Thursday, February 26, 2009
Mid-Century Women & Great Crates
As I was waiting for my son to finish his art lesson at the gallery this evening, I stopped in at a new thrift shop to benefit the local Hospice and found a pristine (at least on the inside) Lane cedar chest from the 50s. It has the brass-tipped atomic age legs and false drawers with pulls true to the era, like this one. I'll probably use it as a coffee table in the media room.
As I was checking out, one of the volunteers commented that she was happy I was purchasing the hope chest. I nodded and said, "It's a bargain for such a nice piece; they'd call it 'mid-century' and charge a fortune for it in an antique store." One of the mature women behind me in line piped up, "Mid-century, I like that word. From now on, when people ask how old I am, I will tell them I am a mid-century woman!"
Speaking of containers, I ordered a neat dog crate for our new Corgi. The front panel flips up like a garage door. The entire crate breaks down to carry flat, and comes in fashion colors. This clever crate won the Pet Product News International 2008 Editor's Choice Award. Please let me know what you think! If you like, you can purchase one for your Corgi here.