January 17, 2011A Panther Painting, A Pink Washer & An Atomic Fruit Bowl Lamp
Whoa, check out this stuff! These are some fun sightings from our antiquing trip to Bay City last weekend. Lots of stuff I wanted but, alas, either too expensive or not quite right.
Sometimes things are obviously MCM. Sometimes they are mid-century colonial. Sometimes they are just kitschy mid-century. And sometimes, they are every mid-century style rolled into one!
This lamp has a fantastic three-tiered shade, some metal “atomic” accents coming out of the middle, and the base is a pink gilded “fruit bowl” filled with fake, plastic grapes.
That’s right. Fake grapes.
I love it! The Style-Straddling Lamp!
I was very excited about this rattan sofa and table set when I saw it. On closer inspection, it just wasn’t quite what Tom and I want for the tiki room. But so close!
It even has the original upholstery!
A little carafe-love.
Both of these = gorgeous. Both of these = expensive.
I had to get peeled off of this picture. Tom was firm on his “no” stance (it had a $85 price tag) but it was a close one.
I even loved the frame!
A pink washer, a white washer and a cream and mint enameled stove. Soooooo pretty.
Now it was my turn to do the peeling. Here is Tom drooling over a Danish Modern floor lamp which was completely gorgeous. And also $235. Yikes.
But while he was staring at the lamp, I was busy with the Heywood Wakefield rattan tables. Yummy.
“See Jimmy, this is how combustion works.”
“Wow, Pop! I can’t wait to grow up and get a job on the GM line, just like you.”
“Don’t worry, Son, you will. You will.”
The atomic high-chair! I almost had Tom talked into this one, (for possible future baby Clarks – don’t get too excited yet, Moms) but we both couldn’t get over the pinching factor. The metal sides look really painful, don’t they?
An Eames chair. A real one, for once!
But too pricey for the condition. It needed all new upholstery.
This poor table was in rough shape, but it had an excellent Formica pattern on it!
Come back tomorrow to see what I got! It’s awesome!