California, United States · 679 Sales



California, United States 679 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Truly unique vintage.....hand picked, hand made, resurrected, repurposed, reinvented and refashioned for you! My second store here at Etsy features vintage bridal gowns and accessories....... Thanks for looking!

Last updated on Sep 26, 2016

Truly unique vintage.....hand picked, hand made, resurrected, repurposed, reinvented and refashioned for you! My second store here at Etsy features vintage bridal gowns and accessories....... Thanks for looking!

Michel Smoley

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Michel Smoley


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

glitza123 on Oct 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This Antique Knife Rest is gorgeous! It arrived sooner than expected and was wrapped with great care. The special wrap around the Knife Rest itself was lovely! Michel was very nice to work with and I will definitely visit her shop in the future. Thanks Michel!

Susan Plake

Susan Plake on Sep 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

As a long time love of books, Louisa May Alcott touched my imagination as a young girl. This opportunity to have purchased not only a vintage hundred years old book, that is well tended, but the packaging was detailed and superb! Shipping and delivery was quick and perfect! Thanks!

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Every single beautiful item from the past deserves a second chance to be beautiful again!

When asked about his success, a famous Italian actor said "I was raised with the blessing of poverty" I could appreciate what he said. I was raised lower middle class and at times poor, however, my mother always figured out how to make a cozy home out of almost nothing! She sewed, upholstered, canned, make curtains, painted furniture, gardened, and loved flea markets and thrift stores before it was popular.
From her I developed a mind set that anything can be transformed into something beautiful and useful.
This background growing up in rural Pennsylvania has lead to my present and future here in San Diego County, Cal. Ive been married to the same patient and wonderful man since 1972, have two grown children, and am now a bonafied grandmother to my sweet little Daniel.
Every piece of forgotten furniture, frames, jewelry, old watches, crocheted linens, or dishware has potential. My studio is loaded with these types of items.....just needing to be transformed! I specialize in the shabby cottage chic style and have been painting it for nearly 20 years. Ive experimented with an array of colors from black and grey to robins egg blue, vintage pink, buttercream yellow and of course.....that creamy white! My work has been featured in "Romantic Homes" magazine twice. Everything I produce is unique and one-of-a-kind. Please enjoy poking around in my closet.


Shop policies

Last updated on August 20, 2015
Welcome to my closet! If you visit often you will be astonished what I can pack into it!
I literally have an unending supply of beautiful, sentimental, and fascinating items to show you....everything from clothing, shoes, purses and china, to jewelry, furniture, and unique stempunk supplies. So do that.....visit often!

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
Payment methods are Pay Pal, Credit Cards, Checks and Money Orders. A 8% Sales Tax will be added to California Residents only. All payments MUST clear prior to shipments. If I over calculated the mailing/shipping cost for you for more than $3, I will refund that amount to you promptly.
All items are shipped in a sturdy box ( I prefer to recycle boxes when possible) or poly mailer bag (these bags are amazingly strong and save on shipping costs for you) and carefully stuffed for protection. Basic insurance covers the actual cost of the item only. Most items are shipped standard USPS or Priority Mail. However, larger items I prefer to ship via Greyhound Package Express. This method is depot to depot but is a considerable savings on shipping and they are quite dependable. My listing will clarify which method. In addition, I also ship Fed Ex 4 day ground if you prefer. Items will be shipped within 2 days after payment clears. Insurance is included in the shipping costs. Any additional insurance will be at the buyers expense.
RETURNS...All sales are FINAL. However, I value my customers so please convo me if there is a problem of any kind....Im sure we can find a solution. Damaged or lost items due to shipment will be reimbursed or replaced according to insurance policy.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS...Please note that international orders can take up to 3 weeks to arrive depending on the shipping method. I cannot be held responsible for delays in customs and the buyer is responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
My shop specializes in vintage clothing, furniture, and home decor. I do my best to sell items only in excellent condition. I will give you a detailed explanation of any flaws, tears, stains or imperfections of any kind. I clean and repair my items before selling. These small imperfections are to be expected due to the age of the garments so please read my descriptions and look at the pictures carefully before you purchase as my sales are final. Regarding furniture, due to their vintage nature and the refurbishing I do to them, all sales are final as well. If you require more photos, convo me and I will accomodate you as much as I can.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please convo me by email if there is something special your looking for. I just might have it or can find it!!