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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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Rare Vintage Bennington Potters Wooly Ram Bank
Rare Vintage Bennington Potters Wooly Ram Bank
MidModMomStore
$300.00 USD
Don Shepherd for Glass America Whirlpool Bottle
Don Shepherd for Glass America Whirlpool Bottle
MidModMomStore
$300.00 USD
Vintage Studio Art Pottery Bowl with Brushstrokes Decoration - Signed
Vintage Studio Art Pottery Bowl with Brushstrokes Decoration - Signed
MidModMomStore
$65.00 USD
Five Smoke Glasses in the Style of Holmegaard Copenhagen
Five Smoke Glasses in the Style of Holmegaard Copenhagen
MidModMomStore
$40.00 USD
Vintage Large Abraham Palatnik Lucite Fish Figurine
Vintage Large Abraham Palatnik Lucite Fish Figurine
MidModMomStore
$270.00 USD
Vintage Mid Century Chrome and Teak Table Lamp
Vintage Mid Century Chrome and Teak Table Lamp
MidModMomStore
$220.00 USD
JIE Gantofta of Sweden Fish Wall Plaque
JIE Gantofta of Sweden Fish Wall Plaque
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$55.00 USD
Rare Vintage David Stewart Lion's Valley Face Vase
Rare Vintage David Stewart Lion's Valley Face Vase
MidModMomStore
$70.00 USD
Vintage Studio Art Pottery Small Jar with Cork Top
Vintage Studio Art Pottery Small Jar with Cork Top
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$35.00 USD
Vintage Monumental Edward Winter Enamel Punch Bowl
Vintage Monumental Edward Winter Enamel Punch Bowl
MidModMomStore
$900.00 USD
Pristine Vintage Ivo de Santis Gli Etruschi Italian Ceramic Fish Bowl Figurine
Pristine Vintage Ivo de Santis Gli Etruschi Italian Ceramic Fish Bowl Figurine
MidModMomStore
$400.00 USD
Pristine Vintage Ivo de Santis Gli Etruschi Italian Ceramic Buffalo Figurine
Pristine Vintage Ivo de Santis Gli Etruschi Italian Ceramic Buffalo Figurine
MidModMomStore
$540.00 USD
Vintage Freeman Lederman Tall Coffee Pot
Vintage Freeman Lederman Tall Coffee Pot
MidModMomStore
$90.00 USD
Vintage Sam Calder California Studio Art Pottery Cream and Sugar
Vintage Sam Calder California Studio Art Pottery Cream and Sugar
MidModMomStore
$38.00 USD
Vintage Susan Hanly Peterson Studio Art Pottery Vase
Vintage Susan Hanly Peterson Studio Art Pottery Vase
MidModMomStore
$225.00 USD
Two Vintage Mid Century Italian Ceramic Wall Plaques
Two Vintage Mid Century Italian Ceramic Wall Plaques
MidModMomStore
$500.00 USD
Two Vintage iittala Arkipelago Glass Candlesticks by Timo Saarpaneva
Two Vintage iittala Arkipelago Glass Candlesticks by Timo Saarpaneva
MidModMomStore
$48.00 USD
Vintage Flora Bowl by Oiva Toikka for Nuutajarvi of Finland 6"
Vintage Flora Bowl by Oiva Toikka for Nuutajarvi of Finland 6"
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$35.00 USD
Pair of Yunomi Tea Bowls
Pair of Yunomi Tea Bowls
MidModMomStore
$45.00 USD
Vintage California Studio Pottery Vase - Signed
Vintage California Studio Pottery Vase - Signed
MidModMomStore
$35.00 USD
Vintage Sowe Konst Teak Hand Mirror and Hairbrush Made in Denmark
Vintage Sowe Konst Teak Hand Mirror and Hairbrush Made in Denmark
MidModMomStore
$135.00 USD
Vintage Aldo Londi for Bitossi Elephant Sculpture - Flavia Montelupo Italy
Vintage Aldo Londi for Bitossi Elephant Sculpture - Flavia Montelupo Italy
MidModMomStore
$110.00 USD
Vintage Pristine Cathrineholm Lotus White on Green Bowl 5.5"
Vintage Pristine Cathrineholm Lotus White on Green Bowl 5.5"
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$80.00 USD
Danish Modern Løvemose Studio Pottery Small Vase
Danish Modern Løvemose Studio Pottery Small Vase
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$55.00 USD
Vintage Hand Crafted Knobler Teak Handled Small Bowl
Vintage Hand Crafted Knobler Teak Handled Small Bowl
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$15.00 USD
Vintage Rosenthal Motif - Romance Decorated Covered Bowl by Bjorn Wiinblad
Vintage Rosenthal Motif - Romance Decorated Covered Bowl by Bjorn Wiinblad
MidModMomStore
$65.00 USD
Vintage Ceramic Cheese Plate in the Style of David Gil
Vintage Ceramic Cheese Plate in the Style of David Gil
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$55.00 USD
Olaria Nova Hand Painted Candle Holder with Cats
Olaria Nova Hand Painted Candle Holder with Cats
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$25.00 USD
Vintage Sterling Silver Modernist Geometric Brooch - Signed
Vintage Sterling Silver Modernist Geometric Brooch - Signed
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$125.00 USD
Vintage Studio Glass Bowl by Jerker Persson of Eldoluft Glass
Vintage Studio Glass Bowl by Jerker Persson of Eldoluft Glass
MidModMomStore
$80.00 USD
