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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
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
$60.00 USD
Vintage Arabia Rice Porcelain Salad Plate by Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg
Vintage Arabia Rice Porcelain Salad Plate by Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg
MidModMomStore
$18.00 USD
Vintage Arabia Rice Porcelain Dinner Plate by Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg
Vintage Arabia Rice Porcelain Dinner Plate by Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg
MidModMomStore
$35.00 USD
Vintage Pair of Gerd Hiort Petersen for Soholm Bird Candle Holders
Vintage Pair of Gerd Hiort Petersen for Soholm Bird Candle Holders
MidModMomStore
$40.00 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
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$18.00 USD
Vintage Edmund Ronaky Large Ceramic Tray with Cats Design
Vintage Edmund Ronaky Large Ceramic Tray with Cats Design
MidModMomStore
$150.00 USD
Vintage Los Castillo Taxco Handwrought Mixed Metals Footed Bowl
Vintage Los Castillo Taxco Handwrought Mixed Metals Footed Bowl
MidModMomStore
$110.00 USD
Vintage Studio Art Pottery Fish Dish
Vintage Studio Art Pottery Fish Dish
MidModMomStore
$45.00 USD
Vintage Tall Studio Pottery Vase - Signed Walsh
Vintage Tall Studio Pottery Vase - Signed Walsh
MidModMomStore
$65.00 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
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$85.00 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 Pablo Zabal Blue and White Bird Rooster Figurine - Two Available
Vintage Pablo Zabal Blue and White Bird Rooster Figurine - Two Available
MidModMomStore
$30.00 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
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$50.00 USD
Vintage Conny Walther Elongated Neck Bottle - Danish Modern Studio Pottery
Vintage Conny Walther Elongated Neck Bottle - Danish Modern Studio Pottery
MidModMomStore
$150.00 USD
Three Vintage Rude Osolnik Turned Wood Candle Sticks Holders
Three Vintage Rude Osolnik Turned Wood Candle Sticks Holders
MidModMomStore
$210.00 USD
Vintage Signed and Numbered Hand Pulled Silkscreen - Chicken
Vintage Signed and Numbered Hand Pulled Silkscreen - Chicken
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$55.00 USD
Vintage Pottery Bird Figurine from Taller La Quinera - Venezuela
Vintage Pottery Bird Figurine from Taller La Quinera - Venezuela
MidModMomStore
$35.00 USD
One Vintage Bjorn Wiinblad Style Fitz and Floyd Figural Cup
One Vintage Bjorn Wiinblad Style Fitz and Floyd Figural Cup
MidModMomStore
$22.00 USD
Large Vintage Pottery Bird Figurine from Taller La Quinera - Venezuela
Large Vintage Pottery Bird Figurine from Taller La Quinera - Venezuela
MidModMomStore
$35.00 USD
Large Mid Century Modern Italian Pottery Hand Painted Plate
Large Mid Century Modern Italian Pottery Hand Painted Plate
MidModMomStore
$50.00 USD
Vintage Miramare Italian Pottery Vase with Horse Design by Luigi Santi
Vintage Miramare Italian Pottery Vase with Horse Design by Luigi Santi
MidModMomStore
$220.00 USD
One Eva Zeisel Bryce Silhouette 7 1/2 oz Brown Sherbet or Old Fashion Glass (5 Available)
One Eva Zeisel Bryce Silhouette 7 1/2 oz Brown Sherbet or Old Fashion Glass (5 Available)
MidModMomStore
$65.00 USD
Vintage Studio Pottery Round Weed Pot by Amiko
Vintage Studio Pottery Round Weed Pot by Amiko
MidModMomStore
$40.00 USD
Vintage Tonala Pottery Hand Decorated Bird Figurine
Vintage Tonala Pottery Hand Decorated Bird Figurine
MidModMomStore
$55.00 USD
Vintage Karl Taggeselle Kieler Kunstkeramik Art Deco Faience Craquelé Pitcher
Vintage Karl Taggeselle Kieler Kunstkeramik Art Deco Faience Craquelé Pitcher
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$225.00 USD
Large Vintage Italian Empoli Cased Glass Bottle Imported by Guildcraft
Large Vintage Italian Empoli Cased Glass Bottle Imported by Guildcraft
