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Old 02-21-2016, 08:28 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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While my home is from the 1920s, we have an extension built in 1959. The 20s through 50s and early 60s are some of my favorite periods in home design - interior and exterior.

I collect mid century antiques - Heywood Wakefield, Viking glass, chrome craft dinettes, mid century lamps with fiberglass shades, those Libby glasses that were on "Madmen" with the frosted gold leaves.

Also, I am not adverse to good reproductions - Joybird comes to mind.

What do you collect? How did you get into it? Please do tell!
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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Maybe you should be more descriptive in your title? Like "Mid-Century Modern Collectibles"? I didn't know what "MCM Anyone?" meant....
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:05 AM
 
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I've found some Libby glasses that our parents had in a little vintage store. Just the other
day I was looking at Craigslist near a metro area and I was very surprised what I saw. However,
I'd rather buy from a shop but on this city's site, several things that caught my eye were from
an antique store.

Came across this:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mallorymcinn...ore#.vobroQWLk
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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What do I collect? Dishes, mostly. Anywhere I can find them!

Food-service china counts, right?
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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You and everyone else. I can't wait for it to become unpopular again. Prices are out of hand.
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, Va
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I don't collect much of anything, but I do have 1920's crystal and china. I never liked them, but they've grown on me over the years. Attached is a photo of some... I've been searching for a pattern like this since I've broken a few over the years.
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MCM anyone?-img_3027.jpg  
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:54 AM
 
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I don't collect much of anything, but I do have 1920's crystal and china. I never liked them, but they've grown on me over the years. Attached is a photo of some... I've been searching for a pattern like this since I've broken a few over the years.

I may have something similar to the glass in the middle.
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Old 02-22-2016, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My collecting goes back a little farther. I collect the real oil lamps. Like Aladdin, Bradley and Hubbard, OVB, etc. The best of my collection is a piano lamp that is a B&H that extends upward to 8 feet. It has the quik light feature, siliconized banquet glass, and the 1 3/4" round wick. I have the railroad lamps too. All are US made and at least 100 years old and they all work. I also collect old license plates. I have them back to 1935 Texas. I collect the old auto accessories like bullet mirrors that went on the front fenders, thru the door spotlights, model T tools and parts, etc. The wife already has the house looking like a museum with all of the old furniture, some of which dates back to the Civil War. I also collect old pictures/photographs of our Texas. I have 1000's. I collect old Edison records too.

Piano lamp but with the wrong glass
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Old 02-27-2016, 01:48 PM
 
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You and everyone else. I can't wait for it to become unpopular again. Prices are out of hand.
No kidding. Since we bought an MCM home we wanted to put in some inexpensive starter furniture that was period correct. Easier said than done with the "inexpensive" part.
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:58 PM
 
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I have a MCM footstool (tripod with big vinyl orange top cushion) that I found several years ago via Kijiji (I guess that's Craigslist classified ads in the States). It came from an elderly man who was downsizing, he was basically liquidating a huge apartment full of MCM piece, all mint condition. It was like stepping inside a time travel machine and visiting 1965.

I don't really decorate with this trend, but I notice that it's possible to blend MCM pieces with some current modern style pieces and they fit together quite well, kind of transitional-modernist if I can call it that. West Elm has some versatile stuff that works. A Canadian furniture company, EQ3, has a line called Assembly that has furniture and home accessories by modernist Canadian designers. They also carry Marimekko textiles and housewares, which fit in well with MCM interiors.
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