Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year! Out with the old in with the...old.

Tis the New Year! I have resolved to post on this blog more...ha. What have you resolved to change/improve? Might I suggest a popular one with us- buy nothing new for a year. (within reason...ABC gum is gross). What a fun opportunity to step outside of the norm and try something not new... while saving the planet from a few zillion more Malm dressers and fad fashions.
Here are a few gems to entice you. Your wardrobe, your home, your pocketbook, and the planet will thank you.
Eero Saarinen Tulip Table by Knoll Associates. Beautiful walnut wood top white base- perfect condition. Late 60s early 70s. Would look amazing with the sofa below! Available at Up Six Vintage.

UMM! Are you kidding me!? This is the most amazing sofa we've ever seen! This late 60s sofa is THE crowning piece to your mod-pod. White molded fiberglass with orange cushion. Available at Succotash.

SO. MUCH. VINTAGE. The amazing this about vintage is it really is timeless...and guess what else it is way better made than the clothing that gets produced today...and guess what else, it is so fun to wear. Oodles and ooldes of vintage clothing for men & women- available at Lula.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


From Up Six Vintage a beautiful caned front credenza with hutch, also spotted Blenko art glass and fun cocktail dresses.
From Succotash- amazing metal sculpture like 3+ feet tall! Also spotted Dansk and Catherine Holm enamel wear and the most comprehensive Tiki collection we have ever seen.

From Lula- fabulous holiday party dresses and hats! For men we spotted lots of wool paid shirts- a perfect way to get through the winter AND do not forget to visit the jewelry case!

Classic Retro @ Petes- has a kaleidoscope of colored art glass and lovely dish sets.

End of construction..for now..

Whew! University Avenue is finally clear and easy to navigate- this makes driving the "Loop" so much easier!

Stop on over!

Succotash-781 Raymond Avenue @ University
Classic Retro @ Pete's- Univerity @ Cretin/Vandalia
Lula- 1587 Selby Avenue @ Snelling
Up Six Vintage- 157 Snelling Avenue @ Selby

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


While doing "the Loop" some pretty amazing mid-century treasures were spotted-

-  Beautiful set of 4 Eames DCM chairs by Herman Miller,  pristine condition early set with foil labels.

SUCCOTASH-  Rare 1950's Jens Risom sofa by Knoll International with bright orange upholstery. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Recently spotted while shopping "the Loop"

While shopping the St. Paul Retro Loop recently some hidden gems were discovered-

  • Classic Retro @ Pete's- has 2 beautiful Warren Platner chairs with matching coffee table- they also have a stunning array of art glass
  • Lula- has large collection of vintage wool buffalo plaid coats and jackets as well as an impressive collection of holiday party dresses
  • Succotash- has an amazing Eames Compact Sofa and a mint cherry red conical fireplace- perfect for the holidays
  • Up Six- has a classic Paul McCobb Planner Group set complete with dinette, desk with chair and a long bench- they also have a fun collection of costume jewelry

The stock is ever changing at the 4 stores of "the Loop" so-
shop "the Loop" now and shop it often!