Just today, the postman brought to me confirmation that I will be a dealer at the 2014 Cincinnati Mid Century Modern show AKA- 20th Century Cincinnati! I did not get the 10 X 20 booth I wanted but I did get the last available booth space, an 8 X 14, so I will make do.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Probably the most surprising thing about this blog is finding that blenders are twice as popular as Picasso! Yup, my first post about blenders has had twice as many views as my post about finding a Picasso. I want to give the people what they want| so to celebrate 200 posts-here are seven new blenders for my collection.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
As part of the BOoT (Birthday Orgy of Thrifting), I drove up to the Findlay Ohio Antique mall where I made a surprising score of this nice Fritz Hansen folding tray table!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
To be clear, "Birthday orgy of thrifting" is a term that also includes Craigslist, antique malls/stores and other non-thrift stores. I mention this because I spotted this set of five Drexel declaration side chairs on the Springfield Ohio Craigslist and they became a part of the epic haulage of BOT.
Monday, December 2, 2013
I haven't been hitting the thrifts as heavily as in the past but it's that time of the year-Birthday orgy of thrifting time! Due to the Thanksgiving holiday I have had to start the thrifting orgy in my hometown and surrounding area. Take a look!
Friday, November 8, 2013
I was on my way home from the vet when I spied an estate sale sign; I told the kitten I had recently rescued, that he was going to have to chill for a few while I took a quick poke around. Man, did I miss a good sale! If I had been waiting at 9:00A.M. I would have had a shot at a house full of vintage Knoll and Herman Miller furniture (Apparently there had been a Florence Knoll sofa, A Saarinen womb chair w/ ottoman plus a tulip table w/ four chairs, some sort of Herman miller desk and bedroom furniture)- sigh. What I did walk off with was this solid frame, leather covered Hardoy "butterfly" chair. Based on the rest of the furniture, I feel confident that this is by Knoll.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A Habitat for Humanity ReStore opened up in my hometown but I am not usually in my hometown on the days that it is open. As luck would have it, my visit a couple of weeks ago happened to coincide with the store hours and I snagged these three great tiki themed pieces of art!
Monday, September 30, 2013
This past weekend, September 27-29, the Columbus Museum of Art had it's second annual 20th Century show and sale event. I was able to offer a pair of tickets to the Friday night preview party and to attend. There was free food and drink (sorry, the Tom Collins may have cause a blurry pic here and there).
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Yesterday I drove about 45 minutes west of Columbus to the fall edition of the Springfield Ohio Extravaganza, one of the largest antique flea markets in America. I found a find a few items to toss into my fishing net....
Monday, September 16, 2013
The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting a weekend of Mid Century Modern design featuring eighteen dealers of awesome mid mod goods (it's sort-of a mini Cincinnati modern show).
If you would like to have a chance at winning a pair of tickets to the gala opening night party, drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will announce a winner on September 24th.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
I was bored one night and decided to peruse the Craigslist for Ann Arbor, I mean, what the heck can they have up there in "that state up north"? One thing grabbed me with it's ridiculously cheap price that made spending $80 on gas still well worth while. This teak desk in a cabinet or desk in a box.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Next to an honest to god George Nelson star/ sun burst clock, this GIANT has to rank pretty highly!
You have to click through to see the majestic beauty; you may even need sun glasses
Monday, August 12, 2013
After waiting eight months Heritage Square Antique Mall (Located on the East side of Columbus at the corner of Brice and Livingston) has finally given me a space to call my own, space C008!
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
When I make my weekly visit to my dad I look around Craigslist in the neighboring towns. This is a search which usually comes up empty, bot not today, dear reader, not by a long shot! Take a look at this great 1970s Muller Furniture Company cantilevered sofa.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Just a couple of weeks prior to participating in the Michigan Modernism show, I picked up this really cool twin shade floor lamp at a new mid century store here in Columbus.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Whoo, it's a hot one today! Luckily the ac works (sorta) in the van because it was an hour round trip to gather a triple wishbone table, with 2 leaves, and five (wait, did he say "five?) dogbone chairs. Plus a bonus Hey-Wake find from last week!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Overview of Springfield Extravaganza May 17, 2013 (Status: one of the largest antique marts and flea markets in America)
On May 17 I drove 30 minutes west of Columbus to Springfield Ohio for the spring edition of the Springfield Extravaganza. The extravaganza engulfs the Clark County fairgrounds for three days, twice a year, and you may have seen it on the premiere episode of the PBS show Market Warriors. This thing is MASSIVE, I had to give up after eight hours and head home (empty handed).
Monday, May 27, 2013
On my way back from the Michigan Modern Expo, I spotted a large antique mall just outside of Findley Ohio. Findley is about an hour north of my hometown so I decided that the next time I was in my hometown, and had enough extra time, I would see what I could find. Yeah, that worked out pretty well!
