NiftyHouse

Nif·ty /niftē/: fashionable, stylish, smart, clever...

Baltimore, Maryland · 181 Sales

NiftyHouse

Nif·ty /niftē/: fashionable, stylish, smart, clever...

Baltimore, Maryland 181 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Welcome to Nifty House! Where history and patina are prized. Where craftsmanship is valued. Where we are weary of plastic. Where "stuff" is considered, selected, curated and cherished. Where vintage is always more interesting than brand new. Where the landfill is a last resort.

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2018

Welcome to Nifty House! Where history and patina are prized. Where craftsmanship is valued. Where we are weary of plastic. Where "stuff" is considered, selected, curated and cherished. Where vintage is always more interesting than brand new. Where the landfill is a last resort.

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Art Deco + bakelite + a chrome finial = <3. (Add biscotti and it gets even better.)

About

History, Stories and Treasure-Hunting

Coming from a long line of thrifters and shoppers, I've been hitting the charity shops and flea markets since I was a kid. As an enthusiast for history, stories and treasure hunting, I've made the habit a vocation.

I am, however, keenly aware of the present-day burden of belongings, consumerism and waste. Thus, Nifty House aims to appreciate the vintage and the pre-owned and honor the energy and resources of the past, while keeping in mind the increasing toll of the landfill.

A home should be a place of comfort and pleasure, retreat and sharing, memories and inspiration. Objects with a past provide these elements as well as visual interest, depth and character. Whether or not I know the history of ownership of an object, I enjoy knowing the story of the people and/or company who made it, as well as admire a level of craftsmanship that does not exist in mainstream manufacturing today.

Nifty House, therefore, is where history and patina are prized, craftsmanship is valued, we are weary of plastic, "stuff" is considered, selected, curated and cherished, vintage is always more interesting than brand new, and where the landfill is a last resort.

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Shop members

  • Kim

    Owner

    I've traversed the fields of art history, architecture, cooking, event planning, food writing, graphic design, exhibit design & project management. With Nifty House, I hope to share my enthusiasm for history & design with you.

  • Lazlo

    Assistant

    aka Nordic Snoozehound

Shop policies

Last updated on September 15, 2016
Welcome to Nifty House, where you will find an array of vintage wares and in the near future handmade items comprised of recycled, reclaimed or re-purposed materials.

My descriptions and photographs are intended to give as accurate a description as possible. Any condition issues, no matter how small, are noted, and when possible, photographed. Because vintage objects are old and likely used (= charm), please allow that some wear and tear is to be expected. I am happy to answer any questions, provide more information or photos if you contact me when considering a purchase from my shop. Any other items (props) pictured besides the specific item described for sale are included for context only.

When purchasing a gift to be sent directly to the recipient, please give me a heads up and I'll gladly send a card with the item on your behalf. Gift wrapping may also be available, depending on the size and scale of the object, for an additional $5. This gift wrapping fee is waived for items priced above $40 (when gift wrapping is feasible).

When possible and appropriate, Nifty House purchases arrive with care & cleaning instructions as well as any additional information, if known, about the object's history.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If for some reason you are unhappy with your Nifty House purchase, please contact me within one week of receipt. You will receive a refund for both the purchase price and the shipping costs when Nifty House has either received the returned item in the same condition it was sent. Please note that the buyer is responsible for return shipping charges. Careful packing and carrier insurance are highly recommended.

If your purchased item arrives damaged, please contact Nifty House ASAP with a description and photo depicting the damage. A full or partial refund will be issued, depending on the situation, as well as postage.
Payment
Nifty House accepts credit and debit card payments through Etsy or PayPal. Please note that purchases will not be shipped until I have received confirmation of payment. A sales tax of 6% is added to all orders shipped within Maryland.
Shipping
Nifty House ships within the United States only (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico).

You will receive notification of shipment and tracking information as soon as your order leaves Nifty House. Please allow 1-2 business days for payment processing and shipment preparation. If you require your order quickly, please alert me so that overnight or express shipment can be arranged. Orders destined for Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico may require additional preparation time.

Nifty House orders are packaged with great care to ensure your purchase arrives intact. In the interest of our planet, shipping materials may be recycled and are recyclable.

If your purchase arrives damaged, please contact me ASAP and be prepared to provide photos, so that an insurance claim with the carrier can be expedited. You will be offered a full or partial refund depending on the circumstance.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that all measurements are approximate. Please contact Nifty House with any questions or concerns regarding the exact size or further information on condition.

Mechanical and electrical items are sold in working condition unless otherwise noted. Please know, however, that vintage electrical items cannot be guaranteed.

Any other items (props) pictured with the specific item described for sale are not included and are pictured for context only.