mid-century and scandinavian modern for your home

Seattle, Washington · 1524 Sales


mid-century and scandinavian modern for your home

Seattle, Washington 1524 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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bitofbutter is taking a short break


Note from shop owner At this time, Bit of Butter is on an extended vacation.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 15, 2016

At this time, Bit of Butter is on an extended vacation.

Alison and Kevin

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Alison and Kevin


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Amazing and early Kay Bojesen in the shop! (Monkey and bear available too!)

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We're passionate about Scandinavian design!

Bit of Butter is the brainchild of Kevin and Alison, a couple of Ph.D.s who had a little extra time on their hands! Vintage isn't just something we sell, we've integrated vintage decorative arts and sensibilities into our day-to-day life. More than anything, we love finding out the stories behind each item in our shop.

We moved to Seattle four years ago when we finished graduate school. Our IKEA furniture fell apart during our trip north so we needed to find some pieces to furnish our new home! We knew we liked clean, modern lines but we also loved the warmth of woods like teak and walnut. Soon, we had purchased our first Danish-Modern lounge chair and the rest is history! We got to know our new city by exploring thrift stores, estate sales, and picking up Craigslist finds. Once we furnished our own home, we realized that other people loved the same types of things we did, which is when our Etsy store was born!

Our shop features items with clean, modern lines and whimsical twists. We won't sell anything that we wouldn't use in our own home (and oftentimes we display items that are for sale in the shop on our bookshelves until they sell).

We like to think that a piece of vintage is like the "bit of butter" on top of your favorite food -- vintage gives your home so much flavor and depth of character that you can't get when buying out of big-box stores and catalogues.

Shop members

  • Alison and Kevin


    We're Alison and Kevin, the proprietors behind Bit of Butter. We handpick each item in our shop with an eye towards bringing you the best of mid-century and Scandinavian-modern design.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 28, 2015
Our shop features an eclectic mix of mid-century design, with a focus on Scandinavian modern design objects and home goods.

Do you need items for props or photo-shoots? Convo us and let us know!

Have you been searching for something specific? We are more than happy to search for something in particular for you!

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
I accept Paypal, but I will consider accepting money orders on a case-by-case basis. Please convo. me if you would like to pay via money order.
Items take 4-5 business days to ship. We ship using USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. In some cases, we use Fed Ex Ground (especially with large, heavy items).

Items take 4-5 business days to ship. If you are an international buyer, the "everywhere else" shipping option may not reflect actual shipping costs to your country (especially if the item is heavy). We will convo you if the estimated shipping is more than anticipated.

We ship items using USPS International First Class Mail. This option, while cost-effective, can take 3-4 weeks to reach you and does not have an option for tracking or insurance.

We are happy to ship items using USPS International Priority Mail, but shipping can be up to 30% higher than the quoted amount in the listing. Please let us know before you purchase the item that you would prefer Priority Mail and we will adjust the shipping price for you.

Please convo us if you would like a shipping quotation to your country.

Buyer is responsible for all import fees, tariffs, and return shipping for refused packages. Please be aware of your country's policies regarding fees for purchasing merchandise outside your home country.
Refunds and Exchanges
All items sold are vintage and therefore no refunds will be given unless an item has been grossly misrepresented. We do our very best to give a detailed description of every item. Please convo. us with any questions before purchasing.

We will not be responsible for loss or damage incurred by USPS. In any case, shipping will not be refunded for any reason.

International Buyers: We will not issue a refund for items refused or not picked up by the buyer at customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Everything in this shop is vintage, so please understand that every item will have its share of time-inflicted wounds, no matter how small. Please consult the photos carefully, and convo. me if you would like additional photos of anything.

I reuse clean shipping materials to help the environment.