Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Got Out This Morning To Get Some Breakfast And Ended Up Bringing Home A Couple Of Glass Heads And A Little Blonde Table! What A Morning! Status: Headed To The Big Booth.


The plan was to get some grub and then jet over to St. Charles to finish up cleaning out the shop.  But then the Girlfriend suggested we hit a couple local thrifts.  While there I remembered an ad I had seen about a week ago for a pair of glass heads.  I made the call and plans changed!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Good Lord! Magazine Street Was Rife With Blue Heaven Dinnerware! I Didn't Pick Any Up But If You're Looking To Complete Your Set, Magazine Street Antique Mall Might Be Your Best Bet! Status: Left Behind.


I LOVE Blue Heaven by Royal China.  I've got my own little stash of this packed away in a box (or two!) somewhere around here.  If you look hard, you'll see this pattern in Marie Barone's kitchen on reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond .

Sunday, December 29, 2013

::SIGH:: Moving AGAIN! Well, Not REALLY Moving, Just Relocating To A Much Larger Booth In The Creve Coure Antique Mall. A MUCH Large Booth!!! Status: Space Problem Solved!


Not in booth 195 for even a whole month and I'm already preparing to move to another.  Ah, but this is my Dream Booth!  Well, almost...I do wish it had more visibility to the antique mall general population.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I'm Still In New Orleans / The Big Easy, Taking It Easy, But Like I Said...I Got Pics Of Lots Of Neat Stuff At The Creve Coeur Antique Mall To Show Ya. This Longines Symphonette Looks Like Something One Of Ya Might Like. Status: Available!


I spotted this little beauty the first day I started moving stuff into MY booth (#195) at the Creve Coure Antique Mall. If I didn't already have one I woulda snatched it right up, right then. I have mine right next to my head on my night stand and use the light, on low, as a night light.

Monday, December 23, 2013

All From Booth 40 At The Creve Coeur Antique Mall. This Booth Is Full Of Art And Smalls And Is Possessed Of A Style We Can Certainly Appreciate! Status: Sort Of My Turf?


I spotted this cool looking fiber art piece rolled up and tucked away in the back of Booth 40 - Creve Coeur Antique Mall. My curiosity got the best of me so I went ahead and opened it up to see what it was. Nice! Not over the top as some of these '70s creations can be.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Anybody Looking To Give The Last Minute Gift Of Style This Holiday Season? This Carter Bros. Style (No Tag) Scoop Chair Just Showed Up At The Creve Coeur Antique Mall...And WOW Does That Upholstery POP! Status: Not Mine!


First thing's first, this is not mine to sell.  It's in a booth (196) near mine at The Antique Mall of Creve Coeur.  But I was just so excited to see it in the mall today that I just had to feature it here.  These don't pop up around here all that often.  They might not be the most practical chairs in the world but they sure are pretty.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ha! Finally...A Craigslist Find! Timing (Sometimes) Is Everything. This Wegner Style Folding Chair Popped Up This Morning And I Was Just Able To Procure It Before Work. Status: Keeper?


Years ago I picked up a pair of Hans Wegner folding chair knockoffs and quickly found them a new home.  I tried to love them...even taking them with us to the drive in theater, but it just never happened.  Picking up this single makes me wonder if maybe it was that those were a pair.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ever Been To Toledo Ohio? Me Either! But If I Ever Go, I'll Be Sure To Take The Wagon, Cuz I'll Be Comin' Home With Lots Of Good Stuff! Wanna See What I Found? Status: Not My Turf!

OH Toledo - Postcard 3

Finding good stuff on craigslist around the holidays is kinda tough. I'm just about sick of looking at the same stuff getting "bumped" up the list over and over here at home! It's probably a good thing though as I'm trying to be good right now and NOT buy every little deal I spot!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The '68 Exhibit. Has Anybody Been? I Hate To Say That I Didn't Even Know About It Until Today When My Good Friend Kevin Sent Me A Couple Of Pics Of The St. Louis Installation. Status: Intrigued.


