Monday, October 31, 2011
The Big Estate Auction Last Weekend / This Weekend. So Big It Happened Twice! Status: Missed Second Act.
Does this (one of many in the home!) interior lighting detail give you an idea of what was to be expected at this Estate Auction. Yes, it was a good one. Yes, I attended. Yes, I did actually buy something. Yes, I still Hate auctions.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Halloween Party Was A Success! Plenty Of Good People, Good Food And Good Drink. Good Thing I Gots Plenty Of Barware! Status: Well Stocked.
Thank GOD we have a spare bedroom...and laundry room...and some room in the garage...and under the bed, for all the Extra Barware! One of these days I'll go through all of it and decide what stays and what goes.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Happy Early Halloween Folksy Folks. I Got A Nice Danish Style Table Available Here And Inside A Halloween Youtube Playlist. Status: Check 'Em Out!
This'll be on my ads soon. I'm just to busy right now. Maybe by Sunday I'll have my ads updated. Anyway, did I mention...Cards Win! Cards Win! Oh, right...I did. Also of note, we are having a Halloween Party (no costumes or anything like that) tomorrow night. Inspired by ModFruGal, I've put together a nice little Halloween play list of ghoulish songs for the party.
Friday, October 28, 2011
While I was at the Belleville estate sale last weekend I kept passing by this box of dishes without giving it a second glance. I was busy buying up the goodies and then taking pics of the joint. But then I stopped long enough to notice that even though I'm not much into the mustard yellow color there was a little something else about this box-o-dishes that didn't quite add up and maybe I had better take a closer look.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Day.......Bed.......That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout! I Do Loves Me Some Nappin' After An Early Morning Estate Sale! Status: Pull My Trundle.
This was an unexpected purchase Saturday afternoon. We had hit a few estate sales already that morning but our friend Illuminate had texted me that we Must come check out the big "mid century" estate auction that she had been at since mid morning. I'm still stinging from the previous Thursday auction so I was hesitant but decided to just stop by to hang out.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Quick Peek Estate Sale. This One Was Just Up The Street From The Other Accent Sale We Attended This Past Weekend. Status: Picked Clean?
I passed through the front door, glanced up the stairs and this is what I spotted. Hmmm...could it be another signed Curtis Jere? I trotted up the stairs to find out. Guess what...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Your Wait Is Over! Here It Is! What You've Been Waiting For All Your....Monday... Status: Aaaaaavailable.
Even the Tag is cool! "Galaxy Designs"! Sparkley Starbursts! Awesome Retro Font. It's got it all. Oh oh...the sofa and chair ain't too shabby either. Check it out.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Yep, Frank Got To Play Pack Mule Saturday! Whee! Actually Sunday Too As I Just Got This Unloaded This Afternoon. Status: Crazy Busy Weekend.
We decided to catch the Keils estate sale in Belleville Il. first Saturday morning. It was a tough call between this sale and the Accent sale I featured yesterday, but we really did clean up here! We didn't even get up at a ridiculous hour and WEREN'T first in line (5th / 6th actually!).
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Broyhill Forward 70 Line...And Lots Of It! What A Whirlwind Weekend Of Estate Sales! Status: Available When I Left This Afternoon!
So you say you'd love the Broyhill Brasilia line if it was a bit more subtle and stained a little lighter to more "go with" your Danish / Scandinavian Vintage Modern sensibilities? Perhaps you should drop everything and head over to this Accent estate sale were a very nice set of Broyhill Forward 70 awaits a new owner. PS, deals are more likely had on Sundays!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Nothing Real Important To Report Today. How About Some Random Pics Of Things That Have Come And Gone? Status: Gone Daddy Gone...(The Love Is Gone)
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!
Friday, October 21, 2011
I spotted this fantastic Jere "Birds In Flight" sculptural piece in the pics for a local estate auction. Nearly nothing else at the auction seemed like it related to this piece or it's style and the auction was on a Thursday morning so I was hoping there wouldn't be many other bidders for it. Pphhhh...whatever.
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!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Mad Party Necessities Recently Plucked From The Thrift Store And Estate Sale. Status: "Bout To Get Used.
Party Time? Bring it on. I gots all the indispensable smalls! I got your drinks AND snack covered as well as a little Tiki decor to boot. Let the good times begin!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Mr. Modtomic Has An Unhealthy Fascination With Vintage Modern Laundry Equipment. Status: Just Got Four...So Far.
I've been REAL good about NOT bringing home every cool looking Washer and Dryer that I've crossed paths with...so far. I have a feeling that might change soon. I might have to make some room in the garage.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Frank's At It Again! So Whatchya Got There Frank? That Lounge Chair Looks Familiar...But... Status: Estate Sale Pics!
Like I said yesterday, there was a sweet lounge chair at the only estate sale worth checking out this last weekend. It made its way into the back of Frank...but what is that other thing in there? I showed ya all my estate sale scores yesterday and I'm pretty sure That wasn't part of the haul.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Was is worth staying up all night and further messing up my sleep schedule? Yup. It was Not the score of the year such as the Amazing Franciscan Starburst Haul from last year but neither did I submit myself to possible frost bite. No, this was a more civilized stake out for a more subtle prey.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I Know The Salt And Pepper Shakers Is The Girlfriends Thing But The Mr. Managed To Pluck These Gems From The Flea Mkt Last Sunday! Status: Russel Wright? For A Buck? Yes Please.
