SHOPPING SURVIVAL KIT: Extravaganza Weekend in Berks! Come visit us!

Come see the amazing collection of medical items from the doctor’s house.  I am bringing many items not even listed.  From the weird to the unusual, to the crafty and useful, there is seriously something for everyone here!  Bulk deals will be made.  

Come see the amazing collection of medical items from the doctor’s house.  I am bringing many items not even listed.  From the weird to the unusual, to the crafty and useful, there is seriously something for everyone here!  Bulk deals will be made.  

I will be out and about this week as we celebrate spring Antiques Extravaganza in our area!  Here in Kutztown, you will find plenty of shopping steals and deals.  Head to https://renningers.net/index.php/extravaganza for the event details. There is usually an email sign up for $1 OFF admission coupon so make sure you find it on their site! Your coupon comes via email so print it out to use at the gate.  This 3 day event has an array of dealers with all kinds of items.  The market itself has wonderful food vendors including fresh veggies, meats and meals.  Come hungry and pack a cooler for all these PA DUTCH treats!  Many locals will be yard sale selling this weekend!  Be prepared to brake for junkin! Check craigslist and other yard sale apps and keep your eyes on the signs!

Area haunts: 

Once Again Thrift Store Phone:(610) 683-3204 

Address:15260 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530

Hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM MON-SAT

DO NOT MISS MAIN STREET KUTZTOWN. Many shops and great restaurants! Municipal parking lot next to YOUNG ONES music shop.  FIREFLY USED BOOKSTORE is amazing.  Paisley and Company hand made soaps and toiletries is great too.  If you like jewelry, Sorelli has a store on Main St as well.  For eats, Letterman’s Diner will stuff you in a small cozy retro diner.  The Airport Diner just out of town is a family favorite too.  For beverages and fare, do not miss Kutztown Tavern and Saucony Creek microbreweries. 

JUST SOUTH ON 222- Fleetwood Antique Mall.  14129 Kutztown RD, Fleetwood.  Come see my small but mighty retail space and take home some fabulous finds! I will definitely be set up on Thursday and maybe Friday outside!  Stay tuned for my social media for updates. I am packing my medical items for the weekend. I will definitely have the most extensive collection of it in the area.  Come make a deal!  https://www.fleetwoodantiquemall.com/

Kirbyville Antiques-  keep heading south a few miles on 222, on the right.  Same owner as above so on that website. 

Red Barn Antiques-  Park Rd, Blandon. Turn left at the light on route 73, turn left at next light (Park RD), the barn is on the left. https://www.redbarnblandon.com/

Jump on 222 south bypass, formerly known as road to nowhere and head to Adamstown for more fun. Prices generally leap down there but you can find deals if you hunt.  We love Shupp’s Grove Flea Market which should be open sat and Sunday.  There are many markets and co-op’s to visit so grab some brochures at your first stop. http://shuppsgrove.com/

Other area markets: Jakes Flea Market, Barto open Sat and Sun.  I am planning on setting up here with my friends on Saturday morning.  I think they have a vinyl and record event this Sunday as well.  https://www.jakesfleamarket.com/

Just north on route 100, Bally:  Fensty’s Flea Market indoors if you need to duck out of a shower.  Open FRI/SAT/SUN.   https://fenstysfleamarket.com/

 Hope this helps you out of towners!  Keep your eyes on my Instagram @madmodworldvintage or my Facebook page for my plans. 

Hope to meet some of you!  XO MALISSA

Hop on the Bus Gus- shipping updates.

Greyhound shipping updates.

Shipping on the bus can be a big drag for the ones doing the shipping. (sure, there is a bit of a hassle on the pick up end of things too, but it is worth it to save some money….in many cases ALOT of money…over hiring a legit shipper. You always have to be willing to roll with the punches. I have had a few shipments go in the last few weeks and here are the latest quirks with the bus.

