Monday, March 17, 2014
Saturday Was Mostly Spent On The Road Messing Around Central Illinois. We Started Out At The Belleville Flea Market And Ended Up In Springfield Illinois At The Barrel Anique Mall. Status: Tons Of Good Stuff!
This place, Barrel Antique Mall Springfield Il., was a pleasant surprise. It's always nice to find a vendor in an antique mall hawking the Vintage Modern. Sometimes it's just a one or two...maybe a few...vendors with a piece or two available, but this place had booth after lovely booth of good stuff!
There were at least half a dozen booths all operated by the same vendor...or at least they all had the
same vendor number on the tags. This seller has SO MUCH stuff! Some of the booth spaces are
packed Real tight. Of course, not every cool piece here was from one vendor, there were the odd bits
and pieces that were in booths that they didn't quite fit into as well.
Tons and tons of smalls. Looking for a random piece from a random dish pattern? With a little
digging you might just find what ya need here. For those of you who collect Pyrex and similar items,
you'd have had a field day. Actually, anybody who likes to dig for treasure would love this place.
Except for the Milo Baughman chairs (featured yesterday) and the Knoll Max Pearson chairs shown
above there wasn't much by way of designer name furniture. Actually, now that I think of it, there
wasn't a lot of vintage modern furniture to begin with. This place is mostly rife with the smalls.
Those Ben Seibel Roseville Raymor had me fooled for a moment.
Those Raymor lidded dishes were the first items that really grabbed my attention. I was facing a
different booth when the girlfriend pointed them out. I hadn't even noticed the rest of the items in the
booth yet and I thought maybe these would be under prices. I asked The Girlfriend to read off the
price and she said they were $3.50!
HA! I was ready to grab them all up when I looked at a tag on another of them. They were $37.50
each. The "5" had rubbed off the tag on that first one she had picked up. Dang! I was ready to clean
the joint out. Sadly, those beautiful Raymor / Seibel dishes had to be left behind. More for the real
collector to find later.