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More Great Holiday Gift Ideas From Acme — Alessi, Dorothy Thorpe, And More!

More Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Acme!

Alessi, Dorothy Thorpe, Pan Am, Pillows, and Much More!  

“Dorothy Thorpe started her design in drinkware in a very DIY manner — by cutting the necks off beer bottles…When her brother took one of the first tumblers Thorpe created to work at MGM Studios, Clark Gable saw them and ordered six dozen of the design.  This was her foot in the door…Eventually, her client list included Princess Grace of Monaco and other Hollywood Stars.”
— From “Don Draper’s favorite designer:  Dorothy C. Thorpe,” by Aliana McNeal, Corning Museum of Glass blog

We have some great new additions to our inventory of possible holiday gifts.  We have just added a huge lot of vintage Dorothy Thorpe glassware, perfect for the barware aficionado or fan of the television series Mad Men.  Martini glasses and pitchers, tumblers, Collins glasses, and more!


“‘Fra-gee-lay,’…it must be Italian!” (from the movie “A Christmas Story”)

We also have just received a new shipment from Alessi of Italy, with some beautiful new items from this famous design house.




Acme is an authorized Alessi dealer, with a variety of home and gift items, starting at just $32.

Another excellent gift item we can recommend is our selection of reproduction retro clocks.  Options include:
 

We thought we would also recap some of our prior shopping and gift ideas:

Recap:  Johannes Andersen Vintage Teak Furniture 
We have a number of stunning vintage Danish teak pieces by Johannes Andersen recently arrived at Acme.  Upgrade your dining or living room with some of these beautiful pieces:
 
A long teak coffee table, with a charming mosaic inlay.  Note the slight tapered boat shape of the table, and the slightly upturned ends.


We have a pair of matching Andersen side tables as well.


A large storage/buffet/high sideboard unit, with beautiful grain and incredible sculptural handles.

 
A long Johannes Andersen credenza/china cabinet combo, with matching sculptural handles.  Perfect for books, china, collectibles, or anything worthy of display.


And a matching dining table, with two leaves stored internally, also by Johannes Andersen.

Recap: “Lytegem” Lamps, by Michael Lax (new in original box!) 

Acme had an opportunity to buy a number of new, unopened boxes of the iconic Lytegem lamp.  Designed by Michael Lax in 1965, this lamp is featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).  In 2003, for their 100th anniversary, the manufacturer, Lightolier, brought back a commemorative edition of the long-discontinued Lytegem.  We have these in black, and they make an excellent gift.

 
Vintage ads for the original Lytegems.  

The anniversary edition of the Lytegem features the same design as the 1965 classic, and incredibly cool packaging based on the original.


The 2003-4 commemorative edition of the Lytegem.

Recap: Locally Made Custom Pillows in Cool Vintage and Modern Fabrics
Acme is pleased to carry a line of custom pillows, designed in collaboration with Ms. B Designs.  These pillows are available in a range of vintage, new, and modern fabrics, in a variety of sizes.  Standard down/feather fill, with other options also available.  Fabrics range from high-quality modern materials from Maharam, Knoll, and others, to select vintage and rare materials offered as limited edition pillows and sets.
     

Recap:  Books!  On Architecture, Design, Art, and Much More! 
Acme carries a variety of new and used books on a diverse range of subjects, with a focus on design, art, architecture, history, and more.  We are an authorized Taschen dealer, and have a variety of their beautiful books on these subjects.

Recap:  Vintage Japanese “Senshukai” Wood Animal Figures 
Another great gift option is our selection of vintage “Senshukai” wood pet figures.  Inspired by Danish modern design, the Senshukai were made in Japan during the 1960s.  We have received several shipments from Japan in the last couple of weeks, in preparation for the holidays.  Great for adults or older children, these collectibles also make a great gift.  We currently have all varieties, including some in the original boxes.  $25 to $75 each.
     

Recap:  Nambé Home Goods and Gifts 
Acme is a dealer for new Nambé products, which include a number of great gifts for the home and kitchen:

     
Recap: Furniture and Leather Care Supplies By Cristophe Pourny 
Acme also carries fine Cristophe Pourny wood and leather care products, which make great gifts.  The author of “The Furniture Bible,” Pourny produces a number of high-quality oils, tonics, waxes and other items for the care and restoration of wood and leather.

