Tuesday, July 8, 2014

What Do Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Have in Common With Atomic Moxie?...Archibald Knox

As some of you know we are always out and about searching for hidden treasures and lost goodies. Last week we found an amazing Teapot and warmer...I really didn't know anything about Liberty of London tudric pewter or even Archibald Knox other than a brief look up years ago. But when I spied this beauty I knew it was something very special...absolutely everything about it is stunning...the lines, the patina, the craftsmanship. As it turns out Angelina and Brad collect Archibald Knox,,,who can blame them its amazing. So Atomic Moxie and Brad and Angelina all know stunning beauty when they see it:) Take a look for yourself...

Liberty of London
Its it gorgeous, even the pins that hold the teapot on the warmer are stunning. Whats so amazing about this pewter is that you can polish it to a high shine just like sterling silver, but I cannot bring myself to do that...the patina is just so rich and lovely. Would you polish it? Would Angelina or Brad?

This piece is available on EBayhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/251577154814?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Boy I sure wish I knew how to get in touch with Brad and Angelina...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Well, we meet again...

Well, we meet again...swear I must be the worst blogger known to man or beast.
It seems like the time is just flying by...more-so than usual. This year hasn't been a stellar one for Chez Atomic Moxie, sadly we have lost a couple of family members , had a couple of set backs but just like a Timex watch we have taken a beating but we are still ticking.

I am still not sure just what I want this blog to be...
  1. A blog about questing for Mid Century goodies
  2. A blog on how we are creating an On-Line small business for ourselves.
  3. A How To Blog...how to start a business, survive retirement etc
  4. A blog that shows us at our quirky best or worst for that matter
More than anything I enjoy connecting and helping if I can, hey I was a Regional Trainer for more years than I like to admit so its sort of in the blood.

I love sharing our finds with all of you...even the quirky little scenarios I make up about the pieces ( before you ask I picked that up from my Mother...stick with this blog and you will hear more about her, she was amazing)

What do you think? I know you read a lot of blogs and we are just one more in the big pool...but I really would like you hear your opinions. I need you!

You also need to tell you about Naked Ken.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

We Are Back.....

Wow, I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted on our little blog...very bad blogger , no chocolate for you ( said while smacking my typing fingers)

This has been a whirlwind year. Somehow It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas.

Since we last "spoke" we have moved Chez Atomic Moxie to the eastern side of town and are getting ready to move once again. Ever so much fun when you have inventory to move...delicate. older inventory...mmm that term also fits me...DELICATE AND OLDER:)

We have had some fabulous finds this year and just put some very special pieces on ETSY.
Here is a sampling:
Love this Mid Century Magazine Rack
Mid Century Rolling Cart
Amazing Tension Pole Lamp Danish Modern
May just be one of the most beautiful Pieces yet...Northland Arts and Craft Copper Bowl

Well I had better get back to packing...promise it will not be so long until you hear from us again.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Florida Dreaming Of Days Gone By

The Universe must be trying to tell me to head South for the winter...I keep finding fabulous vintage goodies that remind me of the good old days in Florida. First up two vintage hand tinted framed photos. I just love the dreamy quality that they have. Wouldn't you just love to be there? Florida Hand Tinted Photo
 Next on the trail I found two great serving trays, Just look at the decoration on the ceramic Chip-n-Dip all hand painted...what a retro goodie this one is. Find this beauty here: Retro Chip-n-Dip
 Just look at the great mid Century lines of this Grainware Tray...this is a first for me, and I though long and hard before putting in my Etsy store...but truth be told I am running out of room and really don't want to fall into the hoarder category. It can be found here: Abaca Grainware Tray
And as if the Universe needed to hit me over the head I found these amazing purple vintage American Tourister train case and carry-on. Ok, I get it I need to be somewhere warm, but until I do these dolls are available for you in AtomicMoxie: Vintage Purple American Tourister

Just cannot believe that it is getting so close to Christmas. We did get the tree up, finally....I do think that doing that with another person...insert here...a male type person... Can cause stress of epic proportions. Don't even get me started about how each person places ornaments on the tree. I grew up in a family that really thought about the placement of each light, ornament and icicle. We worried about depth and did the light play off the color just right,,,,Patrick not so much:) Let us just say that we survived...perhaps adult beverages might have helped.
How are you guys doing with your Holiday decorations?

