Sunday, July 31, 2011
I could almost hear this chair whispering, "Kill.....Me..." It made me ponder: what do you do with an iconic chair that is just too far gone? How far does one go to rescue a chair like this?
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Gotta Minute? Check Out This Kick *ss Clock Radio! Who Coulda' "Predicta'd" That I'd Bring This Guy Home From Vacation? Status: Lame Word Play.
Another sweet find from Memphis TN. If you live near Memphis, I implore you...check out Antique Warehouse Mall. You are reading this because we share a similar sensibility where vintage modern is concerned, so I know you'll find all manor of goodness for you to clutter up your home (too) with.
Friday, July 29, 2011
And You Shall Know Me By The Trail Of The Great Bargains. I've Finally Found The Tall Russel Wright Pitcher...At A Bargain Price! Status: Already In The China Cabinet.
This is so Yin / Yang. I had such a great vacation. Nothin' but good times and relaxation. But the moment we pulled into the driveway I had to mow the grass...then unload the car. Then I had to get up early and mow some more grass before heading into work. And it's been nothing but trying to get things done with no time since.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
So What's Wrong With This Picture? What Doesn't Seem To Belong....Hmmmmm. Status: Snatched Up - Cleanup / Refinish Started!
Soooo much junque! I almost missed this. It pays to be vigilant! Yeah, it looks rough and is covered in years of dust and cobwebs...but the bones are in good shape and it has lots of potential. Best of all...a $15 adoption fee rescued it!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
...But First, Another Sweet Antique Mall In Chicago! I know I know...You Wanna See MY Stuff. We'll get to it soon enough! Status: Small But Definitely Sweet!
Wow, right? How cool is this swirly scrolly breakfast table set? And this isn't even the coolest stuff in the Edgewater Antique Mall in Chicago!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I'm Back! Sorry To Have Left Ya For So Long With The Re-Runs. Vacations Have To Be Had. Status: Back And Relaxed!
Myrtle Beach South Carolina. This is a great place to spend a week splashing in the waves. But one of the best parts happens after dark.
Monday, July 25, 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! - Going Way Back.
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, July 24, 2011
Ah...the Thayer Coggin is Home. I Finally Got Off My Lazy Bum and Put It In It's Place. Status: Oh...Ooohhhhh So Comfortable - Going Way Back
Having finally let go of the Console Stereo, I was able to move the Thayer Coggin sofa out of the MIDDLE of the livingroom / lounge and USE it! And OMG, this ain't like the other two sofas...this is the Luxury Sofa. Ever seen the movie Buffalo 66? "I'm used to Luxury Cars...have you ever heard of a Luxury Car, you know what Luxury means? Have you ever heard of Cadillac? Cadillac Eldorado? That's what I drive. I drive cars that Shift themselves." 14 minutes into the movie and it's one of the funniest, most "look at how much of a jerk I am" scenes ever. No "Shifter" cars for me, I drive a "Luxury" wagon!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I Hate (LOVE) To Toot My Own Horn, But I Must Just Have Such Great Taste! Status: Wishful Thinking - Going Way Back.
Anybody recognize that name: Thos Moser? It means High $$$ and Fine Quality contemporary classic (future iconic?) furniture.
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Fall Collection. Franciscan Autumn. Status: Uh...A Little Late, Haven't You Heard...It's Winter! - Going Way Back.
Well the leaves are all off the trees and I'm just now getting around to pulling down the Franciscan Starburst and replacing it with my collection of Franciscan Autumn. At this rate it'll probably be Easter before I get the winter dishes (Salem Northstar) out for display!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Presenting: (drumroll) The Eero Saarinen Executive Chairs By Knoll! Status: Sittin' Pretty & Totally Avaiable - Going Way Back
My first effort at real High End. Genuine Knoll quality and amazing design by the architect of the Gateway Arch! Oh yeah, they're comfy too! Supportive and Firm!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Before And After Time! Eh, Just Some Pics Of The New Sofa In The Spare Bedroom Really. Status: Full Day's Project - Going Way Back
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!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Jere (ish) Metal Wall Art? I Has It! Never Had Any Before But Found Lots Last Week. Status: Available Now - Going Way Back
Pretty, huh?! Could this make an attractive addition to YOUR living room, bedroom, uh den....bathroom...maybe?
Monday, July 18, 2011
I'm in the middle of trying to ID this cool little side table when I accidentally ID the Belleville Flea Mkt. Chair! Status: Half Full or Half Empty - You Decide - Going Way Back.
