I spent some time this past Saturday going to a flea market. We had a lot of snow the day before, and I had an unplanned three day weekend thanks to the winter weather. So, here are some of my finds:
First of all, I found this great chair by Kroehler. The fabric is in amazing shape without any noticeable flaws. It looks great. Upon closer inspection, I found that the legs were wobbly, and when I checked them, they were all tight, so something needs to be fixed somehow. I also discovered that while the padding in the arms and the back is soft and in great shape, the padding in the seat cushion is turning hard and would most likely need to be replaced. Not a big deal, except for the fact that the cushion does not have a zipper on it, so it would have to have a seam removed, be restuffed, and sewn back up. I love the chair, and the price was great, but I already have two mid-century chairs for the upcoming den conversion. What I want is a couch in this style. The chair looks almost gray in the photo, but it is actually a pinkish-tan color. It has been at this flea market for over a month. If it is still there the next time I go, I'm afraid it might come home with me. Price: $35.
Isn't this little turquoise bedside lamp great? It is glass with a turquoise swirled design on the inside and gold trim, a gold lattice and floral pattern in the middle, and a brass base. I think it will look great sitting on the Heywood-Wakefield bedroom set of mine that is currently at Mom and Dad's. I just need to get a shade for it. This originally was going to be what I gave away for 25 followers, but I can't bring myself to part with it. Sorry! I paid $2 for this little gem.
Sometimes you walk by something and it just speaks to you. I walked by a booth where everything was $1.99 or less, and sitting there, begging me to take it home was this fun little bear sitting on a log. What a great little planter. I'll have to come up with some type of little plant to put in him. No markings to indicate maker, but I'm fairly certain he's mid-century.
Finally, in the same booth that I found the bear planter in, I found this little guy. He has a little sticker on the bottom that says "OMC Japan". He was also begging me to bring him home once he saw that I had picked up his brother, and I'm so soft hearted that I couldn't refuse his plea for a new home. The quality from this company was not very good. The finish is decent, but the mold parting seams were trimmed very sloppily. My first job was in a ceramics factory here in town, and if I had ever produced something that looked as awful as the parting seams on this poor little guy, I would have been out of a job. Anyway, he was a cheap addition to my home - 99 cents.
Have a great Thursday!
1950's Atomic Ranch House - Mid Century
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