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Folkology Blog

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Folkology's mission is to share the organic folk art heritage of Hungary with the world. This blog is a companion to the shop and its goodies, an online diary that highlights the latest news from around the house of Folkology.

Summer sale starts today!

Summer savings on our great hungarian playing cards:

Ludvig Tarot $15.00 (was: $18.00)

Magyar Kartya $6.50 for 1 deck, $12.00 for 2 decks, $38 for 6 decks (was: $8.00 each)

Hungarian Kings playing cards $11.00 (was: $13.50)

PLUS! Save an additional 10% on already low prices when your cart total (before shipping) reaches $50. Enter discount code SUMMER11 during checkout. Coupon code valid until August 15th 2011.

Holiday coupons from Folkology

Happy holidays from Folkology! Use one of these coupons to save on your Folkology purchases between today and Christmas. Coupons expire december 25th, 2009!

Late summer savings at Folkology begin today: we have two new coupons valid until August 31st. Choose your discount:

  • $5 off any order of $25 or more – use coupon code HOLIDAY5 at checkout
  • $10 off any order of $50 or more – use coupon code HOLIDAY10 at checkout

(The fine print: coupons are valid on orders totaling $25 or $50 before shipping costs, and offer ends December 25th, 2009. Coupons cannot be combined, however they are valid on discounted products.)

August savings: new coupons at the Folkology shop

Late summer savings at Folkology begin today: we have two new coupons valid until August 31st. Choose your discount:

  • $5 off any order of $25 or more – use coupon code AUGUST5 at checkout
  • $10 off any order of $50 or more – use coupon code AUGUST10 at checkout

Enjoy the last weeks of summer!

(The fine print: coupons are valid on orders totaling $25 or $50 before shipping costs, and offer ends August 31st, 2009. Coupons cannot be combined, however they are valid on discounted products.)

Clearance sale on 2009 Hungarian wall calendars

Last chance alert! Grab them before they are gone: the last few of our popular 2009 Hungarian and Budapest calendars are now just $9.90 each. See all the available calendars now!

New products and summer sale extended

Unfortunately the Folkology site experienced some downtime due to a network failure last week, so I decided to extend the Summer Sale until the end of the month. Enjoy refreshingly discounted prices on the classic collection of Folkology cross stitch patterns and playing cards until August 31st, 2007.

I am excited to announce three new product collections now available from Folkology:

Vintage embroidery books

Folkology grew out of a hobby of mine, selling various Hungarian items on eBay for fun. After a while I started concentrating on Hungarian crafts and culture, and some products proved to be eternal favorites with my customers along the years: especially vintage books on Hungarian embroideries and other crafts.

And starting today, some of the best books ever published in Hungary on the subject are now available in the Folkology shop. These are used out-of-print books, thus available in very limited quantities, so if you see a book you fancy, grab it while it is still available. (And if you’ve always wanted to try your hand at learning Hungarian, we now have 2 beginner’s vocabulary books available, as well!)
Click here to see all Books, and look for the NEW! icon for the new arrivals

Handcarved wooden bowls

And that’s not all! Folkology is proud to offer a new handmade folk art product straight from the source: our handcarved wooden bowls and plates are made by a folk artist in Eastern Hungary according to traditional methods, out of aspen wood. These stylish bowls match any interior style, they are versatile, to be used at your dining table or as decorative accents around your home.
Click here to see the entire selection of wooden bowls

2008 Calendars now available

Time flies so fast, it’s already calendar season! Last year, our Hungarian craft and cultural calendars were hugely popular, but wait until you see this year’s designs. The Art Nouveau Budapest and the Budapest Anno are my personal favorites, but all of them are so good-looking you might just want one for each room in your house. And this year the calendars also come in new formats: in addition to the standard wall calendar size, there are smaller rectangular, and narrow strip sizes.
See all our 2008 Calendars here

Stay tuned for even more, coming up in September! Enjoy the last weeks of summer!

Sizzling Summer Sale!

Sizzling, quite literally, because for the past week, it has been around 40 C degrees (that’s in the low 100s in Fahrenheit) in Budapest, Hungary, the home of Folkology… Apart from the weather, we have some hot news for you this July and August:

Folkology Cross Stitch Designs are on sale!
Every single cross stitch pattern of the classic Folkology collection is on sale, with savings up to $4 on some patterns.
Click here to browse Folkology Cross Stitch Designs
(And while you are browsing the lovely designs, don’t forget to take a look at the NEW Spring 2007 collection as well!)

Save on all our unique playing cards decks!
Every single one of our great playing card decks is on sale, too. Save up to $3 per deck!
Click here to browse playing cards

Summer coupon offers
And that’s not all! Use any one of these 3 coupons during checkout to save even more:

  • use coupon code SUMMER5 for $5 off any order of $40 or more
  • use coupon code SUMMER10 for $10 off any order of $75 or more
  • use coupon code SUMMER15 for $15 off any order of $100 or more

You are welcome to combine these coupons with the above sale offers to maximize your summer savings! (Please note: order total amounts indicated above are before shipping!)

All above sale offers expire August 20th, 2007.

In the meantime, we are busy sourcing and preparing an exciting new Fall collection of Folkology goodies. Stay tuned for a sneak preview in August here on the Folkology blog. Have a nice summer!

New Year’s Sale at Folkology – the details

We are having an insane new year’s sale event here at Folkology. The sale starts January 11th and ends January 22nd, 2007

Update January 22nd: The sale is now over, but the remaining calendars are now only $9.90 while supplies last. Last chance to grab them!