Monday, April 30, 2012

This Is Too Weird. I Know...That Opening Picture Doesn't Look Like Much, But This Is Truly Unusual. Take A Look Inside. Status: Kinda Pricey!

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I just spotted this on C-list and had to share. This is the strangest Danish inspired sofa I've ever seen. Matter of fact, it might be the strangest thing I've seen on C-list in a while...Period!

Looks Like The Salvation Army Florissant Division Has Moved But They Still Have Good Stuff! Status: Vintage Modern Bargain!


We dropped in on the new Salvation Army thrift store in Florissant Saturday afternoon.  The first time we dropped in was the Grand Opening and there wasn't really anything available worth waiting 20 minutes in line to pay for.  Looks like they are getting back to the real work at hand.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Reader G. T. Snatched Up The Set Of Four Blue Club Chairs From C-List That I Posted About A Few Weeks Ago. Status: Double Blogged.


I spotted this set of four really cool on craigslist about two weeks ago and while it looked to be an amazing deal at only $30 for the full set, I realized that I just didn't have a need for them or the room either.  So I decided to pass the info onto you my amazing readership, with the request that if any of your bought them could you send me some pics.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Daily Blogs And Project Postings, They Don't Always Work So Well Together. Status: Half Done Herman Miller Chiclet!

Before and After Chiclet

I've been trying to get out in the morning on these beautiful spring days and get some work done on my various projects.  Even though I cherish my 9 hours of sleep a night, it seems such a waste to sleep 'til noon Every day!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Got Up Early To Enjoy This Fine Thursday Morning And Work On A Lamp. Status: Shiny But Not Perfect.

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This floor lamp looked pretty rough when I spotted it at the Green Shag Market a little over a month ago but it was just so cheap.  It had good bones as they say.  I thought, even if I have to paint the metal it'll be worth taking home, but I was hoping that I could just clean it up and it would be fine.  Well...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I've Been Getting Lots Of Emails Asking For Help IDing Items And Have Been Able To Help Some. Others, I'm Still Looking. Here's One I'm Stumped By. Status: From Oh My Mod.


I do my best trying to help with these ID inquiries but sometimes fall short (Sorry Peter L. of BG Galleries! I'm glad you were able to find out what it was!). I feel like replying to inquiries without an answer kinda sucks and I'm always thinking I'm gonna post about the item if I can't find it myself. But then I forget. Well, here's one from Oh My Mod for ya!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Another Nice Danish Inspired Dining Table And Chairs For Ya. Status: Listed Today (Not By Me!)

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This was just listed 7 hours ago. It's probably still available. No keywords in the ad. Looks like a Baumritter set to me. Pretty nice...better jump on it! Find the link inside!

It Just Finds Me. Well, OK...I'll Admit, I Do A Tiny Bit Of Looking. Another Broyhill Brasilia Dining Set. Status: Almost Available.


Ok, so two of the chairs are spoken for and I'll be trading out one of my standard chairs for the armchair so it's really gonna be a four chair set with a drop leaf oval table dining set. It needs some love so it's not yet available but I thought I'd show it off anywayz.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Having Taken The Weekend "Off" I Didn't Hit Any Flea Markets Last Weekend...But I Did The Weekend Before! Status: The Loot!


It was not an epic haul Flea Market visit, but I still managed to suss out the good stuff.  I was really only stopping there since I had to pick up a coffee table nearby anyway, so score or no...I was coming home with the goods one way or the other!

Monday, April 23, 2012

So I Tole Ya I Was Gonna Find A Way To Try And Clean The Herman Miller Chiclet Sofa Before Paying The Pros, Right? Status: It Has Begun.


It's just elegant how easy it is to take the Herman Miller Chiclet sofa apart. Just 16 studs hold it together. And it only took one with a wrench to take it apart. Ah cha cha chaaa... (how cool am I?)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Anybody Looking For An American Of Martinsville Dining Table And Couple Of Chairs? Status: Just Listed.

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I just spotted this nice little set on craigslist for $65. I'm at my fill for dining sets (got like 5 or 6 complete sets!) and I did just score the McCobb piece. So here ya go!  Link inside.

So, Mr. Modtomic Took The Weekend Off From Estate Sales....And STILL Scored Some Paul McCobb! Status: 4 Hours Of Anxiety!


Yup, if you're local you mighta seen this pop up on StL. craigslist Saturday morning. After a quick check of my e-mail, the first thing I do in the morning is peruse the latest ads on c-list. When I spotted this I had to rub my blurry eyes a couple of times 'cuz the pic in the ad was kinda fuzzy...and surely I wasn't seeing that asking price correctly!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

OK, This Has ZERO To Do With Modtomitry, But It's Kinda Mid Century And Vintage Reproduction! Status: Laugh It Up - St. Louis Stoogey Style!

