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Featured Shop: Mid Mod Mom

Apr 1, 2015

by Beatriz Macias

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hi! My name is Beatriz Macias, and I’m the owner of Mid Mod Mom. I sell vintage design objects and decor. I live in gorgeous Southern California with my husband, our teenage son, and our rambunctious husky.

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I’m an architect and artist by training, and a collector by nature; I’ve always had an appreciation for beauty, craftsmanship, and design. Our house is an eclectic mixture of handmade crafts from my native Colombia, furniture from contemporary designers, and many, many mid-century modern objects. I can’t keep everything that I find and love, so Mid Mod Mom is my way of sharing these finds, and their history, with others.

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It’s not easy to search for the abandoned and the forgotten – it requires patience and an inquisitive mind. Ask vintage sellers what their favorite part of the job is, and you will get a unanimous answer: the search! It’s that one find after hours of driving from thrift store to thrift store, finding the missing piece in your collection at the flea market, or discovering the previously unknown designer at the estate sale that makes it all worthwhile. Most of the objects I choose for my shop are in good vintage condition, but the majority of them have been used and loved and it shows. A lot of cleaning, polishing, ironing, sanding, painting, oiling, gluing, and all-around restoring takes place before an item is ready to be photographed and listed.

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This job of mine not only fills my surroundings with beautiful objects – it has also brought many beautiful people into my life. When I started selling on Etsy, I was lucky to connect with other like-minded people on Twitter via #ThriftBreak. We helped each other identify our finds, celebrated great scores, and commiserated when things didn’t work out. Thriftbreakers – most of them fellow Etsy vintage sellers – have become some of my closest friends and a constant source of inspiration.

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Mid Mod Mom is not just a shop; it is a lifestyle. I only buy and sell what I love, and I believe that an old, well-made object is a thousand times better than any mass-produced item. I also think that when you buy vintage, you choose to recycle and save perfectly good items from ending up in a landfill. I truly love what I do, and I still can’t believe that I get to do it every day. Thanks to Etsy, I have been able to grow my business and gain exposure. I love that I have a brand, that my store is cohesive, and that there is room for vintage in this virtual marketplace. There is so much more that I would like to do in the future, like producing my own work to sell alongside my vintage finds. Ideas, sketches, and plans are in the works. It can’t happen soon enough!

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 All photographs by Mid Mod Mom.

