April 26, 2012
Top 10 Etsy shops for mid-century modern decor
Etsy is an excellent source for original mid-century decor and furniture, but it’s sometimes hard to know where to find the good stuff. I’ve gone through hundreds of Etsy vintage shops and collated my top 10:
This Canadian shop stocks mid-century furniture, textiles, and decor, including a good range of Danish wooden objects and German ceramics.
This Seattle-based shop sells an extensive range of mid-century and Scandinavian homewares, textiles and furniture, boasting pieces by Cathrineholme, Arabia of Finland and Royal Copenhagen.
Top row, from left to right: 1960s Danish modern wool throw rug; Pink Royal Quiet DeLuxe manual typewriter; and Turquoise blue milk glass bowl by Fenton.
Middle row, from left to right: Vintage pottery vase; Vintage Friedrich German coral red vase; and Russel Wright American modern water goblets in chartreuse.
Bottom row, from left to right: Mid-century advertising poster; Trio of Mikasa platters; and Vintage linen tea-towel.
Based in Amsterdam, this shop offers a large collection of vintage home décor including an impressive range of West German vases. I’ve also spotted some rather sweet Abraham Palatnik figurines as well as pieces by Royal Copenhagen.
Pillowsophi specialises in Scandinavian ceramics, English stoneware, vintage brass and French glass. Look out for pieces by Denby, Royal Copenhagen, Soholm Stentoj and Arabia.
Top row, from left to right: Mid-century turquoise covered dish; George Nelson tray; and Cathrineholm lotus sauce pan.
Middle row, from left to right: Vase; Vintage Glidden pottery divided tray; and Sergio Asti ice bucket.
Bottom row, from left to right: Vintage sherbert fiesta mug; Royal Copenhagen bowl; and mod terrarium.
5. Hueneme Vintage modern
This Amercian Etsy shop divides its stock into “early mid-century modern” and “late mid-century modern”, including Noritake, Heath Ceramics and glassware.
An eclectic collection of mid-century modern bric-a-brac with an extensive line-up of kitchenalia, ceramics, melamine and plastics.
This Berlin-based shop offers a wonderful range of West German mid-century modern pottery, white porcelain and bric-a-brac.
Above, from left: Set of two Rheinplatz German vases; and German Edelstein vase.
8. Pardon My Vintage
A good selection of ceramics and enamelware including Cathrineholm, Iittala and Arabia of Finland.
9. Monki Vintage
This Portland-based shop stocks an excellent collection of Scandinavian modern, industrial and vintage home décor. Look out for charming Jacob Jensen teak viking figures and Scandinavian wooden toy blocks.
10. Brooklyn Retro
Based in Brooklyn, this shop specialises in mint condition vintage typewriters in a range of gorgeous sorbet colours, as well as a rather unusual selection of bric-a-brac.
Above, from left: 1950s Pastel polkadots coffee pot, creamer and sugar bowl by Seltmann; and West German Scheurich vase by Heinz Siery.
And there’s more! You might also like to add these shops to your Etsy favourites:
(This shop is on vacation at the moment, but I’ve found some really great pieces in the past. Sign up for notification when they hopefully come back.)
Jolly Polly Pickins
Vintage Galaxie 500
The Garage Sale Archaeologist
The White Pepper
Barking Sands Vintage
A glimpse from the past
Elizabeth Wren Vintage
What’s New On The Mantel
Phew. So they’re all of my favourites – what about you? Do you collect mid-century modern decor? Have I missed any of your favourite Etsy shops? Let me know in the comments below.
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