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Friday, December 30, 2011

The elegance that was Modern Star (Status: Last post of 2011... maybe)

I went exploring, on the day after Christmas, in the area surrounding my home town and reeled in a set of Homer Laughlin Modern Star china.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cold lampin' (Status: the people have spoken)

You all just can't get enough of the lamps and won't even give a spoon a chance; I guess it wasn't really a fair fight, poor little spoon, when you're up against a light.  

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Which post do you want (Status:sort of a contest)

What do you want to see me post about-
1. lamp (oh, geez another lamp...c'mon)
or
2. Spoon (really, how good could a spoon be) 
Hmmm, there must be something special about each of these but that's all I'm saying right now.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mmmmm, hot bean juice, mud, caffe, joe (Status: Positively percolating post)

One of those new fangled drip coffee makers just doesn't cut it for the person with mid mod sensibilities.  No, that's when you've got to find a classy, mod, hot bean juice percolating machine like this beaut!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from my home town thrifts (Status: Santa brought me chairs)

I'm in my home town for the holiday so, of course, I have to do a little thrifting on Christmas Eve.  Thrift store Santa brought me a Danish style lounge chair and an Eames shell chair knock off.  Thanks thrift store Santa!

Friday, December 23, 2011

The furniture's so bright I gotta wear lamp shades (Status: no offense to Timbuk 3)

Lamps and lamp shades seem to be a hot topic on the ol' mid mod blogs so here I am contributing these fab, huge, wood slatted shades I found at Goodwill a few months ago, to the discussions.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fifth and final orgy of birthday thrifting (Status: until next year)

This is it, I promise, the last week of birthday thrifting posts.  Sadly, the thrifting gods did not give me a big signature item for this year's birthday; oh well, here is a nice set of three stacking tables.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fourth post on birthday orgy of thrifting (Status: ceramic goodness)

Today's b o of t (birthday orgy of thrifting) post is for the ceramics and one piece of melamine ware.  Please welcome the Pyrex, the platter, the ashtrays and the Boonton.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Third part of Birthday thrifting orgy (Status: third time's the charm)

So, for todays birthday week thrifting orgy post I'm showing off the kitchen and serving finds- vintage mixer, hot tray, Mirro Medallion serving tray and glass meat platter with warming stand.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Birthday week thrifting orgy- part deux (Status: 2nd year for Paul McCobb)

Last year Paul McCobb stopped by for my birthday and now he has stopped by for my birthday, this year! He is in a different guise than last year's furniture and is accompanied by his pals Ben Seibel and Russel Wright plus seven Jacks.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Birthday week thrifting orgy, part the first (status: keep on lookin' to see)

So last year I found two Paul McCobb chairs and an awesome Baumritter Danish style lounger on my birthday.  This year I did not find anything on my birthday because I was at the vet with a sick kitten (when I say "my birthday was poop", I mean that one of my kittens had some baaaaad diarrhea).  I decided to do some hardcore thrifting over one week, and hit 34 stores in 5 towns and 3 counties- that's why I call this my birthday thrift orgy; I will present my finds in several parts.
Today we view the lamps: