Incoming! Franciscan Starburst alert, misc collectibles, Barbie and some great furniture on the way.

I have taken on a large amount of consignment items from dear friends who are downsizing into their dream condo.  Of course my goal is to help them get as much as they can for their awesome collections, but there is much work ahead in going through and listing.  That said, you will want to stay tuned to my Instagram or Facebook pages for hot off the press listings.  At any time I welcome you to contact me and if I can sell it to you before I list or even off Etsy, it will save you!  Local and regional peeps who can drive to pick up can save too.  I am bundling things so make me a list let’s negotiate!  I am currently adding Franciscan Starburst China to my Etsy.  Some have issues and I am noting all of that.  Read carefully and reach out if you need more info or pics.  This will take me some time to get through and we will be out of town this weekend.  I am trying to take little steps.  If by chance you know of a hardcore Barbie collector or dealer, please send them my info.  There are some fabulous collectible editions in this lot.  I would love to have someone hand pick so I can get it more manageable.  Most are new in original boxes and if removed were display only.  There are accessories as well.  So much! 

Wednesday I am returning for some furniture items.  Hoping my car can fit it all!  Here’s an idea of what is coming. 

Handsome hoop chair nicely recovered by my client.

Handsome hoop chair nicely recovered by my client.

There are 3 of these awesome Bertoia barstools.  They were special ordered and shipped from Italy with seat cushions.   Would like to keep the set together.

There are 3 of these awesome Bertoia barstools.  They were special ordered and shipped from Italy with seat cushions.   Would like to keep the set together.

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Saarinen chair pair

Thonet bentwood chair

Thonet bentwood chair

Stay tuned to my social media as I work my way through these awesome collections. I am always willing to ascertain bulk deals. There are some really cool Barbies in this lot!  Limited runs, collectors editions, designers and so much more.  Generally speaking they were never removed from the boxes, a few may have been displayed.  Wait until I start digging in! Seriously good stuff.  

Joan is here waiting for you!  Is there more from this series?  I have no clue! When I start on the Barbies I will be posting in social media.  I would say that these are probably headed to eBay.   

Joan is here waiting for you!  Is there more from this series?  I have no clue! When I start on the Barbies I will be posting in social media.  I would say that these are probably headed to eBay.   

Enough temptation for now.  Can’t wait to show you more!  

Help me re-home this great stuff!  My consignment endeavor will help my friends empty their home of valuable items that just won’t fit their new space. They have deliberated on what stays and what needs to go and now here I am, handling the details.   Collectors helping collectors, keeping this stuff in your own community of enthusiasts.  It’s a win for everyone!  I hope to get involved in helping others do the same as time goes on. I can use my expertise to help you get more money for your stuff than an auction house, yard sale or other quick unload option.  

Stay tuned! XO Malissa 

these are all live on Etsy plus a coffee pot.  Much more to come!

these are all live on Etsy plus a coffee pot.  Much more to come!

Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde.

Had the opportunity to purchase a bunch of inventory the last few days.  If you have been watching my social media, you know it’s not my typical stuff.  First off, the former owner is still alive at 97 and a retired Doctor and finally moving out of his home.  It was jam packed with fine furnishings and collectibles. I knabbed some great furniture in a Victorian or French Provincial Reproduction style.  Most items were purchased new in the late 60s/early 70s as I can tell.  That said, things are clean and well taken care of.  I already have been processing and listing things so stay tuned to my shops.  I have been adding shipping/delivery into my pricing on Etsy as they are pushing for that. Most furniture sellers do not list shipping but they we get tossed into the Etsy free shipping stuff and it causes some confusion.  I am hedging for shipping in items that need a shipper or greyhound.  Please reach out at any point and I can adjust that number as we research it based on your location.  Want to see what I have?  💕🤗

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Your choice! Two lovely 70s Reproduction French Provincial Victorian Heart Back accent chairs! The perfect throne for your wedding, shower, photo shoot or Quinceanera party!  Structurally great! Foam soft and strapping supports sturdy.  See listings for other condition details.  

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16” square tufted deep red velvet bench pair. Hollywood regency, French Provincial, shabby chic, rococo or maximalism fitting. Totally adorable.

16” square tufted deep red velvet bench pair. Hollywood regency, French Provincial, shabby chic, rococo or maximalism fitting. Totally adorable.

SOLD Daystrom chrome and walnut arm chair. Love it! Some vinyl issues. Great post modern style!

SOLD Daystrom chrome and walnut arm chair. Love it! Some vinyl issues. Great post modern style!

Gorgeous Lane cedar chest is in amazing condition!

Gorgeous Lane cedar chest is in amazing condition!

Love this chest with hidden secretary! It, too is in fantastic condition.

Love this chest with hidden secretary! It, too is in fantastic condition.

It features a flip up top, pull out desk and shelf in the lower cabinet. Beautiful original painted finish.

It features a flip up top, pull out desk and shelf in the lower cabinet. Beautiful original painted finish.

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Amazing authentic Chinese jewelry cabinet.  In perfect condition with lock and key.  

Italian fencing foils. You never know when you will want to challenge someone to a duel. That Chinese rug is in my freezer at the moment. Freezing destroys any moth activity including eggs. I do not want them in my home. A few days in the freezer and no chance of them hitching a ride. No visual sign of moth activity!

