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9MilesOfWonder

9 MILES OF EPHEMERA & ANTIQUES, Oddities For All.

Portland, Oregon · 214 Sales

9MilesOfWonder

9 MILES OF EPHEMERA & ANTIQUES, Oddities For All.

Portland, Oregon 214 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(57)

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cdavid

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Note from shop owner I have temporarily closed my shop as I will be out of town.
Please feel free to contact me with interest in items and I will respond at my earliest convenience to let you know if i can process your order.
Thanks for looking!
Cheers,
cdavid

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2016

I have temporarily closed my shop as I will be out of town.
Please feel free to contact me with interest in items and I will respond at my earliest convenience to let you know if i can process your order.
Thanks for looking!
Cheers,
cdavid

cdavid

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(57)
Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson on Sep 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love it! Shipped fast and well packaged.

mattherman

mattherman on Jun 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Easy to deal with, was very flexible on method of shipping, purchase came exactly as described. Thanks for helping me through my first Etsy experience, and for being so patient!

WENDY HOFFMAN

WENDY HOFFMAN on Mar 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A FINE SELLER. EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION AND OVERALL PROFESSIONAL APPROACH. LOOK FORWARD TO FUTURE DEALINGS WITH THIS SELLER.

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About

The Stories Behind The Stuff

My driving forces in life (besides my beautiful children) are History, Found Objects, Ephemera, Antiques, & Creative Re-Use. The thread connecting all of these passions is stories. Each object holds a tale which the finder can choose to unfold.

The poet, Pablo Neruda has said it best for me in his poem "Ode To Common Things":

I love
all
things....
these buttons
and wheels
and little forgotten
treasures,
fans upon
whose feathers
love has scattered
its blossoms,
glasses, knives and
scissors--
all bear
the trace
of someone's fingers
on their handle or surface,
the trace of a distant hand
lost
in the depths of forgetfulness

-an excerpt from Pablo Neruda's
"ODE TO COMMON THINGS"

I love to discover the "forgotten treasures," learn their stories, and place them back in the open for the world to see.

Through my work as a Property Master for Theatre , Film, & TV, I actually am paid to go out and shop for these treasures from our past which will then be used to tell new stories.

While living in Philadelphia, I had the joy of telling these stories in another way thru Found Object Art. The wonderful tribe of the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers (http://dumpsterdivers.org/) welcomed me in as a fellow traveler. This loose band of scavengers reuses the discarded materials they find to make incredible decorative and functional art work. Thru the examples set by the sages of this group I found inspiration to tell my own stories with discarded materials. While I have not made the space or time for these projects recently, I yearn to set up a shop space soon for these endeavors.
In collaboration with the Divers, we also set up a non-profit materials exchange called Please Take M.e. which served as a clearinghouse of materials for artists, arts organizations, and teachers.

Now resettled in Portland, Oregon (via Nine Mile Falls, WA) I have the joyful job of working on the TV show GRIMM as the Assistant Property Master.

When not on set you will find me sorting, photographing and scanning some of the treasures I have found in the last 20 plus years of collecting.

I look forward to sharing my finds with you.

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  • cdavid

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    A Prop Master for Film & TV by profession A Found Object art maker by passion A collector of Ephemera & Antiques by compulson Trying desperately not to become one ofthe cast of Hoarders!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 27, 2014
Hope you enjoy browsing thru 9 Miles of Vintage on Etsy. Please ask if you are looking for something particular and don't see it listed as I have a large stock not yet online.

Also please note shipping is done on a weekly basis.

If you have a need for speed ask me for details and pricing on expedited shipping. Always ready to help make sure that last minute purchase arrives on time for your special event.

Please see shipping policies for details.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
Payments will be made thru Paypal or via direct credit card charge for all items unless otherwise agreed to by seller and buyer. Payments are due upon purchase of the item(s).
If you live in Washington state, we will need to charge the appropriate sales tax.
Shipping
I will ship via the most affordable means possible unless a specific method is mutually agreed upon.
I always insure if it is within the shipping costs paid.

If you would like to definitely have insurance for shipment please let me know prior to shipping and I will check to make sure that is within the shipping costs listed or will make the adjustment to the shipping price with your consent.

You may be able to expedite or upgrade your shipping if you communicate your desire to do so prior to the sale.

Confirmation of receipt will be requested at the buyer's request..

NOTE TO OVERSEAS BUYERS: If the total value of your purchases exceeds $75.00, REGISTERED INTERNATIONAL MAIL MAY BE REQUIRED. THE REGISTRY FEE CHARGED BY THE U.S. POST OFFICE IS $12.95 PLUS INTERNATIONAL PACKAGE RATE POSTAGE BY WEIGHT.
For Shipments valued at $199 or more Express Insured International Mail will cost $35.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds will gladly be made for items which have been damaged if insurance is purchased or if item are not able to be delivered in the time frame we have agreed upon prior to sale.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are always welcome.

Need a frame for that new piece you are buying? I have a stock if frames for most items in my shop and many local sources for affordable frames.

Please let me know prior to purchase so that we can be sure I am able to provide what you need.

Custom print orders available on most paper items.
Want that piece in a different size or printed on a specialty paper? I have several local printers I work with for custom orders at affordable prices.

Ask and we will make it happen for you !