My closest station (about 1/2 hour away) is Allentown. They were removed from the Greyhound computer as a shipping station because we recently had a local bus company go out of business. I cannot order a label on Greyhound’s website originating out of this station. I can, however, drop off there and pay cash for shipping. This means in order to ship with a courier on your end, I need to drive it to Philadelphia to ship. I do not mind doing this but in most cases, but I will be implementing a flat charge to cover that expense. If I need to go to Philadelphia at your request, I will tack that on your shipping price. I recently shipped to a small station in Idaho and spent 2 days driving it around to get shipped. Needless to say it’s well on it’s way, but just another dose of bus shipping reality. I see lots of folks on fb groups telling people to have the seller bus ship. I think these folks think it magically packs itself and drives itself to the station? Not sure but there is a lot of work involved and for those of us not in a major metropolitan area, it is a big expense. This shipping option is a SERVICE and in most cases, will save you a bit of money over hiring a USHIP driver. Believe me when I tell you finding cheap shipping is not an easy task and sometimes my hands are tied. If you are in California and need a large item shipped, we are at the mercy of uship unless we can fit it under the bus safely. If you are shopping for something that might be a candidate for bus shipping and want to know more, please reach out. I can explain how the process will work. We are not insured for damages going this route but I do my best to pack the item well and usually am including new moving blankets I buy from harbor freight. I also take responsibility for calling and tracking items or dealing with Greyhound Corporate. This could be a day of time if an issue arises but I take my position very seriously and this for me is part of exceptional customer service. Don’t by shy, reach out if you are looking for a larger item and I will get to work trying to calculate your best options! This is another reason to shop with a PROFESSIONAL SELLER! Hobbyists don’t really care about you or your budget.

NEW ITEMS

I just picked up some great new items from Primitives by Kathy! Camping themed kitchen towels, restocked Indian kantha placemats and grabbed a few kantha buntings (pennants) which are totally awesome for your camper or van awning! I listed 2 on etsy and dropped one off at my booth. The new towels are also at my booth and I will be adding the others to my eBay I guess. I have other towels on there right now as well. I also grabbed more of the pillowcases with the vintage camper. I had one left out at the mall but had sold a bunch on eBay. I will relist there in the coming days.

New item! Kantha bunting (pennant) for home or camp!  2 in my Etsy shop, 1 in my local retail space. So fun!  So bohemian! 

New item! Kantha bunting (pennant) for home or camp!  2 in my Etsy shop, 1 in my local retail space. So fun!  So bohemian! 

HOLY MOLY!

So my last day at the tax office is tomorrow. I will be working on some classes over the summer (unpaid) but otherwise, I am done until January. That said, thanks to all who bought from me in the last month or so! I am so thrilled as I plan on trying to make it without a legit job until next tax season! Your support has floored me and I think if I can keep this up for a while, I may be able to do it. I have lots more things to list and will be working on that in the coming weeks as I reorganize my office and storage and pack to do some flea markets and the big extravaganza coming up in a few weeks. I will announce where I will be set up and mainly plan on packing items I want to blow out. Basically, the more you buy the better the deal and I will be priced for resellers in most cases. I have a lot of stale or bulk items I bought over the last year and just want to clear out and start fresh. Thanks for shopping with me and please the best compliment you can pay me is sharing your favorite (I hope!) vintage seller with your friends. Don’t worry, it’s not a competition and I will find more so don’t keep me as a secret!!! <3 I need all the help I can get right now!

Have a great week and I will post more soon!

xo Malissa

Fun kitchen towels! I could not resist the vintage ones! &nbsp;In my retail space and will be adding to my eBay soon. 

Fun kitchen towels! I could not resist the vintage ones!  In my retail space and will be adding to my eBay soon. 

