Hop on the Bus Gus- shipping updates.

Greyhound shipping updates.

Shipping on the bus can be a big drag for the ones doing the shipping. (sure, there is a bit of a hassle on the pick up end of things too, but it is worth it to save some money….in many cases ALOT of money…over hiring a legit shipper. You always have to be willing to roll with the punches. I have had a few shipments go in the last few weeks and here are the latest quirks with the bus.

My closest station (about 1/2 hour away) is Allentown. They were removed from the Greyhound computer as a shipping station because we recently had a local bus company go out of business. I cannot order a label on Greyhound’s website originating out of this station. I can, however, drop off there and pay cash for shipping. This means in order to ship with a courier on your end, I need to drive it to Philadelphia to ship. I do not mind doing this but in most cases, but I will be implementing a flat charge to cover that expense. If I need to go to Philadelphia at your request, I will tack that on your shipping price. I recently shipped to a small station in Idaho and spent 2 days driving it around to get shipped. Needless to say it’s well on it’s way, but just another dose of bus shipping reality. I see lots of folks on fb groups telling people to have the seller bus ship. I think these folks think it magically packs itself and drives itself to the station? Not sure but there is a lot of work involved and for those of us not in a major metropolitan area, it is a big expense. This shipping option is a SERVICE and in most cases, will save you a bit of money over hiring a USHIP driver. Believe me when I tell you finding cheap shipping is not an easy task and sometimes my hands are tied. If you are in California and need a large item shipped, we are at the mercy of uship unless we can fit it under the bus safely. If you are shopping for something that might be a candidate for bus shipping and want to know more, please reach out. I can explain how the process will work. We are not insured for damages going this route but I do my best to pack the item well and usually am including new moving blankets I buy from harbor freight. I also take responsibility for calling and tracking items or dealing with Greyhound Corporate. This could be a day of time if an issue arises but I take my position very seriously and this for me is part of exceptional customer service. Don’t by shy, reach out if you are looking for a larger item and I will get to work trying to calculate your best options! This is another reason to shop with a PROFESSIONAL SELLER! Hobbyists don’t really care about you or your budget.

NEW ITEMS

I just picked up some great new items from Primitives by Kathy! Camping themed kitchen towels, restocked Indian kantha placemats and grabbed a few kantha buntings (pennants) which are totally awesome for your camper or van awning! I listed 2 on etsy and dropped one off at my booth. The new towels are also at my booth and I will be adding the others to my eBay I guess. I have other towels on there right now as well. I also grabbed more of the pillowcases with the vintage camper. I had one left out at the mall but had sold a bunch on eBay. I will relist there in the coming days.

New item! Kantha bunting (pennant) for home or camp!  2 in my Etsy shop, 1 in my local retail space. So fun!  So bohemian! 

New item! Kantha bunting (pennant) for home or camp!  2 in my Etsy shop, 1 in my local retail space. So fun!  So bohemian! 

HOLY MOLY!

So my last day at the tax office is tomorrow. I will be working on some classes over the summer (unpaid) but otherwise, I am done until January. That said, thanks to all who bought from me in the last month or so! I am so thrilled as I plan on trying to make it without a legit job until next tax season! Your support has floored me and I think if I can keep this up for a while, I may be able to do it. I have lots more things to list and will be working on that in the coming weeks as I reorganize my office and storage and pack to do some flea markets and the big extravaganza coming up in a few weeks. I will announce where I will be set up and mainly plan on packing items I want to blow out. Basically, the more you buy the better the deal and I will be priced for resellers in most cases. I have a lot of stale or bulk items I bought over the last year and just want to clear out and start fresh. Thanks for shopping with me and please the best compliment you can pay me is sharing your favorite (I hope!) vintage seller with your friends. Don’t worry, it’s not a competition and I will find more so don’t keep me as a secret!!! <3 I need all the help I can get right now!

Have a great week and I will post more soon!

xo Malissa

Fun kitchen towels! I could not resist the vintage ones! &nbsp;In my retail space and will be adding to my eBay soon. 

Fun kitchen towels! I could not resist the vintage ones!  In my retail space and will be adding to my eBay soon. 

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Restocked colorful Kantha placemats! These are a consistent seller on Etsy and I have given some sets out recently as gifts and they are loved! I have 3 sets (of 4) available and listed on Etsy. &nbsp; 

Restocked colorful Kantha placemats! These are a consistent seller on Etsy and I have given some sets out recently as gifts and they are loved! I have 3 sets (of 4) available and listed on Etsy.   

