The neighborhood in which we stayed was filled with older homes, many of which would be characterized as "mid century modern." I loved the one below because of its bright yellow door.
I also liked the vintage light fixture. I later saw one just like it in a shop downtown:
Speaking of which, my sister-in-law and I had a lot of fun in the vintage (and thrift) shops. One thrift shop had stacks of these programs from the Bob Hope Desert Classic. (Beware: fuzzy iphone pics ahead.)
They also had several calendars from Tru-Color Photo Studios. This one was from the 1940's and the wedding picture looks a lot like my grandparents'.
Fast forward 40 years to a LIFE magazine from 1985.
(I remember 1985 way too well for this to be considered vintage.)
(But it is.)
An antique store had these cute mugs. (I almost walked home with them but managed to show some restraint. I don't really need any more mugs.)
The same antique store had these cute plates with an atomic pattern:
And this amazing Lucite lamp. (For a mere $800.)
Walking through town I spied these great chairs sitting outside of a vintage store.
A little further down the road I saw these cute dollhouse-sized reproductions (apologies for the window glare):
This artist designed ceramic trays with images of classic mid century modern furniture on them:
Here are the trays. I'm regretting not buying one.
He also had a line of trays featuring classic mid century houses. I didn't get a picture of the trays but here's his brochure. I'm seriously thinking about framing it...
In honor of Modernism Week, fun things were popping up all over Palm Springs. Like the pop-up store selling these:
And the pop-up galleries displaying these:
(Yup, those are light fixtures made from vintage mixer parts. I know, awesome, right?)
Sigh. So long Palm Springs. Until next year...