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Restocked colorful Kantha placemats! These are a consistent seller on Etsy and I have given some sets out recently as gifts and they are loved! I have 3 sets (of 4) available and listed on Etsy. &nbsp; 

Restocked colorful Kantha placemats! These are a consistent seller on Etsy and I have given some sets out recently as gifts and they are loved! I have 3 sets (of 4) available and listed on Etsy.   

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Just stating to list the fencing swords or foils on Etsy. I have a few more to list this week. Makes Great Wall decor but all appear to be in usable condition.  We were unaware if the now 97 year old participated in the sport, or just collected them! There are examples of French grip, Italian grip and a pistol grip in this lot.  These pieces probably date to the 1970s based on what I have seen.  

Today is my last day of Tax Season work!  Thanks for your continued support as I enter a new phase of my life and business!  

XO MALISSA

Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde.

Had the opportunity to purchase a bunch of inventory the last few days.  If you have been watching my social media, you know it’s not my typical stuff.  First off, the former owner is still alive at 97 and a retired Doctor and finally moving out of his home.  It was jam packed with fine furnishings and collectibles. I knabbed some great furniture in a Victorian or French Provincial Reproduction style.  Most items were purchased new in the late 60s/early 70s as I can tell.  That said, things are clean and well taken care of.  I already have been processing and listing things so stay tuned to my shops.  I have been adding shipping/delivery into my pricing on Etsy as they are pushing for that. Most furniture sellers do not list shipping but they we get tossed into the Etsy free shipping stuff and it causes some confusion.  I am hedging for shipping in items that need a shipper or greyhound.  Please reach out at any point and I can adjust that number as we research it based on your location.  Want to see what I have?  💕🤗

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Your choice! Two lovely 70s Reproduction French Provincial Victorian Heart Back accent chairs! The perfect throne for your wedding, shower, photo shoot or Quinceanera party!  Structurally great! Foam soft and strapping supports sturdy.  See listings for other condition details.  

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16” square tufted deep red velvet bench pair. Hollywood regency, French Provincial, shabby chic, rococo or maximalism fitting. Totally adorable.

16” square tufted deep red velvet bench pair. Hollywood regency, French Provincial, shabby chic, rococo or maximalism fitting. Totally adorable.

SOLD Daystrom chrome and walnut arm chair. Love it! Some vinyl issues. Great post modern style!

SOLD Daystrom chrome and walnut arm chair. Love it! Some vinyl issues. Great post modern style!

Gorgeous Lane cedar chest is in amazing condition!

Gorgeous Lane cedar chest is in amazing condition!

Love this chest with hidden secretary! It, too is in fantastic condition.

Love this chest with hidden secretary! It, too is in fantastic condition.

It features a flip up top, pull out desk and shelf in the lower cabinet. Beautiful original painted finish.

It features a flip up top, pull out desk and shelf in the lower cabinet. Beautiful original painted finish.

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Amazing authentic Chinese jewelry cabinet.  In perfect condition with lock and key.  

Italian fencing foils. You never know when you will want to challenge someone to a duel. That Chinese rug is in my freezer at the moment. Freezing destroys any moth activity including eggs. I do not want them in my home. A few days in the freezer and no chance of them hitching a ride. No visual sign of moth activity!

Italian fencing foils. You never know when you will want to challenge someone to a duel. That Chinese rug is in my freezer at the moment. Freezing destroys any moth activity including eggs. I do not want them in my home. A few days in the freezer and no chance of them hitching a ride. No visual sign of moth activity!

The last part of my buy is medical stuff.  Lots of weird stuff.  Yea for that!  I have tool kits, bottles, a scale, vintage sun lamp and so many cool things.  Thinking i will hammer through them and put in my eBay shop. Stay tuned as I will get to that stuff after I get all the furniture listed.  As always, reach out if you need help.  I have adjusted some of my Etsy furniture to include shipping costs as they are pushing everyone to free shipping. If price looks high, read the fine print and this is probably why. I will follow with some preview pics.  I will be working through this stuff in the coming weeks. ✌️ Have a great week!  Malissa

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