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

Adventures to come!

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I have been keeping this secret since I have had other things to talk about but this week’s update will fill you in!  In my business life, many things happen that just seem to materialize and I just cannot explain why I was so lucky to be at the right place at the right time with the right instincts for everything to happen.  Finding the awesome Fernand Leger rug was one of those moments.  Although I am blessed to have it in my possession, I knew early on that it came with some issues I had to tend to like the cleaning (a $250 investment) and then there is the restoration work to replace the knots that were chewed by some hungry moths which is quoted but out of my budget without a buyer in the wings. I have spent a lot of time researching it and have purchased materials useful in my quest.  You see, the woman who is responsible for this awesome piece was responsible for bringing back the tapestry arts in the 1920’s in addition to being a patron of the fabulous artists she honored.  Her Paris fashion house, Maison Myrbor, also turned out haute couture clothing which is found in museums around the globe.  The tapestry arts were never a booming industry but she exhibited over the years and info can be found.  

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Back to how I fit in here.  I was contacted by a woman who works for a prominent estate, now museum of the family’s collection and he has my rug in her collection along with another in the series.  They have no info on them and are hoping I will share my research  with them. Of course!  I will be taking time to write my notes out for her and will be visiting the estate when they open for the season this spring to meet with her.  I cannot wait and will be sharing my experience with you all when I get back. I have one local stone to unturn on this research as the traveling exhibit where the rugs in my series where sold in the 60s came to Allentown so the museum is on my list to contact to see if they have info or perhaps staff or volunteers I can reach out to.  This whole adventure will help me build provenance with the rug as well as myself.  Overall a fun adventure!  Such a special piece of art and textiles with only 20 or less ever made.  A super rare collectible!  

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On another note I am running a sale on most furnishings in honor of my birthday month just in the Etsy shop.  If you are looking to add something to your home, reach out now to secure the price.  Many items leave me with little profit at that price but I need to move some big items so trying to entice the people with them in their carts to commit.  Subject to end at my whim.  I also have a set on hold that will be delivered next month to New Hampshire.  Reach out if you see something and are near or could meet me during that trip.  If it fits with the set I would meet for a fee way less than the cost of shipping. 

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Don’t forget I have an album of new gift appropriate items pinned to the top of my Facebook.com/madformodmalissa page where you can claim items, fill a box and I will pack and ship to you.  These are all priced at wholesale! With spring holidays on the way, take a look and claim some goodies!  I will need your email and will send you a PayPal invoice. If you are local to me I can get your items delivered.

Thanks for following! Lots more fun to come soon!  

Xo Malissa 

Holiday Promotions Start Now! SHOP SMALL, shop often!

I have a few things to buzz about for the holiday season coming up as I get myself organized.  Here is what is happening:

ETSY SHOP: 10% off all inventory except furniture and fabrics is on NOW THROUGH NOV 20!  Early birds are being rewarded! Stop by and see if you can knock some gifts off your list or shop for yourself, I WON'T TELL! 😜  

BLACK FRIDAY GIFT WITH PURCHASE.  I did this last year and prepared to do it again! I got lots of little items from Primitives by Kathy to give away!  Any etsy orders shipping from Thanksgiving through Christmas will get a free gift from me! 🎁 while supplies last but I have plenty so do not think I will run out. If you shop earlier, just message me that you want the Christmas gift and I will include in your package.  I love doing this and hope my customers like it.  GIFT WRAP? I will gladly do a special wrap or add a card for you, just message me.  Etsy wants us to charge and specifically offer it and honestly, so few people ask for it that when they do, I accommodate no charge.  I want your item to make it safely so my main concern is packing it properly. 

If this bowl were for sale, I'd be pricing it between $50 and $80.  You can claim it FREE with a $200 purchase! 

If this bowl were for sale, I'd be pricing it between $50 and $80.  You can claim it FREE with a $200 purchase! 

FLEETWOOD ANTIQUE MALL SPACE.  The mall may run some promos and I may participate but nothing is firm yet. Starting today in my space only (tags marked MW) I am offering up a fabulous 8" Catherineholm enameled Lotus bowl in harder to find yellow and green.  From today through Christmas, the first person who spends $200 (in a single transaction) in my shop will be able to take this great bowl home FREE! I only ask you take a pic of you in my space holding the bowl when you claim it! 💕👌  if it goes unclaimed by Christmas, it will go back in my china hutch.  😂🤘🏼 

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MAY I SUGGEST? I just stocked up holiday items, added my beautiful dining set at a crazy cash/carry price.....$1000 for 6 restored chairs and a table! I have the chairs at $1200 online without the table. Come see it, all set with glassware and china looking pretty.  I have a few great pieces on display! I also have gifts from Primitives by Kathy and lots of fun vintage goodies to choose from.  Don't forget the Lane Rhythm Hutch is also available for a crazy low price of $500!  If you are looking for a handsome bookcase or china/collectibles Hutch this could be the one! Priced for the local market and ready to use!  

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Stop by and shop the mall! It really is a fun place with an awesome selection.  Let me know how you like it!

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Took a few pics of the daybed as I removed from my showcase.  It is such a lovely piece.  If you know of someone looking for a multi use piece like this, send them my way! I will deliver in the region. Perfect for a nursery for new parents, den, spare room and more.  All newly restored with sturdy metal frame on gorgeous hairpin legs. 💙

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all new foam, professionally upholstered.

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Includes original details like piped edging, tufting and zipper access on the small pillows. 

Thanks for following along! I will have more updates on my rocker restoration soon! Fabric is on the way! XO Malissa