Find items from a bygone era at Michigan Modernism Exposition - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Find items from a bygone era at Michigan Modernism Exposition

Posted: Updated:
Jason Carr found these clocks at the Modern Exposition.  The event turns back the hands of time this weekend in Southfield. Jason Carr found these clocks at the Modern Exposition. The event turns back the hands of time this weekend in Southfield.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

Mid-Century modernism swings into the Southfield Municipal Complex this weekend.

The Michigan Modernism Exposition is where you will find home items that will appreciate in value.

"Some things are expensive.  There [are] no two ways about it.  But those are kind of investment pieces," said Tom Gibbs, a dealer based in Royal Oak and Boston.

The expo exposits all things swank, swell, cool and far out.  There is furniture, decor, lighting, oddities, collectable pieces and art -- stuff that predicted a future that had us lounging on the moon.

Gibbs said mid-mod picks up when the economy is good, and guess what?  Mid-mod is up.

"It's been very good, I think, especially this year.  I'm mostly a website, and my website's rocking pretty good," he said.  

"I've been trying to buy a building in the area for six months, and every time I want to buy one, someone else is buying it or there's a deposit on it or there's a contract.  So I think Detroit and the rest of the economy has gotten a lot better.  It's picked up."

The Michigan Modernism Exposition is Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 at the door or discounted if you like the show on Facebook.

For more information on the event, visit www.michiganmodernism.com.

  • Jason CarrJason CarrMore>>

  • Michigan craft brewer debuts fall flavor in glow in the dark can

    Michigan craft brewer debuts fall flavor in glow in the dark can

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:02:52 GMT
    Michigan craft brewer Griffin Claw is rolling out a new flavor for fall in a special, glow in the dark can.The Birmingham-based brewing company's Screaming Pumpkin flavor in a can that glows with malicious, delicious intent.To see Jason Carr's full report including what spices make up the new brew, click the player above.
    Michigan craft brewer Griffin Claw is rolling out a new flavor for fall in a special, glow in the dark can.The Birmingham-based brewing company's Screaming Pumpkin flavor in a can that glows with malicious, delicious intent.To see Jason Carr's full report including what spices make up the new brew, click the player above.
  • School supply drive for children in military families

    School supply drive for children in military families

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:32:35 GMT
    Active duty military families are in need of school supplies.
    Active duty military families are in need of school supplies.
  • 'Hell's Kitchen' casting call attracts chefs from all over Detroit area

    'Hell's Kitchen' casting call attracts chefs from all over Detroit area

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:53:14 GMT
    "Hell's Kitchen" is holding an open casting call in Southfield.
    "Hell's Kitchen" is holding an open casting call in Southfield.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices