From DRAB to FAB- my latest restoration is ready to rock!

Just picked up the maple platform rocker from the upholsterer and boy is it on point in many ways.  This rocker (of unknown origin) is made of solid maple and has a platform base.  It dates to the art deco era of the 20s/30s.  It was a family piece but the owner was downsizing and her children did not want it.  Anyway, the original fabric was pretty neat but had rips and lots of dirt.  So I decided this one was a great candidate to be made over.  I found this great IKAT print on the cheap ($20/yard normally!) and it was just what I was looking for.  Not only is cobalt/white totally hot right now, so is boho prints.  This piece is so awesome and comfy with it's newly rebuilt structure and it's new threads.  I can see this being a super piece for a nursery, bedroom or den.  If you love bohemian or it's plant inspired cousin, Jungalow style, this piece is for you!  Grab it now and make it part of your family traditions!  I have lots of this fabric left so will be able to offer it for more projects coming!  Listing is live on ETSY and will probably be live in about a week on chairish.  If you need shipping, reach out.  My UShip connection is now doing nationwide delivery and I will reach out for a quote.  I do not mind packing it for you and trust him more than Greyhound for a restored piece.  

 Exquisite workmanship!  This chair is ready for a whole new life!  Click on the pick to open the etsy listing in a new window.

Exquisite workmanship!  This chair is ready for a whole new life!  Click on the pick to open the etsy listing in a new window.

I have some more pieces coming in very soon.  If you are looking for a teak hutch in a compact size for storing your collectibles or china, I have a sweet one picked out.  I also have a gorgeous long and low credenza in teak by UK maker Morris.  It is Danish in look but oh so classy.  Morris of Glasgow furnished ships and even royalty and has a super history.  I will be able to offer these fine pieces at very good prices.  Remember, my online markets are priced to cover my fees.  If you want to deal directly with me and especially so if you are in delivery or meet up areas, please reach out to me via email or message.  I expect to have these pieces in the next few weeks.  Thanks so much for your support as I try to keep things moving!  Please send friends or others who are shopping for furniture if you think they'd like my style.  

BIG FUN NEWS!

Victorian ON FIRE.  So I took in a few out of my normal era pieces recently and no worries, I am not switching teams, but when I see a visually interesting piece in great condition, I want to help it get to a home where it can be appreciated and adored.  So I took in the green settee with some reservations but I knew the repair would be straightforward.  I got the velvet and hand stitched to the cushions to cover up the doggie damage and I was so pleased how it turned out.  Because I have a lot of larger items in my storage right now and it was the perfect size to add to my small retail space, I took it out.  So glad I did!  It was found by a production company who came through the Mall and they snapped it up for a new show being shot for fall.  It is called TELL ME A STORY.  It sounds like my kind of show too!  A horror based on child stories but taking place in NYC.  I'm hooked!  I also saw the stack of other furniture they bought and they are def going for a gothic vibe.  So we all have something to look forward to this fall and I will be looking for my pretty couch in the series!  I believe it was a CBS series.  Will post more when I find out when it is starting to air.  

I am caught up on my work for the moment so getting back to my notes.  This weekend is my big visit to Kykuit and I am so excited to hang out and talk about Marie Cuttoli and her fabulous contributions to the art and textile worlds.  If you check my Facebook page (Facebook.com/madformodmalissa) you will see a little blurb I posted about Marie Cuttoli last week.  She is so fascinating and I hope you all enjoy the short introduction.  CLICK HERE

Have a great week everyone!  xo Malissa

Kykuit- Hudson valley on the horizon!

I finally got an answer on why I am getting people on my list that say they were never on my website! Apparently there are spambots hacking into the mailchimp and I can set up a captcha when people sign up.  I have not figured that out yet but plan on it.  If you got here from a spambot, I apologize but stick around if you love vintage goodies!  😉💕 

I am still working my way through my estate sale loot and most recently added some nice 70s-80s era point and shoot cameras.  They are all untested but I have no reason to believe they won’t work if you choose.  They make great props and displays.  I will be busy this weekend so don’t expect much there but I did get the dressers up on Etsy and chairish, minus one I need to retake photos for because the photo nazi’s don’t like my pics.  If you want to make your own set with these, I would gladly discount for multiples. Also, local cash deals get my bests price. 

 4 drawer chest in gorgeous walnut veneer. 

4 drawer chest in gorgeous walnut veneer. 

 Walnut night stand with plastic laminate top, single drawer and open shelf. 

Walnut night stand with plastic laminate top, single drawer and open shelf. 

 They want me to hang the mirror. The mirror can actually be used separately or attached to the unit.  There are hooks for wall hanging. 

They want me to hang the mirror. The mirror can actually be used separately or attached to the unit.  There are hooks for wall hanging. 

I also have a few danish pieces coming soon. Stay tuned to my social media! 

My trip to Kykuit is scheduled and I will be touring the estate with one of the public tours followed by a meeting with the assistant curator.  I cannot wait to share my research and materials on Marie Cuttoli and  the Fernand Leger rug in their collection, which happens to be in my inventory as well.  It is such a special piece and historic in more than one way.  To be in the room with a second is a dream.  I cannot wait to report back on my adventure and I have some work to do before I go.  I will be presenting my research and would like to get my notes in a logical format on paper to pass on.  This is what it is all about. Preserving these awesome artifacts and their stories!  More to come! 

XO Malissa

Heads up eBay shop open and stocking!

I don’t usually list much on eBay cause I don’t really like the market.  After much deliberation, I decided to try it out with a car load of collectibles I just brought home from a friend who just had to downsize their in-laws. That said, it feels good to offer some cash to friends and help them with the daunting task of cleaning a lifetime of stuff out of the home.  Reality is that it is a hard job and especially so if you are in a time crunch. I am so happy to be able to take some things off their plate and find them new homes.  I am bringing home a sweet pair of dressers later in the week so if you are in need reach out and you will get first pics.  Head to eBay.com/usr/MadModWorldVintage for all the action. If you are a fan and want to wheel and deal, please reach out via email malissa@madmodworldvintage.com.  I am offering regional meets on the large items.  Here is where I am so far.   

 4 lots of bank bags up for grabs. Nice regional banking history here! And useful too!   

4 lots of bank bags up for grabs. Nice regional banking history here! And useful too!   

 Beautiful beer lights!!! Grab them while you can! 

Beautiful beer lights!!! Grab them while you can! 

 New with tags size 7-1/4.  Wool flannel 50s style baseball cap with DAVID LETTERMAN’s Logo.  Really nice cap! 

New with tags size 7-1/4.  Wool flannel 50s style baseball cap with DAVID LETTERMAN’s Logo.  Really nice cap! 

 Union products blow mold Santa and sleigh—/listed last night, SOLD this morning! 😍 

Union products blow mold Santa and sleigh—/listed last night, SOLD this morning! 😍 

 Chalkware on Masonite asian wall hangings. 

Chalkware on Masonite asian wall hangings. 

 Lots of street signs!!! That California one though!! 😱

Lots of street signs!!! That California one though!! 😱

 Swag light! 

Swag light! 

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 The dressers are in very good condition! I can’t wait to clean and photograph them. 

The dressers are in very good condition! I can’t wait to clean and photograph them. 

 License plates

License plates

 If anyone local is looking for a sweet pinball machine let me know! I will connect you.  

If anyone local is looking for a sweet pinball machine let me know! I will connect you.  

 Lot of bubble gum machine gun keychains...seriously weird. 🤗 

Lot of bubble gum machine gun keychains...seriously weird. 🤗 

Much more to come as I work through the load! Feel free to message me if there is something you gotta have!  xo Malissa