TooArtfulForYou

COOL RETRO THINGS : FOR DRESS UP, GIFTING & HOME DECOR

Baltimore, Maryland · 877 Sales

TooArtfulForYou

COOL RETRO THINGS : FOR DRESS UP, GIFTING & HOME DECOR

Baltimore, Maryland 877 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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(366)

Announcement   New arrivals daily! I use USPS PRIORITY SHIPPING most items! Ask for INTERNATIONAL. REASONABLE OFFERS considered. LAYAWAY PAYMENT PLANS interest-free! LIKE TooArtfulForYou at https://www.facebook.com/pages/TooArtfulForYou for 10% OFF coupon code & advance peek. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE for lost or damaged items or items that do not fit! I will do everything in my power to ensure that you have a satisfying shopping experience with me...

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2016

New arrivals daily! I use USPS PRIORITY SHIPPING most items! Ask for INTERNATIONAL. REASONABLE OFFERS considered. LAYAWAY PAYMENT PLANS interest-free! LIKE TooArtfulForYou at https://www.facebook.com/pages/TooArtfulForYou for 10% OFF coupon code & advance peek. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE for lost or damaged items or items that do not fit! I will do everything in my power to ensure that you have a satisfying shopping experience with me...

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Midcentury Crown Trifari Thistle Flower Earrings. Designed by the legendary Alfred Philippe, formerly with Van Cleef & Arpels. Circa 1950s. Available at TooArtfulForYou.
Wonderful 1950s marble hard shell Samsonite suitcase. Vintage luggage, perfect for a hasty getaway or storing prized possessions. Available at TooArtfulForYou.
60s Boucle Tweed Swing Coat, with thick silk braiding, large patch pockets and cozy knit lining. Midcentury charm. Available at TooArtfulForYou.
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About

An Ongoing Quest for Objects of Beauty, Functionality, Innovation and Place

Trust me. I know mid century modern. I have lived it.

I will never forget the day I purchased my first, newly released Dansk Teak Pepper Mill or my first set of Le Creuset Coussance Pots in the original cast iron finish - before enameling in any color! The year was 1972. I was just 20 years old and outfitting my first apartment. I had worked for Georg Jensen (USA) at the Fashion Center in a suburb of the NY Metro Area for several years during high school and college, and became familiar with iconic design power houses like Royal Copenhagen, Kalevala Koru and Dansk.

I also had the privilege of working for jewelry designer Betty Cooke in her shop, The Store LTD in Baltimore. Here, I was introduced to Modern Minimalism at its essence, in the works of Arne Jacobson, Marimekko, Iittala and Heller. As a result of my early and formative work experiences, I developed an appreciation and a passion for beautifully designed, modern jewelry and objects in porcelain, stoneware, silver and bronze that has remained with me to this day.

Recently, I have added fashion and original works of art to the mix, again focusing mainly on Midcentury marvels, like Claire McCardell, Nelly de Grab, Lilli Ann, Vera and Lilly Pulitzer in addition to items manufactured exclusively for Midcentury Baltimore purveyors and flagship department stores with a storied past, such as John Wannanaker's, Peck & Peck, Hutzler's, and The French Shop.

Admittedly, I'm a true Virgo, a perfectionist. I am dedicated to finding and offering vintage items in like new condition. My ongoing quest is to find and sell only objects of Beauty, Functionality, Innovation and Place that another perfectionist like me would want to buy!

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    Owner, Artist

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Last updated on September 10, 2013
Welcome to Too Artful For You!

The name for my Etsy shop came from the realization that one can never be too artful - there exist infinite possibilities to create something new and different from scratch; to refresh or repurpose something old and outmoded; or to uncover elements that inspire unexpected synergies and surprise endings. In my personal "sheltered workshop," creativity abounds. I hope you have a good time exploring my latest projects.

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Payments: PayPal, Direct Checkout and Etsy Gift Cards.
Combined shipping charges available for multiple purchases upon request.
Order(s) will be cancelled and item(s) re-posted if payment is not received in 5 days of purchase commitment, except such case (s) where the customer has communicated with me.
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USPS First class mail, unless purchaser requests expedited service through priority or express mail service.

International shipping is also available and international shipping charges will be adjusted upon request.
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Too Artful For You ensures customer satisfaction with a Money Back Guarantee.
Convo me and explain the problem. Repairs or refunds will be arranged for lost or damaged merchandise.