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February 2, 2010

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Everything MCM Can Be New Again!

Wow, so many great resources!  Thanks Jan!

Sometimes we have to bite the bullet and buy new for our MCM homes.  Thankfully, there are a lot of  ‘new’ MCM furniture and accessories out there, albeit the prices may be overboard for us on a budget. However, even if we can’t afford new, the following pictures can be used for free as a reference point in finding the real McCoy.

Roomandboard.com has some dandy MCM lookalike furniture and accessories, but, alas!  They are expensive.  This is the Reese sectional sofa that comes in different fabric colors as well as leather.  Button tufted furniture is very MCM.

Speaking of button tufted thingys, accent pillows also carried that design. SmithandNoble.com has them in a variety colors.

Replicas of George Nelson’s wall clocks are available, too from Bellacor.com.

Look at the lighting from Lampsplus.com!  The sconce  in the center is an exterior light.

Looking for one of those quilted fitted bedspreads?  Touchofclass.com has them in different colors and sizes and yes, matching button tufted pillows!

Aren’t these cat bookends cool?  Bellacor.com sells them and not on the cheap, either!  But for some reason, modern cat sculptures and wall decor were very popular.

For the MCM kitchen, here are some wonderful reproductions of those dish towels and square tablecloths courtesy of Retrobarn.com.

Did you know that our favorite MCM furniture, Heywood Wakefield, is making their Streamline furniture series again?  Visit their site at Heywood-Wakefield.com and check out the furniture.

There are even reproductions of classic toys like Slinky (in the brown box) and Lincoln Logs.  Wish Mattel Toys would re-issue their fabulous clown jack-in-the-box that came out in the late Fifties.  I would love to have one of them again and sit for hours turning the handle on the tin box, listening to Pop! Goes the Weasel and be surprised when the clown popped out!

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5 Responses to Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Everything MCM Can Be New Again!

  1. pam kueber Reply

    February 2, 2010 at 11:05 am

    hi ruth, great post. do you have the link to the touch of class orange bedding — that’s what excites me, but i cannot find it on bellacor. thanks! pam

    • RetroRuth Reply

      February 3, 2010 at 11:10 am

      Hi Pam! Sable wrote this one, so it is all her good work! 🙂 I think the orange bedding is sold out, I couldn’t find it either. Sable, can you straighten us out?

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    February 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm


    What a cool post! There are some really great resources here. Thanks! I LOVE that couch and wall sconce. And, it is great to know about that tablecloth/dishtowel site – those are fantastic. Someday I will get one of those Heywood beds!

  3. sablemable Reply

    February 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm


    Thanks! Yes, I want one of the queen sized Streamline beds! The site that sells the new table linens and towels I stumbled across just yesterday when I was finishing up my research.

    That sconce would look soooo cool out front!

  4. sablemable Reply

    February 3, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Hi, Ruth!

    I just copied/pasted the page on the Touch Of Class site to you and Pam.

    From what I can see, the orange or russet is still available.

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