While I was at work today my friend Kevin sent me a couple of quick photos of the '68 Exhibit at the St. Louis History Museum in Forest Park.  Once I got home I looked around for some other pics of the exhibit to share with you from other installations.  I gotta go check this out.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I Have Been Hoping To Find One Of These For Years! "A Slide Projector?" You Say...Not Just Any Slide Projector, An AUTOMATIC ADVANCE Slide Projector! Status: Party Entertainment!


I've already got two other slide projectors that I bought years ago...but, as it turned out, neither would automatically change the slides.  I was almost sure there was such a thing but had just never stumbled across one until Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

After Cleaning House For Our Party Yesterday...And Then Partying Until The Wee Hours, I Just Didn't Have A Blog Post In Me. Today, Recover. Please Enjoy These Lovely Photos Of Some Of My Favorite Booths At The Green Shag Market! Status: Loaded.


I stopped by The Green Shag Market today to see if I had some empty space in my booth and decided to shoot some of my favorite spaces inside.  The Green Shag really has some of the best vendors in town.  Don't believe me? Get down there and see for yourself!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

It....Is....PARTY....Time! Have You Ever Clicked That Little Link On The Right Side Bar Labled "Tiki Bar TV"? No? Well, Here's Your Chance To Party With The Cast And Learn To Make A New Cocktail! Status: Good Times!

Tiki Bar Red October

My buddy Kevin showed me this site ages ago and it's been one of my favorites ever since.  This team put together these entertaining shorts that are centered around the mixing of one cocktail for each episode.  You'll not only be laughing your @ss off, you'll learn how to make a fantastic new drink every show!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I'm Sorry!! This, The Blog And Work Are ALL I've Been Doing For The Last Week! But Looky, I'm Just About Done With This Space! Status: Open For Business.


I told ya it wouldn't stay nice and pretty. I just HAD to put More Stuff in there! And I'm not done. I've got some more art to put up high on that back wall and some shelves to install on each side of the chrome and glass unit.

Oh Yeah, That Cover Looks REAL Professional. I Was Rushed! But It Gets The Point Across, Right? Would You Sign Up For A Gift Registry At An Antique Mall? Status: Good Idea?


I thought I had this great idea of creating a Holiday Gift Registry so as that browsers in my booth at The Green Shag Market could register for an item that perhaps they might not buy for their self, but would love to receive as a gift.  You know, like a wedding registry!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Just In Time For Christmas! Something To Utterly Confuse Your Children With...A Phonograph! Hmmm...Some Of You Might Just Be Young Enough To Have Never Blown The Dust Off A 12 Inch LP Yourself. Status: Available.


C'mon, you know you wanna give your kid this Fisher Price record player and have the most ironically cool gift under the tree this year!  You'd get to be all cool like the guys in High Fidelity and explain to your lucky lucky offspring how these fragile, delicate vinyl discs actually contain the most accurate audio representation of music...and then get the eye roll of the true keepers of the cool.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Another Pair Of Black And Chrome BRNO Chairs? How Lucky Can Mr. Modtomic Be?! Well, Lucky Might Not Be The Right Word. Zero Sum...Maybe That's Closer. Status: Pickup Tomorrow


After getting a late start today, I tried to deliver some more items to the new booth at the Creve Coeur Antique Mall.  See, what happen was...I've been trying to get the items I've got at the shop in St. Charles packed up, stuffed in Frank and over to the new booth space.  I got Two out of Three today.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Phew...What A Day! I (Of Course) Didn't Get Up Until The Crack Of Noon, But Have Been Out Of The House Pretty Much Ever Since! This Antique Mall Stuff Is Lot's Of Work! Status: Keeping It Real.


Once out of the house this afternoon we made hay while the making was good.  We dropped by The Green Shag Market to drop off some information (propaganda?) concerning the Mr. Modtomic Holiday Gift Registry in the booth.  While there I wanted to check on Jeff's booth progress.  "Progress" being the key word!

Friday, December 6, 2013

MCM in the Room - Kartell Componibili

Hi Modtometrists!  CT from Living Analog here.  It's been a little while -- the Living Analog abode has relocated from St. Louis to Phoenix and things have been hectic to say the least.  Now that we're moved and have the magical interwebs plugged back in, it's time to get back to MCM in the Room!  Before my little offline spell, I had found images of the BKF Butterfly Chair, Eames LCW and Panton "S" Chair in situ for your viewing enjoyment.  I thought I'd take a break from chairs for a while (but don't worry, not  forever - there's so many to love!) and showcase something different.  This week, I give you the Kartell Componibili - the storage unit for every MCM room!

