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Acme In Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Best Of NOVA 2019: Shopping”

ACME IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA MAGAZINE’S “BEST OF NOVA 2019:  SHOPPING!”
Runner-Up in Vintage Home Finds & Antiques Category
Plus, Special on Barware, New Rosewood Inventory, and Some 50% Off Specials!

“Don Draper’s character may have been questionable, but his city apartment?  A midcentury modern dream.  Live out all your Mad Men fantasies at this authentic shop...”
Best of Nova 2019: Shopping, by Katie Bianco, Northern Virginia Magazine, June 6, 2019 (link)


Acme Mid-Century + Modern is the runner-up in the Vintage Home Finds & Antiques category in this year’s Best of Nova poll by Northern Virginia Magazine!  Congratulations to our friends at Quinn’s Auction House for winning.

This comes on the heels of last week’s announcement that Acme has been recognized as a national “2019 Retail Star” by Home Accents Today Magazine!

 

In appreciation for both of these recognitions, we are offering an across-the-board 10% additional discount on all vintage items in store (discount in addition to any sale prices) to our newsletter subscribers, just mention the newsletter extra discount!

SALE! – 15% OFF ALL DOROTHY THORPE GLASSWARE (ongoing)
Last week, we had to empty out a large credenza/china cabinet that had sold.  Yowza, we had stored a bunch of Dorothy Thorpe and Thorpe-style barware and glassware!  So we are having a sale of 15% off this weekend on all Thorpe glassware.  Some examples:

PLUS, SOME NEW INVENTORY
We have a large lot of vintage rosewood coming in to inventory.  Three items already in the shop:


Rosewood bureau/desk (with fold-down locking desk surface), vintage Danish.

 
Vintage Danish dressers, in Brazilian rosewood.  Lots of storage!  Two available.

 
Danish vanity and stool (reversible top, converts to small table), in Brazilian rosewood.

AND, 50% OFF COLLECTIBLE FURNITURE BY RAYMOND LOEWY!
We are having a clearance sale on several pieces by iconic designer Raymond Loewy for Mengel Furniture.  Here’s the original advertisement for this line:


Loewy “Accent” side table/nightstand/phone bench, with original fabric. Reversible!


Loewy “Accent” six-drawer double dresser (two available!).


We hope to see you this weekend!

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The store is located at 1218 King Street, just a few blocks from King Street Metro Station and about eight blocks from Old Town’s historic Market Square.

Please note our store hours:  Fridays 3pm to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.

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Check our Facebook page or stop by our locations to see many more gifts, furniture and household goods.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on these or any other items, please feel free to call us at 703-836-0333.

Be sure to follow Acme Mid-Century + Modern on Facebook to get the latest on new inventory and in-store events.

Old Town Location:
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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Acme – Recognized As A National 2019 “Retail Star”

ACME NAMED AS A “2019 RETAIL STAR” BY HOME ACCENTS TODAY MAGAZINE!
National Magazine Recognizes Acme Among 55 Top Independent Stores 

“I don’t think they (Acme) sell anvils or anything like that.”
— Thomas Lester, Business Editor for Home Accents Today Magazine (podcast)


We were pleased recently to be informed that Acme Mid-Century + Modern was nominated and ultimately named as a 2019 Retail Star by the editors of premier trade magazine Home Accents Today.

The Retail Stars list, now in its fifteenth year, recognizes brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents — including furniture stores, home accessories boutique stores, and interior design showrooms — that merchandise creatively, have a positive presence in their local community, and stand out from the competition.

In appreciation for the recognition, we are offering an across-the-board 10% additional discount on all vintage items in store (discount in addition to any sale prices), just mention the newsletter extra discount!

SALE! – 15% OFF ALL DOROTHY THORPE GLASSWARE
Yesterday we had to empty out a large credenza/china cabinet that had sold.  Yowza, we had stored a bunch of Dorothy Thorpe and Thorpe-style barware and glassware!  So we are having a sale of 15% off, this weekend and next, on all Thorpe glassware.  Some examples:


We hope to see you this weekend!

