Tuesday, September 30, 2014
No Videos Today. Vids Take Lots Of Time And A Mr. Just Didn't Have That Luxury Today. What He Does Have Is Too Many Living Room Tables! Status: Available.
I've actually got a matching long / narrow coffee table that matches this square cocktail / corner table, but I didn't have time to clean and shoot both this morning. Maybe I'll have time to shoot a video of both tomorrow, we'll see.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Another V-log Post?! Why Yes Indeedy! This Time I Give You: Tour De Booth 44 Green Shag Market. But Dang, The Booth Has Already Changed Since This! Status: Refilled
Friday, September 26, 2014
Wednesday Yielded A Plethora Mid Century And Danish Modern Goodies. This Pair Of Danish Style Lounge Chairs Were Part Of That Haul. I Shot A Video Instead Of The Usual 8 To 12 Photo Format. Enjoy! Status: Already Gone.
Well, OK...I did shoot ONE photo for the blog. Now that I think of it, I should have shot more, you know...for the craigslist ad. Ugh...now I'll have to drag 'em back outside and set up again. It's hard out here for a pimp.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Sorry I've Been Absent The Last Couple Days. Been Busy 'Round Here, But I've Got A Great Pair Of Armchairs To Share With You Today. Just The First Part Of A Nice Midweek Haul. Status: Already Gone.
A (REALLY) good friend of ours hooked me up with a friend of their's who was paring down their household in preparation for moving to a smaller apartment. Our friend thought I might be interested in some of the items available. Boy were they right!
Monday, September 22, 2014
Ah, Finally. I'm Able To Shoot And Edit Decent Video...And I Didn't Spend A Dime. I - Am - So - Cheap! Just Downloaded Microsoft Movie Maker. It Edits The MP4 Files My Phone Uses To Store HD Video. So Let's Look At Booth 307 Again...This Time In REAL Video. Status: Better.
C'mon, yeah it's kind of a re-run, but it's a much improved re-run! Of course, I've still got lots to learn and more improvements will come, but at least you'll be able to see some detail now. So come on in and check out Booth 307...again!
Saturday, September 20, 2014
You Just Never Know When The List Is Gonna Pony Up The Good Stuff. This Is The Third Designer Score This Week, And I've Always Wanted A Warren Platner / Knoll Easy Chair And Ottoman. Status: Crossed Off The Bucket List / Already Gone.
Who doesn't love a classic mid century modern design like the Warren Platner Easy Chair and Ottoman? Years ago I spotted a set of Lounge Chairs on the Kansas City craigslist but I was just a little too late to get those. This acquisition soothes that fail quite a bit!
Friday, September 19, 2014
This Rather Pedestrian Looking Pair Of Square Tables Found Their Way To The Back Of Frank Wednesday Night After Work. Why You Ask? Two Names: Eames & Miller! Status: Available.
If not for the ridiculously low asking and the odd shape (I've never seen square tops before) I might have passed on this pair. Plus, the seller had other interested parties. But, I got a call back from him and we made arrangements. Couldn't back out after that.
Did A Little Craigslist Shopping Last Night And Brought Home Lots Of Dining Options. This Paul McCobb - Irwin Collection By Calvin Dining Set Had Sat On C-list For Nearly A Week Before I Noticed It! Luckily, I Was The Buyer Who Was The First To Suss It Out. Status: Gone.
I recall taking a passing look at this dining set on craigslist Wednesday evening and not thinking much about it but then it passed my eyes again a little later and I noticed the brass bracing under the chairs and table. I'd seen that before. Paul McCobb. Five minutes of research later and I was firing off an email!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Weekend Provided Such Beautiful Weather That We Got Our Butts Up Early And Hit The Flea Market. Didn't Find Much But I Did Bring Home This Great Set Of Decorative Cat Plaques. Status: Wanting Some Rattle Can Love.
Yep, I put together another video today. I'm still working with the same hardware and software, but I'm getting better at putting it all together. I did a little research today and looked at some new cameras online. Maybe sometime soon I'll have a better quality product to present.
Monday, September 15, 2014
It's Been A Little Lean 'Round These Parts Lately. I Didn't Make It To The Flea The Weekend Before Last And Sunday Was Kind Of A Bust Too. At Least The Trifts Still Deliver. Found This Buffet Server Pot And A Nice Frankoma Teapot Over The Weekend. Status: Collected.
I haven't been scouring the thrifts lately and thus haven't been finding that much by way of goodies. Even so, I did manage to drag home a nice pair of pots - one "tea" and one "soup". Both in perfect condition!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sorry I Missed You Folks Yesterday. It Took Me A Little Longer Than I Anticipated To Put Together This Video Blog Post. This Time It's A Danish Lounge Chair That I've Had Sitting In The Garage For A While. Status: Available Soon.
