Monday, May 14, 2012
Mr. Mod. Makes A Pass Through MoMod. Mothers Day On The South Side. Status: Fresh Stock.
The Girlfriend and I met with the Moms downtown this (late) morning for a Mothers Day brunch. Good foods were had and the weather was just nice enough that we were able to sit outside. The getting out of bed early (Mr. Modtomic is so not a morning person) kinda kicked my butt, but I still had just enough juice left to make a little trip to the MoModerne showroom in South City.
Wouldn't you just love to be taking an aimless stroll along a nice tree lined street and happen
across a shop with a little red sign like that! What else could be in the offing but your favorite
home decor goodies? Let's look around inside.
There were a few items still available from our first tour but there has been quite a turnover. I
know that Anna and Luby picked up a Herman Miller lounge and ottoman (genuine article) at a
recent estate sale and was hoping to get a chance to plant my posterior in it for a moment. No
such luck. It was already gone.
Still, there were plenty other whatnots to spread my vintage modern lust amongst. Some of these
items I recognize from estate sales that I've not attended but saw advertised recently. Brings a
little tinge of envy to see them NOT cluttering up the Garage. Who am I kidding! One CAN, in
fact, have too much of a good thing...and to move toward a remedy for the situation Mr.
Modtomic will be setting up two lot spaces at the Green Shag Market's parking lot sale on June
2nd. Mark your calendars. Hopefully MoModerne will be setting up a space as well.
That there are so many places here in St. Louis to curate your own personal collection of vintage
modern abundance, and at modest Mid West prices, that I've met buyers from as far away as
Knoxville Tn., Minneapolis Mn., Chicago Ill., Kansas City Mo. and Jackson Ms. All the shops
seem to keep distinctive styles so dropping in on each doesn't seem like you're just looking at the
same old stuff over and over. Toss in the antique malls both massive and modest for those who
like to a bit of hunting / gathering and the local flea markets for those truly adventurous and you
have a vintage modern pickers paradise!
And of course should any of Mr. Modtomics fabulous readers decide to make a trip to the StL,
they could rest assured that I'd do my best to make sure they are able to easily find places to
eat, drink and be merry! I love to pass on recommendations for our favorite places to eat and
there is no shortage of great watering holes around town. Can't help ya with a place to stay but
other than that, what more do you need?