I have officially opened an Etsy shop with my Mom and our mascot! Why did no one tell me what a ridiculous amount of work it would be? We are still figuring things out and adding to our inventory, but I wanted to give you all a peek. Our shop is called Minden Shop. "Minden" (pronounced "Meen-den") means "Everything" in Hungarian. As in, we'd like to keep everything in our shop because we love it so. More importantly, we hope you love everything we have in store, too.
We are trying to stock a variety of items, from pretty vintage jewellery to kitschy kitchen decor. We have a few finer antiques and then some quirky finds. Our vintage goods range from 1930s pretty, to 1980s fab. We've done our best to research everything, including pricing, and have priced everything so it's within reach. Here are a few of my (current) favorite items:
I'm pretty obsessed with this child's plate we just added. The young child, hunting rabbits, cracks me up:
These Emsa egg cups, from W. Germany, are so deliciously cheery, plus I love how practical they are (not breakable and they have a little spot for the shells). My Mom has been hinting at un-listing them. She is incorrigible.
I have seen other cheese boards, but this lovely cheese board is the first I have bought because this one has the prettiest tile (celery green, periwinkle blue, pink and orange), combined with richly hued wood. The whole piece is in fabulous condition. And look how handy the little knife spot is - it has a magnet to hold the knife in.
This set of leaves, from Occupied Japan, is so cheery. I want these for nuts on a table setting, or for organizing jewellery.
This turquoise-coloured stone ring (we believe it to be Magnesite) is super stunning and makes such a statement.
Yup, there will always be at least a couple of turquoise pieces in the shop. You know how much I heart turquoise. If Hubs wasn't so smitten with his pepper mill, I'd keep this sweet turquoise salt and pepper set:
We currently have quite a few Figgjo Norway pieces in stock, including full sets of dinner and lunch plates:
. . . and this sweet covered sugar bowl and creamer set:
We aren't sure what these Sheffield Kelly green knives are made of, but they are really unusual and remind me of the Malachite that is so on-trend right now.
We don't have many listings of jewellery or accessories, but we're adding more (including some handmade items). Currently, we do have a few gorgeous pieces, like these deep Baltic amber earrings . . .
and this sparkly, tiny chain mail purse:
We are always on the hunt for Pyrex, which is so scarce it seems! We have a few pieces still to add, but right now we do have this crisp Pyrex casserole from England:
Not everything is for the ladies, though. Among some other great finds for your favorite guy, we also have a little something Hubby has been begging me to keep (street sign themed shot glasses!):
I am so jealous of whoever buys this Arabia Finlandia vase (produced between 1932 and 1949). It is so beautiful, and in amazing condition, but just won't suit my decor.
Check out Minden Shop for more goodies. Our vintage finds and handmade goods (to be added soon) will only be available until August 15th, 2012 because I'm heading abroad for research. We plan to re-open in the spring of 2013.
To thank everyone for their support, I'd like to give my readers a 10% discount off anything in the shop. Just use the code DANSLETOWNHOUSE12. And stay tuned, because next week I plan to host a Minden Shop giveaway!!