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The wise old owl says...Hoo loves Dansk???

Mr. Atomic Moxie and I have been out and about this last week . can't say we have found too many items but just enough to give me something to research and fall in love with...I have a very soft spot in my heart for all things Dansk, I am sure that this harkens back to my Mothers influence. I can remember going into every Dansk store we came across and looking at all the goodies in teak. Sadly I didn't really appreciate them at the time...now they take my breath away. The teak just sings and the light plays off the subtle color variations like the stone tigers eye. Can you hear me swooning?
So I spied a teak ice bucket and tray...scooping them up, I know Mr. Atomic Moxie is afraid that they will become a permanent fixture taking up housekeeping right next to the candlesticks I just refuse to sell. He just doesn't understand the deep passion I have for them...Do any of you have the same problem?
Pretty sure the ice bucket will be up for sale in the Etsy shop tomorrow...not so sure about the tray:)

Now onto the coolest bank I have run across...A Deforest of California wise old owl bank that stands 12" high and weighs almost 4 pounds...I am so smitten. The wise one wears spectacles and a very charming cap. From my research I have found that it is rather rare and its in fabulous condition. Hard to believe that it hasn't been broken during all of these years. Deforest pottery was only in existence for 20 years 1950-1970. Without further ado...here is the charmer.
 Hoot on Ebay

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Worst Blogger Ever!

Atomic Moxie on Etsy

Wow, swear I am the worst blogger ever. Life really got in the way this last month, we barely went out searching for goodies:( That makes a very sad Atomic Moxie. The big news this month is the fact that I cannot overlook how much better sales have been on Ebay than Etsy. That revelation makes me very sad.I adore everything about Etsy...but this is business and for us...it just isn't happening on Etsy:( We have shifted some goods over to Ebay and have been listing new ones all month. Check us out: Atomic Moxie Too I still believe in Etsy and will keep a selection there, in hopes that business will turn for the better.

I did find the coolest Christmas ornaments...Bottle brush balls from the 60s. I found 8 of them and they sold right away om Ebay. The same for the vintage McCoy smiley face mug...listed and gone...poof.

I haven't listed the oh so cool black and white MOD tray set yet, but should have it up tomorrow. It's one of those things I would love to keep, but really don't need...so listed it goes.

So, what have you all been up to? If you celebrate Thanksgiving I hope you had a great one. Now its on to the Holiday countdown and Cyber Monday...I have no idea if that will really impact our online business...Its getting really exciting to sell and package all of our foundlings and then send them on to their new homes. Love that an Arabia of Finland pitcher is going back to its homeland:)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hawks...Chemex and Lions...Oh My...

Large Blenko Leo Sun Catcher

I can't believe that it has been so long since I last posted on my poor blog:( no excuse, time just seems to be flying away from me...must be the time of year. Also the pickings have been rather slim of late...do pick up a bit this last week. We found a glorious Blenko Zodiac sun catcher Leo the lion, the lion is so mod I just think it is too cute for words...as the only Leo I know was my Father I will let this one go so someone else may enjoy his splendor ( he really does have to be a boy...just look at his face)
 Mr. Atomic Moxie found the vintage new in box (NIB) Chemex coffee pot from 1975 complete with manuals and all paperwork, green printed bottom and footed...this beauty will be winging its way to Ebay Atomicmoxietoo.

Beware Chemex elbow:)
Chemex coffee pots always make me think of my Mother and her Chemex elbow...some Mothesr get tennis elbow but not mine she used her Chemex so much her elbow actually was injured from the pouring of the water.. The day we started out on our quest to find some vintage goodies a huge hawk landed on the patio not three feet from me...he was amazing and looked right at me, called out and then flew away...somehow I felt that my parents were watching over me...so finding a Leo sun catcher and a Chemex in the same day just reaffirmed my feeling about that. I am still smiling.
We also found a few other goodies.. What did you find this week?

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