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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.

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This all started with a Marx steel doll house I spotted at an antique mall near Cuba Mo. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scores (and other pics) from the Grafton Flea Market. Status: Tempting me further.

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Look at the big kittie!!! This was HARD to buy, you have no idea. I've been scoping Danish cat sculptures for a while. I've avoided buying any of them since I know where this is going to lead.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Googie: Modernism as defined by the space age, the atomic age, and shapes such as the atom and boomerangs. Status: jus' chillin.

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So I find myself describing a lot of the items I have to people as Googie or Googie influenced. More often than not I then have to try to explain what little even I know of Googie. It's kinda one of the "I know it when I see it" things.

Monday, September 27, 2010

George Street Antique Mall, Alton Illinios. Don't let "Antique Mall" put you off. Status: Hidden Treasure.

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Yet another great stash of Mid Century furnishings looking for a new home. Plus the place is right in the middle of "antique row".

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mod light sconce. Brutalist style in the manor of Paul Evans. A craigslist find that matches my Brasilia dining set beautifully! Status: Bagged and Tagged

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So I still don't know who the manufacturer is and while it is definitely in the Brutalist style and reeks of Paul Evans, it's not quite fine enough for me to comfortably attribute it to him.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Time for a FONDUE party! Is this not the most Grand fondue set EVER? Status: Looking for a loving home.

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This big guy is a party waiting to happen. The six glass dishes sit on a rotating wood base. It's been used but is in great condition.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mix a Little Elbow Grease, a rag and some Antique Finish Restorer...and you get another Before & After! Status: Better but not finished yet.

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Before

I picked this little table up at the same time I acquired the four "pod" chairs in Belleville.  It was cheap and I thought I might be able to do something with it.  Problem is, I'm me.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Readin' and Picture Lookin' materials found @ thrift store & flea mkt. Status: Being studied by TOP scientists.

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I found the "Modern Retro" book at the thrift store just down the street for just $1.91 + tax! Score! The vintage home magazines were picked up at the flea mkt. over the weekend, 6 for $5.00.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

RUN!!! It's Revenge of The Flea Market! Status: whispering softly in your ear, "come, shop".

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So much good stuff. So little place to put it all. I feel like the Mod-man shows incredible restraint in not bringing all the beautiful treasures home.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quick question(s).

"Keep Out!" Unless you are the Bartender

Does anybody actually listen to any of the Music or Audio Stories (This American Life) that I have linked on the right?

Have you checked out any of the other places to visit I have linked on the right?

What do you think in general of how I'm doing?

TALK TO ME!!!!

The Bertoia Diamond Chairs. Sculptural steel for sittin' in! You'll never guess where I aquired these. Status: Not Available.

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They're not just beautiful but super comfortable too, despite reports to the contrary! Ok...so yeah, you're gonna need to cover that wire with something but otherwise...lounge time, baby.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The "Man Chair". Grab a beer, turn on the game and worry about mowing the lawn tomorrow. The Man Chair is calling. Status: Available.

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Ok, Ok...the ladies can sit here too! The Man Chair ain't got no problems with the ladies! Grab a...I don't know...a Tab, turn on the what...soaps? and worry about the laundry tomorrow. Shees, calm down. Take a Mydol. HA....Just Kidding...too far?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The other Predictas. This is a Holiday and a Princess. The Princess works fine besides the screen gank. Status: Wanting for the gentle hands of a TV Technician.

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Yeah, the Princess works great except the picture, like my other Predicta, is kinda squished. The Holiday pictured here was supposed to work.

See a short video of the Princess in use by clicking through!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Little Thrift store adventure! Two Value Villages and a Goodwill. Spotted lots of stuff, only picked up a couple items.

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Here are some pics (not the best, sorry) of the stuff I didn't pick up today but had to give a second thought. These were all still available Sunday afternoon at...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Just picked up these beautiful bentwood chairs last weekend. Thanks Gus. The girlfriend loves them as much as I do! Status: ID'd (Pagholz!) and Available.

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I picked these up last weekend when I showed up at a C-list sellers home to buy a set of lamps.  The lamps had a pair of awesome shades that I needed for the danish lamps in our bedroom.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Amazing Sunbeam fully automatic toaster! Marvel at it's...er, automaticness! Status update: Gone.

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Ain't that mirror finish just lovely?  All that beauty...and Brains too!

Enjoy a quick Video of the Sunbeam in action by clicking below.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Another Before & After. The Livingroom / Cocktail Lounge! Status: Always Open and Ready To Wet Your Whistle!

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Thought I'd share a little before and after of our living room / coctail area. I know, I know...EVERYBODY has a bar in the livingroom but...what? What's that? Not so?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mr. Modtomics first "Before & After"! Got it at an estate sale and used it to further my upholstery skills. Status: Gone...but not forgotten

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You know, the orange looks like crap in pictures but it didn't look too bad to the naked eye! It looked a lot better after the HOURS of staple pulling...

Monday, September 6, 2010

A day at the Flea Market! I got some good stuff too. Status: Open to the public!

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I picked up the Starburst Clock, the Black Starburst Ceramic Bowl, the Sunburst with Birds Metal Wall Sculpture and a few other items.

See a short video in the post!

Saturday, September 4, 2010