The Kartell Componibili was designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in the 1960s.  Also known by their production numbers "4970/84" (or 59.166667 as Google so helpfully did the math for me when I did a search for the item, thanks Google.).  Castelli Ferrieri, like so many of the furniture designers we know and love, was an architect.  She designed Kartell's headquarters, married the owner and went on to become the company's Design Director.  Not bad for a day's work. (Joke).

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I've Got Some Good News And Some Bad News. Bad News: Closing The St. Charles Shop. Good News: Got More Booth Space! Status: Deja Vous?


Seems like just yesterday I was pontificating upon the beginnings of setting up shop in an antique mall...wait, it WAS just yesterday! Little did I know that I'd be shooting pics of my Own new empty booth space today. Life IS funny that way...or at least it THINKS it is.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Getting Started...That's The Hard Part. No Wait...Getting Booth Space, THAT'S The Hard Part. Who Am I Kidding...It Never Gets "Easy"! My good Friend Jeff Finally Got A Space At The Green Shag Market. Ah, Remember Those First Days?! Status: More MCM In Da House.


My friend Jeff has been trying to get his foot in the door at The Shag for seems like ages.  I've really been rooting for him too as it means there'll be another vendor of fine vintage modern furnishing in the shop...and that can't hurt at all!

Pickings Are Seemingly Slim Just About Everywhere This Time Of Year. I Think I Found Some Bargains In Portland OR Though. Wanna Take A Look? Sure Ya Do! Status: Not My Turf!

For you a rose in Portland grows. Greetings from Portland, Oregon

I haven't been finding too much on the StL. craigslist lately and a quick look through a number of other cities has left me wanting.  Thankfully, Portland Oregon came through with plenty of lovely bargains to show ya!

Monday, December 2, 2013

At First I Was Hesitant To Purchase This Rug Because McDuff The Fluff Can Make Such A Mess Of Such Things, But The Girlfriend Suggested I Could Easily Flip It In The Booth. After Shooting These Pics Though, I Think I'll Be Keeping It...Silly Cat Or Not. Status: Keeper.


Love that cat to death, but boy can he make a mess. That fat boy yacks on everything. Well, everything at floor level. At least he ain't yacking on the furniture...yet. So dropping a pretty shag rug in front of his mug might not be the best idea, but we're gonna try it out and see what happens.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I JUST Found The All Christmas Music Radio Station And Now I Got The Perfect Boombox For The Season! This Red '80s Magnavox Boombox Was Waiting For Me At The Goodwill Yesterday. Works Like A Charm. Status: Available.


Find your leg warmers, get out your Hall And Oates Christmas cassette tape, plug this bad boy in and make your holiday party special!  Yup, this bright red boombox could be yours!  I'll be dropping it (and a few other items) off at the booth in The Green Shag Tomorrow (hopefully).

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Even Though I've Been Feeling Under The Weather For The Last Couple Of Days Or So, I Still Managed To Procure A Nice Set Of Mies Van Der Rohe "BRNO" Chairs Last Sunday Evening. Status: Paired!


Sadly, no tags.  Probably not Knoll since the seller...well, said they weren't.  Still, they got style for miles and they'll go nicely with the chrome base table I featured a few days ago.  I've still got to fix up the top of that table though, so it'll be a while.

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Gift Horse Would Have To Be One Uuuugly Steed For This Guy To Look Him In The Mouth. A Friend Offered This Hot Mess To Me For The Low Low Price Of Nuthin' And In The Back Of Frank It Went! Status: Now What?


Right, so what do I need with another Eames lounger knockoff project?  I don't.  But alas, I just couldn't say "No"!  Surely I can find something to do with this mess of a lounge chair.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Little Trip To The Salvation Army Thrift Store Yesterday Turned Out To Be Quite Fruitful. I FINALLY Found A Stand For The Little Christmas Tree And A Cool 1960s Decor Book. Status: Keeping The Book.


