MCM Love: Attic Treasures on Commercial Drive

The last time we were in Vancouver we took a little time to wander and check out some different shops… from Thrift Stores to a Mid-Century Modern specialty boutique.

Have you ever been to Attic Treasures on Commercial Drive?

The Saarinen tulip chairs and table are the first clue to what the inside beholds!

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As you step through the door you are greeted with MCM eye candy that doesn’t quit!

From George Nelson inspired starburst clocks, retro table-top fans, to whimsical kitchen pieces like this apple canister set…

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And lighting, lighting, lighting galore.

Look at all those fibreglass drum shades. And the fab pendants. We could easily have brought the plain white one on the far right home with us!

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How about that funky dome shaped stereo? I didn’t investigate, but I think it’s a Bradford radio/record player. Doesn’t it remind you of a space ship?

As you turn the corner you are drawn in deeper by the collection of furniture before you.

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Look at this wall-to-wall mix of teak and leather!

Squirrel!

Seriously. Everywhere I looked, I darted off to!

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It was just way too hard to stay focused on one thing… And did I mention the lighting? Oh, right. I did.

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Oooo, and I love this coffee service. Hhhhh.

What’s a girl to do? I just had to touch 😉

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The colour and grain in this teak ice bucket was so beautiful… but it didn’t come home with me.

And then there was this wall of pottery vases. Temptation, much! Oh, I was so dying to touch…

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But did dare?

Of course! I couldn’t resist!

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Being in this store was like being in the middle of a Mid-Century exhibit, only better because we could touch! And even better, because we could buy any piece we wanted to (assuming money was no object)!

For this visit we were just happy to have made the discovery.

Since then, I’ve had a chance to soak this store in. Now I can’t wait to return. Who knows what we’ll discover next time? Maybe our home will become the new home of a fabulous treasure we find inside 🙂

Have you been to Attic Treasures? If you don’t live nearby, do you have a favorite MCM spot to shop?

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

Hans Wegner’s Wishbone Chair

Can you believe Hans Wegner’s Wishbone Chair has been around since 1950? Quick math – that’s just over 60 years! And it’s been in constant production since its birth.

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Here you see Hans Wegner sitting in his creation. And as you can see, this Mid-Century chair is a beauty. With lines like this there’s really no need for any other.

No matter the setting…

A perfect fit with the curves of the chairs ready to hug the contours of the live edge table.

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When you see this profile, doesn’t it look like the chair is ready to embrace you?

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These chairs are just naturals in any company. Here they’re completely at home sitting around the more modern industrial table.

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And here with the contemporary kitchen in the background.

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Do you see what I mean by how versatile these chairs are? Who doesn’t ‘wish’ for at least one in their home?

I couldn’t resist including this image, because I know that even if you don’t recognize the chairs, you’ll definitely recognize the Ikea pendant! It’s a hot commodity right now and you see it everywhere…

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Which of course is a testament to the design of the Wishbone chair. It can be paired with current trends… or old friends.

Like these Mid-Century cohorts gathered here…

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And here.

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And of course by now you know that when it comes to black, I’m in!

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But seriously, can you blame me? These chairs are gorgeous.

If you don’t want to commit to black chairs, try accessorizing with just a touch of black instead.

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Seems like a good fit, don’t you think? And did you notice the Mid-Century pendant over the table? Funny how two-and-two go together… hint, think Ikea pendant from above.

And with modern times, comes a modern twist. The Wegner Wishbone chair is now available in a rainbow of colours…

Like these that you see here.

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And here.

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I think the chairs take on a whole new life in colour! Check out Danish Design Store to see more… trust me, it’s worth the click.

And in today’s world…

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The Wishbone chair is timeless yet moves with the times. Who would’ve known that 60 years later it would be paired with a laptop computer? I think that says it all!

What do you wish for? Would you add a Wishbone chair to your collection, or do you already have one… or two… or?

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

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