Sunday, June 30, 2013

Brutalist Post Vacation Road Finds. We're Almost Home Folks, No More Re-Runs! Status: Road Weary.


So I'm still out of town and am on the road home. We can't pass up a good antique mall and found a big one in Georgia where we happened upon this large brutalist cabinet.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Weekend Roadtrip Craigs-Snatchins! I Spotted The Maurizio Tempestini / Salterini Chairs Late Last Evening And Made Arrangements For Pickup. Drove Out Today And Found Lots Other Good Stuff Along The Way! Status: Score! (re-run!)


Wait, don't that look like some huge alien bug's face?  It's not, I assure you.  It is, in fact, my new acquisition of a super rare pair of Salterini iron and leather Maurizio Tempestini chairs and a fancy spider leg and brass tray occasional table!

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

No New Goodies Today. Nope...Just Gratuitous Cute Kitty Shots. Status: New Stuff Tomorrow, Promise! (re-run!)


The thrifts...they ain't been good to a Mr.  I've had Four straight days of strike outs.  I Mean NOTHING!  Man that stings.  But, I've managed to corral a few good things off craigslist today and I'm fixing up a neat chair so I'll get you the 411 on those tomorrow.  Until then, cute pics of King Larry / McDuff.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I Went To The Second Estate Sale Saturday With Hopes Of Scoring A Large Set Of Russel Wright But Came Home With Dorothy Thorpe Instead. Status: Fail Score. (re-run!)


I had spotted a sizable set of Russel Wright Steubenville dinnerware all in grey at an estate sale Saturday that opened an hour after the sale where I picked up the Overman swivel recliner.  I didn't waste any time at the first sale and got to the second sale about an 15 minutes before it started only to find I was picking up number 12.  Hmmm.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Yesterday We Finally Got A Chance To Tour The Great Adirondack Camp: Sagamore. It Was Amazingly Beautiful And A Fun Tour. Status: Bring The Deet. You're Gonna Need It! (re-run!)


Touring at least one of the few remaining Great Camps of The Adirondacks was the principal impetus for pointing our Roadtrip Vacation North East this year.  Oh sure, we've been doing all the fun stuff and plowing through the tourist traps with aplomb but one must include some culture to cut the sweet sugary silliness of all the other stuff we're doing!

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Monday, June 24, 2013

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


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.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

In Town For The Weekend? Need To Find A Cool Watering Hole? May I Suggest The Way Out Club? Status: Rockin' The South Side. (re-run!)


The Way Out Club in South St. Louis (2525 South Jefferson Avenue  St. Louis, MO 63104-2307) is one of the best places to see a good punk rock band or a high energy rockabilly show while getting your Pabst Blue Ribbon on.  I don't get down there as often as I used to but The Way Out is still at the top of my list of cool dive bars here in St. Louis.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

It's The WEEKEEeeennnNNDD Baby! Howz-about A Shot Of So-Co To Celebrate?! Status: More Bar Ware! (re-run!)


Steamboats...St. Louis.  I get it.  Of course there's a ton of this Southern Comfort bar ware around here.  It still seems a little freaky (and fortuitous since I totally dig it!) that I find SO much So-Co bar ware at the thrift stores!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Crazy Vacation Pickings From All Through The Smokies. Status: Almost The Last Of It! (re-run!)


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.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

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. (re-run!)


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.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Oh Jeez...This Is Getting Ridiculous. I Gotta Start Getting Outta Bed Earlier. Status: Did I Just Throw Up A Little? (re-run!)


Pretty ain't it?  And right down the street.  And since it's at the Salvation Army it's gonna be cheap too.  So what gives with the Status? Oh, read on my friend...but be warned, it's gonna hurt a little.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thought I'd Mix it up a Little! Ain't They like a "Beam" of "Sun" Shine? Get it...Mix...Sun...Beam? Status: Am I a Riot? (re-run!)


The Three Amigos.  Yes, I do have a Chrome one and a White one...somewhere, but they are kinda beside the point.  These babies are all about the color!

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mr. Modtomics first "Before & After"! Got it at an estate sale and used it to further my upholstery skills. Status: Gone...but not forgotten (re-run!)


You know, the orange looks like crap in pictures but it didn't look too bad to the naked eye!  It looked a lot better after the HOURS of staple pulling...

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Thrifts Were Good To Mr. Modtomic Last Weekend. I Found This Great Brass Candelabra And Plum Colored Art Glass Vase While Out And About. Status: Table Top Goods.


Wow, everything posted this last week (less the Wentzville flea posting) was found last weekend!  And I even forgot to knock out some pics of a set of orange sherbert "Oven Proof" dining plates that I found at the same Goodwill from whence the Plum glass vase came.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cowboy's And Indians. What Little Boy Wouldn't Love To Have These On His Bedroom Wall...Or In His Man Cave Basement Bar? C'mon, You Know We're All Still Little Boys...Right? Status: At The Shag.