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The store is located at 1218 King Street, just a few blocks from King Street Metro Station and about eight blocks from Old Town’s historic Market Square.

Please note our store hours:  Fridays 3pm to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.

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Check our Facebook page or stop by our locations to see many more gifts, furniture and household goods.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on these or any other items, please feel free to call us at 703-836-0333.

Be sure to follow Acme Mid-Century + Modern on Facebook to get the latest on new inventory and in-store events.

Old Town Location:
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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Pearsall, Eames, And Herman Miller Sale At Acme!

SALE ON ALL PEARSALL, EAMES, AND HERMAN MILLER!
+ Stunning Rya Rugs!

“I truly believe that we’re about to enter a second golden age of design.  The first one was in the ’50s and ’60s, when designers like Raymond Loewy, Charles Eames, George Nelson, and Dieter Rams were shepherds of the brands they were working with.”
— Yves Behar

10% to 20% Off Sale – Pearsall, Eames, and Herman Miller
Everything in our store designed by Ray and Charles or manufactured by Herman Miller is on sale, with a minimum of 10% off.  Other designers represented in the Herman Miller line include such icons as George Nelson and Yves Behar.Examples of sale items include:


Newer Eames DCM Chairs, 15% off.


Early vintage Eames DCM chairs, 20% off.


The striking and functional Leaf Personal Light, designed by Yves Behar for Herman Miller, 10% off.


Herman Miller “Burdick” desk system, 20% off.


Eames Aluminum Group Manager Chair, in black leather, 15% off (2 available).


Rare vintage fiberglass Eames PSC Chair, 20% off.  “Many collectors’ hearts go pitter pat when they come across on of these authentic Herman Miller Eames Chairs from the 1960s.”


Vintage George Nelson for Herman Miller “Swag Leg” table, polished aluminum/laminate, 10% off.

Adrian Pearsall Tables and Chairs

 
Stunning Adrian Pearsall’s lounge chair, reupholstered (offsite),10% off.

 
An amazing Adrian Pearsall dining set — glass-top table and six chairs, all with beautiful sculptural wood bases, 15% off.

Two Large Rya Rugs!
We have two very nice large vintage Rya wool rugs.  Professionally cleaned before going into storage, these are ready to be used to give your home a colorful finishing touch!
  

FEATURED MODERNICA ITEM
We are going to occasionally highlight a different Modernica item, to provide a glimpse into the thousands of customizable options Acme has available as an authorized Modernica dealer.  Modernica, based in California, makes a wide range of furniture, ceramics, and lighting.  We have a limited selection of floor samples, along with fabric swatches, wood samples, and fiberglass chips that allow us to work with customers to custom-design the perfect combination.  


The Modernica Case Study Storage Units
“The Case Study Furniture® Storage Units are fully customizable, with a choice of finishes, colors and functions for every element.  They range in size from a single module to 20 modules!

 

Choose from a variety metal finishes, wood tones, and 37 different fiberglass panel colors!


Come in to Acme and let us design one of these beautiful units just for you!

Acme is an authorized dealer of Modernica.


We hope to see you this weekend!

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The store is located at 1218 King Street, just a few blocks from King Street Metro Station and about eight blocks from Old Town’s historic Market Square.

Please note our store hours:  Fridays 3pm to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.

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Check our Facebook page or stop by our locations to see many more gifts, furniture and household goods.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on these or any other items, please feel free to call us at 703-836-0333.

Be sure to follow Acme Mid-Century + Modern on Facebook to get the latest on new inventory and in-store events.

Old Town Location:
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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Modern Indoor And Outdoor Planters, Spring Home Projects, And More!

Mid-Century Modern Planters, Spring Home Projects, and More!

