LaurasLastDitch's Shop Announcement

Vintage kitchen utensils, pots & pans, small appliances, wedding flatware, bakeware, cookbooks, food photography props, movie props, antique silverware, retro housewares.

Have you been searching for a hard-to-find vintage kitchen item? Don't give up just yet--let Laura help you in your last ditch effort to find that special something!

I provide top-notch customer service, with 6-month guarantee on all small appliances, so you can buy with confidence!

LaurasLastDitch's Shop Policies


I started young, purveying dandelions as a four-year-old in a booth made from a refrigerator box. My blooms were a penny. I sold just one (Thanks, Mom!), yet the selling bug bit.

I've honed my skills through the years, but learned as a pigtailed peddler to offer something, unlike a dandelion, that you can't find just anywhere.

I'd love to help you in your "last ditch" effort to find that something special!


I take credit cards, Paypal, check, or money order.

Items shipped to Michigan incur 6% sales tax. Items shipped to countries outside the USA may incur import taxes, according to the laws of your country (online duty calculator:

Please pay within a few days. If you need longer, let me know--I am willing to work with you.


I ship promptly, usually within a day (sometimes two, for larger items that might ship via FedEx). If you need expedited delivery, please let me know so we can work something out together. Tracking number is included for buyers in the USA, except for flats (items mailed in an envelope, such as instruction manuals and small recipe booklets).

In the spirit of conservation, I reclaim packing materials in order to keep shipping costs low and mounds of supplies from entering the waste stream. Printed receipts are included upon request.

Refunds and Exchanges

14 day returns. Need longer? Please ask!
Small appliances and electronics come with a 6-month guarantee!

Refund is for purchase price less s/h, unless my error necessitates the return. Though I hope you'll be thrilled, I accept returns for any reason, even if you've simply changed your mind (the only exception is props buyers, though, as it's so easy to abuse the privilege).

Lost items: full refund if tracking info says it didn't arrive within a reasonable amount of time, which varies by destination.

Damaged items: full or partial refund (I may request return or proof of damage). I double-box glassware and especially fragile items so you will have a thrill, not a disappointment, when opening your package. If I have an identical item in stock, I reserve the right to send a replacement rather than issue a refund.

You will receive exactly what's shown in the listing photos unless otherwise noted. If I've failed to include information that is important to you, please ask before purchasing. Assumptions sometimes make for disappointed buyers, and I'd like you to be happy. You may find a "Contact the shop owner" link to the right of the item photos. I answer questions regularly.

Additional Policies and FAQs

Should you require gift wrapping, a gift note, or have another special request, please let me know. I am here to help.

I appreciate my customers, and would love to count you among them!

Do you have a question I didn't answer? Please ask:

Seller Information

I'm located in Grand Rapids, in beautiful West Michigan, United States.

Last Updated January 26, 2015