Happy Friday, everyone! Today we bring you MonkiVintage, an amazing selection of vintage Scandinavian and letterpress goodies and all kinds of great home decor. We interviewed MonkiVintage and you can see their lovely responses below!
The Big Chill: What’s the first sign of Winter, in your opinion?
MonkiVintage: Snow!! And leafless trees (and water views!)
TBC: What items from your business will keep customers happy throughout O’, this dark and endless season?
MV: All our items are vintage, most are one of a kind and our stock is continually changing. Many of the items in the shop are selected for their happiness-inducing qualities! At any given time we’ll have brightly colored Scandinavian enamelware like Cathrineholm and Finel, mid century ceramics like Bennington Potters and Glidden, or teak or brightly colored and whimsical “toys” and objets like Kay Bojesen monkeys, Hans Bolling ducks or Scandinavian style blocks. We also carry a large inventory of vintage letterpress type that we sell in sets of cheery words and phrases like “be happy,” “you & me” or “I love you.” We also offer custom type sets, so the winter weary can create a typographic reminder of whatever makes them happy, like the beach or sun or Bowser or wine or bacon art…
TBC: What’s your favorite comfort food during those “Oh my Gosh, it’s 7 degrees out, I have to let the faucets drip all night and wear two pairs of socks in bed!!” days?
MV: Gravy Danger from Silly’s in the East End. 70,000 calories of cheesy, salty, bacon-y comfort in a takeout tin.
Oh, yes! Living down the street from Silly’s is big trouble (and pretty awesome) in the middle of the winter – we totally know what you mean! Come see MonkiVintage’s letterpress art, vintage home wares and mid-century goodness (and stop at Silly’s for lunch afterwards!) at The Big Chill arts, crafts and vintage sale on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am to 4pm. Mayo Street Arts Center, 10 Mayo St., Portland, Maine. Yeah!