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Fall is in the air! Many folks are thinking ahead of the holiday season and are getting their homes in order. Adding a key new piece to your space can change your look without having to redo your whole room. I have really focused on bringing in some unique items and some design classics in the last month so have a look at all the fun chairs in my stash and see if I can help you brighten up your home! Some new items I am not comfortable shipping, and that will be noted in the listing and I encourage you to purchase via my Chairish shop. You can get an instant shipping quote and if you have never shopped there, reach out as I think I can send you a coupon for $20 off your first purchase. I have priced shipping on my own and their white glove service is easily half the price of what I can get so I feel it is worth me paying more fees on the sale to provide that service to my customers. I have 3 items still waiting to go live, but they should be there by early next week. Chairish is not quick to turn around listings. :)
I was invited to a local estate to purchase some items that had to go before the sale of the home. I found some interesting items including a fabulous acid cut metal sculpture by an Iranian/American artist called Bijan. Think C. Jere. I read up on the artist and for sure am keeping the piece. I am a sucker for tree art! I also found that the owner had a rug fetish. I picked up a small woven wool wall hanging. I do not intend to sell that at this time. These kind of things I treasure! The real nice Arthur Umanoff metal and Danish cord chairs I recently listed also came from this estate. It has the traditional slat board seat. From what I have found, this particular chair is a harder to find chair. I think it is great on it's own to add some natural interest to a space but also figured folks who have a few might be looking to complete a set. It is in great shape overall. I do think some of the paper cord is off at the ends but I will secure the piece to itself so it stays intact. I would not opt to rewrap as you will lose the fabulous patina and that, in my opinion, makes this chair dreamy! I added new plastic feet caps as there were 2 whites and 2 blacks when I found it. This chair is listed and I could bus ship countrywide. It is not terribly fragile. I also picked a small upholstered arm chair, similar to my orange Heywood Wakefield arm chair, that will need a total redo. Back of the line, but will get to it at some point.
What else I found in that musty, moldy basement was instant love and I knew I had to take her on..........a fabulous metal frame with hairpin legs MCM daybed/studio couch! I will tell you, after an hour or so of being in that basement, there were definitely moisture issues and I am not sensitive to it myself, but I make all restoration decisions for the benefit of those who are. With that said, this beauty is getting all new cushions. Foam and upholstery. I will not be doing her myself as I felt this was a great opportunity to use my beloved upholsterer in Reading and still be under budget. Although he has not given me a firm price, he said he WILL GIVE ME A GOOD PRICE (in his thick Spanish accent). hahaI already picked the fabric, Bentley Indigo, from Joybird and ordered it the other day. As soon as it shows up, the cushions will be on their way to be used as a pattern. I expect to receive the fabric next week, possibly the week after. This couch should be ready to deliver before Thanksgiving. Please reach out if you would be interested in welcoming her into your home! The fabric I choose is a textured velvet so it will be nice and soft for lounging AND it is from Joybird's PET AND KID FRIENDLY choices! I am super excited to watch this restoration come to life! As much as my mom and I would love to have done the work ourselves, my time is needed elsewhere right now so this just happened to be a great way to support a small local business and still get the work done. Stay tuned for updates as she moves along!
Just really cleaned up the Eames set and boy am I in love with them! I decided, to keep the price user friendly, I will be selling AS IS, with the stacking bases. Hopefully, the buyer will decide to invest in the repro dowel bases by modernconscience.com. They are $130 each plus $20 shipping, I do not have a special arrangement with them so me buying them for you is just limiting my potential buyers and really, you could add them one at a time as budget allows. There are some really cool things I learned about this set. They are dated 1968. They are MED BLUE fiberglass which was only available to contract customers with a 200+ chair order. I am leaving the IBM sticker on the back of the one chair it is still present on because I think where they came from is freakin awesome! The dawn of the computer age! IBM's nickname was BIG BLUE, so kind of cool they choose these chairs to go with their image. They are in pretty incredible shape. No fiberglass issues and only very minor issues in the vinyl. A few small pin holes, but no big tears or eyesores. Also of note, the foam is SOFT! These are in great working order. I have seen enough trashed shells and have a well trained eye, I can spot the listings with the upholstery issues that no one talks about.....seriously, there is a lot of crap being sold online. I assure you these are just lovely in every way! They are the 'scholastic' or 'wide mount' so the only option of bases is the dowel base in choice of metal and wood. I cannot attest for other repro manufacturers as I would personally buy from the company that Herman Miller refers their customers to for vintage restoration, and that is Modern Conscience.
