Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hello from the Big Easy

I'm in New Orleans for a conference this week, and on my first day here yesterday I managed to do a little exploring along Magazine Street, home to a lot of antique and artsy shops. I spent a little time talking to the proprietor of a new vintage modern store called Loisel. Vic, the owner, previously was co-owner of Neophobia. Lots of great furniture and lighting and accessories there. All I left with, though, was this wooden tiki mug.

Mr. Modtomic has blogged before about the Magazine Antique Mall, but sadly I didn't see much in the way of mid century there, except for a lot of tiki mugs and glassware, but I thought the pricing on everything in that place was generally steep. Maybe there's been some vendor turnover since Mr. M was last there.

I tried to stop in at Peaches, another vintage mod store on Magazine Street, but the owner was making a delivery and it was locked up.  Looking through the window I could see some nice lamps, chairs, and tables.

I also found some LPs at a couple of other stops.

These two will be great for my record wall next Christmas - the Col. Sanders album must have been a KFC giveaway back in the 1960s, and this Brenda Lee album is one I hadn't seen. Saw lots of others too, but I don't want to haul a ton of things home on the plane, so I was kinda picky. My other purchases were these four LPs for $15 - I think the Honey West album alone made this a good deal.  I've never seen an episode of that show - I'll have to try and find it.

Sorry I don't have more pics, but I was hurrying to cover a lot of ground on foot (no rental car).

Don't forget, if you haven't already entered the Uncle's lamp and magazine rack giveaway, there's still time.


  1. Love the Phase4 Stereo recordings. That looks like a good one. Besides the awesome cover art, the sound is phenomenal!

    1. I can't wait to give it a listen - I love the cover art, it's got a real spy vibe

  2. Some cool albums. I'd love to have the Col. Sanders and the Honey West.

  3. They're my two favorite covers from this group

  4. I really like Honey's ocelot. Wowee. I have a wooden tiki mug almost just like yours on my desk right now. It makes a great pencil cup!