LumotaDesigns

Handcrafted Nordic Tradition

Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia | 62 Sales

LumotaDesigns

Handcrafted Nordic Tradition

Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia 62 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (14)

Announcement   10$ SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN CANADA!!!! Update your space with our minimalist designs for MCM enthusiasts and Scandinavian decor lovers. Use our himmelis as air plant hangers, for modern centrepieces at your wedding, or make a delicate geometric statement in your home or office!

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Last updated on 26 Oct, 2017

10$ SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN CANADA!!!! Update your space with our minimalist designs for MCM enthusiasts and Scandinavian decor lovers. Use our himmelis as air plant hangers, for modern centrepieces at your wedding, or make a delicate geometric statement in your home or office!

Johnna Puusa

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Johnna Puusa

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About

A Modern Tradition

Lumota: The Finnish word meaning to mesmerize or enthrall.

Himmelis were traditionally made with straw from a Finnish family ’s crop of rye and hung over the table during the winter harvest festival to ensure a good crop the following year - the more elaborate the himmeli, the more abundant next year’s crop. The most beautiful himmeli were stored hanging from the rafters of Finnish attics from one year to the next.

Johnna Puusa has been interested in Scandinavian design and mid century modern design since living with her Swedish step-granny, Ingrid, in Toronto in 1999. Ingrid was a successful and talented textile designer and greatly influenced Johnna's sense of style in home decor. In 2004 Johnna and her husband, Andrew, bought their first home in Toronto's Danforth area. They spent hours over the years searching through Toronto’s East End shops for mid century modern furnishings. After visiting Finland in 2006 her love for Scandinavian style was cemented.

When Johnna first became aware of the craft of himmeli she found the designs so intriguing and mesmerizing that she had to find out more. It didn’t take long to discover that the art form has Finnish roots which she found exciting. Her father-in-law, Keijo, is from Finland and her husband and children have dual citizenship. She learned that Keijo and the extended family still living in Finland had made himmelis themselves as a Christmas-time tradition when they were children. She loved the connection and felt compelled to study the history and art of making himmeli. Through emails with Finnish cousins and by purchasing Eija Koski's beautiful book, Himmeli, she has learned the methods and has finessed the craft, producing traditional pieces as well as creating her own style along the way.

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  • Johnna Puusa

    Owner

    Hi! I live on Vancouver Island. With family roots in Finland and other areas of Scandinavia my family has been making himmeli for generations! I am super excited to bring my modern interpretations of this traditional craft to the world of Etsy.

Shop policies

Last updated on 11 January, 2018
Welcome to Lumota!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Send items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please message me and we will work to find a solution that will have you satisfied. Buyers are responsible for return shipping in case of change of mind. If the item arrives damaged please take a photo within 48 hours and email me. A replacement item will be shipped to you at no charge. I will replace lost orders if 5 weeks have passed since the shipment date and you still have not received your order.
Payment
I accept all major credit cards, Paypal and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
I ship all parcels regular expedited via Canada Post which include tracking within Canada and the U.S. and insurance up to a value of $100.00.

Each parcel is carefully packed using tissue paper to wrap each item and then protected with eco-friendly packing peanuts. The peanuts are made from biodegradable starch and can be disposed of in your composting system. :-)

Each himmeli is given a timeframe in which it will be made. The smaller himmelis will be ready to ship in 1-2 business days and the larger pieces will take up to one week before shipping. Shipping times vary in Canada from 2-10 days.

If you are a U.S. shopper and and would like a different shipping method send me a message. I am happy to help!