Shopping in Old Town, Alexandria 
The great shopping, dining, and activities Old Town has to offer resulted in it being named “one of America’s top holiday towns.”  Have you been naughty or nice?

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.

Acme Mid-Century + Modern, LLC
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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Gifts, Furniture, Lighting, Art, Home Goods, And Much More At Acme!

ifts, Furniture, Lighting, Art, Home Goods, and Much More at Acme!

New and existing inventory for your holiday shopping needs.  

“The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere — in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves… When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming.”
— John O’Donohue

Acme has a large selection to meet your holiday shopping goals, for gifts, your home, and yourself!  We have some exciting new inventory coming in this weekend, including some amazing vintage Danish furniture by Johannes Andersen.  We thought we would give you some additional shopping ideas. 

Johannes Andersen Vintage Teak Furniture 
We have a number of stunning vintage Danish teak pieces by Johannes Andersen recently arrived at Acme.  Upgrade your dining or living room with some of these beautiful pieces:
 
A long teak coffee table, with a charming mosaic inlay.  Note the slight tapered boat shape of the table, and the slightly upturned ends.


We have a pair of matching Andersen side tables as well.


A large storage/buffet/high sideboard unit, with beautiful grain and incredible sculptural handles.

 
A long Johannes Andersen credenza/china cabinet combo, with matching sculptural handles.  Perfect for books, china, collectibles, or anything worthy of display.


And a matching dining table, with two leaves stored internally, also by Johannes Andersen.

“Lytegem” Lamps, by Michael Lax (new in original box!) 

Acme had an opportunity to buy a number of new, unopened boxes of the iconic Lytegem lamp.  Designed by Michael Lax in 1965, this lamp is featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).  In 2003, for their 100th anniversary, the manufacturer, Lightolier, brought back a commemorative edition of the long-discontinued Lytegem.  We have these in black, and they make an excellent gift.

 
Vintage ads for the original Lytegems.  

The anniversary edition of the Lytegem features the same design as the 1965 classic, and incredibly cool packaging based on the original.


The 2003-4 commemorative edition of the Lytegem.

Philippe Starck’s “Juicy Salif” Sculpture/Citrus Juicer and More Alessi 
One of our perennial favorite gift items is the iconic “Juicy Salif,” designed by Philippe Starck.  Made by Alessi of Italy, this sculptural little citrus juicer is the world’s most beautiful kitchen tool!

Acme is an authorized Alessi dealer, and carries a number of home and gift items by this famous Italian manufacturer.  We have another shipment coming in from Italy this coming week, so soon we will have even more!

Locally Made Custom Pillows in Cool Vintage and Modern Fabrics
Acme is pleased to carry a line of custom pillows, designed in collaboration with Ms. B Designs.  These pillows are available in a range of vintage, new, and modern fabrics, in a variety of sizes.  Standard down/feather fill, with other options also available.  Fabrics range from high-quality modern materials from Maharam, Knoll, and others, to select vintage and rare materials offered as limited edition pillows and sets.
     

Books!  On Architecture, Design, Art, and Much More! 
Acme carries a variety of new and used books on a diverse range of subjects, with a focus on design, art, architecture, history, and more.  We are an authorized Taschen dealer, and have a variety of their beautiful books on these subjects.

Vintage Japanese “Senshukai” Wood Animal Figures 
Another great gift option is our selection of vintage “Senshukai” wood pet figures.  Inspired by Danish modern design, the Senshukai were made in Japan during the 1960s.  We have received several shipments from Japan in the last couple of weeks, in preparation for the holidays.  Great for adults or older children, these collectibles also make a great gift.  We currently have all varieties, including some in the original boxes.  $25 to $75 each.
     

Nambé Home Goods and Gifts 
Acme is a dealer for new Nambé products, which include a number of great gifts for the home and kitchen:

     
Furniture and Leather Care Supplies By Cristophe Pourny 
Acme also carries fine Cristophe Pourny wood and leather care products, which make great gifts.  The author of “The Furniture Bible,” Pourny produces a number of high-quality oils, tonics, waxes and other items for the care and restoration of wood and leather.

