BEHIND THE SCREEN

In a nutshell – we are a small (ish) online shop, that offer a handpicked selection of Homeware & Decor products, which also make fantastic Gifts!

 Our suppliers are all proudly South African small businesses, mostly based in the Western Cape, with a couple spread throughout the rest of SA.

OUR

Friendly

FACES

DIRK & MARIAAN TOLKEN

A husband and wife team, located in Bloubergrant, a small Cape Town Suburb overlooking Table Mountain and the West Coast.

While I (Mariaan) run most of the day-to-day tasks, like:

Sourcing our amazing range of products.

Uploading products, blog posts & other content to our website.

Dealing with both suppliers & customers to manage orders.

Managing social media & other marketing channels.

Dirk takes care of the back-end technical stuff of the online shop & website.

But more importantly – is always ready to hand me a glass of wine at the end of those occasional more challenging days… 🍷😍

Fun Facts

ABOUT US

  • Mariaan grew up in a small Bolandse Dorpie called Wellington.
  • Dirk grew up in Durbanville, a Northern suburb of Cape Town.
  • We are both Afrikaans, but speak English deliciously. 😉
  • Mariaan was a MakeUp Artist for 20 years, and now continues to live out her creativity in other ways within That Little Shop.
  • Dirk is a water baby, that has braved the freezing cold waters of the West Coast for most of his life to catch that perfect wave on a Longboard or Bodyboard.
  • We met & got married quite late in our lives, and while we have been through a  challenging journey trying to conceive & carry to term, we have not given up hope that God will still bless us with that little miracle when the time is right. 🙏
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