Sunday, November 23, 2014
Last Night We Decided To Try The Dinner Menu At Rooster On Grand. Since We Were Mere Footsteps From Rocket Century, A Visit With Proprietor Kristina Seemed Like A Good Idea. Shot A Little Video While Hanging Out. Status: Perused.
Never had a chance to hang out at Rocket Century and groan and sigh over all the pretty things you'd totally want to haul home? Well, here's an opportunity to see what you've been missing. I'm still on the upward stroke of the video learning curve, but I think this is my best one yet.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Yea!!! Look At All That Melted Snow...Wait. Well, You Know What I Mean. It's Gone. In Its Place: Five More Erik Buck Teak Dining Chairs. That Makes An Even Dozen. Status: Finally.
I've had Seven of these Erik Buck dining chairs floating around here for ages now. You know I can't stand having uneven sets, right? So those Seven have been pushed both to the back of the garage as well as my brain. Not so anymore.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Sorry About Being So MIA Lately. No (Good) Excusses, Just Lazy And Adjusting To The SUDDEN Cold The Midwest Has Been Slathered In. Here's A Couple Smalls I've Picked Up Lately What Be Headed To The Shag. Status: Available.
Sorry, I know... No no, I haven't been avoiding you! No really, it's not you...it's me. I've been kinda lame. Once it got cold I just stopped. Pretty much stopped everything but going to work and keeping the booths stocked.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
After Moving More Items From My Booth At The Shag I Figured It Might Be Time To Get The Holiday Items Down There. It Took Forever To Get That BIG Tree Up! Status: Jingle All The Way!
Just 38 days left until Christmas! You got your shopping done? If not, well...keep in mind that small businesses REALLY appreciate your patronage...and are about the only place you're probably gonna find a 7 foot tall aluminum "Sparkler" Christmas tree!
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Name Ward Bennett Rang A Bell, The Craftsmanship Caught My Eye And The Price Sold Me On This Leather And Ash Lamp Table. Status: Farm Fresh.
I haven't found many tables like this on the web to compare this to but I have seen a couple on 1stDibs. That doesn't necessarily indicate a "home run", but it's a good sign none the less. And, this one isn't so much perfect...but for Eight bucks? C'mon!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em...At Least Until You Can Beat 'Em! Yes, I Have Joined The Throngs Of Knockoff Eames Lounge Chair Owners Out There. But Rest Assured, It's Just A Place Keeper! Status: Temporary.
At a Third of the full online price, picking up this "Angus" Eames Lounger & Ottoman from a craigslist seller was a no brainer. It's basically brand new...with a few minor issues.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Sunday Night, Upon Arriving Home After Dropping By CCAM To Pays My Rent, This Sprung Up On Craigslist...And Right Back Out The Door I Went. A Genuine Jens Risom / Knoll Chair? Yes, Thank You! Status: Soon To Be Avialable.
Well, this ain't an every day occurrence! Genuine Knoll, well known designer pieces for bargain prices (even on craigslist) are always a welcome if infrequent find. Luckily I spotted this one about an hour after it was listed. A half hour later it was in the back of the car.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Phwew...This Fall Has Kept Mr. Modtomic Busy Haulin' New Stock To Both Antique Malls. I Never Truely Expect That I'll Do So Well...So It Feels Pretty Darn Good When I Do! Status: Video Walk Through.
Update!!! I've Uploaded A New Version That Isn't "Sketchy" Like Before. Much Easier On The Eyes!!!
Yup, I know that not everybody appreciates a Video Blog Post, but I just gotta do one once in a while. Turn your sound down if you're at work and enjoy the show!
Sunday, November 9, 2014
That Booth Of Mine, Down There At The Green Shag Market, Keeps Changing And Changing! The Big Brown Sofa Moved And The Space Was Sparse, So A Little Delivery Was In Order. Status: Restocked!
So I never did get an opportunity to shoot and feature the gorgeous long brown sofa that I had in here, but thankfully Nick (of Midcentury Midwest) shot a few photos while it was in there...if you'd like to take a peek! But it went by by quite quickly, so I had to bring in more stuff!
Friday, November 7, 2014
I've Featured The Treasure Aisle Antique Mall Before, But Something Was A Little Different This Time. There Just Wasn't Quite The Selection Of Vintage Modern That I've Come To Expect This Time Around. Still, For A Midwest Antique Mall...It's Not Too Shabby A Place To Shop. Status: Change Of Vendors?
I'm not sure if there a just a number of new vendors or if the current crew are changing their tune, but the stock of what WE like to find seemed kinda thin at Treasure Aisle this visit. I'm hoping it's not a trend.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Of Course, While I Was Down South Slacking...I Still Had To Rake Through Craigslist Every So Often. The Last Day There I Turned Up This Pair! Status: Knockoffs...But Still Attractive.
Even though these are SO not Knoll / Bertoia they will still do the job and look good doing it...and lighten a pocket book considerably less doing so. These popped up on craigslist during the last few hours I was in New Orleans. I had e-mails out on a number of items all weekend but this was all that panned out.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
As Promised Yesterday, Here's A Little Walk Through Tour Of Loisel Vintage Modern - New Orleans. Here In The Big Easy, This Is The Joint Where You'll Find What You're Looking For! Status: Well Stocked.
If you've been reading Mr. Modtomic for about Four years you may remember this place as Neophobia. While the name and ownership have changed, the good stuff inside is still the good stuff!
Monday, November 3, 2014
I Just Got Home From New Orleans And I Got Some Great Shots Of One Of My Favorite Shops There, But Then I Found This AMAZING Music Video Of The Broadway Antique Market (BAM) In Chicago And I Just HAD To Share! Status: Only 51 Days 'Til Christmas!
You've no doubt seen this photo heading up a post before...but that was over TWO years ago! Click through to enjoy a Pro shot video (hey, I'll get there some day) and see some of the fantastic item you might find there as well as a wonderfully sung song (that I think we can all can relate to) by Jordan Phelps.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Posting Live From NOLA! The Entire Modtomic Clan Dropped By A Nursery And I Spotted Some Pretty Cool Patio Furniture There. Come On In And Check It Out! Status: Big And Easy.
Momtomic and the Sis wanted to stop by American Aquatic Gardens and Gifts today and I just happened to be along for the ride. I didn't think I'd find anything we'd really be all that interested in but BAM, found some cool patio furniture...plus the place is just beautiful.