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Monday, February 28, 2011

Sigh....Anybody Wanna Go Over To AT To Defend Mr. Modtomic? Status: Sniff Sniff, It's Nothin'...I Got Dust In My Eye.

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Mr. Modtomic was contacted my an Apartment Therapy contributor a few days ago and was asked if he wouldn't mind allowing the use of the above photo for a posting. "Sure", I said, with the condition that a link be provided back here.

A First at Mr. Modtomic. Reader Contributions! Finally...I Don't Have To Do ALL The Work! Status: Not Mine!

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No, Mr. Modtomic didn't make the six hour drive (each way!) to Cincinnati OH for the Modernism Show. Luckily he had his Star Photog. woman on the scene, Kim (quinn) send him some phone pics! Oh, and a friend of mine up the street sent me a link to a Great set of YouTube videos that I'll bet you'll enjoy, too! Look inside!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Even MORE Stuff For Sale 'Round Town...OK, So The Goods Ain't as Pretty...but They's Lots Cheaper! Status: Ain't Open on Sundays Folks!

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Yeaaaahhhhhh.....it's not really fair to drop this posting after all the eye candy yesterday.  But whateve'.  This stuff's got Finance on it's side!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

This is Pretty Much THE Shop Here in St. Louis. TFA - The Future Antiques. Status: Legen...(wait for it)........................dary

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Never mind that lil' bit of snow you see there, this place is warm and inviting! Better bring an empty car and fat wallet. You're gonna want to take LOTS of stuff home with ya! C'mon in, I'll show ya around.

Friday, February 25, 2011

With Great Furnishings Comes Great Responsibility. Even The Most Amazing Sofa Is Not An Island (well, unless it's in the middle of the room) and Needs That "Finishing Touch". Status: Just Hangin' Around (available!).

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Illuminate put me onto this sofa or mantle size print last Sunday (sorta). She had made a visit to the Goodwill in St. Charles and spotted it and says she immediately thought of me and that she would tell me all about it.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Culprit...Formica. Oh, How I'm Torn. Beautiful, Durable, Purveyor of BAD Habits! Status: In the Immortal Words of The Clash, "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?".

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Yeah, I'm not sure if these are going to stick around. I've got plenty of tables already. But they sure are pretty. It'll be hard to let them go. You just don't see Formica such an amazing color very often. "What, white?", you ask? Oh now, you'll just have to look inside!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thrift Hardware? The Habitat For Humanity ReStore is a Great Resource for Vintage / Retro findings too! Status: For a Good Cause.

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A really nice Frigidaire Flair sits just inside the front door! There's lots more contemporary or "new" items than vintage, but there's always Something good there.

Monday, February 21, 2011

What The??? I Guess I AM Collecting the Navajo. Like I Had Any Choice! Status: Thrift-ucopia!

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Oops, This was supposed to Post at about 12:10 am, but I messed up!  Sorry.  Here ya go!

This alone might have been enough to satisfy The Urge, but no...there were scores a-plenty all week long!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Kent Coffey Made Some Really Mod Designed Furnishings. This "Perspecta" Mirror Was From One of My Favorite Lines. Status: Available.

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This came with a HUGE long low Kent Coffey Perspecta dresser that left my possession long ago. The new owner didn't want the mirror so it's still available!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thought I'd Mix it up a Little! Ain't They like a "Beam" of "Sun" Shine? Get it...Mix...Sun...Beam? Status: Am I a Riot?

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The Three Amigos. Yes, I do have a Chrome one and a White one...somewhere, but they are kinda beside the point. These babies are all about the color!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lane 3 Piece (There's Actually a 4th in the Garage) Living Room Table Set. Danish Modern? Atomic Inspired? Mid-Century Mod? Status: Looking For a Pigeon Hole.

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I'm just not sure how to describe these tables. I hesitate to call them Danish Modern, though I can't explain exactly why. They have a slight Atomic Age look to them but it's very subtle...and Atomic Age doesn't usually drip with subtlety, does it? Mid-Century Modern just seems to cover such a swath of styles.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ha! Problem Solved. Anyone Wanna' Go Surfin'? Status: Ready To Be Deployed.

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I spotted this table on a craigslist ad Thursday morning and tried to contact the seller but wasn't able to until after I got to work. Luckily, no one else snatched it up before me.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

It Might Be a Cheapy Little Retro Armchair...But it Had Me Oh So Baffeled! Status: Lost and Found!

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I couldn't figure it out. I saw this chair every day. I took it for granted. It was just "There"......then, it wasn't.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ah...the Thayer Coggin is Home. I Finally Got Off My Lazy Bum and Put It In It's Place. Status: Oh...Ooohhhhh So Comfortable.

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Having finally let go of the Console Stereo, I was able to move the Thayer Coggin sofa out of the MIDDLE of the livingroom / lounge and USE it! And OMG, this ain't like the other two sofas...this is the Luxury Sofa. Ever seen the movie Buffalo 66? "I'm used to Luxury Cars...have you ever heard of a Luxury Car, you know what Luxury means? Have you ever heard of Cadillac? Cadillac Eldorado? That's what I drive. I drive cars that Shift themselves." 14 minutes into the movie and it's one of the funniest, most "look at how much of a jerk I am" scenes ever. No "Shifter" cars for me, I drive a "Luxury" wagon!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

By Popular Demand! Well, at Least a Few Folks Were Asking to See It. The Newest Addition to the Lighted Globe Collection. Status: Hey! It Even Works!

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This is the Globe I picked up at the South County antique mall yesterday. Looks good enough as just a globe. Just a regular ol' globe. Nice base though, that chrome is pretty sharp!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snatched up this "Occupied Japan" vase from the Goodwill a little while back. Status: Holding it's Own...and some crappy fake plastic flowers.

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This is the first piece of Occupied Japan collectible swag that I've ever purchased. Got it for $3. No way, right? Eh, it's got a few cracks...so it's not too big a deal!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

More Mod Stereo Coolness from Days Gone By. This is Long Gone and Somewhere In New Orleans. Status: Out-a-site...but not Out-a-mind!

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I picked this up off craigslist specifically for an acquaintance in New Orleans a while back. Sadly he had some bill issues and had to re-sell it. How often will you come across something this Mod-tastic?!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It Occurred to Me That I've Never Introduced the Gondola Sofa to You! Status: Nap-tastic!

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Yeah, that's right! This is another super comfortable Nap sofa! The seat is nice and flat. Or maybe it's cuz we all started out sleeping on a bed much like this. You know, simple thin mattress supported by taught springs. I can cut some "Z"s on this baby!