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Pomfretmidcentury is the name of my shop on Pomfret Street decorated with midcentury modern treasures. The location is in an historic district and the building is a row-house built in 1843. The row-house is a red-brick Victorian that has been completed rehabbed on the inside while preserving the historic exterior as originally built. The interior is now an open, vertical floor plan finished very modern and furnished midcentury. Hence the name.

The inspiration for an on-line shop was in part my appreciation of good quality midcentury Danish modern design and in part a plan to keep my 85 year old father active in an interesting and purposeful activity. I started visiting flea markets and auctions in search of items that could be repaired, refinished, or up-cycled by Dad and I. I only chose items that I would display in my own home. Dad thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and…

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  • Joined December 26, 2011

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Natural wood, paint, iron

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About

Pomfretmidcentury is the name of my shop on Pomfret Street decorated with midcentury modern treasures. The location is in an historic district and the building is a row-house built in 1843. The row-house is a red-brick Victorian that has been completed rehabbed on the inside while preserving the historic exterior as originally built. The interior is now an open, vertical floor plan finished very modern and furnished midcentury. Hence the name.

The inspiration for an on-line shop was in part my appreciation of good quality midcentury Danish modern design and in part a plan to keep my 85 year old father active in an interesting and purposeful activity. I started visiting flea markets and auctions in search of items that could be repaired, refinished, or up-cycled by Dad and I. I only chose items that I would display in my own home. Dad thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and our time together on these projects. He completed them rapidly and with gusto. Soon I had more items than I could use or give away to family and friends. Dad kept asking for more projects and soon both his garage, basement, and my garage were devoted to finished projects. I had to do something, so Etsy was my safety valve. Please buy something so I can find room for Dad's next project!

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