Mid Century Møbler

Warning: This post has nothing to do with sewing or vintage fashion. However, it does have a lot to do with passion and vintage finds.

Recently, Mid Century Møbler, a restoration and seller of American and Danish mid-century furnture has been featured in interviews at 7×7, SFGate.com and  Haighteration. Even though I'm not a collector of mid-century furniture, these articles are of some interest to me since I've known Gabe (one half of the Mid Century Møbler team) since he was in third grade — he's Libett's little brother. We run into each other often at the Alameda Antique Fair — him and his friend scouting furniture for their business, while I'm looking for fabric, patterns and notions.

The thrill of the hunt drives them to do what they do. Anyone who antiques, thrifts or does the estate sale thing knows the magic of finding the hidden or lost gem amongst the ruins. From the 7×7 piece:

When we got them to our storage, one of the dresser drawers wouldn't close, so we reached behind it and started pulling out loads of old papers that had been in there since the early 60's. There was literally someone's whole wedding itinerary from 1963, a 10 page handwritten letter from the 30's, and old tax returns and newspaper clippings. Not only was the set in showroom new condition, but it had a huge amount of history sitting in it waiting to be uncovered. We find (and save) things like that in almost every piece we get, and gives us an intimate profile of the previous owner.

I love that he's following his passion and really making a name for himself! 


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. That is a beautiful story – I truely admire people who have passion for something and follow it.
    What a privilege to have a peak into the private life of a “piece”. Beautiful!

  2. What a great story and a lovely discovery.

  3. Love this story! The discovery is always so much fun and add history to it and it becomes all that much better!