When I first decided to hang out in Antique shops looking for treasures, my kids were very young. In order to keep them entertained during the exploration of sometimes very large co ops full of merchandise, I decided to bait them into looking for glass hen on nests. My mom had one my whole life (which ironically she sold at a yard sale prior to us collecting!) and we had gotten chicks that year. We were consumed with all things chickens. It was a natural progression to make the hunt a family affair. Needless to say, I have a china hutch full of them and I decided I would do better making room for something else, like my growing stash of pyrex that does not get a proper display space. So with that said, I am going to be offering these for sale as this month goes on. Here is my first grouping, the smallest of the hens, called SALT CHICKS or SALT CELLARS, they are all 3" or less, super cute and the best way to learn about them is listen so I made a little video going through them. I have a variety of glass makers represented so if you give it a listen, I will go over some facts about them and things I learned collecting, plus discuss any condition issues of the piece, which I figured would be helpful. Please have a look if you are interested in seeing them. I think I will be swapping out my booth space to accommodate many of the larger chickens for the holidays this week. I plan on clearing out many things that have been there for a while. Of course, I will gladly ship any of these hens and combine shipping for you on multiples. Please reach out! I will be posting what I will be taking out prior to that so please act fast as I don't like to cross list smalls that are in the booth.....it gets a bit confusing and would hate to have a disappointed customer. View the video here (from my facebook page): https://www.facebook.com/madformodmalissa/videos/799956980142055/
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RESTORATIONS IN PROGRESS
DAY BED RESTORATION.
The day bed cushions and fabric have been dropped off at the upholsterer and will be completed in the next few weeks. All new foam plus the gorgeous navy blue PET and KID friendly fabric from Joybird. I cannot wait to see them all done. In the mean time, I will do some touch ups and clean up on the metal and wood frame. I do not have the final priced worked out yet, but if you are interested in having first dibs on the finished piece, please reach out and you will get the first information when it is ready!
EAMES SHELL RAR ROCKER.
I have selected the rocker base for the black fiberglass (Summit Production) Herman Miller Shell with black vinyl upholstery. It will be receiving a ZINC base with NATURAL BIRCH runners. I think the lighter wood and metals will set off the black on black nicely. I will be replacing the missing Shock Mounts and have parts and supplies on order with Modern Conscience which will be coming with the base in the next week. This one (along with the other finished RAR I have available) will make a FABULOUS holiday gift for that special someone! I will also be posting updates on these restorations via my social media outlets so jump on in if you'd like to see them coming along.
You may think we are far away from the holidays, but in reality, they are coming quick. Please note that any items shipping via GREYHOUND BUS will take about 2 weeks to go cross country. Please keep this in mind when you are ordering gifts or items you plan to use for your holiday décor! I do my best to get most items packed and shipped within 24-48 hours but delivery time frames are definitely out of my control. PICK UP of any of my online items can be arranged WED-SUN 10-6 at my booth space at FLEETWOOD ANTIQUE MALL 14129 Kutztown Rd, Fleetwood, PA 19522. My day availability for deliveries currently is TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS. I will gladly meet up or deliver furnishings in the Philly Metro, central and eastern PA, NJ areas and maybe beyond. Please reach out to discuss! If I can do anything to make your gift giving extra special, please ask! My priority is safe shipping so sometimes it is not possible for me to wrap your items, but I would gladly enclose a card or ship directly to your recipient!