Mid-Century Madness

After scraping ice from the windscreen of my car I left home at 6.30am on Tuesday to visit the Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park. Despite the chill the market was buzzing with visitors and traders alike on this bright, sunny morning. After an initial recce it was time to grab a bite to eat and a hot drink to thaw our freezing hands. It quickly became apparent that the current trend for mid-century furniture and artefacts is alive and kicking.

Not beautiful by any stretch of the imagination, but immediately recognisable as a particular moment in time, comprising of curvaceous shapes, colours, and textures, of a bygone era.

Mid-century sitting room

Psychedelic patterns and conical shaped lampshades, synonymous with this period, were also available to buy.

Conical lampshades

….as were these colourful jugs and vases reminiscent of the 1970’s.

Brightly coloured china and leather chairs

Amongst the abundance of leather chairs these two upholstered chairs caught my eye with their lime green cushions contrasting with their dark wood frames.

Matching chairs

This folding picnic table reminded me of the days when my family had a collection of Formica occasional tables in all shapes, colours, and sizes.

Picnic table

To get your fix of mid-century madness why not pop along to Kempton Park at the crack of dawn on the second or last Tuesday of the month when you’ll find the market in full swing.

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