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Debra Friedman


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On Etsy since 2015

Finding Extraordinary Ordinary Things for Your Home!

Over the last year and a bit, my husband and I put our stuff in storage and spent some serious cash knocking out walls, putting in new floors, painting top to bottom and rewiring our entire house – I think we’re lucky to be alive given what we saw what we saw behind those walls.
After picking through our old furniture and only keeping what worked in the new space, we needed to replace things but on a pretty tight budget.

And so I was led to what constitutes a new economy these days, trolling neighbourhood swap and sell groups and online estate sales where I found some incredible things for incredible prices. I loved the idea of repurposing things and I loved the hunt for fabulous finds. And then, I was done.

I was done, but it turned out I wasn’t finished. This activity became a new hobby and then an obsession.
My obsession is all about vintage and mid century dishes and houseware. I don’t know what it is but there is comfort there and a deep appreciation for line, design, form, colour palette and fun.

My request to you is to Follow my store and to favorite things that make your heart to skip a beat. Share it with your friends who are like minded and adore vintage and mid century – dishes, glassware, lighting, linens and much, much, more. I’ll post new stuff frequently and work out getting your goodies to you through delivery, pick up or Canada Post if you are not in Toronto.

To my International and American friends, all my llistings are in Canadian dollars which makes it a crazy good deal for you to buy Canadian.

Hope you love my obsession as much as I do.

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  • Debra Friedman


    Hi! My name is Debra and I am a photographer, a photo educator and an ESL teacher. My current obsession is to scour the city sourcing fabulousness in vintage and midcentury housewares! Let my obsession become your treasure!

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Last updated on 10 December, 2015
Welcome to "What a Dish!" I work as a photographer and as an ESL teacher, but sourcing vintage and mid-century housewares and jewelry is my latest passion and obsession. I adore the colour, line, and design, the whimsy and the elegance. Whether your choice is to collect and display things or to use these pieces as they were meant to be used I don't judge! I hope you enjoy my finds and I promise to package them with great care so you can enjoy them for many years to come!

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Returns and exchanges
For any damaged items please contact us via email along with a picture of the damaged item and we will respond with instructions for shipping the product back and issuing a full refund. Request for a refund on a damaged item must be sent within 48 hours of receipt.

Please be sure to look at all pictures very carefully because what is shown is exactly the way your item will be sent to you.

"What A Dish!" does not accept returns or exchanges except if the item is the wrong item sent or arrives damaged beyond repair. All items are in vintage, used condition and are sold "as is".

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Return shipment costs are the responsibility of the customer. Once the product has been received by "What a Dish!" in the same condition it was sold in, a refund will be issued.
"What a Dish!" accepts all major credit cards, debit/bank cards, Etsy gift cards and PayPal payments.

*Canadian customers are required to pay HST (13%) sales tax. This amount will show up on the Cart page.

*USA & International buyers (those with a shipping address outside Canada) are subject to their own country's Customs laws and applicable taxes, if any, and are responsible for payment, if any, at the time of delivery. This is standard for all countries receiving foreign packages.
**Contact us for a shipping quote if you country is not listed**

Canada Post is used for all shipping. Purchases are packaged with great care and are shipped within 3-5 days of purchase and payment, Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays). An email will be sent to you once the package has been shipped with any pertinent information included.

CANADIAN Customers

Your package will be shipped via Canada Post. This is the least expensive shipping method within Canada. Please note that the shipping rate shown for Canadian packages has been calculated using a Vancouver address as only one rate can be listed for Canada. Therefore if you live closer to Toronto than British Columbia, chances are the actual shipping cost is less.

U.S.A. Customers

The shipping price quoted for each item is the least expensive method based on weight and size of the package. For any packages over 1 kilogram, Expedited Service is the least expensive and comes with a guaranteed delivery time and tracking number. For packages under one kilogram, we use Small Packet Air Service. There is no customer tracking with this service, however there is internal tracking due to the insurance that comes with this service. Also there is no guaranteed delivery time, so delivery will depend on distance from Toronto, Canada. Generally these packages are delivered within 7-10 business days.

The shipping rate shown for the USA has been calculated using a California zip code as only one rate can be listed for the entire USA. Therefore if you live closer to Toronto, Canada than California chances are the actual shipping cost is less.

INTERNATIONAL Customers (Outside Canada & the U.S.A.)

The shipping price quoted for each item is for Surface shipping as it is the least expensive method. There is no customer tracking with this service. However there is internal tracking due to the insurance that comes with this service. Also there is no guaranteed delivery time, so delivery will depend on distance from Toronto, Canada. We please ask that our international buyers be patient for their items to arrive. Shipping internationally can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks, depending on the location.
These guidelines are for larger items only. Items that are smaller and sent by letter mail, or light packet take about 6-10 days from shipment date to arrive.
If you require sooner arrival for a larger item please ask for a shipping quote.


To ensure that you get an accurate shipping rate when buying multiple items, please contact us with your Country name or Zip/Postal code and the names of the items you would like to purchase and we will get right back to you with a quote.


Each package is labelled clearly and if shipped outside of Canada will include the necessary Customs documentation completed accurately.