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.
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.
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
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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
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
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