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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mid-century mix 'n' match

I've always been a bit of a Russel Wright purist. I collect Iroquois Casual dishes in avocado yellow and ripe apricot, and I’ve never been really tempted to stray much outside those parameters, except for the occasional piece of Russel Wright American Modern in chartreuse. I don’t have much of the AM, because it breaks so much more easily than the Iroquois Casual does, but the design of some of the pieces makes it hard to resist.

The other day, though, I happened upon some pictures of Metlox Free Form paired with American Modern chartreuse, as well as Red Wing Futura Northern Lights with Franciscan Starburst and Red Wing Town and Country paired with Iroquois Impromptu Vision. The combinations were so stunning that they made me want to start buying all kinds of cool dishes and mixing ‘n’ matching like a maniac. Naturally, the first stop in my tableware stream of consciousness was Metlox Contempora teamed with American Modern granite gray and coral…or maybe Iroquois Casual in ice blue. Or how about Red Wing Smart Set with American Modern granite gray or Iroquois Casual oyster or lemon yellow? Or Paul McCobb Contempri Eclipse with....what? I could go on like this all day, because the possibilities are truly endless.

What great combos can you come up with?

Metlox Free Form with Russel Wright American Modern in chartreuse

More Free Form and AM

Red Wing Futura Northern Lights with Franciscan Starburst

Red Wing Town and Country with Iroquois Impromptu Vision

Metlox Contempora

A set of Russel Wright Iroquois Casual in ice blue that I sold


  1. @Eric...Doesn't it make you want to hit the estate sales today?

  2. Ummm, ARE there estate sales in Chile? :)

  3. Check out Metlox Mardi Gras if you like Red, Black and White in Mid-Century Modern. It will knock your socks off if you can find enough of it!

    1. I can't seem to find pictures of anything but the solid red pieces.

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