Thursday, February 28, 2013

I Went Through A Phase A While Back Of Collecting Vintage Planters. Mr. Modtomic Lacks The Necessary Green Thumb To Keep Plant Life Alive So They Needed A New Use. Status: Guessed Yet?


Yes, I know...but we all use it. And ya gotta keep some handy (i.e. not in the hallway closet...way down the hall) for that inevitable and inopportune moment when you find the last sheet. Sure, you could leave it sit unceremoniously out like this. Or you could buy one of those covers, but I got another idea!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Just By Happenstance We Found Another Savers Thrift Over The Weekend. Just Like Last Time We Arrived To Find A Grand Opening. And Once Again We Found Some Good Stuff. Status: Two New Traps!


I was actually headed to a Goodwill in South County that I don't get to very often when I noticed a new Savers.  I actually passed by it and had to do some creative driving to get back to it as the road was separated by a concrete divider.  But where there's a thrift, there's a way.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Between Dropping Off Peter Protzman Chairs At The Antique Mall And Picking Up And Delivering A Full Danish Dining Set At The Shop In Frenchtown I Managed To Find A Beautiful Pair Of Manhattan Glass Platters! Status: Tagged / Available!


The Manhattan pattern by Anchor Hocking seems to have only been produced between 1938 and 1943.  They must have very very large amount of these pieces...because I seem to see find it alot!  Case in point...I picked up a pair of platters just this weekend.  Looking for some fabulous art deco style depression era glass?  Stop by Frenchtown in St. Charles and check these out!

Monday, February 25, 2013

I've Got A Fresh Offering At Our Shop: Fleur De Lis - Home Source, This Week. Space Is At A Premium, Even Though I Pulled Out A Pair Of Chairs To Sell Elsewhere, But I Just Managed To Shoehorn This In! Status: Teak-a-licious!


This is all the info I have.  And I'm thankful for having even that since these stickers are often lost over time.  I've got the manufacturer and country of origin, but alas...have found nothing on a designer.  The set has the same je ne sais quois that I feel infuses Erik Buck designs.  Maybe one of my readers knows who the mystery designer is!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

It's Been A Couple Weeks Since I've Had Time To Share What's What At The Green Shag Market. Status: Finally!


Not long ago bloggers everywhere were using machines such as this IBM to spread their particular "word" via 'zines!  With such a machine one could reach 10s of...well, readers.  Thank God for the 1s and 0s we publish on today.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Looking For A Little Help From You...My Smart And Savvy Readership. My Buddy Dan Is Soon To Be Offering Some Amazing Handmade Vintage Modern Inspired Items And We'd Like To Ask What You Think. Status: Upcoming


First of all, do you like this planter and stand?  Is this something that you would want in your home?  I know I do and will have more than one when they become available.  Dan is also soon to be offering some fantastic steel "atomic" style wall art.  Wanna see what it looks like?  Click through my friend!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hey FLA! Looking For Some Cheap Style 'Round The Jacksonville Area? Sure Ya Are! Status: Not My Turf.

Greetings from Jacksonville, Florida - Large Letter Postcard

We had a snow day here in the StL so I took the opportunity to take a look around a warmer locale and dream of warmer weather.  I discovered there's some good stuff to be had in north eastern Florida.  Wanna take a gander?  Click right on through and see if anything catches your eye!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

On Top Of The Dorothy Thorpe Rocks Glasses Featured Yesterday, I Also Scored Some Other Goodies That I Will Now Take A Moment To Share With You, My Loverly Readership! Status: A Sad Surprise.


Yup.  I gots even more Libbey Silver Foliage...but I've come to see that there is another name or perhaps yet another nearly identical line like these called Starlyte!  Anyway, I found some other pretty cool stuffs as well.  I got it all out while at Fleur De Lis - Home Source the other night.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

As Luck Would Have It I Found Another Set Of Mirror Finish Dorothy Thorpe Style Rocks Glasses. I Didn't Drop Them At Fleur De Lis But I Shot The Pics There Cuz I Needed To Clean Up The Eames Table. Status: Mission Accomplished.


