Monday, April 16, 2018

More Vintage Favorites April 2018

Here's another roundup of our most popular vintage items this month. Even though there's still snow on the ground, thoughts turn to spring and we are starting to see some of our spring season vintage goodies get tons of traffic. Click on pictures for more information on each item.

It's prom season, so no surprise our Goth Prom Dress got so many favorites!
This one is so pretty, with tons of black tulle, and a matching scarf.

Speaking of prom, hair accessories are all the rage to keep updos, side braids, and chignons in place, and this one is no exception. Lightweight and understated, this is the perfect accent for any romantic hairstyle.

And if you're going to do your hair vintage style, you might as well have the right equipment! How's this vintage pink hair dryer with cap for full on vintage look! Hint: yes it works!

Even though it still feels like winter in April here in New England, our visitors are eyeing the eyewear, especially these vintage Foster Grant sunnies.

This is the time of year people are thinking of redoing their home decor, and one of the easiest ways to achieve this is with accent pillows, like this pretty tufted goldenrod throw pillow (2 are available).

Don't see your favorite listed here? Let us know what has caught your eye in comments below!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Few Of Your Favorite Things - Week of March 10

We're turning the clocks back tonight and soon spring will be here, so Michelle and I are listing some fresh new vintage goodies this weekend!

As we list new items we like to see what our visitors are most interested in. 

Here is a list of some of our most favorited vintage items this week:

Our most favorited item has been this gorgeous antique embroidered dress.

Coming in at #2, this avocado green Samsonite overnight bag is one of OUR favorites too!

Our antique blouse gets a lot of looks and comes in at #3.
update April: SOLD!

As people start to shop for wedding gifts, we are noticing this antique Royal Doulton plate is one of our most favorited items.

With all the talk of the upcoming Royal Wedding with Meghan Markle people are starting to think about fascinator hats.
update April: SOLD!

What's your favorite item this week? Browse our Etsy shop here>>

Monday, February 19, 2018

Cleaning an Vintage Copper Pot - Before and After!

Winter afternoons I like to start little projects for Offbeat Avenue. Michelle and I have our specialties, she's the expert in crafts and design, and I'm the fixer upper. I clean, sew, repair vintage items to get them ready for sale. I enjoy taking something that's been in hiding for decades and making it ready for its Offbeat Avenue debut!

Case in point, I have had this gorgeous copper pot for a few months and I didn't want to put it up for sale without giving it the once (or twice, thrice) over. 

This heavy duty Stockli Netstal Copper Hammered Pot Casserole Pan was a little rough, so I decided to shine it up.
Well that took some elbow grease as it hadn't been shined up in ages.

The wood handles needed to be cleaned up too as years of gunk got into the pretty scrolled design. I went through so many blackened napkins before you could really see the beauty of the hammered copper.

But once I was finished what a difference! This is the kind of pot you can cook in and you'd be proud to put it on your table to serve (on top of a nice trivet of course!)

Take a gander at the transformation! 

Just before I started.
The napkins got black with tarnish.

Close up of the handles

            The perfect size for a small casserole or rice.

A great name in copper pots.

Ta da! Look how lovely.

top view.

The final product! 
For more vintage kitchen items, visit our Etsy shop.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

20% Off Everything Vintage Sale! Valentine's Day Special

"Honey it says here Offbeat Avenue is having a sale! Gas up the Studebaker and let's go!"

We're having a Valentines Super Sale starting now and going through Valentines Day!

Shop hundreds of vintage items (including vintage Valentine Cards) Valentines Gifts for Him, gifts for Her, or for yourself!

No coupon or minimum purchase required. So go on, treat yourself!


Sunday, December 31, 2017

All is Quiet on New Year's Day

Happy New Year from me and Michelle!

We bid adieu to 2017 and looking forward to a rockin 2018 at Offbeat Avenue Vintage.

Here's a repost of Bertrand singing some ol' college drinking songs with his buds including this Penn State classic, Drink a Highball by Nightfall:

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Singalong with Bertrand! (with Lyrics)

Bertrand recalled one of the holiday songs he sang as a young boy. Here he is singing a couple of verses! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Free Shipping Offer Just in Time for Thanksgiving!

Get free shipping at Offbeat Avenue vintage on domestic orders over $50! Hurry! Expires November 18, 2017.
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