Lots of fun new arrivals!

The last week has been exciting! I purchased the first items I committed to buy from the living room of Craft Associates pieces.  Craft Associates plant was an hour north of me in Wilkes Barre, PA.  They are known by their well crafted walnut items and their striking designs by founder, Adrian Pearsall.  His pieces are highly collectible at this point in time so I am thrilled to be able to bring them back to life!  

I started with the tables as they are easiest to get ready for sale and they will be helping to fund the upholstery work I need to do coming up.  The jacks tables are amazing and worth every penny! I have the freeform boomerang coffee table and a pair of guitar pick end tables- which are a harder to find form. They have been cleaned and touched up with new lacquer sprayed.  I have some oxidation on the glass top which looks like a haze.  It disappears when wet.  I have been working on polishing it to see if I can remove.  There is general wear issues on the pieces but they have not been abused.  My touch up cleaned up much of the obvious wear.  

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I have dealers hawking me for them but I will not be wholesaling. They will be priced according my markets.  To help my regional peeps out, buy direct from me and pay cash and you can save my fees which is about 10%. I do not charge for meet ups and delivery, either. So let's chat and try to work it out! They are iconic, amazing and timeless!  I am so thrilled to be able to assist them in finding a new home.  

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Next up.  I was busy doing some cleaning and touch ups on some items I picked up. I would love to deliver this fine piece! Say hello to a gorgeous Lane Rhythm Hutch!  

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This great storage piece features glass sliding doors on the middle 2 shelves (not pictured) and the whole bottom is open for storage via the 2 doors on the sides. A beautiful piece to show off your treasures or books, it is warm and the texture is perfect! Specially priced if you buy direct. I also can deliver this piece as it fits in my minivan but it does not break down any smaller. I will help arrange shipping nationally for the additional cost. 

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i also picked up a great Temple Stewart dining table in wheat finish that will match Heywood Wakefield but I paired with my ladder back Italian chairs and am in LOVE!  I will give you a much better price if you buy the whole ensemble! Reach out!

Thanks for following along and hope he all have a great weekend!

xo Malissa

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Dream Weaver.

Anytime you try something new there are many feelings shooting through your mind.  Can I do this? How do I do this? What if I screw up? You think you prepare by researching and reading but there comes a time when you just have to jump. After hoping to recreate the original weave on the Italian chiavari chair set then not finding any instructions for it, I decided to stop racking my brain trying to recreate the wheel and just do a weave I had instructions for.  Moving forward, I started the first chair.   

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Step 1. Fill in the front corners as the chair is wider in the front than the back.  I counted the old seat fills and followed that lead. 

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Each string is tacked on both sides in this step. 

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Moving on, the next step weaves around the 4 corners.  It is pleasant going for the most part.  When you run out of cord, a square knot is used to attach the next piece.  

 

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Continue going around until about 1/3rd left. 

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At this point, triangular pieces of cut cardboard are inserted in the pockets to full out the seat and add additional support. 

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Continue weaving until the sides are filled.  Then use a figure 8 stitch to finish off the seat.  

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My first chair took about 14 hours.  I hope to gain some speed as I move through the next 3! 

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I am happy overall but hope to get faster and better as I go! 

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Oh, and did I mention there is no way to prevent the rats nest??! 😂 

I am not sure if I will attempt this for others, but I do have one person in line if I decide to rehab to order! 😂🤘🏼 

Heading out for a one nighter camping trip Saturday but will be available sporadically up until we leave.  Can't wait to sleep in the Vanagon! 🚐   

Have a great weekend! 

Malissa

Last minute gifts for MCM enthusiasts, happy campers!

Greetings!  I was able to get some NEW goodies yesterday and spent most of the day listing them in my eBay shop.  If you have been following along in my business adventures, you may know that I have a wholesale relationship with Primitives by Kathy.  I love that I can curate an inventory for varied interests like my own and this relationship has allowed me to add many wonderful items relative to my camping, boho and vw bus world.  Added to the inventory are some awesome kitschy pillows for a quick grab for holiday gift giving!  Got RV or camping family?  Beach house friends?  I have you covered.  Quick ship as always is this crucial time of the year!  

