It’s Alive! IT’S ALIVE!!

fter a 19 month absence (yikes!) Mid-Century Living has returned. Various factors contributed to the silence here including general blogging burn out. Here are some of the various highlights (or lowlights) that have occurred since things went dark.

Finally – An Update!

Life has been a bit of a roller coaster over the last 6 months but I haven’t forgotten about Mid-Century Living. Next week you can expect to start seeing regular blog updates again. I’ve been keeping busy while preparing to launch the Mid-Century Living Etsy shop that I’ve been yakking about for the last 4…

Antiquing in Healdsburg

esterday my husband & I took advantage of the great Spring weather and went antiquing in Healdsburg. Healdsburg is a cute little CA town about an hour drive from Napa.

The Cliff May Mondavi Estate

One of the big local news stories that I’ve been keeping tabs on this year is the selling and buying of the beautiful Cliff May designed Mondavi  Estate here in the Napa Valley. Cliff May was a west coast based architect best known for being the “Father of the California Ranch House.” My own home…

The Butter Cream Bakery

My favorite breakfast spot in Napa is the 65-year-old Butter Cream Bakery. This colorful pink & white stripped building is a local landmark and serves up up some of best omelets and pancakes I’ve ever had the pleasure to eat. The bakery is also a reasonably priced culinary treat in a city where food is…

From Battleships to Apron Strings

I’ve been really busy with work and various other projects lately but last month I set aside some time to visit the “From Battleships to Apron Strings: How WWII created Napa’s Swingin’ Fifties” exhibit at the Napa Historical Society. The exhibit was small but really informative, especially for someone like myself who is new to…

Napa’s 2010 Holiday Candlelight Tour

Over the weekend my husband and I made some time for Napa’s 2010 Holiday Candlelight Tour. This year the tour showcased some beautiful mid-century homes in Napa’s Monticello Park area. Here’s some information about the area borrowed from the tour brochure: “… The population explosion led to a post-war building boom, and the area in…

A Napa Mid-Century Architecture Tour

I was surprised and extremely excited to learn that the theme for this year’s 22nd Annual Holiday CandleLight Tour presented by Napa County Landmarks & the Napa County Historical Society will be “Mad Men Meets The Valley.” This self-led tour will highlight Monticello Park, a mid-century modern neighborhood in Napa. Accoding to the organizers Napa’s…

Early Holiday Shopping

Took some time out this weekend to enjoy the 60th Annual Thrift Shop Christmas Bazaar in Napa and picked up some cute vintage Christmas decorations for our home. We found some more elves to add to our growing collection, including a very large one that’s animated and plays music. He still works pretty good but…