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  

 

The Saving of the Chairs, Plus New Items To Make Your Valentine Swoon.

My mother**, the most talented seamstress ever, is getting into the meat of our projects!  She has taken apart each piece of fabric including the piping.  Using each piece as a pattern, she is starting to recreate the upholstery in our brand new glorious Vibe Aquatic fabric from Joybird. 

**Margery has been a seamstress for most of her adult life.  She learned the craft sewing her own clothes and currently has a stream of loyal clients bringing her hemming and alteration projects ranging from jeans to sequined formal wear. I encouraged her to dice up my wedding dress and have 2 gorgeous heirloom christening outfits worn by my children and hopefully the next generation.

The guts of these chairs are in great shape!  Taking these apart carefully allows the cord in the piping to be reused.  Here is the new piping!  

The guts of these chairs are in great shape!  Taking these apart carefully allows the cord in the piping to be reused.  Here is the new piping!  

After pinning the piping in place on the seat edge, mom fits the new seat on the chair.  Wow! 😍

You can really soon how vibrant and beautiful this fabric is! 

You can really soon how vibrant and beautiful this fabric is! 

Cuttings for both chairs!   The original faded cream fabric is the pattern!

Cuttings for both chairs!   The original faded cream fabric is the pattern!

I have my work to do which includes sourcing some supplies, sanding and restoring the arms and of course, reassembly!  I am just working on my year end tax stuff to stay ahead of that mess so will be getting a move on.   I have not determined my final sale price for these beauties yet but feel free to email me if you have a serious interest in them.  I will only sell them together, but do have the single chair to do later and will need more fabric so could allow buyer to choose the fabric.  I was thinking of using the Vibe Tangerine.  

MEANWHILE. 

I just added a mint set of Amish Butterprint fridgies to the shop and a nice set of Primary Fridgies. Both are ready to display.  Fresh picked, a set of 3 Daisy/Sunflower Cinderella mixing bowls that i will complete shortly.  I should be able to do well on their price.  My higher priced sets are due to higher acquisition cost and I really am not making much on them, but want to offer the best collectable pieces i can! I have priced the 2 fridge sets for credit VS cash price so save $5 if you have cash for payment.  💰 Have a look!

This pattern is quite wonderful!   I will source the missing bowl and complete the set before it heads to the shop!

This pattern is quite wonderful!   I will source the missing bowl and complete the set before it heads to the shop!

The Fridgies! 😍 

The Fridgies! 😍 

Lastly, I took some pics of the Sari blankets. I can get more of these for the time being, so I will gladly ship if anyone is interested in one!  I did not measure, but they are larger than a throw, might be almost sized for twin.  Each blanket is unique.  PERFECT for picnic, beach/pool, music festival, vintage campers and VW bus fans.  Unlike traditional American quilts, these do not have a batting later between the panels.  You will find holes, patches and character in the fabric as these were all vintage dresses.  Imported from India by my wholesaler, they were hand sewn and quilted. Have a look and email if you are interested in one! $50 each plus shipping from 19522.  Available to purchase at the shop WED-SUN 10-6 fleetwoodantiquemall.com

This blanket is vibrant and colorful!  Turquoise themed on one side, orange and warm on the other.  Great home decor item! 

This blanket is vibrant and colorful!  Turquoise themed on one side, orange and warm on the other.  Great home decor item! 

Blanket #2 is more neutral in browns and golds.  The fabrics are interesting.  Great for a Boho look, mixed decor and so much more! 

Blanket #2 is more neutral in browns and golds.  The fabrics are interesting.  Great for a Boho look, mixed decor and so much more! 

Thanks for following along and please invite your MCM loving friends to follow along!  Any fan of good design is a friend of mine!  Email me if I can meet you at the shop!  I will bring anything in my online inventory you'd like to see! ️xo Malissa

MOVING DAY!

Tomorrow I will be moving in to Fleetwood Antique Mall!  It may take me some time to fully stock, but we are starting with the large furniture display pieces and some chairs and see what we can fit!  I will note on the etsy listings which items are available to view at the shop, and also note for you out of town folk, I will need to go there to gather specific questions, take more pics, etc.  Hours are 10am-6pm Wed-Sun and you will find the shop just south of Moselem Springs on route 222.  If you are coming from Reading and the south, it will be on your left.  From Kutztown and the north, on the right.  Look for the life size cows at the street sign.  It really is an ecclectic place and there is a lot of MCM to be had as well as primitive as our area is hot for that.  

