Wednesday, March 25, 2015
We Made Our First Flea Market Visits Of The Season Last Weekend. It Being So Early In The Season, It Was No Surprise We Didn't Come Home Overloaded With Goodies. Still, This Little Double Gooseneck Desk Lamp Was A Nice Find. Status: Gone.
Dang but I had a lot of lamps hangin' around here waiting to head down to the booth at The Green Shag Market. I say "Had" 'cuz I finally took a load of them and some other good stuff down there just this afternoon.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Being From St. Louis And Seeing The Gateway Arch Every Day On My Way To Work, Mr. Modtomic Is A Big Fan Of Eero Saarinen. So When I Can Procure A Beautiful Set Of Knoll / Saarinen Armchairs I Of Course Jump At The Chance! Status: Available.
As office chairs go, the Eero Saarinen armchair is absolutely one of the most stylish choices, but just by looking at these chairs here on the innernets what you are missing is how seriously comfy these chairs are.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Years In The Making And It's Finally Here! This Classically Beautiful Maison Jansen Rocking Chair Was A Wreck When I Found It In Kansas City, But A Quick Polish Of The Chrome And A Long Stay With Mr. Swift The Upholsterer For The Seating Surfaces Breathed New Life Into This Formerly Forlon Gem. Status: Available.
To me there is nothing so cool as a classic that has been thoroughly messed with. Remember Falco? You know...Rock Me Amadeus! OK, maybe that wasn't a great example...but you know what I mean!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
CanaDanish Modern? Who Knew That Canada Made Such Spectacular Vintage Modern Furniture? I Still Don't Have A Name For The Manufacturer Though. Can Anybody Help Out? Status: Mystery / Gone.
Sweet weekend score, right?! Have you ever seen a set like this before? I've only seen a piece similar to this at An Orange Moon in Chicago, but that was a buffet and while it did have a similar base, the details were different. No markings in the drawers for ID on it either.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Ahhh...Last Weekend The Weather Was Absolutely Splendid. I Guess The Warmth Has Spurred Sellers Since Criagslist Has Seemed To Really Pick Up. Speaking Of Picking Up...This Quartet Of Eames / Miller Chairs In Green Alexander Gerard Hopsak Were Picked Up Last Weekend Too! Status: Gone.
Yup, the Polar Vortex has gone home for the year (we hope) and the sub freezing days with it. This whole week it's been fantastic here in St. Louis. Sunday was the criagslist bonanza day for me last weekend. Along with the Drexel chest I featured a couple days ago I managed to bring this beautiful set of Eames Shell Stackers home too.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
I've Got Real High Hopes For This Endeavour. I'm Not Totally Sold...Yet, But They Are Saying All The Right Things So Far. Spring Is Just Around Corner So We'll See How The St. Louis Swap Meet Turns Out Pretty Soon! Status: Anticipation!
I SO want to get excited about this, but having been right in the middle of the mid 90s thru mid 00s local music boom here in St. Louis, and watched great band after great band fail to get any traction in the wider market...I just can't bring myself to hold my breath. But I hope I'm wrong!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
I Had Friday Off Work And Took The Opportunity To Check A Half Dozen Or So Thrifts, Coming Home Mostly Empty Handed. Then Saturday I Tried The Estate Sale Scene And Scored A Little, But Sunday Was The REAL Breaking Of The Ice. Status: Available.
It's been ages since the last time I picked up some nice bedroom pieces and even longer since finding any Drexel to offer in either of the booths. I've been itching to get some dressers and chests in the both and this Drexel Profile chest is perfect since it can be either a chest of drawers OR a dining room bar!
Friday, March 6, 2015
There's Something Magical About Finding Not Only A Matched Pair Of 3 Way Vintage Lamps But Also Their Matching Matched Pair Of Lamp Shades. That Was Kind Of A Mouth Full! Status: Gone!
Yeah, I KNOW! Number Four and Five! What? You haven't been keeping count? I have found three other lamp bases JUST like these, though none have had the original shades with them. One has already found a new home and the other two are waiting for new shades.