Wouldn't this make a great Paint By Numbers?
Yeah, I've been to St. Louis' sister city, New Orleans La., every year for Halloween for the last maybe dozen or more years less the Halloween directly after the Katrina hurricane. This obsession was fostered by both my Mom (who LOVES New Orleans) and my Best Friend from school (who LOVES Anne Rice). So you see, It was written.
Here is the Original pic I took in New Orleans back in '06 or '07. It is of course, Bourbon Street.
A couple days in New Orleans around Halloween is good for the soul but hard on the wallet. We used to spend upwards of 7-800 bucks each year. Then I discovered Craigslist. Selling some items here and there helped the wallet. Then I realized I could "Pre-sell" items on the N.O. Craigslist and catch up with the buyers when I got down there! Turns out, with St. Louis having basements full of '40s, '50s, '60s stuff and New Oleans having few if any basements at all...there is quite a market there for reasonably priced Retro! I've more than funded each of my last 4 or 5 trips there (I've also managed to get down there a few times in the Spring and Summer the last few years) utilizing this method! And I'm about to head down again. I've already got my two ads up and have "Pre-sold" a few items too. Since I overslept this morning and didn't shoot some new pics like I normally do, I hope you enjoy a little montage of some of the items I've sold in New Orleans in the last few years. If you happen to have been the buyer of any of these items, I'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment below.
Arvin Steel Chair set.
Radical '50s / '60s Step Coffee table.
Strange Hairpin 3 Legged Radio stand.
Danish Style (Made in Yugoslavia) Rope Rocking chair.
Huge Hollywood Regency Era 3-Way lamp.
"Gravel / Glass Chip" Art.
Danish Mod Looking Roland Speaker set.
Hot / Cold Penguin Food Keeper.
Really Cool Chromecraft Style Table (No Chairs). Check out the Formica Pattern!
Pull Down Light Fixture, (Murano?) Art Glass Table lamp and a Mod Chrome Desk lamp.
Three Leg Danish Mod Two Tiered table.
Baumritter Table and 4 Chairs.
Ah, saved the best for last. I really regret selling this chair. Check out that awesome vinyl. I bought it with a split seam and took it all apart to repair it. Sigh.
There were plenty more but the pics have been deleted and or lost. I'm just doing my little part to redistribute the wealth of retro in the mid west and the cash in the south! The money really all stays there 'cuz I pay for a hotel room, food and drink with it! Mr. Modtomic is Spurrin' the Economy!