Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Good Year for HeyWake

2017 has been an awesome year so far for my obsession with Heywood Wakefield furniture! I however, have not made any of these scores from estate sales or public auctions like I use to. Surprisingly, I have gotten some great deals using sites like Facebook Market Place, Craigslist, and even Ebay! And as always, I love, love, love my little red truck Ruby!

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Back in February Yankee Dave ran across an ad on Facebook Market Place that someone was selling retro 1950's bedroom furniture.  This was probably my 2nd best deal ever on a complete set of Hey-Wake furniture...the first being this one...Hey-Wake Auction Find.

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We bought this 5 piece set of Hey-Wake from a young woman who was no longer living at home with her parents any longer and wanted to sell the set in her old room at her parent's house.  The set belonged to a great Aunt or someone of that nature who had bought it in the 1950's.  

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The pieces are in beautiful condition and we are thrilled to add these pieces to our growing collection! The set also included a night stand, large his and her dresser, and a head board.

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I've been looking for a wishbone/whalebone table for some time now and was able to find one on Ebay that was local for a good deal in June!  It came with two stingray chairs and 4 dogbone chairs.  It's smaller in size and the perfect fit for our little dining room.

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Happy hunting!

~MaryDeluxe





Friday, July 14, 2017

What's in Yankee Dave's Garage: 1955 Pontiac

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My fella just built a huge pole barn on the property this past Winter and has been spending the Spring gathering together all of his precious collections that have been being stored in various buildings at his parent's home. So far this past Spring, he's been coming home with truck loads of various old car parts and pieces for this and that build project he plans to do someday. So, I didn't think much of it when he took off one Saturday with the car trailer telling me he was off to pick up another car....this one being the 1955 Pontiac he bought when he was 16 and had been in storage and not running since 1998. Alrighty then, I thought, another rusty project car to add to the rusty car project list!

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(some of the rusty projects)

So, just imagine my surprise when he pulls into the driveway hauling this...

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HEY! Wait a minute here...he's been holding out on me...why it's not rusty at all!  It's BEAUTIFUL!  

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And it runs!  Now it doesn't have any breaks, needs some new upholstery and tires, but all that is relatively minor and I guess I'll be learning about breaks if I want to drive it!

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Not at all bad for sitting in a barn since 1998!  Hmmm, I wonder what he'll be bringing home next?

Beep, Beep!
~MaryDeluxe

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Time Flies!


Forgive me DeluxeVille readers for I have sinned, it's been about 5 months since my last confession! Not to worry, life is well and things have been extremely busy around these parts.  I spent the last several months readying my house for the real estate market and finally got it listed in May.  I was under contract 8 short days later and I will be having settlement in July!  I am super excited to be letting go and moving on from my little place that I've had for almost 15 years.  Once again DeluxeVille is moving on and this time permanently!  Thank you universe for your blessing this time!

So I guess the question y'all are asking is... where will DeluxeVille be moving onto?  Well after much talk with my fella, we have decided that DeluxVille will be opening up shop in the 1957 Liberty mobile home!  If you scroll down, you will see the post I did on painting the outside of the trailer.
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Lots of landscaping has been going on around here.  We took the big diseased Maple tree down in front of the trailer last Fall and needed to do some planting come Spring.  With the help of my favorite plant parking lot sale, we were able to gather and plant quite a bit of different perennials.  

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Since we haven't even began the renovation of the inside of DeluxeVille yet, we've been spending some of the dog days of Summer lounging on the front porch.  Our pup Sampson gives it two paws up and wants everyone to know anyone can come sit with him as long as you give good scratches!

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If you remember back many years ago, you will know, I had experimented with having a booth space in an antique mall.  It was a lot of fun and a lot of work to try to make my rent every month!  I've been thinking about getting back into the vintage selling game again for quite sometime but just couldn't seem to justify the cost of renting another booth space.  After much talk with the fella, we've come to the decision that the perfect place to have a little vintage shop with almost zero overhead would be in the vintage 1957 Liberty trailer that's on the property.  After all, we were planning on renovating it anyway for our own use, why not just make it a home business instead of a guest house?

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I won't even begin to tell you about the amount of work that will need to be done inside.  It's been sitting vacant since the mid eighties and for the last six years my fella has been using it as storage.  It's not in awful shape by any means but we will need to replace flooring and fix some walls.  There is still tons of original 1957 charm in there!  Now that the work has been done and my house has been sold, this little gem will be where I'll be spending my evenings for awhile.

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Now y'all know what I'll be doing until next time!
~MaryDeluxe