BuyfromGroovy

Your vintage department store.

London, Ontario
| 5,927 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Your one-stop shop for all things antique and vintage. We really are your vintage department store. PLEASE READ the important info below. Click READ MORE shown underneath this message.
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Six important things to know about our shop and our listed items.
#1 - WE ARE CHATTY CATHIES! And, we do it to help our buyers make informed purchase decisions. We take a lot of time to provide detailed product descriptions and high-quality photos. We want our buyers to know exactly what they are purchasing and what they will receive. Accordingly, we ask shoppers to PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND VIEW EACH OF THE PRODUCT PHOTOS PROVIDED to help ensure your order will meet your expectations.

#2 - I SMELL SMOKE! We sell everything from tableware and barware, to books, board games and classic toys. Each of our antique and vintage items has been previously enjoyed by someone, somewhere. As a result, we cannot guarantee they have come only from smoke-free homes. Thinking back to the 50s and 60s for a minute when mom and dad might have had their Saturday morning coffee with their cigarettes at the kitchen table! In earlier times, cigarette smoking was as common as using our cell phone on lunch break is today. As a result, our items MAY HAVE A SMELL OF NICOTINE. Especially this can be true of non-washable items like books, lamp shades and board games. PLEASE CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY OF A NICOTINE SMELL WHEN MAKING A DECISION TO PURCHASE FROM THE SHOP. While this nicotine smell, if present, will normally dissipate entirely over time with proper airing, we want ONLY HAPPY HAPPY CUSTOMERS! If you are someone who is super sensitive to nicotine smells, vintage and antique items may not always work well for you. Hard goods, like porcelain and bone china, are easily washed and don't typically absorb odors. Paper and fabric items, however, can absorb and retain smells like nicotine and these items cannot be washed before being sent out to you. Please consider this fact when making a purchase from our shop.

# 3 - WE KEEP IT SIMPLE. Each of our listed items INCLUDES SHIPPING within North America. With the shipping included in the displayed prices, our buyers can quickly and easily see the full cost of the items they want to buy. Our FREE! NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPING GUARANTEE ALWAYS INCLUDES TRACKING AND INSURANCE. The only additional charge Canadian buyers will see at check-out with our FREE! SHIPPING option is the applicable provincial sales tax. These taxes are added and paid up-front during check out. US customers pay any state taxes at check out, however Customs Duties MAY be required to be paid and, if so, these will be charged at the time of your delivery or pick up. Orders shipping outside of North America can vary greatly in the shipping cost dependent upon the size and weight of the item(s) and the ship-to location. International orders (those going outside North America) DO NOT HAVE FREE SHIPPING. The cost to ship to your area will be shown on the listing once you enter the shipping location. International shipping prices also INCLUDE TRACKING AND INSURANCE. Any applicable taxes and | or Customs fees are additional. Taxes will be displayed and paid during check out. Customs fees ARE THE BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY AND MAY NEED TO BE PAID when your order is delivered. Both North American and international orders can access our Combined Shipping Discount by entering COMBINEDITEMDISCOUNT into the SHOP coupon code field at check-out. The Combined Shipping Discount is 20%.

#4 - WE BELIEVE EXPERIENCE COUNTS! and we use professional packing staff to parcel all orders to ensure your items reach you in the same condition as they left our warehouse. Shipping costs are very high - even domestically within Canada - (i.e., ONE coffee mug going from London ON to Toronto ON will cost about $29.90 with packing labor, materials and shipping fees included). And, we do over-pack everything with high-quality materials, using professional packers and shippers to ensure you receive your items in top-notch shape. Please consider that these costs are all included in the displayed prices for our North American customers.

#5 - WE ALL HATE WAITING! While we normally ship orders out within 24H of placement, the current COVID processes can lead to delays at the post office. Most postal and Customs Clearing locations around the world still have COVID processes in place which means fewer staff on hand to process parcels. This often leads to delivery disruptions. At this time, we are aware of SEVERE DELAYS for Customs Clearing of items coming into both the Los Angeles and Chicago hubs. There are also SEVERE! Customs delays reported in New Zealand and Australia at this time, where it can take them 2-3 weeks to clear international parcels. We ask that buyers please take the current COVID shipping delays into consideration when making a purchase and understand that there is nothing we can do on our end to speed up these Custom's processing times. If you are ordering something for a time-sensitive occasion like a birthday or Christmas, please consider choosing one of the EXPEDITED SHIPPING METHODS shown at check out (NOTE: additional charges for shipping will apply for expedited dispatch and this cost will be displayed when your ship method is selected). We dispatch all items timely at our end, but delivery delays have become the new normal. Always check your tracking for the most current information available on the whereabouts of your order.

