15 Vintage Scandinavian Etsy Finds So Good, We Almost Didn't Share Them With You

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Etsy can be overwhelming and you might sometimes think, How many more distressed wood "Believe" signs do I have to search through to get to the good stuff? One tip? We like to get specific with our search terms and so "vintage Scandinavian" or "vintage Danish/Norwegian/Finnish/etc." are phrases we often use. And they deliver: There is so much vintage Scandi-cool goodness on Etsy. Here are some pieces we found that are so awesome, we almost kept them secret.

1. Hooped Scandinavian Glass Candleholders (set of three), $133.20

If you're looking to add some Scandinavian warmth to a room, candles are a good place to start. And these green glass beauties are so good. Neeeeeed.

2. Scandinavian Midcentury Modern Rug, $200

This Etsy shop owner sources her vintage rugs from private homes in Finland. This midcentury find would instantly add dimension to a hallway.

3. Wood Bird Candleholder, $69

Once you start your vintage Scandi searching on Etsy, you'll find lots of candleholders in this expandable bird design. A classic.

4. Vintage Scandinavian Bo Borgström for Åseda Glasbruk Cased Glass Vase, $45

Can't get over the amazing color of this 1960s glass vase.

5. Fish Trivet, $40

This rare trivet was manufactured by Arabia Finland, a Finnish ceramics company that has been around since the late 1800s.

6. 1960s Scandinavian Hanging Lights, $433.93

This glowing amber trio of lights is just what your empty living room corner needs.

7. Rare 1970s Swedish Coffee Cup, $25

We love the color scheme on these 1970s retro coffee cups by Swedish ceramics designer Margareta Hennix. (Note that the listing is for one cup; the vendor is selling each piece of the set separately.)

8. Scandinavian Midcentury Kilim Rug, $1,150

Dang, this is pricy. But it's kind of amazing.

9. Aarikka Finland Decorative Apple, $29.33

Another classic accent, this one is from Aarikka Finland.

10. Danish Wood Bread Basket, $35.19

The sides of this clever wood basket fold inward.

11. Vintage Embroidered Scandinavian Folk Art Pillow, $35

Seriously considering buying this.

12. Lena Eklund Egg Warmers, $85

Gah! These egg warmers are so cute! The tops are like little cotton socks for boiled eggs.

13. Sowe Konst Teak Salad Bowls (set of six), $59

Gotta have some teak in there somewhere.

14. 1965 Danish Modern Magazine Rack, $125.36

Classy and classic.

15. Enamel Bird Mug, $45

We feel happier just looking at this mug. Perfect for making glum winter days warmer.


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