The official sales listing for Adrian Pearsall’s 1964 house in Forty Fort, PA, is now “live” on Sotheby’s. When I first saw and wrote about this house <– more photos here, I was so stunned that I could not even imagine what it would have been like to grow up there. So, I asked Jim for his recollections, holding my breath the whole time hoping that he would not be “bothered.” Quite the opposite: Jim… then brother Jed… then sister Cindy Pearsall Sussman… each were amazingly generous in offering memories of living in this wonderland. I am kind of speechless reading, and then thinking, about this little piece of paradise their parents created for them.
Over the past several days I have have conversed by email with the three… Following are their memories about the house and about the life that their mother Doris — known as “Dorie” — and father Adrian created for them…. Heck yeah there is more →
Many thanks to reader Jamie, who alerted me on Saturday that the home that Adrian Pearsall designed and built for his family outside Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1962-1964 is coming on the market for sale for the very first time. In fact, I reached out to the agent — Mr. Pearsall’s son Jim Pearsall — immediately, and found that the MLS listing for the house only was going online yesterday, May 1. You read it here first! What an AMAZING house!Heck yeah there is more →
Vintaga sofa, couch, davenport — whatever you call that large piece of seating in your living room that seats two to 10 comfortably — for those of us in the retro-sphere, a fantastic vintage couch can be both the crowning piece of living room decor and a place to spend many leisure time hours. A while back — we asked readers to upload their prized 1940s, 1950s or 1960s vintage sofas — today we will look at just a few of 219 vintage sofa photos uploaded — like this Florida reader’s aqua mid century sectional with two built-in laminate-topped side tables and a triangular corner back table…and…er…a giraffe? This reader must surely have a wild side. And we say: Bring it on! Let’s take a look at 15 more vintage furniture delights –>
…when tiles or counter tops would be discontinued I would save the samples… I didn’t know for what, I just tossed them in a big box for “something.”
Reader Christa has been chipping away at her labor of love house for a while now, collecting treasures along the way to make it her own. With a degree as an interior designer and years working as a kitchen and bath designer, you’d expect some creative mojo going on in her house. Yup: Using her designer’s eye and playful personality, Christa used her collection of discontinued tile samples to create one of the most creative mosaic back splashes ever. It’s part of her artistic, eclectic 1972 house, which includes fantastic Adrian Pearsall furniture, a Cado wall system, cork flooring found for 50 cents a tile, and lots of great collectibles purchased before mid century design began to boom.
What are the most collectible brands of vintage furniture? You know that’s an impossible question, because it’s different strokes for different folks — and different budgets, too. But to get the conversation started, Pam and I brainstormed a top 10 list of our favorite vintage furniture — some of which we own and some, we dream about. Read on… then, we want to hear about your favorite vintage furniture designs, too!
What’s even more fun than seeing the Rays play the Yankees in St. Petersburg, Florida? How about first spending a couple of hours visiting the midcentury modern furniture store Furnish Me Vintage, right across the street from Tropicana Field. We were in Florida on vacation earlier this summer, and, yes, DH was just as excited to go see 7,000 s.f. of vintage furniture as he was to go watch baseball. I am lucky that way. And we had a great time at the store. Furnish Me Vintage is owned by cutie pie marrieds Jackie and Todd.