Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Mid Century Miracle

No really- it is.

I live within 3 miles of about 10 Mid Century Furniture and Decor Shops.   Each one of these shops is run/owned by extremely diligent and very busy proprietors.  It doesn't matter how early I get to an Estate Sale or what number in line I am - without fail every piece of Mid Century furniture has a sold sign on it.  Every. Single. Piece.

Imagine my surprise when on the 3rd day of a yard sale I came across this!
Lane Rhythm Collection- Dresser and Mirror
The dresser, mirror and 2 night stands were hidden in the garage, with their faces turned to the wall.  They were marked Lane on the inside, so I knew they were of good quality.   The price was good and home with me they came.  A little online investigation pulled up that these pieces came from the Lane Rhythm Collection, which was produced in the mid 1960s.  I am in love.


This shot shows the tone of the Walnut the best- It's not as red as the other pictures make it out to be

The dresser has already found it's way to our bedroom- but we still need to make some room for the nightstands.  I'm not quite sure yet where they will end up.
1 of 2 Lane Rhythm nightstands
We weren't even in the market for a new bedroom set- it was just one of those moments where I couldn't walk away.   Has that ever happened to you before?

30 comments:

  1. They are beautiful and were obviously meant to be yours!!

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  2. All the time! Love your new old furniture, looks so good with the brilliant white.

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    1. Thanks Linda. I agree, the white is nice against the walnut. I'm going to try really hard to keep the dresser top clutter free- I doubt that will last though.

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  3. That has happened to me, I bought a 7 piece French Provincial bedroom set and didn't even need it but it was so gorgeous that I had to have it.

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  4. That is totally cool, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Beautiful. Major furniture envy!

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  6. Gorgeous! What a find. Here in Los Angeles, mid century is a HOT commodity so it's rare to come across a piece left for purchase anywhere. I'd have been all over those too!! Lucky you...enjoy! :-)

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    1. Mid Century is a hot commodity here in San Diego as well. :)
      I still can't believe my luck!

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  7. I love it! My grandmother had something very similar in her guest room...oh, if only I had it now.
    Congrats on the find-so excellent!

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    1. It sounds like your grandmother had very good taste. :)

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  8. There was once a time when I found a dresser and it was beautiful too and wouldn't you know it, in the drawer was a scarf! I still have them both. Many blessings to you!

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  9. Amazing! You were at the right place at the right time. The set looks to be in great condition too! I lurve teak and walnut furniture, what a score.

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  10. Yeah for you. It is gorgeous.

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  11. I love those clean lines...good luck keeping the top of the dresser like that! Major score.
    Anne

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    1. Ha! The dresser lasted about 2 days looking all clean and empty. C'est la Vie :)

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  12. You definitely could not walk away from that!
    What a beauty!

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  13. Wow, those are the moments thrifters live for. Amazing set--I'm in love, too! :)

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    1. Thanks Heather! and exactly, I still can't believe I found it. :)

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  14. Neat pieces -- very sleek. Congrats to you for a great find.

    Etsy Vintage Lovers team

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  15. A perfect furniture for my new room at my new philippine homes. Beautiful! A love big mirrors too. :)

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  16. I have a Hutch w buffet from this line, a Pearsall dining table with matching chairs. All from this line. I even have the corresponding newspaper add from Nov 1967. if you're interested, let me know as I don't like eBay.

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    1. Hey Frank,

      email me the info. NellsVintageHouse@gmail.com

      Thanks :)

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