Wednesday, July 29, 2015
I'm In The Middle Of Refinishing The Tops But The Summer Heat And Hummidity Have Put The Kabash On The Project Until Cooler Weather Returns. The Couple Hours Spent So Far Drenched Mr. M In Sweat...So We'll Wait For Lower Temps Before Continuing! Status: Almost There! Status:
I bought this sad little pair of Lane end tables at the Mid Century combined estate auction early this spring for a song. Kinda got what I paid for though. I figured they were priced about right to mess with learning proper sanding, staining and finishing work on. Huh, turns out I was right!
Friday, July 24, 2015
You Find All Sorts Of Containers At The Thrift Stores. Here We've Got A Couple Of Coffee Cups, A Small Planter And A Very Interesting Christmas Tree Stand. Status: Collected.
You like me? Always finding plastic bags with stuff wrapped in newspaper in 'em? It's the curse of the avid thriftbreaker. "Thriftbreak"? you ask? Yeah, it's apparently a hashtag used on twitter by those of us who scour the thrifts, fleas, estate sales and antique malls to show off or call for help in IDing items.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Fleas Were A Lil Rough On Ol' Mr. M Over The Weekend. I'm Not Much Of A Morning Person But If The Bird Wants Good Worms (As They Say) He's Got To Get There Early! Still, A Couple Of Pillows And A Big Painting Was All The Worm I Could Muster. Status: Soon To Be Available.
I LOVE flea markets. I mean LOVE THEM! Alas, it is an unreciprocated love at best. Sometimes the relationship feels downright hostile! This weekend for example...
Monday, July 20, 2015
I've Been Wanting To Find One Of These Chaise Lounges For Some Time Now. They Are Incredibly Comfortable And Although Some May Balk At Black And Chrome, Quite A Stylish Statement Piece. Status: Available.
It's not a real LeCorbusier LC4, of course. I'm not that lucky...and if it was the real deal I wouldn't be parting with it! Still, it's got style for miles and is so so comfy. Don't believe? Drop by the Antique Mall Of Creve Coeur and try it out!
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Like Many Others Out There, The Walt Disney World Polynesian Village Mug Is What Got My Motor Started In The Tiki Collecting World. My Mom Gave Me One Years Ago And I Was Off To The (Tiki Bar) Races. Status: Available.
Disney, the Fifties, Tiki...it all comes together in these fabulous frosted glass mugs. Oddly enough, they also sport the theater comedy and tragedy faces in Tiki guise. Having never been to the Polynesian Village I cannot say that the faces don't have anything to do with Tiki, but I still find it questionable.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
It's Been A Little While Since We've Taken A Look At The Booth Down At The Green Shag Market. A Lot Of Stuff Moved While We Were On Vacation So I Had To Restock. Status: All Waiting For You!
Is that a Maison Jansen rocking chair? Why yes it is! And it's been freshly re-upholstered in black suede. Black and chrome...classic! Stop by and take it for a spin...or...rock, or whatever.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Yes Yes, I Realize It's Been About A Month...But Half Of That Was My Being Trapped On A Deserted Island (St. Thomas USVI - Our 2015 Vacation). Here's A Cool Lamp And A Neat Glass Head From Recent Thriftbreak Excursions! Status: Soon To Be Available.
Yeah, after a couple of weeks off (believe me...there is NOTHING vintage modern to talk about on St. Thomas Island) it has been tough getting back on the horse. That and Flickr has messed with it's interface again, making it tougher to post from a phone.