CatherinesVintageJoy

Ye Olde Stuffeths Shoppe

Florida, United States · 111 Sales

CatherinesVintageJoy

Ye Olde Stuffeths Shoppe

Florida, United States 111 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(41)

Announcement   Welcome to my "Vintage Joy" Stuffeths Shoppe!
I hail from a long, long, long, *sigh* loooong line of collectors.
We are a proud, self-proclaimed, family of pack-rats!

Please note: I'm not in the antiques "business" - I am NOT purchasing more items to sell. I applaud those who are in that 'business', but that is not me. I am a jeweler (please see my other Etsy shops, listed below.) This shop is my attempt at whittling down what my family has accumulated through the generations... when it's gone/sold, it's gone. I will not get another one!

Please visit all my Etsy Shops:
Catherine's Jewelry: CatherinesJewelry.etsy.com
Catherine's Up/Recycled: CatherinesMOUSE.etsy.com
Catherine's Supply: CatherinesSupply.etsy.com
Catherine's Vintage: CatherinesVintageJoy.etsy.com
Steel Baroque (seasonal): SteelBaroque.etsy.com

I'm a proud member of these Etsy teams:
>Florida Etsy Street Team
>Central Florida Etsians
>Etsy Trade-a-holics
>Southeastern United States Vintage Sellers
>Vintage Lovers
>Disneyana
and a Self-Representing Artist in Jewelry Design (SRAJD member #3439)

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

Welcome to my "Vintage Joy" Stuffeths Shoppe!
I hail from a long, long, long, *sigh* loooong line of collectors.
We are a proud, self-proclaimed, family of pack-rats!

Please note: I'm not in the antiques "business" - I am NOT purchasing more items to sell. I applaud those who are in that 'business', but that is not me. I am a jeweler (please see my other Etsy shops, listed below.) This shop is my attempt at whittling down what my family has accumulated through the generations... when it's gone/sold, it's gone. I will not get another one!

Please visit all my Etsy Shops:
Catherine's Jewelry: CatherinesJewelry.etsy.com
Catherine's Up/Recycled: CatherinesMOUSE.etsy.com
Catherine's Supply: CatherinesSupply.etsy.com
Catherine's Vintage: CatherinesVintageJoy.etsy.com
Steel Baroque (seasonal): SteelBaroque.etsy.com

I'm a proud member of these Etsy teams:
>Florida Etsy Street Team
>Central Florida Etsians
>Etsy Trade-a-holics
>Southeastern United States Vintage Sellers
>Vintage Lovers
>Disneyana
and a Self-Representing Artist in Jewelry Design (SRAJD member #3439)

Catherine Templeton

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Catherine Templeton

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About

I am an only child...

...of an only child, of an only daughter, of a long family line of pack-rats.
*sigh*
It has ALL funneled down to me.
Most of the everyday furniture used in our house dates from the 1880/90's - and I LOVE every bit of it!!!

The *problem* started in the 1980's - when I was a new bride, and setting up my own household. We didn't have all this STUFF yet - not one stick of furniture (a folding yard chair, small b/w TV, and a single camping mattress excepted.) I didn't realize the heirloom funnel that hung over my head! I grew up surrounded by antiques ~ home just isn't 'home' without them. So, naturally, that was what I wanted for my house. And, with our college (negative) incomes, it was all we could afford. But hey - remember, Shabby Chic was tres chic in the 80's.

I bought and 'collected' like mad, well - as money allowed.
I remember one time I found an unmarked silver Conn saxophone; what a treasure! (Both hubby and I were Music Majors.) The bell of the saxophone was decorated in an almost pierced fashion, with this gorgeous swirl and flower design. I cleaned it up and tested it out - it played beautifully. I took it in to show to one of my music professors, who confirmed it was indeed a rare Conn horn, and promptly offered me well over twice what I had paid for it. OMG! I'd found us 2 months rent. Wow! But, I never thought of selling antiques as a business; that is, until the last time we moved.

We've moved many times in our now 25 years of marriage - but this last time was the LAST time. (Period!) As the boxes were piling up in the middle of the house, I realized many of them had been packed (and were still packed) from several moves back. What?!?

See, I used to redecorate each season and for every holiday - I'm talkin' completely redo the house... switch out pictures in their frames, use a different set of dishes, different color scheme - towels, tableclothes, curtains... sometimes even paint or paper a room, AND rearrange the furniture. It was fun! We didn't have kids yet. I was nuts!

Anyway, when I saw all those boxes - piled to the ceiling - in every room of our big new house - I realized...
We just have TOO MUCH stuff.
There, I said it!
*rolls eyes at self*
WAY too much STUFF!

And, that's what this shop is for... THAT stuff (not the family heirlooms so much - they will get passed on to my 'only child' someday.)

At this point, I do not have any plans to purchase 'stock' items for this shop. The idea is to get rid of stuff, not add more!


Please visit all my Etsy Shops:
Catherine's Jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinesJewelry
Catherine's Up/Recycled: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinesMOUSE
Catherine's Supply: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinesSupply
Catherine's Vintage: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinesVintageJoy
Steel Drum Music (seasonal): http://www.etsy.com/shop/SteelBaroque

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  • Catherine Templeton

    Owner, Curator, ...it's ALL Me...

    This is me ~ with my little only child, back in 2004. See the collection of Disney Princesses on the mantel behind us? Yup. Those are hers. We started her off collecting things early! At 9, her favorite thing to collect was lizards - in the yard. Ugh

Shop policies

Last updated on April 24, 2016
Hello ~ Welcome to Catherine's VintageJoy - my Etsy shop for Vintage Goods

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I prefer PayPal, but other payment methods are also accepted. With PayPal, your item will ship within 3 days (actually, unless there's a holiday, it will ship with the next mail pick up!) Money orders, Certified and Personal checks take longer to ship due to bank clearance time.

If you'd like to trade, please convo me first and we'll work out the details. :-D
Shipping
I gladly combine shipping charges to save you money! Remember, shipping charges include more than just the postage - I use quality jewelry boxes with cotton lining, tissue paper, bubble wrap, envelopes, ink, and labels too. All items will ship within 1-3 days of receiving your payment, via USPS with included tracking numbers. Etsy will send an email when the package is shipped.

Insurance is available at the buyers request. Please convo me to add insurance.
Refunds and Exchanges
No returns/refunds on used items. All vintage items are used, and all sales are final.

>>>Remember, rules are really just guidelines... If you are truly dissatisfied with our transaction, please contact me and I'll see what I can do. ;-)
Additional policies and FAQs
I take great care when photographing my items to be sure the color is correct and every angle of the item is shown. If you feel an item has been misrepresented in any way, please convo me; together we will find a solution. Remember, different monitors may display colors differently. Please make sure you want what you are getting and you get what you want. Don't hesitate to convo me for extra pictures BEFORE placing your order.

Name: Catherine Templeton
Website: www.CatherinesJewelry.com
E-mail: Catherine [!at] CatherinesJewelry.com
Shop jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinesJewelry
Shop up-recycled: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinesMOUSE
Shop supply: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinesSupply
Shop vintage: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinesVintageJoy
Shop steel drum music: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SteelBaroque
Blog: www.CatherinesJewelry.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/catherine-templeton/61/791/629
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I am trade friendly so if you see something you would like to trade for, just send me a convo.