Monday, May 20, 2013
While visiting my dad in my hometown, I was digging through Craigslist and quickly realized that the listing for "Table and four chairs" was a nice Arthur Umanoff set! Luckily I had my van with me, but it was still an hour north of my hometown which made it two hours back to Columbus. Well, it was a good "haul" however you define it
Thursday, May 16, 2013
At the end of a sales event, like the 2013 Michigan Modern Exposition, no dealers likes to load their van/ trailer/ truck so it's a great time to get yourself a good deal on some new merchandise. I took advantage of some friendships that were struck up at the hotel bar, over a couple of evenings, to get the dealer rate on a few classier pieces to offer at future sales. Let's see what followed me home.
Labels: Jens Risom lounge chair. Jens Risom stool. Paul McCobb table, Sibast chair, Sibast No. 6 chair
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
So I found this box full of hometown finds from March. March? Has it been March since I've posted a bunch of thrift finds? I'm really slacking on the posting.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Spring Flea is the sort-a hipster flea market (lots of hand made and vintage, no diabetic socks or Nascar) that takes place just a couple of blocks from my house. It's lots of fun and pretty cool!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I was chained to my booth but I dashed off for a couple of minutes here-and-there to shoot a few quick snaps of some booths that were near my own. The Michigan Modernism Expo was about 2/3 the size of the 20th Century show in Cincinnati but it boasted lots of high end furniture, a number of clothing dealers and a significant amount of Art Deco. My pics may not give a full picture of the show but they should give you a taste.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
My booth at the 2013 Michigan Modernism Expo (Status: not letting my Buckeye pride get in the way of selling in "that state up north")
I took part in the Michigan Modernism Exposition over the weekend of April 26-28 in Southfield Michigan, near Detroit. My "home" for those three days was my 24 ft by 10 ft booth.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Short post until latter today when I post some booth pics. I am selling at the Michigan modernism Expo in Southfield Michigan this weekend. I have had many issues pop up while I have tried to get things organized for this but... here I am! Oh, hey, this is my new van; it doesn't have a name yet (maybe "van shaped money hole") but it is a 1995 Dodge 2500 short wheelbase (shorter than a regular van but longer than a mini van). It used to be a conversion but somewhere along the line the seats were removed.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
I drove 2 1/2 hours north to Cleveland, sat in front of a house at 2:30 A.M., had the police surround my car, had a woman try to jump my claim and went 32 hours without sleep. Hey, It was for 71 pieces of Franciscan Starburst (yeah, the cops thought I was crazy too)!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Huh, this is the second piece of Finnish design I've found in my hometown thrifts, this chair was at the Goodwill while the Lisa Johnnsson-Pape lamp was at the Salvation Army.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Guess what the Thrift Gods left for me at Volunteers of America (Status: I'm killin' it lately at the thrifts)
Apologies for the crappy cell phone pictures that accompany this post but I did not have my camera with me and there was a very light sprinkle of rain, with snow set to begin in a few hours, leaving me pressed for time. Better pictures latter, promise.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
May I present an overview of the 2013 20th Century Cincinnati show (Status:Like the worlds largest vintage store)
I arrived in Cincinnati, at the Sharronville Convention Center, around 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 23 and waited in line to enter the convention center floor...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
There is a video clip here
Thanks to Salon.com
Monday, February 25, 2013
A short post until I finish editing my photos from the 2013 Cinci Modern show.
I found this Lisa Johansson-Pape mushroom table lamp at the Salvation Army store in my lil' ol' hometown.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Hi all! I am going to be selling at the Scotts Antique Market taking place this weekend at the state fairgrounds. Here is a peek at my booth (first aisle to your right, then down 3 or 4 rows. Look for the pillar numbered "42").
Friday, February 8, 2013
I stumbled upon this lovely collection of 60 Russel Wright Iroquois Casual, ice blue pieces in a lovely consignment store about two hours west of Columbus. I was in the town to hit an auction where there was a small collection of thirty Franciscan Starburst pieces (no serving pieces) but the auctioneer wasn't going to get to them for a number of hours so, I poked around in the downtown and... voila!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
With-in the space of a week, I have had two major Russel Wright hauls- it's CRAZY! This 50 piece lot of Ripe Apricot, Iroquois casual was plucked from an on-line estate sale.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Spending a lot more time in my hometown, which means THRIFTING! (Status: It's boring in my hometown)
My dads health has taken a slight down check and his mobility is getting pretty limited so I am the good son and travel to my hometown, spending a few days each week. He sits at home, listens to Rush Limbaugh, watches sports talk shows and sleeps- which leaves me bored and with time to hit the thrifts.
Monday, January 14, 2013
I saved the Sun Coast pieces that were in the worst condition for last. Maybe I should have passed on these end tables and the coffee table, but I got a good price...
Friday, January 11, 2013
There was only ONE Drexel Sun Coast chair available at the auction. What happened to the rest of the set? Who knows. It's a dead ringer for a Declaration chair.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Last week I won a couple of on-line estate auctions for five pieces of the rare Kipp Stewart, for Drexel, Sun Coast line of furniture. I'll show these off over the next few posts, sadly, it is a story of good, bad and ugly. Here is the good!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Just a plug for the Cincinnati Mid Century Modern show February 23-24.
This years special exhibit will be on Russel Wright.
It is a great show with some really lovely pieces!