Italian fencing foils. You never know when you will want to challenge someone to a duel. That Chinese rug is in my freezer at the moment. Freezing destroys any moth activity including eggs. I do not want them in my home. A few days in the freezer and no chance of them hitching a ride. No visual sign of moth activity!

The last part of my buy is medical stuff.  Lots of weird stuff.  Yea for that!  I have tool kits, bottles, a scale, vintage sun lamp and so many cool things.  Thinking i will hammer through them and put in my eBay shop. Stay tuned as I will get to that stuff after I get all the furniture listed.  As always, reach out if you need help.  I have adjusted some of my Etsy furniture to include shipping costs as they are pushing everyone to free shipping. If price looks high, read the fine print and this is probably why. I will follow with some preview pics.  I will be working through this stuff in the coming weeks. ✌️ Have a great week!  Malissa

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New Year, ReNew your home!

DID YOU KNOW?

Many of my items are not sold Mid Century Modern purists?  That’s right, these beauties are being mixed in with other eras and designs! You guys know I skirt the era and often add things to my inventory that are not typical mcm. I do this because I want to follow design trends.  Many of my clients are interior design pros and I love helping them to complete a project with the perfect piece. My keen eye for stylish well made pieces spans eras and I love placing them in well designed spaces.  

As we get ready to start a new year, I would like to offer some thoughts on sprucing up your space.  We have been in our home almost 15 years!  It was new construction and we are at the point where we need to do some refreshing.  First thing we did was repaint the main bathroom.  The walls get to a point where they just need redone and our light mint green walls were no exception.  I convinced my husband to use grey semigloss this time and I am much happier!  We swapped out our foyer light with a used but newer fixture. It is not vintage but neither is our home so I do not feel too bad there.  Our tastes have changed over the years and it is time catch up with them.

The new light installed and the grey paint being cut out.

The new light installed and the grey paint being cut out.

Next, my husband has been patching wall holes and nail pops in the drywall.  Another thing necessary before painting.  The foyer is getting cut out for rolling as we speak and we should have enough paint to move on to the hallway.  I am excited to bid the tan adieu and move on to grey.  We are keeping 2 walls darker brown as they did not see much wear and tear.  The next thing we need to tend to is the carpet.  I am ready to rip it up but we only have plywood under there.....another sad reality of new construction on a budget.  You just cannot do it all.  We went with a custom builder and got to choose every last detail of the house and while the carpet was medium grade and the best we would afford, it has served us well but it now is toast and needs to go.  We have been looking for flooring alternatives but at this point, probably cannot afford to tackle that, even doing our own labor. I’d like to have this plan executed prior to restoring the Pearsall couch in my garage that I am seriously ready to get upstairs but the restoration work will be tedious and thinking waiting until warmer weather is probably the best.  

What is on your agenda for renovations and updates this coming year? 

New items ready to go: 

 

Lane 1050 series end table.  Great shape, amazing joinery in contrasting woods. This is a sweet and harder to find line.   

Lane 1050 series end table.  Great shape, amazing joinery in contrasting woods. This is a sweet and harder to find line.   

Some design inspiration for the next item......

Wallpaper from F Schumacher (expensive, but I can get it for you!) 

Wallpaper from F Schumacher (expensive, but I can get it for you!) 

Gorgeous mod wing back in spring green upholstery.  This has been fully restored by my beloved upholsterer.  It is an amazing queen throne and the perfect accent for your  maximalist decor.  You can work this into bohemian, jungalow and midcentury decors.  I see it with some amazing jungle walls........

Gorgeous mod wing back in spring green upholstery.  This has been fully restored by my beloved upholsterer.  It is an amazing queen throne and the perfect accent for your  maximalist decor.  You can work this into bohemian, jungalow and midcentury decors.  I see it with some amazing jungle walls........

F Schumacher fabric.  This chair needs to be surrounded in bold.

F Schumacher fabric.  This chair needs to be surrounded in bold.

F Schumacher.  I love this dragon print.  If you have not stepped into the high end design world lately, I suggest you do! Amazing things are being done with pattern and color! This chair would rock in a busy room and it needs a fab pillow!  

F Schumacher.  I love this dragon print.  If you have not stepped into the high end design world lately, I suggest you do! Amazing things are being done with pattern and color! This chair would rock in a busy room and it needs a fab pillow!  

Karastan Chableau Shag carpet (6 by 9) circa 1969-1973.  Made with Karastan’s state of the art Kara-Loc technology only during these years.  It is in great condition!  Neutral with cream, brown and black wool yarns.  This piece came back with me from Westchester.  It truly is a rare find in this pristine condition.  

Karastan Chableau Shag carpet (6 by 9) circa 1969-1973.  Made with Karastan’s state of the art Kara-Loc technology only during these years.  It is in great condition!  Neutral with cream, brown and black wool yarns.  This piece came back with me from Westchester.  It truly is a rare find in this pristine condition.  

All of these items are available in my Etsy shop.  Don’t forget the Broyhill dining set is out in my retail space at an amazing pick up only price of $600.  You will not find another for this price! It is the last of 2 rooms of stuff I picked up a month and a half ago! Do not miss out as the other items already found homes.  

Happy New Year!!!

XO MALISSA