Tuesday, March 13, 2012
So You Mighta Heard About The Cool Pop Up Sale That Nick, The Girlfriend And I Hit Saturday. Wanna Have A Looky 'Round? Status: More Than Just A Sale.
After the Steve & Sheri estate fail, the three of us (Nick, the Girlfriend and I) found ourselves in the land of awesome! Yeah, this stuff wasn't the cream of the crop, mostly project stuff...but it was like a collection of all the best stuff you'd find in the basement or garage of all your estate sale dreams! But then, I loves me some junque-tiques! Click through to take a look around at some of the cool stuff that was there.
We actually got to the sale kinda late, yet there was still plenty to go around. We all got us
something to bring home and work on. It's amazing all the "extra" stuff that Rocket Century
needed to get rid of! I was more than happy to "help"!
The sale really did run the gamut of vintage modern. There was all sorts of Danish, Vintage,
Retro and Mid Century to be had and at "get it sold" prices! Even now...looking at the pictures
I'm kicking myself for not grabbing "this or that" neat item and adding it to my particular pile.
See, lots of cool stuff, including what looks like a Jens Risom sofa. It's upholstery was in pretty
sad shape, needing a full on re-upholstery job. It was only $80. But it's hard for somebody like
me to drag something like this home that is obviously too special to do a hack job on. Oh sure,
I might be able to make it look "good enough" but it really deserves better. But that costs money.
Real money. Paid to Real Upholsterers! Not my bag. But oh...it was so hard to leave behind.
Then we got to take a look around inside the "warehouse" where the Real Gems were. These
are the items that Rocket Century is selling in it's online shop. Unfortunately they weren't
expecting a visit from Mr. Modtomic and his little Nikon so most everything was stored and
protected under plastic. Still, I managed to get a shot of the magnificent Martin Borenstein sofa.
This Overman recliner and ottoman were a little more my speed though...both in price and style!
You know, if I hadn't already spent so much time and energy on my Mr. Chair I would have tried
to work something out in order to bring this lovely (and oh so very comfy) set home. I took it for
a spin...er swivel?... and found that it not only reclines but has a locking lever so that once you get
it in that recline position you don't have to balance it there like the Mr. Chair. Nice. Did I
mention that it was comfy...and lovely. It was.
Wow, and I thought there were some great lamps Outside to be had! This is like...lamp-topia or
something! I especially get all tingly over the genie vase base lamp with the corset looking shade.
Very sexy indeed. A pair of those would easily replace our pair of danish "rocket" lamps on our
Then there was all the great artwork available! Yes, there's some very nice standard size framed
pieces but the really interesting stuff is the large format pieces. I wish we had the tall ceilings of
the joint we stayed in near Tower Grove Park. The Motomic Ranch requires long low pieces.
I could have been happy uncovering stuff and setting up shots all day long but the Girlfriend and
I had a date with our respective nap areas...her the sofa and me the Mr. Chair. Plus the crew
at Rocket Century were pretty busy tallying up sales and helping buyers so I had to make do
with the time I had. Believe me, my crumby little quick take of their inventory in no way reflects
it's superior quality. Make sure to click the link on the right to take a better look at their current
inventory. It's some really nice stuff and I'm sure there will be new items added regularly. They
still had quite a few projects awaiting work even as some were being purged. Like the sofa
and coffee table that came home with yours truly!