Pyrex, End tables, dining chairs and fabric sample update.

First off I am heading down to Baltimore area this Saturday for the annual Mid Atlantic Pyrex Collectors Swapaganza!  I just uploaded a bunch of pics of what I am packing and everything is up for reserve.  If you are coming, please check my Facebook page album at Facebook.com/madformodmalissa and comment on anything you'd like reserved.  I am packing all reserves for travel. The event is closed so if you missed out this year, be sure to sure to join the Mid Atlantic Pyrex Collectors Facebook group!  I will share pics and stories in my next write up!  

Fresh Restores!  New Listings!

I have been banging out the projects in the last few weeks.  All are ready to ship and the final few chairish listings should be live in the next 24 hours. 

Meet the Heywood Wakefield tables! 

A total of 5 end tables have been totally restored to their former glory. Sanded and stripped if needed, new stain and layers of tinted top coat to replicate that awesome opaque finish us Hey Wake fans love.  Since I had 4 of the same step end tables, I did a pair in each of the popular finishes, champagne and wheat.  They look awesome!  

New to Heywood?  Here is a side by side comparison of the coveted finishes, champagne on the left with it's pink undertones and wheat on the right which has yellow undertones.  Both darken with age so if you find an unmarked piece, it may be hard to determine on sight.  When you look underneath you can usually find evidence of these hues. 

New to Heywood?  Here is a side by side comparison of the coveted finishes, champagne on the left with it's pink undertones and wheat on the right which has yellow undertones.  Both darken with age so if you find an unmarked piece, it may be hard to determine on sight.  When you look underneath you can usually find evidence of these hues. 

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The wheat pair. 

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The champagne pair. 

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I also did a great corner table! This would be placed between 2 pieces of a sectional.  A real cool table if it fits your configuration. It is bigger that it appears. It is done in champagne.  

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Here is a before pic and how cool it can look with the right couch! 

Next, I got the Italian ladderbacks finished.  They are beautiful!  The black chairs received all new seagrass seats and a new clear coat to protect that chippy finish that is the perfect age look if you like that style! These will be awesome in a farmhouse or traditional setting or those who like to mix up your Mod with more traditional looks.  They are very whimsical in design and just make me smile.  I like the look with the natural chairs at the ends!  All of these items can be Bus shipped to your nearest Greyhound station very reasonably! I do all the work! You show up when they call you to get them.  I will help you through, just reach out!

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Last update! Frank Lloyd Wright samples will arrive Friday! I hope to do a big reveal!  Maybe I will go live on Facebook.  Stay tuned to my social media!  Important....i am shopping for things that will work for chair recovering and since this fabric is so expensive, I cannot get a big selection.  I will sell 1/4 and 1/2 yard cuts of what I get for myself but if you see something you want, speak up right away so I can work with you on ordering.  I will need to clarify minimums, etc.  There are limited quantities available so would like to submit my order asap. You can only purchase this fabric through an interior designer, architect or someone like me with a trade account! I will ship to your for free.  50% deposit due when my order is finalized, balance due after I receive and send pics but prior to shipping/delivery. These fabrics are $150-300/yard.  There are linen, velvet, sheers and trim.  Can't wait to inspect these fine fabrics!

i am off through a busy weekend of pyrex, band performances (2 gigs on Sunday) and sports!  have a great week everyone!

XO MALISSA

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

Etsy shop ON SALE

Just an FYI that my entire etsy shop is ON sale for the month of February!  10% off every listing, even new stuff I am adding.  No coupon code required!  

My first month at Fleetwood Antique Mall has been great!  I am so glad I followed my dreams!  Stop by if you are in the area!  Select furnishings are available from my online inventory but I can have anything there for you to see if you reach out in advance.  It's not too late for Valentine's Day and I made some great little sets with the Fransiscan Starburst themed pillows and a matching wooden wine tag....all wrapped in a red ribbon!  $18 each set.  

Here's a view from my Instagram feed!  Are YOU following? 

Here's a view from my Instagram feed!  Are YOU following? 

I also added more Indian Kantha Quilts...there are 4 to choose from at the shop and 1 online in the etsy shop.  I can think of many uses including picnic and festivals, draped over a chair, camp bedding or throw.  The colors are gorgeous!  Here is a peek! 

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I will gladly ship any of them if interested. I also picked up an array of placemats!  They are just as awesome!  Available in sets of 2 in the etsy shop and I left a few sets of 4 in the shop.  They are awesome and reversible just like the quilts. 

Placemats!  So cute for home or glamping! 

Placemats!  So cute for home or glamping! 

Afew other items I added this week include awesome VW camper wood wall plaques!  We love our 89 Vanagon and love VW kitsch!  Brought these back from my wholesaler to share the love! #westylife  

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And HAPPY CAMPERS LIVE HERE kitchen towels! 💗💗💗💗 

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I would gladly ship any of these new items, but they are not eligible to list on etsy so please reach out if you can't get to the store and I can mail to you via PayPal invoice.   

I am meeting up in Cinnaminson, NJ this Saturday to deliver a few items.  If you are in the area and would like something reach out!!!!  

I guess that covers everything!  My  

Vibe Sunkissed fabric arrived today so will start taking apart the next Heywood Chair this week! Yea! 🎉. Hope you all have a fabulous Valentine's Day!  

Xo Malissa

 

The Eames chairs are in the shop.  The bases remove with a Phillips head screw driver for easy packing.  They have some issues but if you always wanted one or 2, you can score them $200 each or both for $350 at the shop! 

The Eames chairs are in the shop.  The bases remove with a Phillips head screw driver for easy packing.  They have some issues but if you always wanted one or 2, you can score them $200 each or both for $350 at the shop! 

Don't forget the best pyrex selection in the mall!!! 

Don't forget the best pyrex selection in the mall!!! 

That tweed suitcase is new too!  Orange/Avocado tweed! 😍 

That tweed suitcase is new too!  Orange/Avocado tweed! 😍