My first mid century modern piece was a Paul McCobb dresser that I paid $10 at a local yard sale. I spotted it as I was driving by and my heart started pounding so hard that I thought I was going to have a heart attack. The lady said she would sell it for $15 – only $15 for this magnificent piece of furniture??? I was starting to jump for a joy and that was when my haggling nature kicked in. I said calmly, “would you take $10 for that?” The lady said “Sure, I just wanted to get rid of that old thing…” I went form with some mixed feelings – joy of finding a piece I have always wanted and sadness of under appreciation – “that old thing…”
If you are still reading this, you are probably like me – appreciate and cherish the beauty of mid century modern design. However, to many people, it is just old stuff from the past – something grandma had. This may work as an advantage for the mid century enthusiasts like us as long as we are able to save it, but the ones we can’t save will be thrown away or destroyed. What a waste! This site is dedicated to preservation of mid century modern design. I hope I can make it work!