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Rose and Ben’s Christmas Decor.

24 Dec

Here is me and Ben’s attempt at an Alexander Girard inspired christmas tree. After much stalling and frustratin’ myself over the right kinda paper, and the colors, buh, I decided that it isn’t exactly what I would have liked it to look like…but maybe next year we will refine! That’s a great thing about Christmas…it comes again next year. So I have come to comfort myself in saying that each year is another opportunity to make it better. That’s pretty optimistic right? YUP. YUP. That’s what I am trying to be about dear Mimomito. We shall see how long that lasts.

David’s Holiday Setup

24 Dec

David's 2012 MCM Christmas

Thank you for sending us your beautiful Eames-filled home with Mimomito, David!
Still haven’t sent us your holiday decor photos? Shoot ’em over to mcmsacramento@gmail.com !

GIT’R’DONE: Rose’s Papel Picado Snowflakes

17 Dec

Papel picado (“perforated paper”) is a decorative craft made out of paper cut into elaborate designs. Although it is a Mexican folk art, papel picado is used as a holiday decoration in many countries. The designs are commonly cut from tissue paper using a guide and small chisels, creating as many as forty banners at a time.”

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r1-04902-0020Serene came over yesterday and we had a delightful time making making these snowflakes.
Here’s a little how to for you mimomito folks in case you are willing and wanting to do your own!
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The Holiday Hadley Home

13 Dec

This isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of Heather and David Hadley’s house, the Hadleys recently were sweet enough to let us snap photos for a home tour to be featured here on Mimomito. Oh snap, indeed. Check back soon for that home tour – there’s so much more to be seen in this Carmichael gem.

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John and Patrick’s holiday cheer!

11 Dec

Hello Mimomito,
Here are a few pictures from our home this Holiday Season. Ignore the crazy person in the window in the first pic..lol
Cheers
John Nunes-Schiller (MODmix)
and Patrick Schiller-Nunes

Thanks for sending in stylin’ photos of your mid century modern Christmas, John and Patrick! I admire those who keep a full arsenal in storage for holiday decorating..


See even more photos after the jump!
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Around the house: It’s beginning to look somewhat like Christmas!

6 Dec

Finally got a big puffy Christmas tree up in our apartment, and our tall friend Thomas helped up string our lights and put our tree topper on for us. Alan and myself like a tree to really lord over us – showering us in holiday spirit. This year I decided to go through the dubious task of making really quick origami butterflies as ornaments. I like a monochromatic and simplistic tree, myself – not droopy with mismatched ornaments.
Our little apartment feels so cozy, finally. I come home all sad and cold from the dismal outdoors to my warm cave. Alan has been perfecting ham-hocks and beans with a side of collard greens. LET’S HUNKER DOWN, Y’ALL. IT’S OFFICIALLY WINTER.

Send us your holiday home decoration photos to post! mcmSacramento@gmail.com

Holiday Gift Guide: MCM nerd

3 Dec

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Us mimomito writers have different tastes, so we’ll again be doing separate gift guides! I’ll be gearing this particular guide more toward the modern/tech/mid century design/nerd types on your list..  (basically this is a list of things I want – and maybe you, too!)

01. “Ray Gun” by Eugene Metcalf

02. Estes Model Rockets at RC Country Hobbies

03. Bodum Electric Cordless Tea Kettle

04. Jambox Wireless Speaker by Jawbone

05. Sacramento’s-own Brian Schmitt Design | Pendant Lighting

06.  Rocket Tea Infuser by Kikkerland

07. Kingston DataTraveler Gold-plated Flash Keychain

08. Molecular Model Set

09. Charley Harper Iphone5 Case

10. Polaroid Instant Digital Camera with Zero-Ink Printing

Mimomito Christmas give away

7 Dec

Get ready for lotsa photo’s but first…thee prize:
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Ten handmade Christmas cards by local craftsman Ben Della Rosa (my husband) from Interval press. We wanted to give something back to you guys this season for all your awesome support. We wanted to give to your giving!!!!! Hand them out as a gift!? Give them with a gift! Keep them all! I dunno!
To qualify:
1. Please “like” Interval Press’s facebook
2. Post a comment on our blog of one vintage item on your christmas wish list.
3. YOU’RE FINISHED.
We will select a winner at random next Tuesday 12-13-11. But wait. There’s more. Well more content. Not anymore prizes.
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A teeny bit of cards.

1 Dec

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Just in case some of you are still in need…or you forgot. I’ll be honest I forgot.
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5.00 Mueller airport. It was built in dat 60’s. If you have someone in Texas, they’ll be like ‘yah I know that thing. OH HOW SWEET.’
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Oh fo sho christmas card. I’ma do all of that.
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5.00 It’s like a lightning bolt of good cheer and vendetta.
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20.00 Ooo you are fancy card.
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16.00 Yup another one from the office of nature. WHAT? They look good!
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18.00 Watermelon peace!
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28.00 Blue color is a nice touch.
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16.00 Dont forget wrapping paper! I use to think sunday comic wrap jobs were a ok. But no. They are not. From years of white elephant exchanges with coworkers I learned that the craptastic 40 oz paper bags I used made people not want my gift. No matter how cool the thing that rests uncomfortably in those damp crinkly walls of paper is. Don’t do it guis.

On the internetz: Atomic Ginger Bread House

21 Dec

I want to eat that Noguchi table. Via the Herman Miller blog.

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