I bought this at Steve's Antiques over the summer. I had seen it there languishing in the back for quite a while and finally realized that it just needed to come home with me.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
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.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
What a Picture Perfect Day here in St. Louis! Glad I have so many Cameras! Status: how do I hook these to my computer - Going Way Back.
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.
Friday, July 15, 2011
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.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
George Street Antique Mall, Alton Illinios. Don't let "Antique Mall" put you off. Status: Hidden Treasure - Going Way Back.
Yet another great stash of Mid Century furnishings looking for a new home. Plus the place is right in the middle of "antique row".
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Finally...whew...symmetry! The Danish Lamps and their long awaited Shades! Status: together at last - Going Way Back.
I snatched the lamps up from a Craigslist ad about 8 or 9 months ago for cheap, problem is...they had no shades.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The other Predictas. This is a Holiday and a Princess. The Princess works fine besides the screen gank. Status: Wanting for the gentle hands of a TV Technician - Going Way Back.
Yeah, the Princess works great except the picture, like my other Predicta, is kinda squished. The Holiday pictured here was supposed to work.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
The "Pod" chairs. These are a lot like Overman swivel chairs. I have a total of four. They are great for extra party seating! Status: Gone - Going Way Back.
These very stylish chairs are so comfy. Great for lounging in front of the TV or playing cards with friends. Even if you don't win, you'll look good loosing!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Picked this guy up from thrift store on the way over to help my mom with her computer (she also sells on Craigslist!). I had to stop. I just couldn't help myself.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Fez Is More Than A Character On That 70s Show! You Ain't Got A Mid Century Home Bar Until You Got One To Display Or Better Yet...Wear! Status: Doffed At Ya!
Nothing says hard partyin' like a Shriner fez...just look! It's hard for Mr. Modtomic to find one that fits his (large size brain) head though. What's up with small heads and vintage hats?
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I Found This Vintage Print Of A Pantera Sports Car Yesterday At The Goodwill. Thought It Might Be An Orig. Watercolor. Status: Nope...Just A Print.
In the '80s there were like all your obvious dream cars: Porsche 911 Turbo, Ferrari 308 GTB Bi-Turbo, Lamborghini Countach, and some might include the Corvette or even the Lotus Esprit Turbo...but I always had a spot in my heart for the Pantera. It's half Sports Car and half Muscle Car. It's the Super Car you could work on in your garage.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Growing Up in The Late '70s Through The '80s With A Love Of Hip Hop Music Leads To One Kind Of Collection: Boomboxes! Status: Check One Two, One Two...Can I Hear You Say Ho!
Party people in the place to be - I'm Mr. Modtomic, I'm not an MC. I do collect Boomboxes though! Actually I've wanted to start a boombox collection for EVER. Even longer than I've been collecting vintage modern furniture.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Even Though We Didn't Get Up At The Crack Of Dawn There Were Still Some Interesting Things At Wentzville. Status: Sunday Flea.
Yup, the pickin's was slim and the weather was hot but it was a pretty day to just poke around a bunch of junk. Plus, I think the Girlfriend found a new collecting interest.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Got The Retro Munchies? Feel Like Taking A Step Back In Time While Chowing On A Pattie Melt? Status: Got 2 Words For Ya - Chuck A Burger.
The joint has been around for ever. They still have hot rod shows / cruise nights. The food is exactly what you hope when you pull into the lot. And yes, there is Rock & Roll playing all the time!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Lil' Thrift Adventure Today. Didn't Buy Much But I Thought I'd Let Ya's In On What I Peeped. Status: It's All Out There Still!
Yep, spotted lots of stuff. Nothing I just had to bring home though. So if you see something it's probably still available!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
You Know...Except For Putting Up With Me, I Don't Know What The Girlfriend Has Done To Be So Lucky. She's Been In FLA For A Week And Went To Cuba Last Year...Without Me!!! Status: Brought Back Cool Art.
She's coming back from Florida tomorrow after spending a week hitting Seaworld, some big mouse themed play park, the beach and some place called Space Mountain. Whateve'. I just hope she brings me plenty of silly souvenirs! When she came back from Cuba she brought back some amazing small sculptures.
Friday, July 1, 2011
The Reveal. I Included A Somewhat Obscure Photo Of These Chairs In A Previous Post And Asked If Anyone Could ID Them. Status: Still Wanting For Minor Repair.
Ain't they just spectacular even as is? The Girlfriend and I were headed to the Drive In movies in Belleville when just seconds before passing the off ramp I decided to take the "long way" since it passes a Goodwill along the way.