Monday, October 8, 2012

From Primitives to Mid Century Modern

I love it all !

Primitive items are harder and harder to find but when I do find them I have a hard time letting go
sometimes it's hard to remember I have a business and that I can't keep everything
Primitive Wooden Measuring Containers


Definition and Examples

  • Primitive furniture items were crudely made pieces used in place of popular furniture of the era until such time as a better piece could be purchased. Since these pieces were not meant to survive, they were expendable; therefore, they are rare to find today and thus much more valuable. The settle; a seat next to the fireplace; a wagon seat, a double chair for two to sit on a wagon; and a candle stand are all examples of common primitives according to "Field Guide to Early American Furniture."

Differences Between Primitive and Country

  • According to "Country Pine Furniture," primitives closely resemble country furniture. The difference is that primitives are crudely constructed and made from rough-hewn wood. According to Dorothy H. Jenkins, author of "A Fortune In The Junk Pile," country pieces were more likely chairs, rockers and tables made with hand plane, saw, hammer and nails, and were painted and sometimes decorated with stencils to cover mixed wood types. Primitives would not be painted, because they were not meant to last that long.

Read more: Early American Antique Primitive Furniture |

Mid Century Modern is just so darn much fun!
They just add a pop of excitement to whatever space you choose to grace with them

Mid Century Modern Lucite Candle Holders

Mid-Century Modern

Definition: Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern is a style of furniture design, product design, and architecture that began after World War II and continued into the 1960s. Often called "mod" and most definitely retro this style is marked by simplicity, clean lines, organic forms, and materials such as wood, metal, and plastic. Though color is used quite a bit in post-war design, mid-century modern is typically less cutesy than the more pop-art offerings of the later 1960s.
 Mid-century design flourished in Europe, particularly Scandinavia, and prominent designers from this period include Finland's Eero Saarinen, American pair Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, and George Nelson. Many of the iconic designs are still being manufactured for sale by brands likeVitra and Kartell.

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My point is that since I love it all...
why can't I have it all... 
and so I incorporate both
into my decor to create a look that is 100% Sherron

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