On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Herman Miller Eames' Table Base and Phoenix's First Christmas

Well, since we are at a standstill with the hall bathroom, what else could we do but shop!!!!

We need a dining table, so last weekend we went shopping at some of our favorite spots looking for one.  We have a list of several of our favorite table types: Saarinen tulip, Noguchi cyclone,  Eames round, Platner, or a current model with to die for lines.  We found a Noguchi cyclone table about 3 months ago, but it was too small!  We were sooo disappointed.

So we continued to hunt for a table that we could bring home.  Well we finally found one!  It was an early Herman Miller Eames table base from the aluminum group line.  Now all we have to do is find a top!  And we know exactly where to find one, but it will have to wait until the snow melts up north.

We also cleared the central backyard once again.  We also piled the leaves and burned them!  That's always fun.

This is Phoenix's first Christmas.  LD bought her our traditional Christmas stocking and placed it with the others on the fireplace.  I can't wait to for Santa to put some nice smelly treats in there, and see if she picks up on it.

We were afraid to put up the Christmas tree(s) because she has been getting into everything.  So last week, we finally put it up, but with no ornaments.  Then we let the Phoenix out.  She smelled it and walked under it several times, then left it alone.  So we decided to put up some of the ornaments, but left the lower part of the tree empty.  It's been 4 days, and so far so good!

Merry Christmas to All!