On my way back from the Michigan Modern Expo, I spotted a large antique mall just outside of Findley Ohio. Findley is about an hour north of my hometown so I decided that the next time I was in my hometown, and had enough extra time, I would see what I could find. Yeah, that worked out pretty well!
I had quite the nice little haul from the Goodwill:
There was this nice vintage fiberglass shade
I'm not certain what this wire pack would be used for (plants? 45 rpm records? mail catch-all?) but it was cheap and had a great 1950s "look"
I debated buying this lighted picture shadow box because it is sooooooo kitschy.
That picture in the center is printed on a plastic sheet (other pictures could be ordered and you could easily replace them)...
The plastic sheet is mounted in front of a fluorescent light fixture
I've tried to find some info on this thing (I know I have seen these before but I simply can't find any on the interwebz today) but the company name, Modern Decor Inc, is pretty generic and brings up all sorts of garbage.
The Salvation Army wasn't too shabby either.
Dig the great 1970s canister set! These were priced individually but the nice lady at the register agreed with me that they were a set and she only charged me for one. Nice tin bodies with great paint and cool plastic lids.
Anyone have a little grandson who is excited about spending some time at grandma's house? You need to give the little nipper this special, little, suitcase.
Okay, time to hit the road! (distance traveled: 60 miles; time elapsed, one hour)
The mall is pretty large but only has a sprinkling of mid mod goodies, luckily I found some in my price range!
I'll start small, with this Dansk 10 inch Kobenstyle pot in the highly desirable turquoise color
It has an early mark, with four ducks, from when Dansk pieces were made in Denmark (this pot is pre 1966)
Naturally, a 46-ish year old pot will have some wear...
Reflecting all of the meals that were lovingly prepared inside.
At the same booth, I got this super cool slat bench with a white lamanent table built into one end.
I think that this sucker was originally purchased with trading stamps because it has some stuck to the bottom, next to some sort of makers mark.
I also found this slat bench in another booth. These slat benches have sold really well at the fleas so I snap up any that I can find.
The last thing I picked up was a gorgeous chandelier light fixture
I'll tell you what, if it weren't for the delicately curving, tinted glass globes, this fixture would be pretty traditional looking. Hey, it might go nicely with a Drexel Declaration dining set!
Even with these small 10 or 15 watt bulbs, there are eight arms so I figure it casts plenty of light
The chandelier was made by Atlas Lighting Inc. The only fixture I could find that was similar was posted by our friend Dana of Mid2Mod blog (and now that I want to post a link, I can't find it)
So, that was a nice little road trip!