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5 questions with Katelijn from TeaCupCakeNL on etsy

5 questions with Katelijn from TeaCupCakeNL on etsy | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it


Tea(Cup)Cake is a Breda, The Netherlands-based vintage store, (cup)cake bakery and English tea room run by Katelijn, an old-fashioned girl at heart but yet firmly rooted in the modern world.
Loving all things vintage, opening an (Etsy) shop was in fact inevitable but she's loving it even more than she'd ever expected!

1. How did you get into vintage?
When I was a little girl, I admired the homes of my grandparents. To me their furniture was old and romantic, to them it was problably still modern, bought when they got married. It reminded me of days gone by and made me wonder about the – happy and sad – events that happened. My maternal grandparents lived in a slightly colonial interior and my parental grandparents had a mix between pre-war and what we would now call mid century modern furniture.
My parents have a home that has a Scandinavian feel to it and they have always collected vintage items: porcelain and ceramics, glassware, toys. If it's beautiful and gives you that certain je-ne-sais-quoi-feeling, it might very well end up in one of their collections.
So it was virtually impossible for me not to end up loving all things vintage. I've been surrounded by them for so long. 
After considering for a brief moment a career as an archeologist, I decided to train as a social worker. I started working with elderly people and I loved their life stories. 
Around the same time I started to visit trift shops, flea markets on my own. Here I found items that so often played a role in the stories of those days gone by.
I love to fantasise about who has used those items and when and what for. Did they have to save for it or was it a wedding present? You can often see that those items were loved and well taken care of.
I like to give these items a second life, they deserve it! When we keep using them, we keep the stories alive. 

2. What has been your favourite vintage find/s?
Last year I found a Rörstand Picknick bowl. It sold in a snap and I still regret that it's gone.
I'm also very happy with the large sideboard with art deco details that has pride of place in my living room. It's great for displaying vintage finds and has a lot of storage space. And of course every beautiful teacup that I find is a favourite.

3. How did you come up with your shop´s concept // what inspired you?
When my husband and I bought our house and merged our seperate households, it turned out I had amassed a large collection of vintage finds over the years. I didn't want to keep those lovely things all to myself and wondered about a way to give as many people an opportunity to buy them from me. At a MadeBy Meeting at Feito com Amor (in Breda, where I live) I heard about Etsy. I did some research and decided to give it a try.
There isn't a particular style or era that I favourite above all others, I have a very eclectic taste. I think my shop reflects that. I like it that there's something for everyone.
I also have a small tea room, all very English with beautiful porcelain and war-era or earlier furniture and a few items from the Fifties.

4. Do you think vintage is coming becoming mainstream - or is it already in your opinion?
I can hardly imagine that it won't become mainstream as I love vintage so much but I still hear people say: No, you really like that old junk?
But I do think and hope that with the growing awareness of the need for recycling and sustainable living more people will consider repairing household goods or – if that isn't possible – buy vintage or at least secondhand items.

5. What is it about etsy? 
Etsy is easy to use but it isn't plain nor simple. It's diverse, classy and different everyday. You can depend on the Etsy securities, staff and other sellers.
I enjoy the sense of community on Etsy and the opportunity to meet and connect with people from all over the world. I even have a real old fashioned penpal (Hi, Nick!) thanks to Etsy.
I love to make people happy and for me to be able to combine that with vintage is almost heaven!

Tune of the day:
'Moonlight Serenade' by Glenn Miller

Links:
www.teacupcake.nl
www.facebook.com/TeaCupCakeNL
www.etsy.com/shop/TeaCupCakeNL

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Check out the interview and definetely check out Katelijn´s shop as well :-)


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Vintage vase // West German pottery

Vintage vase // West German pottery | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it
West German vase from the 70s by traditional manufacturer Scheurich. The decor on this tall vase is the famous Amsterdam decor or also known as
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absolutly stunning vase that I would love to own..


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Vintage 1960s Dress

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Vintage 1960s cotton summer shift dress with fun Abstract Mod floral print!! Bold colours and print make this dress perfect for summer! Flared
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certainly a lot going on here...


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Mid Century Emalox Mini Plates

Mid Century Emalox Mini Plates | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it
Mid Century Modern Emalox of Norway, Enamel Ware Butter Pats / Mini Plates, Enameled Aluminum.. Tableware Scandinavian Design 60s 70s Are in a
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what about these in spring green?


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Vintage Drink Stirrers

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Check out these 1964 New York Worlds Fair Drink Stirrers. These are original 1964 New York Worlds Fair drink stirrers. There are 10 stirrers in
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just perfect for any vintage coctail party...


