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Go Modern, Holiday Style

Enjoy some holiday inspiration from fabulously vintage modern homes as the season winds down and the long lines, exhausted cashiers and holiday song standards (excessively repeated) make one final push to the end. We are unpacking our newly received container and you can view some of our recently added items in the Just Landed section. Possibly a holiday treat can be found...   Maybe a set of vintage deer and ram figures could make your mantel a little more festive. Or a pair of Westnofa chairs to snuggle up on near a roaring fire. Perhaps something geometric like a guiding star in the night or a trio of penguins straight from the North Pole can warm the cockles of your heart and wash away all that bah humbug that has been building to a boiling point of holiday resentment and angst. Don't fret, they are almost here (and almost over). You can look forward to a new year of sweet, sweet forgetting to relieve the holiday fatigue (and lots of delicious pie). Hap

Container Sort

A container full of fresh vintage finds from overseas has recently arrived and we will be sorting through all the great stuff sourced during our recent buying trip.  The warehouse will be closed through Dec. 18th for the big sort, but you can still visit our retail store in Silverlake. Below is a selection of our recently sold pieces that you might have missed seeing. When we finish the big container sort, make sure to come by and check out the new wares - there are tons of incredible pieces that need to be taken to a new home.   We will be featuring some of our recent unique vintage finds in the next few weeks. Check back or subscribe to the RSS feed for updates.




With Thanksgiving nearly here for those in the US, thoughts of dining and relaxing on Thursday are foremost on the agenda. Giant vintage tables and broken in leather chairs may be the perfect way to deal with the holiday bloat. Currently dreaming of pumpkin pie and turkey... For vegetarians, here's a tasty carved turkey you can put on the table without the guilt. If you still need a dining table or a place to lounge and unbutton your pants on, take a look at the warehouse . We might just have something that can help out with the holiday. Just no pies. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Den Style

As everything starts getting colder and days much shorter, warm up with some cozy den style. Anchor any den with a Hans Wegner daybed. Doubles as an extra sleeping spot for unexpected overnight guests unwilling to brave the cold.  Hang a Stilnovo aluminum lamp over a coffee table for intimate lighting. Pair with Rohe Noorwolde Bamboo hoop chair for as extra seating for extra special friends. Layer books, magazines and delicious snacks on a mid century coffee table with a sturdy chrome base . Clear it all off for an impromptu dance party. Throw in some vignettes of your favorite vintage pottery, West German or just a retro curvy ceramic  vessel . Load a bar cart with your favorite spirits to get you through those long winter months. Mix up a barrel of Swedish Glögg to drink away the holiday malaise. Cozy den inspiration with a dash of Hans Wegner. Better with a cocktail and a good book.

Credenza Bonanza

Perfect in pretty much every room, long and lean credenzas combine form and function with that extra bit of Scandinavian aesthetic charm. Useful for extra storage and display in the dining room, den, living room or bedroom these multifunctional units are also increasingly gaining popularity as media hubs. Mid century credenzas were created by a huge range of designers and manufacturers and can vary widely in both shape and material. We are just recently getting back from a big buying trip in Amsterdam and have a container load of vintage items that will be arrving in a few short weeks. Check out our Facebook page for images of what will be coming soon. If you can't wait, please come by and see our large selection of insanely incredible credenzas at our warehouse location as well as great storage pieces at our retail location at Mohawk General Store in Silverlake store. Stop in and say hello!