While we are working on ottomans......

Hey there! I realized how busy I was this week when I looked over last week’s post! So I had just finished up the bamboo ottoman.  I then grabbed two vinyl ottomans from my storage and was off running!  By Friday I was at my upholsterer getting him to make me a few buttons.  I have logged many hours on my sewing machine this week.  Here is a picture story of my creations. 

 

I love this Ikat fabric so much!  I sold the rocker and it is now at it’s new home in North Carolina.  I hear my client was thrilled! I have a trusted delivery partner who hand delivered to her for a very reasonable $185.  I could not drive it there for that price.   

I love this Ikat fabric so much!  I sold the rocker and it is now at it’s new home in North Carolina.  I hear my client was thrilled! I have a trusted delivery partner who hand delivered to her for a very reasonable $185.  I could not drive it there for that price.   

I really took time to center the pattern and I am thrilled with it! The coordinating piping steps it up a notch.  It’s all about the detailing! 

I really took time to center the pattern and I am thrilled with it! The coordinating piping steps it up a notch.  It’s all about the detailing! 

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Here is a look at the underside.  I reused the cardboard since it was in good shape.  

Here is a look at the underside.  I reused the cardboard since it was in good shape.  

This beauty is listed and ready for a home!  Next I decided to glam up the round ottoman with that awesome pink velvet I used on the x benches!   

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I made my piping this time.  The bench went smooth although sewing through the thick felted back velvet was challenging in multiple layers! 

I made my piping this time.  The bench went smooth although sewing through the thick felted back velvet was challenging in multiple layers! 

Blush is such a great color! It looks good with neutrals, blues and greens.  A soft accent which you will pet frequently!  

Blush is such a great color! It looks good with neutrals, blues and greens.  A soft accent which you will pet frequently!  

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This one is also listed and ready to go! ☝️

Next up I am working on perfecting my sewing skills so I can crank out custom pillow covers. I used the ikat for my prototypes.  Adding zipper access is important to me so I am working on my skills.  

One down! This fabric looks incredible with the cobalt couch!  I may just throw this set in for whoever purchases it.  My stitches are wonky and it’s not perfect around the zipper but I am pleased with the pattern.  I will be finishing up the second soon. 

One down! This fabric looks incredible with the cobalt couch!  I may just throw this set in for whoever purchases it.  My stitches are wonky and it’s not perfect around the zipper but I am pleased with the pattern.  I will be finishing up the second soon. 

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The reason I was hot for pillows is I want to start making some for my Adrian Pearsall couch which I plan on picking up in the coming weeks. It needs a full restoration which I will be coordinating and I figure if I get the pillows made it will excite me even more!  

I posted a video this week where I was working on getting basement musty odor out of some 1971 Knoll yardage my aunt gave me. I used a vinegar steam and in 2 treatments, it is pretty much eradicated!  Stop by my Facebook page and have a watch.  The fabric is Dynamic, which was reissued a few years back and currently available at $165 a yard!!!!!  So before I cut it I wanted to clean it, now I am practicing pillows! Ha.  

THIS WEEKEND: I will be camping in the Catskills.....pretty much off the grid.  I may randomly get alerts or emails but I know for a fact there is no service in the campground.  I will respond to inquiries as soon as possible but after we arrive Friday through Sunday when we leave, do not expect a response.  All orders purchased after Thursday night will ship the following Monday.  I am pretty much shipping same or next day at this time so I would not say this is much of a delay, but just know it’s only because I am out of town. I am having an eBay buyer picking up some blow molds at our campsite to save him from driving all the way to PA from northeast of Binghamton! I love working work into my trips and glad to save him from a crazy road trip.  Plus Jesus, Mary and Joseph will be our copilots on the trip! 😂👌 Thanks for all your support!  I have been shipping out at least 2 orders a day recently! Lots of textiles on the move.  I just restocked Kantha Quilt placemats and have 7 more sets available.  There are some at my mall space locally as well.  

Have a great week! 

XO MALISSA

New Merchandise, really new....not vintage.

I connected with a wholesaler a few years back and visit a few times a year to pick up some fun NEW items that fit my retro or vintage camping themes. If you ever got a gift with purchase from me that is where I find them!  I hand pick these items and will have them for sale in my booth space and on eBay.  I also get the hand made Indian Kantha items from them.  I made a visit today and restocked on kantha placemats which never stick around long, some new to me kitchen towels and pillow cases. I am offering these limited quantities for purchase direct (I will PayPal invoice you! Send me your email address) and will get listings on eBay but your best price will be direct.  Kantha items go on Etsy because they are created from vintage saris. Here’s a preview of what I have. Shoot me an email with your wants and I will make you an invoice.  I will combine shipping, etc.  I got some fun stuff!  

 

Retro cotton kitchen towel approx 29” by 29”.  Printed on one side. So cute!  $12 shipped.   

Retro cotton kitchen towel approx 29” by 29”.  Printed on one side. So cute!  $12 shipped.   

Cotton kitchen towel in brown featuring white printed text.  Perfect for your camper!  These are all new with tags and make great gifts! $12 shipped. 

Cotton kitchen towel in brown featuring white printed text.  Perfect for your camper!  These are all new with tags and make great gifts! $12 shipped. 

I love this one!  I have been selling door mats with this saying on one side!  I picked up 2 more today and have 2 left on eBay.  Will take some more out to the booth.  They are now discontinued I believe so this may be the last I get. I have 4 of these towels.  $12 shipped.

I love this one!  I have been selling door mats with this saying on one side!  I picked up 2 more today and have 2 left on eBay.  Will take some more out to the booth.  They are now discontinued I believe so this may be the last I get. I have 4 of these towels.  $12 shipped.

