You can always find treasures in the basement

Helotes, Texas | 112 Sales


You can always find treasures in the basement

Helotes, Texas 112 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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I owe my store to my Grandma

My grandmother is someone who has inspired me so much. She is 90 something young and just as spunky as she has always been. Her house is still the same from when I was younger -everything red and leopard print, her ceiling covered in glitter, vintage items everywhere. It is still one of my favorite places to be.

When I first decided to get into buying and selling, I started by refinishing old furniture. One of my first pieces was a large desk that someone had covered in a garish yellow. I stripped it, fixed up some of the wood, and repainted it a dark cobalt blue and changed out the hardware, something I think my grandmother would have loved. I hated to sell it, but knowing someone else would love it just as much I did made it easier.

I opened up a booth in one of my local craft stores, selling some of my own items. I opened up my business , Bolduc's Basement, and worked on it part-time while still being a full-time teacher. While working on my booth, I started talked to the other women there, learning about their vintage items, what their tricks were for finding bargains, and soon I found myself going to good wills and thrift stores looking for hidden treasures.

What I noticed was that I was, more often than not, looking for items that I saw in my grandmothers house. I'd see a anchor-hawking glass and know that there is the exact same one sitting in my grandmother's cupboard. I'd see an antique S&P shaker and know my grandmother had it in her collection.

I opened a second booth closer to home, and then when it became too strenuous with balancing my home life (taking care of demanding dogs and a cat, as well as my daughter before she went to college) so I just kept up the one close to home. When rent became too much, I started selling exclusively online.

To me, everything I have in my store is a treasure. Much like my grandmother's house, where she has some of everything, I hope that people can find a little bit of everything in my basement.

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 3, 2015
Thank you for visiting Bolduc's Basement!
I love vintage and reuse/repurpose vintage items.

If you have ANY QUESTIONS about an item please contact me before purchase

FEEDBACK: Please take a minute to leave me positive feedback about the product. I always enjoy reading how a buyer is going to use an item or what it means to them, etc.

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Returns and exchanges
NO REFUNDS - NO RETURNS: I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Most of my items are one of a kind, handmade or vintage and I don't have replacements. Vintage items can be easily damaged or altered from their original state, thus why I do not accept returns or offer refunds. I package items as carefully as I can so that they can withstand the shipping process and arrive exactly the way they left here. All items are in "as is" condition.
Please pay within 3 days of purchase
I have a limited amount of time to get items shipped, I try to ship ASAP but it isn't always possible.
PLEASE contact me if time is of the essence BEFORE you purchase an item. Report card and parent conference week will usually take me 3 to 5 days for packaging and shipping.

NO shipping charges if you are willing to pick up, San Antonio Tx, 1604 & Bandera Rd area only! I will also do free local delivery for the same area -

I don't offer refunds but I am willing to work with you to make sure you are happy with your purchase.
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PHOTOS: Depending on monitor settings, the photos may appear darker or lighter or have a different colored tone than the actual item. Photos can be taken in sunlight, shade, indoors with various types of lighting, backgrounds and accessories/props around, with or without a flash or with an "up close", "distance", or "normal" camera setting or even on a flat bed scanner, etc. Please note that I describe my items to the best of my ability, I am honest in disclosing materials and condition of materials. I make no warranties, expressed or implied.

PROPS: Unless noted otherwise, props used when taking photos of the item for sale, are not included with the item being sold.