Retro and Vintage Collectibles

Lake Zurich, Illinois
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Daisy's Attic

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Last updated on Nov 12, 2022

Hey there! Thanks for stopping in. Taking some time to grieve a loved one. Will be back in full swing as soon as possible.

If you have any questions on current orders or shop items we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.

Daisy's Attic

Karen Franks

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About DaisysAttic

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On Etsy since 2009

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Bringing you back to a simpler time

I have always loved vintage items. The way they look, feel or even smell rustles up a memory of my childhood. I never realized I had such a passion for the past until I found some old mugs in a thrift store back in 2009. Trying times called for finding alternate ways to bring in money so naturally I gravitated to what some call "old stuff". This is where picking came in. I found myself drawn to kitchen wares, particularly the 40's thru the 60's with the 1950's leading the pack. Necessary research turned into a fun pastime. I can't get enough of it. I am slowly branching out into vintage home décor and hope to bring even more vintage fun to the mix. Currently you can find items in my shop from the 1940's thru the 1980's.

The shop is called Daisy's Attic, named after a very special family member Daisy, a beautiful spunky rat terrier who stole out hearts back in 2002. As a stray she landed on our back deck and has been a part of the family ever since. She personally sniffs every piece of the past that comes into our home. I guess she is giving it her seal of approval. We lost her in April of 2015 from kidney disease and a number of other issues. I swear I can still hear her jump off the couch when I walk thru the house. She will always be with us in spirit :)

Today I enjoy finding pieces of the past for others to enjoy. Whether its a mixing bowl your grandmother used or an ashtray your grandfather rested his pipe on its a piece of history that fills my shop. Pyrex, Fire King, depression glass and mid century housewares to name a few. Every piece is special to someone and that makes it special enough for me to hunt down and offer to you.

Shop members

  • Karen Franks

    Owner, Picker Of All Things Old

    Wife and mother, living in Lake Zurich, IL. Picker/seller of all things old, mostly vintage kitchenalia. Currently looking for a new home which translates into a mid century untouched beauty. In the meantime I'm having fun finding the past :)

  • Daisy

    Best Furry Companion Ever

    This is Daisy, muse for the shop. She sniffed every bag coming in and wagged her tail at boxes going out. She was a good assistant. She passed in April of 2015. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her. Until we meet again :)

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Daisy's Attic where shopping in your slippers is a must. Now grab your favorite libation for a bit of virtual window shopping!

We specialize in mid century, retro and vintage housewares and home decor. We want you to find that one item that brings you back to a simpler time. The one item that mom or grandma relied on in the kitchen or the favorite ashtray grandpa rested his pipe or cigar on. Items that spark a memory from the past.

Feel free to browse around and stay for awhile. We are open 24/7 for your shopping convenience! We take pride in customer service so rest assured you can shop with confidence.

Our philosophy and policies are simple. We run the store with honor and trust. We try to be truthful with all descriptions and we welcome any and all questions that you might have on an item. We want your shopping experience to be a pleasant one from start to finish as your satisfaction is our main goal.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.


We prefer PayPal for all payments. It protects both the buyer and the seller. We will also accept money orders/cashier checks and personal checks. Personal checks have to clear the bank before your purchase will be shipped. If you have a delay in payment, please notify us as soon as possible as exceptions can always be made. On the 3rd business day without notification your purchase will be canceled.


We will ship your item to you in the most cost effective manner. Your purchase will ship within 24 hours of a cleared payment. Most proccessing and shipping of orders is done during business hours Monday thru Friday. If there is a delay in shipping we will promptly notify you. If a mistake has been made on the shipping cost where you have grossly overpaid on one or a multiple item order, we will promptly reimburse the difference.

Insurance will be included on all fragile items.