Modernica bowl, container garden March 15, 2013

Free Modernica Friday!

Modernica, the company that bases their designs on the modern movement after WWII provides this hip Case Study Pot for a give away today.

The pots are part of a larger collection of outdoor furniture and accessories in their Case Study line all made in their Los Angeles factory. 

This Modernica pot with its sleek black ceramic and Brazilian walnut base can work in any kind of outdoor setting: think steamy tropical, rustic rural or groovy balcony. And it’s really quite large. Click to see it in a setting.

To win the pot, join the fun in the comments section and tell us about you love best about the 1940s. A winner will be chosen at random, eyes closed, pinkie promise.

We chose (eyes closed) four winners for last week’s TomatoFest tomato seed give away: Nell Campbell, JacLynn Dabbs, Karen Cassimatis and John!


Azucena Gee says:

California’s first freeway, the Pasadena (110) Freeway is opened December 1940.  Today, Californians and others still navigate thru this and many other freeways.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 9:56 am.

Deborah says:

My favorite from the 1940’s is my late husband, Aubrey.  He was born in 1942.  He was 12 years my senior and we were the perfect match.  He had never gardened until we married and he loved it from the start!

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:08 am.

Marlene says:

Of course the best thing about the 40’s was that both me and my husband were born in that decade!  He was barely interested in buying a home after getting out of the military, but I talked him into it and in 1970 he became an avid gardener as well as a DIY’er.  Now retired, the garden is his hobby.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:24 am.

Cheri H says:

Swirling skirts, hats with netting and bobby-pinned hair!!!

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:33 am.

Leslie says:

The movies! Black and white film, over the top romantic. Really great.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:46 am.

Diane L says:

I loved hearing my parents and aunts and uncles talking about how they “made do” during the war years. Especially the victory gardens.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:11 am.

Regina says:

I wasn’t born yet but I have a lot of friends that were. So I would have to say all of the great folks that went before me. grin

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:16 am.

Your name Nancy says:

Your comment Ladies fashions of the 40’s are what I like. I enjoy seeing the photos of the students in my father’s college yearbook.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:18 am.

Linda Mendelssohn says:

The 40’s - I was born!

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:29 am.

Ellen says:

I love the vintage 40s houses.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:49 am.

Janet says:

I wasn’t born yet, but my husband was! And yes, he loves to WATCH me garden!!

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:49 am.

Penny says:

I love the swing music and the dances in the 40’s that my mom did and i learned later.  LindyHop, Big Apple, shorty George!

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:57 am.

Nell Campbell says:

I won tomato seeds? What do I do to get them? Thank you!

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm.

JT says:

My favorite thing about the ‘40s would have to be my dad surviving D Day and the rest of his tour of World War II, so that he could come home, marry mom and out of all that: I got a life to live as a gardener.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm.

Ron, the Plant Man says:

What I liked about the 40’s is that I lived in them.  Lived in a small town, all my cousins, aunts, uncles and one set of grandparents all lived within 6 blocks of my house, and even as a 6 year old I could walk or ride a bike to visit any of them any time I wanted to.  Every Saturday morning the only movie theater had a movie for the kids…Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, almost always a good western.  It cost a dime to get in and a nickel for a box of candy…not a bad way to spend a few hours on a Saturday.
We had a big garden out in the back.  Potatoes, radishes, peas, carrots, turnips, tomatoes, rhubarb, raspberries…every day we ate something from our garden!
No one had fences around their yards, we could walk all the way across town by going through neighbors backyards, and they didn’t care that we did!
It was a good time to grow up…wish it was still like that!!!

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm.

Mike Tilson says:

“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” tune by The Andrews Sisters

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm.

Cindy says:

The clothes! Nobody has mentioned the drapey and gorgeous

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm.

Your nameHeather says:

My husband and I were both born in the 40s—a great decade!

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm.

Sarah says:

My parents, the clothes, and the music. particularly Louis Prima and Keely Smith (late 40s).

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm.

Judy Sundermann says:

Love the Big Band Music….you can really dance to it.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm.

Faith says:

I was born in 1943. I still have a copy of the telegram that was sent to my father telling him he had a new daughter.  I obviously don’t remember much .  The best thing that happened is that the World War II ended and my father came home to see his “new” almost two year old daughter!

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm.

rachel says:

I love that era mainly because of the clothes but my mother was born in ‘47 so that also makes the decade wonderful!

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm.

Maureen Duncan says:

The clothes!  And the patriotism.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Gael says:

I love the fashion and those fabulous hairdos. And how the country’s citizens came together to get through the war…...Rosie the Riveter!

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 8:18 pm.

Kathleen says:

Your comment

I love to look at photos of family members during the 40’s!

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 4:38 am.

Jennifer B says:

The fashion and the music!

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 6:01 am.

Carol says:

I love the fact that I was born in the 40s, and that the war ended and my Dad, who was in the Pacific could come home.  We bought a farm in MO and started a wonderful life in the country.  Many happy memories growing up during that time.

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 7:57 am.

DianeB says:

I love the fashion - especially the skirt length and the hairstyles!

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 8:09 am.

Paula says:

What I love most about the 40’s is me and all my friends who were also born at that time.  That planter would look perfect on my Eichler patio.

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm.

Your name teresa says:

Your comment   Met the love of my life in 49. Tied the knot in 53. Though he’s gone now I have wonderful memories

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm.

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