HeadSwankstress

Offering the Finest Mid Century Barware + MCM Treasures

Arizona, United States · 766 Sales

HeadSwankstress

Offering the Finest Mid Century Barware + MCM Treasures

Arizona, United States 766 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   This is the place for those with an eye for (and obsession with) all things mid century — especially the finest in barware and décor/housewares, particularly Dorothy C. Thorpe's Gold and Silver Band lines of glassware. As a point of pride, I've sold multiple items to the set decorator of the iconic AMC series, "Mad Men."

I'm very picky and painstaking about what I offer in my shop. It usually takes at least a few months for the right pieces to come together for a barware arrangement before it’s ready to showcase.

Beyond barware, I have to love every piece I list. If it doesn't hurt a little (OK, a lot) to part with an item, I won't offer it here. Luckily, having a strong commitment to my own collections -- as mentioned, Dorothy Thorpe's Silver Band glassware, but also mid century Scandinavian pieces -- helps with the “separation anxiety.”

Basically, if it makes me smile and screams "swank," it comes home with me. I hope it'll go to *your* home next.

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If you're a collector/appreciator of mid century Scandinavian design, be sure to swing by our sister shop, EyeScandi: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EyeScandi. You'll find a fantastic mix of Cathrineholm, Iittala, Kosta Boda, Arabia Finland, Boda Nova, Gustavsberg, Målerås, Marcolin, FM Konstglas, Dansk, Knabstrup, Porsgrund, Orrefors, Bing & Grondahl, Copco and much more. Many items have been handpicked in Sweden and Denmark.

Announcement
Last updated on Feb 21, 2016

This is the place for those with an eye for (and obsession with) all things mid century — especially the finest in barware and décor/housewares, particularly Dorothy C. Thorpe's Gold and Silver Band lines of glassware. As a point of pride, I've sold multiple items to the set decorator of the iconic AMC series, "Mad Men."

I'm very picky and painstaking about what I offer in my shop. It usually takes at least a few months for the right pieces to come together for a barware arrangement before it’s ready to showcase.

Beyond barware, I have to love every piece I list. If it doesn't hurt a little (OK, a lot) to part with an item, I won't offer it here. Luckily, having a strong commitment to my own collections -- as mentioned, Dorothy Thorpe's Silver Band glassware, but also mid century Scandinavian pieces -- helps with the “separation anxiety.”

Basically, if it makes me smile and screams "swank," it comes home with me. I hope it'll go to *your* home next.

*******************************

If you're a collector/appreciator of mid century Scandinavian design, be sure to swing by our sister shop, EyeScandi: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EyeScandi. You'll find a fantastic mix of Cathrineholm, Iittala, Kosta Boda, Arabia Finland, Boda Nova, Gustavsberg, Målerås, Marcolin, FM Konstglas, Dansk, Knabstrup, Porsgrund, Orrefors, Bing & Grondahl, Copco and much more. Many items have been handpicked in Sweden and Denmark.

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Last updated on November 18, 2012
Swankster's Paradise: Vintage Serving and Barware Sets. I want to make your pad even swankier than it already is. Pour yourself a drink. Browse around.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All credit card/debit card payments must be made using PayPal. Personal checks or money orders may be mailed to me. (Address provided upon request.)
Shipping
Unless otherwise specified, I use UPS Ground Shipping or USPS Mail. I will forward shipping (and tracking) information within 36 hours of purchase. Insurance and signature-required delivery is not included unless specifically requested (and paid for) by the buyer. In the event items arrive broken, a full refund for those items will be issued.
Refunds and Exchanges
I'm happy to issue a full refund within 30 days of receipt if the items arrive broken or damaged. I cannot issue refunds aside from this, given the nature of vintage items. Because most of these items are 60+ years old, there are bound to be small imperfections when I put them in the box. That's why, in each arrangement's listing, I do my utmost to disclose any evident wear-and-tear. Before buying, please feel free to contact me for more photos, close-ups, item info, etc. -- I want you to be happy with your purchase!