Vintage lover & crafter trying to downsize her hoard!

Orlando, Florida

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Last updated on April 30, 2022

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Welcome to to my Etsy shop! All of my listings are either handmade, vintage or supply items. Many of the pieces here are upcycled or refashioned from other items. I find some of my best fabrics and trims hiding on hangers, disguised as other items of clothing! Many pieces in the store are one of a kind or vintage and all of it is presented to you with lots and lots of love!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you have an issue with an item you've received, please contact me within 5 days of delivery confirmation receipt. This does NOT apply to local pickup orders because you can inspect them thoroughly before payment is made. I will NOT accept returns on local pickup! This also DOES NOT apply to vintage items that were accurately described in the listing. I'm not out to rip anyone off as that doesn't make for a sustainable business model. I make every effort to document any damage and to be as brutally honest as possible about the condition of my items. I also strive to only sell items that are in excellent condition or have been restored to very good condition.

Please keep in mind that all handmade or vintage items will not be "new/machined perfect" like they would be from a chain retail store. Many of my handmade items are stitched BY HAND with a needle and thread, so some variation will occur. I list as many different measurements for each item as I can think of. I will not take back items that don't fit you once you've received them. Always go by the measurements and not by the listed sizes because older clothes are sized differently than modern clothes!!!!!!!
I will not accept money orders, wire transfers or checks of any kind. I also do not do trades. Items will not be shipped until payment is made in full.

If you are picking up locally, I will accept cash.
I ship everything as economically as I can, but I don't really sell my items at high enough prices to offer free shipping on heavier listings. I try to make it as inexpensive for the buyer as possible because I know that I don't like paying outrageous shipping fees either, therefore I don't add in any handling fees other than insurance (by request for domestic, required for international). If you would like insurance on your item, please include the additional cost at the time of payment.
Additional policies and FAQs
SAFETY: Always beware of small objects (buttons, rings, embellishments, etc.) around small children. I attach everything to my handmade items as well as I can, but should your child manage to get something free from the fabric and swallow it, it could present a choking hazard. YOU are responsible for making sure your child is safe from such accidents by routinely checking small items and assuring that they are still tightly secured for each use.

PATTERNS: I hand check all patterns to ensure that they are complete. If the pattern has already been cut I make sure that each piece is still usable. Sometimes patterns have been shortened by previous owners, if this has happened I make sure that the removed lengths are included in the envelope as well.

VINTAGE: Vintage clothing and accessories are sometimes sized VERY differently than their modern counterparts. I list the size of the garment as it is on the tags; DO NOT purchase an item based on this size unless you KNOW what your size would have been at the time the garment was made! I list as many measurement options for each item as I can think of, so PLEASE use these to ensure a correct fit.

CONDITION: I try not to sell anything that is in less than great condition. If there are any issues with an item that I was able to find, I list them in the item description and I try to include a good photo of the damaged area as well. I inspect each item closely, but there are always things that will show up in different lighting situations that I was unable to see while going over the piece. I spot clean or restore any small issues with the pieces when I get them home, but I do not dry clean, machine wash or undertake massive restorations of most items. If I come across something absolutely fabulous, but it requires dry cleaning, I note that in my listing.


Pattern Envelope Grades

//No Envelope: Came with no paper envelope or a plastic bag as the envelope. If it is a pattern that came in a paper envelope and there isn't one, I won't sell it, so that shouldn't be an issue.

//Mint: Has no creases, scuffing, yellowing, tears etc. Is bright white and looks brand new. Very rare, don't come across this much with vintage patterns, so you probably won't see it in my listings.

//Very Good: Has very minimal creasing, no yellowing, very low storage scuffing, no tears at all.

//Good: Has creasing on corners and edges, very light yellowing, minimal storage scuffing, tears less than .25" along opening only.

//Acceptable: Has creasing, yellowing, storage scuffing, tears to edges less than 1", or the flap is missing.

//Battered: Heavy creasing, yellowing, lots of scuffing, tears larger than 1", possibly taped.

//Very Battered: Has large rips or sections missing, taped, very yellowed, foxed, stained, or crumpled.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example) if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support; when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list; if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

ETSY. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
SERVICE PROVIDERS. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
BUSINESS TRANSFERS. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

ACCESS. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
CHANGE, RESTRICT, DELETE. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
OBJECT. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
COMPLAIN. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Jennifer Kerr, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at jennyjkerr [!at] yahoo.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Jennifer Kerr
8512 Lake Vista Ct.
Orlando, FL 32821