Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OK, I'm Off To New Orleans For A Nice Long Weekend Of Eating Fine Food, Drinking Fine Wine And Laughing A Bit Too Loudly With Fine Friends. I Leave You Today With This Harlequin Pattern Swag Lamp. Status: More Lighting - Soon To Be Available.


This too was rescued from certain doom when I picked it up from the house clean out that I participated in a few weeks ago.  Many of the other items I culled from that sale have already found new homes...some ridiculously quick!  I've still got to clean up the chain on this, but I think that when it hits the floor (so to speak), it'll go fast as well!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ugh, Another Project. This Was (Just Barely!) Found In The Basement Of The House Cleanout Where I Acquired The Baughman Armchairs Et Al. Sadly, No Cushions Were To Be Found...Hence "Project". Status: Waiting.


A couple years ago I picked up a pair of Danish style daybeds like this off the Columbia Mo. craigslist.  The eventually found their way to another local (sometime) blogger who has since move way far away off to to Phoenix Az.  Man, those daybed sofas really got around!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

What A Gorgeous Weekend! Yesterday We Spent The Day Driving From Craigslist Buy To Craigslist Buy...Plus A Little Thirfting Thrown In For Good Measure. Status: Double Score.


What I picked up was the splendid new (yes, NIB for $225 w/ Zoom Lens Kit!) Nikon 1 J3 camera that I shot this fantastic Sonneman Orbiter floor lamp with.  The camera took us to Edwardsville Il. and then we had to tool all the way down to Festus Mo. to pick up the Sonneman score.  Lots of driving.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Not Much Happening Around Casa Modtomic...So I'll Just Have To Bore You With Another Look Around Another City's Craigslist. This Time Fayetteville Arkansas. Status: Not My Turf!

Downtown on Dickson

I noticed yesterday that fantastic designer Emily Henderson had posted her version of a Masdison craigslist scavenger too!  In the comments Laura asked if Emily might sift through Fayetteville Arkansas' craigslist and since I didn't have anything else to blog about...Oh, and there don't seem to be any "Greetings From" postcards out there on Flickr.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sometimes The Thrifts Provide The Necessities You Don't Even Know You Need. Well, Maybe Not NECESSITIES, But Certainly Useful And At A Fraction Of What These Cost New! Status: Utility Wares.


I picked up the fold flat dolly early this last spring, so it's been around a while.  The  modular aluminum camera case is a recent find...that I'm not really sure why I need it, but it was like $12.  Couldn't leave it behind!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Yeah, Christmas Is Still Ages Away...But When You Find Retro Seasonal Stuff, You Don't Look The Gift Horse In The Mouth. Status: Fa La La La La, In The Booth Real Soon.


It's no secret, Mr. Modtomic LOVES the Christmas Season.  I love the decorations, the commercials, the snow, and most of all...the music!  I don't normally make much of an effort to offer Christmas decor in my booths because it's so dang hard to find any that aren't just...antique-y.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just In The Nick Of Time, A Woodard Patio Set Moved Leaving A Gaping Hole In My Booth At The Green Shag Market. Just In The Next Nick Of Time I Found A Beautiful Kofod Larsen Chair To Fill It! Status: Available.


Then the Kofod Larsen lounge chair score turned into a lounge chair, Thonet side table and cool brass pharmacy reading lamp score!  The craigslist chair seller had all kinds of extra stuff for sale and well, since I was there.  ::shrug::

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's Been A Little While Since I've Done A "Not My Turf" Post. Here's One From Madison Wisconsin And There's Lots Of Good Stuff To Be Had. Status: Check It Out!

Greetings from Madison, Wisconsin - Large Letter Postcard

Yes, Greeting indeed!  Why does it seem that the more northerly cities have more cool vintage modern?  Not that there's no good stuff in the south...why, Mr. Modtomic just dropped about 10 ads on the New Orleans craigslist!  Yup, shameless self promotion.  Anybody between StL. and NOLA need me to bring them anything around Halloween?!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

You May Recall That I Featured The Square Sibling To This Long Narrow Walnut Coffee Table A Few Days Ago. I Didn't Have Time To Clean This One Up, But As you Can See...It's Not Too Shabby As It Sits! Status: Gone.


