Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Getting "Snaked". It Happens to Even the Most Vigilant of Us! Status Update: Gone as of 11/25/10 ::sob::


So I (and quite a few other "scavengers") spotted this beautiful Danish Retro sofa on Craigslist a few weeks ago. The Seller was offering it for ONLY $40!!! FOURTY DOLLARS....AMERICAN!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oooh...Chilly Nights just Beckon for a Warm Fire...a warm Mid Century Modern Fire! Status: let's, two, three...yup that's a collection.


Can't hardly wait to buy some wood to burn up out here on the patio! Plus we gotta buy some wood for the real fireplace inside for the "for real" winter anyway.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Is it Ironic that I Can't Stand Cigarettes but I Can't Resist a Cool Looking Ashtray? Status: Unused...lately anyway.


Is it irony or am I a hypocrite? I seriously can't stand Cigarettes (though the occasional wiff from a quality Cigar seems to be OK) but I Love all the cool vintage ashtrays and match boxes!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Moving stuff around in the Garage yesterday..."Found" this! Status: Top Broke Into A Thousand Little Pieces & Base / Chairs Are Gone.


Now isn't this just a match made in heaven? Don't they all look like they were just meant for one another? Can you believe I forgot I had this table stuck in the Garage?

Monday, October 25, 2010

More Great Bedroom Furniture at The Salvation Army Thrift Store. Lane & Kroehler Dressers. Status: There when I left 10-21-10.


The Kroehler set has been at this store since I spotted the Brutalist set a few weeks ago. I'm kind of surprised it hasn't been snatched up yet. The other Lane set is a new arrival and I don't think it'll be there long!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Old School vs. New School A V for the Coctail Lounge Living Room. Status: Pop in an 8 Track and Watch the Party Break Out!


For this evenings Lounge entertainment we have Vinyl, 8 Track tape, Cassette tape, Radio (NPR Mostly!), CD, MP3, and DVD. Name your Poison!

Friday, October 22, 2010

You Gotta Get Up Pretty Early In the Morning to Out "Snake" This Guy! Verner Panton Chairs by Vitra. Status Update: Gone


Ah, the classic (and very Classy if I may say) Verner Panton "S" Chair. Simple and Elegant, no? Combined with modern materials and construction techniques these attributes are, as they ever were, Timeless!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's "TIME" (ha ha ha...get it? "time"?) for a Flip Clock Post! Status: I KILL me!


This little guy, a Copal, is the only Flip Clock I have that Doesn't have a radio. The rest; a Lloyd, a GE, and two Panasonics all are sporting tunes.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Let There Be Light...and there was light...and it was Fabulous!!! Status: Illuminating


We picked this beautiful Table / Lamp up at an estate sale on the World Famous "Hill" in South St. Louis a few years ago. I almost didn't buy it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The beautiful weather of Autumn is upon us. We can finally enjoy our patios without all the Sweat and 'Skeeters. Status: Sought and Found.


Finding this set of Bertoia side chairs for my patio was a hard fought battle. I fell for the design years ago. I halfheartedly tried to pick up a set here and there from Ebay but only sets that were within driving distance. Shipping kills all the fun.

Monday, October 18, 2010

What a Picture Perfect Day here in St. Louis! Glad I have so many Cameras! Status: how do I hook these to my computer?


The last time I dropped some pics here of my "Proto" camera collection I said that I needed a camera that fits between a piece from the 1940s and the 1970s. I found a couple at the Wentzville Flea Mkt. a few weeks ago that fit the bill.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Brought more good stuff home from Belleville Flea Mkt! Status: Available Soon!


I just can't stop myself.  I bought this within 5 minutes of arriving at the Flea Mkt!  I'm gonna clean up the vinyl even though it's a little beat up.  Then it's on the market!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Some "New" Goodies that I Had Just Layin' 'Round Still in Bags! Status: Recently Seeing The Light Of Day.


I think (Secondhand) Hannah mentioned something like this on her Blog. Or maybe it was just a conversation we had. I can't remember exactly, but it seems like I walk in the front door after a day Thrift Shopping and just drop the bags to get busy doing something else, then forget all about the bags for a few days!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

So this guy goes to New Orleans for Halloween every year.... Status: no Joke!

Wouldn't this make a great Paint By Numbers?
Dscn0305 Voodoo Blues 16 color Edit

Yeah, I've been to St. Louis' sister city, New Orleans La., every year for Halloween for the last maybe dozen or more years less the Halloween directly after the Katrina hurricane. This obsession was fostered by both my Mom (who LOVES New Orleans) and my Best Friend from school (who LOVES Anne Rice). So you see, It was written.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Shees...the stuff that follows me home. Status update: The Chair is gone but the Hairpin Leg Table is available.


Yup these two guys followed me home (yes, followed...they were in the back of the there!) along with a couple bags of other "smalls". Wanna see?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Brutality courtesy of Lane Furniture. Mod Brutalist Bedroom set in the manor of Paul Evans. Status: Gone.


This bedroom set was still sitting in the Salvation Army (54 Grandview Plz Shp Ctr Florissant, MO 63033-6105 (314) 921-5761) when I left this afternoon.  (Update 08/29/14 - Just found out this line by Lane is called "Pueblo"!)

Monday, October 11, 2010

J & P's Edelweiss - Antiques and Collectibles - Alton Illinois. A great place to comb through looking for smalls. Status: Packed to the gills.


This is another shop in Alton Illinois (435 E Broadway Alton, IL 62002 - [618] 465-0645) that I frequent. There is so much stuff in here you can really kill a day picking through all of it.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A classic beauty. '60s era Lane Step End Tabel with Drawer. ROCK SOLID...and heavy. Lane didn't mess around. Status: Gone.


The legs really make this side table.  Very Danish Modern, while the two tiered top keeps it classy.  Not really sure how to describe the lower top.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Overman Pod chair. Modtomic loved...Cat approved. Status: Gone to New Orleans.


Just picked this up yesterday (Craigslist) and looks like Kennedy (the Cold War kittie) has already staked his claim. It was already covered in some kind of animal hair so I'm letting him have his way with it for the moment.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cheap Art! Cheap Art! it's everywhere....EVERYWHERE!!! I see it - I buy it. Status: always lookin' for more


While the mat surrounding this amazing Asian inspired oil painting leaves much to be desired, at only $15 at the flea market...this was a great find. I'm not tripping over and pushing these out of the way at the thrift stores but I have found a fair number of my collection there.

Friday, October 1, 2010