I've gone through a lot of great items before the blog came along...seems a shame to leave all those beautiful items nearly forgotten and in the past! Take a looky!
I must have picked this up and passed it on just before the advent of the blog. It was a
craigslist find. I went over to the sellers house (which wasn't too far from home) to pick
this up before work. The seller still had it down in his basement when I arrived. This was
one of the few times I felt a little uncomfortable checking out an item. The stairs to the
basement were in the back of a packrat garage (kinda like ours! only not filled with cool
stuff) and they led down to a packrat basement.
The seller was kind of a big (bigger than me) guy and his son (I think...and also bigger than
me) was down in the in the basement already and doing many loads of laundry. There were
like 3 sets of washer / dryers down there. Weird. So like two big guys in a cramped space
and between me and egress. Maybe not an ideal situation I had put myself in...my best idea
was to just not turn my back on either. But it all worked out. No one ended up on a milk
box and I got a great Lane Acclaim single pedestal desk out of the deal! This ended up
going to a fella who had all of his grandmother's Lane Acclaim set and wanted to complete
it more fully.
This table was another craigslist find. I thought for all the world that it was a Herman Miller
/ Eames dining table. It wasn't but it was a very nice table. The top was Solid wood like 2"
thick. Super heavy. The base was aluminum. Even though it wasn't an Eames table it was
great. I also picked this up on my way to work. It was super hot out that day. I took my
tools with me so that I could take the top off and fit it into Frank. I was in kind of a hurry
so I paid the seller and got going pretty quick only to realize a little later that I had left my
tool kit at the sellers house. I called them up to see if I could come by after work and pick
them up. They were kind enough to place the kit between their front door and the screen
door so that I didn't have to disturb them at 10:45pm when I got there. It's always an
The Girlfriend actually found this on craigslist years ago. It was usurped by an even cooler
one that we are still using to this day...that she also found. Actually she found even another
one that we sold to a co-worker. Dang, she's pretty adept at finding these kinda tables!
This table was taken to New Orleans on one of our many trips there and now resides with
a very nice Teacher who lives there. I've left a number of things behind with her. I hope
she's been very happy with it. I need to shoot her a note...she probably doesn't even know
about the blog! She was really into this kinda stuff so I'm sure she'd like the blog.
I can't remember off hand where these ended up! They are definitely gone. I know I got
them down the street at the Value Village thrift store. The prints were in great shape but
like any art you get at the thrift store, the frames were a little banged up. No biggie unless
you are perfectionist...and certainly there is nothing wrong with that. I meet a lot of
people who also shop at the retro shops and we almost always have a discussion about
pricing at the shops. My take is that if you are looking for something in perfect or nearly
perfect condition (like new) and want it now, then you have to go to the shops and open
your wallet a little wider. That's why they get the big bucks. They don't shop at the
Goodwill! They go straight to the source.
This Panasonic stereo is now over at Mr. Wibler's joint (another smokin' hot pad...check
it out!). Mr. W has very high standards so this is kind of an honor to have an item from Mr.
Mod's collection being displayed in his joint. The funny thing is that I have another just like
it still but had forgotten that I had it at the time I brought this one home and didn't realize
that I had the second until well after this one left my possession! Weird, right?!