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Mirro. Medallion Round Trays

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Recent Gallery Posts

Monterrey Western Ware
Ben Seibel Jenfred Duck Bank
Gilley Seibel Tempron Warmer BWS 59
Reed & Barton Color Glaze Silver Bowl
Mirro Bun Warmer #3508 M
unisphere at New York World's Fair 1964 through 1965
Gerte Hacker
Sascha Brastoff Enamel Ashtray
Orenson/Sohn Dual Chafing

Viintage Cherner Chair with Mid Century Modern Floor Lamp

Viintage Cherner Chair with Mid Century Modern Floor Lamp

Over the weekend, I found this vintage metal floor lamp at an antique store.  I love the simplicity of the design.  I know, I always say that, but it's true!  The yellow metal shade til

Mid Century Gorham Modern Martini Pitcher

Mid Century Gorham Modern Martini Pitcher

A recent thrift store find.  Love that handle, might be bakelite, but not sure.  From Gorham's Modern line of silverplated pieces.  I believe this one is the martini pitcher.  Exce


Orange Enamelware

I remember my Mom's cooking casserole, a green lidded pot with same patterns.

Robert Welch

Hobart Sticks

I have one in each size. Current production sizes are "Large" and "Medium", I guess the small is out of production.

Hanova Bowl

Hanova bowl, enamel on metal
Hanova Bowl, Enamelled Metal

Thanks to Modish.net, I recently learned that this large bowl was produced by "Hanova"...

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Tony Paul Designs

Photo:  Tony Paul sitting on a chair of his design from the Ice Cream Parlor Collection. Photo courtesy of Lori of Tony Paul Designs.com.

  Researching good mid-century modern design and its creatives adds another dimension to our great collecting passion. It is always a great day when you can learn more about a mid-century designer that has been off your radar. This brief story is about Tony Paul and a website dedicated to his memory and design genius: TonyPaulDesigns.

  I probably first learned about Tony Paul while researching the amazingly diverse modern product issued under the name Raymor, tag name for distributor, Richards Morgenthau (RM). A huge new advertising campaign was launched by RM around 1954 that was spearheaded by the slogan Modern in the Tradition of Good Taste. This clever, catchy phrase was undoubtedly crafted to appeal to a large cross-over audience. More than 3000 modern home furnishings were brought together under the Raymor label that first year. Designers like Ben Seibel, Richard Galef, and Tony Paul--to mention a few--found a larger audience through these ads in House Beautiful, House & Garden, & Living for Young Homemakers. (Giftwares, 1954)



Jenfred-ware.  Maison Gourmet.  bookends