Announcement Welcome into my imagination of “FairyLace Designs” treasures made by me to adorn you and your home, or if you prefer shop through my collections of vintage wares to fill your wishes.
Welcome into my imagination of “FairyLace Designs” treasures made by me to adorn you and your home, or if you prefer shop through my collections of vintage wares to fill your wishes.
- All 424
- Art Gallery & Plaques 10
- Branded Collectibles 18
- FairyLace Handmade 53
- Fine Glass & Porcelain 23
- Happy Holidays 49
- Sew,Crafts,Notions 94
- Vintage Animal Friends 21
- Vintage Books 15
- Vintage Clothing,Linens 5
- Vintage CookBooks 19
- Vintage Jewelry 38
- Vintage Music Items 10
- Vintage Plates & Dishes 21
- Vintage Postcards 39
- Vintage Pottery 8
Saffron Empire on Oct 27, 2016
Fab pattern as described - well packaged & prompt delivery :)
Saffron Empire on Oct 27, 2016
Lovely pattern as described - well packaged & prompt delivery :)
NURY WELCH on Oct 17, 2016
So very amazing, perfect size for my tiny carrousel. Thank you very much❤️
gabymeilij on Oct 17, 2016
The saucers are precious, and they match two small cups I bought at a thrift shop in NYC. Thank you Dawn, the package arrived in perfect condition, you did a great job!
Making Old Memories Beautiful and Useful Again
I hadn't planned this, When the job market suddenly changed for people in the Medical Management field and I found myself suddenly unemployed after 3 decades,it was time to stop looking for the same job again. It was time to take a deep breath and like so many other people before me say, Why Can't I.........
Why Can't I do what makes me happy, I learned to knit and crochet as a little girl sitting on my Great Great Aunt Bess's lap she taught me many things before she passed away when I was 8 years old. She is the one who called me Donellen a misspelling of my name but something I cherished forever. I also created a love of all things with lace and pearls and Fairy's from the stories she would tell me of the Fairies that lived in the meadows, thus I call my creations FairyLace designs. She showed me how to make do and bring life again to something old. I learned to sew from my mother I made all my school clothes and clothes for my dolls, I had 3 sisters so there was always a larger dress I could make into a skirt. My mother made draperies for a living and would bring home the scraps I was the only girl in school who had skirts made out of toile or a damask print. I made money by making clothes for my friends from the time I was 11. I got my working papers at 15 and have not stopped since. I love to go to consignment stores and flea markets searching for treasures something my mom and I loved to do together, now I go with my son, and remember the great times with my mom.
I am doing it, I am making my dream come true , my store, my products, I can't wait to get up in the morning, I sleep all night and I dream about what to make next. I don't worry about when my next sale will come I worry about if I'll be able to find the vintage piece I'm looking for. I put my heart and soul in everything I make. I use my imagination to create my pieces, my love of literature, old movies, romance and the happy ending. I hope this is the feeling you will get from my FairyLace creations.
I love old vintage lace, doilies and porcelain, shabby chic decor, hats and frills anything that makes a house feel like a home. My creative room as I call it is shared with my husband and his computer and four wonderful cats. You will get to know one as Consultant Kitty if you follow my Facebook page she shares my work-space most of the time and loves to help?
I have joined teams, made new friends, learned how to tweet, and started my marketing career, I try to watch Etsy success classes every week ,and am learning as I go.
This will be a Journey that will fulfill my life, I am just beginning and have so much to look forward to, won't you join me.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping, Creating
Owner and Creator of Donellens Vintage Treasures, being able to bring life again to an old treasure that mean't something to someone, is my passion. My constant companion Consultant Kitty will let me know it if gets the Meow of approval..
Consultant Kitty aka Princess Aurora, constant companion and critic of everything I make or buy. A keen eye the blue one, the gold one I'm not so sure... she may be deaf but her sense of style is matched by none.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Items made from Antique laces and linens should be spot cleaned or hand washed, do not machine wash.
Combined Shipping Discounts
Shipping is combined automatically at checkout, some large items must be packaged separately, please feel free to ask if you have any questions.
Vintage or Antique Items
Previously owned items are not in new condition and some wear is to be expected. I describe items to my best ability, pictures are taken of any flaw and brought to your attention, please read descriptions completely.
I will gift wrap your purchase if you send me a convo in advance, I have a supply of paper and ribbon for most occasions just let me know, and I will be happy to make it pretty for you, no charge for this little bonus.