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Jen O
Southern California lifestyle where studio, kitchen, garden, home and fashion reflect a vintage point of view
Southern California lifestyle where studio, kitchen, garden, home and fashion reflect a vintage point of view
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1949: Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen & Henry P. Glass Hairpin leg side table.
Too often we associate mid-century modern furnishings only with the 1950's and later, but the origins start earlier than that. Recently I came across this advertisement in a textile industry magazine from the late 1940's. A case in point is this textile man...

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Greenery: Pantone Color for 2017 - Color of the Year, Accent Colors for a Greener Home
Color of the Year, 2017 - Pantone's Greenery, can be a great way to bring nature into your home. If using green seems like a big stretch for right now, consider trying out some of these accent pieces to start. Featuring just a little of this new green will...

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1950s Holiday Recipes: From Box Labels
About this time of year the little Bungalow starts to warm up with cooking smells that only Fall can bring: cinnamon, pumpkin, cranberries and other heady little feasts. I like a fresh pumpkin pie as soon as Halloween decorations crop up on my neighbor's f...

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Claremont CA: Small Town So Cal
Small towns in southern California make for the best day trips. One of my favorites is the little village of Claremont, a sleepy college town a bit over 30 miles east of Los Angeles. One of the older towns in Los Angeles county, in the late 1800's Claremon...

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Claremont CA: Small Town So Cal
Small towns in southern California make for the best day trips. One of my favorites is the little village of Claremont, a sleepy college town a bit over 30 miles east of Los Angeles. One of the older towns in Los Angeles county, in the late 1800's Claremon...

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Mid-Century Modern: Robert Kjer Jakobsen, Designer for Virtue Brothers of California
Mid-century modern 1950's furniture came in many affordable styles. I found this advertisement for a dining room set from 1956 and it lead me to the designer, Robert Kjer Jakobsen who designed it while working for Virtue Brothers of California .  Virtue Bro...

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Danish Modern: Steel and Wood Tableware in Mid-Century Modern Style
Danish modern wood and stainless steel tableware has a classic look with a mid-century modern vibe. Serving pieces from this era never looked so good, or were so easy and affordable to find as they are now.  Here's just a few of the wonderful vintage piece...
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