Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sorry For The Lateness. Got Back From Chicago Roadtrip Kinda Late Last Night. Brought Home Some Cool Stuff Though, Like This Pod....Thingy. Status: Epic Super Score? Who Knew!
Remember the pair of Broyhill Brasilia night stands I picked up at an estate sale a few weeks ago? They sold to a couple in Chicago and I drove up to deliver them. Jumped in the car (the Girlfriends new Ford Fiesta...40mpg!) at around 7:30am and hit the road. Didn't get back until after midnight. Lots of driving.
But along the way I stopped at a nice antique mall near Normal Il. called the Bronze Giraffe
and picked up this great hanging planter / candle holder thing (Turns out it's a Malcom Lealand
Hanging Totem for Architectural Pottery!) . It does have some candle smoke soot inside the
tops of the pods so I guess it was used for candles at some point but I keep picturing it with
Spider Ferns growing out of it.
This wasn't a super bargain as I think I paid about what I would have wanted for it...maybe
a little less - I gotta still feel like I got a deal and all - but it's in great shape. I gave it a carfull
looking over to be sure it wasn't cracked anywhere. The vendor had lots of great items available
besides this but I couldn't afford to bring it ALL home. I'll show you more of what is available
there tomorrow. This made the cut though. Remember too, I wasn't in my "moving van" of a
Focus Wagon...just a little Ford Fiesta, and I had to limit what bought because of size.
Of course, now I have to figure out where to install it! I'm thinking about putting it in the dining
room in the corner between the china cabinet and the buffet. It would look great right here in
the foyer too, suspended high above this entry table. Decisions decisions, it's rough having too
much cool stuff! I'd love to put plants in it but I'm afraid that water would drip out of the bottom
of it onto whatever is below it. I guess I'd have to probably hang it outside if I wanted to do that.
So the Chicago road trip was lots of fun...except for the traffic....on a SATURDAY. Sillyness.
It's almost as fast to take side streets with stop lights as it is to try the highway. Anyway, I met
up with the buyers, dropped off the night stands and then took off to check out some fun places
to shop. I wanted to get the Girlfriend and a buddy of mine a jacket each from the Alley on
Clark and then had just enough time to drop in at BAM (Broadway Antique Market) up north.
I even managed to find a couple of things there that I just had to bring home...and I took a ton
of pics. Stay tuned, all will be revealed!