HouseofSeance

RECONNECTING WITH THE PAST

LA, California
| 5,585 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    "Follow" us on F A C E B O O K and I N S T A G R A M for special sales, giveaways, and new listings! Offering a mix of well-preserved collectibles: Vintage & Antique rugs | Artwork | Textiles | Home Decor | Restoration & Cleaning | Consignments & Purchasing available

If we don’t have it we’ll create it!
We do CUSTOM RUGS | Contact us for more information

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 28, 2022

"Follow" us on F A C E B O O K and I N S T A G R A M for special sales, giveaways, and new listings! Offering a mix of well-preserved collectibles: Vintage & Antique rugs | Artwork | Textiles | Home Decor | Restoration & Cleaning | Consignments & Purchasing available

If we don’t have it we’ll create it!
We do CUSTOM RUGS | Contact us for more information

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Lara Minassian

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About HouseofSeance

Sales 5,585
On Etsy since 2011

My Story

My shop name and image were inspired by the often otherworldly and spiritual aspect of quality vintage objects. My vision is for people to be able to reconnect with the past, the same way one might reconnect with their loved ones through séance. I chose the floating woman image to suggest not only levitation during séance, but an overall sense of freeness and weightlessness, which is fundamentally how I want to connect with people.

My background as an artist has strongly influenced the way I channel my creativity through my shop and business. I see my shop somewhat like a painting, where different parts come together to make up a whole. I want my objects to resonate with the customer to create a certain mood or emotion, or perhaps trigger a memory once thought forgotten. I also love to always change things up and push ahead, and surprise my customers with new and unique finds.

I am fascinated by the history and nostalgia each vintage item carries, its journey into my possession and ultimately the hands of new and appreciative owners. It’s so rewarding to see these items with their beauty and character endure for decades to be reused again. Plus nothing compares to the fun and excitement of stumbling upon an incredible gem in a place where you least expect to find it!

Shop members

  • Lara Minassian

    Owner, Curator, Photographer

    Outside of Etsy, I’m also an artist and painter whose travels have enriched my life and art. Of Armenian descent, I now live and work in Los Angeles. I have an MFA in drawing and painting, and exhibited/taught art in SoCal. www.laraminassian.com

  • Scarlet Saroyan

    Executive Assistant & Client Relations

    Proudly employed at House of Séance, I come with +20 years of experience in Client Servicing/Marketing from corporate entities. I studied Music and Linguistics. Outside work, I am a private chef, and a piano instructor.

  • Rachel Rambaldi

    Photographer, Videographer

    I’m a photographer, and filmmaker and truly enjoy being a part of the photography team at House of Séance. Beyond my lens, I also facilitate communication in the non-verbal autistic community. I have a passion for human connection and storytelling.

  • Sam Rahmati

    Artisan Rug Repair & Warehouse Assistant

    I'm Sam, an expert in rug repair and familiar with artisan rugs. I handle all packaging, help our photographer, care for most of the rug repairs, and happily help around with whatever that's needed in our warehouse.

  • Sar-Agnes Artoonian

    Writer & Editor

    Writing for House of Séance collection is a wonderful privilege. As an artist and plant medicine practitioner of Armenian descent, I find endless inspiration in the sacred craft of rug making and the stories and cultural significance in each weave.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Hello and welcome to my shop where you will discover useful, decorative, collectible, and well-designed vintage objects from yesteryear. Please check back regularly as I am always posting my latest finds. Feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests you might have, and I will do my best to accommodate you. Thanks for stopping by!

Lara Minassian

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