Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Pics From The First Friday Morning Estate Sale Where The (Ganked Up) Hey / Wake Dining Set Was. Status: Long Gone.
There were lots of sweet vintage modern pieces at that first estate sale Friday morning...and I got mine...but I left lots of stuff behind, cuz Mr. Modtomic ain't greedy...and well, it wasn't exactly the cheapest estate sale I've ever been to. Not crazy expensive but not crazy cheap either. I imagine some other lucky folks cleaned up on Saturday or Sunday!
Yeah, this Grundig is something else isn't it! I came close to picking it up and dropping it in the
back of Frank but at a cool $100...it was pricey enough to give me pause. I know it looks
smashing here, even though I took these crappy pics with my phone (sorry), but there were
some minor blemishes on the top. It was just too much to look past and pony up the cash.
There was even another console stereo available there. A little less Mod and leaning more
toward traditional it was still pretty nice. This one was on and playing while I was there so I'm
pretty sure it was in working condition. Sounded pretty good too! These older consoles always
have such rich sound.
Most of the good stuff (in my opinion) at this sale was down here in the basement. I wish I
could have gotten a better picture of this tile. It's the classic pink and white that you see in lots
of the '50s and '60s bathrooms. If there had been a bunch of boxes of this I would have
brought it all home. It was not so, unfortunately. The little candle holders looked cool but
had a very cheap feel. Left behind.
The phones where nice and in great shape but were also $20 each. Not a real bargain I don't
think. A nice china cabinet was also down here in the basement. It was in great shape. I hope
it found a nice new home. If I had the room out in the garage I might have brought it home
with me. I can't bring home all the strays.
If the Formica table had had chrome legs instead of black I might have brought it home. It's the
little details that sometimes makes the difference. I love the Formica top though. Isn't that just
the bee's knees?
I'm so in love with this fireplace. Right up Mr. Modtomic's alley! The stuff all around the fireplace
is what most of the stuff upstairs is what was mostly available upstairs. About the only thing
upstairs that caught my attention was this Franciscan fine china set. Really pretty, no?
The other item upstairs that I was somewhat interested in was this bookshelf. It too was just
a little too pricey for my thin wallet. It had nice details and would have matched up nicely with
my Broyhill Brasilia collection. If only it had been a little cheaper.