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Just stating to list the fencing swords or foils on Etsy. I have a few more to list this week. Makes Great Wall decor but all appear to be in usable condition.  We were unaware if the now 97 year old participated in the sport, or just collected them! There are examples of French grip, Italian grip and a pistol grip in this lot.  These pieces probably date to the 1970s based on what I have seen.  

Today is my last day of Tax Season work!  Thanks for your continued support as I enter a new phase of my life and business!  

XO MALISSA

Broyhill set reupholstered, BIG SCREEN premier, etsy sale and more!

Things are moving fast! Only one Heywood dresser left and that is the low one with mirror. See details in my ebay shop or etsy. You want it? You got it! Message me and we can make arrangements!

The Broyhill set just received it’s makeover so my AS IS price has been adjusted to reflect my efforts. The wood has not been refinished but I have oiled and tended to it. There are areas where color is uneven and some light signs of wear. Generally, the whole set is decent. I removed all the old upholstery, replaced the foam and batting with new and used a beautiful gold linen velvet fabric which is very high end and lovely. I scored a good deal of 5 yards of it but it is probably $100 a yard fabric. I decided to dress it up in gold because it looks so great with the walnut and was thinking it would be a great touch for the holidays! Get your home holiday ready! You can see the set in my retail space at Fleetwood Antique Mall, 14129 Kutztown Rd, Fleetwood, PA 19522 Wed-Sun 10-6. They take cash or credit. Please be prepared to haul. They will help you load. If you really want it and cannot haul, you will need to contact me and buy direct so I can get it to you. Here is a look and do not forget I have a great Saga line credenza which will soon be redone up top. As soon as I start working on it the AS IS price will disappear. Your DIY time is running out! I am determined to work my way through this stuff!

Set includes: Table, leaf, 3 side chairs, 1 arm chair ALL NEW UPHOLSTERY! PICK UP AT MY RETAIL SPACE! $600 VALUE PRICED! I made a great deal on this set and want to pass it on! I usually price these chairs at $700+ in my markets without the table! If you are local and looking for a fantastic classy dining set, this collectible Broyhill Brasilia chair with table is IT! SEE IT TODAY!

Set includes: Table, leaf, 3 side chairs, 1 arm chair ALL NEW UPHOLSTERY! PICK UP AT MY RETAIL SPACE! $600 VALUE PRICED! I made a great deal on this set and want to pass it on! I usually price these chairs at $700+ in my markets without the table! If you are local and looking for a fantastic classy dining set, this collectible Broyhill Brasilia chair with table is IT! SEE IT TODAY!

Here’s a look at the revamped space. I hung the mirror shadow box and if one of you people do not take that thing home you are seriously missing out on the most fab mirror ever! It looks great over a couch or even on a wall with the dining table. Mirrors are a great illusion to open up your space. This one is cool because it is loaded with little shelves and you can display all your kitschy little treasures. I’d fill it with my christmas pixie elves!

Here’s a look at the revamped space. I hung the mirror shadow box and if one of you people do not take that thing home you are seriously missing out on the most fab mirror ever! It looks great over a couch or even on a wall with the dining table. Mirrors are a great illusion to open up your space. This one is cool because it is loaded with little shelves and you can display all your kitschy little treasures. I’d fill it with my christmas pixie elves!

Fabulous Sonneman style eyeball arc lamp just added! Priced at $200. Cement base wrapped with aluminum cover. Socket just rewired and checked by my husband. Cool CFL bulb. I can’t plug this in because my plug is up high but it works fine. PLEASE NOTE! The pole breaks down for transit AND it will come off the base. DO NOT lift by the pole! Please remove from base and then break down the pole and fold. It is a super lamp! Just love it and it is a smaller size so not crazy room hogging like some of them. Perfect over a seating area for reading.

Fabulous Sonneman style eyeball arc lamp just added! Priced at $200. Cement base wrapped with aluminum cover. Socket just rewired and checked by my husband. Cool CFL bulb. I can’t plug this in because my plug is up high but it works fine. PLEASE NOTE! The pole breaks down for transit AND it will come off the base. DO NOT lift by the pole! Please remove from base and then break down the pole and fold. It is a super lamp! Just love it and it is a smaller size so not crazy room hogging like some of them. Perfect over a seating area for reading.

