A Few of My Favorite Things

The coolest thing happened yesterday that brought several of my favorite things together: my dog Moose, midcentury modern design, and crewel. Sounds like a weird combination, huh? Let me explain.

I posted this photo of Moose to my Instagram account, hashtagging it with all sorts of things, including midcentury modern.

He’s resting his chin on one of my newly reupholstered midcentury modern walnut chairs (that particular one was free. Yes, FREE. I got it at a publisher’s warehouse off Industrial Blvd here in Dallas when they were moving to a new location. They also sold me a Jens Risom desk for $75.)

That photo was “liked” by Vladimir Kagan designs on Instagram. He is a well-known MCM furniture designer with some really beautiful pieces (and he also has a charming blog). I Googled him and read on his Wikipedia page that he was married to the late Erica Wilson, the goddess of the 1960s/1970s crewel revival. I’ve been obsessed with her kits and books for years.

I got such a kick out of the idea of these two creative people together and what a neat couple they must have been. I found a blog post with a tour of their home and he said that his favorite piece was the embroidered rocking chair that combines both of their work:

Image via sarahsarna.com

Now if only I could get a picture of Moose in that chair…

3 thoughts on “A Few of My Favorite Things

  1. Kate G says:

    Such a beautiful chair! Love that you were able to capture so many of your favorite things in one photo, a great photo I might add! Best, Kate

  2. Sarah says:

    I can remember my Mum getting right into that crewel tapestry type of embroidery in the early 80s. She must have been right in the revival trend at the time!

  3. CAT says:

    Is everything about that room perfection? The chair, the wall color the paintings, and on and on. WONDERFUL POST! Thanks so much! XXOO Cat

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