So, this is a home tour that unfortunately got lost in the shuffle and kerfuffle of a Mimomito identity crisis. Thanks to the wonderful Heather and David for not sending rocks through our windows for taking so long to post this. It has likely been almost A YEAR since they welcomed us into their home to poke around and take photos. Thank you for your patience and kindness to allow us in your lives and beautiful home. I personally know that you both have added new items and pieces to your home, so perhaps this’ll be like a walk down memory lane, ha! Now, finally, Heather and David Hadley’s Home Tour.
Where is your home located?
When was your home built and when did you move in?
Built in 1957, bought home in 2010 / 3bd, 2.5ba 1800 SF
Why did you choose your home?
Good neighborhood; the layout; original hardwood floors; updated kitchen and granite counter-tops; but most importantly (according to David) the game room with a 1970’s built-in bar.
What attracted you to mid century design?
In my mid-20s, I rented an old one-bedroom apartment in Midtown Sac. I fell in love with the mid-century original features. It had a pink bathtub, elephant gray tiling and toilet, the kitchen was galley style and had stainless steel counter tops. I embraced the vibe, and carried that feeling into our new home.
Spotted this sucker on Craigslist for $50.00 and had to swoop. I had been looking for this exact cabinet style – clean white to go in the kitchen, 1950’s, metal banding, formica top – to replace a a crappy, laminate wood credenza we found in an abandoned warehouse. Not tryin’ to live that shabby chic life, guys. So it had to go.
Also scored this Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Chair from a garage sale in Natomas for $70.00. A little more than I would have liked to spend, but this is a must-have for someone who loves to troll the internet as hard as I do. (Next to it is a less-comfortable black task chair from 16th Street Salvation Army for $3.00.)
I just found the website Retronaut, and it feeds into one of my favorite hobbies: Getting lost in mid-century aesthetics, life, and livin’. They have photo collections organized by decade (0-1800 to 2010s) that feature ads, photographs, personal snapshots, and movie/theater stills of the era. It really gives you a full experience to see these photo collections side by side.There goes my afternoon.
Kitchens of 1950
American restaurants, cafes and diners, 1950s and 1960s
High School Fashions, 1969
Bell Labs, 1960s
“Retro dining room table with 4 chairs. The hairs have red cloth coverings. No tears or rips. Table is 39″ wide 59″ long w/12 1/2″ leaf. Used but not abused”
Used but not abused is my new favorite craigslist saying.
Family owned since the 50’s, has some wear and tears on it, asking $250.00 in Stockton. (Original Post)
$100.00 Slat bench near Auburn. (Original Post) I hear it’s groovy.
I’m guessing not original, look like new items.. but c’mon that’s $8 for 3 vases. (Original Post)
$150.00 for a Magnavox stereo console! Looks verrry clean. (Original Post)
This seller wins the Most Artistic Uploads Award for this Wedgewood they’re selling. $400.00 in Auburn. (Original Post)
Lil’ pink terrazzo mosaic table. I like them pillows, too! $60.00 in Lincoln. (Original Post)
Yellow top dinette table, $75.00 in the tuba lovin’ Yuba. (Original Post)
Funny little dresser. What is this brand?? Same angry eyes drawer pulls I’ve seen all over. $70.00 in El Dodo Hills. (Original Post)
Classy backgammon inlays there, Chief. $250.00 in Moose Grove — ‘scuse me, Elk. (Original Post)
She’s got so much stuff — where does it all come from?? $15.00 for the set of 4. (Original Post)
Modern vintage-inspired plastic clock. Good lookin’ for $20.00. (Original Post)
$20.00 for a COFFEE TABLE — and two end tables. The catch is you gotta drive an hour and a half to get them. (Original Post)
Different items from a bedroom set. This looks promising! Located in Curtis Park. (Original Post)
I wish there was more pictures of this little guy. Seller states that if your seriously interested she would show you more.
“A really nice dark walnut table in very good condition. It has been in the same family since purchase, and well taken care of. There has always been a padded cover and table cloth on it. We are asking $150. The chairs are being thrown in for free. There are 6 matching padded chairs. (One captain and 5 regular) They are lightly stained, and 2 will be repaired by my hubby. They would look really nice if you re-do the fabric (which is easy to do, just staple new fabric underneath the frame). With the leaf, it can comfortably seat 8. “