House Of Frickenstein: Vintage Emporium

57 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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House Of Frickenstein: Vintage Emporium

57 Sales

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Last updated on Sep 29, 2016

Due to unexpected events, this shop's activities have been temporarily paused, indefinitely. Please check back again soon!

Sean and Lan Fricke

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Sean and Lan Fricke


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About HouseOfFrickenstein

Sales 57
On Etsy since 2012

Vintage decor, rehabilitated and waiting for a good home.

Sean & Lan married in January of 2010 after five years of dating and finally became Mr. & Mrs. Frickenstein.

We always talked about the day we could live out our dream of opening up an Etsy shop where we would shop for and rescue all the great vintage finds we run across everyday. After a substantial family loss we finally decided to take the plunge. In May of 2012 we opened the virtual doors to our House of Frickenstein: Vintage Emporium.

Our shop name stems from being in a situation where we were forced to move out of the home we had built together and into a fully furnished inherited childhood home. With two of everything now in our possession we opened our home to anyone in need of anything we had excess of. Literally, allowing our friends to shop through our House of Frickenstein.

So, how do we get items from out in the world to in your hands? Well, first we find them. We spend our weekends and some weekdays digging through boxes at estate sales, yard sales, free piles on street curbs and second hand stores to find items that call out to us. For us this shop is not about getting the most bang for our buck, it is about doing what we love and shopping for "ourselves." Lan's mantra is "if I wouldn't want to own it and display it in my home, why would someone else?" Everything we bring home to fix up and list is something we would hoard for ourselves in a perfect world where all homes have unlimited storage space. After we drag home all our loot we clean it all up, make any modifications or repairs necessary and start on our research. Every item that comes through our doors is competitively priced based on similar items listed elsewhere. Then we photograph and post our new finds! Nothing excites us more than being able to show off new treasure in our shop!

Occasionally creative inspiration will strike the wife and Lan will create an item fashioned from vintage baubles such as her handmade sweater chains and earrings. Currently we have a collaboration in the works with an established jewelry designer (!!!) that we are ecstatic about! These handmade items are few and far between making them truely one of a kind rarities!

So, in the end, we do this because we love it. If we can manage to make someone out there smile with our finds, then we've done our job and Lan has fufilled her self-proclaimed destiny of decorating a little corner of your home with a little piece of ours. :)

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Shop members

  • Lan AKA Mrs. Frickenstein

    Owner, Maker, Curator, Professional Upcycler

    Lan is the wife and brains behind our little House of F. If you see something is handmade or upcycled, her hands are most likely behind it. She calls this shop her destiny.

  • Sean AKA Mr. Frickenstein

    Owner, Curator, Photography & Shipping

    Sean, the husband, makes House of Frickenstein function. From the social media technicalities to the trips to the post office, he does it. Heavy lifting is his specialty, but mad photog skills come in a close second. Shipping questions? Ask this guy.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 5, 2012
Welcome to our shop! We are a husband and wife team who love the hunt for vintage goodies and have a passion for repairing, upcycling and making our finds useful by any means necessary. Make yourself at home and check back often, who knows what oddity the wife will bring home next!

Don't forget to "like" us on Facebook for insider peeks at our finds before they're posted! Get exclusive coupon codes and advance notice of upcoming sales!

Sean & Lan of
House of Frickenstein

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you receive a item that is damaged or not as described, let us know as soon as possible and we will do everything we can to remedy the situation.
We are currently accepting paypal payments and credit card payments directly through Etsy. Items will not ship until payment has been received. If you have an order cancellation, please let us know within 24 hours of placing your order as most items are shipped within 48 hours. Once an item has been shipped it cannot be cancelled.
We ship our items 5 days a week. We will always add a certificate of mailing and will e-mail your delivery confirmation number to the address provided through Etsy.

We do not ship internationally at this time but are willing to make case by case exceptions. Please contact us prior to purchase if you require international shipping for a quote!

If you would like your order rushed or shipped with overnight shipping please let us know as additional charges may apply.
Additional policies and FAQs
Want to know more about the faces inside the House of F or what drives us to do what we do? Curious as to how this shop operates or what we have in store for it's future?Check out our full bio on the "About" link below our shop info on your left down there... find it? Good.