Monday, May 23, 2011

Mod Mix Monday #1

Mixing It Up
Welcome to the first Mod Mix Monday.
I went antique browsing last week and found a really great new antique shop near downtown OKC.
I'll show all I found there next week.
But one of my favorite things in their shop was this table with it's modern profile.
Love that chrome pedestal/leg thing!
This table would be fantastic plopped in the middle of my dining room mixed with some traditional chairs.
One of my most admired Mod Mixes ever is this room -

Yes, most of this room is traditional but that modern saarinen tulip table makes the room.
Although the tulip table was invented back in the 60's. It's considered modern in style.
One of my favorite things in my living room is that lamp back there in the corner.
It's an old vintage plant stand that I added a modern paper lantern to, creating a floor lamp.
I had a mod rug in my living room for awhile but decided it made the room too busy.
But hey...I tried it.
Now, lets see what you've got that's a Mod Mix!
Link up your posts below.
Please link back to this post...the post's address not my blog address.
Your post can be something in your own home where you've mixed it up or something
you've seen that you love. Give credit if it is not your photo.
Here's the button for Mod Mix -
Just copy and paste at the end of your post. 

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Karena said...

Nita I love what you have put together and it is really fun to mix it up!! Hmm I will have to think of a good area to photograph!

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Rene said...

Nita, I love the way you mix things up. Right down my alley.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love that lamp you made too, there is something festive about a chinese paper lantern. Thanks for the party fun, Nita, its a great concept.

oldblackcatboo said...

Sorry! Dah.
Somehow I linked up twice :(
It said that I lost my Internet connection so I did it over again (and I was in a hurry because of the siren going off for the tornado warning) I just came back to see if the last one worked and...dang! I'm seeing double.
But Hey! I'm love the Mod Mix!
:) - Cindi
(and nothing Thank God touched dwon here!)

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

i love mixing it up. makes things much more interesting.


Kat from California said...

I wish my dining set was in better shape. My parents bought it in the late 50's and thought it was solid teak. They found out, when they tried to refurbish it, many years later that it was just a veneer. I still use it but now I probably will have to paint it cause it would cost a fortune to put a new veneer on it.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh you have the most gorgeous home, Nita! Have a great week! Anita

Anonymous said...

Terrific photos! I love the vintage chrome table you found! The Mod Monday concept is great! Can't wait to see what everyone's up to!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Nita~ What a fun party!! I will have to see if I have anything Mod mixed that I can come over and share!! :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Hello! Just getting caught-up on your blog. Nita, this is a great idea for a linky party. How did I miss this? You are doing this every Monday??? I will join next Monday once I get caught-up on life....I love the plant stand/lamp. Pretty!!!!!

Ricki Jill

Cindy said...

Hi Nita,
First of all, let me say I am so sorry that I spelled your name wrong when I first put up my new post. I have fixed it now, though. I love this, it is right down my alley, I love to use vintage items when I decorate, but it takes a bit of skill to mix it with new items. I am learning.
Thanks so much for this party! I love your living room mod-vintage lamp, it is so pretty and so pink! I love pink!
Hugs, Cindy

very merry vintage style said...

Happy first party day! Glad to join the fun. I love the big framed mirror in that dining room too!

Marie said...

Hi Nita - I'm bummed that I am not ready to join your linky party today, but promise to join you next week, for sure. What a great concept you!


Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Looks like your party is off to a great start! I hope to join in on the fun in the future! It's a neat idea.

Nancy said...

I love the mixes you have here...that pink chair is wonderful!


Bringing Pretty Back said...

Nita, I love what you show us!!!
Have a pretty day!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Nita, I love what you show us!!!
Have a pretty day!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Sorry that I missed your first week! I'll definitely be here in the future -- great idea, Nita!

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