The weekend was wonderful, but the true highlight was the delightful day-trip my husband and I took to Sacramento. We journeyed a few hours each way to visit our much-loved Midway Antique Mall – a real mid-century treasure trove! The summer sun was in full swing that day, the car dashboard recorded over 100 degrees outside. Quite the scorcher, indeed!
As any mid-century enthusiast would understand, choosing the right outfit was a challenge! But keeping in mind the vibrant, tropical heart of summer, I decided to add a little Tiki charm to my ensemble by Lady Voluptuous. You can view pics my other Lady Voluptuous dresses here, here, and here.
Our arrival at the mall was greeted with the usual excitement – I simply adore this place! Midway Antique Mall is a unique place where the past is perfectly preserved. Their showrooms are organized like living spaces straight out of the 50s and 60s, complete with authentic furniture from the era available for purchase. The mall houses multiple dealers, making it a dream destination if you’re on the hunt for mid-century accents and collectibles.
The array of items we encountered was astounding! From captivating lamps and lampshades to artwork by the renowned Carlo of Hollywood, boomerang tables, throw pillows, rugs, drapes – the list goes on. For tech enthusiasts, there were media consoles, record players, Philco Predicta televisions, and more. I’ve mentioned their breathtaking kitchens in previous blog posts, featuring genuine cabinets, chrome dining sets, and appliances from the era. The mall is also a haven for collectors, with jewelry, linens, vintage clothing and accessories (I couldn’t resist grabbing two purses), ephemera, cameras, telephones, and even adorable poodle dog and flamingo-themed items. We spent several hours exploring the expansive mall, truly a visual treat!
Here are some snaps we captured, I hope they give you a taste of the joy we experienced!
Our journey home was warm and somewhat tiring, but we stopped for a well-deserved dinner. We got back just in time to cuddle up with our fluffy Bichon Frise, Luna. I hope your Fourth of July was as memorable and safe as ours!