Perfect for a camper, vw bus or beach house!  Large size, cotton cover with poly fill.  New sealed in bag.  $29.50 each plus ship. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359417783

Perfect for a camper, vw bus or beach house!  Large size, cotton cover with poly fill.  New sealed in bag.  $29.50 each plus ship. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359417783

My reversible happy camper doormats (also in stock!) feature this awesome saying on one side and have been a huge hit!  Grab a cool pillow for your bus, camper or cabin! I love them. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359406969

My reversible happy camper doormats (also in stock!) feature this awesome saying on one side and have been a huge hit!  Grab a cool pillow for your bus, camper or cabin! I love them. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359406969

Indian Kantha Placemats restocked!  I have 2 sets of 4 available, $30 each plus ship. ON ETSY. https://www.etsy.com/listing/499015843/assorted-india-sari-placemat-set-of-4

Indian Kantha Placemats restocked!  I have 2 sets of 4 available, $30 each plus ship. ON ETSY. https://www.etsy.com/listing/499015843/assorted-india-sari-placemat-set-of-4

After I left the showroom, I headed to a new place to explore.  A fabulous small factory weaving quality textiles on 1920's and 1930's looms.  The selection was just wonderful and they specialize in heirloom quality reproductions.  They have a small selection of MCM themed patterns and are in the process of designing more.  The looms were clicking in the background as i shopped.  I bought out all their in stock MCM offerings until the next production run projected for end of Jan/Feb.  I will restock when available!  Here are some pics and what I added to my inventory!  Makes a thoughtful gift or add to your home before your guests show up! 

A display of some of the more traditional offerings. There are pillows, throws, bedspreads and more being woven here!

A display of some of the more traditional offerings. There are pillows, throws, bedspreads and more being woven here!

Racks of finished goods. 

Racks of finished goods. 

A vintage loom on display.   

A vintage loom on display.   

NOW AVAILABLE IN MY EBAY SHOP

 

George Nelson Clocks Theme runners!  I only was able to grab 2 of these but will restock next year when available.  I sold this gold one 2 hours after it was listed.  The orange one may not make it until the email goes out!  

George Nelson Clocks Theme runners!  I only was able to grab 2 of these but will restock next year when available.  I sold this gold one 2 hours after it was listed.  The orange one may not make it until the email goes out!  

Available as of time of writing but has watchers. $25 plus shipping! Great price and so beautiful.  The intricately woven pattern features 3 thread colors....deep orange, black and natural.  If you can't afford a clock, this at leas will tide you over.  Looks great on a table or credenza. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359452461

Available as of time of writing but has watchers. $25 plus shipping! Great price and so beautiful.  The intricately woven pattern features 3 thread colors....deep orange, black and natural.  If you can't afford a clock, this at leas will tide you over.  Looks great on a table or credenza. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359452461

Same orange and coordinating threads as the clocks in this great Atomic geometric design.  This runner is same construction as the clocks including an upgraded bound hem. Also $25 plus ship. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359478602

Same orange and coordinating threads as the clocks in this great Atomic geometric design.  This runner is same construction as the clocks including an upgraded bound hem. Also $25 plus ship. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359478602

Gold geometric pattern in a great throw blanket!  Get cozy MCM STYLE! The thread is a gold/chartreuse and is woven with black and natural.  Bound hem. All 100% cotton, machine washable, made in PA!  $80 plus ship. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359490945 

Gold geometric pattern in a great throw blanket!  Get cozy MCM STYLE! The thread is a gold/chartreuse and is woven with black and natural.  Bound hem. All 100% cotton, machine washable, made in PA!  $80 plus ship. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359490945 

Textured weave, geometric shapes in gold. Less whimsy, more stunning! They had this displayed at the foot end of a twin bed like a drape.  It is shorter than the others by 2" at 52" length and is 15" width (the prior series is 17" width and 54" length). I can see this on a walnut or teak piece and they are totally a holiday appropriate color! Folded hem, no binding trim. I have two. $20 each plus ship. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359793631

Textured weave, geometric shapes in gold. Less whimsy, more stunning! They had this displayed at the foot end of a twin bed like a drape.  It is shorter than the others by 2" at 52" length and is 15" width (the prior series is 17" width and 54" length). I can see this on a walnut or teak piece and they are totally a holiday appropriate color! Folded hem, no binding trim. I have two. $20 each plus ship. https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359793631

Long and lean, this stunning ombré stripped pattern is gorgeous!!!! See listing for outside pic that better represents the colors. There are various blues and greens in this piece and it is 70" long.  Perfect for dining tables and when you need more overhang.  Rolled hem.  Only $20 plus ship!!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359750983

Long and lean, this stunning ombré stripped pattern is gorgeous!!!! See listing for outside pic that better represents the colors. There are various blues and greens in this piece and it is 70" long.  Perfect for dining tables and when you need more overhang.  Rolled hem.  Only $20 plus ship!!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/322359750983

I look forward to offering more throws and runners and maybe new patterns and color ways in the future. If you would like to be on a waiting list for anything I sell out of, just send me a message or email!  Malissa@madmodworldvintage.com

i am trying to ship in 24 hours or less to get your gifts out as fast as I can!  Thanks to all who have shipped with me this season and this year!  I am happy to say I have exceeded my lofty sales goal for the year and have beat my last year's sales by over $8,000!  As we say hello to a new year, I hope you will stick with me for lots of new offerings and services as we move forward! ✌️😘 Happy Holidays! Malissa