Tomorrow I will be moving in to Fleetwood Antique Mall! It may take me some time to fully stock, but we are starting with the large furniture display pieces and some chairs and see what we can fit! I will note on the etsy listings which items are available to view at the shop, and also note for you out of town folk, I will need to go there to gather specific questions, take more pics, etc. Hours are 10am-6pm Wed-Sun and you will find the shop just south of Moselem Springs on route 222. If you are coming from Reading and the south, it will be on your left. From Kutztown and the north, on the right. Look for the life size cows at the street sign. It really is an ecclectic place and there is a lot of MCM to be had as well as primitive as our area is hot for that.
What can you expect to see? Besides a selection of my online furnishings inventory, you will also find a great selection of goodies! I am taking some of my finest pyrex as I feel no one in the mall is really hitting that market, and as a collector myself, it is one area I just love! Expect to find a full set of Friendship circa 1971 cinderella nesting bowls and a complete Pueblo casserole dish with lid and plastic hugger. The Pueblo is a promo piece and it is really cool if you like tribal. The dish is black, the lid is white with orange/brown native american design. I also have other cool pieces and a nice 3 pc casserole set of Town and Country. I am going to put some individual pieces there as well, but I will concentrate on sourcing complete sets if these do well. If you have not gotten bit by the pyrex bug yet, well, people are not only decorating with these old lovely patterns, they are setting up elaborate displays and changing them out by the season/color/whatever! There is nothing like a nice display! I personally collect 50s era snowflakes but you will not find any in my booth! ;)
I need a nice safe place to show my wares! I have sourced a matching pair of walnut veneer bookcase topped 3 drawer case (Broyhill). They are very cool and I hope to keep them stocked with goodies! They will also be for sale as will most items you see. If someone buys them, I just have to go find something else! ;) I also have a very cute small teak veneer bookshelf with sliding glass doors (above). It is FABULOUS! I just oiled her and she is ready to go.
RETRO THEMED ITEMS
Ok, so I have all of this cool MCM stuff to sell, but I am on to the fact that I do not live in a HOT FOR MCM area. Hello, we are horse and buggy central! SO….yes, I am storing stuff here, but I would also like to PAY MY RENT! So, in order to do that, I have found an awesome wholesale company to select items I feel fit the theme of my shop. With that said, I have some kick ass stuff coming it! The Honey Do Me tea towels (also for sale direct from me on this web site!) will be there and I just grabbed some more! I will continue to monitor new items the company puts out and will gobble up anything that fits here! All are NEW with manufacturer tags.
Indian Sari Quilts and Pillow
I also picked up a pair of beautiful Indian Sari quilts and a throw pillow to see how they go over. Since I niche in vintage camping items, I decided these would make a great addition to that section of the shop! They are handmade from old Sari dresses that Indian women wear. They will take pieces and quilt them together in a loose stitch (unlike our heritage here). You will find a miss match of beautiful brightly colored and even gold threaded accent pieces. We will also find patches and holes because remember, these were worn! They are a nice lightweight blanket, both sides are different and no 2 are alike! I can see these used in home decor, VINTAGE CAMPING, picnicking and hanging out at music festivals! Very BOHO. Lets face it…no one I know is an MCM purist and right at the tail end of the era the hippies were taking over! I hope you guys love these as much as I do! Stock is plentiful at the moment so I can get more, but there is only a limited supply and I will have to pick up at the showroom myself. The blankets will be tagged at $50 each, the pillow $30. I did check etsy and similar blankets are going for much more so I think these are a great deal. I hesitate to list on line at this point because they are all so different…I just think it would get lost in my inventory! I might pick up some extras next time I go so that I have some when car show season starts up. I really do think my VW camping peeps will LOVE them.
Well, I am beat for the evening with lots to do tomorrow! If you stop by, I may put your to work! :) Keep watching my instagram feed as I will shoot pics out tomorrow as we progress!!!!! @madmodworldvintage