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Vintage home ware

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 272 Sales


Vintage home ware

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 272 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Lots of beautiful retro and vintage homewares which I carefully curate for you to enjoy. I am happy to post worldwide so contact me for a shipping quote.


Lots of beautiful retro and vintage homewares which I carefully curate for you to enjoy. I am happy to post worldwide so contact me for a shipping quote.

Christine Carmichael

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Christine Carmichael


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Kendra Fiero

Kendra Fiero on Nov 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful!! the blanket looked exactly like the picture. Quickly shipped and was very easy to track. She kept in contact with me and emailed me right away! Thank you so much for this wonderful blanket!!!!

Sue Dench

Sue Dench on Nov 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So pleased with my purchase. Beautiful egg cups. Prompt response to my query, parcel well wrapped, quick delivery. Perfect.


TAI on Nov 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It arrived and thank you!

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Why buy new when there are so many beautiful vintage and retro home wares waiting to be discovered

For many years I have collected vintage and retro home wares. I decided to turn this hobby into a small business a couple of years ago. Some of the retro items I buy are absolute design classics, some of them are simply beautiful and some of them are a little quirky. I do not buy or sell anything that I would not happily have in my own home, in fact my home is a constantly changing showroom for my passion for vintage and retro home wares. Sometimes it's enough just to hang onto them for a short while before they wing their way to Australia, USA, the Middle East, China and beyond where I know they will be enjoyed. I love the interaction with my customers through my Etsy shop. It is a fantastic global market and I am constantly surprised with the power of the Etsy brand, it reaches so many people in so many different parts of the world and whilst I would dearly love to keep all the fabulous vintage and retro home wares, bags, luggage and fabrics that I find, I cannot possibly do so and it gives me great pleasure when someone purchases something that I have handpicked. I do try to give all of my customers a good service and do hope that I live up to that expectation. I would be happy to source a particular item for any of my customers. If you are looking for something in particular then please get in touch and I will see if I can help. Happy browsing. All the best, Christine x


Shop members

  • Christine Carmichael


    Hello and thanks for taking the time to browse my Etsy shop. I am a proud Scot living in the lovely Capital City of Edinburgh and have done so for most of my life apart from a brief spell living in London in my twenties.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 27, 2014
Thanks for browsing our shop - we have a real passion for vintage and retro homewares and decorative objects and love sourcing the items we sell. Our particular love is vintage china and we hope that you like the selection we have to offer. If you are looking for something particular then please let us know and we can try to source an item for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
We can only accept Payment by paypal and this should be made within 48 hours of purchase
For all items sent within the UK and for the larger items which weigh more than 2 kilos sent worldwide we use a fully trackable Courier Service. This is based on the weight of the parcel and the size of same. If you purchase more than one item and the final postage costs are less than quoted we will always refund he difference via paypal. It is very difficult to give exact quotes on the Etsy system from combined postage, if you wish contact us before placing your order and we can obtain a final quotation based on the final weight of the items you purchase.

For all items up to 2 kilos sent outside the UK we use ordinary airmail which is not a tracked service. If you wish us to use a tracked service please get in touch before placing your order so that we can obtain a quote and advise you of the additional costs.

All our items, most of which are very fragile are extremely well packed (our bills for bubble wrap will testify to this). We like to re-cycle and so some of the boxes we use will have previously been used for another product but we hope you agree that it is better to re-cycle where possible.

Unfortunately it is not possible to purchase insurance for breakages to glass or crockery whilst in transit, that is why we spend so much time packing the items well. If something is broken in transit we will be happy to discuss a partial refund (provided that photographic evidence of the breakage is received by us) but regret that we cannot refund the postage costs as breakages are, unfortunately out of our control. We will always ensure that all packages are very well packed in boxes to avoid any damage in transit but the purchaser accepts the risk of any damage to the items whilst in transit.

Please note also that purchasers outwith the UK will be responsible for any taxes, duty or customs charges which may be levied.

The items we sell are not new, they are all vintage or pre-loved, dating from 1920s to 1970s and with the passage of time there will inevitably be some wear and tear on the items including fading of colours or loss or rubbing to the gilding. Most of the items we sell will have some small areas of wear but we think that this all adds to the character of the items we sell. We will always mention the condition of the items, including any flaws in the description. None of the items we sell are dishwasher proof and must all be washed by hand.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not completely happy with the item you have purchased we will be happy to make a refund provided the item is returned to us (at the purchaser's cost) and are received back intact. Upon receipt of the returned item we will refund the cost of the purchase. Please note our policy regarding broken items above.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you decide to purchase several items then we will be happy to combine the postage costs, just get in touch with us before you place your order.

We are also happy to reserve items for you for up to 7 days, again please just get in touch with us.