I live in a little house built in the 50s.
My living room is a little 50s living room. So, for a long time, I've been looking for little furniture. Most contemporary pieces in my price range are overstuffed and oversized. The same goes for chairs and coffee tables. It's all too big. But I get it. When you live in new homes, living rooms are big. And little furniture looks ridiculous. Big homes need big pieces. Scale and whatnot.
I had my heart set on something midcentury modern. But then that show came along and everyone else got their hearts set on MCM. It's The Thing. So MCM is no longer in my price range...supply and demand, you know.
I did some self reflection. Am I really a midcentury modern kind of gal? Or am I an old lady kind of gal? Do you know what I discovered? I am an old lady! AND! Old ladies take THE BEST CARE of their things. I found a couch on Craigslist. She is a thing of beauty. She is sturdy and pristine. She lived her entire life covered in plastic. We named her Granny Lou. Do you see Granny Lou's sister? That coffee table? Eighteen dollars. Ha!! She needed a little bit of love in the form of Murphy's and Mineral Oil. These gals are right at home in my old lady living room.