FromOldStuff

Home decor items constructed from vintage textiles..

795 Sales

FromOldStuff

Home decor items constructed from vintage textiles..

795 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(253)

Announcement   Flea market, yard sale or antique shop treasures are the common ingredients in the handmade items I have in my shop. Anything vintage.....quilt tops, quilt squares, linens and fabrics, feed and seed sacks, unfinished needlework projects, buttons, trims...paired with new burlap, chambray, denim, wool, corduroy........all upcycled to pillows, pillow covers, soft baskets and tote bags....and to Christmas items, tree skirts, stockings, pillows...

I started constructing personalized tree skirts during the 2011 Christmas season. Custom requests fueled my interest and has evolved into over 160 tree skirts constructed during the 2014 holiday season! Orders peaked mid November and forced me to shut down my shop and limit orders for the rest of the holiday season. I attempted to limit the time from order to shipping to 2 weeks but at the end of November to the first part of December that time had to be moved to 3 to 4 weeks. I will continue to work to make changes to help alleviate that problem but do encourage you to ORDER EARLY!! I also encourage shoppers to check the shipping information of the listing. That is where the most recent information is listed.

Years of sewing experience help me to create a quality end product. I welcome reviews and have learned much from that feedback I have received since joining Etsy.

Thank you for looking into my shop........I am very grateful!

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 17, 2015

Flea market, yard sale or antique shop treasures are the common ingredients in the handmade items I have in my shop. Anything vintage.....quilt tops, quilt squares, linens and fabrics, feed and seed sacks, unfinished needlework projects, buttons, trims...paired with new burlap, chambray, denim, wool, corduroy........all upcycled to pillows, pillow covers, soft baskets and tote bags....and to Christmas items, tree skirts, stockings, pillows...

I started constructing personalized tree skirts during the 2011 Christmas season. Custom requests fueled my interest and has evolved into over 160 tree skirts constructed during the 2014 holiday season! Orders peaked mid November and forced me to shut down my shop and limit orders for the rest of the holiday season. I attempted to limit the time from order to shipping to 2 weeks but at the end of November to the first part of December that time had to be moved to 3 to 4 weeks. I will continue to work to make changes to help alleviate that problem but do encourage you to ORDER EARLY!! I also encourage shoppers to check the shipping information of the listing. That is where the most recent information is listed.

Years of sewing experience help me to create a quality end product. I welcome reviews and have learned much from that feedback I have received since joining Etsy.

Thank you for looking into my shop........I am very grateful!

Patricia Thomsen

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Patricia Thomsen

Small I do decorative burlap pillow
US$22.00
Small leaf decorative burlap pillow
US$18.00
Small boo decorative burlap pillow
US$18.00
Small boo decorative burlap pillow
US$18.00
Plaid burlap Christmas tree skirt
US$30.00
decorative patriot burlap front pillows
US$28.00
Farm girl accent pillow from denim and burlap
US$26.00
decorative burlap pillow with garden
US$28.00
decorative burlap pillow with grow
US$26.00
Decorative heart pillow from vintage quilt
US$22.00
Red personalized burlap Christmas tree skirt
US$52.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(253)
Teresa Knudson

Teresa Knudson on Sep 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Was very pleased with my purchase! My burlap tree skirt was made just as I requested. Shop owner was quick to respond to any questions I had, and I received my purchase rather quickly!

Kelly Lanners

Kelly Lanners on Aug 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really cute tree skirts....fast service and delivery

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Updates

Lots of new listings this week.....finally finding the time!

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Accent pillow upcycled from vintage canvas bag
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About

A respect for vintage textiles lead me to repurposing those treasures into projects useful and fun in today's world.

A few years ago I started visiting antique shops and flea markets with friends. I naturally gravitated toward the textiles. What treasures I found!

Some of my finds hang on my walls as I found them. Some of my finds I repurposed into pillow covers and tote bags.

Soon my finds were out numbering my needs! A friend with a booth in an antique shop offered to consign some of my projects. And I had several sales!

I started looking for other outlets and heard about Etsy. I investigated and decided to go for it.

The hunt for textiles to incorporate into projects is just as much fun for me as the repurposing! Obviously, no two items I construct are the same. The discovered textiles speak to the purpose and style of the items I create.

From Shabby and Chic to Industrial to Modern to Country Farmhouse to Retro.....many different styles I can fit my items into.

The burlap tree skirts in my Etsy shop are there as a result of custom requests I started receiving during the holiday season of 2011. Each one is a very special project....one I know the recipient will treasure for many years to come.

I am grateful to Etsy for providing the avenue to offer my handmade items. I find it very comforting to know I am not alone in my crafting! The creativity found in the Etsy shops is amazing.

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  • Patricia Thomsen

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I grew up on a farm in rural Iowa and have raised my family(4 children) also on a farm in rural Iowa. Sewing and crafting have been a part of my life since I was 9 years old. I feel very fortunate to have a sewing room that I love spending time in!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 17, 2015
All items are handmade by me. The shop photos try to present the item to the best of the photographer's ability.

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PayPal, credit cards and personal check payments will be accepted.
Shipping
Shipping will be done in a timely manner upon receipt of payment and custom order status. Shipping is limited to the United States and Canada. USPS Priority shipping is used with delivery confirmation included. PLEASE make sure your address is correct on all the order information. If a package is returned because of address error on the customer's end, an additional charge listing must be processed before shipping the second time.

If UPS shipping is needed, an additional charge listing must be processed before shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
Purchased item may be returned within 10 days of shipping if it does not meet buyers expectations. Purchase price less shipping costs will be refunded. There are no returns on the personalized/custom items. I will email photos of completed project for final confirmation before shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Communication is key, of course, to any satisfactory transaction!
Custom orders are welcome and may include extra fees for any design work that may be needed. Custom orders need to be paid for before final product is constructed.