Monday, January 31, 2011

Mod Fireplaces in Good Decorating and Home Improvement Encyclopedia. Status: Warm Pics for Cold Days.


Brrrr...we here in the St. Louis area are scheduled to receive yet ANOTHER winter storm over the next three days. Yep, 3 DAYS! Up to another foot of the fluffy stuff.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Let It Never Be Said That Mr. Modtomic is an Ungenerous Man. Status: Finally Thoroughly Thawed.

The evening went pretty much as planned. Arrived early enough to be there before any sane individual. Sat in the car until bored. Jumped out and pissed off the second person to arrive. Froze until morning.

Friday, January 28, 2011

If You're Reading This, Mr. Modtomic is Maybe a Little Crazy. Status: Cold & Bored.

If this posts, then I didn't come home and I'm waiting outside an estate sale starting at 10am Friday morning. What would make Mr. Modtomic sit outside in the dark all night?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Time to Start Thinking About Estate Sales Again! Status: Urged Forth by


I was poking around today and was inspired by Pam's posting about a light fixture she spotted at an Estate Sale. I decided to drag out some pics from some of the estate sales that I've been to in the past.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wormley? Nelson? McCobb? Baughman? Aarrgghh!!! Status: Driving Me Nuts.


Seems like I've seen a bazillion of tables like these in the past and I never paid much attention to the attribution...and of course now I can't find a comparable to save my life.  Ain't that just the way it goes?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Googie Biomorphic Goodness! What a Great Step Coffee Table. Status: Also Available.


Wow, the cool stuff that ends up on C-list! And really, Thank God (or whatever) for C-list! I can barely remember a world without it.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Not For the Arachnophobic! Classic "Spider Leg" Mid Century Modern Side Table. Status: Available.


The great thing about these tables: they not only look great but they can be easily stored in a closet! Pull it out and "bam" instant table!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dreaming of Spring. How Many More Days??? Status: Always in Full Bloom.


I've always wondered who Suma was. I'm just glad I found some of their art at the thrift store. I almost sold this once. The Girlfriend put the Kibosh on that!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Apparently I Gots a Thing For Clocks! Here Are a Few Of My Analog Beauties. Status: Tick Tick Tick Tick...


Maybe it's because I have a very "live for now" attitude (which gets me into lots of problems BTW) but I do seem to have some weird thing for clocks.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Remain Calm and Try Not To "Pan"ic...There's More Vintage Kitchenware. Status: Clean Lines and Super Stylish.


That's right, look close and you'll see a $10 price tag on the big skillet. Estate sale snag. The smaller one came from a thrift store.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Yesterday Was A Heartbreaking Day At The Modtomic Ranch. Status: Sad.


Sorry for the downer post. We had to put our little bundle of love down yesterday. I've put together a little "tribute" video of some cute pics I had of him.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Introducing: The Crazy Pan! What Can't It Do? Status: It's A Keeper Folks...Sorry.


Got it at the Goodwill quite a while back. Just another pan set to ad to my vintage kitchenware collection. It was covered in dried Bar-B-Que Sauce. At least I think it was Bar-B-Que sauce! I hope it was.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

More Mod. A Great Place To Master Your Mixology. Status: Soon To Be Available.


It's just waiting for me to give it a little TLC. It needs the base / foot painted and a top that goes under the glass. Easy as pie!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Isn't This Sew Great? Get It? "Sew" Great?! Status: Not Quitin' My Day Job.


Picked up this amazing vintage modern sewing machine a few years ago. It was lookin' all sad and lonely at the Goodwill down the street just beggin' to be taken home.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another Antique Mall Tour. Big Bend Antique Gallery. Status: Stones Throw From Treasure Aisle!


 Update! 01/07/11 High Resolution Video replaced Lo Res Video!  Check it out!

Another diamond in the rough! This is pretty typical of the Antique Malls here in the "fly over's". Unlike BAM in Chicago, you gotta dig a little to find those gems.

Monday, January 3, 2011

It IS Round! Columbus Was Right, I Got Proof! Status: Standing Tall (Look Inside, It'll Make Sense)


Ah, my first Non-Lighted globe. You can say to your grandchildren, "I was there when he bought the first one, kids".

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Mosaic Magnificence Made Many Moons Ago. Status: Available!


Alliteration aside, this table got donated to the Goodwill down the street, followed me home and needs a new home.

Saturday, January 1, 2011