Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Atomic Monster Cafe

Happy Holidays...

Yep, that's a 1960's aluminum Christmas tree and color wheel...in front of a Malm fireplace.  Pretty cool.

Unlike some folks, I'm ok with the Happy Holidays greeting...there are, after all, quite a few of them packed into a relatively short span of time...if you back up to October 31...All Hallows Eve, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, New Year's...might have missed a made up one or two in there, but you get the idea...so when people wish me Happy Holidays I give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they are in fact sending well wishes my way and not making a purposeful attack on the birth of Jesus Christ.

The point of this blog is pretty oblique...especially since the readership is now and probably will remain easily counted on the fingers of my right hand...will post occasional musings, pics of favorite art deco or mcm items, and original short stories as the spirit moves me.

There...having mused, here's a pic of a favorite item...my Atomic Monster:


Ok, so there's nothing especially mid century modern about Mr. Bolts - probably more art deco when you think back to his 1931 beginnings - but he's still awesome, and always a trick or treater favorite each October 31...got him from Grandin Road a few years ago.  He's light activated, and rocks back and forth, moaning and growling with clinking chains in the background until a jolt of electricity lights up his bolts and he groans loudly.

You have to grow older, but thankfully growing up remains optional.

So Happy Holidays, mcm fans...and on this snowy New Year's Eve, welcome 2014.

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