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.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Mr. Modtomic Likes Pretty Things Too. Hazel Atlas Orchard Snack Trays with a Manhattan Platter. Status: Often Confused for One Another.
I found this Serving Platter a while back at a Thrift Store with only a slight inkling of what it was.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Just Brought This Great Big Sectional Daybed Style Sofa Home Today (and why Estate Sales sometimes suck). Status: Installed
I had kind of a Crappy weekend at the (only) Two Estate Sales I attended this weekend. Snatching this up made up for it!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I bought this little cocktail table from a C-list seller a last weekend. It's finish is...well, finished.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Vintage "Melmac" Plastic Dishware in Chartreuse. Procured at the Belleville Flea Market. Status: these are the Little Lady's
The Girlfriend not only collects Vintage Costume Jewelry, but also Melmac dishware. She has a Thing for old plastic. I'm not sure what that says about me.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I get e-mails from time to time asking how I'm able to put so many pictures in my ads when Craigslist only gives you the option for Four total pics. I'm happy as a clam to help anybody out I can. It really sucks seeing the same seller with 15 or 20 ads taking up half a page of a Search. I don't know if having all my stuff in just 2 ads is a selling advantage or not but it sure makes it easier on me! I DO know that having crisp clear Pics that the buyer can click on to see larger pics IS an advantage.
Got Off Work Early Today and Stopped By the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Found a Nice China Cab. Status: Service With A Smile!
Sorry for the poor image quality. Bad lighting coupled with a camera phone equals, well...this. I assure you, besides the minor damage to this piece, the china cabinet is quite striking (as well as VERY reasonably priced!).
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Today I received an inquiry about the Vitra Verner Panton "S" chairs that I have available on my Craigslist ads. I found these chairs a few weeks ago on Craigslist somewhat under priced. I usually wait a little longer than a month to re-list an item. What follows is why.
Lovin' Me Some Green Lamps People! Cuz All the Good Things in Life Are Green...like Pesto....and Money. Status: Ambient
I'm not sure how I ended up with so many Green Lamps. I don't really collect by design so much. I just buy what strikes me.
Posted by Mr. Modtomic at 1:52 AM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
And Believe It Or Not, This Isn't Even All Of It! Southern Comfort Barware...Yet Another Collection. Status: Beautiful AND Useful!
Wow, yeah...that's a lot of SoCo barware! This I use. I have plenty so I don't worry too much about it getting broken.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Feelin' Kinda Bluesy Today, Well..Blue and Gold Anyway. Wanna See Some of My Glassware? Status: Lookin' to get Filled.
This is a Big Ol' snack bowl that I procured from the Big Bend Antique Mall. I got the cool blue and gold drink glasses behind it from the same place. Pretty cheap too.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Coffee anyone? OK...So There's no Coffee, but yeah...If There WAS Coffee, I'd Be Set! Status: well....empty.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Another Little Shop We Stumbled Upon While on Magazine Street. GoGo! Status: Cool Because of the Collection of Paint By Numbers!
This shop totally get the Modtomic Seal of Approval! They don't sell much besides the cool jewelry but the tchotchkes are right up my alley!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
When You Can't Say "No" to Atomic Ranch, Modernism or other Cool Magazines, You Gotta Have a Cool Place to Put Them! Status: Fully Loaded.
I snatched this little guy up at a the same Antique Mall that is hosting the cool / pricey danish (Pearsal? Craft Associates?) sofa.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
There are Gonna Be a Number Of "New Orleans" Posts Over The Next Few Days. This Is My Kinda French Quater Shop. Collectible Antiques on Decatur. Status: French Quarter Treasure Hunt!
Oooh, I do love to dig through a shop that is just packed full of all crazy whatnots! Bonus...it's in the French Quarter of New Orleans! When you've had enough you can walk across the street and get a Hurricane or a Bloody Mary!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Picked Up Some Goodies in the French Quarter. It's Not The Bargain Capitol of the World, Being Able to Recognize Russel Wright Under a Thick Layer of Dust Helps! Status: Added to the China Cab.
This is all Russel Wright Iroquois Casual China. It was stuck inside a wooden fruit crate turned on it's side under a layer of dust in an under lit Junque shop in the French Quarter. Mr. Modtomic LOVES a challenge!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Fresh Back From the Big Easy! Had a Great Time. Check out one of My Favorite Shops in New Orleans Called Neophobia. Status: Very Far From (my) Home!
I absolutely LOVE this shop! I have to stop in at least once every time I make it to New Orleans. They have the coolest stuff you'll ever find. I wish I could take it all home with me...but then the whole house would look like the Garage!!!