Events in Old Town, Alexandria 
Be sure to check out the beautiful tree in Market Square, along with some of the special events taking place in Old Town.  This weekend features the Alexandria Scottish Walk and the Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade!  The great shopping, dining, and activities Old Town has to offer resulted in it being named “one of America’s top holiday towns.”


Hoot mon!  It’s a free event!

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.

Acme Mid-Century + Modern, LLC
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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Black Friday Sale At Acme – Gifts, Art, Home Goods, Furniture, And More!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 10%-25% OFF EVERYTHING!
Lots of great small gifts available at Acme!  Many in the $50-100 range.
SPECIAL HOURS TODAY, OPEN 10am to 6pm FRIDAY.

+ Midcentury Stocking Stuffer Special – $50 off Lytegem!!

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”
— Bo Derek

Today, known as Black Friday, is the formal start of the holiday shopping season. Instead of visiting the big box stores, come to Old Town Alexandria, the DC region’s leading alternative “small shopping experience,” and enjoy the high quality shopping, dining, and special events we have to offer.  Acme is one of many independent “small box” boutiques in Old Town, and is offering 10% to 25% off everything in store!

We thought we would give you some ideas for early gift giving.

Today only, we are offering a total of $50 off on new old stock of the iconic “Lytegem” lamp, in black.  Shipping available!  No other discounts apply.  You must mention the discount to receive the $50 off.

A special we are featuring this weekend is a special buy on the iconic Lytegem lamp.  Designed by Michael Lax in 1965, this lamp is featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).  In 2003, for their 100th anniversary, the manufacturer, Lightolier, brought back a commemorative edition of the long-discontinued Lytegem.

 
Vintage ads for the original Lytegems.  

The anniversary edition of the Lytegem features the same design as the 1965 classic, and incredibly cool packaging based on the original.


The 2003-4 commemorative edition of the Lytegem.

We were fortunate to obtain a large batch of black new, unopened “new old stock” Lytegems — the proverbial “back of the warehouse find!” These make a great gift.

One of our perennial favorite gift items is the iconic “Juicy Salif,” designed by Philippe Starck.  Made by Alessi of Italy, this sculptural little citrus juicer is the world’s most beautiful kitchen tool!

Another great gift option is our selection of vintage “Senshukai” wood pet figures.  Inspired by Danish modern design, the Senshukai were made in Japan during the 1960s.  We have received several shipments from Japan in the last couple of weeks, in preparation for the holidays.  Great for adults or older children, these collectibles also make a great gift.  We currently have all varieties, including some in the original boxes.  $50 to $75 each.

     

Acme is a dealer for new Nambé products, which include a number of great gifts for the home and kitchen:

     

Acme also carries fine Cristophe Pourny wood and leather care products, which make great gifts.  The author of “The Furniture Bible,” Pourny produces a number of high-quality oils, tonics, waxes and other items for the care and restoration of wood and leather.

If you are still around in the evening, don’t miss the City of Alexandria’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!  In historic Market Square, tonight at 6pm!  Grab some hot chocolate or great coffee, and wrap up a day of enjoying everything Old Town has to offer with this fun event.

PREVIEW OF NEW INVENTORY!

 
A vintage teak coffee table, with a splendid ceramic mosaic inlay.  Just in!


A stunning vintage teak highboy/buffet, by Johannes Andersen.


Credenza and china cabinet (not pictured), also by Johannes Andersen.

Plus several more pieces in the same line, by Johannes Anderrsen!

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.

———————

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.

Acme Mid-Century + Modern, LLC
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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Early Gifts Ideas, Sale Items, And New Inventory At Acme!

EARLY GIFT IDEA GUIDE, SALE ITEMS, AND NEW INVENTORY!

“I don’t accept gifts from perfect strangers — but then, nobody’s perfect.”
— Zsa Zsa Gabor

With Fall firmly here, the holiday gift and home shopping season is afoot!  In this newsletter, we are offering some early gift ideas, big discounts this weekend on select items, and a preview of some new and incoming inventory (be sure to scroll down to the bottom to see some of the amazing stuff coming in!).  On the horizon, expect our full holiday gift idea guide soon, and extended hours and specials coming up for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AND GIFT IDEAS
Lots of great small gifts available at Acme!  Many in the $25-100 range.

