Lifestyle 

Review: It’s a Mod Mod Mystery! (or two!)

We’re behind on our book reviews and yet we’ve read some fabulous ones lately! If you’re a cozy mystery fan and love to dream of fabulous mid-century decor and fashion, Diane’s books are for you! I already reviewed her first book in this series “Pillow Stalk” but haven’t had a chance to tell you about the next two in the series! “That Touch of Ink”,  (as usual the title is a spoof on a Doris Day movie “That Touch of Mink”! 🙂 ) puts our heroine, interior decorator Madison Night…

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Online Vintage Fabric Stores: for interior decoration and crafting fun!

We were looking around the internet for something fun and interesting to write about and in a crafty mood, I said “fabric”! 🙂 Of course etsy and Ebay have fabulous things, but where to reliably shop online for these? There are lots of sites with really old fabric, but Mid-Century is a bit harder to track down. Here are just a few of the sites we found: Contemporary Cloth They have a goal to provide a resource for interesting, contemporary/modern and retro-look textiles for home or office, and original textiles…

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The great mid-century chair hunt

We are on the hunt for new chairs. However, we have a problem. A marital design dillema, which Rex and I rarely have. We have a HUGE chair in our living room – soft comfy and OLD. He loves it. Adores it. So, I want to replace it – really, I wouldn’t have this kind of a chair in a dorm room. I’ve tried to put it out for the dumpster several times and he won’t have it. This is the sort of thing I’d love to replace it with:…

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Mixing my worlds

If you read my “other blog” you realize I love to stitch. I’m a crazy quilter and a self-confessed fabric-o-holic. However, I think I’ve found the perfect blend of my love for midcentury style and my love for fabrics. This past Friday I had the chance to help a gal in our neighborhood mount a piece for an exhibit of these wonderful fabrics: The design is by Lucienne Day, who is one of the most noteworthy British designers of the day. If you want to see more (before the exhibit that is) there are…

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