SHOPPING SURVIVAL KIT: Extravaganza Weekend in Berks! Come visit us!

Come see the amazing collection of medical items from the doctor’s house.  I am bringing many items not even listed.  From the weird to the unusual, to the crafty and useful, there is seriously something for everyone here!  Bulk deals will be made.  

Come see the amazing collection of medical items from the doctor’s house.  I am bringing many items not even listed.  From the weird to the unusual, to the crafty and useful, there is seriously something for everyone here!  Bulk deals will be made.  

I will be out and about this week as we celebrate spring Antiques Extravaganza in our area!  Here in Kutztown, you will find plenty of shopping steals and deals.  Head to https://renningers.net/index.php/extravaganza for the event details. There is usually an email sign up for $1 OFF admission coupon so make sure you find it on their site! Your coupon comes via email so print it out to use at the gate.  This 3 day event has an array of dealers with all kinds of items.  The market itself has wonderful food vendors including fresh veggies, meats and meals.  Come hungry and pack a cooler for all these PA DUTCH treats!  Many locals will be yard sale selling this weekend!  Be prepared to brake for junkin! Check craigslist and other yard sale apps and keep your eyes on the signs!

Area haunts: 

Once Again Thrift Store Phone:(610) 683-3204 

Address:15260 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530

Hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM MON-SAT

DO NOT MISS MAIN STREET KUTZTOWN. Many shops and great restaurants! Municipal parking lot next to YOUNG ONES music shop.  FIREFLY USED BOOKSTORE is amazing.  Paisley and Company hand made soaps and toiletries is great too.  If you like jewelry, Sorelli has a store on Main St as well.  For eats, Letterman’s Diner will stuff you in a small cozy retro diner.  The Airport Diner just out of town is a family favorite too.  For beverages and fare, do not miss Kutztown Tavern and Saucony Creek microbreweries. 

JUST SOUTH ON 222- Fleetwood Antique Mall.  14129 Kutztown RD, Fleetwood.  Come see my small but mighty retail space and take home some fabulous finds! I will definitely be set up on Thursday and maybe Friday outside!  Stay tuned for my social media for updates. I am packing my medical items for the weekend. I will definitely have the most extensive collection of it in the area.  Come make a deal!  https://www.fleetwoodantiquemall.com/

Kirbyville Antiques-  keep heading south a few miles on 222, on the right.  Same owner as above so on that website. 

Red Barn Antiques-  Park Rd, Blandon. Turn left at the light on route 73, turn left at next light (Park RD), the barn is on the left. https://www.redbarnblandon.com/

Jump on 222 south bypass, formerly known as road to nowhere and head to Adamstown for more fun. Prices generally leap down there but you can find deals if you hunt.  We love Shupp’s Grove Flea Market which should be open sat and Sunday.  There are many markets and co-op’s to visit so grab some brochures at your first stop. http://shuppsgrove.com/

Other area markets: Jakes Flea Market, Barto open Sat and Sun.  I am planning on setting up here with my friends on Saturday morning.  I think they have a vinyl and record event this Sunday as well.  https://www.jakesfleamarket.com/

Just north on route 100, Bally:  Fensty’s Flea Market indoors if you need to duck out of a shower.  Open FRI/SAT/SUN.   https://fenstysfleamarket.com/

 Hope this helps you out of towners!  Keep your eyes on my Instagram @madmodworldvintage or my Facebook page for my plans. 

Hope to meet some of you!  XO MALISSA

Wish list

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Hello there!  Is anyone looking for something specific?  I would love to do some custom sourcing this summer!  Send me your wish lists and while I am shopping I will keep my eyes peeled.  In most cases, I will need to act fast to secure your piece and would love to shoot you pics and info before I purchase. You will get my full services of cleaning, touch ups and repairs as needed. If you have a budget, I can try to work with it.  The more general your requests, the quicker I can help you find the perfect piece.  You, in turn, can sit back and relax while I do the grunt work for you.  You can email me malissa@madmodworldvintage.com to get on the list.  Tell me specifically what items you are looking for, color or other details that are important to you, budget if you have one and  a cell number so I can text you photos.  When I think I found the right piece, I will contact you with pics, dimensions, condition report and my repair plan. If you are on board, the item will be purchased for you and will be ready for delivery as fast as I can. **I may require a deposit at time of purchase which will be determined by our working relationship.  

I am looking to work with individuals, small businesses and more! Your referrals will help me and are very much appreciated! I look forward to assisting you in making your decorating dreams come true! 

I will be taking a much needed camping break the next 2 weekends.  I will try not to delay any orders during those times.  Thanks for your continuing support! ✌️😘 Malissa

 

 

 

A look at the many shapes of a Pearsall Jacks Table, plus new projects for spring!

I had an amazing weekend of deliveries!  The wave lounge is happy in it’s new home and the gold velvet tufted set is also loved and moved in.  I have the best clients! Love you guys!  

