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Hi! My name is Veronica.
I live a simple drama-free happy life in a big old turn of 20th century Carpenter-Gothic farmhouse in Raymond, Maine, USA just outside of Portland. My little slice of Heaven-in-the-country is forever under reconstruction and is a combination house/warehouse for Surrender Dorothy's vintage goods and also a workshop for locally sold handmade goods.

I've been buying collecting and selling antiques for a very very long time and time is a great teacher.
Years of experience and study have taught me how to spot the subtle differences between authentic vintage/antique goods and goods that look like they might be old but aren't.
I'll tell you this, it's not the kind of learning you…

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  • Born on April 21
  • Joined January 12, 2008

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About

Just want to shop? Go here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SurrenderDorothy

Hi! My name is Veronica.
I live a simple drama-free happy life in a big old turn of 20th century Carpenter-Gothic farmhouse in Raymond, Maine, USA just outside of Portland. My little slice of Heaven-in-the-country is forever under reconstruction and is a combination house/warehouse for Surrender Dorothy's vintage goods and also a workshop for locally sold handmade goods.

I've been buying collecting and selling antiques for a very very long time and time is a great teacher.
Years of experience and study have taught me how to spot the subtle differences between authentic vintage/antique goods and goods that look like they might be old but aren't.
I'll tell you this, it's not the kind of learning you get from reading a book over a weekend ...or even a dozen books over a few months. It's an education you get from stuff like:
Crawling around in funky old attics and musty dirty cellars searching for treasures.
Listening to people who've been in the antiques business for decades.
Visiting historic places and museums on weekends for fun.
Starting weird and wonderful collections.
Getting really burned on several pricey purchases of what you thought were great old pieces.
Skulking around in those really good antiques shops.
Pouring over specialty trade publications.
Talking to old people.
Studying History and Art and Fashion and Music.
... but most of all, loving with all of my heart what I do.

This is a weird and crazy-making business and it certainly isn't for everyone. Many of the most successful antiques and vintage shops I know of are run by folks well beyond the half century mark. Why? Because that's how long it takes to get really good at this biz.

I'm still learning new stuff about old stuff every day and this education process never ends for me... and I've learned one other very important thing about selling vintage goods; My reputation rides on every single item displayed in my shops. It IS what I say it is. Period. If I have any doubt whatsoever about the authenticity of ANYTHING I might consider listing here and I can't nail the era it came from, I WON'T Sell It. ( here or anywhere else.)
Period.

Surrender Dorothy has taken The Honest Vintage Pledge:
“Everything that I have tagged as vintage goods in my shop is at very least twenty years old or older. I stake my reputation on it.”

We are an Earth-friendly shop & often re-use clean boxes and packing materials still in good condition. (If you would prefer new shipping stuff, please let us know.)
We are delighted to combine shipping for multiple purchases both here and in our IkarosFalls shop, just ask!

I believe that currently there are no outstanding warrants for me in the State of Maine.

Proud member of Etsy Vintage Team! Visit my Team Profile Page at: http://team.etsy.com/profilest/vintage.shtml
Find me on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/herroyalmajesty/
I have These Etsy Accounts:
SurrenderDorothy
IkarosFalls
HerRoyalMajestyBags
QueenMotherLode (an empty shop I've never used)
and UmaOscar my original buyer account from 06.

At this point in life, I've decided that my prices are fair enough for our own family members as they are and I'm not up to haggling prices. So please don't make offers or ask us for discounts. (Thanks for understanding.)

Don't see what your looking for? Hey! Just ask! Surrender Dorothy's vintage inventory stash is VAST! Maybe I've got just the very thing you need in the barn... you never know.
XO,
Veronica

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