Whether you’re an avid collector or a casual enthusiast, it’s always fun to stay abreast of the latest trends in collecting. Here’s predictions on what could be hot in 2023 in the world of mid-century and collectibles.
Mid-Century Furniture & Home Décor
Mid-century furniture and home decor will continue to remain popular with its classic lines, modern style and craftsmanship. With the continued growth of television shows like Mad Men and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, we can expect more people looking to recreate that 1950s vibe at home. Mid-century furniture is now easier than ever to find online, making it accessible for all budgets. The key is finding pieces that are still in good condition, as many vintage pieces require some restoration work before they can be used again.
Kitsch & Retro Toys
Get ready for a blast from the past! This year, kitsch trends inspired by pop culture icons such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe are popping up everywhere–on walls and t-shirts alike. Not to mention those irresistibly cute Japanese figurines of cats, dogs, bunnies & bears that were all the rage in the 1950s/1960s with their big expressive eyes – no collector can pass these gems up! And don’t forget about tin toys: robots; windup models; cars…these vintage treasures have seen an incredible comeback thanks to nostalgic charm they possess. So go ahead collectors – start your search now (you might even discover some great inspiration too)!
Vintage Electronics & Technology
If you’re a fan of yesteryear, there’s still plenty to collect! Immerse yourself in nostalgia with classic telephones and typewriters that are as good as new. Make your pad even more vintage-chic by adding an old school computer or stereo – the kind you could only dream about growing up. For something truly special though, Upcycled Classics shop have got it covered: from their SX70 Sonar Polaroid cameras all the way back to its 600 OneStep ancestor – capture moments (and memories!) like never before. No matter what tech tantalizes your tastebuds, satisfy those retro cravings online today!
Ready to become an antiques aficionado? Look no further than the experts’ books available on antiques, vintage Christmas, kitschy mid-century modern artifacts and collectibles! Curl up with one of these titles for amazing visuals, details about each item’s history – including manufacturers markings & signatures – as well values & price guides. So start exploring this fascinating world filled with nostalgia and tradition today! Here are a few titles worth checking out:
- Vintage Christmas Ceramic Collectibles by Walter Dworkin (considered the bible for vintage
- Py Miyao Fun Kitchen Collectibles: Reference & Value Guide by Belinda Evans
- Price Guide to Holt-Howard Collectibles and Other Related Ceramicwares of the 50s & 60s by Walter Dworkin
- Napco ( A Schiffer Book for Collectors) by Kathleen Deel
- Spaghetti Art Ware: Poodles and Other Collectible Ceramics by Emily Chalmers & Ali Hanan
- Ceramic Fish, Mermaids & Seahorses: Bathroom Decorations of the 1940s & 1950s (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
And for collectors of vintage Christmas from the 1940s-1960s, be sure to check out our Vintage Christmas Collecting series.
2023 promises to be an exciting year when it comes to mid-century and collectibles trends. From kitsch, tin toys, or vintage cameras and technology – there are plenty of options available that can bring some retro vibes into your home without breaking the bank! So why not give one of these popular items a try? You never know what treasures you might find!