Today I would like to take you on a journey with me to Belgium, into the studio of the newly launched shop Thé Dansant. When I heard about the opening of the shop last week, I knew I had to let you in on the fun right away! If you haven’t heard about Thé Dansant yet, French for “dancing tea”, you’re in for a real treat!
I had the opportunity to ask the lovely ladies at Thé Dansant a few questions that they happily answered, so I could get some more insight into the shop and the women running it, to share with you.
How did you begin your journey with Thé Dansant?
It all started on a lovely summer evening after dinner. Nimue and Isis were dreaming together about the perfect shop, a shop were you wanted to buy everything you saw, a shop that sold not only cloting, accessories and homeware but an entire lifestyle. Somehow we couldn’t get the idea out of our heads, but for practical and financial reasons it was rather difficult to work it out. So we thought: hey, why not start with a smaller project that’s got the same philosophy behind it? That’s when we decided to open an online shop that selled vintage and handmade accessories for you and your home. Isis then came up with the name Thé Dansant. It’s what the french call a party where people dance and drink tea. While searching for the perfect logo we invented someone who embodied what we wanted to sell: a tea-drinking, stylish and creative lady: Miss TD was born.
What is your inspiration?
We are constantly inspired by prettyness we see in fashion and interior magazines and blogs. In our opinion everything you surround yourself with (from your caoch to your telephone to your dustbin) should be nice to look at. We believe that beauty makes happy and through our shop we’d like to share some happiness with the rest of the world!
How is tea a part of your work?
Oh dear, where to begin? :) Well, for starters we’re both obsessive compulsive tea-drinkers. Secondly, tea is a part of the way of life we try to live by: taking time for yourself, enjoying beautifull things, allowing yourself to be creative, cooking and/or eating quality food and putting a but of glamour in every single day…Of course this isn’t always easy. We all have so much obligations, things people expect from us, things we have to do from ourselves. But a cup of tea once in a while just helps to remind oneself to take it easy ;)
What are your hopes for Thé Dansant?
We hope the things we sell can make many people happy. In any case we’re enjoying it very much to be working on the shop. In our dreams Thé Dansant lives a long and succesfull life and maybe one day grows out to the shop we initially fantasized about.
Thank you so much for your time Nimue, Isis & Miss TD!
If you love what you see, be sure to visit their blog for some great stories from the three ladies and the launch of the beautiful Thé Dansant.
(images: thé dansant)