Friday, July 20, 2012
Maybe The Coolest Thing I've Ever Seen At An Antique Mall. Wookie Head Mount Spotted In Indianapolis Indiana. Status: Weird-baka
On the one hand, I kinda hope it's a mask....cuz a Wookie head trophy is just....not right. Then again...putting a Wookie mask on is kind of...Hannibal Vader. ::shudder:: But let us digress and take a walk around the Southport Antique Mall, Indianapolis Indiana. There's lots of less questionable items to feast your eyes upon, promise!
The Southport Antique Mall looks deceptively small. I assure you, it is not. We were in there a
Long, LONG time! I spotted an ad on craigslist posted by one of the vendors showing just the
kind of stuff I like so we made a little pit stop to see what else we might find.
Recognize these little guys? Yup, this is where I got the little Jax twins. They were a bargain too,
well compared to what you might pay for a full size pair on eBay anyway.
Yeah, there were a couple of dealers with big booths and good taste. I really liked that smoke
glass and chrome table. Sharp. They had a nice complete Broyhill Sculptra dining set and what
I believe are Dillingham end tables. What I really wanted to take home was the Freeform
dinnerware. Nice stuff.
This vendor had a sweet Broyhill Brasilia dining set available. The chairs, while not the typical
three "rung" back chairs, have the rare deep orange original birds fabric. The color AND the
birds ain't for me, but if I was going to go with original fabric, I'd want the rarer orange! I'd also
have to swap the seat pads over to typical chairs like mine. I know that these chairs appear in
the Brasilia catalog but I associated them with other lines like Broyhill Emphasis. Also, note all
that beautiful Blue Heaven dinerware! Nice big set, that. Can you spot the Ben Seibel bowls
that I brought home?
There were tons of vendors with just a piece or two of retro / vintage modern. Tables and
furniture in general - I'm figuring out - are a gamble. It just takes up so much real estate, but
selling a big piece can really help monthly sales. I used to snatch up all the chromecraft I
could to sell down in New Orleans. I've kinda fell off that wagon. New Orleans is a great
place to sell while on vacation by the way. They don't have nearly the good thrifts or craigslist
we do here in St. Louis!
Lots of vendors with lots of smalls. You could really load up here. I had to be good cuz we were
still fresh on the road. I didn't want to spend up ALL my dough before we even Got to the
Adirondacks! Hey Bopfish, recognize that automatic can opener?
Holy crap! Did I ever tell how much I love Redwing Bobwhite? Can't tell ya why but I do. I'll
find my set someday. This wasn't destined to come home with me though. They had a huge set
available with lots of serving goodies. Loving those lugged coup bowls. Even a statue with
More tables. Good stuff too. I really like that Formica and chrome table with what reminds me
of a Frank Lloyd Wright design on top. We have a similar one with bright red "cracked ice"
Formica that I can't ever see us parting with.
The joint has just about anything you could need to live in 1960 time capsule. Lots and lots of
dishes. It's amazing that something so easily broken as dinnerware survives this long. I don't know
if you are allowed to call your shop an "antique mall" if you don't have at least one booth full of
One of my favorite pieces here was this globe. Check it out...French West Africa. THAT is old!