10 Pieces of Vintage Midcentury Decor That You Should Probably Buy Right Now

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I've been re-watching Mad Men recently, which is likely why I'm drawn to all-things midcentury these days. It also helps that there seems to be an interest yet again in the trend. If you think the space-age motif isn't for you (those Sputnik chandeliers can get a little too out of this world at times), you can always embrace the free-spirited side of midcentury, where you'll discover teak, rattan, and hippie-inspired patterns.

After perusing my fave vintage sites, I've picked some midcentury treasures that will appeal to a wide variety of personal tastes and decor styles. Here are 10 finds that you should probably try to score today (literally, stop what you're doing and start shopping!).

1. 1960s Midcentury Vase, $104.56

OK, I can completely picture this in an Anthro catalog, but this ginormous midcentury vase is even cooler because it's real-deal vintage. Perch it on a shelf alongside a rattan chair or a macrame wall hanging, and your throwback bohemian look will be complete.

2. Midcentury Magazine Rack, $48

This shimmering gold magazine rack is a midcentury masterpiece in all of its atomic glory. I can't think of a prettier way to show off your favorite magazines.

3. Midcentury Modern Fireplace Set, $2,498.98

It's a big deal if you move into a home that has an original midcentury fireplace. They always tend to look a bit like something out of Star Trek, but there's also something about them that screams Scandinavian hygge. This complete fireplace set from the '60s is destined for a modern cabin nestled in the mountains.

4. Danish Modern Midcentury Glass Ball Pendant Ceiling Light, $350

Yeah, you could go to IKEA and buy another light fixture (and you really can't go wrong when it's less than $50), or you can buy the vintage version, like this Danish ball-shaped pendant light.

5. Midcentury Atomic Desk, $815

A desk really can be a conversation piece, and this midcentury wonder is guaranteed to spark a lot of conversations.

6. Vintage Cocktail Chair, $409.64

You can buy one or two of these charming midcentury chairs from France — they're fully restored, and that baby-blue hue is amazing.

7. Midcentury Bud Vase, $14.50

Midcentury pieces can be a tad on the expensive side (the majority of midcentury finds are highly collectible), but every once in a while, you can snag an object that won't break the bank, such as this adorable bud vase for under $15.

8. Vintage Midcentury Stool with Custom Designer Upholstery, $187.27

Lovingly restored, this upholstered stool has pointed legs that instantly say "midcentury," and the fabric is delightfully contemporary.

9. Midcentury Modern Gerald Thurston Lightolier Tripod Floor Lamp, $950

Go beyond basic light fixtures and push things in a groovier direction with a midcentury tripod floor lamp.

10. Vintage Midcentury 1960s Paul McCobb Blue Fiberglass Origami Space Age Chair, $1,300

This chair kind of looks like the chairs we sat in during high school, but this one is decidedly more hip, with its origami-inspired appearance and shade of icy blue.


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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