This piece is happy in it’s new home!  Love making furniture dreams come true! 

This piece is happy in it’s new home!  Love making furniture dreams come true! 

So what is next? I know you guys want to know!  First off I was so smitten by that Royale fabric, I just ordered 7 yards in blush.  It will be used on those great little Billy Baldwin style x benches I have. I have one ripped apart and ready for upholstery and will get to work on the second.  I have my pricing and these will be priced at $800 for the pair.  Super labor intensive project but worth the save!   I am thinking of adding a few buttons up top for interest.  I am a few months out from getting these to upholstery but at any time, feel free to claim them! They will be perfect at the foot of a bed! Very sturdy and well made.  They will be tailored and refined, much different than my typical mcm offerings.  

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I am also going to collect more of the Craft Associates/Adrian Pearsall pieces that I am buying. I still have the jacks coffee table available which is priced under others in my markets.  There are replicas of this table out there so be careful.  What sets mine apart is that the end piece is not square.  That skew fits in the glass much better and adds more visual interest than the squared up version.  

The catalog page for the piece.  

The catalog page for the piece.  

Love that mine is not squared off but skewed! If you are spending money on this table, make sure you spend time comparing your options!  They are NOT all the same!

Love that mine is not squared off but skewed! If you are spending money on this table, make sure you spend time comparing your options!  They are NOT all the same!

Variation. Possible knock off as not in Pearsall Catalog. The only way to confirm authenticity is by reaching out to the Pearsall family,  They will authenticate a piece for a small fee. 

Variation. Possible knock off as not in Pearsall Catalog. The only way to confirm authenticity is by reaching out to the Pearsall family,  They will authenticate a piece for a small fee. 

This one is like mine! ☝️ 

This one is like mine! ☝️ 

Knock off-Reproduction-non authentic.  Whatever you call it, not the real deal.  Awkward looking too!

Knock off-Reproduction-non authentic.  Whatever you call it, not the real deal.  Awkward looking too!

Not as sexy with this glass.  I suspect it may not be original.  Glass is super expensive to have cut and if you do not have the original shape traced to give the shop, you get this. 

Not as sexy with this glass.  I suspect it may not be original.  Glass is super expensive to have cut and if you do not have the original shape traced to give the shop, you get this. 

I have no reason to believe mine is not authentic as it comes from a home with many more authentic pieces.  Speaking of that, I am ready to pick up more of these great pieces!  The upholstered goods all need restoration.  I will be taking them for quotes and yardage requirements as soon as I pick them up.  Then I will come up with as is pricing.  You will be able to purchase and arrange your own work.  You also can purchase and I can use my negotiated rates with my upholsterer (at his cost) plus I can help you with fabric selection using my wholesale and trade accounts (you save even more!).  

WANTED: SAVVY SHOPPERS WHO WANT VINTAGE FURNISHINGS CUSTOMIZED AND PERFECTED JUST FOR YOU! 

There is a pair of this model.  I will not be splitting them! You can customize them to match your decor and I can arrange all of the work! 

There is a pair of this model.  I will not be splitting them! You can customize them to match your decor and I can arrange all of the work! 

I also have this piece with the ottoman coming.  It is amazing and you might have to fight me for it.  

I also have this piece with the ottoman coming.  It is amazing and you might have to fight me for it.  

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This piece will be restored by me for me!  Super excited to finish this for my own living room. I have been wanting the perfect couch to replace our 14 year old sectional which my husband loves too much!  This 10’+ piece fits that bill! I even bought the fabric!  What do you think? 

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I am staring an 8 week class this Thursday with Kutztown University’s Small Business division.  Looking forward to seeing where I can take this business next.  I love working with people across the country but I also know that my only way to grow and succeed is to break out with more services locally.  I need to connect to local professionals who would use my services.  I am not at the point where I feel I can support loans for capital and being a bookkeeper for much of my working life with other small business owners has taught me that life is very volatile and honestly, my personal funds cannot support my business so I will be treading lightly through this but excited to knock heads with other like minded entrepreneurs and see what opportunities are out there.  I would love to eventually end up in a retail/work space but I am far from that and overhead is the kiss of death in small business.  I will do my best to keep my response times quick during this but I will be busy!  Our final project is pitching our business to a bank for a loan! My 13 year old told me she’d do my PowerPoint presentation. 😂😂😂😂😂 

I have a few folks considering the orange convertible couch but no commitments yet.  It is so cool that I would have kept it if my husband was not so comfy with our sectional.  I am willing to drive pretty far to deliver so mid Atlantic peeps, take a look.  I need a few days to get it cleaned for delivery but this weekend is wide open for me so reach out!  

Really sexy and comfy, very good original condition with only minor signs of wear, back folds down flat for snoozing/guests, under seat storage.  Very cool piece!  

Really sexy and comfy, very good original condition with only minor signs of wear, back folds down flat for snoozing/guests, under seat storage.  Very cool piece!  

Have a great week! XO Malissa