COMMENTS WILL RE-OPEN on MONDAY, DECEMBER 2.
For the first time in, like, 13 years, I am taking a real vacation from the blog, to spend un-distracted time with family. Yes: I’m disconnecting from the interwebs for a bit! As part of this, Commenting on the blog is paused. Meanwhile, please enjoy reading all the many stories in our archives — and come back Monday, Dec. 2 when I will launch our annual giveaway of a vintage ornament wreath made by Georgia Peachez — and when comments will reopen so you can enter to win! HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!
Where to find mid century style medicine cabinets made new today? Over time, we’ve heard from more readers with tips, and some old suppliers exited the scene. So, here’s a new wrap-up story, identifying known suppliers of the various vintage styles. Note, this story focuses on true-vintage styles — fo example, recessed medicine cabinets with the mirror trimmed in metal, and wall mirrors with so-called sliding-door “cosmetic boxes” positioned below (available both recessed or wall hanging to make a little shelf). I notice that when searching mid century medicine cabinets online, I see many designs that I would call “contemporary” eg today’s modern style, not really replicating mid century modern or -modest styles that we had back in the day. I watch for styles that look true vintage, like they were built with the house. Fortunately, there are some willing manufacturers still making them! Heck yeah there is more →
A tailored bedspread has always been one of my favorite options for a mid century bed without a footboard. Those clean square lines — yes! Going through some reader emails, I found this tip from reader Lynne — tailored bedspreads from blair.com at a can-you-believe-it bargain price of just $40 — even for a king-sized bedspread! There’s a somewhat narrow set of color options, but beige … goes with everything! There are matching shams, too. Lynne also wrote about some of the other old-fashioned products she spotted from this retailer: Heck yeah there is more →