Friday, December 31, 2010
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
Mr. Telephone Man...There's Something Wrong With My Line...When I Dial My Baby's Number...I Get a "Click" Every Time. Status: Ain't No Ringing Goin' On Here.
You've no doubt noticed the yellow telephone in the background of some (OK, ALOT) of my pics. It's just one of many....of course.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Mother Modtomic's Crib. Nothing Like My Place But Really Really Cool Too. Status: Adorned And Bedecked.
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
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.
Monday, December 27, 2010
I Got Buckets But I'm Not Gonna Be Kicking Them Anytime Soon...I'm Hoping. Status: Cool...Inside And Out.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
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.
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.
Friday, December 24, 2010
I've Finally Dragged Out The Winter Collection. C'mon, Winter Just Started...Right? Status: Not Too Late.
So It's not up in the China Cabinet yet but will be soon. Maybe this weekend if I can find time.
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.
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
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.
This Secretary has been in the Girlfriends family for generations. It was decorated by the Girlfriends grandmother many years ago.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sigh...Remember Summer? Oh How I Miss Those Warm Days Under The Hot Sun. How 'Bout Some Sweet Tea Served In Salem Biscayne Tea Glasses And Pitcher? Status: Very Very Untimely.
Mmmmm, don't it look so cool and refreshing? I guess since it's just a picture, you could imagine it as warm and soothing with all the orange and spice stuff in it!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I Felt Like Dropping Some Pics Of My (Collection Of?) Extra Mod Upholstery Fabric. Status: Laying In Wait.
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
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!
::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
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!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
10 Days. If You Are Near Chicago And Need To Find That Perfect Mid Century Gift, I Got 2 Words For Ya...Boadway Antique Market. Status: Two Floors...No Waiting.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Anybody recognize that name: Thos Moser? It means High $$$ and Fine Quality contemporary classic (future iconic?) furniture.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Yeah, 3 car garage. See any cars? See A car? Nope. It's funny when people ask if they can just stop by and look around.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
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
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.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
A Place To Rest Your Weary Bum While Pickling Your Liver! Status: Likes...Big...Butts & They Cannot Lie...
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
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
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.
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
..."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!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Swiiiisshhhhhh......BOOM...crackly crackle crackle! My Family Room Wall Looks Like The Frickin Fourth Of July! Status: Needing Batteries.
It's like Christmas in July...no wait...it's like July in...oh never mind. Whadooya think of the collection?
Friday, December 3, 2010
The Fall Collection. Franciscan Autumn. Status: Uh...A Little Late, Haven't You Heard...It's Winter!
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
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
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
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.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
See! She's An Enabler! I'd Probably Be Just A Normal Guy With CARS In The Garage If It Wasn't For HER! Status: Me - Great Big Liar / Her - Great Big Enabler.
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.
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
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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.
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.
Monday, November 22, 2010
I'm in the middle of trying to ID this cool little side table when I accidentally ID the Belleville Flea Mkt. Chair! Status: Half Full or Half Empty - You Decide!
I bought this at Steve's Antiques over the summer. I had seen it there languishing in the back for quite a while and finally realized that it just needed to come home with me.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Jere (ish) Metal Wall Art? I Has It! Never Had Any Before But Found Lots Last Week. Status: Available Now!
Pretty, huh?! Could this make an attractive addition to YOUR living room, bedroom, uh den....bathroom...maybe?
Saturday, November 20, 2010
(100th Post!) Two Of The Cool "Finds" From Unique Thrift Store. Status: A. Needing Little TLC - B. Needing Info
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
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.