I love finding these vintage decor books.  They seem so few and far between.  And a tree stand for the metal Christmas tree stand?  Don't get me started how hard I searched for That!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

You Know I Don't Really Mess With Fiestaware Too Much. I Certainly Don't Collect It. It's Just Too Hard To Keep In Mind Which Pieces Are New And Which Are Vintage. Still, When I Find It And I've Got The Time To Look It Up... Status: Picked.


I've got a book on all this stuff in my booth (well, I think it's still in there), but maybe I need to pull it out and keep in my "library" since figuring out whether this stuff is vintage or not is kind of a pain.  I'm like 90% sure this is Very vintage, like 1930's vintage, but since Fiesta kept messing with the marks and all, it's still hard to pin down.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sorry 'Bout Not Getting This Out Earlier. Kinda Felt Ill Last Night. But At Least I Do Have Something Cool For Ya! Status: Modified Brasilia.


No no, this King Size Brasilia Bookcase headboard isn't the said "Modified Brasilia"...I don't want to shock any delicate sensibilities so you'll have to click through to peruse THAT! Reader Jeff from KC was kind enough to share some photos of his personal Brasilia collection, one piece of which has been cleverly repurposed.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Some Nifty Finds From Recent Times As Well As Earlier This Summer. A Couple Salem Biscayne Pitchers And A Mexican Handmade Bird. Status: Mystery.


I forgot all about the mixed metal bird art.  I picked up the larger Biscayne gravy pitcher a few days ago and the smaller cream pitcher has been hanging around here for a while.  Time I blogged about 'em all, wouldn't you say?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I Picked Up Another Danish Modern Three Light Pendant Monday Before Work. It Was A Late Night Craigslist Find That I Should Have Found And Snatched Saturday. Status: All's Well That End Well.


This fixture is another one of those killer items that got overlooked by everybody on craigslist...
including me!  I had been listed early Saturday afternoon and I didn't spot it until late Sunday evening.  I hate it when that happens.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Guess Who's Got Wood? This Guy! That is...I Got A Wood Butcher Block By Boos And A Vintage Wood Coca Cola Crate Too. Just A Couple Of Wooden Items I Found At The Thrifts This Weekend. Status: For The Booth.


You know those carts the Goodwill rolls out hoping the hoarders (you know 'em, they're the ones who grab a cart as soon as they walk in the front door) clean off so they won't have to find a place on the shelves for the stuff.  That's were I found both of these items!  But relax, I didn't fill up a cart...or block all the aisles with it either.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christ...My Booth Is Starting To Be Better Appointed Than HOME! Well, Not Really...But It's Getting There. Today We Dropped In A Lovely Chesterfield Sofa! Status: Available...Now!


Dang, I almost wish OUR living room looked this good.  Cohesive...maybe that's the word.  That walnut Drexel Declaration coffee table, a comfy leather Westnofa lounge chair and now, the classic Chesterfield sofa.  Get that Burke dining set out of there and that could be any of our living rooms I'd say.

Along With The Laurel Lamp I Picked Up Yesterday Before Work I Snatched A Matched Pair Of Lovely Little Marble Base Table Lamps. Same Seller. Status: Hoping For Matched Shades.


I'm such a sucker for matched pairs of stuff, like nightstands....and well, lamps.  The problem with lamps is finding matched shades for them since most of the time, when you find a lamp or lamps, the shades are toast.  This pair came with shades but they were miss-matched.  So I'll be on the lookout.

Friday, November 15, 2013

I Found This Little Gem Of A Laurel Floor Lamp On Craigslist Yesterday Morning. It Was Such A Bargain That I Really Wanted To Nab It That Morning But The Timing Was Off. Had To Wait Until Today. Status: Nabbed!


Aside from the shade...Ain't this a lovely vintage modern Laurel floor lamp?  Alas, the shade came with it.  Sorta Antiquey right?  Not really our thing...but you don't throw the baby out with the bath water, do you?!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Few Weeks Ago The Girlfriend, Some Other Friends And I Went To The Theater To See Ender's Game. Yeah, I Read The Book (The Girlfreind Made Me A While Back) But I'm Cool With It Being Different. Status: Can't Wait For The DVD.

