Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mid Century Orbs



Snagged this to hang in the Space room. (Orange on the inside, 7" diameter). It's space-age, right? Looks like it to me. Seller said he had a twin, but it has a hairline crack. I took a chance and gave him a few bucks more for the second one. Fingers crossed it arrives in one piece, he offered to glue it, but that could cause a lot of problems... So, I'll get at least one. :) I hope!

Happy Tuesday. I'm still playing in the Pink room, my old childhood bed room, trying to get it fixed up the way I want it.

Oh and I got that RCA Victor Vibra radio in my last post already, and I love LOVE it!! No glowing from the back, thanks to (Carole, I believe?) so I guess it's a transistor, which is better.

Keep an eye out on eBay for one, really nifty, I love mine! :)
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16 comments:

  1. AWESOME! What size is this? Looks mini, but probably not mini enough for one of my midcentury dollhouses!

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  2. 7" diameter, hard to tell without any reference. I imagine it would be easy peasy to make something like this for a dollhouse.

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  3. Neat piece. Is it ceramic or plastic? I'm glad you got your radio so quickly. You've been having such a tough time with eBay lately.

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  4. Ceramic... I think lol.

    Yeah, I always seem to get lucky with ebay arg...

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  5. Groovy!, I passed up one of those chairs with the speakers made into them shaped like this, and I could have killed myself over that! I had a radio like this in the sixties, though. That radio is cool, too! Good luck on the bedroom...can't wait to see it!

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  6. Space room? Yes, it looks like it's just the thing to take into ORB-it! Isn't it so fun that a shape can conjure up the style of an era? Wonder what shape will define our current times?

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  7. awwww ZSM, I know I passed up a bunch of 50's - 60's stuff over the years when I wasn't specifically collecting it ...


    Helen I asked that very question here not too long ago. No one including me had a good response!

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  8. Oh thats a cute little thing. I hope you get both and they arrive in one piece.

    I am glad you love your radio, and it works well! =)

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  9. How do you say, "I love your orb" without sounding odd? :- ) Well, anyway, you know what I mean. That would be way groovy hung with clear nylon thread so it looks like it's suspended in air! I'm glad you got the second one even if it has a "hairline" crack (wise choice not having the guy glue it for you!). It would look cool hanging at a different length than the other. Space room huh? I must have missed that post. BTW - I ADORE your new radio & I'm pea green with envy Mz. Scarlet! I want one toooo! It's good to "see" you again - I've been away on vacation - a 600 mile PICK-A-RAMA on the northern California coast!

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  10. Love love love it! I love anything space age modern.

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  11. Pick A Rama...? Now I'm jealous!!!

    I can't wait to paint the office/space room. The weather is cooling so time is near. :)

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  12. Definitely space age to my eyes. Pardon the ignorance but what exactly is it? ( :

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  13. Resembles an egg cup chair. The seller tagged it as an air fern planter. I'm going to hang them just as they are. :)

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  14. I was gonna ask the same question. But I get it now. One word...cool!

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  15. I absolutely love these. I was out bid on something similar a short while back on Ebay. Anything space age-y gets me!

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  16. Now you KNEW I would love this, didn't you? Looks very much like the ball chair I WILL purchase some day soon. :)

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