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April 11, 2018

Meet Me in St. Louie

By Julia

A few years ago, my husband and I went to St. Louis, MO for our anniversary. I found some SAGA pieces on a blog I was reading and we set off in hot pursuit. We weren’t even sure those items would still be available when we arrived, but the siren call was strong. We didn’t quite realize that St. Louis was the hub of all things mid-century when we left, but we were definitely not disappointed. And there were some fun tourist attractions along the way.

Of course, no trip to St. Louis is complete without a visit to Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch. Since it was designed and constructed in the 60s, it was a great place to start our mid-century adventure.

The next place we visited was a shop called The Future Antiques. They had tons of cool stuff, including a collection of sputnik lamps like this one:

We also found an elusive white elephant- a SAGA room divider. Sadly, we were not able to bring this piece home, but it was in great shape.

The cool thing about the SAGA room divider is that it’s finished on both sides so it can be placed anywhere in a room rather than up against a wall.

I’m loving that Dorothy Thorpe punch bowl too.

They even had a huge wall of vintage Tupperware! We also ended up finding a small nut chopper just like one my in-laws got for their wedding in the 70s!

Our next stop was to a place called the Green Shag Market. The blogger I was following had a booth there, so I had to snag a photo.

I immediately fell in love with the tulip table and chairs, but they did not make the traveling squad either.

But what about the SAGA that drew us to St. Louis? Stay tuned!

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4 Responses to Meet Me in St. Louie

  1. Barbara A Grandy Reply

    April 11, 2018 at 10:42 am

    I love that room divider…no wonder you are a follower and blogger for mid-century homes.

    • Julia Reply

      April 12, 2018 at 1:03 pm


  2. Susan Halla Reply

    April 13, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Somehow time and space just disappear when I’m in TFA. So much to look at – it’s overwhelming!
    Next time you should stop by and visit – I’d love to give a tour of my hometown.

    • Julia Reply

      April 14, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      We’ve been talking about going back, but somehow the time seems to escape us. 🙂

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