The Mid Century Years: A Study in Contrasts

Minimalist, sleek and elegant in design, décor and fashion; or mod, groovy, pop and op art, outrageous and whimsical. Mid Century was a period that brought us Mad Men, the Beatles, Lassie and Laugh In. The mood of the times was reflected in every aspect of life. It was truly a time to “do your thing.” The shops of Vintage and Main are revisiting all of the eras aspects, contemporary and timeless.

What’s Your Style?

Sleek and Sophisticated…

From top left to bottom:
Whiting and Davis Handbag // 1960s Embroidered Dress 1958 Cookbook Illustration

Or Mod and Groovy…

From top left to bottom right:
1960s Mod Fashion Photo // Jute Sisal Tote
Pop Art Sunglasses // Embroidered Halter Dress

Pick Your Poison: Straight Up or With a Twist?

From top left to bottom right:
Beaded Metal Ice Bucket // Vintage Roly Poly Glasses
Mid Century Style Dining Room // Etched Glass Pitcher

Decorate Your Home

Classics, Updated…

From top left to bottom right:
Italian Open Display Bookcase // Palatnik Lucite Giraffe
Brass Modernist Kangaroo Figure // Letter R Signage

Or Peace, Love and British Invasion…

Peace Love and British InvasionFrom top left to bottom right:
1950s Atomic Hooks // Peace Sign Paddle
Style Switch Up from Apartment Therapy // Worcester Park Bus Station Sign
Curtis Jere Goldleaf Bookends

Even the Kitchen Got a New Look

Left: Mid Century Modern High Chair
Top right: Floral Lunchbox // Bottom right: Harlequin Sugar Bowl and Creamer Set

World Travel Beckoned: Come Over for Drinks and Look at Slides from Our Trip!

From top left to bottom right:
Vintage Slide Projector // Taj Mahal Polaroid Transfer
World Globe // Mid Century Make-over on a Budget
Halina 35 MM Camera

What’s Your Favorite Part of Mid Century Style?

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Written By: Sophisticated Vintage
Incurable collector, vintage enthusiast and purveyor, Marilyn of Sophisticated Vintage loves found objects, modern, folk art, organic decor and the unexpected. Her love of collecting and vintage was born with the first twig she picked up, and she haven't stopped looking for treasures since. Helping people live with vintage in their daily lives has been her passion for the past 30 years.
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Incurable collector, vintage enthusiast and purveyor, Marilyn of Sophisticated Vintage loves found objects, modern, folk art, organic decor and the unexpected. Her love of collecting and vintage was born with the first twig she picked up, and she haven't stopped looking for treasures since. Helping people live with vintage in their daily lives has been her passion for the past 30 years.

22 Replies to “The Mid Century Years: A Study in Contrasts”

  1. Just an exceptional Blog post, Marilyn….thank you!

    So funny how I loved this stuff when I was young and it was in style, then I hated it….and now I love it again!

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