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Monday, February 28, 2011

For the love of mid-century

Do you ever look at your pageviews by country and marvel that on any given day there might be people in Romania or Latvia looking at your blog...or that last month you had 123 pageviews from Russia, 63 from Brazil and 78 from the Philippines? It's cool to know that the love of mid-century modern design truly is universal.

I remember thinking when I started posting that it might be like giving a party and nobody coming. Then a bunch of you nice people started dropping by every day and leaving comments, and  I was encouraged to keep writing. It's likewise encouraging to see how many people around the world are reading, even if they aren't leaving comments. (But, please, DO leave comments...I love to read them!)

Maybe it doesn't seem so amazing to those of you a lot younger than I am. You grew up with computers, so being globally connected seems normal to you. But some of us grew up in a time when the most interaction you could have with someone in another country was if your teacher got snail mail "pen pals" for the class...and that seemed very exotic! I sounds very "Our Miss Brooks," but that's really how it was when I was in school in the 50s.

So to you 3 people from Romania...keep coming back! I appreciate all my readers.

Eve Arden as English teacher Connie Brooks
(We're heading out of state on a buying trip, so I probably won't have a chance to respond to any comments today. We're looking for sofas and upholstered chairs. Wish us luck!)


  1. For sure there's a "global kinship" for the love of mid century modern design. Who knows, with atomic and space ship designs we might even have an "intergalactic kinship". :) Good luck and safe travels on your trip. I hope you score lots of inventory.

  2. @Krazy4Mod: Yes, somewhere out there, on a planet far, far away, there are little green men sitting in little green fiberglass chairs at little green tulip tables. :)