Tag Archives: Mid-Century

Private Stash: Hand-Carved Cats

Happy Friday! I’m recovering from a failed Craigslist adventure. I knew it was too good to be true: two dressers for $45! They were Formica on top, and I’ve sworn off Formica for solid wood from here on out. Today, however, is a massive book sale where there’s a treasure-trove of mid-century children’s books, so […]

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Mid-Century Curiosities

Sometimes I get back from garage sales and wish I had endless bookcases to display all the small things I run across. From modern geometry to worldly handcrafts, the appreciation for artful forms in the 1960’s yielded an endless amount of knickknacks. As evidenced by this haul from a few weeks back, sometimes I attempt […]

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Private Stash: Garage Stash

After revealing myself yesterday as the man behind the largest pile of loot from the weekend, I thought I’d take today’s Private Stash in a little different direction and focus more heavily on the “stash.” The reality of being a collector or thrifter is that you have to buy something when you see it—it won’t […]

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If you guessed C…

Those who thrift with me often have been known to affectionately (and sometimes not so affectionately) say “stay in front of him.” With good reason: I leave little vintage goodness in my wake. It’s pretty easy to tell which pile was mine by volume alone. But, I earned it. I rode in the backseat for […]

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Private Stash: Brutalist Pottery

We can’t wait to show you the great things we snatched up on our weekend jaunt up North. But until we fully recover from two days of up-before-dawn-out-until-dark snagging and gather our thoughts, this private stash will have to hold you. I am a bit of a pottery hoarder. It began pretty innocently. An interesting […]

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