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You've no doubt heard about or have seen the previews for the new Three Stooges movie.  I'm no movie critic, and it might turn out to be really good...but if you want authenticity in your reproduction, check out this short put together by my good friend Kevin (as Curly) and other hard working St. Louis improv actors.

Coolest Mug Ever And Other Pickings From Junque Shop Last Weekend. Status: Smalls-n-Stuff.


I wasn't sure if this was a genuine Herman Miller mug when the Girlfriend pointed it out at the Junque shop last weekend but I've spotted a few others on the web since.  Neat, huh?!  And since it doesn't say Herman Miller anywhere on it I can pretend it's a Broyhill Brasilia coffee mug too!  I picked up a bag full of other smalls too.  Wanna take a quick look?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Deja Vu...Or A Second Chance At Love? My Last Overman Now Lives In New Orleans. Status: Orangey Goodness.


This Overman swivel chair and ottoman popped up on craigslist Sunday night at 9:54pm and by 11:30 it was here at the Modtomic Ranch.  I had spotted AND replied to the ad within 13 minutes of being posted.  Just got lucky.  I did an open search of all StL craigslist and it had JUST been listed.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Contemporary Curtis Jere? Turns Out Artisan House Is Still Churnin' Out The Goods! Status: Even "Birds" Is Still Available New!


I took a little look around the web the other day  for "Artisan House" just after picking this up and found that this piece is still in production and that Artisan House and "Curtis Jere" are still going strong!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Another Interesting Item That's Been Hanging Around The List. Status: Slavic Modern?

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This Wegner style rocker has been on C-list for quite some time. I've even shot an E-mail off about it myself.

Wentzville Flea Market Last Sunday. It Was A Beautiful Day But Bad Weather Was Coming. Status: Fewer Vendors For The Day.


Need a terrarium starter kit? I prolly shoulda picked this up 'cuz I'd love to build a little terrarium garden some day and I know when I'm ready I'll have no idea where to find one of these. Guess I'll head back to the Wentzville Flea Market and hope for the best!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Four Cool Blue Chairs On C-list (Knoll? Baughman?) For $30?!?! Status: Better Hurry!

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These look pretty cool and if I had room you know I'd be all over them! But, alas...I will leave these to you, my wonderful readers!

Sunday Craigslist Coffee Table Score. Picked Up This Lane Mosaic Piece On My Way Home From The Flea Mkt. Status: Cleaned And Ready.


Mr. Modtomic gets requests for Mid Century Modern long coffee tables via craigslist quite often so I try to pick them up whenever I can.  This one was a craigslist find Sunday but it needed a little love, and a little love it got.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Saturday's Estate Sale Hopes Didn't Pan Out But I Had A Backup. I Had Spotted This Eames Segment Base Table The Night Before On C-List. Status: Indestructible!


I was hoping to have brought home another Drexel Declaration dining table and chairs Saturday after waiting outside all night to be the second in line but the price just wasn't right.  After a nice long nap I awoke to find I had a reply to an e-mail that I had sent off the evening before about this Eames / Herman Miller Segment Base Table.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hit The Estate Sale Circuit This Morning. Picked Up A Nice Set Of Folding Chairs And A Coaster Set. Status: Rainy Day Scores.


I've seen lots of these folding "card table" chairs at estate sales and thrift stores over the years but haven't ever been possessed of the desire to buy them...until this set!  These are quality and have a certain style to them that elevates them above just folding chair status.  But that's not all I picked up...and it wasn't what I sat outside the sale all night for.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Another Junque-tique Shop In Berkley? Just Another Place To Dig For Treasures. San Pablo "Flea Market". Status: Flea Market?


A sign like this just wets Mr. Modtomic's appetite!  I don't care if I find absolutely nothing.  I just likes to get my diggin' on and a place such as this is just waiting to be mined!  Won't you join the Mr. for a tour of the grounds?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Oh Dang. Not Only Did I Misspell "Ohmega" Of Ohmega Salvage The Other Day... Status: Fixed And Fixed.


Yup...messed up the name, but I fixed it!  And on top of that, I didn't realize the joint just across the street was ALSO Ohmega Salvage!  I thought they were two different businesses that just happen to have similar stuff.  The thing is...the first place (on the west side of the street) has much nicer it was an easy mistake to make!  Wanna take a quick look around?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mr. Modtomic Is A Great Big Ol' Wine-O So It Goes Without Saying That No Trip To Cali. Is Complete Without A Visit To Sonoma. Status: Napa Was Two Years Ago.


We made a little random road trip up through the Sonoma wine area north of San Fran while out west.  Unfortunately it was a cloudy day but at least it was mid week and there were absolutely No crowds!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

An Anonymous Comment On The Urban Ore Posting Mentioned Ohmega Salvage...Of Course, I Got Some Pics Of That Great Berkeley Resourse As Well! Status: Documented.


