Thursday, March 31, 2011

Brick Street Antique Gallery...So Good I Had To Spread It Over Two Postings! Status: Whatcha' Waitin' For?!


I probably should have listed some sort of contact info yesterday but I was just too tired to remember. Check out an info page here. The address, hours and phone number are there if you are in need. The shop also has a Facebook page if you are into that.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Do NOT Let The "Antique-y" Exterior Fool You, This Joint Gots The Good Stuff. Status: Local? Not So Much...but worth the drive!


This antique mall, Brick Street Gallery Antiques, is located in downtown Cape Girardeau (jer-are-doe). We stopped in to check out Cape's "antique district" on our way back from New Orleans last week. I didn't expect much as I consider Cape Girardeau to can I say this...out in the sticks. The crossroads of nuthin' and nowhere. I kinda grew up there. Boy was I surprised!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wait...What The...Didn't I Already Post Danish Stacking Tables? Yep! But They Live In New Orleans Now. Status: Another Set and Available!


I picked these up at the same time I bought the Ib Kofod Larsen chair I featured yesterday. I over paid a little for these but sometimes you do that. No big deal seeing as I underpaid for the chair. It all comes out in the wash.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Selig / Larsen Discovery. Spotted This Vintage Modern Chair "Hidden" in a Craigslist Ad Last Week. Status: Needs A Lil' Freshenin' Up.


Not a bad C-list find, right? It was just described as a vintage chair and was included in an ad with three other items. I had seen one before on someone else's Flickr page, but I didn't know what it was. After doing a little research and due diligence, I realized it was designed by Ib Kofod Larsen and made by Selig (Blatant Mis-attribution! - Turns out it's actually a Viscount Chair by Dan Johnson!)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Orleans Vintage Shop Crush. Lil' Place Called Peaches on Magazine Street. Status: This Long Distance Thing Just Won't Work Out.


This little shop on Magazine Street was a little rough around the edges but definitely had the goods where it counts. If you happen to get down to the Big Easy you might wanna stop by and check it out.

Friday, March 25, 2011

More Awesome Coolness at the Salvation Army in St. Charles. The Wild Print Sofa Was Gone But There Was Plenty To Replace It. Status: Fast Becoming THE Thrift Score Shop?


Dang, there was a lot of cool furniture at the St. Charles Salvation Army this afternoon! We stopped by since we were in the neighborhood picking up project supplies at a place called Leftovers, Etc. for the Girlfriends work. It's a neat place for all you crafty folks! Anyway, check out the cool stuff that found it's way to the Salv. Army.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just Got Back From N. O. ALMOST Scored Big Time. Status: close.


This conference table came so close to being adopted by Mr. Modtomic! Do you know why? Take a gander inside if you're scratching your head.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Much To My Chagrin I'm a Collector Of Metlox Navajo. I Finally Unpackaged This and Cleaned It All Up. Status: Not Too Shaby!


Oh Dang, it just occurred to me that I forgot to picture the two console dishes that I have of this pattern! Use your imagination and put a matching pair of console dishes in these pictures!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

This is What Was In The Back of Frank (the wagon) Yesterday. I Picked It Up Before Work So I Had To Take The Pics While On Break! Status: Oh The Lengths I Go To Share!


Wow, Right? I think I pissed off another potential buyer who was waiting at the sellers place when I arrived. I assume they were hoping I wouldn't show or I'd pass on buying the chair. Not A Chance! As a matter of fact, I paid double the asking price!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Got Up Early This Morning to Pick Up a Cool Table And Stopped By the Salvation Army St. Chuck. Status: Always Something Good!


Found this Amazing setting for Four of Franciscan Duet this morning. I'm not a morning person but I guess it pays to get up early! I snatched this set up, but there's plenty of cool goodies left for the picking. See more inside!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's Not For Everybody and Not All Of It Really Fits The Vintage Modern Aesthetic, But I DO Love Some Of It! Status: No Room In The China Cab!


You know, I do have another Brasilia china cabinet top (hutch?) out in the garage that I have attached hairpin legs to (too tall though, gotta put my shorter ones on it). I could put it on this buffet since it's identical to the other that has the china cabinet top on it. Wouldn't that be weird? But then I'd have more room for all my china!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

See...I Don't Get To Snatch Up ALL The Good Stuff. I Can't Believe I Missed This Set By Mere Hours. Status: Dangit!


While I have absolutely no need for another six Broyhill Brasilia chairs (my set is in really good shape), I'd have loved to get that table. I have a similar table except it's more of a rectangle than a square. I've never seen this size table before.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This Pair of Beautiful Boudoir Lamps are Heading to New Orleans Next Weekend So I Thought I Better Show 'Em Off Before They're Gone. Status: Spoken For.


I've had these a Looonnnnnggggg time. These were some of the first vintage / retro items I started collecting. I replaced them with a much cooler set about a year ago but will still miss them when they are gone.

Monday, March 14, 2011

It Was Soooo Warm And Sunny Yesterday That I Thought For Sure I'd Be Grilling Out Today. Status: Bbbbbrrrrrrrrr, It Got Cold Out Again!


