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New Additions

I’m busy! Whaddya want from me?! I’m attempting to blog at least once a week, and so far, I’ve managed that. Some of us have to work, run to the hospital to see their new niece, and drive all over SoCal looking for hot deals on even hotter vintage furniture.

So over the past weekend, I did just that. My gas bill tells the story true. My brand new niece was born early, but healthy. She’s the newest addition to my human family, and I’m so proud. She’s in the NICU, but she can already breathe on her own, and she’s gaining weight like she’s Samoan.

Super Scarlet

Another thing I’m so proud of? My other newest addition: Baby Display Cabinet. I talk to her too. O-Zo Bo-Bo Doh-Doh, You’s such a perdy girl, sweet cabie wabby! Make my stuff-sies look sooooo nice!

She’s a pretty girl! (Picture presumptiously lifted from the great folks at the Sleek and Simple Lines Blog)

And since I feel so terrible about depriving the world of my fabulous posts that I know everyone has just been salivating in waiting for…let me give you a little hint on this Monday evening. Mondays are the day that Fab.com features vintage everything. In fact Fab.com calls it “Vintage Mondays,” and of course, I subscribe to the emails. This week, a pair of vintage wooden candlesticks were featured at a discount for $75 down  from $110 retail. (See http://fab.com/sale/10879 if you’re interested)

I mean no offense to Fab.com. More so, my apologies in advance to the featured sellers “Vintage Junkys” from my much-loved Texas. I love anyone who loves mid-century modern, and mostly anyone from Texas. Hey Man, we’re all friends here, but if you pay $75 for a pair of wooden candlesticks, you have to be higher than a kite. Down from $115? Is that right? When did we become so stupid as consumers that we’d spend our hard-earned money this way? If you have $75 to spend on wooden candlesticks (even if they were once firmly placed in George Michael’s butt – I’ll give ya $40) you must be makin’ it rain – and you’re very welcome to send your oh-so expendable income my way.

My unsolicited yet extremely valuble advice? Get off your butt and hit your nearest thrift store or Goodwill. I don’t care if Jesus himself carved those bad boys, you opportunistic Vintage Junkys. The proof is in the pudding. Check this:

Wooden Candlesticks found at Angel View Thrift

“1.99, are you outta your mind?” NO! You’re out of YOUR mind, Fab.com.

Eat me

And so…the moral of the story today kids, is that you’ll feel MUCH better in this economy having paid $2 bucks a piece, when your vintage candlesticks are lonely and collecting dust with no candles to complete them because Scentsy has the market and p.s….no one makes long skinny candlesticks anymore unless you live in Transylvania.

Which leads me to this: REASONABLE SELLERS ON ETSY.COM FOR ALL VINTAGE MUST-HAVES. That and more to follow next week (or maybe this week if I’m feeling feisty). I’ll share with you folks NOT on Jay-Z’s budget where to get great stuff at great prices.


About midcenturyobsession

My love for midcentury surfaced after inheriting a couple pieces of my very fashionable grandmother's MCM furniture. I'd always loved clean lines...and became obsessed. I'm currently in the process of redoing our entire home in Mid Century style. My husband would tell you "She's off her head." (Irish-speak for NUTS.) I am the wife of a Dubliner, a mother to an adorable little boy and two clownish french bulldogs Pig and Pearl. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. If there is anything I learned earning my degree, it was that I didn't want to pursue criminal justice. My heart just wasn't in it. I played 2 years of volleyball on a full scholarship and graduated a 4 year college in 3 years. I lived in Dallas for a very long time and left friends behind to be closer to family for my son. A native Californian, I have to say it's great to be back home.


5 thoughts on “New Additions

  1. Now where did you put your new baby display cabinet at? That is a great photo btw!! Congrats on the new niece-y and c u soon! ;o)

    Posted by Senta-letter | September 26, 2012, 8:20 pm
  2. BAM ! Another witty, wise and wonderful post! Makes me wish I was an M-C-Maniac like you!

    Posted by Robin | September 28, 2012, 5:33 am
  3. I haunt FAB vintage ‘stuff’ too and you’re beyond right, you are in the Emperor has no clothes category of right. Someone housebound could do better on Etsy or eBay or any other number of sites than on Fab and yet constantly there are 500 dollar typewriters, for example, snapped up when their equal or better languishes on eBay for 1/2 that price. Many the time a WTF has slipped out startling the dog ;o)

    Posted by Pax | March 22, 2013, 10:58 pm

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