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

Mid Century China

Steubenville Pottery "Fairlane".  This is probably the largest set I have right now.  I also added the tea pot and butter dish which is not pictured. Steuebenville is MOST famous for their Russel Wright designed line of china which is totally fab and highly collectable. I have found one piece of it, the base to a covered dish, which is chipped, but I have kept it for research purposes!

Steubenville Pottery "Fairlane".  This is probably the largest set I have right now.  I also added the tea pot and butter dish which is not pictured. Steuebenville is MOST famous for their Russel Wright designed line of china which is totally fab and highly collectable. I have found one piece of it, the base to a covered dish, which is chipped, but I have kept it for research purposes!

I have a thing for vintage china.  I do not keep any for myself since I have a full service for 12 of Princess House I bought in the mid 90's and also a full set of Longaberger Pottery I bought a bit later when we were building our home.  Since I invested so much into it, I prefer to keep it, for now.  I try to find interested patterns that have a nice selection of serving pieces and extras to help get people started collecting, add to an already started collection or just to get in the hands of someone who can appreciate it.  Just know I spend hours packing this stuff for safe shipping!  I am sure I end up not making much money on it, but I really just want it to be loved and enjoyed!  If you are closer to PA, I can do better on the shipping.  West Coasters, for me, is not very economical!  In many cases, a large set will be packed in 5 or more boxes.  I have found flat rate is ineffective for china packing and prefer to use the larger boxes.  I buy peanuts, wrap each piece in newspaper and bubbles and separate with cardboard and even wrap pieces with cardboard if there are handles and spouts I need to protect.  I would gladly delivery in our area to avoid shipping these beauties!  I do stress out while they are in transit!  I must say, however, no china shipment has gone awry for me and this includes 24 pcs of stemware and 2 very large sets of 40-57 pcs.  I want to show you some of the items I have available currently, as this site tends to focus on my furnishings, but I do enjoy sourcing much more!

The items above are "BLUE HEAVEN" by Canonsburg Pottery.  There is another famous Blue Heaven pattern by Royal China, which is also atomic and darling, but this one steals my heart.  Canonsburg is pretty interesting in that it was produced on a site that was formerly a Uranium Refinery in Western PA.  That said, legend states that Canonsburg Pottery pieces will set off a Geiger Counter and is radioactive.  Love the handles on the cream and sugar!  Very dainty and who can resist the aqua swirls and atomic stars!  This set was split to someone who needed the other items I had.  What remains is perfect for tea time.  Please consider adding these to your set or starting a set with these awesome pieces!

Taylor Smith & Taylor, Ever Yours "Arabesque"

Taylor Smith & Taylor, Ever Yours "Arabesque"

I suspect this pattern is not too common so I snapped these up for someone to collect.  There are some wonky off center decals, but for someone looking for these pieces, they will be happy to find them.  I suspect this will not be easy to add to, so if you are looking for something readily found, this may not be a good choice. 

Taylor Smith & Taylor "Pebbleford" designed by John Gilkes.  Not only are the shapes awesome, the daisy lids seem to be harder to find than the solids!  These could have been a grocery store promo where you could earn pieces with what you spent on groceries.  Mine are yellow, but there are also mint green, light blue and pink pieces available. 

Taylor Smith & Taylor "Pebbleford" designed by John Gilkes.  Not only are the shapes awesome, the daisy lids seem to be harder to find than the solids!  These could have been a grocery store promo where you could earn pieces with what you spent on groceries.  Mine are yellow, but there are also mint green, light blue and pink pieces available. 

Taylor Smith & Taylor "Spencerian Scroll" also by John Gilkes.  I suspect this is a hard one to find also....so I scooped it up.  Nice collection includes salt pepper, cream, sugar and gravy boat. 

Taylor Smith & Taylor "Spencerian Scroll" also by John Gilkes.  I suspect this is a hard one to find also....so I scooped it up.  Nice collection includes salt pepper, cream, sugar and gravy boat. 

Homer Laughlin "Skytone".  These cames in solids and decorated pieces.  This is only one of the decorations available.  What I love about Skytone is that they used blue clay!  One of my plates is chipped along the edge and you can see that the clay is solid blue!  I just think they are awesome.  HL is still in business today making a lot of dishes for restaurants.  Their mid century pieces were definitely the cream of the crop and are very collectable today!  Homer Laughlin is also responsible for FIESTA WARE, you may have heard of it.  :)

Homer Laughlin "Skytone".  These cames in solids and decorated pieces.  This is only one of the decorations available.  What I love about Skytone is that they used blue clay!  One of my plates is chipped along the edge and you can see that the clay is solid blue!  I just think they are awesome.  HL is still in business today making a lot of dishes for restaurants.  Their mid century pieces were definitely the cream of the crop and are very collectable today!  Homer Laughlin is also responsible for FIESTA WARE, you may have heard of it.  :)

Please have a look in the shop at all the partial sets and pieces I have available.  It may inspire you to fall in love with vintage china!  I have them in the VINTAGE CHINA section!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadModWorldVintage?section_id=15411857&ref=shopsection_leftnav_4

Hope you enjoyed learning about these awesome makers and sets!