Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cool Stuff @ The Salvation Army That I Didn't Buy! Status: Languishing In The Basement.


This American of Martinsville five drawer dresser looks so cool in Gloss Black with a Gloss White top. It was just a little too pricey at $75 for me to bring it home.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Time To Check Out Another Cool Shop Here In St. Louis. Retro 101. Status: Schoolin' Us In Retro

After a pretty good morning getting rid of things in the Garage and an EPIC FAIL while trying to load a large oval smoke glass table top (earned a nice future scar for my stupid effort) I made a little trip to Retro 101 in the Cherokee Street Vintage Shopping Area.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Before And After Time! Eh, Just Some Pics Of The New Sofa In The Spare Bedroom Really. Status: Full Day's Project.


Guest Bedroom - Big Brown "Sectional" & Polished Stone Mosaic Table

Top is After, Bottom is Before. It took me all day to get the two "old" sofas and bookcase out of here and the two "new" sofas and bookcase in. That bookcase barely made it through the door...and barely fits!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Starbursts Vs. Amoebas. Oooh...The Battle Is ON! Status: On Like Donkey Kong!


Which do YOU think better represents the Mid-Twentieth-Century Aesthetic? Vote for your favorite!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Where's Eero? Please Tell Me You "Get It". Status: Diamond In The Rough?


Yes my friends, that is an Eero Saarinen (designed the Gateway Arch!) executive chair by Knoll stuffed in there. It might be coming home with me tomorrow along with a half dozen of his buddies!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Paint By Numbers...The Great Equalizer? Art For The Everyman? Art...For Thee Peoples! Status: Eez Good Comrad.


What could be More American than a Paint By Numbers Painting? OK, so maybe we aren't a nation of Do It Yourselfers Anymore, but it seems like we once were.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

(100th Post!) Two Of The Cool "Finds" From Unique Thrift Store. Status: A. Needing Little TLC - B. Needing Info


This Triptych set was found at Unique Thrift the other day. I kinda hemmed and hawed over their purchase. I just wasn't sure about them. I'm glad I bought them.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cool New Retro Coasters from the French Market in New Orleans. Status: Lookin' Good


I usually stroll through the French Market in New Orleans just to do the "touristy" thing and maybe pick up a T-shirt or two, some sunglasses and a new wallet.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How To Create an Ad Like Mine! Status: feeling generous.

I get e-mails from time to time asking how I'm able to put so many pictures in my ads when Craigslist only gives you the option for Four total pics. I'm happy as a clam to help anybody out I can. It really sucks seeing the same seller with 15 or 20 ads taking up half a page of a Search. I don't know if having all my stuff in just 2 ads is a selling advantage or not but it sure makes it easier on me! I DO know that having crisp clear Pics that the buyer can click on to see larger pics IS an advantage.

Got Off Work Early Today and Stopped By the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Found a Nice China Cab. Status: Service With A Smile!


Sorry for the poor image quality. Bad lighting coupled with a camera phone equals, well...this. I assure you, besides the minor damage to this piece, the china cabinet is quite striking (as well as VERY reasonably priced!).

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How NOT to Inquire about a Craigslist Ad. Status: Denied

Today I received an inquiry about the Vitra Verner Panton "S" chairs that I have available on my Craigslist ads. I found these chairs a few weeks ago on Craigslist somewhat under priced. I usually wait a little longer than a month to re-list an item. What follows is why.

Lovin' Me Some Green Lamps People! Cuz All the Good Things in Life Are Green...like Pesto....and Money. Status: Ambient


I'm not sure how I ended up with so many Green Lamps. I don't really collect by design so much. I just buy what strikes me.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Feelin' Kinda Bluesy Today, Well..Blue and Gold Anyway. Wanna See Some of My Glassware? Status: Lookin' to get Filled.


This is a Big Ol' snack bowl that I procured from the Big Bend Antique Mall. I got the cool blue and gold drink glasses behind it from the same place. Pretty cheap too.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

There are Gonna Be a Number Of "New Orleans" Posts Over The Next Few Days. This Is My Kinda French Quater Shop. Collectible Antiques on Decatur. Status: French Quarter Treasure Hunt!


Oooh, I do love to dig through a shop that is just packed full of all crazy whatnots! Bonus...it's in the French Quarter of New Orleans! When you've had enough you can walk across the street and get a Hurricane or a Bloody Mary!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Picked Up Some Goodies in the French Quarter. It's Not The Bargain Capitol of the World, Being Able to Recognize Russel Wright Under a Thick Layer of Dust Helps! Status: Added to the China Cab.


This is all Russel Wright Iroquois Casual China. It was stuck inside a wooden fruit crate turned on it's side under a layer of dust in an under lit Junque shop in the French Quarter. Mr. Modtomic LOVES a challenge!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fresh Back From the Big Easy! Had a Great Time. Check out one of My Favorite Shops in New Orleans Called Neophobia. Status: Very Far From (my) Home!


I absolutely LOVE this shop! I have to stop in at least once every time I make it to New Orleans. They have the coolest stuff you'll ever find. I wish I could take it all home with me...but then the whole house would look like the Garage!!!