Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving! It was pretty quiet for us unless you count the washing machine giving up and shopping for a new one, a water leak not long after causing us hassle to dry out but luckily my inventory was spared. So I have been busy around the house and thankful things have been pretty slow as I am sure folks are out shopping retail. I had time to get my little projects completed including the rocking chair, which I just put the final touched on today. She is stunning! I photographed today and sent my listing to Chairish. If you are regional or can meet me for delivery, the etsy listing is live. I can quote shippers for you if you need it.
My side project little wire bench is also complete. I stripped a bad paint job off her (PAIN IN THE BUTT) and then added a gloss black enamel finish, new rubber feet caps and my custom cushion featuring the Schumacher indoor/outdoor fabric. It is so adorable! I can see this fitting a toddler perfect and what a cute bench to use in a photo shoot for the holidays or even Valentine's Day! I can ship in 24 hours or less.
I just sold the Lane Rhythm hutch that was in my booth so I am currently featuring the awesome Hundevad Teak 2pc unit at my best price. I will warn you the top part will only fit in a full size truck or van. I am available to help deliver but only if our Vanagon is in a happy mood, no snow or salt on the ground, etc. It is currently in the shop for winter repairs and inspection so out of commission at this moment. As of last Friday when I made the swap, the Cathrineholm bowl is still unclaimed! Add this $50+ valued piece to your collection by making a $200 purchase with me at the Fleetwood Antique Mall! I have awesome gifts and some great restored furnishings waiting for you. My local market can be kind of depressing and while I love shipping my items all over the country, it would be a super surprise to find some local MCM fans who appreciate great design and quality restored goods right here in my area. If you are reading and have any friends who are looking for items to furnish their homes, please send them my way! I work with interior design pros all over the country and would love to work with more local folks!
Yesterday was the closing of the Richard Redd Scrapbook Exhibition that I was fortunate to be able to attend last month. I got to claim my 2 original framed prints and take them home. I took a few minutes to chat with him and meet his sweet Pomeranian who never leaves his lap. I told him that my college did not have much of an art department but I did take an acrylic class as an elective after I switched majors. And I said I 'stuck it out there' since I did not want to transfer. He told me in the 1950's when he was a student at Lehigh University (where he taught and chaired the Art Department years later), they only had a 2 person art department and he 'stuck it out' as well. Amazing how your heart leads you where you need to be regardless of what you study. In my case, my accounting and bookkeeping career is very much useful to me as I would really be sunk if I had to hire someone! haha My interests in preserving the stories and histories of the small artists and especially the local and regional artists that I come across in my picking travels is always the main goal. Sometimes it is hard to find out a lot like in the case of the Bethlehem woman who I have the beautiful floral paintings from, but in the funny way life is, I just happened to revisit google for Mr. Redd's story just in the nick of time to experience his final exhibition and was so thrilled to be able to add a few pieces to my personal collection. I do occasionally keep items I am smitten by and tend to keep those with trees in them. haha The pieces I selected are very much nature inspired! <3 Now to figure out where to hang them! I also made a donation to the scholarship in his honor that will be started for art students at Lehigh University. Your support of my business allows me to give back to the museums and organizations that aid me in my research and being able to contribute to this cause was important to me. <3
Have a great week and I am sure many are getting ready for the holidays! I have many performances coming up in December with the 2 ensembles I play French Horn with and it is a busy and exciting time of the year!