Friday, December 31, 2010

I'm Shelving This Post...Wait, No...I'm Posting This Shelf. Status: Wanting For A Beautiful Finish.

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These Danish bookshelves always seem to go for pretty good money on Ebay. It seems like I saw these all the time at the thrift stores. Of course once I noticed they were worth something, I couldn't find one to save my life.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mother Modtomic's Crib. Nothing Like My Place But Really Really Cool Too. Status: Adorned And Bedecked.

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This doesn't really "go" with most of what you'll see here but my mom rocks at turning a humble wood box into a beautiful home. She's also pretty handy with a tack hammer, thread and needle and paintbrush. Video "slide show" inside!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It's Time To Get Cookin! Status: Ok, So They Ain't "All Clad"...But They Look Pretty Cool!

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Yup, collectible pots and pans...you know, I almost wrote "I seem to collect everything but the kitchen sink" but I have two vintage double drainboard sinks in my other garage.

::shakes head::

Sunday, December 26, 2010

"Orange" You Glad I Didn't Say Banana? Status: Hmmm...Could Hold A Lot Of Potpourri.

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Dang, this has been in the garage for a LONG time! I forgot all about it. As you might have guessed, we are big fans of Orange stuff.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sorry For The Delay! Merry Christmas Everybody. Took A Lil' Hike Around The Hood And Took Pics Of All The Pretty Lights. Status: Took Forever To Upload.

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Check out my lil' video.  I hope everybody likes Dean Martin. I tried and tried to upload this last night, but it just wasn't going to happen.  Then...when I DID get it to upload, the audio was messed up.  So I gave up until today.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I Took The Day Off Yesterday And Dropped By Treasure Aisle Antique Mall Here In StL. To Get Some Pics Of The Joint For Ya. Status: Good Stuff Round Every Corner.

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This cool little "console" TV caught my eye right away. The tag says "Decoration Only $65" but I bet you could fit either an older TV into this cabinet or fit a flat panel TV into it!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I Spotted This Odd Chair At The Antique Mall A Couple Weeks Ago, Then Spotted It Online. Status: Mystery

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I looked at this chair for a long time that evening. It's so not my style but there was just something about it that held my attention. It certainly is stiking.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Took The Camera Over To The Girlfriend's Mom's Place Where We Had Lunch Saturday. Status: Nicely Appointed, Mr. Modtomic Approved.

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This Secretary has been in the Girlfriends family for generations. It was decorated by the Girlfriends grandmother many years ago.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I Felt Like Dropping Some Pics Of My (Collection Of?) Extra Mod Upholstery Fabric. Status: Laying In Wait.

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I started buying this stuff a while back when I was going to recover a bunch of Tulip chair seats pads. Then I just started buying it any time I found some that caught my eye.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Little Bit Of A Before And After. My Recovered Brasilia Dining Chairs. Status: Two-Thirds done.

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Between the 17 or so Brasilia dining chairs I've had in the last year or so I have been blessed with a full set of six that had the original upholstery in good condition, but I'm not a fan of the "birds" so I traded them to a buddy along with a pedestal table for my long "legged" table that he had already freshened up.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ain't This Just About The Sexiest Black Leather Sofa You Ever Wanted To Sprawl Out On? Status: Yeah, Still Needs A Little Cleanup...I Couldn't Wait!

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::Shakes Head:: This was found at the Goodwill just down the road a bit from here! It's REAL Leather. It's Thayer Coggin! It's from 1969! It's older than Mr. Modtomic!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cool Stuff Purchased On Chicago Trip. Status: Mr. Modtomic Sick...Not Feeling Good.

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Nice score, eh? This goes right in with the rest of the rest of the Franciscan Autumn collection. It wasn't thrift store priced by any means but was still a pretty good deal. After the Sale discount I paid $22.40 for the Salad Bowl and $6.40 for the crescent plate. Not too shabby!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I Hate (LOVE) To Toot My Own Horn, But I Must Just Have Such Great Taste! Status: Wishful Thinking.

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Anybody recognize that name: Thos Moser? It means High $$$ and Fine Quality contemporary classic (future iconic?) furniture.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hey DJ Won'tcha Play That Song...Keep Me Dancin' Dancin' Allnight Allnight. Status: Gone 01-30-11

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You know you always wanted to be a DJ! Here's your wheels of steel! Well, wheel of steel anyway! And it's probably not steel...whatev'.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's Nuts How Much Cool Stuff Is Abandoned At The Thrift Stores! Status: Go Get It Folks...PLEASE!