I found a set of cushions at the Goodwill a few days ago and had to pull this Danish Lounge Chair frame out of the garage to see if they'd work. Verdict? Mixed results. Click through to check out a video!
Friday, September 12, 2014
Wanna See What $8.50 Got Mr. Modtomic At The Goodwill This Afternoon? No, It Wasn't An Epic Haul But Neither Was It Too Shabby For An Unscheduled Stop. Status: Satisfied.
You KNOW Mr. M cannot resist some silver fade Dorothy Thorpe style bar ware! The funny thing is, they were half the price of the "rocks" glasses I picked up too. Both the cashier and myself could do little more than twist our faces up In bemusement and shrugg.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Just Some More Random Smalls From Around The Way And Even A Pair Of The Girlfriends Starburst Salt And Pepper Shakers. She Won't Be Giving Up Those Any Time Soon But The Starburst Bud Vase And The Surfer Girl Tiki Mug Will Soon Be Tagged Up For The Booth. Status: Smalls.
The lack of larger items for the time being is perhaps a blessing in disguise. I really don't have room for anything but the most special finds right now, and my motto of striking while the iron is hot keeps me from passing on a lot of good stuff...so the joint is packed at the moment.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
I Picked Up Some Seriously Seventies Smalls Over The Weekend: A Misrepresented "Wire Sculpture" And An Awesome Magazine Rack. Alas, That Was About It For The Weekend! Status: Awaiting Further Instructions.
I can't really decide if I want to keep this lot or offer it up in the booth(s). The "Magazine" rack fits right in with our living room / cocktail area (if we could use it - it's a mess right now) and the Wire Sculpture has me intrigued.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Oh How I Wish There Were More Vintage Modern Vendors Here At The Antique Mall Of Creve Coeur. There Are A Couple Others, But This Is A BIG Place. I Don't Want A Monopoly! Status: Other Vendors Stuff.
If I didn't already have one of these (OK, I think mine is a 9 bottle rack but still, I think I've caught my limit!) I would have snatched this Arthur Umanoff steel and leather wine rack right up. But I didn't and as a result...You Can!
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Wanna Take A Quick Look Around Mr. Modtomic's Booth At The Antique Mall Of Creve Coeur? If You'd Like To See More Short Videos Please Let Me Know In The Comments! Status: Just For Fun!
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Again, I Lied...Or Was Mistaken (Which Sounds Much Better). I Found Yet Two More Items That I Picked Up On The 127 Corridor World's Longest Yard Sale. Plus Some Other Odds And Ends. Status: Some Available, Some Keepers.
Yet another thrift / flea / yard sale haul. Some of this is already available, some will be available and some is four us. It's weird how I keep finding a few more bits and pieces from our 127 Corridor road trip. It's the road trip that keeps on giving!
Friday, September 5, 2014
Rack 'Em Up! We Might Slowly Be Falling Victim To The Digital Age, But I'm Betting That You, Just Like Mr. Modtomic And The Girlfriend, Still Have Lots Of Lovely Magazines Laying 'Round Your Joint. Get Yourself A Vintage Magazine Rack And Display 'Em In Style My Friend! Status: Available.
I didn't realize how many of these vintage modern magazine racks I've managed to procure as of late. Show here are just three of the maybe 8 or 10 total we have around the house. Many are actually in use, so it's not that embarrassing. I think though, it may be time to cull the herd.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Getting Back To Small Items Again. This Is A Rather Eclectic Mix And That's Just What You Need In An Otherwise Pretty Focused Antique Mall Booth. Status: Ready For Cleanup.
I picked up each one of these items about a month apart. The bamboo wine rack was the latest find and it came from the Goowill where as the stone bull and the plastic starburst candle holders both were flea finds. Everything but the bull needs to be cleaned a little but they'll all be tagged up soon.
Monday, September 1, 2014
I Don't Know...Is This A Travesty Or Utter Brilliance? Personally, I Love It. I Think This Danish Modern Inlaid Tile Drop Leaf Table Top Looks Fantastic Attached To This Florence Knoll Base...But I Won't Have To Live With It. Status: Hot Or Not?
I picked up the Florence Knoll base with half of a (LARGE) walnut conference table top. Unfortunately, since it was just half a top, there is a full edge that is unfinished. That top isn't marked Knoll either, so I don't even know if it was original. I kicked around the idea of cutting that top down to a desk size but then I found this!