Scandinavian & mid-century treasures.
And a soft spot for Sweden.
I love, collect and sell 20th century design, with a particular penchant for mid-century modern and Scandinavian.
What I love about mid-century is its timeless design. Simple, classic lines go well with other interior design styles and even antique pieces. Some pieces, though 50 to 70 years old, look so futuristic that even today they feel edgy and exciting.
I also appreciate the quality and great craftsmanship. Most pieces I find have been loved and used well, and they still look great! When furniture needs a little care, I carefully refinish it, trying to stay as close as possible to the original thought.
I like to think that preserving treasures is my tiny contribution to our sustainable future.
WHERE TO FIND ME & MY TREASURES
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You can find most of my finds on Etsy. I ship small items in the US, and also to Canada and Japan, and furniture in the continental US.
Find me at the monthly Oakland Vintage Market in the central Jack London Square neighborhood. It’s a fun place to shop vintage furniture, cool decor, groovy art, quality dinnerware, and more from 40+ local vintage dealers.
My passion for mid-century and Scandinavian design must have been born in the dense forests of Småland in Sweden, where I spent three years as an exchange student. Småland happens to be the birthplace of IKEA and world-famous glassworks Kosta Boda and Orrefors, and home to a wealth of furniture designers and designer companies, such as Bruno Mathsson, Svenssons in Lammhult, and Källemo.
As a student, I could barely afford any of that. But I did visit the original IKEA store (now the IKEA Museum) and the ‘Crystal Kingdom’ glassworks, and received a pair of Kosta Boda candleholders as a gift. Many years and miles later, the candleholders are spreading as much light and joy as they were all those years ago.
I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel back to Sweden and the neighboring Denmark and Finland many times after, on business, or to see friends, or to introduce my American husband to the pleasures of authentic fika and smørrebrød. He now loves Scandinavian (and American mid-century) design as much as I do, and makes a great partner on treasure hunts in California and Scandinavia.