Today I dropped off at The Green Shag Market, the red floor lamp I featured yesterday as well as the big blue cityscape print and this pair of Lloyd Harding western prints.  I found that the Broyhill Brasilia lamp table had found a new home but didn't have time to take a good look around the other booths to see what was new.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Say You're Readin' A Book...And It's Dark, What You Gonna Do? You Know What You're Gonna Do...Why Not Do It With Style? Drop This Sexy Beast Behind Your Favorite Chair And Chill. Status: Headed To The Booth.


What do you it a Sonneman? I can't find another Sonneman with this sort of base.  Either way, it's a darn cool lamp and you probably need it in your home.  The plan is to drop it off at The Green Shag Market Thursday morning.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

POW! How's That For A Pop Of Color On A Fine Spring Day? If You're A Long Time Reader You Might Recognize This Print...But This One Is Different. It's Bigger! Status: Lovely And Large!


Oh, to have found an original painting instead of another print.  I'm lucky enough to have all (but one) original paintings here in the Modtomic Ranch we call Lily (the Lily Pad...get it?).  Since this one is a print it goes to the booth.  Still, it's a rather striking print and would look right at home here.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

One Of The Little Treasures I Snatched Up Over The Weekend Is This Lovely '50s Era Desk Lamp. The Bulb Included Even Works! It's Headed To The Shag. Status: Award For Years Of Service.


After the flea market on Sunday and the less than overwhelming take from that, we had to hit some thrifts to get our fix.  On our way to the Savers out in the county we found a new Goodwill.  Lucky we did, cuz I found this little guy waiting inside!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Like I Alluded To Yesterday, The Wentzville Flea Was Not Really Up To Par. It Was Such A Pretty Morning (When Most Of The "Action" Happens) That It Didn't Really Seem To Make Sense! Status: Ho Hum.


I'm pretty sure that this big ol' bear skin rug was the coolest thing at the flea this weekend.  It definitely got the most attention.  It weren't cheap though, I think it had a tag asking $550.  No thanks.  Ever rolled around on a bear skin rug?  A small percentage of me thinks "yuk" but I've done it and I can tell's the very definition of luxury.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Today We Managed To Create A Family Unit From A Pair Of Tall Black Porcelain Cats Found At The Flea Market And A Pair Of Small Black Kittens Found At The Antique Mall. Disparate Prices But All Were A Bargain. Status: Crazy Cat Guy.


I really am turning into a "crazy cat guy", 'ceptn these cats aren't eating me out of house and they's so easy to clean up after!  I'm still on the hunt for some Royal Dux Bohemia kitters  but I have to say, finding all four of these today was quite a coup! 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Haven't Had Time To Stop By The Green Shag Lately? Maybe It's A Bit Of A Haul For You. Wanna See What You're Missing?! Status: Come And Get It!


I'll admit, I don't get down to The Shag as often as I'd like.  Such is life, so I understand if you haven't been there in a lil' bit yourself.  Here's some pics to wet your appetite!  Yes...that IS a Jens Risom desk.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Shag Artwork Is One Of My Chief Inspirations Concerning Collecting Vintage Modern Furnishings And Decor. My Buddy Dan Practically Begged Me To Take These Postcards Off His Hands! Status: Uhm...OK!!!


Check it out...some are even framed for hanging!  And that's a ton of postcards, too.  Dan was gonna sell these at his garage sale but I just happened to be there picking up a table he refinished for me a couple of days before and got to snatch 'em up before hand.  Score!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

I Picked Up A Set Of Two Ray Wilkes / Herman Miller Chiclet Chairs And Small Sofa A While Back But They've Been Sitting In The House Disassembled Since Purchase. I Finally Got Them Out Today And Cobbled 'Em Back Together To Get Some Craigslist / Blog Pics. Status: Available!

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You might remember the Ray Wilkes Chiclet chair that I featured a couple months ago.  This is the same chair and it's matching Chiclet sofa.  I actually have yet ANOTHER Chiclet chair that I just didn't have time to gather up and re-assemble as well.   Just, I don't know...imagine another chair in there!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ugh...Still Trying To Get My Watermark Set Up In Photoshop. Having Issues. Meh...I'll Get It Figured Out. Hey, Looky! A Lampshade! Status: Needs More Than Wants.


I've been kinda slacking lately.  I know..."A lampshade?"  But they do seem to be becoming more and more difficult to find these days.  And what use is a cool looking lamp sans lampshade?  None!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My Posting Schedge Is All Off Again. Work, New PC And Other Issues Are The Crutches I Call Forth. AnyWho...Check Out This Cool Clock And Set Of Juice Glasses! Status: Small(s)ville.


I only just got my Photoshop installed mere moments ago and the realized that I'll have to set IT up as well.  I just don't currently have the wear-with-all to do that just now.  I'll just do without watermarks for today.  The new PC is Fantastic but WOW...a 23" (high def) screen is huge!  My neck is getting tired from looking back and forth from one side to the other.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Last Week I Found Some Tasty Lighting At The St. Louis ReStore. That Place Is The Greatest For Thrift Hardware. These Vintage Mod Outdoor Sconces Are A Great Example Of What Can Be Found There. Status: One Cleaned Up - All Wanting Paint.


I cleaned this one up just to see how it would look but for real, they all need to be repainted.  They'd look sharp in just about any color.  Think how cool one would be color matched to your front door.  Or just basic satin black, white or silver.