• switch plates • lamp shades • tissue box covers •

Tennessee, United States · 3434 Sales


• switch plates • lamp shades • tissue box covers •

Tennessee, United States 3434 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
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Fondue is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting our Etsy shop! We are taking a short break to regroup and will reopen on November 11th.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 22, 2016

Thank you for visiting our Etsy shop! We are taking a short break to regroup and will reopen on November 11th.


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Mustang Beam

Mustang Beam on Oct 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was waiting for me when I got home and I'm very pleased with everything.


Mayrozez on Sep 25, 2016

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Vintage Wallpaper Takes on a New Life in Unexpected Places

During a snowy New England day in 2004, I decided to cover some of our switch plate covers throughout our home in a few patterns from a couple 1950’s wallpaper sample books I had found at a barn sale that summer. At first my husband, Mark, thought I was a little nuts, but once they were up on the walls, we were both amazed at how much impact they had — like miniature pieces of artwork — we couldn't stop looking at them!

About a year later we decided to move south to Tennessee and put our house on the market. When the house sold, the buyers wrote in the contract that the switch plates in the home remain there. It was then that we thought we had something that would appeal to others who are also tired of their lackluster, almond-colored, plastic switch & outlet covers…an item in the home that’s used daily, but oft completely overlooked and ignored.

We started collecting rolls of vintage wallpapers in as many styles and pattern varieties as we could find. In 2006, we opened up an Etsy shop and started selling our switch plates online. Eventually we started covering tissue box covers and then drum lampshades. We also set up shop at various craft shows around the U.S. to gain exposure for our wares.

All of our items are made to order with our own hands right here in our home studio in middle Tennessee. We pride ourselves on craftsmanship, attention to detail, and quality customer service. Our wall plates are jumbo-sized to show off as much vintage pattern as possible and the plates are made in the USA. We hand construct our tissue box covers from wood for a sturdy box that will last a very long time. Our drum shades are also constructed by us with lamp rings and parts made in Texas — each one is made to order per customer specifications. We work a lot with customers making sure they get exactly what they are hoping for — the wide variety in patterns offers a lot of options!

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Shop members
  • Nicole Lewis

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I love vintage pieces, expressive color and pattern, and home decor— creating home accents covered with vintage wallpapers is a fulfilling job for me!

  • Mark Lewis

    Product Development, Power Tools Operator, Materials Purchaser

Shop policies

Last updated on September 3, 2013
Thank you for stopping by to visit Fondue Vintage Homewares!
We work with authentic vintage wallpapers to cover home decor creations. Our switch plates start with jumbo-sized, quality plastic bases made in the USA; our tissue boxes are crafted of wood—cut and glued together with our own hands; and, our drum lamp shades are also hand crafted by us before decoupaging in a vintage wallpaper from our ever-growing collection. Our papers date from the 1920's to the 1980's and range in style from super kitschy to kinda classy—but, always AWESOME if you're gaga for vintage!

We make our items to order. With hundreds of different patterns of vintage wallpaper, it is impossible to keep any particular thing in stock at any time. So, basically, every order is a custom order – and, we are happy to fulfill your requests! Just let us know what you need.

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
Paypal is our prefered method of payment but we gladly accept money orders and personal checks.
** items paid by check ship after the check clears in acct. **
We pride ourselves in our prompt shipping. Most orders ship within a week of the sale. The only delay in shipping would be if we're attending a craft fair out of state.

We ship USPS first class in the states.
items shipped to Canada via postal service
Refunds and Exchanges
We aim to please and if you are unhappy with your product, please contact us. We will provide a refund or exchange for any unused items in original condition, less shipping charges. Credits or replacement items will not be sent until we receive the item to be returned. We need to be notified of returns or exchanges before you return the item and need to receive items within 15 days of original payment. Returns and exchanges on custom orders are determined on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of fondue.
Additional policies and FAQs
Our products are not available for wholesale, nor are we reviewing consignment requests at this time.

If you'd like to see more vintage finds, please check out our sister shop, Mrs.RockaRolla's Vintage Flea, here:

Thank you for stopping by!