Announcement Birney Creek offers fine antiques and vintage items to customers in the US and around the world. Don't see your country listed? Contact me with your location for a fast shipping quote.
Birney Creek offers fine antiques and vintage items to customers in the US and around the world. Don't see your country listed? Contact me with your location for a fast shipping quote.
- All 867
- Home Decor 226
- Wall Decor 43
- Figurines/Collectibles 171
- Tabletop/Serving Pieces 167
- Transferware 40
- Crystal/Art & Milk Glass 115
- Accessories/Jewelry 59
- Handbags/Shoes/Hats 17
- Scent Bottles/Perfume 13
- Bookends 12
Kristen Valperga on Aug 17, 2016
BEAUTIFUL!!! Even more gorgeous in person
ksands3 on Aug 13, 2016
Good item at good price, fast shipping--I'm happy!
Candy G on Aug 2, 2016
Absolutely lovely Buffalo Pottery candle sticks. This was such a pleasant shopping experience. I'll be back! CG
Decorating with antiques: inspiration from the past
I have always loved antiques and have spent many weekends combing through crowded shelves in tiny out-of-the-way shops and antique malls searching for pieces to bring back home. Fueled by episodes of Antiques Roadshow, my treasure hunting expeditions also included stops at charity and consignment shops. As time went on, I got hooked on the hectic excitement of estate and barn sales - you never know what hidden gems may be inside!
I learned a lot from those experiences, and after moving to the UK, had fun checking out antiques fairs, car boot sales and auctions in and around the home counties. My interest in history and antiques dovetailed while I was living there, and a large part of my free time was spent soaking up the atmosphere of European stately homes and palaces, as well as fabulous museums like Sir John Soane's wonderful house in London.
After moving back to the States, I pursued my interest in antiques with a fresh perspective, slowly but surely adding to the pieces I found in Europe. Friends began asking me where I was sourcing pieces, and requesting that I look for certain things for them while I was out treasure hunting. One thing led to another, and as my inventory grew, I decided it was time to make things official and open up shop. After extensive research, I established an online home for Birney Creek here on Etsy, and haven't looked back since.
The inspiration behind my shop lies in real places like Isabella Stuart Gardner's Boston palazzo 'Fenway Court' as well as locations like Downton Abbey, fictional seat of PBS' aristocratic Crawley family: homes filled to the brim with fascinating and beautiful pieces. Birney Creek carries a little of everything from European and Asian antiques to mid century modern vintage and beyond. All of my pieces have one thing in common - they are well crafted and full of character.
Birney Creek reflects my belief that antiques and vintage items have a history behind them, and provide their new owners with a tangible link to the past. As collectors, we choose to accent our homes with pieces that speak to us in meaningful ways, creating one-of-a-kind personalized environments which can't be found in a catalogue.
We spend a lifetime gathering these cherished pieces, carefully selecting decorative accents which give our surroundings a special touch that reveals a little of our personalities. In effect, we curate our own galleries by transforming generic living space into homes that reflect what is important to us: historical eras we have an interest in, places we have been or dream of visiting someday, or simply an admiration of fine craftsmanship and artistry.
Birney Creek specializes in fine antiques and quality vintage collectibles sourced from estate sales, auctions, antique fairs, and tag sales. I buy the types of things that I would love to have in my own home - beautiful objects that embody timeless design along with a high standard of craftsmanship not often found in today's pieces. I enjoy nothing more than wandering around searching for that special something that piques my interest, and invite you to do just that here in my shop. Happy hunting!
I am a midwestern mom often seen about town with my two rescue dogs in tow searching for great antique and vintage finds.
Chief Photographer And Spreadsheet Guru
My husband is responsible for all of Birney Creek's fantastic photography. He keeps a mean spreadsheet and handles other behind-the-scenes tasks that free me up for reconnaissance and research.
My Son Jeeves
My (usually) willing assistant is happy to help schlep packing materials or to carry cumbersome parcels to the Post Office. I would be lost without him!
Casey and Darby
These girls are partial to barn sales and love to sniff out special finds.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
How do I buy something on Etsy?
New to Etsy? For more information about the purchasing process, check out this helpful step-by-step guide: www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Do you have a layaway plan?
I offer layaway on items priced in excess of $100. Please contact me for specific terms and conditions.
Can I expedite shipping?
Normally, orders will be packed and mailed within 2 business days of receiving payment. Shipping can be expedited - please contact me before purchase so I can determine the most expedient and cost effective shipping method.
Is my purchase insured?
All purchases are fully insured. Please note that all purchases in excess of $250 will be shipped with signature confirmation service.
My item was damaged in the mail. What do I do?
In the unlikely event that an item is damaged in shipment, please notify me immediately upon receipt of the parcel and I will provide you with information regarding filing a claim with USPS or with the shipping agent in question. Do not return items damaged in shipping before contacting me as doing so will void shipping insurance terms.
Please photograph the damaged item and all packing materials for insurance documentation purposes - multiple photos are recommended. Be sure to keep all the original packaging, as well as all pieces of the damaged item. USPS or the shipping agent in question will ask to examine the parcel when the claim is filed.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - global shipping is available! My shop has shipped parcels to happy customers in dozens of countries located on 6 continents. If you don't see your country listed as a shipping destination, please contact me for a shipping quote to your location.