Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kaaa-Pow! How's This For A Pink Bathroom?! Pics From The Estate Auction Down The Street! Status: Tell Your Eyes I'm Sorry.
Is this not the most "WOW" bathroom Ever? Sad to know there is NO WAY this one will be saved. It's both amazing (I'd totally keep it EXACTLY as is!) and seriously garish. It's like a page out of one of those late '60s early '70s Better Homes & Gardens decorating books come to life! I'm smitten.
It's just so beautiful! The decorator of this joint had ZERO fear of color. Orange, Pink, Green
and White. It's not for everybody, that's for sure. I wonder if the former owners were ever
scandalized over it? Did people go home from the weekly canasta game talking about it,
shaking their heads and clucking their tongues? I found it funny that the Master Bath was not
at all daring like this one. It was so subdued that I didn't even bother to think about shooting
pics of it!
Speaking of the Master Bedroom (right...I know...it was actually Master BATH that I had
mentioned...oh well), this killer American Of Martinsville vintage modern bedroom set was
snatched up by the lovely lady (and hubby) that had sold me my Selig Z Chair! You can
probably expect to find the three piece set at their shop / antique mall called Funtiques in
Springfield Mo. One of these days I'll take another trip down that way and shoot a feature
on the place. It was amazing the time I was there. Lots of great stuff. I almost tried for the
little TV table you see above but I was busy with other stuff when this all was sold. Check
out the door handles on the sliding closet doors. Cool, huh?
In the living room there was this seriously mod fireplace. Take a gander at that tile. Too bad
there were no Mod andirons. I've been trying to find some Mod andirons. I did bid on and
win the Mod fireplace tool set...but I was WAY at the back of the bidding pack and didn't
realize that they had sold the wood basket separately. I thought I was bidding on the whole
kit and caboodle only to have the winner of the wood basket approach me to ask if I had won
the tool set. You see, there was another Wicker Basket sitting there next to the fireplace.
That is what I had inadvertently "won" with the tools. Auctions...::shrugg::. Anyway, I sold
the winner of the WOOD basket the tool set for what I had bid on them so that he could have
the matched set. No harm, no foul, no big deal. He was happy. I couldn't find a "signature"
or date on the Jere-esque art piece that was hung above the fireplace on the panelled (?!)
mantle. I don't know what it went for either. Oh look, there's my lamp / table / magazine
rack! I wasn't sure I was going to get it so I had to shoot a pic of it just in case!
Once again...it's down in the basement where all the interesting things are! I was VERY
intrigued by this TV cabinet with tambour sliding doors. It was in great shape and already
had the TV electronics removed. Half the job of making this into something cool is already
done! I was busy when this sold so I missed out on it. The three piece living room table set
just wasn't quite my style so I wasn't around when it sold either. The danish style dining set
was one of the items that drew me to the sale. I had already dropped about $120 so I
decided not to throw my hat in on this. I think it went for about $125. Dirt cheap and I'm
kinda kicking myself but I didn't need it and I don't have room for it. It didn't have a maker
mark on it either. I looked all over the net for a comparable to find out who made it before
the sale and found nothing. I was thinking Baumritter but I don't think so.
Under the Cards posters is a really cool 'fridge that would look perfect in our kitchen as it
was a perfect match to our Hardwick Debutante oven and range. But we've already got a
'fridge that looks almost exactly like that less the tobacco sunburst...and it's not down in a
basement needing to be dragged up and out. The green "Star Trek" chairs were also a draw
for me. Unfortunately one had a hole in the green vinyl AND they went for, I think, $95. I
didn't write down the winning bids so don't rely on my memory too much! The coarse
canvas artwork looks familiar to me. Anybody know anything about that?
That was a nice piece of Red Wing pottery. I like the pitcher shape but the decoration on it
didn't do too much for me so I didn't bid. Oh, and there's my console stereo that I featured a
few days ago! Yeah, this was fun dragging up the stairs...all alone...by myself...just me and my
dolly...and my back brace / weight belt. Actually, I have a good dolly with pneumatic (air
inside) tires, so it came up the stairs fairly easily. Anything much heavier would have been a
pain and I might have had to request some help. It was amazing how utterly gutted the house
was by the time I got the stereo out of the basement. I have to hand it to the auction format...
it get's the stuff gone! Wish I could have bid on that bathroom though.