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I love Starbursts but I've never warmed up to this pattern, Star Glow. The gold just doesn't do anything for me. Good thing, like I need Another pattern to collect. Still, that is a pretty good deal.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Place To Rest Your Weary Bum While Pickling Your Liver! Status: Likes...Big...Butts & They Cannot Lie...

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These sweet bar stools were a Craigslist snatching. These were bought out of need as we were putting together our liqueur dispensary (back down at the South City pad) and figured it might be nice for some folks who might over indulge (you know who you are...OK, I know who I am) to have a place to Plant It.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Am I Kinda Weird? I Mean...Bowling Bags? Status: Out In The Garage Collecting Cobwebs.

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It's not only a strange collection, it's hard to display! But c'mon, don't these just Scream 1950s, 1960s!?!?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

One Of Our Two Cool Sofas. This One Is The Nap King!!! Status: Don't Even Think About It!

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I have a great story about finding this sofa. It really nails my personality. Yes it was at a Thrift Store, blah blah blah.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Charles And Ray Are Paying A Little Visit. Well, OK...Not Charles And Ray, But Their Proxy By Way Of Four Shell Chairs! Status: Sorry...Gone.

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Yup, these were thrown in to sweeten a trade I made today. I (only just) reluctantly gave up the Broyhill Brasilia desk that I picked up last weekend for these four Herman Miller "Zeeland" shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames as well as a pretty cool console stereo that I'll get a post of up soon.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Nightmare Before X-mas Party Tonight....very drunk....Will Post In The Morning!

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..."A good night" was had by all!

Wish you could have been here...more to come in the morning!

...And morning has come and gone, I'm just now getting around to finishing this post at 10:20pm!

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Fall Collection. Franciscan Autumn. Status: Uh...A Little Late, Haven't You Heard...It's Winter!

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Well the leaves are all off the trees and I'm just now getting around to pulling down the Franciscan Starburst and replacing it with my collection of Franciscan Autumn. At this rate it'll probably be Easter before I get the winter dishes (Salem Northstar) out for display!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

There Are No Small Smalls, Just Small Minds! Status: Loved Like They're Bigs!

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More thrift store little treasures culled last weekend. Just got around to pulling the bags out of the car this morning.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Presenting: (drumroll) The Eero Saarinen Executive Chairs By Knoll! Status: Sittin' Pretty & Totally Avaiable

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My first effort at real High End. Genuine Knoll quality and amazing design by the architect of the Gateway Arch! Oh yeah, they're comfy too! Supportive and Firm!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cool Stuff @ The Salvation Army That I Didn't Buy! Status: Languishing In The Basement.

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This American of Martinsville five drawer dresser looks so cool in Gloss Black with a Gloss White top. It was just a little too pricey at $75 for me to bring it home.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Time To Check Out Another Cool Shop Here In St. Louis. Retro 101. Status: Schoolin' Us In Retro

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After a pretty good morning getting rid of things in the Garage and an EPIC FAIL while trying to load a large oval smoke glass table top (earned a nice future scar for my stupid effort) I made a little trip to Retro 101 in the Cherokee Street Vintage Shopping Area.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Before And After Time! Eh, Just Some Pics Of The New Sofa In The Spare Bedroom Really. Status: Full Day's Project.

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Guest Bedroom - Big Brown "Sectional" & Polished Stone Mosaic Table

Top is After, Bottom is Before. It took me all day to get the two "old" sofas and bookcase out of here and the two "new" sofas and bookcase in. That bookcase barely made it through the door...and barely fits!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Starbursts Vs. Amoebas. Oooh...The Battle Is ON! Status: On Like Donkey Kong!

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Which do YOU think better represents the Mid-Twentieth-Century Aesthetic? Vote for your favorite!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Where's Eero? Please Tell Me You "Get It". Status: Diamond In The Rough?

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Yes my friends, that is an Eero Saarinen (designed the Gateway Arch!) executive chair by Knoll stuffed in there. It might be coming home with me tomorrow along with a half dozen of his buddies!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Paint By Numbers...The Great Equalizer? Art For The Everyman? Art...For Thee Peoples! Status: Eez Good Comrad.

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What could be More American than a Paint By Numbers Painting? OK, so maybe we aren't a nation of Do It Yourselfers Anymore, but it seems like we once were.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

(100th Post!) Two Of The Cool "Finds" From Unique Thrift Store. Status: A. Needing Little TLC - B. Needing Info

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This Triptych set was found at Unique Thrift the other day. I kinda hemmed and hawed over their purchase. I just wasn't sure about them. I'm glad I bought them.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cool New Retro Coasters from the French Market in New Orleans. Status: Lookin' Good

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I usually stroll through the French Market in New Orleans just to do the "touristy" thing and maybe pick up a T-shirt or two, some sunglasses and a new wallet.