Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Great story on 50s style retro wallpaper

My new friend sent me this great story (url link below) on 50s wallpaper. The weblinks (in right hand column of page) to Melinamade ("Boomerang mushroom, left) and Interior1900 (right) are great -- for an arm and a leg you can get great vintage papers. Alternatively: try eBay or where I found all my stashes of paper -- in the basement of my local art supply/wallpaper store, a place that had been in business forever. Put your vibes out into the decorating universe: And what you seek will come to you!
And - be sure to see my previous posts on some Sanderson papers I thought would fit a true 50s house nicely. They're of the "small florals" referenced in the OHJ story:

Tulip Table by CB2 does 50s style affordably

I found this great buy on a reproduction Tulip Table - only $150 or so, from CB2 (Crate and Barrel's new retail endeavor) plus shipping. Note, this table has a matte finish - while the chairs that I posted on have a glossy finish. But the difference doesn't bother me. And the total price was quite right compared to buying the Saarinen original - as great as that would have been!

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Tulip Chairs - great retro repro's

I bought these white (swivel, with red cushions) tulip chair reproductions from eBay - they're new, and so far seem great. Search Tulip Chairs", I paid $275 for a pair, plus about $80 in shipping. They came in just 2-3 days. The FedEx label said they came from : I&L Distributing Inc., 544 Park Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205.

A friend of my husband pointed us to the other chairs, the "Case Study" fiberglass side chairs available in 12 colors @ $239 plus $35 shipping. I've certainly seen both of these styles (and there are more on the website) on ebay - these look to be terrific reproductions. From