While we are all about the vintage here at Ethel, we do carry a few "new" things, with a mid century vibe, all made in Canada and all chosen by Ethel herself.
Here's a collection of pottery from Joy Eliuk, of JoyPottery.
Joy is a ceramic artist making functional mid-fire porcelain vessels, and is currently very inspired by the geometry and textures found in nature. All of her work is made by hand in her Toronto studio.
This Sputnik inspired Spike tea set is $275 for the teapot and two cups. While it looks abstract, this is a functional teapot and teacups and would look great on your teak sideboard.
For fun and games, we have the City Blocks and Country blocks from Jen Bulthuis, of Fidoodle. Fidoodle Inc. is a small design company that produces artful objects based on stories; some of them, adaptations of classic fairytales and myths, and others, made up. Everything is made in Toronto with natural materials. http://www.fidoodle.com/
These blocks have a great graphic style for your fashionable toddler (or even for you!) They'd look great on a teak sideboard too! They sell for $34 each.
See you at the store!