New Shop Items

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Vintage mid-century modern bent-ply side table.

 

MagazineRack_CopperFeet3

Vintage mid-century atomic style magazine rack.

 

Swedish_WoodTray1Vintage mid-century wood tray, made in Sweden. SOLD

 

Dansk Cutting Board

Vintage Danish modern Dansk cutting board.

 

Ben Seibel Dish

Vintage mid-century modern Ben Seibel for Forum International casserole dish.

 

Be sure to check out more photos and details in my shop!

New Project ▷ Tripod Bowl

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I’ve always loved creating/making things and working with my hands. Lately, I’ve been trying to come up with some ideas for something I could make and sell in my Etsy shop. It has been more and more difficult to find good items in thrift stores, so if I started making items to sell, I wouldn’t have to rely on finding things while I’m thrifting. I had to keep a few things in mind, though.. I don’t want to give Kelly more things to work on, so I had to come up with something that I could handle myself. I have absolutely no problem working with tools, so that’s not an issue, but I wanted to keep it as simple as possible.

I’ve always loved plants, and I’m constantly looking for ways to display them. I really love wood materials mixed with metals, and of course I’m drawn to mid-century modern designs. Carl Aubock made some fantastic tables using natural wood slabs with simple angled legs. I thought it would be cool to make a small version of that with a bowl for a planter or catch-all. I originally came up with the idea to sort of carve out the center of a piece of wood, but we don’t have to proper tools for that right now. Kelly mentioned that he had some vintage bowls he had been stockpiling for lamp bases, which are now just taking up space. We grabbed one from the pile, and decided to go from there. I figured I could just pick up some small steel rods at the hardware store, and we would get the project started.

The next day, I was out thrifting, and I noticed some knitting needles in front of me. I immediately thought that they would make great legs for the bowls. I picked out a handful of assorted sizes, and presented the idea to Kelly when I got home. He liked the idea, and agreed to make the first one for me. So this is the finished product. Very simple.. I love it.

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As you can see, it’s a small bowl. I have plans to make assorted sizes and legs, just to add more variety. I’ve already got a bunch of different ideas for the next batch.

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This particular bowl even has the original stamp on the bottom. I love that they’re all vintage + upcycled materials. Most of the knitting needles you find in thrift stores are mismatched sets and probably end up in the garbage. From now on, I’ll be looking for other materials that I could possibly use for future projects. I’m telling you, people.. being broke = being creative!

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So as soon as it was assembled, I took some photos and put it up for sale in my shop. The next day, it sold!

I’ll be needing a drill press, so I have to save up for that, but as soon as I get my hands on one, I’ll be busy making more!

KL Vintage Modern

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Here’s the latest piece up for auction at KL Vintage Modern. This is a mid-century modern record storage cabinet, manufactured by RCA Victor. The badge itself is a work of art!

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It’s a great piece and perfect for small spaces. Be sure to check out more photos and details! Happy Friday, everyone!

New shop items!

Polaroid SX-70

Vintage 1970s Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera.

Golde_SlideProjector2

Vintage 1940s GoldE slide projector.

Waring Blendor

Vintage 1940s Waring “Blendor” atomic blender.

I’ve added some of my personal items to the shop during the past few weeks. Be sure to check them out and more at Kibster Vintage!

 

Friday Favorites

Mid-century modern Shelby Williams chairsaswirgon.

Mid-century modern metal stand aswirgon.

Arabia of Finland Kilta salt + pepper shakersbitofbutter.

Mid-century modern Kimball bullet planterBarkingSandsVintage.

Mid-century modern upcycled hairpin lampGypsyFolk.

Spending my Friday night dreaming of new goodies for the home! Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

Shop updates!

Just taking a moment to say hello and share my shop updates! I had some luck thrifting this week and scored this set of Cathrineholm bowls! I was super excited to get them up in my Etsy shop. I added the 1950s umbrella stand last week, and it already sold!

▲ Vintage tabletop adjustable bookshelf  ▲ Vintage 1950s atomic umbrella stand  ▲ Cathrineholm Lotus bowls

We’ve had another busy week filled with home improvements and yard work. We even managed to squeeze some BBQ time in, which will definitely continue… We’ll be having lots of people over once everything gets done, so we need to practice our grilling skills now. We had a little trouble finding someone to cut our countertops, but we should have them done this week. I’ll be SO happy to get that going. In the meantime, there are lots of small things that can be done. I hope everyone is having a great week so far!

Friday Favorites

My Vintage Coral clock, found on ebay.

Vintage lamp, found at a thrift store, fiberglass Joal bar stools found at Renninger’s Flea Market, and starburst clock found at a garage sale! 

Boomerang Formica at a local diner. Kelly found a place that carries this in different colors and uses it on his custom handcrafted tables. Here’s one of my favorites…

I MUST have these glasses! Does anyone know where I can find them? I would say that today has a bit of an AtOmIc theme…

 I love the Franciscan Starburst line, but I’m not sure if these are original or new. Either way, I love them!