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March 7, 2013

Mid-Centurian’s Back To The Fifties Room

By Sara In AZ

I have a super fun post for y’all this week!  I came across the website www.mid-centurian.com a few years back and I was super impressed with the collection of chalkware and other 50s kitsch this couple had acquired. I had always wanted to showcase this room on the blog, but then I lost the link. ugh. I FINALLY came across the site again and promptly saved it so I would not lose it again. YAY!!!

Here is a little background info from the homepage of their site:

In 1990 the Mid-Centurians began furnishing their “Back-to-the-Fifties” room by shopping garage sales, thrift stores, second hand stores, antique stores, and later eBay. They continue to search today for “treasures” including Relco mosaic figurines, Universal Statuary ethnic figural chalkware, unusual Hyalyn ashtrays, black wire and chalkware wall decor, unique TV lamps, and Mirro Medallion aluminum ware.

Sounds completely awesome doesn’t it!

I tried to contact ‘Mid-Centurian’ through the e-mail address on the site, but all my messages came back “undeliverable”, so if you are still out there Mid-Centurian thanks for all the fun and the great pics!!!

Soooooooo, what is this mysterious “Back To The Fifties Room” you ask……………well let’s check it out!


Ummmmm, I could totally live in this room for the rest of my life and be completely happy!


Just check out all of the awesome-ness!


The shadowbox…..the lamps…..the ballerinas……someone quick pass the smelling salts!


I LOVE it all!!!! It’s just AMAZING isn’t it!!!!!

Definitely check out the Mid-Centurian’s website as there are other cool things to see too – he has interviews with past employee’s of Universal Statuary, there are even scans of old Universal Statuary catalogs, and other fun pictures too!

All pictures/images property of Mid-Centurian.

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6 Responses to Mid-Centurian’s Back To The Fifties Room

  1. Ms. Adventure Reply

    March 7, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Great 50’s room!

    I’m not sure if you are familiar with Hepcat Restorations or not, but I think you’ll love his blog. His home is such a fantastic collection of mid century awsomeness.


    Check it out if you haven’t yet. Thanks for keeping all of the great posts coming.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      March 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Glad you like the blog Ms Adventure, this is a really great 1950s room! 🙂

  2. RetroRuth Reply

    March 7, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    All that chalkware!!! It KILLS me!!!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      March 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      I am SO dying over here Ruth!!!!!!!! 🙂

  3. Andrea Reply

    March 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I think all that awesomeness just killed me, wow! Move over, Sara, I’m with you on the happily living the rest of my life in that room!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      March 7, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      I think there’s room for both of us to live there happily Andrea….do you think we can squeeze in a kitchen somewhere down in there though? 🙂

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