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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Found a lil' piece of heaven this week- Blue Heaven, that is. Status: Dishin' with the Bopfish

I did not get out to the thrifts, garage, estate or auctions much this week but I did find this little 31 piece Royal China (I'll call it a) coffee set at Goodwill (not the same one where I found the Jamaica Bay jackpot). Woo-hoo!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Help me identify this Danish furniture company logo and designer

Hi all,
I was at the Goodwill where I found the Jamaica Bay and (maybe) Pearsall chair today and I found this Danish gateleg table.  The finish is totally shot and I will do a posting of the refinishing process at a latter time.  My problem is that I can't read the name of the designer or manufacturer.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Was that a blimp? Goodies from my trip to Akron.

I traveled up to Akron to visit my friend Kelly about a month ago but it has been so blasted hot in Columbus that I just could not drag the table and goodies out into the blast furnace heat to take pictures. 
But wait, there is more after the jump- stuff that wouldn't fit in the group picture!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Jackpot today at the Goodwill! Adrian Pearsall (?) and TST Jamaica Bay

Stopped by a couple of Goodwills here in Columbus and hit the jackpot at the second one!  I can not quite identify the chair but it has the hallmarks of an Adrian Pearsall design or it might be a Widdicomb.  Paid for the chair then looked at the rest of the store- POW!  an 90 piece set of Taylor Smith Taylor, Color Craft, Jamaica Bay china!  I also got a nice teak magazine holder, too.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wanna chip and some dip to go with it? Status: I like chips but I don't like dips

I was out thrifting in Columbus and I only found a couple of nice chip and dip sets.  I found this California wear set at a Village Thrift store; it had a red $8.99 tag but red tags were discounted 75%!  Wish it had it's lazy susan...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hit the old hometown this week Status:Bopfish-a-rific glasses and two end tables

I had to go to my hometown to give my dad a lift to his doctor's appointment in Columbus.  I gave myself plenty of time to hit all my secret treasure sites but the booty was kinda thin this trip.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Surrounded by sound Status; Bubba approved

Before there were actual surround sound systems you had a lot of audio engineers experimenting with wacky speaker concepts like the Allied/ Radio Shack Nova Omni speakers that Bubba is sitting by.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

the saucer pans have landed!

I was very lazy this past Friday and did not leave the house until late in the day.  I was driving in the Clintonville section of Columbus when I felt a magnet force drew me to the curb and me turn my engine off; I left my car to investigate what turned out to be a flying saucer base!  Here is photographic proof that aluminum saucer pans are living right here in my city!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Vintage 1957 men's magazine Status: Va-va-voom!

I found this June, 1957 issue of Nugget magazine at a very cool garage sale (where I found the flowered curtains and the two American of Martinsville end tables).  It's in pristine condition; let me share a bit.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

McCobb chairs from the Goodwills of the world, unite! Status: copying Mr. Modtomic

On my birthday, last november, the Thrift Gods (Salvi, Goodwin, Volam and all the other lesser deities) decided to give me a great big present of two Paul McCobb arm chairs (host and hostess chairs)!