I've been on a streak with these Russel Wright Iroquois nesting salt and pepper shakers lately. Seems that lots of sellers don't know that they are anything special. Looks like I've got four and a half sets of these!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Eureka!!! Presto!!! OMG!!! Two New (Well...New To Me) Clothes Irons With Great Names. Status: Great Design.
I've figured it out (eureka?)...it's not the irons themselves that I'm collecting but various fine examples of product design. Just look at these. Look at them not as a tool for women to do women's work (not that Mr. Modtomic condones such notions...except to mess with people) but as an example of modern industrial design.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Latest Frankoma Score. Nuthin' Like A Great Weekend Thrift Haul. Status: One Broken Handle...Sniffle Sniff.
This little lot is the haul from Unique Thrift a couple weekend back. It's kinda rare to find a really good deal on a piece of Frankoma at the thrift store. Even rarer is the opportunity to pick up multiple pieces, all priced nicely and at the same thrift store!
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!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Got This Amazing C. Jere Sculpture This Weekend...Yeah, It Was An Awesome Weekend. Status: Signed And Tagged.
This was at Friday morning estate sale number 3...no no, wait...let me rephrase that. This was STILL at Friday morning estate sale number 3 when I got there at about 11am! It was even shown in the online preview pics (although, to be perfectly honest I wasn't SURE it was a C. Jere until I had it in my hands).
Monday, October 10, 2011
Messed Up Sleep Schedule Or No, This Great Retro Lamp Was Waiting For Me At The Wentzville Flea Market. Status: Got.
Yup, even though I'm trying to get back to my normal (a word I'm using loosely since I usually get up about 11am) sleep schedule after working third shift last week, I still got up at the crack of dawn to hit Wentzville! It was a little bit of a disappointment as I didn't find anything AMAZING...well, except this neato lamp.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday Morning Estate Sale. Not Too Shabby. Of The Feast Or Famine Weekends, This Was A Feast Weekend. Status: Left Plenty In My Wake.
Like I said yesterday, there were plenty of estate sales to hit Friday morning. I manage to drop in on three. The middle of the three was a bust...for me at least (there were plenty of really cool remote control gliders [sail plane] but I don't really get into that). This was the last of the three that I hit.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I Had Checked All The Estate Sales Listed Early Last Week And Somehow Managed To Miss The Listing With This Hey / Wake Until Last Night! Status: Left Behind
I've been on the Midnight Shift all week long meaning that I start work at 9:30pm and get done at 6am so I thought, since I'll already be up I might as well catch a Friday morning sale or three! I already had it all planned out...hit north county first...two quick sales...then over to St. Charles for another with some high end dining stuff, just on the off chance that it's still there and priced within my reach.
Friday, October 7, 2011
If This Was Only ONE INCH Narrower...What A Great Flat Panel TV Stand This Would Make. Status: Gotta Paint It...But It's Available!
I got a pair of these off craigslist about a year or so ago. My first inclination was that one would be a great TV stand. But that never worked out. They are too wide to fit where I have the TV. Oh well, I managed to place one of them in the spare bedroom and use it for it's intended purpose!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Snatched Up This 8 Piece Franciscan Duet Supplement Set Over The Weekend From Unique Thrift. Status: Sometimes "More" Is More!
There are 8 pieces here but on of the side plates has a sizable chip in the back of it's edge and there is a small chip on the top edge of one of the dinner plates. It's all good though. This set isn't perfect and isn't intended to be just displayed but actually used. I now have a nice 31 piece set of this Franciscan Duet available for immediate delivery!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Alrighty, Here's Some MUCH Better Pics Of A Little Of The Weekend Pickins. Status: All Gussied Up For The Pics
All from one bag...all from the Goodwill in St. Charles. Score, Score, Score! Not too shabby if I do say so myself!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Don't Think What I Showed Ya Yesterday Was All I Spied Up At The Thrift Shops. Status: Mostly Snatched.
But first...Thrifts Of Terror!!! I've got just two words for this thing...WTF? This is a seriously messed up looking "toy". I bet somebody out there has some explanation of what this is all about. Care to enlighten and assuage my fears?
Monday, October 3, 2011
I've Been Thinking About Upgrading My PC To Something With A Little More Power Lately. Something Kinda Sexy Too. Status: Stainless Steel? Doesn't That Belong In The Kitchen?
I couldn't figure out where to slip the floppy disk into this beast. And where are all the USB ports? I think it might need a hardware upgrade.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Oh, We Made The "Rounds" This Afternoon. There Was Plenty To Be Had At The Goodwill @ 472 N US Highway 67, Florissant, MO. Status: Great Turnover!
The Goodwill down the street here seems to be getting better stuff lately and has been turning over their stock more quickly than the other thrift stores nearby. Of course by "better" stuff I mean more interesting vintage stuff! I'm sure there are lots of shoppers out there who would think I'm nuts. Speaking of nuts...
Saturday, October 1, 2011
So What's Better Than A Totally Cool Hendrik Van Keppel and Taylor Green Case Study Style Patio Lounge Set? Status: That Was A Mouth Full.
Have I posted about these before? I feel like I have...but I'm to tired / lazy to go scrounge through the THOUSANDS...well Hundreds...of previous posts to find out. You're welcome. So what IS better than a cool...lounge chair?