Friday, August 19, 2011
T. F. A. (The Future Antiques) Has A New Location. And As We All Know...It's All About Location Location Location! Status: Sweet New Digs
Be prepared to be overwhelmed with Vintage Modern goodness as soon as you walk through the front (side really) door! The shop seems much larger than the old place on Morgan Ford yet just as packed. The good news is that the large items are more accessible and aren't all stacked on top of each other (yet)!
The new joint is on Chippewa St. (6514 Chippewa, St. Louis Hills, MO 63109) just a few blocks from
the world famous / legendary Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. One thing you'll need to know is that
there is NO ACCESS to the off street parking from Chippewa. You'll have to make your way around
to the alley behind the building to get to the parking lot. It's a pain to get to but it is nice to be able
to park off the street. Read the instructions on the website (link above).
Yup, they still have perhaps the best selection of vintage modern dishware in the St. Louis area. If
you need a certain piece to complete your beloved set they might just have it. If you need a
complete set they'll be able to help you with that too! So many great styles and patterns... ::swoon::
Another great feature of the new building is the oh so much better natural lighting. No more must
you rely on shop lighting to make your decision by. Because the front windows face eastward you'll
get that Golden Hour lighting later in the day coming in through those large panes. This will make it
just that much harder to resist the inherent charms of all these vintage beauties.
There are three basic rooms now. The two "outside" rooms are for furniture, kitchenware and smalls
while the middle room is dedicated to vintage clothing. Got a Mad Men party coming up (or just like
to look hot?), stop by and find the perfect outfit, hat or other accessory!
I suffer from the same problem...too much stuff and I want to be able to see it (and have others see
it) ALL! It did seem a little cramped but they did have everything set up in little vignettes to better
demonstrate how wonderful these pieces might look in your home.
I'm glad I had my camera with me as framing shots keeps me distracted and I don't start shopping! I
had already dropped enough cash that morning at the estate sale. I didn't need anything else! Oh,
and Mr. Modtomic got recognized for the first time ever in public by a reader! I feel so famous. One
time, quite a while back, a reader happened to stop in the lamp shop my big sister works at and the
reader was bringing in a lamp to have re-wired. It was apparently a cool vintage lamp and my sister
mentioned that her brother would love it. Somehow the conversation got around to my blog and
they both realized they knew me! Oh how I felt like Kind Of A Big Deal then!
Oh man, ain't that a great TV? And it works! I've been kicking around mounting a flat panel TV into
a unit like this but haven't pulled the pin on that project yet. The Girlfriend is enjoying my restraint.
Mmmmm...look, Brasilia! Like I need any more Brasilia. Although...I don't have a commode like the
one sitting on top of that dresser...