About us

n.m. minois: Visage jeune, délicat et gracieux 

Minois is an online shop with unique handmade items as well as a curated selection of stationery, party accessories, quirky gifts and home decor. 

About the owner

My name is Marcia and it is a pleasure to meet you!  I’m so glad you’re here.

I was born and raised in Sao Paulo - Brazil and since I can remember I always loved making handmade gifts for my beloved ones and all sorts of arts & crafts. I remember participating on my very first Craft Fair with my dearest mother, selling my handmade greeting cards made out of vellum paper, when I was just 12 years old. After that, my passion for all things crafty had just increased and I never stopped researching, learning and inspiring myself. Nothing excites me more than a store with handmade and local goods and decor, flea markets & antique stores, a beautifully designed book or poster, a pretty invitation or a handwritten letter arriving in the mail and a gift wrapped in gorgeous paper… Being surrounded by things like that feels just perfect to my eyes and heart!

Also, my experience working as an architect for many years led me to the essential vision that aesthetics and functionality are important in everything in our lives, believing that the beauty & harmony can be easily found in simple but well designed things.

When I moved to Canada, with my awesome husband and four cute cats, I've decided to follow my dreams, starting Minois in the Spring of 2010, initially offering a unique and handmade collection of greeting cards and paper goods. After a while, to keep up with the needs and desires of my dear customers, asking more and more for a diversified assortment of party supplies and decoration, besides the stationery, I felt the need of changing. This website is the result of this transition and of the love and dedication to my work of passion!

I feel so lucky because I get to do something I love every single day and I am thrilled to be able to bring the cutest and stylish items, in addition to the partnership with inspiring artists and designers. My goal is continuing to create handmade products and having a collection that will inspire both your everyday living as well as the special events in your life, allowing all of my customers to express themselves through this outstanding environment and selections!

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.

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