Sustainable | Transformative

Chicago, Illinois · 267 Sales


Sustainable | Transformative

Chicago, Illinois 267 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   I'm an interior designer who designs spaces using upcycled, vintage and locally sourced goods. I'm always finding vintage treasures that I list here for you to take home and enjoy. For more information go to


Last updated on Nov 6, 2016

I'm an interior designer who designs spaces using upcycled, vintage and locally sourced goods. I'm always finding vintage treasures that I list here for you to take home and enjoy. For more information go to

Kandy Christensen

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Kandy Christensen

Vintage brass hand hammered tray
Vintage brass lamp with marble base
Vintage Victorian wood carved mirror
Two vintage tramp art mirrors
Vintage striped ceramic bud vase
Vintage tall white fluted vase
Vintage red leather handbag
Vintage industrial sun lamp
Vintage brass and red etched tray
Vintage rectangular Glidden pottery vase
Vintage wood frame mirror
Vintage mid century modern grey/blue base
Vintage fluted white glass candy dish
Vintage dark green handmade ceramic vase
Vintage white pottery vase
Vintage mule deer trophy taxidermy
Vintage black Danish metal candleholder
Vintage metal owl trivet
Vintage mid-century modern ashtray
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Lori Saganda

Lori Saganda on Feb 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

In love with my little pillow, just like in the picture... Thank you


hoppes04 on Feb 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I think c jere sculpture is amazing. I love this piece. Thank you!

Jacques Boutte

Jacques Boutte on Jan 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I'm nuts for mid century design and this candy dish fits in perfectly. The item arrived promptly and is just as described. Thanks.

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Thoughtful, Sustainable and Transformative Design

My name is Kandy Christensen and I am a creator, maker, dreamer, photographer, traveler and Certified Interior Decorator. I sell vintage on Etsy because I love the stories that vintage goods tell along with their history.

Living in Chicago I've been lucky to have the richest architecture in the city to drive my inspiration. There are so many styles and eras to draw from. My goal is to help you find your style and for your home be a manifestation of who you are.

As a child I was constantly rearranging rooms and day-dreaming about color and pattern. Items with history appeal to me and I've had a life-long obsession for salvaging materials and reusing them.

While designing is my passion I also love to travel. I like to meet new people and learn about their culture. Those travels spark ideas for new color or patterns that I use in the spaces I design. I shoot old school film on a vintage Ilford camera that I bought on Portobello road in London. Friends often take pictures of me taking pictures.

My design philosophy is strongly driven by the need to incorporate sustainable, thoughtfully made, local and handmade products into the home. I search for treasures, sometimes within your own home, that fit your needs, your design style, who you are, how you live your life and how you want the space to function. I avidly support local artists, artisans, makers and the maker movement. I firmly believe that it is possible to incorporate sustainable practices in design without sacrificing style and while staying on budget.

I believe that every home tells a story. There is an indelible imprint that is left by the things we surround ourselves with. For me, a home is made up of the memories of the people who have passed through those doors. I am inspired by people's histories. I incorporate family heirlooms, childhood treasures, collections, personal ephemera and objects found while traveling into the spaces I design. Let me help you tell your story.

You can find me blogging about design at


Shop members

  • Kandy Christensen

    Owner, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on October 2, 2012

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
We use PayPal as our payment processor, so we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Or, you can pay using your PayPal balance. You can use your credit card and not register with Paypal. Items will be shipped once payment is received.
Orders will be processed and shipped within 5 working days of receipt of payment by USPS Priority Mail. A tracking number will be provided, which will make it possible for you, the buyer, to monitor the delivery of the item.

Please note: We ship via First Class International Mail, which does NOT include tracking or insurance. If you would like to add these services to secure your shipment, please send us a message. Also, please be aware that first class international shipping can take 2-5 weeks.
 Meandering Design is not responsible for customs fees. Once a package is shipped we are not responsible for loss and theft.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for some reason you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, please let me know.
A refund or exchange is offered if you are unsatisfied with your purchase. The buyer pays for shipping the return. Upon receiving it back, I will refund you the total product cost less shipping charges. The original shipping amount will not be refunded as the expense was incurred when the item was originally shipped to you. The refund or exchange will be done immediately after the item has arrived back to the seller. Items should be sent back to the seller within two weeks of receipt of the item.

Please understand that custom and made to measure items are not refundable.