Mid Century Modern Italian Pottery Lidded Box - Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter
Mid Century Modern Italian Pottery Lidded Box - Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter
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$90.00 USD
Vintage Kay Whitcomb Enamel on Copper Bowl - Green Leaves
Vintage Kay Whitcomb Enamel on Copper Bowl - Green Leaves
MidModMomStore
$140.00 USD
Vintage Nils Thorsson Baca Flowers Small Vase for Aluminia - Royal Copenhagen
Vintage Nils Thorsson Baca Flowers Small Vase for Aluminia - Royal Copenhagen
MidModMomStore
$45.00 USD
Vintage Wilmot Tonala Bird Rattle Figurine
Vintage Wilmot Tonala Bird Rattle Figurine
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$30.00 USD
Vintage Netsuke Inspired Ceramic Rabbit Figurine
Vintage Netsuke Inspired Ceramic Rabbit Figurine
MidModMomStore
$35.00 USD
Vintage David Yorath Denby Potters Wheel Salt and Pepper Shakers
Vintage David Yorath Denby Potters Wheel Salt and Pepper Shakers
MidModMomStore
$95.00 USD
Vintage Bjørn Wiinblad Birds of Paradise Firebird Low Bowl for Rosenthal
Vintage Bjørn Wiinblad Birds of Paradise Firebird Low Bowl for Rosenthal
MidModMomStore
$70.00 USD
Mid Century Modern Bitossi Bird Covered Bowl for Rosenthal Netter
Mid Century Modern Bitossi Bird Covered Bowl for Rosenthal Netter
MidModMomStore
$160.00 USD
Two Mid Century Bitossi for Raymor Orange Band on Brown Vases
Two Mid Century Bitossi for Raymor Orange Band on Brown Vases
MidModMomStore
$290.00 USD
Vintage Modernist Hand Carved Wood Bird
Vintage Modernist Hand Carved Wood Bird
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$50.00 USD
Vintage Danish Modern Turned Wood Candle Stick Holder
Vintage Danish Modern Turned Wood Candle Stick Holder
MidModMomStore
$30.00 USD
Vintage Laurids Lonborg Teak Pepper Mill
Vintage Laurids Lonborg Teak Pepper Mill
MidModMomStore
$140.00 USD
Set of 11 Vintage Carlo Moretti Cased Glass Wine Goblets - Butterscotch and White
Set of 11 Vintage Carlo Moretti Cased Glass Wine Goblets - Butterscotch and White
MidModMomStore
$220.00 USD
Vintage Frank Matranga Stoneware California Pottery Slab Mural
Vintage Frank Matranga Stoneware California Pottery Slab Mural
MidModMomStore
$350.00 USD
Vintage 5x7 Picture Frame Solid Teak - Danish Modern
Vintage 5x7 Picture Frame Solid Teak - Danish Modern
MidModMomStore
$30.00 USD
Vintage 8x10 Picture Frame Solid Teak - Danish Modern
Vintage 8x10 Picture Frame Solid Teak - Danish Modern
MidModMomStore
$40.00 USD
Vintage Mid Century Modern Alfaraz Pottery Ram Sculpture
Vintage Mid Century Modern Alfaraz Pottery Ram Sculpture
MidModMomStore
$180.00 USD
Vintage 8x10 Picture Frame Solid Teak - Danish Modern
Vintage 8x10 Picture Frame Solid Teak - Danish Modern
MidModMomStore
$40.00 USD
Vintage Mexican Abalone Copper and Brass Modernist Bird Candleholder
Vintage Mexican Abalone Copper and Brass Modernist Bird Candleholder
MidModMomStore
$95.00 USD
Vintage Limited Edition Paul Revere Large Round Copper and Steel Pan
Vintage Limited Edition Paul Revere Large Round Copper and Steel Pan
MidModMomStore
$45.00 USD
Vintage Limited Edition Paul Revere Large Copper and Steel Fry Pan
Vintage Limited Edition Paul Revere Large Copper and Steel Fry Pan
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$45.00 USD
Vintage Limited Edition Paul Revere Large Oval Copper and Steel Pan
Vintage Limited Edition Paul Revere Large Oval Copper and Steel Pan
MidModMomStore
$45.00 USD
Vintage Scandinavian Cottage Style Wood Building Blocks - Set of 19
Vintage Scandinavian Cottage Style Wood Building Blocks - Set of 19
MidModMomStore
$40.00 USD
Vintage Anri Form Carved Teak Display Bowl
Vintage Anri Form Carved Teak Display Bowl
MidModMomStore
$140.00 USD
Vintage Arabia Rice Porcelain Bread Plate by Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg
Vintage Arabia Rice Porcelain Bread Plate by Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg
MidModMomStore
$9.00 USD
Vintage Modernist Hand Carved Horn Bird
Vintage Modernist Hand Carved Horn Bird
MidModMomStore
$25.00 USD
Vintage Vicke Lindstrand Etched Glass Bird Figurine - Paperweight for Kosta
Vintage Vicke Lindstrand Etched Glass Bird Figurine - Paperweight for Kosta
MidModMomStore
$55.00 USD
Vintage Bengt Edenfalk Skruf of Sweden Etched Glass Owl Paperweight
Vintage Bengt Edenfalk Skruf of Sweden Etched Glass Owl Paperweight
MidModMomStore
$65.00 USD
Vintage Orrefors Discus Crystal Votive Holder by Lars Hellsten
Vintage Orrefors Discus Crystal Votive Holder by Lars Hellsten
MidModMomStore
$19.00 USD
Vintage Vicke Lindstrand Crosshatch Vase for Kosta
Vintage Vicke Lindstrand Crosshatch Vase for Kosta
MidModMomStore
$195.00 USD

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