Sunday, January 12, 2014
The Drive Out To Columbia Mo Friday Morning Was...In A Word: Crumby. But The Reward Was Great. Not Just The Takings But Also Finding A Great New Antique Mall To Check Out! Midway Antique Mall, Columbia Mo. Status: Sadly, So Far Away.
Finally, the temp rose above freezing and the highway was clear. I had purchased a dresser from a vendor at the Midway Antique mall over the phone with a credit card and needed to get out there and pick it up. Driving 230 miles in the rain wasn't pleasant but the effort was rewarded.
I only had so much room in the back of the car and well...so much money in my pocket, so a lot of
great stuff got left behind. That amazing green vinyl and bent wood chair is a Plycraft that I've never
seen before. I love the base. Great items like these were scattered all about the mall. I love this kind
of hunting and picking! What's the fun in finding an amazing chair in a shop full of amazing chairs?
The dishes are a Ben Seibel design. Not something I expected to find way out here in an antique mall
in the middle of Middle America! Knowing that there is a place to scrounge through near Columbia
that looks like I'll be able to find a couple pieces to pick up makes the trip out here to pick up
craigslist finds just that much easier to justify.
I came pretty close to buying this painting. It's so hard to find vintage modern original artwork, much
less at an affordable price. The chair is a Knoll / Bill Stephens design, but I've never seen one in a
task chair configuration. I'm not a fan of these chairs otherwise, but as a task chair it looks great!
Who'd have thought I find one this rare way out here?