Sunday, January 18, 2015
On Our First Day Here In New Orleans This Trip We Took A Moment To Stop By MCM Furnishings On Oak Street. It's A Small Joint With A Big Heart In An Upcoming Neighborhood. Status: Perused.
You just gotta admire the entrepreneurial spirit of folks who have jumped right in and opened up a bricks and mortar...or frame and siding, as the case may be. Mr. M has always been too cautious to give it a go (but also has it TOO good at Creve Coeur and The Shag!). MCM Furnishings is a little off the beaten path but worth dropping by.
If you've read Mr. Modtomic for any length of time, you know that I can appreciate a bargain...and by
association, I can guess that you do too. This is the kind of place where we feel most comfortable.
Sure, you're not likely to find the highest end items here at MCM Furnishings, but you'll probably
find what you need and be able to afford to haul it home with you that day.
I love the beautiful show room shops that could just as easily be selling on 1stDibs as much as
anybody, but at the end of the day I'm probably not going to be able to justify handing over the hard
earned cash for much of anything. The pieces that you're likely to find at MCM Furnishings may not
be 100% perfect, but they'll have style and character. Some of them will just need a little love and a
good polish to be near (enough, for us!) perfect.
Now, you know I'm not driving Ten hours to New Orleans to shop for stuff to bring back home to St.
Louis, but she has a Dunbar / Wormley coffee table in here (that somehow I failed to shoot a photo of
[???]) for pretty darn cheap. Yes, it is need of some cleanup and one of the hoop legs needs some
structural repair...but these go for WAY more than the asking here. I just about nabbed it up for
Two words: Shop Doggie! It's New Orleans, of course there's a shop pooch! The cynical part of me
says it's such a great marketing ploy. Nothing breaks the ice like a cute puppy and gets you taking,
except maybe free shots of tequila (I'm thinking of YOU Orange Moon!), but in truth it probably gets
boring sitting around these shops waiting for people to stop in and having a pet to share the day with
is probably a good idea.
So, while I fully recommend visiting MCM Furnishings alone, the best part is that you'll be right on
the outside edge of the Oak Street shopping district. It's a small couple of blocks of independent
shops and restaurants that you'll probably love and spend at least few hours browsing in. We shopped
at Rabbit Ears (where I DID end up leaving with a bargain to bring home...couldn't help myself!), the
girlfriend bought a pretty dress across the street and we had a fantastic dinner nearby at Jacque Imo's
(finally, after two other failed attempts!). There's more to New Orleans than The French Quarter and