Marimekko Yardage Available!

Announcing some great yardage choices now listed in the etsy shop!  This out of print stash of fabrics were floating around back rooms at Crate and Barrel stores and was being blown out at their outlet store by the yard.  They found a very small stash yesterday as we were told it was all gone.  So I snagged a few bolts!  I definately have more yards than what I have listed in the etsy shop so if you need a large quantity, message me and I will measure and cut off the bolt for you.  This is an awesome opportunity!  I checked out what is on etsy and mostly remnants at prices higher than my $20/yard price.  I will cover your shipping to make it easier for multiple quantities at checkout.  If you need more questions answered or pics, just shoot via etsy messenger.  I will be keeping a stash for myself so if you think you want some, please commit soon!  The linen is amazing!  It is a nice and heavier weight.  Would make a gorgeous drapey dress!  They all would make great table cloths or runners.  High quality fabric.  Add some great colorful prints to your life and style! <3

I have a super busy week!  Something is shipping out on Thursday, working the election day poles tomorrow as I have been appointed JUDGE OF ELECTION at my poling place which should be a fun and crazy day, plus my kids are in the throws of end of the year school activities so I have a band concert Thursday night and am chaperoning on a band trip at the end of the week. I will be available but bear with me if I am slow to respond as I am trying to keep up with everything going on!  Have a great week!  xo Malissa

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‘Primavera’ big print, 100% cotton.  Pattern runs up/down the bolt. Designed 1974, reissued 2015.

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‘Kultakero’ Holiday print-tree theme. 2011 edition. Very large repeat of pattern.  Great for table cloth and runners. This is my smallest quantity.  Maybe 10 yards. 100% cotton.

Beautiful 100% linen print ‘Tuntiripollo’ 2011 reissue. &nbsp;Cool blue and teal circles. Would make wonderful clothing! &nbsp;I have a large quantity of this as well and def keeping some.

Beautiful 100% linen print ‘Tuntiripollo’ 2011 reissue.  Cool blue and teal circles. Would make wonderful clothing!  I have a large quantity of this as well and def keeping some.

Seek and Ye Shall Find, MCM Style: How Custom Shopping Works.

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A while back, one of my clients asked me to keep an eye open for a nice walnut low dresser for her.  It's been on my mind overtime I am out sourcing.  Finally, I found a fabulous piece that was in great condition and I thought she may love it.  I sent a pic, and my initial thoughts on condition which I call a once over.  Meanwhile, my brain is going crazy processing the issues and trying to determine a strategy to repair and blend in the issues.  My initial pics were in the shop it was found and of course, these items do not last long so it was imperative that I pounce on it to secure it for my client.  I am lucky that she is easily accessible and we went back and forth via text for a little bit as I answered her questions, checked the dresser for smells, drawers work, structural issues and finish issues....plus the ever important dimensions!  She quickly decided this piece was for her (and I agree, that it is a totally stellar piece!).  There was a matching dresser and night stand and for as much as we hated to leave them behind.....I saw today they were already sold so no going back!  As soon as I had her blessing, I purchased the dresser and got it home to spend the rest of the day cleaning, touching up and filling a large gash on the left front corner.  As I worked, I really fell in love with this piece!  It was totally not the average low dresser and wow was it cleaning up fabulously!  I kept her posted with pics of my progress and she is totally excited to meet it!  Delivery is this Friday and I am so excited to see it in her home.  I love to get to clients homes since most of my customers are around the country, it's not always possible.  This lovely lady has quite the eye for design and it is a treat to see my awesome finds displayed in her amazing space.  Her color choices are bold and stunning.  The home is a sprawling MCM ranch in a charming neighborhood close to where I went to college. I always enjoy the visit! 

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As I finished cleaning up this piece, I was contacted by a shopper on Etsy about a pair of dressers I had listed.  She was interested in both pieces.  (Yea!  I hate separating sets!!!!)  Would I deliver to Maryland outside of Washington DC?  Sure would for these pretties!  We set the delivery up for the following day and I get them ready and packed my car. The family and I headed down and delivered these gorgeous chests and we got them all moved in.  They were perfect!  My client sent us on our way with the most delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies I ever ate!  As we talked and she said she was interested in some more dressers for the other bedroom, I showed her a pic of another set that was for sale and I just loved so much.  She loved it too!  So today I got all the specs and did my run down on condition plus checked how much dirt was really on it and how it would clean up.  Well, this set is amazing in a kitchy and fun way.  I am happy to report I will be purchasing this set and getting it ready for delivery in early July!

