Trash to Treasure

Virginia, United States · 26 Sales


Trash to Treasure

Virginia, United States 26 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Trash to Treasure creates Thrifty Couture and home accessories, including handbags, carryalls, clutches, and candle and coffee cozies.


Trash to Treasure creates Thrifty Couture and home accessories, including handbags, carryalls, clutches, and candle and coffee cozies.


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Anonymous on 01 Oct, 2012

5 out of 5 stars


Anonymous on 01 Oct, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I love my shirt! I can wear my college colors without it being a plain on t-shirt! Thanks, Trash to Treasure! n

Anonymous on 05 Sep, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

thank you, its beautiful and it fits perfectly! I love it!

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Trash to Treasure creates thrifty couture handbags and accessories.

I come from a long line of "tinkerers" and my need to rework and re-invent hit a fever pitch during a blizzard a few years ago that left us stranded in the house for days. When we were finally able to dig ourselves out, I had reworked several itchy wooly sweaters that I loved and couldn't bear to part with (but also couldn't bear to wear) into great "go-with-everything" handbags and the little idea that had been germinating in my brain for a while, Trash to Treasure, took root.

I began to refashion friends sweaters, dresses, bits of vintage fabrics that I'd collected into different types of bags and embellishments, feeling that everything has a story, and when you can weave it all together and give it a new life, its story is somehow given a new chapter. One of my favorite custom bags was made from a child's favorite dress, long outgrown but forever full of memories.

The fabric rosettes I had initially affixed to the sweater bags were the inspiration for my candle and coffee cozies, two things that I love and that I found lend themselves easily to accessorizing. The beauty of working with reclaimed fabrics is that no matter how much or how little, you can still add a touch of meaning and history to either what you wear or keep in your home.

I've since began incorporating new fabrics with vintage ones in order to be able to be able to make a favorite bag over and over again.

My business has allowed me to meet some wonderful people; I have seen the joy of recognition of a loved piece of fabric or stitching fashioned into something that can be enjoyed by a whole different generation and most importantly, look at things from every angle..things are often lovelier than they appear.

Thanks for stopping in to Trash to Treasure, I hope you stay awhile and come back often.


Shop members

  • Haydee

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I have a deep and enduring love affair with yesteryear. The smell of mothballs and dusty attics quickens my pulse and I think Scarlett O'Hara had the right idea with that drapery dress. Thrifty and uniquely YOU, that's Trash to Treasure.

Shop policies

Last updated on 13 June, 2012
Hello and Welcome to Trash to Treasure! We've been creating thrifty couture handbags and accessories for many years (my mother is a brilliant seamstress) and hope you find something you like!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If your purchase arrives damaged, you discover a defect or you are unsatisfied with your purchase within the first 14 days of its arrival, please feel free to send it back. Upon receipt and inspection of the item, we'll gladly credit your account (usually within 2-3 business days).

There is never any restocking fee.

For customized items, all sales are final.

If there is a mistake in your order (including custom orders), or a defect that was somehow overlooked, we will do our best to address it. We take great care to get things right, and will do everything we can to ensure you are happy with your purchase.
PayPal and major credit cards are accepted. Payment is expected at the time your order is placed.

Etsy is very user-friendly. If you are new to Etsy, here is a link to help you out with your purchase:
Your items ship by 5pm the next business day from the day of your purchase and you will receive a confirmation that your items are on their way.

We ship Monday through Friday except UPS holidays.

Packages are typically sent USPS Priority Mail. Expedited shipping can be arranged by contacting service [!at] and letting us know when you'd like your items to arrive.

There are no handling fees, just handling with care.

Custom items take up to 7 business days before they are shipped.

Items lost in the mail, unclaimed, or undeliverable are not refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
We're happy to work with you on a custom order, please contact us at service [!at] if you are interested in creating your own Treasure.