Oh what a tease.  The weather can be a cruel mistress.  Warm on Friday (when everybody else was off at work!) and Saturday (I at least had that day off!) but right back to cold and cloudy Sunday.  As a matter of fact, it just started snowing.  Yuck.  No BBQ today.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Had To Make a Little Trip To St. Chuck This Morning to Pick Up This Wonderful Oak Danish Lounge Sofa and Chair. Status: All Cleaned up and Ready For a New Home!


This was a hot mess when I picked it up this morning at a storage unit the seller was clearing out (so they could move to Australia! How lucky!). 50 years of dust and cob webs were swept away this beautiful afternoon under a wonderful sunny warm sky.

Edit! Gone as of 03-28-11.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Did Some "Shopping" Thursday...Took Some Pictures. Status: Didn't Bring Much Home.


Wow, that's a pretty cool subway poster! And Huge! And Josephine Baker is a St. Louis native! You'd have to have some pretty tall ceilings to display this. This and a number of other cool items were at the Treasure Aisle antique mall Thursday. I also found a couple of cool items at the Goodwill on N. Lindbergh that you might like.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

If You're Like Me And Have Lots of Home Decor Books, How Best to Store Them All? Book Caddies!!! Status: Three's Company.


I just keep Finding these! Or maybe they're finding me. I even spotted Yet Another one this evening at the Treasure Aisle Antique Mall on Big Bend (for cheap...but I didn't bring it home). I took a half day off cuz of the overtime from Sunday.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The First Day of Spring is Just Around The Corner and Look...The Tulips Are Here! Status: Coming Into Full Bloom


I made sure to take some pics of this chair BEFORE the Make-over even though I had no idea at the time that I might one day start a daily blog concerning this cool furniture! Look how sad and ugly. Click through to see it all gussied up!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

So Was the Cordial Caddie Maybe a Little Too "Frou-Frou" For Ya? Couldn't Relate? Are You More of a Shot Drinker? Maybe a Whiskey-N-Rocks? Status: Got Ya Covered!


Yeah yeah yeah, more smalls. I know. Not every haul is going to be some spectacular big item! And c'mon, we all know it's the tasty libations that make life good!

Monday, March 7, 2011

I ALMOST Didn't Get This Saturday at the Thrift Store. It Wasn't Even On The Floor Yet! Status: Taking It's Rightful Place.


I'm just now posting because once again, I'm just getting home from work. And since the Sun is going to come up in about 10 minutes, I though I'd share this new addition to the clock collection. Sunburst Clock!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Grabbed Up Some Goodies This Afternoon Down The Street at the Thrift Stores. Wood, Metal and Glass! Status: Amazing Condition!


I had to get my Thrift Fix today so the Girlfriend and I went out to check the traps. Didn't find anything HUGE but I found a few useful vintage items. Most of the stores (we hit the six closest to home) seem to be thin on inventory. Weird. I can't think of a reason why this might be. Coincidence I guess. I hope.

Saturday, March 5, 2011 tired. Just Got Home From Work. Overtime Sucks and so does this Post...a little anyway. Status: Recent Random Acquisitions.

Hairpin Leg Desk

Brought this home a few weeks ago...the desk that is...not Don. Don sold me the desk and was kind enough to pose for a photo next to it in the freezing cold of winter! Lord only knows what was going through his head at this moment. You know, you try to explain your blog to people sometimes and it's like talking about the funny thing your cat did the other day. Nobody Really wants to listen to that. Blogs are for reading and lookin' at the pretty pics...not for explaining. Anyway, there's more inside.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Feeling Kinda Basic Today. Thought I'd Share These Hard Working Blue Collar Bar Stools With Ya. Status: Available...Dependable...and a little Sexy in a "workin' on the car" sorta way?


So maybe they ain't from some frozen European country and they ain't sporting some fancy pants accent...but when your kid runs his (or her) Tonka truck into them, they ain't gonna cry to Momma. Good Ol' American Steel, baby. Remember, it's the backbone of the Nation.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I FINALLY Found the (Nearly) Perfect Chest For The End Of The Bed! Thank You C-List! Status: Well, It's At The End Of The Bed...But Still Empty.


Since the Brasilia footboard I have is a Full size (I've never seen a Queen size Brasilia footboard!) we've never had anything at the end of our bed. Then there are these big metal mounting tabs on the end of the rails that we keep bumping into with our shins. Something was needed.

Edit / Note: Ah Ha!  It's from the "Projection" line by Drexel!  Apparently designed by John Van Koert.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hey Er'body, It's "Before & After" Time! This Time With a Quick Table Top Refinish on That Cool Unidentified Side Table. Status: Couple Sunday Hours Well Spent.


Before. Sad water ringed and stained up top.

This is what the top looked like before Sunday, which was another one of those weird weather days. Got up to 65 degrees, then a Huge storm came through from about 8pm to midnight with hail, high winds and some tornadoes. Then the temp. dipped down to about 35.