Vintage 50s Elgin rhinestone alarm clock – today’s ebay pick

Update: Sold for $34.99

Who says that midcentury design has to be all googie…or colonial? Let’s not forget: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

Hey, I even like the fact it’s missing one rhinestone. The (decorating) gods do not want us to achieve perfection, they will become jealous and smite us.

Just two days to go on this one. Move fast.



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  1. Femme1 says

    You know, Pam, as I understand more and more about your mid-century aesthetic from reading your blog, I wonder if you had heard about or seen the AMC series “Mad Men”? It takes place in 1960, and the main character is a NYC ad man; this series was highly acclaimed and it’s one of the best things I’ve seen on television that hasn’t come out of HBO. The set designers and art directors worked very hard to mix styles to get the look of a real 1960 house and office (and lots of other sets besides).

    For example, a cape cod house with traditional furniture but an occasional ultra moderne ashtray, colonial cabinets in the kitchen, and so on.

    You should check it out just for the sheer style of it. You can watch a video online of “The Making of Mad Men,” which mentions a lot about their care to make this world come alive by mixing furniture styles from the 40s into the more modern stuff of the 50s and early 60s.

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