Several readers have written to alert me that Sherwin-Williams no longer has brochures for our beloved Suburban Modern paint palettes in their stores. These have been tried, true, authentic paint colors for our 1950s, 1960s and 1970s colors for years. BUT: You can still get the brochures — with the paint codes – two ways. Heck yeah there is more →
These are so cool and the price is right: Aluminum wall switchplates — 3 or 4 (?) designs — $2 each — dozens of pieces — although the shipping seems ridiculously pricey. The switchplates were originally made by Alcoa Aluminum. There is some other NOS luv in this carousel, including some naked nudies at the end.
Do you need something important for your ongoing renovation project… something you are hoping and praying the Retro Decorating Gods will send your way at a great price and in great condition? Well, if so, now is the time to show the RDGs what a humble and devoted servant you are — by helping the humble and devoted servant Helen — aka 52PostnBeam — to find the one last stinkin’ rotten vintage steel cabinet she needs for her kitchen renovation. Heck yeah there is more →
What with the long weekend, I thought most everyone would stop by at least one tag sale or thrift store or dumpster — or maybe grandma’s house? So it’s everyone’s favorite feature: Upload photos of your thrifty treasures. Above: I bought this vintage address sign off ebay about two years ago. Just hung it up in the mudroom yesterday. I wonder who Truman J. King of #374 was; I bet he was Elaine’s father, the timing is right… Heck yeah there is more →
If you want inject a shiny dose of contemporary-modern glamour into your decor, you might want to take a look at this blingy lighting from Jonathan Adler. It’s the Parker collection, which I spotted trolling through LampsPlus.com. While I’d call this ‘contemporary’ — as in very 2010-2011, this collection has clear roots in mid-century modern. The marketing blurb says that he created this lighting for the Parker Palm Springs luxury resort. There are several styles of fixtures – a ceiling mount (shown above), a drop pendant (right) and an against-the-wall sconce that I think you might even be able to mount horizontally in the bathroom above a mirror. And, there are three finishes — a shiny nickel, a shiny brass, and a bronze-almost-black. Very pretty. See all the Jonathan Adler lighting at LampsPlus.com– there’s some other stuff that pretty cool, too.