Thursday, October 20, 2011
What A Timely Find! Just As The Cool Weather Arrives Mr. Mod Finds A Fantastic Fireplace Tool Set. Status: Available!
Oh wow...it got cold here in the StL. I done turned on the heat...and that's sayin' something. Wasn't it just like a hundred about three weeks ago? Well...it makes for good snugglin' in front of a roaring fire in the fireplace...and I got just the tool set you might need!
Yeah, it's used. It's called legitimacy! This ain't not dang Target tool set. This is the Real
Deal! I got this at the estate sale that had the Hey / Wake and the cool console stereos.
It was actually still attached to the fireplace, but each tool had a price on it so I just asked
if the hanger came with the set and the sellers were kind enough to let me use a screwdriver
to remove it. I was kinda surprised that no one else hadn't grabbed it up before me as I
had headed right past it to the basement and didn't come back upstairs and find it until
just before I was ready to leave.
It could stand a Real cleanup (I just gave it a quick wipe down with a paper towel) and
a shot of black high temp spray paint but the set is pretty solid and the brass handles are
in good condition for their age. I'm always looking for Vintage Modern fireplace stuff.
Right now it's andirons. You know...those things that keep the logs from rolling out of
the fireplace and onto your floor. I stupidly passed on a neat Art Deco set at an estate
sale a couple years back. I won't do that again. Anything other than antique-y is really
had to find.
So like, if you are interested and you're local hit me up via my craigslist ads to pick this
set up and call it your own. Think of all the romantic fires you can poke at with this set!
Think how sexy you'll look jabbin' at them smoldering logs...just like Jon Hamm or
Oh yeah, remember that estate sale last weekend? Remember the fireplace tool set that
wasn't available? Suck...turns out it's a Jens Quistgaard design! Leave it to Dana over at
Mid2Mod to have that info on hand! Dang. I really wanted it...even though I didn't know
it was Designer!