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Old 09-30-2014, 05:54 AM
 
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Thanks for the link to ifttt, that looks great. I have several saved searches that I regularly run on craigslist and ifttt looks great for that. I refuse to even look at any MCM furniture in stores, it's crazy expensive. I think quite a bit of it is just butt ugly anyway and I'm not sure how it can become appealing just because it was made at a certain time. We have never gone "furniture shopping" per se, we usually run across a piece we like then sort of build a room around it. We have some antique japanese tables and chests and a few decent vintage craftsman pieces but they are all rather minimalist looking and should work well in the new house. The only stuff I'm looking for is a recliner with ottoman so that I can finally ditch the ugly one that my husband has had for the past decade, and we need a dining room set because I sold my old one before we moved.
The Tudor sounds great, that's one of my favorite architectural styles. We only found one Tudor that was within our price range (they aren't all that common in California) but lost out when it sold for several thousand over asking. We both love houses with character but so many have been ruined by flippers that the inventory continues to shrink - we must have looked at a dozen 'neutered' craftsman homes, it was enough to make you cry.
I can understand that you don't personally like MCM, but you're logic is backward. It's not appealing because it happened to be made at that time. It is appealing because of it's style first and foremost but that style happens to define the time in terms of modern furniture. It just happens to be from that time, thus I happen to like a lot of pieces from that time. There are also a lot of ugly pieces made during that time that I do not like, so I don't just like something because it was made in a certain time (and I don't know anyone like that either).
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:52 AM
 
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I can understand that you don't personally like MCM, but you're logic is backward. It's not appealing because it happened to be made at that time. It is appealing because of it's style first and foremost but that style happens to define the time in terms of modern furniture. It just happens to be from that time, thus I happen to like a lot of pieces from that time. There are also a lot of ugly pieces made during that time that I do not like, so I don't just like something because it was made in a certain time (and I don't know anyone like that either).
It is not that I don't like MCM, I do. My response was just poorly worded, what I meant to say was that it appears that some people are willing to pay a great deal for anything labeled MCM just because it dates from that period. I grew up in a house full of MCM furniture during the 50's and 60's but it was lovely, understated and elegant. Most of it was Danish, or at least had a Scandinavian influence and it shaped my taste in furniture greatly. However, I didn't care for then and still don't like furniture or decor that looks like it belongs in an episode of the "Jetsons"
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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It is not that I don't like MCM, I do. My response was just poorly worded, what I meant to say was that it appears that some people are willing to pay a great deal for anything labeled MCM just because it dates from that period. I grew up in a house full of MCM furniture during the 50's and 60's but it was lovely, understated and elegant. Most of it was Danish, or at least had a Scandinavian influence and it shaped my taste in furniture greatly. However, I didn't care for then and still don't like furniture or decor that looks like it belongs in an episode of the "Jetsons"
Understood! Your clarification makes perfect sense. My tastes seem to align with yours
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