Sunday, December 30

Grain Edit

Stumbled across this Wordpress blog today. So far looks wonderfully populated with vintage images from the 50's through 70's. Lots of inspiration potential...

Saturday, December 29


I'm a numbers person.  I like the way they work, one-dimensional and easy to interpret.  I'm also a visual person and numbers are graphic and unadorned.  So from a strictly personal point of view the year 2013 looks nice, but for all the childhood and illogical reasons behind it, the idea of seeing the number "13" a dozen times a day for the next year somehow makes me feel nervous! 

That said, let me add that I'm also a practical person, so I'm rolling out a general New Year's Theme (resolution for handling that scary "13" imbedded) for the Year: BLOCKBUSTER: Use fear and frustration to break up blocks and create a great future!

So from here on every time I stumble over a complication in my day I'm not going to just feel frustrated (or fleetingly worry that somehow the whole year is "doomed").  I'm going to see it as an opportunity to break through whatever habit set me up for the stumble and choose to do things differently RIGHT NOW!

What will this mean for my business and collection decisions?  Personal life and home decor?

Who knows, but at least things will be different and for me, that's ALREADY a great start for the New Year!

Saturday, December 22

Holiday 2012!

I love the Holidays!  Sparkly, upbeat and musical!  I catch as many smarmy Life-Timey TV and old-school movies as I can, because once January rolls in the sparkly magic just seems to roll out...

Now be forewarned, this post has NOTHING to do with mid-century modern furniture at all.  In fact, Holiday decorating around mid-mod decor can be a bit jarring if you're at all inspired by sentimentalism!  Seriously, does the photo below (courtesy Pilver) give you the warm and fuzzies?  Do YOU smell gingerbread and cinnamon in the air? 

No?  Well not me anyway (however had there been SNOW outside a low ranch-house window, and some nice soft plastic holly wrapped around a chunky short candle, then maybe-- ho, ho, ho)!

Anyway, let me add this pic of the only MIB mid-mod Xmas decor I've ever owned AND that could get me the warm and fuzzies...

except I don't think I'll EVER open the box!  When will I see another pristine white bottle brush tree again?!

Now THESE ornaments are my love... and they're not shrink-wrapped!

The color, the patina, the delicacy and lighter-than-air weight!  These beauties make my heart sing!

I guess the good news is that you can have a wonderful Charlie Brown-style Noble pine OR 6' Pom-Pom aluminum tree and still put old-school sentimental hand-blown ornaments on, or a white 60's bottle-brush tree under, either one!

So is that another joy of Christmas?  The happiness it brings can be so expansive that at least two uncomplimentary styles can cohabit in the same location?

Imagine how dangerous this Holiday's potential for melding differences could be if it ever lasted past New Year's...?

Have a Very Merry Christmas & a Blessed Passover Season!