Reconnecting with the past

Los Angeles, California · 3765 Sales


Reconnecting with the past

Los Angeles, California 3765 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Jan 12, 2017

"Like" us on F A C E B O O K for special sales, free giveaways and new listings! "Follow" us on T W I T T E R and I N S T A G R A M. Offering a mix of well preserved collectibles: : Vintage Rugs | Fine Arts | Textiles | Clothing | Home Decor and much more!

Lara Minassian

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Lara Minassian

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Levon on Aug 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's the most unique embroidery, exquisite and unique. I'll treasure it, thank you!

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We have reached 10k likes on Etsy heart What an amazing journey! Thank you for all the support!
In honor of this milestone we are having a giveaway on Instagram, follow us for your chance at winning

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Getting creative with Pomegranate blossoms!

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Sorting through the new goodies that just arrived. Stay tuned for our must have rugs!

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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. Born in Iran of Armenian descent, I now live and work in LA. I have an MFA in drawing and painting, and exhibited/taught art in SoCal.

  • Sona Ovasapyan

    Customer Service, Marketer

  • Sevana Avanesians


  • Tina Gasparyan


Shop policies

Last updated on June 2, 2017
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!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
PayPal is the preferred payment method. Please contact us if you would like to discuss alternative payment methods.

Please remit payment when ordering. If payment is not received within 2 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled.

For California residents sales tax will be added upon PayPal checkout.

Layaway options are available. On higher priced items we can discuss a layaway plan that works for you. Please email us with the item you would like to purchase.

A nonrefundable down payment of 50% is required at the time of purchase to hold the item. The balance is to be paid off in 30 days. If a payment has not been received after the initial 30 days there will be a late fee charge of $25 automatically added to the invoice. If you change your mind on this item you will still be able to apply what you paid towards another item in our shop.

Here are the steps to take in the layaway plan:

1) Purchase the item by choosing the payment method of "other" during checkout. You don't initially pay anything by checking out with the "other" method. Once we know where the item is shipping to we will send your first installment invoice via Paypal which will be 50% of the item cost + shipping + tax (if there are any).

2) You will then receive a second invoice in 30 days for the remaining balance.
Please send us a convo if you are interested.


Shipped within 1-2 business days to the address provided from your PayPal account. All west coast domestic orders are shipped via "Priority Mail" with tracking. East coast domestic packages are shipped "Parcel Post" to save on shipping. Insurance is included on all purchases over $50.00 in value. Please notify us if you would like to add insurance to orders under $50.00 or if you would like to upgrade to "Priority Mail" or "Express Mail" shipping methods at an additional cost.


All international orders are mailed via USPS First Class Mail International. Any order weighing over 4 lbs will be shipped via Priority Mail. Shipping upgrades and insurance may be purchased for an additional fee. Please note that any customs fees, taxes and/or duties incurred at the time of delivery are not included and are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Delays in delivery do occur from time to time due to international customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final and products are purchased as is. We are happy to send more detailed photos for your consideration before purchase of items. However once items are purchased we will not issue a refund but will consider an exchange or credit on a case-by-case basis.

We want you to be happy with your purchase. Please contact us to discuss a store credit or exchange. Return shipping is the buyer's responsibility. Please ensure you have provided the correct, complete shipping address on your order. If an incorrect or incomplete address is provided and the package is deemed undeliverable or returned to sender, the buyer is responsible for reshipping charges.The item must be shipped back within 7 business days of initial receipt and should be packed well and returned in the condition it was shipped in.

The objects we sell are vintage and are at least 20 years old, which is why we strive to describe items accurately as they may have manufacturer's flaws or the wear and tear of time. Please read descriptions carefully and contact us with questions before making a purchase.

Claims made on this website are those of our own and they are not supported by any expert opinion. We take great care to disclose as much history as possible about the items within our shop but we can not be held responsible for accuracy or authenticity. The buyer is responsible for ensuring his or her purchase is safe for its intended use.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are sold as is without warranty. All graphics, photos and images are copyright and property of House of Séance.

Gift wrapping is our specialty and offered at no additional cost. Please notify upon purchase if you would like your item to be gift wrapped and if you would like us to include a gift card with your personal message.