Thursday, September 30, 2010
Well, I'm pretty sure the Girlfriend would Prefer I collected...ok, horded...mmmm, no no no...Curated(!) this size vintage modern furniture. But alas, wish in one hand, watch it rain in the other and see which fill up faster. Status: piqueing my interest.
This all started with a Marx steel doll house I spotted at an antique mall near Cuba Mo.
It was a really cool Mid-Century ranch and I still kick myself a little for not buying it. That certainly snow-balled!
Look, Mr. Modtomic might be a New Male all in touch with his feminine side or whatever, but a doll house? Yes. The answer was...and is still, yep. Shoulda bought it. I have, of course, been a little preoccupied with finding another as cool.
(Doesn't the bedroom and dining furniture look remarkably like the Broyhill Emphasis line of vintage modern furniture? Too bad they didn't go with a Brasilia influence!)
So when these pieces showed up at the Wentzville Flea Mkt. I knew better than leaving them behind. One can only kick oneself so many times before it really starts to leave bruises...then your co-workers start rumors concerning your significant other and a whole thing starts. So home they came and the Girlfriend was all like "Sweet! Does this mean I get my garage back?". Mmmmm...sorry sweety, but Uh uh. Not any time soon!
Also along the same lines, I picked up these (larger) scale replicas of 1940s Washer / Dryer salt and pepper shakers at the Belleville Flea Mkt. a few weeks ago. How cool, eh?
Anybody else have a "Doll House" or cool miniatures of any kind?