The couch of dreams....restoring a classic.

I have been busy working through my items to get them ready for listing in between working with customers.  I apologize for those who are waiting for specific items!  I will get to them, I promise!  I also had a bit of a cold last week which kept me less than productive.   

I had a very interested party in the sectional and although there has been no formal commitment, I decided to forge ahead on the restoration.  I spent a lot of time cleaning the pieces and working on some light stains on the cushions. I managed to lighten them.  They are not obvious, but if the cushions are flipped and swapped, they are mint on the reverse sides so that is fabulous!  I took to my upholsterer to get a quote on the foam replacement.  It was in line with what I hedged for so that is also great!  After that, I came home and ditched the old foam and cleaned some more.  I also added an internal patch to reinforce a very small puncture that will also be on the underside with the cushions flipped.  I will have it ready to deliver in about a week and a half after someone commits.    It is a big investment for little old me to do without a buyer.  I have gotten loads of feedback in the last week and I am certain she will not be here long!  I cannot wait to see her with her properly stuffed seats!!!  

***I would totally take a deposit to hold any furnishing in my inventory and ship when paid in full.  Please keep that in mind!  This works out well for me so I have time to get it packed and then when paid, I can take it right to the bus, I never know how fast my stuff is going to sell and I have worked with folks for a week or 2 until the transaction is complete so definitely reach out if that helps you!  I know it is income tax time and if you see something you like and are still waiting for your refund, know I will work with you.

Shipping......so of course I have taken on this very large item that I could not possibly ship on the bus, which is my preferred way of keeping my clients happy with reasonable shipping.  I must tell you that I have done extensive quoting on this couch and chairish is THE BEST priced white glove shipping out there.  I cannot touch the rates they are getting on my own direct through Plycon.  Should you need to use white glove shipping, by all means go to my page and add the item to your cart for check your rate.  If you are not a current chairish client and sign up for an account you will get a coupon sent for $20 I think.  Also, I can forward one to you with your email so definitely take advantage of it.  Chairish is my highest fee market and it kills me to pay 20% commission on my items when I do most of the work but being able to offer the best shipping rates for those who need white glove shipping services makes it worth it to me to keep listing.  Click the badge below to visit my shop! Save me to your favorites!

 

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I am still working my way through my lighting and want to check it over before I sell.  I did list the entry light fixture the other day.  It is such a unique piece!  It was in use until we look it down.  I will not be rewiring it unless anything looks sketchy.  Kenny will check it for shorts with his meter. Find this piece at https://www.etsy.com/listing/494074972/mid-century-modern-4-teardrop-pendant

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Such a stunning piece!   Used on a pitched cathedral ceiling, but would work on a flat ceiling as well.

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Used over a built in planter, I would guess this is one of the better fixtures you'd find for this purpose.   

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Def American made as there is a union label.  Maker unknown.  Super shape! 

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As you can see, it is a large fixture.  The wires are encased in a brass rod so lengths are only slightly adjustable.  The light on the left can come up higher to meet the bottom of the rod.  

I will be working on catching up with those of you who expressed interest in the pole lamp and the plastic plant, so I can get them sent out or delivered.  The plant has cement/plaster of Paris in the pot and it had been a super pain to break up!  I want to finish that up this weekend and get it shipped.  I also have 2 peeps interested in the pole light with the planter bullets that I'd like to go over next.  We are up to our ears in basketball season and have games or practice most weeknights and over the weekend.  Getting very weary of it and this should be over by the end of February, thank goodness!   

I am also picking up the black Herman Miller rocker this Tuesday and will be getting it listed right away.  Both rockers are available but I will be keeping the one that does not sell first so if you are considering adding one, now is the time to commit.  Unless I stumble across another shell, I will not be getting any more.  

The tension screen is at my booth space.  I left it as is, the bottom panel is damaged.  It can be removed or shortened, but figured I would let that up to the new owner.  Added some other goodies this week too.  Stop by WED-SUN 10-6 at Fleetwood Antique Mall 14129 Kutztown Rd, Fleetwood, PA. GRQ Used Furnishings is with us now so I can tell you there is lots to see!  Great prices and a huge selection of every era you could want. 

Please stop by all my shops for your Valentine's Day gifts!  I am stocked with some great items!  Thanks for your support! XO Malissa

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Hen On Nest Collection up for sale.

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/

3" and under SALT CELLARS selection.  They are so cute!  Make sure you check out the video above to learn about them and I discuss condition issues, etc.  If you are new to vintage glass collecting, you might find some information of interest about the makers and markings.

3" and under SALT CELLARS selection.  They are so cute!  Make sure you check out the video above to learn about them and I discuss condition issues, etc.  If you are new to vintage glass collecting, you might find some information of interest about the makers and markings.

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NEW ITEM!  Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group SOFT PAD executive arm chair featuring swivel reclining seat, casters and beautiful COBALT blue fabric is really good condition!  Very comfortable making a classic bold statement for your home or office!  Available NOW in my etsy shop....click pic to go there, and almost live in my  chairish  shop. should you require white glove delivery.  GREYHOUND BUS SHIPPING AVAILABLE ON THIS ITEM!  Reach out for more info!

NEW ITEM!  Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group SOFT PAD executive arm chair featuring swivel reclining seat, casters and beautiful COBALT blue fabric is really good condition!  Very comfortable making a classic bold statement for your home or office!  Available NOW in my etsy shop....click pic to go there, and almost live in my chairish shop. should you require white glove delivery.  GREYHOUND BUS SHIPPING AVAILABLE ON THIS ITEM!  Reach out for more info!

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. 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING.

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!