Monday, July 7, 2014

A Visitor

I knew from the get-go that a full load of CISCO Networking classes was a tall order for someone with a full-time job, but this whole ordeal has me stressed to the max.  12 homework assignments, 280 pages of reading and 2 tests to study for over the holiday weekend?  That's bananas!

I did have a certain visitor stop by to keep me company though the first couple weeks though.

Yep, Mr. Modtomic's kitty shacked up here while mom and dad were away on vacation.  He wasn't too keen on the change in scenery, but eventually came around.

After the first week or so, I practically couldn't keep him away.

Just look at those faces.

I did shoehorn in some MCM time (and a pretty solid 4th of July shindig), but most of my shopping is done on eBay as of late.  While it's generally much, much pricier than Craigslist, there are a few under-priced gems out there, like this architectural pottery-style planter and base.

I've no idea about the identity of the maker (no marks), but couldn't pass it up.

Let's just say that I paid nowhere near the crazytown prices that people are asking for real architectural pottery planters.

Well, that's it for now.  I better get back to the grindstone.  Hope you all had a happy and wonderful 4th!

Saturday, June 21, 2014


You know what's a great way to free up some time when the pace of your life is beginning to feel absolutely overwhelming?  Start taking a full load of night classes.

Oh, wait.  No, that's the last thing that you should do...

...but I did it anyway.

After a double-major BA and an MBA, you'd think that I'd be done with the books, but it would seem that I'm a glutton for punishment who just can't get enough of being a student.  Throw a breakdown at work, car repairs, and a certain feline houseguest in there and I'm positively swamped.

However, I did manage to finally catalog all of the many components of my Every Day Carry (EDC) kit.  Yeah, this isn't at all MCM-related, but I'm a interesting and multifaceted individual who has many hobbies.  Also, this is my blog, so I kinda do what I want. :p

Here it goes:

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Light of My Life

Hey! I'm back with more Mid-Century Modern finds.

This time we've got a really stunning walnut and brass lamp from Modeline, a company well-known for their large, sculptural, Danish-style lighting.  It's one of my favorite recent finds and one that I'd had my eye on for years.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


So, I was doing my regular Craigslist crawl a while back and feeling in a total c-list rut.  Things were slow, real slow.  The St. Louis MCM furniture market just isn't what it used to be.  Then I decided to change it up and visit a few of the less-frequented sections and try to ferret out any hidden gems.

I get to the "free" page and, as usual, it's all junk: broken treadmills, used mattresses, tube televisions...

wait, wait....


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Leave of Absense

It's been a crazy busy couple weeks.  The girlfriend is over, we've been preparing for and hosting a house party, I've had a few health-related issues, and there's been a bunch of stuff to do with the family business.  Life just hasn't left me with a whole lot of time for sitting down and cranking out a blog post, so I thought that I'd just let you all know that I'll be back with more posts soonish (next week or so).  No worries.  We aren't going anywhere.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Nook

With the upstairs almost complete and a whole house repaint indefinitely postponed, my attention has turned to one particular trouble spot in the living room.