for a bookcase like that for years. Sadly, none have come along at a good price. Glad you scored one!

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    1. They are hard to find. This one will look so nice it my booth displaying wares until it sells :)

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  8. Great pieces Van! That Hey-Wake vanity and end table are beautiful. :)

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    1. Yay, that's what they're called. Thank you for the ID on those. I'm loving using it for now, but it'll hopefully find a new home soon.

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  9. Loving all your furniture finds! That bookcase is indeed fabulous, especially for someone with a lot of fragile collectables.

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    1. That was my thoughts too, it's an amazing curio cabinet. I hope it'll fit in my space at the antique mall tomorrow, it would look amazing holding merchandise.

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  10. I love that glass front book shelf!

    This week I actually found an antique store that lets out booths. I also found that there is no way in all of creation to browse an antique store with a 3 year old in tow.

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    1. Dear lord, that sounds like a nightmare! All of the breakables! You may as well charge through the store with a bull ;) Glad you found one in your area though!

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  11. The bookcase is beautiful! Good luck selling ALL THE THINGS. List, list, list!

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    1. Yeeeeess ma'am. :) Listing stuff on Etsy right now, then must take things to the shops, mush, mush!

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  12. I have wanted a barrister bookcase my WHOLE life!! No joke. I had better get on that. :)

    Come check out OWL WEEK! Fun stuff all week on my blog. :)
    http://therecycleista.blogspot.com/2013/03/owl-week-latest-additions-to-retro-shop.html

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    1. Gotta check that out ASAP! :) And aha, that's what it's called. I was told it's called a "lawyer's bookcase"

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  14. Oh deary me Van, fancy shipping that all to me in Australia, what fabulous finds. That's thing about furniture pieces you really have to be patient and hold out for the good pieces.

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    1. Yep, that's the thing. No bites yet at the higher price range. But they're fun to live with until they sell! These will be the last big, hard-to-sell pieces I buy for a long while.

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  15. If ONLY I lived closer because then that bookshelf would be off your hands and sitting in my office! Sigh.

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    1. Yeh, shipping furniture is a beast. I don't like to buy it for that reason :/ He's a 'bea, dat shelf.

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  16. If I was anywhere close that Stereo would be mine!

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    1. D'oh, that's the trouble with furniture. ;)

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  17. That mod stereo is aaammmmazing. It makes me just a little sad that I have one of those chain store vintage replica record player/radio/CD player combos. Of course I won't lie. It's hella convenient to be able to burn CDs of my rare record compilations with the replica. Still...that stereo. That's one sexy piece of machinery there.

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

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    1. That she is. It's awesome to be able to burn CDs from the records, though!

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  18. Those are all really great pieces! I especially love the stereo cabinet and the vanity. I've been wanting a vanity like that for awhile but I haven't found the right one just yet, if only I lived near you!



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    1. I've always wanted one, at least I can enjoy it temporarily before it sells.

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  19. Wow the great piece of modern furniture especially the vanity and the matching table with it are at its best.

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  20. That vanity is great! I see those quite often at estate sales where I am from. It seems like everyone must of had one at some point. Good luck on your furniture sales!

    Erica

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    1. I rarely see them around here, not the best market for selling or finding mod furniture down here.

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  22. Gorgeous vanity! Looks like a Heywood Wakefield!!

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  23. nice furniture and decoration, beautifully designs. wooden furniture give a classic look to your home.thankyou for sharing such a important information with us

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  24. You have a great collection of furniture and I love your cat too.

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  25. That nutone stereo cabinet is RAD!!! Great find

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  26. All the furniture designs are superb. Entire room is looking attractive with these designs. You have nice collection.

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