New Year, ReNew your home!

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Many of my items are not sold Mid Century Modern purists?  That’s right, these beauties are being mixed in with other eras and designs! You guys know I skirt the era and often add things to my inventory that are not typical mcm. I do this because I want to follow design trends.  Many of my clients are interior design pros and I love helping them to complete a project with the perfect piece. My keen eye for stylish well made pieces spans eras and I love placing them in well designed spaces.  

As we get ready to start a new year, I would like to offer some thoughts on sprucing up your space.  We have been in our home almost 15 years!  It was new construction and we are at the point where we need to do some refreshing.  First thing we did was repaint the main bathroom.  The walls get to a point where they just need redone and our light mint green walls were no exception.  I convinced my husband to use grey semigloss this time and I am much happier!  We swapped out our foyer light with a used but newer fixture. It is not vintage but neither is our home so I do not feel too bad there.  Our tastes have changed over the years and it is time catch up with them.

The new light installed and the grey paint being cut out.

The new light installed and the grey paint being cut out.

Next, my husband has been patching wall holes and nail pops in the drywall.  Another thing necessary before painting.  The foyer is getting cut out for rolling as we speak and we should have enough paint to move on to the hallway.  I am excited to bid the tan adieu and move on to grey.  We are keeping 2 walls darker brown as they did not see much wear and tear.  The next thing we need to tend to is the carpet.  I am ready to rip it up but we only have plywood under there.....another sad reality of new construction on a budget.  You just cannot do it all.  We went with a custom builder and got to choose every last detail of the house and while the carpet was medium grade and the best we would afford, it has served us well but it now is toast and needs to go.  We have been looking for flooring alternatives but at this point, probably cannot afford to tackle that, even doing our own labor. I’d like to have this plan executed prior to restoring the Pearsall couch in my garage that I am seriously ready to get upstairs but the restoration work will be tedious and thinking waiting until warmer weather is probably the best.  

What is on your agenda for renovations and updates this coming year? 

New items ready to go: 

 

Lane 1050 series end table.  Great shape, amazing joinery in contrasting woods. This is a sweet and harder to find line.   

Lane 1050 series end table.  Great shape, amazing joinery in contrasting woods. This is a sweet and harder to find line.   

Some design inspiration for the next item......

Wallpaper from F Schumacher (expensive, but I can get it for you!) 

Wallpaper from F Schumacher (expensive, but I can get it for you!) 

Gorgeous mod wing back in spring green upholstery.  This has been fully restored by my beloved upholsterer.  It is an amazing queen throne and the perfect accent for your  maximalist decor.  You can work this into bohemian, jungalow and midcentury decors.  I see it with some amazing jungle walls........

Gorgeous mod wing back in spring green upholstery.  This has been fully restored by my beloved upholsterer.  It is an amazing queen throne and the perfect accent for your  maximalist decor.  You can work this into bohemian, jungalow and midcentury decors.  I see it with some amazing jungle walls........

F Schumacher fabric.  This chair needs to be surrounded in bold.

F Schumacher fabric.  This chair needs to be surrounded in bold.

F Schumacher.  I love this dragon print.  If you have not stepped into the high end design world lately, I suggest you do! Amazing things are being done with pattern and color! This chair would rock in a busy room and it needs a fab pillow!  

F Schumacher.  I love this dragon print.  If you have not stepped into the high end design world lately, I suggest you do! Amazing things are being done with pattern and color! This chair would rock in a busy room and it needs a fab pillow!  

Karastan Chableau Shag carpet (6 by 9) circa 1969-1973.  Made with Karastan’s state of the art Kara-Loc technology only during these years.  It is in great condition!  Neutral with cream, brown and black wool yarns.  This piece came back with me from Westchester.  It truly is a rare find in this pristine condition.  

Karastan Chableau Shag carpet (6 by 9) circa 1969-1973.  Made with Karastan’s state of the art Kara-Loc technology only during these years.  It is in great condition!  Neutral with cream, brown and black wool yarns.  This piece came back with me from Westchester.  It truly is a rare find in this pristine condition.  

All of these items are available in my Etsy shop.  Don’t forget the Broyhill dining set is out in my retail space at an amazing pick up only price of $600.  You will not find another for this price! It is the last of 2 rooms of stuff I picked up a month and a half ago! Do not miss out as the other items already found homes.  

Happy New Year!!!

XO MALISSA

Meet and Greet Event!

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Please join me next Friday, September 14th from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at the Fleetwood Antique Mall in my retail space on the 2nd floor for a fabulous evening of chit chat, shopping and socializing! There is a big birthday event going throughout the mall with food and sales.  I want to meet you and hear all about your collections, wants and projects! Feel free to pump my brain on anything while you are there plus if you have anything in my realm you are looking to sell bring pics and details!  I am planning some giveaways and other surprises! My featured inventory will be 30% OFF ALL WEEKEND plus any items I bring from my online inventory can be had at a discount.  Reach out and I will have anything in my online inventory there for pick up or for inspection! My space is too small to feature everything but I do plan on bringing some of my restored ottomans!  Here is the event link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/284618475463599/?ti=ia

Please share with your friends!

Details of the BIG SALE at GRQ/Fleetwood Antique Mall are here:   https://www.facebook.com/events/2201061653240630/?ti=ia  FRIDAY EVENTS.  See the GRQ FACEBOOK PAGE for details of the whole weekend schedule.

HOPE TO MEET SOME LOCAL MCM FANS! Can’t make it Friday? I may have some weekend availability to meet by appointment! Reach out!

XO Malissa

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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