NordicInspirations

Scandinavian Gnomes Nisse, Tomte, Gifts and Homewares

Wallasey, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2011

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NordicInspirations

Scandinavian Gnomes Nisse, Tomte, Gifts and Homewares

Wallasey, United Kingdom | 2,175 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to Nordic Inspirations!
Unfortunately I'm closed for orders to Germany due to the new packaging laws :(

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 2, 2020

Welcome to Nordic Inspirations!
Unfortunately I'm closed for orders to Germany due to the new packaging laws :(

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Vicky Walker

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Vicky Walker

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About NordicInspirations

Sales 2,175
On Etsy since 2011

A Love For All Things Scandinavian!!

Sewing has been a passion of mine from an early age. Similarly I've always very connected with my Norwegian roots and family there. So after having to give my grown up job, I decided to combine my passions and create unique items with a Nordic theme. For years I've been making and donating items to the Liverpool Nordic Church (http://nordicliverpool.co.uk/), but have recently expanded my horizons to sell via Etsy.
All items are lovingly created in my home under supervision of my cat Freya. I'm completely open to customisations, bulk orders and combining postage. Just send me a Convo and I'll do everything I can to help.

Shop members

  • Vicky

    Owner

    Hi, I'm the owner of Nordic Inspirations, my shop which showcases my love of Scandinavian crafts. My Norwegian Mother instilled a love for all things Nordic & since a child I've always been passionate about creating things. Thank you for looking.

  • Freya

    Supervisor

    Freya loves being in my sunny studio supervising the ongoing work. She is a 7 year old Bengal who is very passionate about water. If she ever learns how to turn on the taps - I'm in deep trouble!

  • Max

    Slacker

    Max (or known by the neighbours as the 'huge ginger beast' ) loves cuddles but is not very bright. I never worry about him learning to do anything.

  • Kerry Bentley

    Designer

    Kerry is an amazingly talented ceramicist who I'm lucky to call a friend.

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Last updated on Jun 7, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Many items can be customised with a phrase, name, language, colour or size, just ask.

Combined Shipping

I am happy to combine postage if you want to order several items. If ordering from overseas and would like me to explore cheaper options such as surface mail, just let me know. It will take much longer to reach you though.

What Is A Nisse, Tomte or Tonttu and why does my home need one?

Scandinavia and Finland has traditionally had elves or gnomes at Christmas instead of Father Christmas or Santa Claus. In Norway and Denmark they are Nisse, in Sweden Tomte and in Finland Tonttu.

A Nisse, Tomte or Tonttu is a mischievous elf, sprite or gnome who traditionally has a red hat. In olden times they protected the house and farm and helped with small tasks. If looked after by the obligatory bowl of porridge (julegrøt) with a knob of butter at Christmas. If not given his due, then the farm is beset by misfortunes such as cows not giving milk or hiding your keys.

Look after your Nisse, Tomte or Tonttu and they will look after your home and family in a uniquely Nordic way.

Postage

All items are shipped by Royal Mail. If you would like to upgrade postage to priority or tracked, please let me know and I’ll get a price for you.
According to the Royal Mail, the estimated shipping times are as follows:-
UK – Three – Five working days
EU – Five – seven working days
Rest Of World – Seven – Fourteen working days

It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that the item is allowed into their country and for the payment of all local taxes, customs duty, processing and import fees. The estimated delivery time does not include customs processing in your country.
I promise to post your item in a speedy fashion; however I cannot be responsible for delays in public holidays (on either end), postal disputes & busy periods.