This weekend, much like every other weekend, I will be hitting up the antique malls and vintage/thrift shops in search of cool treasures for my home. As you already know from religiously reading my posts on the blog (just go with it!) I’m absolutely obsessed with mid-century modern antiques, especially Danish and Scandinavian pieces from the 1950’s and 60’s. One of the most essential pieces of furniture, in my opinion, would have to be the credenza. As of right now, it’s my home’s missing piece!
Popular in its early days as becoming a second cupboard for dishes, the credenza has taken on another purpose in people’s living rooms as a sort of console/buffet hybrid that comes in handy for entertaining and everyday use. Perfect for entertaining, the credenza can become a makeshift server when setting out hors d’oeuvres or libations. If you’re not much of a host, you can always use it in the foyer for those things you always retire as soon as you arrive home, such as keys, wallets, phones or the mail.
I’d someday love to have a completely furnished apartment full of fabulous mid-century modern finds from my weekend excursions. For me, these pieces are so much more special and interesting than the standard Ikea/West Elm/Crate & Barrel pieces that everyone seems to own, preventing that cringe-worthy “Oh, you got that from [blank]” phrase.
I’m thinking something not so wide that has ample storage to conceal magazines, remotes, books, and random dog toys would be perfect for my living room! I’m also open to finding a “diamond in the rough” piece in need of a little DIY or TLC to create a uniquely designer look on a thrifter’s budget.
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