Thursday, May 23, 2013

Whats in a Mid-Century Modern name? C Jere by Raymor

I found this piece at auction. I was very excited to find out it was in fact a  piece by C. Jeré

Whats in a Mid Century name is quite important, the history adding value and significance to the piece.

C Jere was not a person but a company name. Did you know?

Curtis Jere is a compound nom-de-plume of artists Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. The two founders combined pieces of their own names to create the C. Jeré signature.

The company was founded in 1963 by Fels and his brother-in-law Curtis (Kurt) Freiler.

Freiler was the production chief and Fels was head of design.

Prior to this the partners built a costume jewelry business, selling work under the names Renoir and Matisse. I had been fortunate enough to have pieces from both lines before and never knew they were by "C Jere."

In 1964 Jere sculptures were "distributed by Raymor, another name with a great reputation and strong following.

If you value your Mid-Mod collection, do your homework... Learn whats in their name!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

God creates dinosaurs. God creates man. Man creates dinosaurs.

That is the famous line from one of my favorite movies, "Jurassic Park",

it always made me wonder can we really create dinosaurs

from a rescued DNA strand?

Perhaps not but  now you and your child can make your

very own T-Rex courtesy of  these educational kits 

distributed by Discover kids.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Who remembers cookies from the cookie jar?

Yes me! and perhaps even you.
What a whimsical time, going to grandmas and digging in that jar. 
Cookie Jars are now considered an art form. 
Collectors more and more are beginning to realize this.
From beautifully ornate to the just adorable,
Cookie Jars can be a great collectible investment.
View collector cookie jars by brand here
See mine on ebay here or search for "Vintage Cookie Jars"

Members Only Jacket is back - Where is yours now?

"When you put it on, something happens." Yes, man...

If you grew up in the 80s, you either had a Members Only jacket or you were a square. Members Only jackets were the staple of early 80s fashion outerwear and everyone who was anyone owned one. 
Thanks to your kids...Members Only Jackets have reemerged and are hot all over again, reclaiming their place in the fashion world. After all, when you put it on, something is bound to happen. 

Vintage Members Only Jackets are easily had on ebay, Just click here

Members Only - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Polka Dot... Micheal Kors

French designer Coco Chanel favored dots in the 1920s and such 1950s glamor queens as Marilyn Monroe flaunted the print while house-wives across America donned delicate, evenly spaced dots in "Leave It to Beaver" bliss. In the '60s, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" became a pop-song dot anthem;

Remember that classic song? These Michael Kors Polka Dot Espadrilles will make you sing it all day long but you wont be hiding or "turning blue" wearing these show stoppers.

These retro Micheal Kors espadrilles have style. They are new, unused and hard to find in this size and color combo.

Polka dots hearken to the 1950s, summing up the best of Mad Men-era America: optimistic, prosperous, ostensibly prim, but also dizzyingly energetic, the atomic age.