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SALE - WAS 95 NOW 57 - Vintage Kastrup Glass Vase - Jacob Bang Attributed
SALE - WAS 95 NOW 57 - Vintage Kastrup Glass Vase - Jacob Bang Attributed
MidModMomStore
$57.00 USD
Vintage Kay Whitcomb Enamel on Copper Bowl - Green Leaves
Vintage Kay Whitcomb Enamel on Copper Bowl - Green Leaves
MidModMomStore
$140.00 USD
Vintage British Modernist Chelsea Pottery Bowl by Joyce Morgan
Vintage British Modernist Chelsea Pottery Bowl by Joyce Morgan
MidModMomStore
$85.00 USD
Vintage Mid Century Studio Art Pottery Tall Vessel - Signed
Vintage Mid Century Studio Art Pottery Tall Vessel - Signed
MidModMomStore
$160.00 USD
Vintage Frank Matranga Stoneware California Pottery Slab Mural
Vintage Frank Matranga Stoneware California Pottery Slab Mural
MidModMomStore
$350.00 USD
Vintage Scandinavian Cottage Style Wood Building Blocks - Set of 19
Vintage Scandinavian Cottage Style Wood Building Blocks - Set of 19
MidModMomStore
$53.00 USD
Vintage Kordes & Lichtenfels Gold Filled Brutalist Pendant
Vintage Kordes & Lichtenfels Gold Filled Brutalist Pendant
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$115.00 USD
Vintage Anri Form Carved Teak Display Bowl
Vintage Anri Form Carved Teak Display Bowl
MidModMomStore
$140.00 USD
ONE Vintage Mid Century Stone Bird Sculpture on Pedestal
ONE Vintage Mid Century Stone Bird Sculpture on Pedestal
MidModMomStore
$200.00 USD
Vintage Arabia Rice Porcelain Bread Plate by Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg
Vintage Arabia Rice Porcelain Bread Plate by Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg
MidModMomStore
$9.88 USD
Vintage BMF Nagel Candle holder S22 by Fritz Nagel and Caesar Stoffi - 16 Available
Vintage BMF Nagel Candle holder S22 by Fritz Nagel and Caesar Stoffi - 16 Available
MidModMomStore
$25.00 USD
Vintage Mid Century Modern Alfaraz Horse Candleholder or Vase
Vintage Mid Century Modern Alfaraz Horse Candleholder or Vase
MidModMomStore
$170.00 USD
One Vintage Carlo Moretti Cased Glass Wine Goblets - Purple and White
One Vintage Carlo Moretti Cased Glass Wine Goblets - Purple and White
MidModMomStore
$30.88 USD
SALE - WAS 55 NOW 33 - Vintage Vicke Lindstrand Etched Glass Bird Figurine - Paperweight for Kosta
SALE - WAS 55 NOW 33 - Vintage Vicke Lindstrand Etched Glass Bird Figurine - Paperweight for Kosta
MidModMomStore
$33.00 USD
SALE - WAS 65 NOW 39 - Vintage Bengt Edenfalk Skruf of Sweden Etched Glass Owl Paperweight
SALE - WAS 65 NOW 39 - Vintage Bengt Edenfalk Skruf of Sweden Etched Glass Owl Paperweight
MidModMomStore
$39.00 USD
Vintage Vicke Lindstrand Crosshatch Vase for Kosta
Vintage Vicke Lindstrand Crosshatch Vase for Kosta
MidModMomStore
$195.00 USD
SALE - WAS 90 NOW 54 - Two Bjorn Wiinblad Crystal Bird Candle Holders for Rosenthal Studio Line
SALE - WAS 90 NOW 54 - Two Bjorn Wiinblad Crystal Bird Candle Holders for Rosenthal Studio Line
MidModMomStore
$54.00 USD
Vinage Original Earl Horter Signed and Framed Etching
Vinage Original Earl Horter Signed and Framed Etching
MidModMomStore
$320.00 USD
SALE - WAS 50 NOW 30 - Vintage Fauna Glass Bowl by Oiva Toikka for Nuutajarvi of Finland
SALE - WAS 50 NOW 30 - Vintage Fauna Glass Bowl by Oiva Toikka for Nuutajarvi of Finland
MidModMomStore
$30.00 USD
Vintage Folk Art Bird Carving
Vintage Folk Art Bird Carving
MidModMomStore
$50.00 USD
Vintage Mid Century Italian Ceramic Vase - Gold and Lava
Vintage Mid Century Italian Ceramic Vase - Gold and Lava
MidModMomStore
$65.00 USD
Vintage Porcelain Studio Art Pottery Small Weed Pot - Signed
Vintage Porcelain Studio Art Pottery Small Weed Pot - Signed
MidModMomStore
$43.00 USD
SALE - WAS 30 NOW 18 - Vintage Hand Decorated Enamel on Copper Plate - Bouquet Design
SALE - WAS 30 NOW 18 - Vintage Hand Decorated Enamel on Copper Plate - Bouquet Design
MidModMomStore
$18.00 USD
SALE - WAS 30 NOW 18 - Vintage Hand Decorated Enamel on Copper Plate - Flower Design
SALE - WAS 30 NOW 18 - Vintage Hand Decorated Enamel on Copper Plate - Flower Design
MidModMomStore
$18.00 USD
One Vintage Ulla Procope Arabia Anemone Salad Plate
One Vintage Ulla Procope Arabia Anemone Salad Plate
MidModMomStore
$14.88 USD
Vintage Anja Jaatinen-Winquist Arabia Saara 13" Chop Plate or Round Platter
Vintage Anja Jaatinen-Winquist Arabia Saara 13" Chop Plate or Round Platter
MidModMomStore
$32.88 USD
Vintage Anja Jaatinen-Winquist Arabia Saara Coffee Pot
Vintage Anja Jaatinen-Winquist Arabia Saara Coffee Pot
MidModMomStore
$62.00 USD
One Vintage Anja Jaatinen-Winquist Arabia Saara Serving Bowl
One Vintage Anja Jaatinen-Winquist Arabia Saara Serving Bowl
MidModMomStore
$90.00 USD
One Vintage Small Arabia Kaira Fruit Bowl or Sauce Bowl
One Vintage Small Arabia Kaira Fruit Bowl or Sauce Bowl
MidModMomStore
$12.88 USD
Vintage Bennington Potters  Piggy Bank
Vintage Bennington Potters Piggy Bank
MidModMomStore
$110.00 USD
One Vintage Anja Jaatinen-Winquist Arabia Saara Salad Plate
One Vintage Anja Jaatinen-Winquist Arabia Saara Salad Plate
MidModMomStore
$11.88 USD
SALE - WAS 90 NOW 54 - Vintage Karl Holmberg Akta Teak Tray and Ceramic Cheese Dome
SALE - WAS 90 NOW 54 - Vintage Karl Holmberg Akta Teak Tray and Ceramic Cheese Dome
MidModMomStore
