Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Illum Wikkelso- Moreways to waste time
Just another piece that got away. This is a rocker by Danish designer Illum Wikkelso.

I was walking around my local thrift/ antique shops while they were having a sidewalk sale. Rarely do I find mid-century items there but you never know. Well, by the time that I arrived, someone had already purchased this chair. I wasn't aware of that. I was inspecting the chair, looking for a price tag only to find out that this lady standing nearby had already bought it. She didn't say anything, she just watched me as I drooled over it. I didn't know who the designer was at the time. I stumbled upon the designer when I was doing research for something else. Does that tend to happen to anyone else?

Lesson Learned: Never assume your local antique shop won't have MCM items.


  1. It's a cruel, cruel world. How heartbreaking. I hate seeing things that are SO Amazing, then realizing that I can't have it because it's not for sale, or not within my price range. Doh! Better to have loved, then lost, though, right?

  2. It is a cruel cruel world... but missing out on some pieces only makes me hungry for more!

    I also added one more designer to my vocabulary which is always a good thing. :)