Monthly Archives: October 2012

Upcoming 1950’s Items!

Tonight I thought I’d give you all a sneak peak at a few items that I’ll be listing for sale in the online store within the next week or two.

All of the pieces date from the 1950’s and possess that great style and design that is instantly recognisable. Owning one or more of these items won’t cost you the world either, with prices ranging from $15 – $175 they are all affordable items which will add that special touch to your mid century inspired interior.

Mid Century Items for sale.

From right to left we have –

  • Atomic Bedside Table/Drawer Unit
  • 1950’s Sewing Box on pokee legs
  • Rectangular 1950’s Coffee table on splayed legs
  • Awesome ‘Kidney Bean’ coffee table
  • Small Silky Oak timber case
  • Vintage wall hung first aid box

Be sure to keep an eye out in our store for these new and exciting items!

Jens Risom Table & 6 Chairs

I was lucky enough to come across an amazing Jens Risom design table a few months ago.

Mid Century Table Dining/Board Room

Manufactured from blackwood the table has a great shape (which is a little hard to see in the above photo) which instantly caught my eye. Funnily enough the store I brought it from was only 100 meters away from a very well known and large antique centre. I often wonder how many ‘dealers’ walked past this piece without ever bating an eyelid at it………

Anyway, I have been storing it away until I get the chance to completely restore it. Fast forward to the end of last week and I stumbled across 6 chairs for sale.

Retro Dining Chairs

They looked OK in the pictures, not great, however well worth a look.

Upon further inspection they turned out to be exactly what I was after. They are manufactured from the same timber, being blackwood, have the same squarish design as the base of the Jens Risom table along with a complimenting curved back support.

The use of blackwood, brass head screws for those that are exposed along with the interesting split seat design all point to these chairs being manufactured by a high quality furniture producer, possibly around the mid to late 1950’s.

Full of excitement I couldn’t wait to put the chairs with the table and see if they would match…….

Mid Century Blackwood Dining Suite

And they did, perfectly!

It may be a few months until I get the time to restore this suite to its original state, however the wait will definitely be worth it. Stay tuned for more updates.

Things don’t always go to plan………..

A few weeks ago I made mention here of how we were planning to implement some changes in regards to when we list new stock for sale in the online store.

Well after 8 weeks we realise that not everything always go to plan and that that way of listing items is not working for us. Unfortunately other commitments (read – full time jobs) just does not allow us the time to structure things that way.

Never fear though, with returning to the ‘randomness’ we release some of the pressure to ‘find and list’ new stock at the beginning of every month along with giving us more freedom & flexibility with our restoration projects!

If you are concerned about missing out on that special piece, you can always contact us here and let us know what you are chasing!

Be sure to check back over the next few weeks, there are some really awesome pieces coming up for sale!