Including the “Arroyo” ceramic planters by Modernica:

And the new “Jewel” planter line by Modernica:

And a range of colors and sizes of retro fiberglass planters:

Mid-Century Modern Planters
Acme has a variety of modern and vintage planters for indoor and outdoor use.  As an authorized dealer for Modernica, we can custom order any of their ceramic planters, available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and base options.  We also carry modern fiberglass “bullet” planters in a range of colors and sizes, and have a new shipment of various colors arriving this weekend.


 

The fiberglass bullet planters come in 16 different colors, 3 different heights, and several metal stand finishes.  The prices range from $175 to $210, depending on size and features.  We have several in stock, or can custom order the perfect combination for you.

 

There is also a smaller, aluminum tabletop version available, for $85. This option makes a great housewarming gift!

 

Modernica’s iconic Case Study Ceramics line offers hundreds of options.  Choose from various shapes, colors, sizes, and base options to create the perfect planter for your home or office.  We would be glad to walk you through the various options and choices in the store to craft exactly what you want! Plus, we offer a 10% discount on all Modernica planters!

     

Modernica has recently added two new color options for some of their planters, “Ceramic Mustard” and “Reactive Blue.”

 

Home Project Ideas
If the arrival of Spring has you thinking about home improvement projects, Acme has some products and ideas for your consideration.  How about updating your exterior or interior lighting, with a vintage NuTone wall-mounted architectural cylinder lamp?  These are new old stock, in original boxes:

Certified and bone fide good taste! Pierre has installed one of these in his new Mid-Century Modern house!

Or how about another new old stock item, a retro “Diplomat” mailbox:
 

We hope to see you this weekend!

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Acme is located at 1218 King Street, just a few blocks from King Street Metro Station and about eight blocks from Old Town’s historic Market Square.

Please note our store hours:  Fridays 3pm to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.

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Check our Facebook page or stop by our locations to see many more gifts, furniture and household goods.
If you have any questions or would like additional information on these or any other items, please feel free to call us at 703-836-0333.

Be sure to follow Acme Mid-Century + Modern on Facebook to get the latest on new inventory and in-store events.

Old Town Location:
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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New Hand-Crafted Modernist Bird Houses, Paintings, And Other Art

NEW ART AT ACME!
Bird Houses, Paintings, and More!

“Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.”
— Frank Lloyd Wright

We have some wonderful new art in our store!  Reclaimed wood paintings and stunning bird houses, by artists Paris Lee Campbell and Bruce Campbell.
Bona fide good taste! I have one of these in my personal collection!

Here’s a sampling of some of their pieces, now on display at Acme:


Functional, hand-crafted birdhouses by Bruce Campbell.  And a reclaimed wood painting by Paris Lee Campbell above.


“Squared Spectacle,” reclaimed wood painting by Paris Lee Campbell.


More modernist bird houses, by Bruce Campbell.


“One Nation Under God,” painting on canvas, by Paris Lee Campbell.  Stunning!

 
“More Abundantly,” large dimensional reclaimed wood painting, by Paris Lee.


“Focus,” by Paris Lee.

Plus several additional paintings not pictured.  Stop by Acme and take a gander at these beautiful new pieces!

Other New and Recent Inventory Additions:
Chairs, Airplane Bar Cart, and More!


Finally in, another airplane bar cart!  Blue half-size, from Vietnam Airlines.


Vintage suspension lounge chair, by Vatne Mobler, in dark brown leather with tan piping.  Very comfy!

We hope to see you this weekend!

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The store is located at 1218 King Street, just a few blocks from King Street Metro Station and about eight blocks from Old Town’s historic Market Square.

Please note our store hours:  Fridays 3pm to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.


Acme is pet-friendly!

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Check our Facebook page or stop by our locations to see many more gifts, furniture and household goods.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on these or any other items, please feel free to call us at 703-836-0333.

Be sure to follow Acme Mid-Century + Modern on Facebook to get the latest on new inventory and in-store events.

We hope to see you at one of our locations this weekend!

Old Town Location:
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district