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Seriously shopping?  I get around!  I am always out looking and some things I choose not to invest in for various reasons including size, price and budget.  If i know you are looking for something, I would totally shop for you.  My goal is to get you a great price so that I can still price the final product under street value in my markets.  This means I will purchase on your behalf, go over it with a fine tooth comb trying to clean, erase imperfections as best as I can and tend to any structural issues that it may have.  Your freshly cleaned and touched up item will be shipped or delivered with the same care I take with the inventory I invest in.  You will get my honest opinion on condition and what I think I can do to get it up to snuff. I do not buy stinky or smelly stuff!  You can trust me to shop for quality items!  In most cases, I will ask for a deposit when I make the purchase with the balance due upon shipping/delivery.  If we have worked together in the past, however, you will have my trust on this. My services are offered in good faith that you will purchase the items secured for you.  Please reach out!  I will do all I can to help you find the piece of your dreams!  Good things take time, so do not expect an instant score and especially so if you give me a very specific list!  Walnut low dresser was easier to locate than say a Broyhill Brasilia 9 drawer dresser.  So the more flexible you are, the quicker this may go. 

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Stock update:

Both Frank Lloyd Wright stretched fabric frames are complete and listed.  I can make more but have 4 of the smaller 'Design 107' pattern and 3 of the larger St Marks Print pattern ready to ship! They are very simple, fabric stretched over an artists canvas.  Please see them in the etsy shop.  Reach out if you would like me to order yardage from this line for you.  Even if you only want a yard, I would split the minimum order with you as they seem to require a 2 yard purchase.  They are also selling pillows made to order.  They are not cheap, but if you are interested, please check the schumacher.com website for available prints (search Frank Lloyd Wright and they come up) and I can work up a quote for you.  All pillows are 2 sided with the print you select. Expect to pay around $200 per pillow and most are 18" square but I saw they had the velvet in 16" square, most likely because the velvet is crazy expensive.  Reach out!

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We are shoving off on vacation in a few weeks.  I will be totally off the grid for most of it.  I will probably put my online shops on vacation mode so I don't have any mad shoppers.  Although I expect to get into town every few days and access wifi, I am positive we will not have internet out in the Adirondacks where we are primitive camping.  If you need something, please reach out to me before Jun 22nd.  I will most likely not be coordinating any deliveries that week either or large furniture shipments. Hit me up now if there is something you love so I can get it shipped out or delivered for you in the next week or 2.  I will be crazy packing as we will be living in our VW Vanagon for 10 days or so which takes a lot of planning!! haha  

Special thanks to Darcie and Debbie who have been the most gracious clients and I just adore working with you! xo Malissa

Pre order your cut of limited Frank Lloyd Wright prints now plus Accent Tables added.

I had a busy weekend and will be enjoying the holiday weekend so wanted to drop a line before I got wrapped up in that! I placed my order for 4 yards of the Frank Lloyd Wright for Schumacher fabrics.  I plan on using a yard of each to make something I can sell ready to use (pillow or stretched over a frame....jury still out) and will offer up to a yard of each print for sale in 1/4 yard (9") increments. I will cut to size so if you order (2) QTY, you will get 1/2 yard uncut.  Bolt is 54" wide. 55% linen/45% cotton, machine washable. Price is $45 per 1/4 yard with a small shipping fee.  I will refund overages if I do not need it all or if you buy multiple quantities. I can special order anything in the line, please reach out! This is a very limited run and not available in fabric stores.  Grab some while you can! Find listings under FABRIC YARDAGE in my etsy shop.

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Below are actual pics of my samples. 

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Picked up a few great new accent tables last Friday! Here's a look! Also listed and ready to ship, see my etsy shop.

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Cute painted Morrocan accent table. Great boho piece! 

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Drexel Et Cetera gilded aluminum Lily side table.  Amazing details and 3/4" thick glass top. Petit and adorable! 

Have a great holiday weekend!   

Malissa