Showing posts from 2018

Our Most Popular Items This Week - November 4 2018

Whew! October sure went by fast! We had an awesome time at Mill No 5 last weekend, met some great people and had some spooky fun. Now that the holiday season has officially begun, we're noticing certain vintage items are getting a lot of views at our Etsy shop. Here are the top vintage items for the past week. (HINT: popular items usually won't last long, so if you see something you like order now!)

Vintage Concert Poster featuring Janis Joplin

Vintage Coffee Percolator with Bakelite handles

80s Colorblock New Wave Dress

Vintage Makeup Compact by Elgin
You must see this to believe how gorgeous it is!

Vintage Red Rotary Telephone with Silver Handle
SOLD! Very unique rotary phone with silver embossed handle!

Visit Offbeat Avenue to view these items before they go!

Unboxing Our Gift from the Marvelous Mrs Maisel TV Show!

We're so pleased with the lovely gift we received from the vintage lovin folks over at Amazon Prime's Golden Globe winning TV series, the Marvelous Mrs Maisel.

They had a special giveaway on their Instagram account that Michelle answered and won the gift!

We're huge fans of this well written very funny show about a 1950s housewife that decides to become a stand-up comic.

The prop master at the show has actually purchased a few items from yours truly, Offbeat Avenue!

It doesn't get any more authentic than that!

Watch the unboxing happen on our YouTube video:

Vintage Bazaar Mill No 5 Lowell - Offbeat Avenue will be there!

Just one week til the big show, vintage mavens! We hope to see you on the 5th floor of Mill No 5 in historic Lowell, MA on Saturday September 22, 12PM-4PM for a vintage popup show you won't wanna miss!
Lots of vintage vendors to browse, a cool coffee shop, and a restored luxe movie theatre.
Here's an idea: see Pee Wees Big Adventure (playing at 11:05 in the theatre), then after the movie come upstairs to shop!

Popup Punkcake Vintage Show Next Week!

We've been getting ready for our next popup vintage show next weekend at Ralph's Rock n Roll Diner in Worcester MA.

Michelle went to work on some great new album cover journals that you're going to la la love!

We've also got some new domino pendants, button rings, and of course very cool vintage rock tee shirts in many sizes and colors.

When: Sunday, June 24, 12-5 PM.
What: 5 punk rock bands, tons of cool vintage vendors, beer, fun, sun.
Why:Free to attend, open to all ages, and, weather permitting, pet friendly.
Where: Ralph's Rock n Roll Diner, 148 Grove St. Worcester MA
Tell me more tell me more: Head on over to their event page for deets.

Made some more #record #album #journals tonight....between our #stash and the generosity 😊 of @whiskywitch and @wickedcoolkitsch we've got our work cut out for us, #hacking away ✂ Note: no playable #albums were #harmed during the #surgery .... Do you really think we would #cutup an #mc5 or a #kingcrimson ???? A post shared by

Cleaning a Vintage Copper Pot - Before and After!

Update: this copper pot sold!
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 …

This Week's Favorite Likes and Looks for Mother's Day

We're already two weeks into May and can start to see what's trending at the Offbeat Avenue shop.

This month, vintage fans are definitely thinking of dressing for the season's upcoming special occasions like graduations, weddings, showers, and of course Mother's Day!

Certain dresses are getting lots of likes and looks:

Don't see one of your favorites here? Let us know!

Winner Announced for Bead Counting Contest from Offbeat Avenue

It all began when Michelle listed a Mason Jar full of beads on Instagram at the beginning of April.

#vintage #bead #lot #1776 #libertybell #masonjar #filled #beads #colorful #glass #metal #wood #plastic #allsorts #fashion #crafting #jewelry #sewing #forsale #etsy #leominster A post shared by Offbeat Avenue (@offbeatavenue) on Apr 9, 2018 at 8:05am PDT
When I saw the post it was as if a light-bulb in the shape of a giant jar full of craft beads appeared over my head. Let's start a contest to see who could guess how many beads were in the jar.

Did I have any idea how many there were? Of course not. 

Whoever guesses the correct amount, or closest number to the actual amount, under or over, would win a custom made Bertrand bottle opener key chain!

Michelle filled this jar with a huge assortment of all kinds of beads: glass beads, charm beads, vintage beads, novelty beads, plastic beads, findings, pearls, gems, and much much more. It was as much a mystery to her how many were in there a…

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.

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

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:

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

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

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!