The season finale of Mad Men was Sunday night and it did not disappoint... except for the fact that it was the season finale and 13 episodes a season is just not enough. The detail and intricacies that the Mad Men directors and producers pay to the 1960's era is phenomenal - the props department on that set has to be a mid-century modern junkers dream! It is without a doubt the best show on television. Of course, I might be blinded by Jon Hamm's suave demeanor!
I did a little junking last week. And I noticed that two of my best finds were, in fact, mid century modern. Both of these would work well on the set of Mad Men, I am sure! Thursday, I went to the big city of Sedalia to run errands. There is an antique store there, Chelsea's Antiques, that I like to frequent. It is in a historic building downtown and crammed full of vintage treasures. One of my favorite things is the "Treasure Box" that sits outside. Everything in it is $1 a piece. I must say that this box has never failed me - I always find at least one thing to take home with me. This particular visit I found this Zenith Model K725 FM/AM radio. It has the original sticker on the bottom and the last date on it is 1951! It is near mint condition except for a little crack. Chelsea said she couldn't guarantee it would work and I said it was more about the look than the function for me anyway but guess what? It does work! Bonus!
Monday, October 11, 2010
|These pillows are on my living room sectional. I really adore the bird pillow.|
|Don't you love the Scottie dog|
I bought this pillow at River Market Antique Mall in Kansas City, Missouri. I think I paid $4 for it. I love the fun style plus it represents another one of my obsessions - bingo - not so much playing it (I only do that on cruises) but collecting bingo cards and games. More about that in another blog.
This is one of my splurges. I have been eyeing this pillow for 2 years. I actually asked for it for Christmas one year but didn't get it. I would go every once in a while and look at it online at Uncommon Goods but wouldn't buy it because it was $50. Finally, I decided I just had to have it and I am so happy with it. The cool thing about this pillow is that it is an image of a vintage USA map puzzle - this pillow was made by Found Images out of Wichita Falls, Texas. When I discovered that of course I had to have the puzzle, too. Oh, yeah, USA maps and globes - another obsession!
I picked up this pillow at a garage sale in Saint Joseph, Missouri. I love this pillow - it sits in a vintage wooden chair in the corner of my dining room. The folk art needlepoint and the colors blend perfectly with the decor of that room. Remind me someday to talk about St. Joe, my hometown - they have the very best garage sales EVER!
This patchwork beauty came from the Copper Top Flea Market in Warsaw, Missouri. I paid $7 for it. The pillow was made by the owner's mother. I love the quilty feel and the blend of fabrics and was drawn to the piece of ribbon at the top which has the Cancer and Pisces astrological signs - I'm neither but I thought it was cool. My cat thinks it is pretty sweet for snuggling, also.