Vintage Treasures for your Home

March, United Kingdom · 365 Sales


Vintage Treasures for your Home

March, United Kingdom 365 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Ahoy There! Welcome to Jumble Sailor:)

I'm a huge fan of old stuff, I think it must be in the genes as my Dad is an avid collector and my love of old things has been passed down from him. As a boy he collected matchbox labels and he gave his album to me many years ago and I absolutely love the miniature works of art trapped within its pages. I now collect them myself too, and especially love the Eastern European labels. As a child in the 1970s I have fond memories of digging up old Victorian bottles with my dad from my grandparent's cottage garden in Devon, such amazing buried treasure! At the time I had my own collections of novelty erasers, badges and wade whimsies all lovingly displayed on a shadow box in my bedroom. Things haven't changed much all these years later as I now have a vintage letterpress tray in my studio crammed with tiny treasures.

I started collecting items from the 1950s throughout my teenage years and my 20s while studying illustration at art college and these items largely informed my illustration work, at the time I made elaborate handmade 3D collages and box assemblages. I still work as an illustrator and my collections still inspire my vintage inspired artwork.

I love etsy! I enjoy both buying and selling on here, there is just so much cool stuff on here both vintage and original work. I opened my first shop in 2008, it's quite small but I have plans for new prints in the pipeline...
I opened JumbleSailor last year as a way of downsizing some of my collections many of which have been in boxes for years. I've been happy to be sending these items off to new homes to be enjoyed by someone else and to make some room for our young son's rapidly expanding toy collection!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 14, 2015
Ahoy There! Welcome to Jumble Sailor:)

Jumble Sailor is my online shop selling quality vintage treasures which have been collected by me over many years. I have always loved a good rummage in charity shops, junk shops and the like but my collections have become a bit overwhelming so now it's time to send these to new homes to be enjoyed by someone new....My taste is quite eclectic and ranges from the 1930s Art Deco period through to 1980s Kitsch, so I hope that there is something for everyone in my shop!

I am still a passionate collector of vintage pottery, I love John Clappison pieces for Hornsea pottery, Turi Gramstad Oliver pieces for Figgjo Flint, Midwinter Pottery, 1960s Carlton Ware and all sorts of quirky vintage china and knick knacks from the 1930s to the 1970s. I have a fondness for kitsch and anthropomorphic items too. I can never resist an object with a face!

I am an illustrator and I have another etsy shop selling vintage inspired prints, take a peek here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/moirama

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If there is a problem with your order and you are not satisfied please contact me so we can discuss the best way forward and resolve it together.

I am very thorough when describing my items, and point out any faults or imperfections in my descriptions. I am a vintage collector myself and I know how important it is to be honest about the condition of vintage items. Please read the descriptions and examine the photographs carefully before deciding to buy an item. Refunds will not be given for faults that have been described or are clearly visible in the photographs.

In accordance with UK and EU Distance Selling Regulations buyers have the right to cancel an order within 14 days of receiving it and receive a refund of the purchase price and delivery cost within 12 days of cancellation. If an order is cancelled the item should be returned in its original condition with the cost of return shipping met by the customer. If you wish to use a cancellation form please click on the link below:

I take great care in wrapping and packing my items to ensure they arrive safely at their destination. However, if any item is broken during transit please send me photographs of the broken item and the packaging, which clearly show the damage, and I will refund its cost and the shipping cost.
* I accept payment by PayPal, and etsy direct checkout. I prefer PayPal, it is a very safe and secure way of shopping online so I would recommend this option.

*I am happy to reserve any item for you, please send me a message...
*I aim to dispatch any items within 3 days of receiving cleared payment.

*All items are carefully packed in blue acid free tissue paper, and then bubble wrapped and mailed with biodegradable packing chips or crushed paper/newspaper in sturdy cardboard boxes. I reuse boxes when possible but I also buy new packing boxes and materials and I add a small charge of from 70p - £1.20 on top of the flatrate shipping charges to cover this.

*Orders under £20 will be generally sent by Royal Mail First Class, if it is very heavy I will send it via Hermes Courier. I sometimes use Royal Mail Second Class on larger parcels to keep shipping costs low.
*Orders over £20 will be sent by 2nd Class Royal Mail Signed For.

*Orders will generally be sent by Royal Mail Airmail. Some items will be sent with a tracked service and this will be specified in the listing.
If you would prefer me to send an order with International Tracked at an additional cost please let me know and I can adjust the postage fee.

*I will always ship to the address given in the Etsy checkout unless otherwise stated. For example, if the item is a gift, I am happy to post it to the recipient directly to save you time.

* If you would like to buy more than one item please contact me first so I can set up a special listing for you with accurate combined shipping costs. I am happy to offer a reduced rate for combined shipping wherever possible but it will vary a lot depending on which items you buy together.

*I am happy to post worldwide so If your country does not appear on my shipping page, please send me a message before purchase so I can give an accurate shipping quote.

*The buyer is responsible for any duties, customs and taxes levied by their individual