I know I picked up some new followers this week and many folks stopped by to check out my shop and web page. Thanks for coming! I appreciate knowing people care about what I do! Lots going on in the last week in my personal life and as many of you are aware, Verizon is on strike. My husband is a technician there so we are really in a position right now. I do appreciate any sales no matter how small as my hours at my job are now at about 12, which really is not going to help much in our household. I am working hard listing and promoting, but I am at the mercy of the market and with that said, I actually have been cross listing a few items on ebay and set up a shop there. I really do not want to sell in that market but at this point, I just need to sell. Please share my info with anyone you know who is looking for items I have! With that said, I have an album of Pyrex I plan to take with me to a swap in May. You can find it on my Facebook page: Facebook.com/madformodmalissa PLEASE stop by and have a look. I will ship any item you wish, so please email me or message via FB for a shipping quote. I also just listed a few items I never planned on selling from my personal collection including a JAJ yellow snowflake space saver and an orange Cathrineholm lasagna pan with carrier. If you are in the market for them, act quickly as I do believe these items will not be available long. If they are not sold by the time my husband gets back to work they are going off the market.
The spring sale at my booth space in Fleetwood Antique Mall is in effect through the end of the month. 10% off a single item, 20% off multiples. All of my pyrex will be removed at the end of the month for my swap meet.
Back to the Diamond Chair…...
This beauty is coming along and I hope to have some pics early next week. It was determined the original finish on these 50s era wire diamonds is definitely a baked on finish similar to powder coating. I know the current finish is Rilsan, a plastic which the chair gets dipped into and I believe would sand blast off. The blaster decided that my finish did not need blasting and his powder coat would adhere to it as is. He arranged to have it welded at the end of last week and I chose gloss black as the finish for powder coating. I am dying to see it!!!! There is little info available on the Knoll site on these classic chairs as they are only selling the smaller, dining height chair now. There is a limited edition 24K Gold plated version out in honor of the 100th birthday of Harry Bertoia. The whopper price tag is $2000+! Surely it is beautiful to those who can afford it! And of course, a fabulous tribute to such a great artist. I am ready to tackle reconstruction of the cover but have been moving slowly only because I shifted gears to try to get more things listed and promoted. I hope my next update has some pics to share, even if they are taken at my dear friends home in NJ! With that said, the fellow who has been doing all of this coordinating is xtremeblasting.us. He has done 6 old metal chairs for my friend plus some items at his home and my chair. Prices are beyond reasonable! I do not know what my welding is going to cost yet, but he quoted me $35 for the blasting so for that price, why do it yourself?! Sometimes you have to pick and choose what battles you are willing to do yourself……I prefer wood over metal.
To close, I will add a few pics of a little photo shoot I had today for some of my chairs. Sometimes I think my pics really suck! I don't have a nice wide open space to photograph nor proper lighting inside. I try to take them all outside in natural light as I do think that is the best showing of the colors. Today the sun was setting, and that always gives a bit of a warmer glow. I set up in the grass today because some of my favorite vintage ads have to be Dunbar! I purchased the only affordable book on them last year when I was restoring the pair of dining chairs I had. A lot of the ads featured in the book were taken outside in the grass. This chair lover is kind of loving that feel! Do a little search and find some to check out! If you are ever lucky enough to find some Dunbar items, covet them as they truly are the best made and most beautiful furniture I have touched to date! xo Malissa