And last but not at all least ...

#6 - WE ARE ALWAYS 100% AVAILABLE and ready to respond to any questions you may have about our listed items, our shop policies, or general queries or concerns about your order. Drop us a message using the Contact link at the top right of the page underneath the shop banner and we will get back to you within 24H to help.

Thanks and we wish you happy shopping with Groovy! and Etsy!
xo xo, Groovygirl!

Announcement

Last updated on 22 Apr, 2022

Your one-stop shop for all things antique and vintage. We really are your vintage department store. PLEASE READ the important info below. Click READ MORE shown underneath this message.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Six important things to know about our shop and our listed items.
#1 - WE ARE CHATTY CATHIES! And, we do it to help our buyers make informed purchase decisions. We take a lot of time to provide detailed product descriptions and high-quality photos. We want our buyers to know exactly what they are purchasing and what they will receive. Accordingly, we ask shoppers to PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND VIEW EACH OF THE PRODUCT PHOTOS PROVIDED to help ensure your order will meet your expectations.

#2 - I SMELL SMOKE! We sell everything from tableware and barware, to books, board games and classic toys. Each of our antique and vintage items has been previously enjoyed by someone, somewhere. As a result, we cannot guarantee they have come only from smoke-free homes. Thinking back to the 50s and 60s for a minute when mom and dad might have had their Saturday morning coffee with their cigarettes at the kitchen table! In earlier times, cigarette smoking was as common as using our cell phone on lunch break is today. As a result, our items MAY HAVE A SMELL OF NICOTINE. Especially this can be true of non-washable items like books, lamp shades and board games. PLEASE CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY OF A NICOTINE SMELL WHEN MAKING A DECISION TO PURCHASE FROM THE SHOP. While this nicotine smell, if present, will normally dissipate entirely over time with proper airing, we want ONLY HAPPY HAPPY CUSTOMERS! If you are someone who is super sensitive to nicotine smells, vintage and antique items may not always work well for you. Hard goods, like porcelain and bone china, are easily washed and don't typically absorb odors. Paper and fabric items, however, can absorb and retain smells like nicotine and these items cannot be washed before being sent out to you. Please consider this fact when making a purchase from our shop.

# 3 - WE KEEP IT SIMPLE. Each of our listed items INCLUDES SHIPPING within North America. With the shipping included in the displayed prices, our buyers can quickly and easily see the full cost of the items they want to buy. Our FREE! NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPING GUARANTEE ALWAYS INCLUDES TRACKING AND INSURANCE. The only additional charge Canadian buyers will see at check-out with our FREE! SHIPPING option is the applicable provincial sales tax. These taxes are added and paid up-front during check out. US customers pay any state taxes at check out, however Customs Duties MAY be required to be paid and, if so, these will be charged at the time of your delivery or pick up. Orders shipping outside of North America can vary greatly in the shipping cost dependent upon the size and weight of the item(s) and the ship-to location. International orders (those going outside North America) DO NOT HAVE FREE SHIPPING. The cost to ship to your area will be shown on the listing once you enter the shipping location. International shipping prices also INCLUDE TRACKING AND INSURANCE. Any applicable taxes and | or Customs fees are additional. Taxes will be displayed and paid during check out. Customs fees ARE THE BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY AND MAY NEED TO BE PAID when your order is delivered. Both North American and international orders can access our Combined Shipping Discount by entering COMBINEDITEMDISCOUNT into the SHOP coupon code field at check-out. The Combined Shipping Discount is 20%.

#4 - WE BELIEVE EXPERIENCE COUNTS! and we use professional packing staff to parcel all orders to ensure your items reach you in the same condition as they left our warehouse. Shipping costs are very high - even domestically within Canada - (i.e., ONE coffee mug going from London ON to Toronto ON will cost about $29.90 with packing labor, materials and shipping fees included). And, we do over-pack everything with high-quality materials, using professional packers and shippers to ensure you receive your items in top-notch shape. Please consider that these costs are all included in the displayed prices for our North American customers.

#5 - WE ALL HATE WAITING! While we normally ship orders out within 24H of placement, the current COVID processes can lead to delays at the post office. Most postal and Customs Clearing locations around the world still have COVID processes in place which means fewer staff on hand to process parcels. This often leads to delivery disruptions. At this time, we are aware of SEVERE DELAYS for Customs Clearing of items coming into both the Los Angeles and Chicago hubs. There are also SEVERE! Customs delays reported in New Zealand and Australia at this time, where it can take them 2-3 weeks to clear international parcels. We ask that buyers please take the current COVID shipping delays into consideration when making a purchase and understand that there is nothing we can do on our end to speed up these Custom's processing times. If you are ordering something for a time-sensitive occasion like a birthday or Christmas, please consider choosing one of the EXPEDITED SHIPPING METHODS shown at check out (NOTE: additional charges for shipping will apply for expedited dispatch and this cost will be displayed when your ship method is selected). We dispatch all items timely at our end, but delivery delays have become the new normal. Always check your tracking for the most current information available on the whereabouts of your order.

