Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I Got Out This Morning To St. Charles Mo. To Take A Quick Look At A Danish Desk That I Had To Pass On, But That Gave Me An Excuse To Hit The St. Chuck Thrifts! Status: More Smalls!
Meh, it's not an epic Danish Modern Teak roll top desk...but neither was the Danish Modern Teak roll top desk that I was hoping to pick up (epic...that is). I really should get up and check them traps more often during the week. You never know when luck is going to smile upon you!
Unfortunately luck did not smile upon me this morning, well other than finding some little fun
smalls. Nick had alerted me to a teak roll top desk and Frem Rojle chair on c-list and I shot off an
e-mail and didn't get a reply until this morning. So I tooled over to check it out in St. Charles this
morning but alas, the desk didn't make the cut. I don't know a LOT about these Danish roll top
desks but the drawer faces were made of rather cheap looking particle board with a thin veneer of
One of the drawers had a chip in this veneer on the top edge where it wouldn't be seen when the
drawer was closed but for real, I just wasn't that into this desk anymore anyway. I made a rather
half hearted offer on the desk / chair and as soon as the seller said that they couldn't accept I made
my goodbys and headed for the thrifts. Now maybe all of those desk (selling on eBay for up around
3-400 bucks) are cheap particle board crap but I just couldn't take that chance. Did I make a boo
boo? If so, I made up for it later today!
No, not with these smalls! It'd take a heck of a lot of smalls to make up THAT difference! These
smalls just help me not waste a morning drive to St. Charles. I found the Georges Briard roasting
pan and the atomic carafe at the Salvation Army thrift but I can't recall where I picked up the Tiki.
It musta erased my memory. Them Tiki's is pretty powerful magic. Remember the episode of The
I've actually got TWO of these atomic carafes now! I've been meaning to get the other tagged and
down to The Shag for a while now. Now I've got a pair to tag up! Now that I think about it, I'm
thinking that I might go ahead and gather up my Briard collection and tag it up as well. I'm not
doing anything with it and surely there is someone out there who would!