$54.00 USD
Vintage Herman A. Kähler Hand Decorated Small Bowl
Vintage Herman A. Kähler Hand Decorated Small Bowl
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$50.00 USD
Vintage Turquoise and Sterling Inlaid Brooch
Vintage Turquoise and Sterling Inlaid Brooch
MidModMomStore
$50.00 USD
Vintage Mexican Silver and  Green Azurite Modernist Fish Pendant
Vintage Mexican Silver and Green Azurite Modernist Fish Pendant
MidModMomStore
$40.00 USD
Four Small Smoke Glasses in the Style of Holmegaard Copenhagen
Four Small Smoke Glasses in the Style of Holmegaard Copenhagen
MidModMomStore
$53.00 USD
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica of the Actor Otani Oniji as Edobei
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica of the Actor Otani Oniji as Edobei
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$34.00 USD
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica Girl Blowing a Glass Toy from the series Ten Physiognomic Types of Women
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica Girl Blowing a Glass Toy from the series Ten Physiognomic Types of Women
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$34.00 USD
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica Combing the Hair from the series Ten Physiognomic Types of Women
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica Combing the Hair from the series Ten Physiognomic Types of Women
MidModMomStore
$34.00 USD
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica The Passionate Type from the series Ten Physiognomic Types of Women
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica The Passionate Type from the series Ten Physiognomic Types of Women
MidModMomStore
$34.00 USD
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica of the Actor Ichikawa Ebizo as Takemura Sadanoshin
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica of the Actor Ichikawa Ebizo as Takemura Sadanoshin
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$34.00 USD
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica of the Actor Ichikawa Komazo as Shiga Daishichi
SALE - WAS 60 NOW 34 - Vintage Ukiyo-e Print Replica of the Actor Ichikawa Komazo as Shiga Daishichi
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$34.00 USD
Danish Modern Royal Copenhagen - Fajance Hand Painted Round Vase by Kari Christensen
Danish Modern Royal Copenhagen - Fajance Hand Painted Round Vase by Kari Christensen
MidModMomStore
$73.00 USD
Vintage Scandinavian Style Graphic Berry Vine Fabric 35" x 60"
Vintage Scandinavian Style Graphic Berry Vine Fabric 35" x 60"
MidModMomStore
$30.00 USD
Vintage Rosenthal Studio Linie Blackberries "Brombeeren" by Alain Le Foll - Large 12" square Platter
Vintage Rosenthal Studio Linie Blackberries "Brombeeren" by Alain Le Foll - Large 12" square Platter
MidModMomStore
$115.00 USD
Vintage Michael Lax Raymor Capri Large Vase
Vintage Michael Lax Raymor Capri Large Vase
MidModMomStore
$210.00 USD
Vintage Figgjo Flint Lotte Wall Plaque Designed by Turi Gramstad Oliver
Vintage Figgjo Flint Lotte Wall Plaque Designed by Turi Gramstad Oliver
MidModMomStore
$18.88 USD
Vintage Edmund Ronaky Large Ceramic Tray with Cats Design
Vintage Edmund Ronaky Large Ceramic Tray with Cats Design
MidModMomStore
$150.00 USD
Herman A. Kähler Pitcher by Nils Kähler
Herman A. Kähler Pitcher by Nils Kähler
MidModMomStore
$90.00 USD
Vintage Hand Thrown Swirl Pottery Weed Pot
Vintage Hand Thrown Swirl Pottery Weed Pot
MidModMomStore
$85.00 USD
SALE - WAS 55 NOW 33 - Vintage Studio Art Pottery Fish Dish
SALE - WAS 55 NOW 33 - Vintage Studio Art Pottery Fish Dish
MidModMomStore
$33.00 USD
Vintage Marianne Westman Picknick Baking Dish Serving Tray for Rörstrand of Sweden #25
Vintage Marianne Westman Picknick Baking Dish Serving Tray for Rörstrand of Sweden #25
MidModMomStore
$95.00 USD
Vintage Edward Winter Large Enamel Low Bowl
Vintage Edward Winter Large Enamel Low Bowl
MidModMomStore
$95.00 USD
Vintage Mid Century Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl by Chapman
Vintage Mid Century Studio Art Pottery Low Bowl by Chapman
MidModMomStore
$65.00 USD
Your Choice - Vintage Carl Aubock Amboss Maestro 2060 - Butter Spreader or Teaspoon
Your Choice - Vintage Carl Aubock Amboss Maestro 2060 - Butter Spreader or Teaspoon
MidModMomStore
$35.00 USD
Vintage Conny Walther Elongated Neck Bottle - Danish Modern Studio Pottery
Vintage Conny Walther Elongated Neck Bottle - Danish Modern Studio Pottery
MidModMomStore
$165.00 USD
Vintage Laurids Lonborg String Iron and Rattan Candle Holder - Boat Rowers Candelabra
Vintage Laurids Lonborg String Iron and Rattan Candle Holder - Boat Rowers Candelabra
MidModMomStore
$200.00 USD
Vintage Signed and Numbered Hand Pulled Silkscreen - Chicken
Vintage Signed and Numbered Hand Pulled Silkscreen - Chicken
MidModMomStore
$66.00 USD
Two Vintage Modernist Small Hand Carved Owls - Place Card Holders
Two Vintage Modernist Small Hand Carved Owls - Place Card Holders
MidModMomStore
$35.00 USD
Vintage Pottery Bird Figurine from Taller La Quinera - Venezuela
Vintage Pottery Bird Figurine from Taller La Quinera - Venezuela
MidModMomStore
$48.00 USD

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