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 SOLD! We brought this to Mill No 5 and it was a big hit!  Vintage Coffee Percolator with Bakelite handles Gorgeous chrome coffee maker! 80s Colorblock New Wave Dress One of our favorites in the shop! 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 #kingcri

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

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: Here's one of our personal favorites, a black, plus size rayon crepe dress with sequins. Though not in perfect shape (the previous owner altered it to make it larger) it's really a classic little black dress fit for any special occasion. Speaking of special occasion seems everyone has their eye on this peachy little satin dress number straight out of the 1970s or Studio 54! Slinky, sexy, Grecian styling in a super soft polyester knit. A local (to us) looker too, made in Providence, Rhode Island! When the warm weather comes you want to be cool and chic, and this Nipon Boutique cotton dress is the perfect summery casual yet

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

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 vi

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! Update May 2018: SOLD 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. Update May 2018: SOLD 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>>

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 💘