Sunday, May 13, 2012
Picked Up Some More "Stock" Today. Not Much Else Going On...Spent The Day Mother's Day Shoppin'. Status: "Mall"ed Out.
This was it for vintage finds today. We hit the thrifts on Lindbergh (North Co.) almost as an afterthought and I'm sure they had been thoroughly scavenged before we made our way there. We did find the Home Goods "store" though, where one can purchase new Verichron clocks.
Two birds, one stone. We payed a reluctant visit to the gigantic mall, the Mills, today. One;
mothers day is...well, today (Happy Mother's Day Mom!) and we wanted to see if maybe we
could find some gifts for the moms, two; the internets said there was a Home Good store there.
Diana had commented that Home Goods sell the George Nelson reproduction clocks by
Verichron, I wanted to check it out. Turns out the "Home Goods Store" in the Mills mall is
actually a Marshalls store. We only figured this out by accident. When the address (suite 645)
turned out to be a Marshalls I thought that the Home Goods had simply moved out and
Marshalls moved in. Not so. Turns out that Marshalls hosts Home Goods. There was one
Nelson "spike" clock available at about $35 but I didn't buy it. I just wanted to see if the
rumors were true!
After getting some chow we returned home but decided to stop at the three thrift stores on
Lindbergh blvd and see what we could dig up. I was just hoping to score some cheap shorts for
summer. This large scale sofa size print wasn't going to be left behind though!
I bought this solely to sell again at a little upcoming sale at the Green Shag. This and plenty of
other pieces of my "stock" will be available (many that have not been listed on my craigslist ads!)
on JUNE 2 in the parking lot. I hope to meet many of you there! Come and have your picture
taken with Mr. Modtomic! There should be plenty of Vintage Modern vendors. I think that
Rocket Century is planning on setting up and I'm trying to get Nick (of Mid-Century Midwest)
to set up as well.
This print is somewhat unusual in that the subject looks to be a busy Hong Kong intersection. It
took me a little minute to figure that out. The "crows nest" reminded me of one of my favorite
movies: Kung Fu Hustle. There's a part where the main character sorta hides out to heal himself
in one of these traffic stands. That, the sketchy Chinese characters and the man pulling a rickshaw
all lead me to believe this is Hong Kong. But it's just a guess. I can easily make out the
"Thompson" but what is that first initial? "K" maybe?