As mentioned in my last post, I got an Etsy gift card for my birthday, and commissioned some midcentury furniture from Patie at minisx2. Besides the record cabinet and a few pieces detailed in the next post, I really, really wanted my imaginary occupants to have a couple of Heywood-Wakefield pieces.
Heywood-Wakefield is an East Coast company. However, its clean, Streamline Moderne lines and light finishes pair beautifully with sun-filled California homes and midcentury modern anything (and it reminds me of one of my favorite antique stores). I asked Patie if she could make an X-base coffee table and a 1534 dresser - thankfully, she was game, and they look exactly like their real-life counterparts.
I couldn't resist trying out a living room setup. (The bungalow is undergoing some dusty construction right now, and I don't own a light box. These scenes were photographed using the top of my record player for the "floor" and a vintage barkcloth skirt wrapped around a board for the "wall.") Here, you can see the X-base table and record cabinet, along with the scratch-built sofa and Eames chairs.
The dresser is destined for a little girl's bedroom (I haven't assembled the bed yet). The Lundby-esque dollhouse was scratch built, the VW Beetle is a Micro Machines car my little brother gave me for my childhood dollhouse circa 1994, the Snow White doll is by Ethel Hicks, and the Bad Badtz-Maru t-shirt peeking out of the drawer was an incredibly lucky gift-with-purchase at the Sanrio flagship store in San Francisco in 1998 (it's scaled a bit big for a child, so I might put it in the master bedroom).
Next time: the master bedroom set.