Searching For Mid Century Modern

As you may know…I”m constantly searching around for mid century modern pieces. I scour the thrift stores, rummage yard sales, and I even get on a notification list at all the local antique shops. And yes, it pays off at times. Especially when you find great stuff.

I want to share with you my most sought after piece of furniture. It”s a mid century modern chaise that brings a smile to my face every time I lay eyes on it. Just look at the curves on this fine piece of art.

Chaise lounge chair

I found this nice arm charm in an antique shop I frequently almost weekly. It”s sturdy and strong. It doesn”t appear to have any function defects. It”s a bit scratched, but that comes with the antique territory.

Leather MCM Arm Chair

Not sure what I”m going to do in the long run with this butcher block table. But I”m currently using it for my home office. I will have to show you the final results of the office when I”m finished. But for now…take a look at this hunk of a piece.

Butcher table

Accessories always matter when trying to mingle new modern in with the older mid century modern furniture. Keeping my eyes peeled back seems to help me find great glassware of the MCM era.

Mid Century Glassware find

And the tea cups! Small, petite, bold, and powerful. All in one. Need I say more?

Mid Century Modern Tea Cups

We would like to extend an invent to those of you who are always on the hunt for great furniture, cool accessories, and fabulous finds. You can send us links and or guest blog on Mid Century Modern Life.

If you could coin me in one word -- it would be -- "simplicated". I'm "simply" "complicated" at times. I'm a simple guy and love simple things, others...I'm complicated. But I'm still a cool guy that love all things design related.

9 Comments on "Searching For Mid Century Modern"

  1. missy says:

    i live in lincoln and i swear i just saw that chair the other day! we have inherited some mid-century modern furniture( along with some really old antiques and oriental pieces) and i am struggling to make it all fit in my home. i am excited to find inspiration here.

  2. Brandy says:

    You should check out the blog Rhan Vintage Modern. She has some great ideas about finding and fixing MCM furniture. She also has an Etsy shop with some very cool stuff. Enjoy!

  3. K says:

    I have a houseful of MSM furniture I’m selling, all in mint condition! email me if you’re interested! munchkin1616 at juno dot com

  4. Erika says:

    Hello there.
    I love the mid-century modern wood chaise depicted on your blog. Do you have any idea who the designer is? My partner is a brilliant woodworker and he believes he can make a replica of it for our home but would like to see some more pictures of it. Can you help? Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers, Erika

  5. Raymonn says:

    I definitely will get back to you on this. I have the name. But not in the front of me currently. I will get back to you shortly.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for this inspiring blog post! I sell Mid-Century Modern vintage items on Etsy and I LOVE your blog! It makes me very happy to find others who love MCM as much as I do! Where I live, there are so many beautiful MCM homes being torn down and replaced by huge horrible homes. It is wonderful to see that some people still appreciate this magnificent architecture.

    My shop:

    My Mid-Century board on

  7. Dennis says:

    There is a lounge chair at a local auction this weekend similar the chaise lounge you show . The only difference is the arms are flipped on this one (and look a little more comfortable).

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