And last but not at all least ...

#6 - WE ARE ALWAYS 100% AVAILABLE and ready to respond to any questions you may have about our listed items, our shop policies, or general queries or concerns about your order. Drop us a message using the Contact link at the top right of the page underneath the shop banner and we will get back to you within 24H to help.

Thanks and we wish you happy shopping with Groovy! and Etsy!
xo xo, Groovygirl!

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About BuyfromGroovy

Sales 5,927
On Etsy since 2015

Your Vintage Department Store

Once a writer and graphic designer, I have been an avid collector of antique and vintage items for many years. In the Spring of 2015, I moved parts of my collection and business to the online world with Etsy.

I specialize in the sale of high-quality antique and vintage goods of all kinds: ironstone, stoneware, and fine bone china, fine art and limited-edition prints, vintage barware, vintage and antiquarian books, board games, puzzles, toys and other collectibles. The shop always carries a large selection of British Royalty items typically spanning the reigns of George V to Queen Elizabeth II.

Be sure to also check us out on www.buyfromgroovy.com, our Pattern site, where we list many discontinued and hard-to-find items, not yet old enough to be termed vintage.

You can also see more from Buy from Groovy and follow us on social media:
Website: www.buyfromgroovy.com
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/groovy_girl/boards
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buyfromgroovy/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/buyfromgroovy

As a wise woman once said, and I quote her ... "Collecting is an obsession, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a Fate. Collecting is most definitely not a hobby. Those who do it MUST do it" (Jeanette Winterson, Author). Amen.

PS - Be sure to add BuyfromGroovy to your list of favourite Etsy shops so you will be notified when new, vintage items (sounds like an oxymoron, but you know what I mean!) are added to the store and consider subscribing to our monthly blog at https://www.buyfromgroovy.com/blog.
xo xo,
- Groovygirl

Shop members

  • Groovy Girl

    Owner, Curator, Photographer, Generalist Guru

    When I was a graphic designer and Marketing Manager, many full moons ago, I was the original Groovygirl! Way before the dolls of the same name! Now, Groovy's full-time focus is on her Customers of vintage and antique goods.

  • Carl

    Dispatcher, Guru Of Packing, Shipping, Warehousing

    Packing is an art and Carl has mastered it. With experience garnered from within top transportation and dispatch firms, Carl will ensure your order is packed well so you receive your items in the same condition as when they left our warehouse.

  • The Muffinhead Caesar

    Assistant, Guru Of Totally 2 Cute!

    Muffin, the Yorkie, enjoys his meals much more when served in his Steelite bowls! Muffin recommends Steelite for all Yorkies, worldwide!

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Last updated on 11 May, 2022

Frequently asked questions

WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT? ARE PURCHASES SUBJECT TO SALES TAXES?

Payment methods: We accept payment via most major credit cards, Paypal and Etsy gift certificates.

Taxes on purchases: All purchases through BuyfromGroovy ARE subject to the addition of applicable taxes. Etsy collects all taxes. For orders shipping outside of Canada, Etsy collects tax at the rate set by the individual State or Country. On domestic (Canadian) orders tax is applied to the order on check-out as indicated by the Canadian Government's tax table.

DO YOU OFFER A LAYAWAY OR PAYMENT PLAN FOR ITEMS I WISH TO PURCHASE?

Currently, Buy from Groovy does NOT offer a layaway plan. However, where an interested Purchaser contacts us to request a HOLD or RESERVE on an item(s), we are most times happy to do so FOR UP TO 48 HOURS. If you require an item or items to be held longer than 48 hours, please message us to request these arrangements. In some cases, we may offer installment invoicing through PayPal, with the item(s) being sent out within five (5) business days FOLLOWING FULL PAYMENT OF ALL PAYPAL INVOICES.

DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS? DO YOU OFFER EXCHANGES? DO YOU ACCEPT ORDER CANCELLATIONS?

