Fall happenings.

After a wild week of getting ready and then moving spaces, I am all settled into my new space at Fleetwood Antique Mall! I am thrilled with the new space and everything went together very smoothly. Seeing the day bed set up and looking fabulous has made me love it even more! Try to make it over and see it if you are in the area. I am offering it at my rock bottom price at the mall. I do have another daybed ready for restoration as well, you can find it on my website, madmodworldvintage.com under DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH. Here are some pics of the new space. 

I went with a college theme and I think the daybed is a great accessory. It is extremely comfy with all new cushions. I left a little paper with info on the piece you can read about what was done.  

I went with a college theme and I think the daybed is a great accessory. It is extremely comfy with all new cushions. I left a little paper with info on the piece you can read about what was done.  

I have a great selection of Halloween items (not vintage) which I hope everyone enjoys! I love being able to offer fun things locally!  

I have a great selection of Halloween items (not vintage) which I hope everyone enjoys! I love being able to offer fun things locally!  

Lots of new pillows available!  

Lots of new pillows available!  

Next up! I am officially registered as a vendor for Pyrex and Vintage Fest on September 30th in Havre De Grace, MD.  There are about 50 vendors expected to be setting up along the street outside JoRetro vintage shop.  Last year was a lot of fun and I expect this year to be even larger! If you enjoy pyrex and Comradery from like minded old souls, you will be in heaven.  Havre De Grace is an adorable town and an easy drive from PA, NJ, MD and D.C. Here is a link to the event info. https://www.facebook.com/pyrexfest/ 

 

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I will be packing a bunch of pyrex which I think I will be blowing out flat pricing so stop by and see if I have anything you need. I am up for orders so if you are hitting the fest and would like me to bring something for you please message me!  I think I will be bringing the cafe set and afew summer left overs and offering af clearance pricing.  Would love to squeeze some furniture in the van! My bestie will be coming along to help and will have lots of vinyl to poke through.  

Sad day, but I sold my violin that was listed all summer and looking for a new home. That said, I will soon start collecting the Adrian Pearsall items that were offered to me by a friend of a friend. I am excited to dig in there and make them beautiful again! Here is another peek!  

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These 4 pieces will probably be my first pick ups. The table glass on the coffee table may need to be replaced but otherwise, they are ready to go with some cleaning and maybe a repair or two.  I love the Havana chair and ottoman. Tempted to keep that one! 💕 

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I will most likely ofer AS IS or RESTORED pricing. If you want to handle your own restoration, that is fine by me but I would love to coordinate that for you! 

At this point, I am planning on restoring this couch for my own living room!  Just need to convince the husband it's time to ditch our sectional. 😆 

At this point, I am planning on restoring this couch for my own living room!  Just need to convince the husband it's time to ditch our sectional. 😆 

Speak up if there is something you are interested in as I would accommodate you when I select what's next. Due to my budget restrictions, restorations would require 50% deposit to start, balance due on delivery. None of the upholstered items are usable as is and I have not inspected the strapping supports which may also need replaced.  

Thanks for following along and hope to see some fans in Havre De Grace!  

xo Malissa

New Dining Set and Previews of upcoming restorations.

Summer has arrived with a vengeance here in PA!  I went from not wanting to hang out in my garage all day because I was freezing to death, to sweltering in the sun!  Progress is being made slowly and I will work through my projects.  My latest save is a gorgeous 1959 Drexel Counterpoint dining set by John Van Koert.  It is amazing!  Great lines feature a cherry top and mahogany ends and legs.  It has a very Danish look to it.  It is not mint, but cleaned up well.  I only have 3 chairs and not sure how easy it will be to add to them but any walnut or teak chair would look nice and currently trending are fun mismatched looks in the dining room.  I priced this set less than a recent sale for the table alone and am happy to be able to offer such a great set well under value.  I am also willing to recover the seats for you in black vinyl or any fabrics I have in stock.  You are welcome to do it yourself with fabric you have or buy as well.  My etsy listing is for pick up or regional delivery only in eastern pa, nj, ne md and de areas.  If you are in love and require shipping, my chairish listing should be live shortly and they will arrange your shipping.  

  https://www.etsy.com/listing/385045644/drexel-counterpoint-1959-dining-table-3  click here to view the etsy listing.  This is for pick up or regional meets/delivery.only. This gorgeous kilim rug is also available!

 https://www.etsy.com/listing/385045644/drexel-counterpoint-1959-dining-table-3 click here to view the etsy listing.  This is for pick up or regional meets/delivery.only. This gorgeous kilim rug is also available!

Shop chairish for shipping.  Chairish.com/shop/madmodworldvintage The original linen seat covers are stained with some holes, but I will recover to order!  Choose from black vinyl or some colorful fabrics I have in stock.

Shop chairish for shipping.  Chairish.com/shop/madmodworldvintage The original linen seat covers are stained with some holes, but I will recover to order!  Choose from black vinyl or some colorful fabrics I have in stock.

The table is totally customizable!  40" wide by 60" in length, but add three 12" leaves to max out at 96" long!  Great for entertaining!  Also note there is a great locking feature to lock in the top when using no leaves.  No accidental separation!   

Profile with all 3 leaves inserted. 

Profile with all 3 leaves inserted. 

The locking device is easy to reach at one end of the table.  Turn the handle to lock or unlock when you are not using any leaves.

The locking device is easy to reach at one end of the table.  Turn the handle to lock or unlock when you are not using any leaves.

View of top. 

View of top. 

