Quick updates!

I have been totally slammed and thank you to all my wonderful customers!  I am so enjoying working with you in finding the perfect items for your home! 💗. I have a few items still in transit, but between large furniture items and lots of high end glassware and fragiles, I am happy to get your reports that things are arriving safe and you love them! 

This Saturday is Pyrex and Retro Fest in Havre De Grace, MD!  Been pricing and packing but it's going well and cannot wait!  If you are anywhere near and can come, I will assure you this event is going to be awesome!  The whole town is involved!  Please stop by and say hi!  I will have some give aways and coupons for my etsy shop good through thanksgiving.  I want you guys to think of my when you are decorating for the holidays and shopping for gifts!!!  

Please shop early!  I am still buying and trying to get new items listed to keep my shop filled with the best of MCM for the season.  I just came home with a car full of Herman Miller Eames Shells and will be reimagining them with new repro bases from Modern Conscience.  Stay tuned for some more pretties!  With that said, my Greige RAR is officially on the market.  Made between 1951-1953, this 2nd generation shell is great for any decor. If you are looking for an iconic piece that shows up in magazines and tv shows, this is it!  Find the listing in my etsy shop here : 

 https://www.etsy.com/listing/482906045/early-2nd-generation-zenith-eames-shell

Here is a look at my next projects!  

No worries dirty friends!  You will be beautiful again! 

No worries dirty friends!  You will be beautiful again! 

The cobalt fiberglass (Ultramarine) with cobalt Naugahyde upholstery chairs is so stunning!  There is an IBM inventory label on one.  Their nickname is BIG BLUE, so my guess is this is possibly a custom order.  They have the scholastic mounts and stacking bases but I will be replacing with dowel bases.  I cannot wait to see them!  I will need to save up a bit to get to these but if you are interested in purchasing, I will get to it faster.  Set of 4 will be perfect at a dining table! 💗. I also got a single side chair in tan fiberglass.  Will probably do walnut dowels on this one.  Finally a black arm chair with black Naugahyde.  I could do any base on there.  Leaning toward rocker in chrome and maple, but maybe chrome Eiffle.  I would take requests and this one will go for less than the Greige as the shell is newer.  Ok maybe 70's!  😜✌🏻️

Here are the cobalt after I cleaned the dirt off.  I have more cleaning to do but boy are they lovely!!!!  

These are going to look great with maple or birch dowels on chrome wires! 

These are going to look great with maple or birch dowels on chrome wires! 

Alright, back to work for me!  Will pop up for air shortly!  Need to get the Brasilia chairs finished!  Hope to see some friends in Saturday!  Event link can be found pinned at the top of my FB PAGE: Facebook.com/madformodmalissa

xo Malissa

Shopping and something new to restore!

Fall is getting underway, even though we are still battling unbelievably hot and humid temps here in PA!  I have been finding lots of goodies and am slowly trying to get things researched, cleaned, and listed in preparation for the busy holiday season.  In the mean time, I have been packing, shipping and delivering lots of cool things for folks!  Things are on the move now so if you are keeping an eye on my something in my shop, now is the time to commit!  Some of my last few items were sold to friends and I THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support!  I can tell you I now have a forest of CERAMIC CHRISTMAS TREES in the process of being touched up and repaired.  I plan on taking a few to my booth space to sell locally, but if you are looking for one, reach out and I can send you pics of what I have.  I just love them!  They make great heirlooms to pass down as well.  I sold 3 or so last season and they really are just great to have for your holiday decorating, in small spaces or in the office! 

Great chrome kitchen set!  That is RIGHT!  I found the perfect table to go with the atomic Dixie kitchen chairs I have!  Now they make the perfect little dinette set for a retro kitchen and feature dusty blue atomic print on the chairs, grey cracked ice formica top and lots of chrome.  If you are in the market for a dining set for a smaller space, this one is adorable.  The table also features 2 end leaves that store internally on spring loaded hinges.  A little bit shabby, this set can be used in any retro kitchen area, 50s theme or even shabby chic and farmhouse.  I consider myself more of a purist, but you do not have to be to work this stuff into your home! 

Restorations coming!  I am really trying to get through and list as much as I can so it is ready for the holiday shoppers.  That also includes working through a stash of items I need to restore.  I just ordered 5 yards of PURE WATER from Joybird which I plan on using on the Broyhill Brasilia chairs I have.  They need a bunch of structural work but I want to get them listed soon as many will be looking for chairs for their holiday tables!  Turquoise and Walnut is a divine combination!  I still have more Heywood tables to do and hope my life quiets down just a little so I can get through them!  Never enough hours in the day!  I also just picked up a super fabulous Eames fiberglass shell which I have determined to be a 2nd generation Zenith in the color Greige.  I am super stoked to tackle this and have just ordered the rocker base from modernconscience.com in black powder coat finish with walnut rockers.  I cannot wait to put it together and work some magic on the fiberglass.   If this goes well, I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for more shells.  Herman Miller is not the easiest to find in our area but this chair is such an icon and it is so cool to be able to bring this back and much improved.  It originally had an X base, which is common for a Zenith production piece.  There is one tiny crack on the edge of the fiberglass so I hope to be able to reinforce it as to not deteriorate any further.  Keep your eyes on the blog as I will definitely be writing about this process.  The chair will be living with me.....at least for the time being.  It is small enough, I hope to fit it in my living room.  My house is full of projects so much more fun to come. 

I am loving the walnut legs with this GREIGE seat and cannot wait to see them in person.  Greige is a made up word, or Portmanteau.  A hybrid of Grey and Beige.  Apparently this color type is picked as THE HOT paint and decorator color for 2017!  As always, I somehow find myself on the cutting edge of design totally by accident!

I am loving the walnut legs with this GREIGE seat and cannot wait to see them in person.  Greige is a made up word, or Portmanteau.  A hybrid of Grey and Beige.  Apparently this color type is picked as THE HOT paint and decorator color for 2017!  As always, I somehow find myself on the cutting edge of design totally by accident!

Expect a total revamp of the booth space in the coming weeks.  I'd love to work the chrome table set into it for the holidays.  I also have been picking up some fun kitchen items I'd like to feature in a fun little display. 

Bruno Mankowski update.  I added one of Mr Mankowski's bronze medals to my now collection.  Is it very heavy for a little thing and just gorgeous!  I am officially a collector of his work!  This medal features Asa Gray, a botanist.  Have a look!  Thanks, as always, for giving my blog a read!  I do get feedback from my readers and I am glad you are enjoying! xo Malissa