This and the matching square table are both headed to The Antique Mall of Creve Coeur Saturday.  I've still got to go over this one with the Howard's magic wand, but it looks pretty darn good to begin with.  There's mostly just some bumps and scrapes on the lower legs.  Vacuum cleaners.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I Know That These Boomboxes Aren't Exactly The Norm Around Here...But Realize That The '80s Were 30 Years Ago...And Everything Comes Back Around In 30 Years! Status: Collected.


I won't pass up a cool boombox, but I do have my preferences for certain options...if you will.  I don't buy boomboxes with CD players.  Those are too new.  I do prefer the older school boomboxes that have the cassette and controls on the face...but this one is still pretty cool...and doesn't have a CD player.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sure, It Was A Three Day Weekend...But Does It Count If It Rains Every Day? Bringing Home A Pair Of Arthur Umanoff Iron And Leather Wine Racks Today Helped To Soothe The Pain. Status: A Mess.


In case you also spotted this pair of Umanoff wine racks on craigslist this afternoon and thought about (or made a play for) them, you might have passed on them anyway.  They are quite the mess.  Probably haven't been dusted (much less actually cleaned) in years.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sorry I've Been Absent As Of Late. My Phone / Camera Has Been Given Me Da Blues. I Shoulda Shot This Quartite Table Lamp During The Day But The Best Laid Plans...And All That. Status: All Original And Available.


It's a lovely lamp.  And it works as designed.  Flip the switch...lumens emerge, unlike that little retro light I featured a couple days ago.  It still needs to be fixed before I can let it go.  This big beauty?  It's ready to go!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I Stopped By The Green Shag Market Today To Pays The Rent And Drop Off Those Swag Lights (On A Day They're Actually Open!) And Since I Was There... Status: Other Vendors Stuff!


I had plans this afternoon so I didn't have time to drag out the coffee table I wanted to shoot.  I really really wanted to get those swag lamps down to The Shag today and I had to drive way out to West County to do a pick up.  That and traffic.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ever Watch Mystery Science Theater 3000? This Really Cool Retro Swag Light Somehow Reminds Me Of The Opening Of That Show. Status: Available.


This is yet more lighting (albeit Mood lighting) from the clean out I did a few weeks ago. I brought home a total of four lights and still have two more to show ya. Doesn't that look like you're under water or sumpthin'?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wow, What A Change...Now It's Smalls That Are Slow To Be Found! And Camera Tripods. I'm Trying To Find Another Cheap But Quality Tripod But Came Home With The Yellow Cat Lamp. Status: Available.


Cool lamp, huh.  And is that another small Jere sunburst with geese?  Yup.  But that's about it for small vintage goodness.  Of course, I haven't been looking real hard lately either.  But now I need another camera tripod so I'll be looking a bit more.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

What's On The Table For Today? Another Table. This Is Just Another Part Of The Lot That I Picked Up Over The (Long Arduous) Weekend. Between Storms Today I Was Able To Clean It Up And Get Some Shots. Status: Available.


I might not have normally picked up a table like this at an estate sale or thrift unless it was dirt cheap but I just couldn't bear the thought that it might have ended up in a dumpster. This literally was (with a few exceptions) an everything goes sale!

I Find The Happy Coincidences Necessary To Put This Fantastically Mod Swag Light In It's Next Home Just Crazy! Of Course The Final Move Will Be The Easiest, At Least From My Perspective! Status: Available.


This super mod swag lamp came from the same home as the last four chairs I've featured here. I tol' ya! I cleaned the joint out! Today I got to thinking about the long journey it took for me to get there. Want the condensed version? Yeah, I don't have THAT much time either!