MidModMomStore
$300.00 USD
Vintage Rosenthal Pin Dish - Hand and Rose
Vintage Rosenthal Pin Dish - Hand and Rose
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$20.00 USD
Vintage Stoneware Designs West Large Stylized Jar with Lid
Vintage Stoneware Designs West Large Stylized Jar with Lid
MidModMomStore
$90.00 USD
Original William Krullaars Oil on Canvas Snow Landscape Painting
Original William Krullaars Oil on Canvas Snow Landscape Painting
MidModMomStore
$450.00 USD
Vintage Don Shoemaker Mexican Modernist Mesquite Wood Bookends
Vintage Don Shoemaker Mexican Modernist Mesquite Wood Bookends
MidModMomStore
$250.00 USD
Early Dansk Staved Teak Serving Tray by Jens Quistgaard
Early Dansk Staved Teak Serving Tray by Jens Quistgaard
MidModMomStore
$95.00 USD
Vintage Nikolai Ossipov Turned and Hand Carved Wood Vessel
Vintage Nikolai Ossipov Turned and Hand Carved Wood Vessel
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$800.00 USD
Vintage Round Stoneware Studio Art Pottery Weed Pot
Vintage Round Stoneware Studio Art Pottery Weed Pot
MidModMomStore
$45.00 USD
Vintage Ken's of California Bud Vase
Vintage Ken's of California Bud Vase
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$12.00 USD
Vintage Danish Modern Light Blue Enamel Krenit Bowl
Vintage Danish Modern Light Blue Enamel Krenit Bowl
MidModMomStore
$75.00 USD
Two Vintage iittala Festivo Four Ring Candle Holders
Two Vintage iittala Festivo Four Ring Candle Holders
MidModMomStore
$80.00 USD
Vintage Kastrup Glass Vase - Jacob Bang Attributed
Vintage Kastrup Glass Vase - Jacob Bang Attributed
MidModMomStore
$65.00 USD
Vintage Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda Large White Satellite Glass Bowl
Vintage Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda Large White Satellite Glass Bowl
MidModMomStore
$220.00 USD
Vintage Tall White Glass Table Lamp with Brass and Wood Accents
Vintage Tall White Glass Table Lamp with Brass and Wood Accents
MidModMomStore
$380.00 USD
3 Vintage iittala Tapio Wirkkala Niva Double Old Fashion Glasses
3 Vintage iittala Tapio Wirkkala Niva Double Old Fashion Glasses
MidModMomStore
$60.00 USD
Vintage iittala Festivo Four Ring Candle Holder
Vintage iittala Festivo Four Ring Candle Holder
MidModMomStore
$40.00 USD
Vintage iittala Festivo Six Ring Candle Holder
Vintage iittala Festivo Six Ring Candle Holder
MidModMomStore
$65.00 USD
Danish Modern Erik Hoglund Small Adam and Eve Glass Bottle for Boda Glasswork - Signed
Danish Modern Erik Hoglund Small Adam and Eve Glass Bottle for Boda Glasswork - Signed
MidModMomStore
$75.00 USD
Two Vintage Finel Sinivuokko Blue Hepatica Mugs
Two Vintage Finel Sinivuokko Blue Hepatica Mugs
MidModMomStore
$160.00 USD
Vintage Arabia of Finland Matin Matka (Matin's Trip) Child's Plate by Raija Liisa Uosikkinen
Vintage Arabia of Finland Matin Matka (Matin's Trip) Child's Plate by Raija Liisa Uosikkinen
MidModMomStore
$45.00 USD
Two Vintage Lagardo Tackett Rockingham Cook and Serve Bowls
Two Vintage Lagardo Tackett Rockingham Cook and Serve Bowls
MidModMomStore
$70.00 USD
Vintage Large Danish Modern Solid Teak Wood Bowl - Marked
Vintage Large Danish Modern Solid Teak Wood Bowl - Marked
MidModMomStore
$70.00 USD
Vintage Laurids Lonborg Teak Pepper Mill
Vintage Laurids Lonborg Teak Pepper Mill
MidModMomStore
$140.00 USD
Vintage Studio Art Pottery Large Bowl in the Style of Niels Frederiksen
Vintage Studio Art Pottery Large Bowl in the Style of Niels Frederiksen
MidModMomStore
$55.00 USD
Mid Century Martz Cruet or Vase - Marshall Studios
Mid Century Martz Cruet or Vase - Marshall Studios
MidModMomStore
$49.00 USD
Vintage Original Cleo Hartwig Peace Sculpture
Vintage Original Cleo Hartwig Peace Sculpture
MidModMomStore
$360.00 USD
Vintage Large Stoneware Studio Weed Pot with Drip Glaze
Vintage Large Stoneware Studio Weed Pot with Drip Glaze
MidModMomStore
$55.00 USD

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