I have always been drawn to certain furniture and decorating styles, but it wasn't until recently that I really started to notice the consistency that was presenting itself. Turns out I love Mid Century Modern design, and now I can't get enough!

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I have always loved retro, vintage things. In particular I have always had a fondness for metal-trimmed formica tables and vinyl chairs. My grandmother had a set in her kitchen when I was a little girl. She also had a Cosco step stool that I have been in love with for as long as I can remember, and I distinctly remember a gold, starburst clock that hung in her living room over the giant console television. What I did not know until recently, is that all of these design elements have something in common. They are all from a design era known as Mid Century Modern.

The movement of Mid Century Modern began in the mid-1930s and ended somewhere around the middle of the 1960s, or so I am learning. Not only does it encompass furniture, kitchenware, and other home decor but also an entire architectural movement. In fact, thanks to a group of like minded local folks on Facebook (Southern Indiana Mid Century Appreciation) I have been turned onto a website titled Modern Evansville that highlights in great detail the Mid Century Modern architecture that can still be found along the streets of the River City. Modern Evansville is definitely something to behold, if you too have a fascination with MCM, like I do.

If you're into MCM, you should definitely check out the Southern Indiana Mid Century Appreciation Facebook page, and if you know of any great local places to pick up MCM pieces, please feel free to share in the comments below!

♥ Kat