The story of Weiste begins in Christmas 1924 and has all the ingredients of a fairy tale – the spirit of Christmas, bringing joy to people, an entrepreneurial father and a chain of generations.
Kalle Weiste ran a paper shop in Helsinki in the 1920s. Once he bought Christmas tree top stars for sale from abroad. Decorations were scarce at the time, but people nevertheless wanted to have Christmas feeling at home. By Christmas Eve, all but one of the stars had been sold. Kalle got an idea and started making decorations in Finland.
Since then, we have brought joy to people who enjoy beautifying their home. We continue Kalle’s tradition and today we offer interior products for a cozy atmosphere all year round.
It all started with Christmas, but the fabulously warm atmosphere can be true at home whenever you want.
In addition to our shop, we serve our resellers in our online store.
Our reseller network in Finland covers department stores, garden centres, flower shops, supermarkets and charming gift shops. We export our products to nearly 30 countries.
Our shop Wanha Villa is located next to a Christmas ornament factory in Pukinmäki, Helsinki. The name of the shop pays respect to the long history of the revered house as the home of Kalle Weiste, the founder of the factory.
In Weiste’s Wanha Villa shop you will find an amazing Christmas and décor world where the joy of Christmas, its warm atmosphere and cosy furnishings will surely win your heart. Do look up Wanha Villa’s opening hours on Facebook.
Now is time to enjoy the nordic winter and Wanha Villa is on a winter break too. We’ll notify about the opening date on our Facebook page. Thank you and see you soon!
– If you have any symptons, stay home and get tested for COVID-19
– Wear a mask
– Keep a safe distance from others 1-2 meters
– Disinfect your hands when entering the store
– Payment by card
– Should the boutique be crowded, kindly wait outside for your turn