This place has some really beautiful vintage home restoration salvaged goods.  If you are anywhere near by and are engaged in a restoration or retro-renovation this place should be on your short list.  If they ain't got it, it looks like they might be able to find it.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Here's A Little Better "Before / After" Of The Frem Rojle Dining Chairs That I Picked Up Recently. Danish Oil = Awesome! Status: 90 Percent Done.


I all but finished the cleanup of the Hans Olsen set of dining chairs that I picked up just before our little trip to San Francisco two weeks ago.  That's got to be a record for Mr. Modtomic.  I'm not real swift with the "project gettin' to's", but this one was so dang easy and yielded such purdy results!  The chair on the left is done while the one on the right was waiting patiently.

Monday, April 9, 2012

If You Are In The Oakland Area (Like We Were A Couple Weeks Back) Check Out Uhuru Furniture And Collectibles. Status: Tiny But Packed Full!


Lots of times, when I'm looking for a comparable or an ID on a particular piece of furniture, I run across pictures from Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles. They get some great stuff and sell it for pretty cheap!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Here's A Little Update On What's At Vandeventer Vintage...But These Pics Are 'Bout 2 Weeks Old So.... Status: Stale(ish)?


Just before we hit the friendly skies to visit central Cali. we stopped by Gus' shop Vandeventer Vintage.  I just wanted to say hi and see how things were going as well as see what new items he had on the floor.  He's been busy.  Lots of great new stock litters the joint!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Got Art? This Ain't The Golden Gate But If You Go To San Fran. This Is About How It Looks Through All The Fog! Status: Real Oils!


I'm pretty sure this is actually the Bay Bridge.  I think we musta crossed this a half dozen times last week when we were in the area.  I don't know...there are so many bridges around San Fransisco and they're building more.  Anyway, this one of a pair of very nice Mod oil paintings that I've got "hanging" around.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Biggest Baddest Junk Shop Anywhere? Urban Ore In Berkeley California Might Just Be It! Status: Mind Boggling.


I thought I'd died and gone to heaven...nope, I flied and gone to Cali!  Yeah, unfortunately we flew to San Fran / Oakland, which I think was the Girlfriends secret plan to keep me from dragging too much stuff (any actually ::sob::) home with me.  It KILLED me to leave this seriously cool console stereo behind but I didn't think it would fit in the overhead.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pop Up Retro Sale This Weekend! Don't Miss Out! Mr. Modtomic Dropped By Today But Didn't Have Time To Pillage. Status: Friday AND Saturday!


Last year the Girlfriend and I tried to find this Pop Up "Garage / Estate" Sale but had a little trouble finding it...then got side tracked at a hotel liquidation business where I picked up a couple of great tables.  But then the sale "Popped Up" again and again!  Well my has popped up again and I finally found my way there.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mod Betty (@ Retro Roadmap) Asked If I Visited Anything Interesting While In California. Would A Fantastic Tiki Bar Count? Status: Wish It Was Here!


This quite large hula girl statue is ARTICULATED!  The hips and grass skirt slowly swivel...hypnotizing any who dare to stop and stare.  It's worth it.  You're gonna get pretty "hypnotized" by all the amazing cocktails anyway.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Just A Little More Loot From The Weekend Before Last! I Know...So Much Booty From ONE Weekend! Status: Smalls.


I was gone most of last week so I took a bunch of pictures and uploaded them to Flickr before I left.  This let me keep posting daily from "the road"...even though it wasn't really "the road" since we flew.  I'm so not a fan of flying.  I can't bring anything with me to sell or anything with me back home!  It's like being bound and gagged!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Back In Town. Back To The Projects. Pulled The Frem Rhojl Set Out And Got Started. Status: It Has Begun.


You might remember this set of Hans Olsen for Frem Rojle danish dining chairs that I dropped a post about a few days back. I had just procured the set (from the localest of local Goodwills) and hadn't gotten a chance to so much as wipe them down. Well, I opened the Garage door this afternoon and they were easiest to grab.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Anybody Else Got A Thing For Shag (The Artist)? What About Whoopi? Big Art? Status: On Craigslist StL!

The Girlfriend and I just got back from San Fran. / Oakland late last night.  I'll have pics / posts soon.  Unfortunately we I wasn't able to bring hardly anything home.  Just pictures.  Oddly enough...this GIANT angel sculpture by Whoopi Golderg and painted by Shag was HERE in St. Louis...not California!

ANOTHER Beautiful Vintage Lamp! Same Estate Sale Last Weekend But This One Was In The Basement. Status: Lucky Me!


I know...Deja Vu!  Didn't I Just post about a lamp a few days ago?  Yup.  AND they both came from the same South City estate sale.  Coincidence?  I Don't Think So.