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Sellers Remorse

Sellers Remorse

Mel and I have been vintage home decor dealers for many years. There are times when we look back and say “why did we sell that”?!?! Now that we are looking at moving into a new house (once we find it), we need to find more items to fill it. We thought we would include some photos of the items we regret selling and would entertain an opportunity at getting them back!

This fantastic yellow chair was so comfortable! It went really well with our other space age items in our collection.

These were an Alameda Antique Fair find and we jumped at the opportunity to own them. These could have been great end tables lighted from the inside.

We used this in Mel’s apartment before we furnished it. It was our temporary couch and was surprisingly comfortable. Another selling mistake. It was made by Chromcraft.

This is our largest regret! This 5 Piece Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Lighted Hanging Bar was to die for! We wouldn’t be upset if the new owners wanted to sell it back to us.

This bar!!!

It even had drawers for storage.

Space Age Table Set/Chess Table

Have you ever seen an ultra cool coffee table/chest like this!?!?

We miss this Modeline mod circle floor lamp with shelf too!

This little Philco gem was such a cool little set.

This was the largest Letterman ribbon print we had ever seen.

WHY?!?! We sold this Vladimir Kagan Sectional too! What is wrong with us!?!?

Because we don’t have enough of these. This Carlo of Hollywood Buddha piece was large and interesting and still had vibrant colors.

This was our first classic car. It is a 1955 Ford Fairlane sedan. I know it has four doors, but it was clean and it was fun to cruise around in.

And lastly, our 1962 Ford Econoline. This thing was my dream car. I have always been a van man. She went to a good home, but I miss her.

 

 

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1970 Electrohome Apollo 862 Record Player With Custom Fiberglass Base

Mel and I have had this player for some time. This is the table top model, but they also made ones that had a tulip base stand.

We purchased this base that was originally for a terrarium, but was missing the plastic ball terrarium topper. I wasn’t sure what to do with this base until we saw online an exhibit that San Francisco Museum of Modern Art did about the 70’s. In the exhibit, they used the same record player paired with a similar base. With that idea, I was excited to bring these two pieces together.

I could have painted the base a hundred different colors, but I felt that black looked best with the black accents on the record player. After the paint dried, I had to drill holes to route the cord through the center.

I also wanted to cut out three holes on the bottom to keep the cord and speaker wires separate from one another.

After all the drilling and painting was done, all I had to do was bring these two together. I love the results!

I think this unit looks really slick now!

This is way more space age looking.

Quick Lighted Fiberglass End Table Refresh

Mel and I purchased this piece a while back. When we purchased it, we knew we wanted to liven it up by changing its color.

I am not sure if this is a Frankenstein creation or if it is actually made by someone notable. There are no maker marks and I couldn’t find any info online.

It came apart very easily and painted even easier. I love the yellow and it really adds a nice pop of color.

I love the way it looks with everything. I might see if I can find a green or blue lightbulb to really shake things up!

I think colored transparent glass might look better on here than this sort of glass. I think that kind of glass would add more drama to the lighting.

On to the next project!

Panton Era Tufted Leather Tulip Base Club Chairs

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Mel and I saw these chairs on eBay a couple of months back and we bought them. They were in Salem Oregon. We shot up there over one weekend and snagged them while we were up there picking up a couch, chair and ottoman set.

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These had some condition issues when we got them. There were some cracks in the base that I had to fill and paint.

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The fabric is in fantastic condition for its age. I assume these were produced sometime in the 70’s.

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I searched all over these pieces and could not find any makers mark. These are made of thick, hard plastic not fiberglass.

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The cushions attach to the plastic shell with buttons.

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I think it looks great next to our space age lamp/shelf and that large Letterman.

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On to the next post!

1972 Seeburg Olympian 160

seebWe have been hard at work decorating and I thought I would share the jukebox we picked up. This is a 1972 Seeburg Olympian that offers 160 song selections.

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Though this isn’t as collectable as earlier model jukeboxes, this is an affordable way to get that jukebox sound. Plus, it has a space age feel that goes great with our decor.

IMG_7935We chose to fill it with 70’s and 80’s music. It is a blast to crank this sucker up and hear it play.

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The lava lamps you see flanking it are not old.  They are the largest ones I have have ever seen. I think they compliment the decor.

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We love the way the concert posters look above the jukebox.

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I really dig the purplish colors!

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I have almost all the records ordered. I look forward to chilling out around this for hours listening to some great music!

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They released three colors for this jukebox. I might be bias, but I like the purple one the most.

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This jukebox has a unique selector key pad to select your music. This keypad looks like a phone dial pad.

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I just ordered a CD that will allow me to print new label strips for the records we ordered.

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Onto the next post!

70’s Aquatron VX-33 8 Track Stereo Tape Player With AM/FM Multiplex Radio

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I came across this little gem on eBay and knew it would look fantastic with our other space age items. This is the Aquatron VX-33 which is a portable entertainment system from the 70’s and produced out of Japan.

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As you can see it is very clean for how old it is.

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It is all fully functional and sounds great!

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This came with the original box and owners manual.

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The battery compartment is clean with no corrosion.

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If you have one of these and need a manual here is copy of mine, not in the best shape but maybe it can be of use to someone:

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Below is what the original box looks like…

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Shepherd Ball-B-Q, Pride of Canada! (Model 300)

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I have seen this style BBQ before, but never in person. We were at the Alameda Antiques Faire and on the way out we saw this BBQ gleaming in the mid day sun. The classic design embodied modernism, and demonstrated how design was delivering new kinds of lifestyles into the Canadian experience. One of the first barbeques with an integrated cover, the Ball-B-Q combines a domed top which rolls over a double stack of racks and a rounded pan joined to a single curved pedestal. The shape of the ball somewhat resembles the castors that are the main product of its manufacturer, Shepard Products. The spun aluminum top emphasizes its use and contrasts with the intense red of the pedestal. A black wood sphere acts as a handle and allows easy and safe opening of the hood. The Ball-B-Q was the recipient of both Design Canada and Association of Professional Industrial Designers Ontario awards.”

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Mel and I shot over to investigate it. We knew it was too cool to leave behind, so we nabbed it!

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This is in overall good condition, but it needs a little cleaning up. It appears to have never been used.

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I am trying to locate the original paperwork for this BBQ. When I purchase something, I like to make sure I make it as complete as posssible.

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This grill has such a thoughtful design. I have to really hand it to the designer.

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Look at all the variations! So many options!

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Here is the patent paperwork submitted in 1968. Such a cool design!

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We found this matching tray on eBay and are anxiously awaiting its arrival. This will make a nice set!

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