ModelInstitution

Vintage | Handmade | 12750 SW Ash Ave, Tigard, Or 97223

Tigard, Oregon 834 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (176)

ModelInstitution

Vintage | Handmade | 12750 SW Ash Ave, Tigard, Or 97223

Tigard, Oregon | 834 Sales

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Laura R

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Laura R

Announcement    Hi! My name is Laura and I am a goldsmith, designer, entrepreneur, and all around crafter. In 2018, I opened my brick + mortar in Tigard, Oregon, where I specialize in plants, crystals, consigning local artists, and creating my out art. Come Visit:
12750 SW Ash Ave
Tigard, OR 97223.
Hours:
Monday-Closed
Tuesday- 10:30AM-6:00PM
Wednesday: 12PM-6:00PM
Thursday-Saturday 10:30AM-6:00PM
Sunday 9:00AM-2PM
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Instagram @model_institution
Facebook Page @MIshopandstudio
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Reviews on Facebook, Google, Next Door Receive 15% off your next order. Message me with a link to your review for a coupon code! Reviews must be within the last month.

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Last updated on Aug 14, 2019

Hi! My name is Laura and I am a goldsmith, designer, entrepreneur, and all around crafter. In 2018, I opened my brick + mortar in Tigard, Oregon, where I specialize in plants, crystals, consigning local artists, and creating my out art. Come Visit:
12750 SW Ash Ave
Tigard, OR 97223.
Hours:
Monday-Closed
Tuesday- 10:30AM-6:00PM
Wednesday: 12PM-6:00PM
Thursday-Saturday 10:30AM-6:00PM
Sunday 9:00AM-2PM
. . .
Instagram @model_institution
Facebook Page @MIshopandstudio
. . .
Reviews on Facebook, Google, Next Door Receive 15% off your next order. Message me with a link to your review for a coupon code! Reviews must be within the last month.

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5 out of 5 stars
(176)
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quality 15 shipping 44 customer service 19

Updates

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About

We just opened our first brick+mortar in Tigard, OR! We are busy, motivated, and ready to start listing items again on or Etsy shop

My flagship store, MODEL iNSTITUTION, came to exist after my wedding. I had a lot of milk glass, vintage brass, vintage clear glass pieces, and vintage brass frames after all was said and done.

I learned that vintage does not mean kitschy or shabby chic if you do not want it to. Vintage is the reducing, reusing, and recycling of consumer goods. Once you get to know the different time periods and the styles alive in them, you realize that most home decor concepts that cycle through even now are based on originals of the 20th century, only the items from the 20th century were made better than those today.

Buy with:
Reason. Purpose. Thoughtfulness. Efficiency.

Shop members

  • L. Renecker

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I do it all, including run my own brick and mortar...all to support my jewelry designing/making/fusing/workshopping dream.

  • Bobby Fitzgerald

    Moral Support

    Bobby drops items at the post office and fills in the blanks when he isn't working his stable job, providing stability while I get this dream off the ground

Shop policies

Last updated on February 17, 2019
Hi! My name is Laura and I am a goldsmith, designer, entrepreneur, and all around crafter. I have a "mad love" for vintage, and a crazier love for shiny things. Most recently, I opened my first brick+mortar in Tigard, Oregon where I host jewelry and plant workshops, house my jewelry and crafting studio, and have a community shop to showcase my local and vintage finds. Each Sale helps keep my local brick+mortar get off the ground. Like everyone tells me, starting and maintaining a business is a lot of hard work, but it is also a lot of fun with so much opportunity to dig deep in the community. Thanks for looking and taking the time to read this!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Returns:
-Customer pays for return shipping;
-The amount reimbursed will not include the actual cost of shipping, will be the price paid less actual cost of shipping
-Item must be returned within time period;
-Customer must notify Shop of intent to return before shipment; and
-Glassware and Ceramic items are nonreturnable;
Shipping
Shipment within 2-3 business days once payment is received.

More information

Last updated on Sep 15, 2017
Frequently asked questions
What should the customer do if the item arrives damaged or broken?

Please contact the shop immediately. We are always looking for ways to improve shipping! We do not know of any broken packages (yet), but in the case it does happen, we would like to know.

If the item is shipped domestically through USPS Priority mail, shipping insurance is included with that shipment. You would need to seek reimbursement through USPS within their guidelines.

While we try to purchase insurance for First Class Mail and Ground, if anything happens to your package or item during shipment, please contact us so we can make sure you have all the information you need to make a claim.

How does Model Institution treat Pyrex?

We package items very meticulously. Items are shipped with insurance regardless of USPS priority mail or retail ground status. Due to Pyrex's weight, we regularly ship ground (as is the case with mixing bowl and casserole sets), and that package is insured separately (whereas Priority mail it is already included in the cost).

Pyrex, due to its weight, is not returnable. I only ship domestically for these items, but exceptions can be made. Please send a message if interested.