I don't like to discuss my real life around here because I don't want to reveal the extent to which my life sucks. For instance, how much TV I watch. It's the mark of a loser, but here I am about to jump into the cold waters of my reality.
I am positively glued to AMC's Mad Men. At first, I thought that it would satisfy my desire to see vintage furnishings - and it does , but then I got all caught up with regret that I can't be a white male in the middle of the 20th century. That was just the surface interest, though because what it really is about is how the women live and work with and around the restrictions and limitations that they were held in at the time.
Of course, old habits die hard and while I was all wrapped up in the story line, I did get stopped in my tracks during one short scene that took place infront of a china cabinet.
It's the best shot I could get but that there's no question that that dinnerwear is Stangl. The set decorators got it exactly right. The characters in this scene are an up and coming young couple who have decorated in high-end Danish modern furniture. This 1954 Stangle pattern, called Amber Glo, was different from the usual rustic big-flower-in-the-middle style of most Stangl patterns. It was designed by the great Kay Hackett from a Scandinavian inspiration using the thoroughly modern motif of a gas-flame.
Well, I liked to die when I saw it. Much fuss was made - the dog got worked up but the daughter seemed unmoved. Finally, a Stangl sighting after all these years that I have been monitoring the media! Very gratifying.
NOTE: As a point of clarification, I want you to understand that its the TV-watching that identifies me as pathetic. The dish obsession makes me cool.