ALL SALES ARE FINAL! We do NOT! offer exchanges and we do NOT! accept cancellations of orders. We will accept returns of merchandise ONLY! IF WE HAVE ERRED in what was sent, or the item received varies from the description provided on the listing. We ask that Customers bring issues to our attention within FIVE (5) days of confirmed delivery. We believe a further delay in reporting an issue is unacceptable. Where a refund is warranted, meaning we made a mistake on your order, something we try very hard not to do, your refund is typically processed within two (2) BUSINESS days.

* DO NOT REFUSE DELIVERY AS A MEANS TO RETURN AN ITEM. Not only is the parcel NOT guaranteed to be returned to us, but the post office may charge additional fees. *

VINTAGE BOARD GAME, PUZZLE, VHS TAPE AND LP POLICY.

Board games, puzzles, video tapes are sold AS IS. We do our utmost to identify shortcomings or flaws, as they exist. Parts and pieces are inventoried and the status stated IN CAPS at the top of the listing. Games are checked for COMPLETENESS AND COSMETIC APPEARANCE.

NOTE: A nicotine smell MAY BE PRESENT! we cannot wash games and cannot know that all previous owners were non smokers only *PLEASE CONSIDER THIS BEFORE PURCHASING*

HOW IS THE CONDITION OF TABLEWARE AND CHINA QUANTIFIED?

MINT: NO! chips, nicks, cracks, crazing, fading, marks, stains, or scratches. Usually refers to an UNUSED item such as old store stock.
EXCELLENT: may show MILD! crazing, a fleabite, MINIMAL! fading, or edge wear. Defects will be stated in listing
VERY GOOD: item has NO! cracks, but may have nicks, MINIMAL crazing and or edge loss (where applicable) or fading. Defects will be stated in the listing.
GOOD! or FAIR: may present with ANY OR ALL OF the above issues. Defects will be stated in the listing. Best for use as an extra piece for your service, or as a decorative display item only.
SMELL OF SMOKE: We CANNOT guarantee the prior owner was a non-smoker. Items MAY HAVE A SMELL OF SMOKE.

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SHIPPING TIMEFRAME? WHAT IS THE AVERAGE DELIVERY TIMEFRAME?

Most items ship out within three (3) to five (5) BUSINESS days. Where there is a variance to this, such as the order of a large dinner service, or an order requiring a lot of time to package, we will provide an updated shipping time frame, where necessary.

Delivery to the USA is typically 7-10 BUSINESS days FOLLOWING the date of shipment. Canadian delivery is typically 3-5 BUSINESS days FOLLOWING shipment date, with the exception of addresses located in more remote areas of Canada such as Northern BC, the Yukon etc. In these remote areas, delivery times can be in the range of 7-10 BUSINESS days.

INTERNATIONAL orders ship within 3-5 BUSINESS days but delivery can vary from 10 to 30 days depending on destination country and ship method.

FREE! CANADA | USA SHIPPING | INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING | COMBINED SHIPPING DETAILS.

All Canada | US shipping charges are INCLUDED in shown prices. A 20% discount is offered on MOST items when purchasing two or more at the same time. Coupon code COMBINEDITEMDISCOUNT entered at check-out applies this credit. SOME ITEMS ARE EXEMPT FROM THE COMBINED SHIPPING DISCOUNT | FREE SHIPPING and this is noted on the affected listings.

We ALWAYS! over-pack items and use high-quality packaging materials. Great time and care is taken with packaging to ensure items are received in the same condition as when they left our warehouse.

International orders do NOT! ship free. If you live outside Canada or the USA the cost to ship your order is displayed when you select your location from the drop-down list of countries.

SIZING AND QUANTITY DETAILS.

All sizes are given in feet and inches, unless otherwise indicated and are approximations.

All items are listed individually and the price shown would be for a quantity of ONE (1), unless otherwise stated (i.e., SET of xx, PAIR of xx). Sometimes, BONUS! items are provided and where a BONUS! item is included, it will be referenced in the listing. Photos may show more than one (1) of the same item if more than one (1) is available. This is done to assist buyers, allowing them to see each of the available items to assess their quality and/or appearance given that they may receive any number of the shown items, depending upon the quantity ordered. We provide as many photos, normally, as space permits.

IS LOCAL PICK-UP AVAILABLE?

ALL purchase transactions are conducted through Etsy check-out, meaning there are NO! COD transactions available. This provides the Purchaser with Etsy Buyer Protection as the sale is conducted through Etsy. As of September, 2021 we no longer offer a local pick-up option. All items are shipped to Customers via Canada Post with tracking and insurance for loss.

DO YOU HAVE A STORE FRONT WE CAN VISIT?

All BuyfromGroovy sales are conducted online. We do NOT operate a brick-and-mortar storefront and we do NOT offer payment via phone, postal, or email transfer. All payments are made through Etsy online payment processing.