Items in the queue. 

i am sitting on 2 awesome Heywood Wakefield end table sets that will be refinished.  4 total floating top step end tables, 1 large corner end table and 1 coffee table.  I will probably sell in sets of 3.  If this is something you are looking for, reach out!  I can use either wheat or champagne and will refinish to order.  I also have a cool Heywood magazine table in my booth space at Fleetwood Antique Mall that is priced 'as is' or with me refinishing it.  Reach out if it is something you are interested in.  

Recent acquisitions in the restoration queue. 

Recent acquisitions in the restoration queue. 

Keep your eyes on the etsy shop!  I can tell you my last few listings sold fast!  A pole lamp in under 24 hours!  I have another ready to list!  Here is a preview!

Kick ass atomic pole lamp listing soon!   

Kick ass atomic pole lamp listing soon!   

Consulting.   

You have some items you want to sell but have no idea what it is worth!  Fear not!  I will gladly do market research for you so you know what you can expect and what your selling options are.  I have been available for friends and family but would gladly spread the love to my clients and fans. Reach out if you would like assistance and we can come up with plan of attack at a reasonable fee.

 Thank you!  

Thank you to all who have purchased from me!  I enjoy working with you and the best compliment you can give is sharing my info with your friends!  Your referrals are welcome and appreciated!  Xo Malissa  

 

Mid Atlantic Pyrex Lovers Swapaganza-MD

I am going to write this diary style and publish when it's all done so it my tenses are off, forgive me. 

FRIDAY MAY 20

i have spent a lot of time packing my Pyrex in bins over the last month.  I spent today loading up my car with tables, Pyrex and even threw in my picnic baskets and plaid coolers.  I figure this is a good opportunity to show how they can be used in an everyday setting.  It is fun to collect, but I really enjoy using my vintage!  

As the day is going on and attendees are getting last minute questions answered, you can tell this is going to be a great time!  Everyone is totally excited to shop, swap and meet the faces behind the keyboards!  I believe they expect about 70 shopper/swappers and over 100 guests including family and friends.  I asked Kenny to make a crisp in the Dutch oven and lots of attendees are excited to observe and ask some questions.  Although I would love to take the Vanagon, it is a 4 hour round trip and we are camping the holiday weekend, so leaving Vanny behind.  Going to finish up packing and racking my brain for items I may need or want.  SQUEE!!!! ✌🏼️ 

SATURDAY MAY 21

 Woke up early to finish a few last minute things before leaving.  We are on target to arrive at 11:45 am, which is just about when set up begins.  Our ride is 2 hours, not a bad trek.  It started raining as soon as we pulled out of our driveway.  But we knew the rain was coming.  

 

All packed and ready to go! 

All packed and ready to go! 

We drove through downpours but arrived to nothing more than left over clouds with the occasional spritz.  my first impression of the park:  BEAUTIFUL!  The setting was just gorgeous!  Our 2 pavilions were close together and the set up buzz was already in action when I arrived. 

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After an easy check in and brief meeting of a few of the ladies in charge, I started to unload and claim my space.   

Beautiful picnic area at Patapsco State Park, Ellicott City, MD

Beautiful picnic area at Patapsco State Park, Ellicott City, MD

I claimed a space near the food but even more important, next to the stone fireplace!  Would have loved a fire!  We got set up, had some food and the event was rolling.  A fabulous give away, group photo and then we were off to deal!  

My great helper, Genevieve.  She and Trent helped me all day!  No complaints! 

My great helper, Genevieve.  She and Trent helped me all day!  No complaints! 

The giveaway was first and a fabulous Kaleidoscope casserole donated by Jolene at JoRetro, Havre de Grace, MD was the highlight! 💕 

The giveaway was first and a fabulous Kaleidoscope casserole donated by Jolene at JoRetro, Havre de Grace, MD was the highlight! 💕 

I believe the total of registered shoppers/traders was 80 plus family and friends!  Wow it was a large event! 

I believe the total of registered shoppers/traders was 80 plus family and friends!  Wow it was a large event! 

Got to shopping, swapping and selling but more importantly, making new friends, talking shop with other dealers and enjoying the massive selection of PYREX!  My husband even made some friends as he worked on cooking up some apple blueberry crisp.  

Kenny had some issues getting this going but when it was finished, it was delightful!  The men of the grill kept the burgers and dogs coming and the rest of the catered and donated spread was top notch! 

Kenny had some issues getting this going but when it was finished, it was delightful!  The men of the grill kept the burgers and dogs coming and the rest of the catered and donated spread was top notch! 

Me and my helpers. 

Me and my helpers. 

Pyrex art. 💖 

Pyrex art. 💖 

So what you really want to know is WHAT DID YOU GET???!!! 😜✌🏼️ 

Because of our current strike situation I had to restrain myself BUT if you have a nice stash of glass you can swap and end up coming home with nice things without spending a lot!  After all, we are there to trade!   

Because of our current strike situation I had to restrain myself BUT if you have a nice stash of glass you can swap and end up coming home with nice things without spending a lot!  After all, we are there to trade!   

The stash includes a pair of Hazel Atlas Crinoline plates (fluted edging) in pink that I traded turquoise for, 5 yards of fabric and Dansk butter warmer I traded an Amish Butterprint fridge set and a snowflake space saver for, 4 divided pink plates to match my dinnerware set $10, federal glass covered dish $10, federal glass small bowl and white Hazel atlas vase trade for a friendship casserole.  I am thrilled with my take and I did sell some things so came home with more money than I left with so I call that a success! 

It was an awesome event filled with great people!  If you are interested in Pyrex and are in the region, please search for and request to join the Mid-Atlantic Pyrex Lovers Facebook group so you don't miss the next event!  I hear they may organize a fall swap!   ✌🏼️ if you are not in the area, please look for similar groups in your region and step out of your comfort zone and attend one of these great events!  You will have a blast!

xo Malissa

 

Setting up. 

Setting up.