Atomic Comfort Living, That's What We Call It!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

You've all seen my kitchen where we cook, eat, 'n play in a vintage way...


But now, I would like to share my living room with you too.  As you probably already know, we live in an old house. 
Not too old though, she was built in 1949.  Frankie and I have been caring for her since 1999 and from the beginning we made a pact not to mess with the original design
We have remained loyal to that promise and have spent years trying out just the right furniture pieces and fixtures to see if they are a "fit". 
There have been many flops and some no-goes, but I think we finally have it right...at least in this space...for now. 
Not quite sure of the style, or if it is a pure style for all of you vintage design afficinados, but we love it and we refer to it as
 Atomic Comfort. 
Kinda like
Disneyland's House of the Future-meets-Leave it to Beaver. 
It has become our trademark and we hope you enjoy it too!

This is the view from our kitchen...
I have collected so many amazing things through the years and it would take pages and pages to show, so Im only going to show you my current favorites from this room...

By the way, I love color...can you tell?


This sits on the mantel next to the atomic clock. 
This poor little doe has been expertly glued many times...

This has become the room's favorite spot with all of our guests...they always end up in this chair. 
In the credenza behind, are my most treasure items, that's why they are behind glass...maybe I should put the doe there also?


even though I am not a smoker, I am CRAZY for vintage smoking paraphernalia...it's the MadMen in me!



Atomic bar goodies are the best and I swoon over this vintage chrome spherical ice server!

This if my favorite corner of the room. 
I love this tv!!! 
Yes, it works too!

Everything is this vignette has come from Estate Sales.

ooooh!  those tv dials...yummy!


Simply "must haves" in your atomic living room, just in case...



I adore gold stars and Harlequins,
but I do think gold atomic stars are the winners.



I love, love, love this Kroehler couch with aqua and silver thread tweed.  This is "our" couch!  We sit and lay on her to watch TV, Levi plays cars on her daily, company has spilled coffee on her, but she doesn't care. 
She still looks as fresh and new as the day I found her.


I play all my vintage LP's on this amazing Magnavox...
there is nothing like the mellow sound of a phonograph spinning Billie.  
I love to hear it wafting through the house in the afternoon. 
These are THE moments!!!

I hope you have enjoyed visiting. 
Come back soon! 
Oh and please tell what you think of our domicile...

14 of you say...:

Melzaelf said...

Oh My your living room is TO DIE FOR!!
I love everything in it, and about it especially that amazing couch.
I hope one day to have a house that resembles yours it's gorgeous!

art*deco*dame said...

I love it!

Zizzi said...

What a beautiful home you have!

JennyMay said...

You are amazing!! I love your posts and your retro-deco style. Also, you may want to update your Blog list...my Blog is now called ...http://the21stcenturyhousewifeproject.blogspot.com/.....

Thanks Doll,
Kisses - JennyMay

Darlene said...

I think I would die, and feel like I was in Heaven if I ever visited you and your heavenly abode. *swoon* You've got style, panache! Something not duplicated!

Lee said...

It is a wonderful room, I adore it. What a lucky gal you are.

Andi B. Goode said...

Oh gosh, your house is just a DREAM. Can I come live with you ;]
-Andi x

Zootsuitmama said...

Love the living room as much as the kitchen! You are a girl after my own heart! I've tried to live with the new stuff, and just never feel comfortable. Love it! Zootsuitmama

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Love it, love it, love it! I wish I could come over! I like your floor lamp by the tv, too. We had one of those when I was a kid. Thank you for the tour. I enjoyed it. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Vintage JoAnn said...

I love seeing your home. Turquoise sofa, the colors, your kitchen, are awesome. My favorite is that panther lamp. Even the shade is cool. Would love to see any pictures you have of home, garden, etc. LOVE your blog. One of the best!

The Vintage Housewife... said...

hey shelly! love love love your home! na na na na na...i get to come over all the time!!! tee hee...you are so amazing at your style! hope we can hang out real real soon...love ya...cat

tammyCA said...

What a cool, fun vintage house! I feel as if I've been transported back to my childhood in the 60s. :)

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

What a super fun house and a fun blog too! I signed up to follow and keep in touch! Your home looks fab!

Uncle Atom said...

Great living room. Kroehler sofas and chairs have such character, don't they?