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!

SHOP NOW💘

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.
Click here to start shopping vintage now!

Did you say Free Shipping? YES!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Punkcake Halloween in Windy Woo!

We wrapped up our third Punkcake of 2017 at Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester MA and it was a great time. The weather was mild and the music was awesome.

The wind, however, was fierce! Me and Michelle had to batten down the hatches a few times during the show as you'll see in this video.

Looking forward to Punkcake in 2018!


Sunday, October 1, 2017

We've Moved! Adios Downtown Leominster!

Yesterday we packed up the last of our inventory from at our Downtown Leominster location at 139 Central Street. We were so blessed to have the amazing help from Michelle's fiance Dennis, her daughter Rosie, and her son-in-law Mark and from my hub Steve. Thanks guys! 😄

Over the course of a year Michelle and I had acquired some truly amazing vintage pieces in addition to our existent inventory. It became impossible to adequately display what the beautiful items we had. We simply outgrew our tiny boutique!



Michelle and I were a little sad to see our cool shop go, but we also realize this move will allow us to begin the next chapter of our business where we can be more agile, expand our online business, and have the opportunity to do more pop-up shows and vintage fairs.

Back in 2014 we had the idea to open an online shop called Offbeat Avenue and it's been an awesome ride. Last year we opened up our Central Street boutique and had the chance to meet some really cool vintage lovers right here in Leominster. This summer we opened up a space at White Home Collections in Wilton New Hampshire, which allowed us to reach a brand new audience of vintage fans. At the end of October we will vacate that space and bring all of our combined inventory online at our always open vintage shop on Etsy.

Need to know what's next for the intrepid vintage OA gals? Cinchy! Just follow us on one of our social channels at Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter and of course right here at OffbeatAvenue.com.