With the holiday shopping season starting, we thought we would give you some ideas for early gift giving.  Next Friday is “Black Friday,” and Saturday is “Small Business Saturday,” with a lot of people expected in Old Town.  Newsletter subscribers, at least those that actually read my pearls of wisdom this week, can ask for next weekend’s discounts this weekend!  You must mention this to get the discount!

One special we are featuring this weekend and next is a special buy on the iconic Lytegem lamp.  Designed by Michael Lax in 1965, this lamp is featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).  In 2003, for their 100th anniversary, the manufacturer, Lightolier, brought back a commemorative edition of the long-discontinued Lytegem.

 
Vintage ads for the original Lytegems.  

The anniversary edition of the Lytegem features the same design as the 1965 classic, and incredibly cool packaging based on the original.


The 2003-4 commemorative edition of the Lytegem.

We were fortunate to obtain a large batch of black new, unopened “new old stock” Lytegems — the proverbial “back of the warehouse find!”  These are priced at $115, but we are offing at a 15% discount for the next couple of weeks, as these make a great gift.

Another great gift option is our selection of vintage “Senshukai” wood pet figures.  Inspired by Danish modern design, the Senshukai were made in Japan during the 1960s.  We have received several shipments from Japan recently, in preparation for the holidays.  Great for adults or older children, these collectibles also make a great gift.  We currently have all varieties, including some in the original boxes.  $25 to $75 each.  We will gladly ship these to you for a small charge.


    

Acme is an authorized dealer for new Nambé products, which include a number of great gifts for the home and kitchen:

     

Acme also carries fine Cristophe Pourny wood and leather care products, which make great gifts.  The author of “The Furniture Bible,” Pourny produces a number of high-quality oils, tonics, waxes and other items for the care and restoration of wood and leather.

SPECIAL SALE ITEMS FOR THIS WEEKEND
We need to make room for some wonderful new inventory coming in soon!

We have some extra discounts this weekend on several items, to help make room for some really neat inventory coming in to the shop in the next couple of days.  Items discounted this weekend include:


“Kubik” leather sofa, by Gerard van den Berg, $400 OFF.


Large vintage teak desk, $375 OFF.


Large (6-seat) Burke tulip dining table, with 6 “Propeller” chairs, $300 OFF.


Herman Miller “Burdick” desk system, $500-1200 OFF, depending on configuration.

   
Several vintage pieces by iconic American designer Raymond Loewy, $300-1000 OFF!

NEW AND INCOMING INVENTORY
Lots of great new inventory in store or coming in soon!

We have some amazing new stuff in the store and incoming in the next couple of weeks.  Call to check on location and availability, or for more information.  Here is a sampling:


A nice pair of Italian “Lyra” stools, by Magis.  Sleek, modern, and functional!

 
Another Italian gem, the Tolomeo “Mega” floor lamp.  The giant brother of the iconic Tolomeo desk lamp.


A stunning Vintage teak credenza, from Norway.


A rare and beautiful “Babilonia” table lamp, by Fase of Spain, vintage circa 1955.


A beautiful vintage teak sideboard/highboard buffet/storage unit, by Johannes Andersen.


Credenza/buffet/storage unit in teak, by Johannes Andersen.

 
Side tables and a mosaic-inlay coffee table, attributed to Johannes Andersen.  Several more pieces by this famous designer coming in!

Be sure to call or email for additional information or to set up a time to see these pieces (some are already in store, others coming in next week).

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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Veterans Day Weekend Sale — Get An Early Start On Gift Shopping!

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND DISCOUNTS
Additional discounts for veterans, active duty, and public safety!

“Duty, Honor, Country.  Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.”
— Douglas MacAruther

In observance of Veterans Day, this weekend we are offering veterans and active duty military an additional discount (on top of our usual discount for military and public safety) on everything in our store this weekend.  Be sure to mention the discount when checking out!

HUNDREDS OF GIFT OPTIONS AT ACME
Get an early start on gift shopping this holiday season!

In addition to furniture, Acme has hundreds of small items that would make great gifts.  Art, barware, lighting, serving pieces, books, pillows, clocks, sculptures, and much more!  Come in this weekend and check out our selection. Check out some of the options below: 







We hope to see you this weekend!==========

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.