Mid-Century Vibe Becomes Erik G. Warner Decorative Salvage

Fans of Mid-Century Vibe, we’ve got news. We’re changing our name from Mid-Century Vibe to Erik G. Warner Decorative Salvage.

How did we get to this point?

At the end of November 2014, we lost our workshop space. We took the occasion to re-examine our business, the mid-century market, and Erik’s penchant for picking. We realized that we wanted to expand beyond mid-century modern items. Our business name was not going to allow us to do that, so we decided to rebrand.

After much thought, we decided to use Erik’s name for the business, allowing him the ability to pick whatever is interesting while out on the road. We are still HUGE fans of mid-century and modern furniture and decorative items, so they will always remain a big part of what we offer.

However, Erik describes his aesthetic as “modern with a punk rock attitude,” meaning if you want to throw an early 1900s ornate table into a room filled with modern furniture, go for it! If you want to use a fabulous hospital gurney as a chaise lounge, do it! Don’t let some outside “authority” tell you what you can and can’t do with your personal space in the interest of “pure” modernism.¬†Our design philosophy is that if you want to mix modernism with Victorian, or industrial with Deco, or any other sort of mash-up, you should do so.

If you’re looking for a blended style, Erik G. Warner Decorative Salvage can help you. If you’re looking for a specific piece, let us know. We’ll try to find it.

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A big part of our rebranding has been switching over account names, including this website, Gmail, and Twitter.

Our web address is now: erikgwarner.com

Gmail: warner.erikg@gmail.com

Twitter: @ErikGWarner

Items from Erik G. Warner Decorative Salvage are available for sale through our website Shop. (See the sidebar menu.) When you’re ready to purchase, you’ll be taken to our Square Marketplace page to complete the sale. (You can also shop directly from our Square Marketplace page if you prefer.)

Our Mid-Century Vibe Etsy page will remain live for a couple more months and then will be shut down. Feel free to check items out there in the meantime.

The last big social media account we have to switch over is Facebook, which we’ll be doing soon. Turns out we have to request a name change from Facebook, but we didn’t want to give everyone a big shock by changing it without an announcement.

As we go through this transition, we’ll be acquiring new and fascinating inventory to add to our¬†online shop. We’ll keep you posted as new items become available.

Thanks for your support.

 

 

Vintage Aluminum Bowl in Vibrant Blue

Vintage Aluminum Bowl in Vibrant Blue
Vintage Aluminum Bowl in Vibrant Blue

 

The place where the sticker used to be. It even has the traditional shape of an Emalox Norway sticker.
The place where the sticker used to be. It even has the traditional shape of an Emalox Norway sticker.

 

This brilliant blue aluminum bowl is reminiscent of the Emalox Norway brand, but, alas, with the sticker missing from the bottom, we can’t say for sure. (Note the diamond shape mark on the bottom where the sticker used to be.) The bowl measures approximately 12″ in diameter across the top and is 2 3/4″ high. This vintage piece shows age-appropriate wear, with some fine scratches and a few small, dark blue spots on the inside.

 

Fine scratches on exterior of vibrant blue vintage bowl.
Fine scratches on exterior of vibrant blue vintage bowl.

Watertown Lifetime Ware Melamine Dishes – 12-piece set

Watertown Lifetime Ware Melamine Dishes – 12 piece set

This fun set of pink melamine dishes from Watertown Lifetime Ware includes 4 cups, 4 saucers and 4 dinner plates with a seed pattern.

The cups are 4 1/8″ in diameter at the top.
The saucers are 6″ in diameter.
The dinner plates are 10 1/8″ in diameter.

These dishes are in good vintage condition and show very little wear.

**SOLD**

Watertown Lifetime Ware Melamine Dishes - Don't the stacked cups remind you of a Dr. Seuss story?
Watertown Lifetime Ware Melamine Dishes – Don’t the stacked cups remind you of a Dr. Seuss story?