What can you expect to see?  Besides a selection of my online furnishings inventory, you will also find a great selection of goodies!  I am taking some of my finest pyrex as I feel no one in the mall is really hitting that market, and as a collector myself, it is one area I just love!  Expect to find a full set of Friendship circa 1971 cinderella nesting bowls and a complete Pueblo casserole dish with lid and plastic hugger.  The Pueblo is a promo piece and it is really cool if you like tribal.  The dish is black, the lid is white with orange/brown native american design.  I also have other cool pieces and a nice 3 pc casserole set of Town and Country.  I am going to put some individual pieces there as well, but I will concentrate on sourcing complete sets if these do well.  If you have not gotten bit by the pyrex bug yet, well, people are not only decorating with these old lovely patterns, they are setting up elaborate displays and changing them out by the season/color/whatever!  There is nothing like a nice display!  I personally collect 50s era snowflakes but you will not find any in my booth!  ;)

Exclusive Furnishings!

Adorable teak veneer bookcase with adjustable shelf.  Just of a few awesome casework pieces available for purchase at Fleetwood Antique Mall at Mad Mod World Vintage! My personal stretch glass collection…but I do have a matching pair of blue Viking Glass pieces packed to go!

Adorable teak veneer bookcase with adjustable shelf.  Just of a few awesome casework pieces available for purchase at Fleetwood Antique Mall at Mad Mod World Vintage! My personal stretch glass collection…but I do have a matching pair of blue Viking Glass pieces packed to go!

I need a nice safe place to show my wares!  I have sourced a matching pair of walnut veneer bookcase topped 3 drawer case (Broyhill).  They are very cool and I hope to keep them stocked with goodies!  They will also be for sale as will most items you see.  If someone buys them, I just have to go find something else!  ;)  I also have a very cute small teak veneer bookshelf with sliding glass doors (above).  It is FABULOUS!  I just oiled her and she is ready to go.    

RETRO THEMED ITEMS

Ok, so I have all of this cool MCM stuff to sell, but I am on to the fact that I do not live in a HOT FOR MCM area.  Hello, we are horse and buggy central!  SO….yes, I am storing stuff here, but I would also like to PAY MY RENT!  So, in order to do that, I have found an awesome wholesale company to select items I feel fit the theme of my shop.  With that said, I have some kick ass stuff coming it! The Honey Do Me tea towels (also for sale direct from me on this web site!) will be there and I just grabbed some more!  I will continue to monitor new items the company puts out and will gobble up anything that fits here!  All are NEW with manufacturer tags.

Indian Sari Quilts and Pillow

Indian Sari blankets and pillows.  Completely gorgeous!  

Indian Sari blankets and pillows.  Completely gorgeous!  

I also picked up a pair of beautiful Indian Sari quilts and a throw pillow to see how they go over.  Since I niche in vintage camping items, I decided these would make a great addition to that section of the shop!  They are handmade from old Sari dresses that Indian women wear.  They will take pieces and quilt them together in a loose stitch (unlike our heritage here).  You will find a miss match of beautiful brightly colored and even gold threaded accent pieces.  We will also find patches and holes because remember, these were worn!  They are a nice lightweight blanket, both sides are different and no 2 are alike!  I can see these used in home decor, VINTAGE CAMPING, picnicking and hanging out at music festivals!  Very BOHO.  Lets face it…no one I know is an MCM purist and right at the tail end of the era the hippies were taking over!   I hope you guys love these as much as I do!  Stock is plentiful at the moment so I can get more, but there is only a limited supply and I will have to pick up at the showroom myself.  The blankets will be tagged at $50 each, the pillow $30.  I did check etsy and similar blankets are going for much more so I think these are a great deal.  I hesitate to list on line at this point because they are all so different…I just think it would get lost in my inventory!  I might pick up some extras next time I go so that I have some when car show season starts up.  I really do think my VW camping peeps will LOVE them. 

Well, I am beat for the evening with lots to do tomorrow!  If you stop by, I may put your to work! :)  Keep watching my instagram feed as I will shoot pics out tomorrow as we progress!!!!! @madmodworldvintage

xo Malissa