Forgot to show pics of the completed Knoll Antimott chair cushions!  I picked a great geometric indoor outdoor fabric in yellow, white and blue morphing into some green shades. I love it!  This is available!  Instant shipping quotes in my chairish shop.  I can quote some uship guys too.  Reach out!  Delivery in the region too.

Forgot to show pics of the completed Knoll Antimott chair cushions! I picked a great geometric indoor outdoor fabric in yellow, white and blue morphing into some green shades. I love it! This is available! Instant shipping quotes in my chairish shop. I can quote some uship guys too. Reach out! Delivery in the region too.

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ETSY SALE GOING ON NOW! Save 20% shop wide on most items. You have until NOV 15th, 11:00 pm to check out for this sale. No coupon required. Head to the shop and find yourself some great early gifts or buy for yourself! I will get it shipped ASAP for you! I GREYHOUND ship and recently had quite a few things go out on the bus! It can take a month or two but it is very reasonably to ship a larger item. If you want to discuss a specific item, message me!

MAD MOD WORLD VINTAGE ON THE SCREEN

I sold a dark green victorian settee earlier this year that is currently on the the set of TELL ME A STORY on CBS ALL ACCESS. The show premiered on halloween night and I did not spot the couch yet although I suspect it is in Kim Cattrall’s living room. Episode two is up tomorrow so I will try to screen shot if I find it! The show is dark but so far I am liking it!

I recently sold a 50s industrial tool cart to the set of a movie filming in Philadelphia called 17 BRIDGES. Look for that next summer! It will be used in a kitchen and will be transformed into a counter with another Lyons piece next to it. Can’t wait to see how they work this cool industrial kitchen!!!

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BERKS COUNTY LIVING MAGAZINE

I am in the November issue of BERKS COUNTY LIVING! Pick up your copy today and find my feature in the FIVE THINGS column…..this month 5 local etsy sellers! Make sure you submit your entry for the WIN IT contest! I am providing a gift pack for one lucky winner! I hope you get a chance to check it out.

Thanks for keeping up with my adventures! I am looking forward to busy holiday season! Please reach out if I can help you with a gift or item for your home! It is my pleasure to assist my customers and shoppers! xo Malissa

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Kitschy Summer Fun at Fleetwood Antique Mall!

I have been wanting to shake things up out at the mall for a little while and found the time, motivation and assistance this morning.  I have taken out many fun new items and if you are a fan of flower power, you will love it!  Currently featuring the cafe set at my rock bottom price, you can  take a look and take it home right at the mall!  Here is a little slide show and I will be adding more items soon.  Located on 2nd Floor, Rear of Fleetwood Antique Mall, 14129 Kutztown Rd, Fleetwood, PA 19522.  Shop WED-SUN 10am-6pm.  

Coming attractions!

I am back in Heywood refinishing mode, thanks to a friend who is working on the sanding for me! I have 2 end tables just like these that are sanded and ready for finish.  I will be working on them this week in WHEAT, this set of 3 left with him tonight and I will be making them CHAMPAGNE.  Because I am the ADD of projects, I have many things going on now.  If you are interested in ANY of them, just reach out and I will focus on that project for you.  :)  I have ONE ladder back chair left to weave and am hoping to get that done this week as well.  Then a big photo shoot!  

I just picked up a traditional rocking chair today in oak (hand made too) and it needs new cane on the back.  Future project but have not done any sheet cane in a little while so figured I'd put that in the queue to get it back to usable.  I have a few small projects to do once these big items are behind me and hope to knock them out this summer.  

PYREX SWAP

I am about 2 weeks out from the spring Mid Atlantic Pyrex Swap in the Baltimore area and I am very excited to participate again this year.  I will be focusing on getting things ready to take in the next week.  It is always a fun time and promise to share some pics of the great day.  This is an annual event and if you are interested in participating in the future, make sure you search for and join the Mid Atlantic Pyrex Collectors group on Facebook.  

END OF SCHOOL YEAR

Just know I am super busy right now with spring softball games and practices, spring music concerts and my own band practices and performances.  I try to get my items packed and out within 24 hours or less and will continue to try to keep up with that.  Deliveries/meets are subject to availability.  My weekday availability is Tues, Wed and Fri.  Thanks for your support and I hope to assist you soon!

Have a great week! xo Malissa