Isn't that a great shot of these glasses?  I almost wanna use that or something like it for my next new header.  So yeah, got lucky at the Goodwill and picked up this set of six flashy rocks glasses.  I'll probably be dropping them in the booth (#5) at The Green Shag Market shortly.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Craigslist Was Good To The Mister This Weekend! I Scored This Beautiful Broyhill Brasilia Side Table As Well As The Jacobsen Series 7 Reproduction Chairs. Status: Available.


This fine end table was yet another lucky craigslist find this weekend.  I've got lots of Broyhill Brasilia furnishings in the house and have bought and sold plenty more, but this is the first pedestal base Lamp Table I've come across.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Presidents Day To Ya! Hope You Too Have The Day Off To Go Out And Find Some Good Stuff. I Myself Picked Up A Nice Set Of West Elm Dining Chairs. Status: Undecided


I spotted these chairs a couple of weeks ago on craigslist and kept forgetting to call about them on the weekends.  I finally got around to it this afternoon and was delighted to find that these six chairs just listed as office kitchen stuff (make offer) were in fact West Elm!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

After A Family Meeting At Our New Shop (Fleur De Lis - Home Source In St. Charles) We Stopped At Thrifts And Picked Up A Few Smalls. Status: Some For Me Some For You!


There wasn't much to be had late in the day at the St. Chuck thrifts but I did manage to grab up a few choice items at the Salvation Army store.  I gotta start getting up earlier.  I have a feeling I'm missing some of the good stuff getting to the shops so late!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Vintage Kids Stuff! Can You Imagine Children Having The Patience To Play With Something Like These Anymore? Status: In Working Order.


I've had the Kenner projector for ages. Picked it up at an estate sale early on in our days of hunting and gathering.  The Gaf View Master projector came later but I've also had it quite a while.  Too bad it don't project in 3D...I mean, that's the whole point of a View Master, right?!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Wow! What A Difference A Day Can Make! Fleur De Lis - Home Source Opened It's Doors This Morning And Already I've Got To Re-arrange Things And Bring In New Items! Status: Open!


So today (Valentines Day!) was our first real "open" day and I've already sold the pair of Giancarlo Piretti slipper chairs!  One official day open and I've already got a hole to fill!  So I did, and with another very special chair, the Ib Kofod Larsen armchair!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I've Got Some Empty(ish) Shelves Down At The Green Shag That Are Wanting For Some Smalls. I'm Tripping Over Smalls 'Round Here! Status: Getting Tagged.


I don't really have to look too hard to find more items to populate my booth space at The Green Shag Market. I've got a spare bedroom full of smalls and lots of stuff hidden in the garage that I've got to get pulled out. Sometimes it's just a matter of deciding that it's time to let something go.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Just A Quick Look Around Tulsa's Craigslist. Anybody In The Midwest Looking For Some Cheap Style? Yes? Let's Look Around. Status: Not My Turf!

Greetings from Tulsa, Oklahoma, "The Oil Capital of the World" - Large Letter Postcard

Wow, look at that. "The Oil Capital Of The World"!  I thought Tulsa Oklahoma was here in the Midwest... not the Middle East!  At any rate, let's take a gander at what the Tulsa craigslist might have to offer the casual browser.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

See? STILL Getting Things Together! But I Think This Conant Ball Danish Style Lounge Sofa Might Be The Last Big Item I Can Fit Into The Shop. Status: Cleaned Up And Available.


Once again, burning the midnight oil at the shop.  It had to be done.  Night before last I spotted this beautiful Conant Ball Danish style sofa on craigslist around 10pm.  The seller included a cryptic phone number so I went ahead and decoded and called it.  No answer at first but I struck paydirt on my second try!

Monday, February 11, 2013

We're Still Getting Things Together At Fleur De Lis - Home Sourse. On My Short List Was Getting Some Floor Coverings. Status: Check.


I've been looking around craigslist for about a week hoping to find some decent rugs at a cheap price for the shop.  Nothing worth sending an e-mail over showed up, but today I stopped by Garden Ridge to see if they had any more good upholstery material remnants.  Guess what, they got tons of rugs!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Got Down To The South Side Thrifts Today. No Major Haul But I Found A Few Goodies. Some Days Are Better Than Others. Status: Smalls Haul.


