August 9, 2012Cool Vintage & Retro Sights From Our Recent Road Trip
By Sara In AZ
Mike and I were attending a family wedding in Colorado recently so we thought why not make a mini road trip out of it and have some fun along the way! We went up through New Mexico and Kansas, then into Nebraska where we finally looped back down into Colorado. It was super fun and we saw some really cool stuff during our travels. Check it out………………….
We stayed at the Motel Safari in Tucumcari NM again! It was just as cool as the last time we were there.
However, next time I think we will give the Route 66 Motel a try. I had not noticed this motel before, perhaps that is due to us always arriving after dark – ugh, but I was really entranced by the look of the place and loved their use of decorative block – as you can see in the picture after this one.
It’s SO cool isn’t it! We were in a hurry, otherwise I would have stopped and asked to see a room – if you look on the website though they show some pics…I love the vintage looking furniture!
You just know that we hit up EVERY antique store, thrift store, flea market etc. that we could find and/or squeeze in! Here are some pictures of things I just loved but sadly could not take home.
The seller had this tagged as a Kuba AM/FM Phonograph for $1000. I looked all over for the Kuba name but never saw it, perhaps it was on the back. It had me wondering if it was from the same Kuba company that made my dream TV the Kuba Komet, as they did make stereos and the like.
Here is the stereo side. Pretty dreamy isn’t it!
I pretty much fell in love with everything in this booth and wanted to take it ALL home with me, but Mike was not up for that so I picked out one thing and I was super thrilled anyway. Any guesses as to what I brought home…..it is in this picture!
Ruth pretty much said that we HAD TO STOP at the Donut Whole in Wichita since we were in Kansas and they have the best donuts on the face of the Earth. Yeah Ruth, you REALLY had to twist my arm on this one!
Yeah, we got 6 donuts…but by the time I remembered to take a picture 2 had already vaporized into thin air and neither Mike or I are fessing up! hee! And Ruth is right, they are pretty much the best donuts on the face of the Earth – check out her post on the Donut Whole.
Back to all the pretties at the antique shops…….They had this sweet vintage light for sale at $59.
I thought this smoking stand was pretty cool with all the wood accents, they were asking $25.
Here is a sweet little 1950s Zenith TV for $115.
Somebody is gonna get a deal on a Broyhill Brasilia China Cabinet check it out……………
The asking price was $395, and I’ll just bet they would come down on that asking price since they are referring to it only as a “Mid Century China Cabinet”. Amazing!
I thought this dresser set was really sweet, they were asking $325. I love those touches of pink!
The seller was calling this piece an “Art Deco Cabinet”, and you can see from the picture they were asking $799. This piece was really beautiful in real life – more beautiful than the pictures can convey.
Here is a side view, the cabinet was not very deep at all – but oh so lovely!
I kind of geeked out when I saw the counters in this antique store – Bommerang! Love!!!!!!
A lot of the asking prices were really fair – this chair was pretty much in mint condition and the price was only $45…I know you could spend A LOT more than that going into any new furniture store today!
I really loved that little stool!
So many cool things……………….
Don’t you just love this matching set of vintage lamps! These were sale tagged at $125 for the set.
And my very favorite thing that we did not buy……this Sputnik Pole Lamp. Isn’t is just simply spectacular. We loved it to bits, but could not justify spending $700 on it. Who knows – maybe we’ll find one at Goodwill one of these days!
Lastly, we even saw a cute little bunny when we were leaving one antique store!
Come back next Thursday when Mike and I go to the kitschiest restaurant on Earth!