Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I Guess Life Ain't SO Bad. I Did Manage To Rake In Some More Russel Wright Iroquois Recently. Status: I Know...Like I NEED More Russel Wright.


I hope nobody thought I was pissing and moaning about my weekend the last couple of days.  I had a great weekend.  Well, I napped through a lot of it, but hanging out Saturday morning with like minded crazies was pretty fun and I made some new and interesting acquaintances.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Epic Fail Weekend...Does The Fail Ever Stop?!?! Status: No Dice? No Big Deal.


I called. I called ahead. I had to work Sunday morning (ugh) and was downtown so when I got done I thought I'd finally go shoot some pics of this shop for the blog. I got their number from an ad they had on Craigslist and got their hours from the recording. Sunday - Noon to 5pm.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Basement Booty From Saturday's Estate Fail. What $6.50 Can Get Ya. Status: C'mon, I Was Still Broke From LAST Weekend!


So yeah, I was sorta broke (not really BROKE broke, just no real cash on hand broke) but I wanted to hang out with my new estate sale buddy Illuminate and try to help her score a lamp she had set her little heart on.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just A Quick Looky At A Pair Of Small Prints I've Made Available On My C-List Ad. Status: Available As Of Now!!!


What a great pair of Mod prints, no?! They have a vague "Asian" thing going on, don'tcha think? They're small enough to work in your hallway or even your bathroom.

Friday, August 26, 2011

What's Better Than A Swanky Swag Pull Down Saucer Lamp? Why, A PAIR Of Swanky Swag Pull Down Saucer Lamps! Status: Available (X 2!)


I picked up these lamps down in Memphis at the Antique Warehouse Mall antique mall. This set was one of the coolest things I found there. Finding a single one like these would have been pretty great...finding a matched pair was certainly a coup!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

PJC Fine Melmac Dinnerware....Uhm....OK, You Do Know That You're Made Of Plastic Right? Status: Nice Decoration Though!


This set was procured at the roadside flea market in North Carolina. It was actually the first thing we found there! The Girlfriend was all consumed with some vintage costume jewelry when I spied out this set. It's still for her though. I know what's what.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Another Piece Of E. S. B. (Estate Sale Booty!) That I Only Just Got Around To Cleaning Up. This Is A Really Nice Danish Inspired Rocker By Baumritter. Status: Available And Rocking Out!


This is the absolute last piece that I dragged home from Saturday's estate sale. It was filthy. I spent all morning (before heading out to work!) cleaning it up to shoot pics. No wonder I'm so wiped out! These estate sale finds are killing me!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

More Brasilia For Your Eyeballs. This Is The Rest Of The Bedroom Set From The Weekend Haul. Status: ::sigh:: Brasilia!


Got up this morning and retrieved the last of the estate sale haul. Three trips! That, my good friends, is a record for Mr. Modtomic. And I still have one more cool item to show ya after this!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Gosh...Feels Like I JUST Posted A Few Hours Ago! I Guess I Kinda Did. More E. S. B. (Estate Sale Booty)! Status: Ugh...Mornings.


Could I have possibly missed this sale? No! There were three of these kitschy danish chairs (that look straight out of a 1960's Fingerhut catalog) featured in the sellers set of pictures. I was just worried about pricing. Turns out I needn't be.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Just One Of The Great Pieces I Managed To Find At This Mornings Estate Sale. Status: All Pretty And Polished Up


Yeaaaahhhh!!! Today was a great day to be Mr. Modtomic! I may have only gotten 2 hours of sleep this morning but an estate sale score like today's reassures me that it CAN all be worth it!

Has It Really Been THAT Long?!?! Who's A Big Boy? Status: Blog-iversary!!!

one year old

I'm this many years old today! Now where's my cake and ice cream and pony and clown and balloons?

Friday, August 19, 2011

T. F. A. (The Future Antiques) Has A New Location. And As We All Know...It's All About Location Location Location! Status: Sweet New Digs


Be prepared to be overwhelmed with Vintage Modern goodness as soon as you walk through the front (side really) door! The shop seems much larger than the old place on Morgan Ford yet just as packed. The good news is that the large items are more accessible and aren't all stacked on top of each other (yet)!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

So Like, If I Ever Get Sick Of The Broyhill Brasilia (Relax...Not Anytime Soon) I've Got It Covered. Status: Waiting In The Garage.


I've had this Russel Wright / Conant Ball dining set for a very long time. It was set up here in the pad when we first moved in before we found and started collecting the Brasilia. If I ever come across a brilliant set of china cabinet and buffet to go with it I might just pull it out again!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wake Up All You Sleepy Morning People! It's An Estate Sale! Wanna Look Around Inside? Status: Man, Why Can't These Start At Noon?


Getting up early on the weekend is just such torture! What's the big deal about starting at the crack of dawn? Actually, this sale started at 9am. I'm the crazy one, out there at dawn...angling to be first in line for that sofa.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

...And Wouldn't This Armchair Go Especially Good With Mother Modtomic's Sofa?! Status: Available As Well.


Just got this beautifully reupholstered arm chair over the weekend. Got up super early for an estate sale Saturday and this somehow made it's way into the back of the wagon. Then I talked to the Mom and found that she's letting go of that beautiful sofa. Is it not a match made in heaven?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mother Modtomic Makes A Really Great Sofa Available In St. Charles Mo. Status: Long And Low


Yes! I know! Can you hardly believe it? This sleek beautiful Mid Century Modest sofa is being made available by Mother Modtomic! Want to have it for your very own?

