Announcement I have collected many beautiful things over the years, including French enamelware, vintage kitchen gadgets, table linens, bed linens, kitchen cloths and beautiful lace, Vintage French rosaries, crosses/crucifixes, vintage an antique clothing, all kinds of OOAK collectibles. My home is overflowing now, and as the children have grown up, we want to move to a smaller home. So it is time to part with a lot of my collected treasures. But, it makes me very happy when they travel to a new owner who loves them just as much as I did. Happy shopping!
I have collected many beautiful things over the years, including French enamelware, vintage kitchen gadgets, table linens, bed linens, kitchen cloths and beautiful lace, Vintage French rosaries, crosses/crucifixes, vintage an antique clothing, all kinds of OOAK collectibles. My home is overflowing now, and as the children have grown up, we want to move to a smaller home. So it is time to part with a lot of my collected treasures. But, it makes me very happy when they travel to a new owner who loves them just as much as I did. Happy shopping!
- All 65
- Collectibles/Antiques 7
- French kitchen/dining 10
- Vintage tins and boxes 7
- French Home Decor 7
- French Religious Items 10
- Vintage linens 3
- Lace, trims, buttons 18
- Vintage Craft Supplies 1
- Ephemera and Books 2
rose0215 on Jul 24, 2016
I love it! It is perfect! Thank you so much! A+++++++
S T on Jul 20, 2016
DIVINE DIVINE DIVINE! Arrived Safe and Sound/ Perfect Transaction! So happy to have these 2 pieces
S T on Jul 20, 2016
Arrived Beautifully Packaged, Safe and Sound! Piece itself is actually more gorgeous in person! Pictures did not do justice! I LOVE IT
monsichawongmanee on Jul 14, 2016
Hoarder or Preserver of the Past?
Hi, my name is Liz. I have been married for 33 years to a most wonderful man. We have three sons, one daughter-in-law and three beautiful granddaughters. We share our homes in the UK and France with the two bestest dogs in the whole wide world, our beautiful Rhodesian Ridgebacks Poppy and Hector.
I am a terrible hoarder, and have been collecting all sorts of weird and wonderful things for many many years. I love antique textiles like nightdresses and bloomers, linen and lace. I collect all sorts of quirky vintage French and English goodies, books and music. I love all kinds of crafty things, sewing, quilting, beading etc.. Lately I have been fascinated by collages, fabric or paper, doesn't matter, as long as I can mess around with lots of different elements, vintage of course.
I have always thoroughly enjoyed haggling at the French brocantes and the English boot fairs. It is so much fun! I get very enthusiastic about all kinds of beautiful old treasures, but I have collected far too much and as we want to move to a smaller home now the children are grown up, a lot of my little treasures need to find new homes. I love passing my finds on to other people who also love these gorgeous time worn beauties and Etsy gives me the opportunity to reach like minded people from all over the world.
Favourite items for my shop include French religious items like crucifixes, rosaries, Holy Water fonts, kitchen/dining items like enamelware, baking tins, all kinds of pretty storage tins, ephemera, vintage fabrics, trims, braid and lace, french towels and sheets, French medical/apothecary/pharmacy things, all kinds of weird and wonderful one-offs. Just pop into the shop and see for yourself ;-) !
We share our time between the UK, where we live in a Victorian house, and France, where we live in a 150 year old farmer's cottage. I have been collecting lace, fabrics, old books and all manner of interesting, weird and wonderful old stuff for many many years.
For me the hunt and the haggling at brocantes in France and boot fairs in England is the most fun bit. By now, our homes are overflowing, and because I can't possibly keep every treasure I find forever, once they have spent some time with me and been admired and loved, I make them available to others who love the same things as I do. I am not a professional dealer, just a lover and collector of beautiful old treasures who needs to clear space occasionally ;-).
Accepted payment methods
Within the UK, I send everything under 2kg first class, packages under 2kg to Europe and worldwide are sent by normal airmail.
In the UK I always get a 'proof of posting' receipt which includes insurance cover up to £20, in France, unless tracking and/or insurance is added, I can only get a payment receipt from the post office.
Higher value orders will only be sent with track and signed for service.
Any additional customs fees/import taxes/VAT etc are the responsibility of the buyer. I cannot work out fees/handling charges/taxes for each and every country. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR OWN CUSTOMS HOW MUCH YOU ARE ALLOWED TO IMPORT BEFORE TAXES ETC APPLY.
Some countries have restrictions on what you are allowed to import. It is up to you, the customer, to make sure that whatever you purchase is legally allowed into your country.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am only human, and if I have made a mistake and an item is not as described then I will refund the original purchase price including shipping plus return shipping at basic cost, on return of the item in the same condition as it was sent out by me and within 14 days of receipt. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the return item reaches me in the same condition as it was posted by me. Ensure that the return package is marked "RETURNED GOODS" in order to avoid customs charges. I cannot accept return packages which attract Customs charges.
If a purchase gets damaged during transport to you, I require photographs of the damage as well as photographs of all packaging in order to action a refund. Sometimes the actual item plus the original packaging needs to be returned in order to deal with insurance claims so please hang on to them until otherwise advised. Items have to be returned within 14 days of receipt. Shipping will only be refunded at the basic cost.
When returning an item, please clearly mark the package 'RETURNED GOODS', to avoid any Customs charges. I am not responsible for any return Customs charges and cannot accept packages which have attracted such charges. Any charges incurred are the responsibility of the customer.
Orders may be cancelled within 14 days of receipt and I will refund the original purchase price less shipping. It is the customer's responsibility to cover the return postage and ensure safe return of the item in the original condition it was sent out by me.
To cancel an order please use the form in this link - https://etsy1.app.box.com/s/gaow2mrx67khgbqlqk9p