Friday, December 26, 2014
Last Weekend, While Out Takin Care Of All Sorts Of Running Around, We Managed To Scavenge A Couple Of Thrifts. All I Managed To Find Was A Nice Selection Of Paul McCobb Dinner Ware, But It Certainly Brightened Up My Day! Status: Collected.
I'm not usually smitten with shiny, slick porcelain dinner ware like this but really, who can resist them some Contempri / Jackson China by Paul McCobb? "Not I" said the fly! This isn't your standard frilly antique porcelain dinner ware, no Sir. These designs are of the conservative restraint and functionality we have come to expect of all Paul McCobb's designs.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Brutalism And Fancy Fishes! Who Needs Curtis Jere Or Flights Of Birds? The Style Smacks Of William Freidel But The Piece Doesn't Appear To Be Signed. Status: Available.
When I went out to pick up the pair of Pearsall style chairs I featured last time here on Mr. Modtomic I was lucky enough to find this exceptional vintage modern wall sculpture available as well. Of course I had to grab it up and now it's available out at Creve Coeur too.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
The VERY Day We Were To Have Our Annual Nightmare Before I Had To Take A Couple Hours And Pick Up This Pair Of Adrian Pearsall Style Lounge Chairs. Status: GONE.
Yes, this fabulous pair of living room chairs are currently available in my booth at The Antique Mall of Creve Coeur. It took great effort to get them there too, since I should have been cleaning the house in preparation for our yearly Halloween / Christmas party.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Apparently There Was A Pair Of Overman Highback Swivel Armchairs Available At The St. Vincent Thrift, But The Other Had Already Been Snatched Up. I Was A Little Disappointed Until I Found Out This One Was Half Off! Status: Needs Some Feet / GONE.
This Overman lounge chair was just a lucky find. I had already picked up a large dining table and five dining chairs and did not anticipate having to find more room in the back of Frank for this! Did I mention that the furniture was half off this particular day?
Monday, December 15, 2014
Last Evening The Girlfriend And I Presented Our Annual Nightmare Before Christmas Party And My Good Friend Illuminate (Who We Haven't Seen In A While) Came To Hang With Us. Then Today She Texted Me Some Ridiculous Pics From A Local Goodwill. Status: Had To Share!
Yes, you are reading that tag right. ONE THOUSAND AND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. Would you pay $1,500 for ANYTHING from a goodwill? And that is for just ONE piece of a three piece set! ::Sigh:: This is what happens when someone gets a little bit of a lot of information.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
We've Been To Chicago Many A Time, Yet This Thanksgiving Was Our First Visit To The Lincoln Antique Mall. Contained Within You'll Find All The Good Stuff I'm Sure You'll Love. Status: Awaiting Your Visit.
I've been meaning to get by here and check out this place for ages. This past Thanksgiving the Girlfriend and I finally...well, remembered. Good thing. Love the place!
Monday, December 8, 2014
Yesssss... I FINALLY Found An Appropriate Top For The Florence Knoll Table / Desk Base That Has Been MOCKING Me For Months! The Top? A Maybe Two Hundred Pound Slab Of Beautiful Polished Granite. Beautiful, No?! Status: Available.
Damn, looking at this combo again now, hours later, I'm kinda wondering if maybe I should be keeping this! I've already got a Florence Knoll dining table and I think this would fit nicely in the kitchen as my computer desk. Hmmm.
Friday, December 5, 2014
I Know It Seems A Strange Thing To Complain About, But Am I Cursed To Find Odd Number Sets?! Then Again, Do You Think I Thought About Leaving Even ONE Of These Early Bertoia Side Chairs Behind? Status: Restore / Flip?
What a crumby day to shoot blog pics. At least it wasn't actually raining...or even cold for that matter. But beautiful Sun light? Forget about it. Thankfully I was only shooting these Five white Bertoia side chairs, so the lack of brilliant color wasn't so much an issue. Five? Yup, the curse lives on.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Out And About Today To Pick Up Some Craigslist Goodies, I Stopped By A Couple Of Thrifts And Found This Cool Retro TV Lamp And A Weird Bit Of PC Electronica. Status: Strange Blog-fellows / lamp = GONE.
This vintage TV lamp really isn't Modern or Atomic...but it is Retro, and we do Retro around these here parts. The mysterious black box...well, it'd be a mystery then wouldn't it?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Yes Indeed, It HAS Been Too Long. How About Another Vintage Modern Shop Tour? While In Chicago Over Thanksgiving We Paid A Visit To An Orange Moon, An Amazing Independent Shop Filled With All Manner Of Beautiful Treasure. Status: Awaiting Your Visit.
Yeah, you may have noticed a slight change of posting schedule lately. Mr. M just hasn't had the wear with all and or time to keep up with daily posting lately. Rest assured, I'm not abandoning you, my loyal readership...but we're both gonna have to adjust our expectations. Daily blogging is tough! In the mean time...let's take a look through another beautiful shop. This time in the Windy City, Chicago.