Another choice of dining chairs I have is the finally complete Broyhill Brasilia chairs. In gorgeous walnut finish and all new foam and upholstery in Pure Water by Joybird, they are stunning. All structural issues have been repairs and a new shellac finish added to protect the wood. These would look great in a more traditional setting if you are not an mcm purist. They have real tall backs and make a formal statement. They are ready to ship or deliver. I can pack these for bus shipping nationwide for $100 or less in most cases.
I am generally available Tues, Wed and Fri for meet ups and deliveries in the region, occasional weekends. Please reach out if you want to meet me in eastern or central PA, NJ, NE MD areas and save on shipping! ✌️
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Thanks for listening!!! Local peeps, stop by and shop local at Fleetwood Antique Mall! XO Malissa
Stop by the space at the Fleetwood Antique Mall (Hours WED-SUN 10am-6pm) featuring the newly paired chrome dining set! It is super adorable! I spent a few hours yesterday at the mall swapping things out and adding a bunch of new and delicious items! 2 gorgeous ceramic Christmas trees that have been restored and a ready for a holiday display to call their own, retro kitchen items like a chrome cake plate and fun stacking aluminum canister set plus some linen items....the perfect holiday table cloth for that table and a great red and white gingham apron which fits my plus size! You know and I know that plus size vintage is always a treat to find! I also added 2 great pieces of vintage luggage! Whether you repurpose them, display or use them as intended, I only buy this stuff if it does not stink like grandma so rest assured, their condition is usable. If you are interested in the table set, please reach out as I would gladly deliver or meet up if you are in the region. It is one service I offer that many others do not! Scroll through the gallery below for a sneak peek!
I am at this point in time finding myself with a little breathing room as I just found home for MANY larger inventory items over the last few weeks. Yea! Organizing my garage and inventory areas so that going into the holidays and winter I am in a good place. I have fabric on order from Joybird and will be starting to work on getting the Brasilia chair set I have ready to sell. If you are in the market for a chair set with gorgeous turquoise seats....let me know! I ordered PURE WATER, which will look fabulous with the deep walnut finish. I have lots of restoration work to do on the chairs so will be getting started on that before the fabric shows up. Do not forget that I have a trade relationship with Joybird! I am able to buy things at a discount but would gladly be your liason if you plan to place an order with them. The more items that I sell, the deeper discounts I can earn and I was told they can still work out the 12 months no interest financing for you if you go through me! They just revamped their trade deal and I am doing very well on the fabric now! They do require 5 yards minimum, so if you find yourself in need, maybe I can help you out there by buying and selling you off what you need. Definitely keep me in mind for that. I use lots of fabrics to recover seats so I would definitely be willing to do this.
Looking FORWARD........I have purchased some small gifts to do a BLACK FRIDAY PROMO! Look for an announcement via social media and blog closer to the big day. I am excited to be able to score some goodies from my wholesaler, Primitives By Kathy, to make this happen. I enjoy their offerings although many do not fit my business scope or price points but these gave me a great idea! If you ever poke around on their page and see something you can't live without, please let me know as I am only an hour from their warehouse and visit every few months to buy. I can buy anything in their catalog! With that said, DO NOT forget I am also listing some of these items in the ebay shop! I am having a steady stream of sales there and plan on listing more but still trying to get off new account restrictions. I think I have 6 sales left to reach that goal. If you are out of the area, please pop over and check out some of these great NEW WITH TAGS items that make great gifts!
We are about a week out from the fall Antique Extravaganza that comes to Kutztown and Adamstown 3 times a year. If you come shopping, please remember my mall is just south of Kutztown on route 222 (1/2 hour north from Adamstown and generally priced lower)! Reach out if you need any tips on the area! I will be glad to share my shopping spots with you. And you can PICK UP ANY ITEM in my online inventory at the mall, please reach out a few days before you are in the area and I will make sure it is there for you. Ideally, I would love to meet up with you if my schedule allows. Please reach out! I love working with my customers face to face and the mall space has really allowed me to do that! NEW ITEMS ARE BEING LISTED ON ETSY ALMOST DAILY as I try to get through my backlog of inventory I have been collecting all summer and ramping up for the holiday season! CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY and follow my social media!
Thanks as always, for caring about what I do and following me on this journey! xo Malissa
Some items in the ebay shop right now.....