Ken Hedrick is a Northcrest Native and Mid-Century expert! He has lived in the Northcrest neighborhood since 2003 with his partner Hector Pages. Ken is my professional stager and the #1 reason my listings look so good (Sshhh... don't let this secret get out).
Recently I was drinking dirty martinis and drooling over his collection of unique art and Mid-Century Modern furniture. Each piece has a story. But the most prized collection would have to be the entire set of Eva Zeisel China he found back in 1984 before the MCM craze.
Me: Where did you find this immaculate Eva Zeisel set?
Ken: It was a normal day at the flea market I was digging through boxes when something white and shiny caught my eye in a box under the a vender's table. I only had $20 on me and the guy selling the set wanted $75 for the whole thing. So I had to borrow it.
Me: Did you have any idea what you had just bought?
Ken: I didn't have a clue. I bought the set because I loved the shapes and fluidity of the each piece. Plus they were in perfect shape not a scratch of chip on a single piece! There were no markings on them so for the longest time I had no idea what kind of treasures I had found. I took them to a couple antique dealers who made me some low-ball offers, but wouldn't tell me what they were so I figured they must have some kind of value.
Me: When did you figure out what your treasures were?
Ken: We were touring the Museum of fine art in Montreal. There was a partial Eva Zeisel ceramics set on exhibit that looked identical to my collection. I started screaming and jumping up and down. My gut instinct was confirmed!!
Me: So how much do you think your entire set is worth? You have every piece and they are all in perfect condition...
Ken: Let me put it this way, the coffee pot lid alone is worth $500....
Needless to say Ken will not be breaking out the Eva Zeisel dinnerware for Thanksgiving this week. It is packed up safely in a storage unit that where Hector can't break it!!