Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Did YOU Happen To Make It To The Rocket Century / Swank - A - Rama Lot Sale On The South Side Last Saturday? I Did! Status: Too Good To Pass Up!
We were supposed to be long gone Saturday morning...on the road to Lake George (upstate) New York. I've been longing to see the Grand Camps in the Adirondacks since seeing a special about them on PBS. Plus I'm hoping Lake George will be every bit the time capsule of family vacation fun that I've built it up in my mind to be!
But (luckily!) we had a little delay getting on the road. So even though I had planned to miss this
sale...I still managed to drop by, and if for some strange reason you failed to get down to the rad
"flea market" style sale at Rocket Century I'm here to let ya in on what ya missed! I know, I know
- You're Welcome...it's the least I could do!
There was a great mix of smalls and large items at the sale. Maybe even better than at the
Green Shag Parking Lot sale! I really wish I had been able to set up a booth myself! It was a
little warm and getting warmer but everybody seemed to be doing good and having fun! I
know I was!
These folks above restore vintage refrigerators. I should have gotten more information from
them but I failed. They had lots of cool stuff though. I am so smitten with the china cabinet and
buffet. The retro bedroom set is pretty cool too. I hope they didn't have to load too much of
this back up at the end of the day. Loading back up in the heat after a long day of selling ain't
Here we go! I've got a little bit of a thing for vintage stereo gear. This guy was keeping
everybody happy by playing some great classic tunes all day! Wow, just check out those
amazing looking receivers. He had a killer set of speakers available too that had glass tops,
too. Don't forget the Heywood Wakefield drop leaf dining table. It's almost easy to miss with
all the cool sound gear there.
Dan and Nathan from ModernStL were out selling in the hot sun. Doing pretty good I think too.
I purchased the white repro. Eames shell armchairs from Dan and I know he sold at least one of
those two Broyhill Brasilia lamp tables. If you know anything at all about me you know Dan must
have been Giving this stuff away if I bought something!
Maureen (who comments here often) had her spot here again. She was also set up at the Green
Shag Lot sale but I failed to get good picks of her wares at that sale. Not this time! I would not
be doing you the same disservice this time! Go ahead, have a look around. She's got a great eye
for that Restoration Hardware style.
See that Umanoff counter height stool? There were three of them when I first arrived! Somebody
made off with a pair of them. That's the first time I've ever even SEEN counter height Umanoff
stools! That little drop leaf formica table was pretty cool too. Hey, is that a Drexel Profile lamp?
Have you EVER seen a Drexel Profile table lamp before? Not this guy! Cool stuff all around this
joint. If ya couldn't make it to the sale, there will probably be more sales like this in the future
because they seem to be doing pretty good. Let's hope! And maybe next time I won't be
planning on being out of town during the sale and be able to set up too!