No lie, this is my happy spot! 💕👌 Another great cotton towel for home or camp! $12 shipped. 

No lie, this is my happy spot! 💕👌 Another great cotton towel for home or camp! $12 shipped. 

These pillow cases rock!  100% cotton and nice 28” length size. Printed on 2 sides with back all small illustrations- trees, marshmallows on sticks, boats, fire, flashlights! $15 shipped.  Only 3 of these! 

These pillow cases rock!  100% cotton and nice 28” length size. Printed on 2 sides with back all small illustrations- trees, marshmallows on sticks, boats, fire, flashlights! $15 shipped.  Only 3 of these! 

5 of these! Same back side as the one above.  I also have a few at my retail space that say The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go. $15/shipped.  

5 of these! Same back side as the one above.  I also have a few at my retail space that say The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go. $15/shipped.  

Something new.  I got 2 sets of (4) woven Kantha placemats.  $30 shipped each set. 

Something new.  I got 2 sets of (4) woven Kantha placemats.  $30 shipped each set. 

Kantha quilted placemats! These always sell out for me on Etsy.  Each is 2 sided for twice the fun.  Let your boho freak flag fly at home or camp. I have 4 sets of 4 available.  If you want me to pick certain colors reach out and I can send you pics do you can select.  If not, I will mix em up! $30 shipped each set.  

Kantha quilted placemats! These always sell out for me on Etsy.  Each is 2 sided for twice the fun.  Let your boho freak flag fly at home or camp. I have 4 sets of 4 available.  If you want me to pick certain colors reach out and I can send you pics do you can select.  If not, I will mix em up! $30 shipped each set.  

I restocked some of my hipster Halloween kitchen towels that were a great hit last season!  Available direct $12 shipped or will be adding to the retail space in the next month.  

I restocked some of my hipster Halloween kitchen towels that were a great hit last season!  Available direct $12 shipped or will be adding to the retail space in the next month.  

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All of this stuff is new with tags and ready to gift!  I would love to get some to you so reach out if I can help you with an order.  Many of these items have been discontinued so I may not be able to get more. 

Thanks for your support!  I will be traveling to Pittsburgh in 2 weeks.  If you would like a large item delivered to the area hit me up now! This is the perfect chance to SAVE shipping!!!! Meet me in PITTSBURGH!! 💕👌 I will do my best to fit your item in my car with the family and bring it to you. Let’s chat!

LAST WEEK FOR ETSY 20% OFF SUMMER SALE!  Grab your goodies while you can! No coupon required.  

XO MALISSA

May

I am starting off the new month with some new acquisitions.  Here is a look!  

 

Just made this cute little camp chair a new seat. Feautures indoor/outdoor fabric from F Schumacher.  Ready to go!  

Just made this cute little camp chair a new seat. Feautures indoor/outdoor fabric from F Schumacher.  Ready to go!  

A great blond wood and Masonite cabinet. Use for records or storage in atomic style.  These do not stay around long.  Comes with a cute collapsible metal shelf. 

A great blond wood and Masonite cabinet. Use for records or storage in atomic style.  These do not stay around long.  Comes with a cute collapsible metal shelf. 

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What a great and rare find! Pink Lucite sculpture from Dorothy C Thorpe, as in silver rimmed glassware fame.  This 11” piece is amazing and freshly plucked from a gorgeous colonial in South Orange, NJ. ****THIS JUST SOLD****

What a great and rare find! Pink Lucite sculpture from Dorothy C Thorpe, as in silver rimmed glassware fame.  This 11” piece is amazing and freshly plucked from a gorgeous colonial in South Orange, NJ. ****THIS JUST SOLD****

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Beautiful dining table by California Designer Maria Yee. Known for her solid wood, eco friendly and sustainable designs, her items are top notch.  This 88” long table is beautiful and perfect for many decor styles. The matte black steel legs are sleek and lean.  

Beautiful dining table by California Designer Maria Yee. Known for her solid wood, eco friendly and sustainable designs, her items are top notch.  This 88” long table is beautiful and perfect for many decor styles. The matte black steel legs are sleek and lean.  

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This table looks great with upholstered chairs, Eames fiberglass,  and so much more. Have a look with my restored Italian ladderback chairs!  I will made a deal if you want to purchase chairs plus the table. I did not get them all out for the pic but amazing!!!!

This table looks great with upholstered chairs, Eames fiberglass,  and so much more. Have a look with my restored Italian ladderback chairs!  I will made a deal if you want to purchase chairs plus the table. I did not get them all out for the pic but amazing!!!!

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Great little set of hand woven reed baskets.

Great little set of hand woven reed baskets.

Possibly Harvey Probber steam bent mahogany side table featured a brass rod center support.  This accent is also on chairs by him known as the Scissors Chairs. Like Edward Wormley, Probber was more of a traditional designer with a more elegant translation of modernism.  He used materials like cane in his designs. Very popular with collectors, Probber pieces are sought after.

Possibly Harvey Probber steam bent mahogany side table featured a brass rod center support.  This accent is also on chairs by him known as the Scissors Chairs. Like Edward Wormley, Probber was more of a traditional designer with a more elegant translation of modernism.  He used materials like cane in his designs. Very popular with collectors, Probber pieces are sought after.

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it is great to look at from every angle!

it is great to look at from every angle!

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A great selection of wool tartan throws perfect for home or camp just in!  I laundered and hung dry.  The 3 in the left are all Faribo.  the one on the right is very lightweight.  Would make a great tablecloth for your picnic table or a great wrap! Cool nights, fireside cozy. 

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All listings are up on Etsy.  Let me know if I can assist you.  Have a great week!  

XO Malissa