One of my readers wrote and asked if I knew where to find mid-century modern furniture in the Midwest. I asked her if she minded if I responded on the blog. This will be the first of several posts on this subject.
Lots of Midwestern antique stores have a few MCM items hidden in their inventory, some have special MCM sections, and fewer still feature primarily MCM wares. I will share our favorites and I hope you will tell us about yours.
The table above was marked down from $10 to $5 (I would have gladly paid ten) at Country Fair Mall in Coal Valley, Illinois. MCM furniture and accessories are always available, but you have to search high and low for them. Ah...the thrill of the hunt!
This little table caught my eye because the inset tile was similar to tile on the floor of our lower-level laundry and utility room...which is just around the corner from where this table sits. Also, did I mention it was cheap? It does need a little love, so I will spray-paint the metal legs when I have the time.
What do you think? Pretty close, huh?
I know this table isn't a major prize, but remember this is the same antique mall where we found our MCM hutch, classic West Bend penguin ice bucket (a mega-bargain at under $3), and the cool MCM serving dish.
Country Fair Mall
504 West 1st Avenue
Coal Valley, IL 61240
Tell them MidWestern MidCentury sent you!