In case you don't know this, I love Mad Men! I mean LOVE IT! There are a couple of reasons that I started watching it - 1. Jon Hamm (Don Draper) is a Mizzou alum (and easy on the eyes, too), 2. I love advertising, 3. I am a child of the 60's and really sometimes wish I could have been an adult during that decade. Once I began viewing it, it was an obsession. I can't get enough of it. And I really need more than 13 episodes a season - fortunately I have all 3 previous seasons on DVD so I can be with Don Draper anytime I want. The 4th season is in full swing and my obsession is growing. No matter how flawed Don Draper may be, as a viewer you are drawn to him. And the cast, story lines, and set are just magnificent - a true look into 1960's Madison Avenue and American culture. Thank you Mathew Weiner!
So, as I mentioned previously, my house is a hodge podge of different styles. I have noticed lately that it does sport some Mad Men influence. Here are a few of my Mad Men finds:
The lamp I found at an estate/garage sale a couple of weeks ago for $1. It is marked "1962 Florence Art" - I found out they are a company out of San Francisco. I looked on eBay for other Florence Art lamps and there was only one listed for $495. I love the mixture of bent wood and ceramic on this piece and it has the original shade in great condition. I could see this in Don Draper's office but I think it will be sitting mod, eventually, in our sun porch/media room. I picked up the seltzer bottle or cocktail shaker at Hatfield's Antique Store in St. Joseph a couple of years ago. I don't remember what I paid (not much) but I loved the black and gold color. I'm sure Don and the boys would mix up some mean drinks with this. It is sitting on our bar, of course.