Ender's Game 1

I Love big block buster movies!  Yeah, there's a lot of haters out there who quote all differences but c'mon...  Truth is, I didn't exactly memorize the book, so I don't even know what they are going on about.  I just thought it was a freakin' cool flick!  But what was even cooler...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Once Again, I'm At A Loss. Can Anybody Help A Mr. Identify This Fantastic Bentwood Scandivian Lounge Chair? It's Got Westy Dripping From It's Walnut Frame But No Tags Or Marks. Status: Available And Needing A Name.


I'm pretty sure I just barely beat another potential buyer to the draw on this killer bentwood danish lounge chair Sunday afternoon.  I stopped by the Goodwill near downtown and while giving this a once over another couple seemed to be skulking about behind me like a couple of vultures.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I'm FINALLY Taking (More) Advantage Of The "Airspace" Above My Booth. Today I Found An Effective Way To Hang This Trio Of Danish Modern Dining Chairs From The Rafters. Status: More To Come!


See!  Necessity IS the mother of invention!  No more room on the floor of your booth?  Go up!  I'm way behind the curve on this though.  So many of the other vendors have already done this...and done it well.  Well, I'm playing catch up now.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

How Long Has It Been Since We Took A Little Shop Tour Together? We've Been Through The Old Rocket Century Warehouse Before But Never This Retail Space On South Grand. Status: Another Lovely Option.


I'll admit, I didn't have a lot of faith that St. Louis could support another stand alone bricks and mortar, but here it is...Rocket Century!  After a little more than a year the joint is still going strong.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

What Is It With Cats Trying To Eat Silver Christmas Trees?! McDuff The Fluff Just Couldn't Stop Himself From Trying To Take Bite Out Of This Small Tower Of Christmas Cheer! Status: Un-Chewed


I picked up this beautiful and (nearly) complete vintage silver christmas tree from a vendor at the Belleville Flea earlier this summer. It seemed silly to pull it out and show it off in the middle of July but tonight looks like our first evening at or below freezing, so now might be a little more appropriate.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fall Is Definitely Upon Us! Don't Ya Love The Colors? I Felt Remiss Having Shot This Table Base Yesterday Without Getting Any Pics Of It With A Proper Top. Status: Redeemed.


We got a short dry spell this morning before I had to head into work so I dragged the new chrome table base outside and pulled this equally heavy (well, almost) table top out of the garage to show how nice a dining table the pair are gonna make. This is gonna be stunning when the top gets refinished!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Today I Picked Up A Great Table Base That I Initially Thought / Hoped Was A Florence Knoll Design...But Alas, Close But No Cigar. Still, It Was Attractive Enough To Bring Home. Status: Gone Topless.


I spotted this on craigslist last night, but you know how crappy craigslist photos can fool ya...especially when you are really trying to be fooled.  Oh how I wanted this to be a Knoll table base.  The seller insisted that it is a Herman Miller base, but I find this attribution dubious.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Where Are They Now? Some Of The Lighting That Has Been On The Blog Before Never Made It Back Out Of The House. We Call These Keepers. Wanna See What They's Up To? Status: In Situ.


When last we saw this lamp I had just brought it home from the flea market and I didn't have a bulb for it.  I actually took the lamp with me to the hardware store to make sure I got the correct socket size...it was a weird one that I hadn't seen before.  Well, it kinda pokes out but I think it's supposed to!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

As Promised, Here's The Before And After Of The Drexel Declaration Coffee And End Table. They Got The Howard's Restore-A-Finish Treatment Today. Status: Ready For The Booth.


I still didn't have enough time to a really good job but I did get a chance to clean up the tops of these tables this afternoon.  They came out pretty nice.  Not perfect but better still.  I used Howard's Walnut Restore-A-Finish and some 0000 steel wool and it really brought out the lovely color.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Four Words Best Describe This Morning's Before Work Adventures: Estate Fail Craigs Score! The Estate Fail Wasn't THAT Disappointing And The Craigs Score Was Just Enough To Make Up For It. Status: Even Steven


I still use my old smart phones for various duties including music player at work and WiFi mobile web browser at home. What the one at home gets used as the most is a lowly alarm clock. That was all it had to do this morning...wake me at 9:45am. Apparently it decided to "fall back" all by itself a couple days early!