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Vintage Smoking Set

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Vintage porcelain smoking set of ashtray and table lighter signed Krautheim - Selb Bavaria. When you push the black button of the ashtray, the
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now I am not promoting smoking but this is a nice set...


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Vintage Fondue Forks

Vintage Fondue Forks | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it
Very cool retro style and design. New/Unused in original box.
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fondue forks in the box...perfect gift


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daily tune - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears

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today I am just chilling and enjoying the day with my doggies...


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Eames Style Lounge Chair

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This is a beautiful mid century lounge chair with brown leather seat and bentwood back. Similar to the iconic Eames chair by Knoll, this chair
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always wanted one of these chairs...


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Vintage 1950's Dress

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Vintage 1950s sheer black plaid sun dress!! Flattering cut with nipped waist and full skirt. Meant to be worn with a slip underneath- as only
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interesting dress. I could see myself in this...


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Danish Modern Salt & Pepper Shakers

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Solid Pewter Salt & Pepper Shaker Set, made by Selangor Striking Mid Century Cone Shape, with Hammered Pattern Design Dimensions: -Height: 4.75
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these are the first salt and pepper shakers I have seen in pewter...


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Mid Century Modern shag rug

Mid Century Modern shag rug | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it
This wonderful shag rug has style and great looks! It is in great vintage condition. The pattern and colors are vibrant and I am sure this rug will make
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striking pattern on this rag rug..


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West German Prisma Vase

West German Prisma Vase | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it
A orange and black vase from West German Scheurich. The name Prisma refers to the star like relief pattern. Designed during the 1960´s.
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eye catching piece..


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daily tune - Always & Forever - Heat wave

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after a long day at work its nice to kick back and chill...


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Mid Century Vintage Lounge Chair

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#806 — Mid Century Vintage Lounge Chair — George Mulhauser for Plycraft — Orange vinyl + Walnut Fantastic vintage lounge chair. Designed by
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I want this so bad...


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Mid Century Modern coffee table

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From George Nakashima by way of the Widdicomb Furniture Company comes this handsome nearly mint coffee table. This beauty is from Nakashima’s Origin
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this is such a stunning table I just wish it was mine...


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Teak Cheese Dome

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A classic vintage Cheese Dome made of a glass top and a solid teak base. The wood is in excellent condition, and has a wonderful grain.
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gosh this is delightful..


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Vintage Upcycled Stag Drawers

Vintage Upcycled Stag Drawers | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it
Holy Guacamole!Bad dog studio has the sweetest little set of mid century Stag drawers for sale.Upcycled and painted up in a gradient of white
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ohh all bright and happy...


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1950s Lace Applique Dress

1950s Lace Applique Dress | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it
Gorgeous 1950s cotton or cotton and silk blend dress with scoop neck, short sleeves, princess seaming, tapered, undefined waist and hip pockets.
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cute dress with flowers sown on...


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Hee Nalu Surf Series // Retro Hawaii Prints

Hee Nalu Surf Series // Retro Hawaii Prints | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it
Hee nalu is Hawaiian for surfing and literally translates to wave sliding. Sliding these three prints into some frames is a dashing way to show
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very nice little series that i could definetely see on my wall...


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Van Briggle triple bud vase

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Van Briggle Pottery 1960s triple bud vase in a beautiful seafoam green drip over mahogany glaze. Vase measures a tad under 7 tall and 5 1/2 at
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gorgeous vase...


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Scheurich Jug Vase

Scheurich Jug Vase | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it
From West German pottery Scheurich a medium sized jug vase in burnt yellow with white and brown pattern. Based on the style it´s most likely
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cute little vase from scheurich....


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modernist porcelain dinner set

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Beautiful 22-pc black rose patterned white porcelain plates, service for 7. White porcelain plates accented with black rose. These plates looks
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ohhh nice set..


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Vintage Cross Stitch Pattern Book

Vintage Cross Stitch Pattern Book | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it
Excellent vintage 70s 80s DMC pattern catalog all in Japanese. Book isfull of color photos and black & white patterns. In great condition with no
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love vintage books!


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Mid Century Table Lamps

Mid  Century Table Lamps | whats been spotted on etsy today? | Scoop.it
Here is a wonderful pair of mid century pastel table lamps, complete with the original shades. The beautiful pastel color on the lamps and shades
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nice pair that would look great in any vintage home..


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Mid Century Vase

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A small slim vase with wings from Danish Soholm´s series Burgundia. Designed by Svend Aage Holm Sorensen and Svend Aage Jensen. The series is
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wow this is a very nicely shaped vase...


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