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Deanna on 18 Sep, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful seller: great communication and fast shipping. The teapot and creamer are beautiful. I'm so happy I found the pieces to match the sugar bowl. Thank you!


Orangegato on 25 Feb, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Items exactly as described and a good deal to boot. Seller was very communicative and the items were carefully packed. I would happily do business with him again! Many thanks.


Brian on 09 Jan, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Stoked. Thanks. I love it.

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ChristopherModern is a Muse. Nothing more, nothing less...albeit a somewhat itinerant muse as of late! Muse are fickle though and in reality what CM has become is a physical manifestation of an attempted answer to the question, "What do you love?"
As most Etsy shop owners will attest, answering this question occupied, and often still demands, a good deal of our waking and slumbering minds every day. And like our fickle Muse, with every failure and every success we fall in and out of love with what we do. ChristopherModern has been my workshop, playground, outlet for creative (both verbal and material) expression and allowed me to meet many people with whom I now enjoy friendships, creative collaborations and very fulfilling relationships.
But it's become something very much more... a major nagging, irrepressibly demanding, child of a muse that constantly lurks in the back of my mind, most often flinging little thermonuclear guilt trips in my general direction and loudly sulking when I neglect it! And it never stays put! The idea of what it 'should' look like and 'should' provide as an outcome of my attention is difficult to nail down. However, that's what this coming year will hopefully allow. CM has been a fantastic venture so far and there are so many interesting ideas to explore.
I won't be a bore with the details of where and when ChristopherModern's early influences imprinted themselves, the unique vernacular that informs his aesthetic or the fascinating journey that was his path to this unique perspective.......blah, blah, blah! (Nor will I continue with this breathtakingly dull third-person narrative nonsense!)

What's important is what happens in the next!

After several wonderful years with Etsy so far, I've no delusions of grandeur at this point. I see shops succeed wildly and have seen others' Muse seemingly abandon them despite their best efforts. That notwithstanding, there is really no place else I've found that provides the proper care and feeding on so many level for so many dreams, ideas and aspirations. Oh... and there's nothing wrong with making enough to keep the lights on, the cats fed, coffee in the Chemex and a nice bottle of red on the table every so often!

I hope you enjoy ChristoperModern.

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  • ChristopherModern

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    ChristopherModern endeavours to supply customers with mid-century era furniture, lighting, cookware and anything else irresistibly cool. Soon, clocks, a few jewellery items and custom design pieces will be available later this year. Stay tuned!

Shop policies

Last updated on 13 March, 2013
Christopher Modern is a small design shop located in the mountains of the Western United States. You will find an eclectic collection of both found and built objects that provide form and function to your life and habitat. We endeavor to recycle, reuse or redesign existing materials and objects whenever possible. That's the party line....
Now.... here's who and what we really are: My grandfather's name was Christopher, thus, the name Christopher Modern seemed an appropriate title for my business. The idea of living at once a frugal yet very satisfying and fulfilling life using only those things you basically find laying around has been my family's most valued inheritance. If you can see through the obvious original purpose of a made thing and imagine what else it might be used for, it isn't a great step further to begin seeing alternative and creative purpose in virtually everything that most folks see as disposable.
This is nothing new. It is the soul of innovation, of survival and of evolution. Hopefully, while some of our design efforts may seem familiar, they will provide you with both utility and inspiration to develop your own eye for seeing what's possible! I hope you enjoy the products of our work as much as we do in creating them. We look forward to meeting and speaking with you. Please read Policies for shipping ant returns prior to purchase.
Best Regards, Christopher Modern.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
All sales are final. All correspondence for return request must be through ESTY for obvious reasons. As Christopher Modern predominantly deals in high quality vintage and custom built items please allow for some imprint of time and previous ownership in the first instance...and a bit of time to create a specific piece in the second. (These times will be clearly communicated in the descriptions of any built item.) I will always include notes of blemishes, stains, cracks etc. for each item listed. Please contact me prior to purchase with any questions. Christopher Modern is not responsible for items damaged once it leaves our shop. Deposits on furniture and lamp reserves or lay-away arrangements are non-refundable 15 days after deposit is received. Return requests for reasons other than damage are addressed on a case by case basis and are at the sole discretion or CM: buyer pays return shipping and 20% of purchase price as restocking fee. Item must be returned in undamaged condition and refund will be issued after item has been received by seller in undamaged condition.
Christopher Modern currently will only accept payment via PayPal. Payment must be received within four days of making purchase or the order will be canceled and the item(s) will be re-listed. All required Colorado State Sales tax will be added to appropriate items that are purchased within the state.
Shipping within the USA*:
Small parcels will be shipped via USPS priority, first class, or parcel post mail. I include delivery confirmation on all domestic packages so they can be tracked. If you wish to purchase insurance for your parcel please contact me before payment is made. Generally, insurance runs $1.85 per $50.00 spent however very delicate or large items may run more.

Furniture: Furniture, depending on size and weight will be shipped via Grey Hound Package Express or by Freight line. Payment for larger furniture items must clear PayPal prior to shipment. ChristopherModern will make every effort to have furniture items shipped within 5 business days of monies clearing PayPal however occasionally it will take a bit longer in which case CM will communicate any additional time frame past 5 business days. Insurance on furniture purchases is mandatory and will be added to equal the replacement purchase price of the item plus shipping. Every reasonable attempt will be made to assure safe packaging of all larger furniture items however once they leave CM's possession responsibility for damage will not exceed insurance coverage. Customers that receives items that have been damaged in shipping much contact CM within 3 days with a detailed description of damage so claims can be filed with shippers. All items are sold in 'as is' condition and every attempt will be made to describe items fully in descriptions.
See refund policy for further information.

Shipping Worldwide*:
Christopher Modern is not responsible for lost or damaged items or any other fees or duties. Some restrictions for international shipping may apply. I only ship First Class International. If you want your package shipped priority or express with tracking it costs a lot more. Contact me if you have any questions or would like to upgrade to another service prior to paying for the item.

* When making multiple purchases, please contact me prior to purchase and I will determine if shipment prices can be adjusted.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are stored in a smoke free, vintage friendly environment. I take pride in giving them the care that you would give to them. All item(s) will be packed and shipped with care and attention. Item(s) will be mailed within five days, unless otherwise noted, of getting paid via PayPal. Don't hesitate to contact me if you need your purchases shipped asap.