Crazy Vacation Pickings From All Through The Smokies. Status: Almost The Last Of It!


One last "lot" from the vacation roadtrip shopping extravaganza. Whew...we didn't bring home any big items but we had bags and boxes of all these little things.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

One More Reason To Discount Most Information Gleaned From 1STDIBS. Status: Not Todays Posting!

I don't use others photos here so you'll have to click through the links, but check out this desk on 1STDIBS.

More Random Retro Roadtrip Imagery. Signs, Windmills, Marquees, Whatnot. Status: Just Sharin'.


Just one of the many cool vintage roadside signs that still dot the landscape of America's two lane blacktops. This one is in Florence SC on the way to Myrtle Beach.  I fear it won't be there long as the property is for sale.  Gotta shoot these things while we can!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Found Hanging Out In A Rural Roadside Flea Market, F D B Mobler / Folke Palsson Dining Chairs. Status: Not Too Shabby, Considering!


Yeah, I pulled these from a hot dusty little "shop" in Fosters Flea Market. They didn't have a tag on them so I offered twenty bucks for the pair. The guy manning the shop (not the actual shop keep) tried to call the actual seller but couldn't get through. He finally countered with $25 but all I had was $23. So $23 put them in the back of Frank Jr.

Friday, August 12, 2011

While I Was Shooting Outside Over The Weekend I Thought I'd Knock Out A Few Pics Of These Vintage Polaroids. Status: Kinda Rough


I picked these two SX 70 Polaroid cameras at two different roadside flea markets in North Carolina while on vacation. I know they aren't in great shape but I've seen some cool SX 70s that have been "redecorated".

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Too Much Of A Good Thing? Yup. Time To Thin The Herd! Selling Some Russel Wright. Status: Available.


This lot and 7 dinner plates were taking up much needed space in the china cabinet. They aren't the best of the best but are a nice lot to either get started collecting Russel Wright or maybe you can use some of the pieces to help complete your existing set.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sigh...Still Daydreaming About Vacation. Anybody Ever Heard Of The Pink Motel? Status: More Vintage Motel Goodness.


We discovered this place quite by accident a few years ago. We were driving to the east coast without a destination in mind, taking random east bound two lane blacktop roads when we passed through Cherokee North Carolina. There are lots of little towns like this all through the Smoky Mountains so it was just pure luck that we found this place!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I Opened The Door...Spotted This Table...Turned Around To Get The Camera Out Of The Car. Status: Lucky Find!


Yeah, we totally lucked into finding the Antique Warehouse Mall in Memphis TN. We were just winding up our vacation and accidentally drove through Memphis. The Girlfriend had talked me into staying overnight in the area and while we were absorbing the last of cable TV we'd be enjoying for a while when I found this place on the internet.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Got TWO Projects Done Today! Finished Cleaning Up This Danish / Rocket Lamp AND We Got New (Smarter) Phones! Status: Yea!!!!!


Yup...'member this lamp? Dragged it home from a barn like store near Cave City Ky. I could see that there was some hope of saving it when I gave it the once over in that hot dimly lit cluttered gods gift to pickers. Turns out...I was right!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dishes, Dirt And A Random Roadside Flea Market. Recipe For Vacation Pickin' Success! Status: Little Soap And Water Never Hurt No Dishes!


We were actually trying to find a white water rafting company that could fit us in without a reservation when we stumbled upon this roadside outdoor (mostly) flea market in rural North Carolina called Fosters Flea Market.  Picking or possible Rafting....hmmmm.  The flea market won out.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Been Getting Out To Your Estate Sales This Summer? I've Cut Way Back But Still Manage To Spend Way Too Much Time / Money At Them. Status: Pretty Great - Pretty Pricey


Mmmmm...seeing good stuff like this on the sellers website really wets the appetite! But it was a picture of one item in particular that had me waiting outside this sale 2 1/2 hours early to be first in the house!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

....Aaaannnnddd Yes, More Vacation Booty! Danish Dolly? Ben Seibel! And Starburst Bakeware! Status: It's Gotten (Much More) Cluttered Around Here


Just a few more goodies from the Summer Roadtrip 2011! Got this lot on our last gasp on our way home at an antique mall in Memphis Tn. called Antique Warehouse Mall. Would have loved to hit the big flea market in Memphis but it was the wrong weekend.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vacation Booty! Vacation Booty! I Swear...This Vacation Was Like Living An Episode Of American Pickers. Status: Can't Help Myself.


Is that it? Is that all we brought home? Oh no my friend...oh no! This is just a little part of it. This bunch all came from one shop in Cave City just down the street from the Wigwam Village.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summer Time Road Trips Just Ain't Road Trips Unless You Stay At Some Kitschy Motels! Status: Kitschy? Check! Motel? Check! Stayed? Check!


"Sleep in a Wigwam"!  Yes please! Upon "planning" our summer road trip, staying a few nights here was the first item on my agenda.  If you have seen the movie Cars you will recognize this style motel as the inspiration for the Cozy Cone motel!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Sunbeam Automatic Toaster Discovered At The Thrift Store! Status: Slim And Trim!


I'm thinking that this was the last gasp for Sunbeams Amazing automatic self lowering / raising system. It's such an ingenious system that seems to hold up over time...why don't they still make it? I have 50 plus year old Sunbeams that still work like new! Until just a few days ago I had no idea that they had stretched out it's use this long.