Monday, June 25, 2012

Beating The Heat At The Meet

Last Saturday the heat was on, but so were the vintage modern treasure hunters! The sweltering forecast didn't seem to deter people who came by to check out various vendor's mid-century modern wares, and to peruse our warehouse, which is not normally open to the public. Multiple vendors shared our parking lot outside our warehouse space for our first Swank-A-Rama Swap Meet. There was everything from vintage toys and collectable pottery, to vintage luggage, cameras, typewriters, stereo equipment, furniture, and re-powder coated vintage cabinets.

The best part of the day was meeting not only so many other nice vendors, but the multitudes of new people we met interested in 20Th Century Modern and excited about what we had to offer at our event. The warehouse had the air conditioning cranked to keep everyone comfortable as the checked things out. It allowed people to come in, take a breather and shop our space and still have energy to hit the outside vendors again. 

Here's a little sweep of the Rocket Century Warehouse...
Martin Borenstein Sofa & lamp; Adrian Pearsall Coffee Table
Platner Lounge Chair With Ottoman Danish Recliner
Chrome Kitchen Table W/ 6 Matching Chairs 
Paul McCobb Dresser ; Sideboard With Bullet Planter
Groovy Pop With Overman Lounge & Ottoman; Italian Club Chairs

All Glass Table W/ Chrome Swivel Base Chairs

Newly Upholstered Flexsteel Chairs & Sofa
Milo Baughman Lounge & Pollock Leather Sling Chair 
Milo Baughman Tub Chairs With Tulip Base Table
Vintage Wurlitzer Juke Box Rockin' The House!
Pollock Executive Chair With Vintage Hon Typing Table
Rosenthal Suomi-Lanka Porcelain China With Platinum Trim
Murano Ash Tray With George Briard Cigarette Box
Art Deco Bedroom Set, Jules Cheret Framed Stone Lithogragh
Broad View of The Warehouse Set Up
The big hit with the kiddos was the vintage Rocket Ride! We acquired this fun vintage gem on a road trip through Indiana on our way to Michigan. There was this cool architectural salvage place on the rougher side of Indianapolis that we decided to check out called Doc's Architectural Salvage. We spotted this wonderful ride in a dark corner of the salvage warehouse and about screamed with excitement that it looked so close to our  own rocket logo. We certainly were not in the market for a rocket ride, but when we discovered it was in working condition, we knew we had to buy it. After tracking down Doc himself and negotiating a cash deal, it became one of our first big purchases as a business! It needs some TLC on the paint and fiberglass, but the kids don't seem to mind. Although those of us from the older set remember these gems outside many of the local grocery stores, you don't see them as much any more. 
I know I said kids, but some people are just big kids like our friend, and blogger, Mr. Modtomic, who couldn't resist a chance to sit in the rocket ride either!
Mr. Modtomic On The Rocket Ride!



  1. Oh, what a great day that must have been. Heaven to a mid-century modern lover! Thanks for sharing the photos.

  2. So much great stuff! Wish we lived closer.

    1. You'll have to come by and visit us if you are ever in town!

  3. Man on man so much eye candy! I wish I lived closer too.

    1. You too have to give us a heads up if you are ever in town and come by for a visit!

  4. nicely design and also so useful for the kids Truck Chrome stacks