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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

entirely hypothetical....read nothing into it....

Let's say that, theoretically, you were asked to quickly and cheaply dispose of a very large amount of wonderful 1950s furniture.

This would be furniture that is in pretty good shape but that looks a little worn around the edges.

This would be understated, simple modern in plain colors, not showy stuff. But brand name modern that is nonetheless nice.

How do you think you would go about finding good homes for as much of this stuff as possible in a suitably efficient manner, were you to find yourself in such a situation?


Anonymous said...

Junk Junkie on Hampton is now closed, but I never knew if they took others' mid-century pieces. T.F.A. on South Grand is still open. Maybe give them a call.

And as a last resort, you could just set it out on your curb, and others would take care of finding it a new home. Or could ONSLRG use a retro lounge within its N. 14th offices?

Anonymous said...

Or St. Louis Craigslist is good ... also Freecycle, which is a yahoo group dedicated to keeping things out of the landfill.

Anonymous said...

Why not preselect an appreciative audience? Post images of the pieces (and groups of pieces) for sale or gift on this website.


Bellevegas said...

So sad... I'll have to go hang out at Pius before they "update" the furniture.

Doug Duckworth said...

Send me an email.

I might take some of it.

frippy said...

If there's anything like a coffee table or a chair, we would happily take it. We have some modern furniture from that period and wouldn't mind a few new-to-us pieces.

I think the number of people who'd want some retro furniture is pretty high -- I got rid of a retro-looking endtable with plastic starburst medallions on Craigslist and the response was overwhelming.

Robert Powers said...


Somebody is gonna look back at this in 5, 10, 20 years, and feel incredibly foolish.

stlmark said...

You could hypothetically call me at 832-2718. I could hypothentically pick it up in a minivan. I live in a mid-Century Ranch.