A pair & a spare

There’s lots going on here at Atomic Magpie! We have a number of fantastic mid-century furniture makeover projects underway, and we are really excited to share them – just as soon as the paint is stripped, the stain is set and the brass polished.

Also on  the horizon are some amazing new finds fresh from Australia. They landed Stateside last week, and will be hitting our store in the coming weeks. Our magnificent vintage treasures include a stunning enameled cookware pair by Siltal of Italy, a retro-fabulous red ice bucket by Decor Australia, an AGEE Pyrex bowl and some other absolute gems. We’ll be sure to post more info once we have them listed in our store!

In the mean time, we’re going to share with you this sweet trio (or “a pair & a spare” as we like to say) of coffee mugs by Arcoroc of France. The are tres’ chic, and feature one of our most favorite colors – turquoise. In the popular Jardiniere design, featuring ribbed rings around the mugs, these tempered beauties are fab!

Turquoise beauties by Arcoroc of France
Turquoise beauties by Arcoroc of France

Home, sweet home.

Every now and then we get an update from one of our customers about the piece they’ve purchased. Such is the case with this atomic-fabulous Mirro Medallion candy bowl. Mirro is well known for its vintage aluminum homewares, but the Medallion line was very short lived (1958-1960). Touted as high-end serving ware, it was largely cost prohibitive for most customers, with pieces ranging $8-$22 (think 1950’s dollars!) Due to this short production span, these amazing pieces are highly sought after, and very collectible. 

Absolutely appropriate that this sweet bowl ended up in a classic Mid Century Eichler designed home – and how incredible are those wood paneled walls?! Modernist architecture at its absolute finest. Swoon! 

For more amazing mid century pieces, please visit our store! 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/atomicmagpie

 

It’s Swank-tacular!

This super cool vintage “Swank” gents dresser valet looks like it was ripped right from the set of Mad Men. A fantastic piece of 1960’s mid century decor, it is the perfect caddy for catching cufflinks, watches and other man-cessories on a nightstand or vanity. So fabulous in fact, that it barely hit our store before it was snapped up, no doubt by some dapper young man-about-town. Featuring gorgeous dark walnut with brass fixtures, this valet is an elegant, swanky boudoir accoutrement.

Visit our store for many other amazing Mid Century pieces, and look out for more Swank valets, coming soon.

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Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama

Tropical ocean breezes, cocktails, warm moonlit beaches….this fabulous vintage cocktail tray was undoubtedly a souvenir from just such a paradise escape.

Featuring The Bahama Islands, as it was known before it became just “The Bahamas” (like there is ever “just” the Bahamas!) this tray is a fun and frolicky as an island getaway, depicting sailboats, swimming & fish in shades of pink, yellow and aqua.

This tray is perfect for serving up a Bahama Mama, Bahama Breeze or just about any other delicious cocktail that takes your fancy. Or you could just stare at it…and dream of being in the islands *sighhhh*

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Champagne is always the answer!

What’s not to love about a festive glass of bubbly? Champagne is liquid fabulousness, and what better way to keep your bubbles cold at a party or picnic than this gorgeous vintage mid century champagne ice bucket? Made in Italy, it possesses all the flair and stylishness that a bottle of champs deserves. Lovely!

“I only drink champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not.” – Coco Chanel. Smart lady.

The luck of the Irish

St. Paddy’s day is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time for Irish Coffee…a creamy mix of everything good  – coffee, cream and whiskey. Delish!

These whimsical vintage pedestal glasses set you up to make the perfect Irish Coffee, with marks on the side for the ingredients. Click the image to see them in our store.

“Erin go Bragh!”

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