Tiina's Tips

Here in the Tiina’s Tips section, we will publish lots and lots of hints on how to purchase vintage dishes, interesting historical and background information, ideas and inspiration, and guidelines on how to take care of your precious vintage treasures. If you’d like more information or have any comments on the topics please send me an email at webshop@astialiisa.fi. Don’t forget to use the buttons below to share these tips with your friends. Wishing you pleasant reading moments!

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About the author

Shopkeeper Tiina lunch outside

Tiina Westerlund is an expert on Finnish vintage dishes. She has over 17 years of experience selling Finnish Design at her Astialiisa store.

Westerlund’s expertise has been widely recognized, she has been interviewed by major Finnish TV and media, such as the national broadcaster Yle, MTV3, Channel 4, Helsingin Sanomat and Ilta-Sanomat, as well as many topical and women’s magazines. Notably, Westerlund has also been extensively featured as an expert in Finnish home and interior design publications, such as Antiikki&Design.

Astialiisa store in Helsinki, is a family business frequented by local and international clients. Astialiisa is recommended by Arabia Finland and has a long relationship collaborating with Arabia’s museum and designers.

The store hosts regular exhibitions of important Finnish designers such as Tamara Aladin and Esteri Tomula, and showcases private vintage collections. These exhibitions have been a starting point to many books featuring Finnish vintage dishes by publishing house WSOY.

Astialiisa has also been featured in international media and TV, by Japanese NHK broadcasting, PRtimes.jp, and many international travel guides including Aruco Finland guide (2017, 2018), Globetrotter / Chikyuu no arukikata Scandinavia guide (2018-2019), etc.

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