DebsBetterThanNew

Fun Vintage Finds and Repurposed Accessories

Louisiana, United States · 23 Sales

DebsBetterThanNew

Fun Vintage Finds and Repurposed Accessories

Louisiana, United States 23 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

Announcement   Musicmama1 has merged with this shop to become DebsBetterThanNew.

This shop offers you the best of my findings from my treks around town. The items are all previously loved, but "better than new" because of the stories they could tell! Everything has been gently cleaned and will be lovingly packed to send your way for a second chance at life!

Re-newed paper items are also featured here. Tossed-out food and beverage wrappers, maps, books, sheet music, etc. become fun, useful zipper pouches, wallets, or purses that make a statement.

Not old---it's Better Than New! (Sort of like me!)

This shop represents what was once two separate shops. I have sold over 200 repurposed bags on Etsy with happy owners all over the U.S. and across the Big Pond. Now you can see all my better-than-new stuff in one location!

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 1, 2016

Musicmama1 has merged with this shop to become DebsBetterThanNew.

This shop offers you the best of my findings from my treks around town. The items are all previously loved, but "better than new" because of the stories they could tell! Everything has been gently cleaned and will be lovingly packed to send your way for a second chance at life!

Re-newed paper items are also featured here. Tossed-out food and beverage wrappers, maps, books, sheet music, etc. become fun, useful zipper pouches, wallets, or purses that make a statement.

Not old---it's Better Than New! (Sort of like me!)

This shop represents what was once two separate shops. I have sold over 200 repurposed bags on Etsy with happy owners all over the U.S. and across the Big Pond. Now you can see all my better-than-new stuff in one location!

Deb Flowers

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Deb Flowers

ReCyClEd Zipper Pouch from Snack Wrapper Pita
US$7.00
Handmade Paper Notebook Journal from Nepal
US$6.00
ReCyClEd Snack Wrapper Zipper Pouch--Ginger
US$7.00
Recycled Scottish Candy Wrappers Zipper Pouch
US$10.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(6)
lisa

lisa on Jun 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great zipper pouch! So creative! It will be perfect, for when we go to Universal Studios. Fabulous customer service and e-mails. Would definitely buy from again.

Paula Gardner

Paula Gardner on Oct 1, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

My patterns arrived promptly and were well packaged to protect the folder during shipment. The contents were pristine... exactly as described.

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About

Better Than New

Don't get me wrong---I do love new things. But there is something intriguing about finding an item that represents another lifetime.

I especially love anything that reminds me of grandma. If it looks like it would have been comfortable in grandma's house, it comes home with me!

This shop opened to keep my family from being buried under all the wonderful items I find on my treks to garage sales, estate sales and flea markets. Thank you for keeping us from being stars on the next episode of Hoarders!

Another of my passions is giving new life to potential throw-aways. Anything that can be subjected to a sewing machine has a chance of being repurposed.

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  • Deb

    Owner

    I loved old things even before I became one! I hang around estate sales, flea markets and garage sales to find unique vintage items. I also love giving new life to throw-away items bound for the landfill.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 23, 2012
Welcome to Debs Better Than New! For years I have collected findings from estate sales, yard sales and antique stores. Check back often to see what I've discovered--sometimes a little quirky, but always interesting and unique.

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I attempt to ship all packages out within 48 hours of receiving payment.
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If there is any problem with your order, please convo me so I can work it out with you. I want you to love what you purchase from me.