Even though I didn't find a car load of items this afternoon, it's nice to find at least one Really Good piece that totally made my day.  Can you guess which one of the above five it might be?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

I FINALLY Got Down To The Green Shag To Deliver My Rent And A Few More Items. Found Some Cool New Offerings! Status: Always Well Stocked.


I stopped by The Shag this evening to drop off the other Protzman / Miller arm chair and a trio of stacking Formica topped tables, pay my rent and pick up my check but took a little look around and pulled out the camera.  Too many good new wares to not take some pics and share.

Friday, February 8, 2013

I Finished Up The Lane Dining Chair And Dropped It Off At Our Shop Tonight. Took A Few Pics While I Was There. Wanna See? Status: Quiet At Night.


After I got home from work I finished up the Lane dining chair I've been working on to put with the Broyhill Saga desk.  It wasn't too late so I thought I'd drive over to the shop and drop it off.  Might as well take some pics while I'm there, right?  Check out our totally custom bags!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Isn't Art Deco The Slick Early Mid Century Cousin To Vintage Modern? Me Thinks So. Check Out These Pretty Little Stain Glass Art Deco Window Pains. Status: Underutilized.


What to do with these?  I've had these for years but only just pulled them out of the packaging that the seller wrapped them in!  When I saw them I knew I had to have them but have never figured out what to do with them.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gettin' Stuff Done! Remember The Lane Dining Chair I Started Cleaning Up? Got Some Upholstery Work Done On It Now! Status: Lookin' Good.


When last we visited the Lane dining chair that I was cleaning up (to pair with the Broyhill Saga desk at the shop) it looked about like this.  I had cleaned up the frame and stripped off the upholstery but hadn't gotten any further.  When I got home from work this evening I decided it was time to dig in.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

This Was My Day. Broken. I Made A Big Ol' Mess At Work And Had To Work Nearly A Double Shift To Clean It Up. Status: Just Got Home.


So other than yesterday being a crumby day and I haven't been to bed yet...Today is going to be a most amazing day.  Why you ask?  Take a look at that Hit Counter to the right!  Half a Million Baby!  If it ain't there just soon will be!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Gotta Tell Ya, Red And Chrome Seem To Be My Lucky Colors Lately! That I Managed To Pick Up A Set Of Four Peter Protzman / Herman Miller Chrome And Red Arm Chairs Over The Weekend Is No Exception! Status: Hot Rod Colors!


If you know how cats are about being pampered and always finding just the right space for a can guess that these chairs are comfy.  While shooting this set of photos, King Larry McDuff (AKA: Bad Cat) wasn't about to relinquish his throne, even while it got moved around and bright flashes of light were going off all around him.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

I Won. I Think I Made The First Sale At Our New Shop: Fleur De Lis - Home Source! Had A Customer While Setting Up Yesterday. Status: It Has Begun.


I was at the new shop yesterday afternoon hanging some artwork when our first cash in hand buyer walked right in that front door.  I'm not certain but I'm pretty sure I sold the first item!  The Franciscan Salt and Pepper Shakers are officially Gone!  The buyer also gave the Drexel Profile dining set a good looking at and I expect it to be gone soon to as it's garnered quite a bit of interest lately.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mr. Modtomic Longtime Reader RetroSandie Requested A Reconnaissance Of The Rhode Island / South East Mass. Craigslist Area, Looking For Some Cheap Style. Wanna See What I Found? Sure Ya Do! Status: Not My Turf!

Greetings from Rhode Island - Large Letter Postcard

Last summer the Girlfriend and I had the pleasure of spending our summer vacation in the North East but we didn't get This far up!  The Girlfriend actually used to live way up here for a while.  I've never been.  Maybe in a few years we'll make another trip this way and I'll get to see it all for myself.  Until then, I'll just check out their craigslist!

Friday, February 1, 2013

OK, Here We Go! It's Not A GRAND Opening But We're Going To Be Welcoming You To Stop By Tomorrow (Saturday 02 / 02) To Take A Little Look 'Round At Fleur De Lis - Home Source. For Those Of You Who Can't Make It, Here's A Preview. Status: Almost Ready.


I've been busting my hump trying to get things setup and solid at our new shop this last week or so.  I was there cleaning up on some of my wares and delivering more stock last night until 3:30am!  Gotta say, I like that I can do this since I am not a morning person and I've got a day (well, second shift) job.