LilacCottageWonders

Emporium of Unique Vintage and Antique Goodies

Preston St Mary, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2013

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LilacCottageWonders

Emporium of Unique Vintage and Antique Goodies

Preston St Mary, United Kingdom | 500 Sales

Announcement    Old curiosity emporium of vintage, antique and retro goodies. We have no bounds as to what we like and will stock. All era's and all good taste.

Antiques, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, Kitsch, Retro.

We stock numerous unique antiques or vintage items, this uniqueness means we only have one or at the very most a few in stock. Knocking up another one the same isn't possible, but when out on our travels we will keep a look out for similar items.

So don't despair if your favourite item has gone there might be something else similar in the shop or we might be adding one to the shop this very instant or, in the very near future, tantalising isn't it!

Enjoy browsing and thanks for looking

Announcement

Old curiosity emporium of vintage, antique and retro goodies. We have no bounds as to what we like and will stock. All era's and all good taste.

Antiques, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, Kitsch, Retro.

We stock numerous unique antiques or vintage items, this uniqueness means we only have one or at the very most a few in stock. Knocking up another one the same isn't possible, but when out on our travels we will keep a look out for similar items.

So don't despair if your favourite item has gone there might be something else similar in the shop or we might be adding one to the shop this very instant or, in the very near future, tantalising isn't it!

Enjoy browsing and thanks for looking

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    About LilacCottageWonders

    Sales 500
    On Etsy since 2013

    Dream, Dream, Dream and Then It Hit Me!

    Doing the 9-5, the daily commute, car crashes (not me)...traffic jams, early starts to please the boss!! We all have responsibilities, and kids, well, they are one of the most important. We have to make ends meet, mouths to feed and sometimes we just don't get time to sit down and think.

    Thats what I managed to do, 'sit and think', I know I'm lucky but it was only brief, as I knew I wanted to take my little vintage hobby a bit further.

    The dream was to have a physical shop tucked away in a place you wouldn't expect, that dream may still come true but in the meantime some imagination is required to paint a little picture of what this shop could be like. Now if you physically found yourself staring at this shop, where would you be, how did you get there.............

    Well, it would be in a historical medieval city, off the beaten track and down a narrow secluded cobbled side street that people walk by, barely noticing its existence. But not you, you were intrigued at what lay beyond the corner. So with curiosity overwhelming you headed along the quiet twisty street, you looked back to see the bustling main thoroughfare fade away and as you turned to look forwards again you tripped on a root. As you looked up your eyes fell upon an old shop with a rusty metal sign with peeling paint hanging from the shop front. The words were a little hard to read but you could just make out 'Lilac Cottage Wonders' written in a whispy black font.

    The shop itself was in need of a bit of TLC, although it oozed charm and character. A bowed black and white window front filled with glass so old gravity has started to take its toll giving rise to thick run marks which obscured the view inside. Growing up all around the face of the shop were the most wonderful lilac climbers, with thick gnarled bottoms from years of growth and young tender tips at the top.

    On opening the door, of course a little push was required (as it likes to be stubborn), a simple brass bell rang and some worn wooden steps took you down into a large subterranean cavern. It was dimly lit with the odd shadow cast here and there giving it a comforting cosy feel, however, there would still be enough light to see that you could have a good old rummage :)

    So let the wonders begin.................

    Shop members

    • John Eden

      Owner

      I always wanted to open a small shop full of vintage items, pieces you wouldn't find in big retail shops, pieces that have history and charm. Now I'm exposing myself all across the globe, crossing borders I've never heard of.

    • Alison Stuart

      Owner

      I have a love for home decor, colourful items, crafty items. Items that have some inventiveness, flair. A piece that is thought to be junk is given a little help in the fight for survival to become something different and given a new lease of life.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on February 15, 2015
    Welcome to Lilac Cottage Wonders. We stock antique, vintage and retro items. There is no main focus like furniture, or silver. When we are out and about hunting for items for you we will keep our eyes peeled wide for any item of interest that provides good value for money.

    Accepted payment methods

    Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    LCW try our best to keep everybody happy and we know that sometimes what you ordered isn't quite what you expected, so you get 14 days to contact us and return the ordered goods.

    Please read all descriptions, measurements etc. and please take a look at the photos. Any questions on the product please feel free to contact us, it is better to ask beforehand than wishing you asked after it has arrived.

    Any issues after delivery please contact us to see if we can help.

    If a return does become necessary, the buyer pays the return shipping costs, please remember to ask for proof of postage just in case it is required. A refund will be given after the item has arrived back safely with us.

    Many Thanks

    LCW
    Payment
    Payment can be made via PayPal or with a credit card via Etsy, we also accept Etsy gift cards.

    It isn't essential to have a PayPal account if paying through them, just press the Paypal option and follow the link to pay by credit or debit card.

    Please note that items will only be shipped once payment has cleared.
    Shipping
    We will refund any extra shipping/packaging charges over £1.

    All orders unless they are a non standard purchase will be posted within 1-3 working days of receipt of payment. If you need your order for a special occasion then let me know and I will do my best to get it to you on time.

    Postage discount can be given for multiple orders please contact us for a pricing with a list of the items that you would like sent.

    I will post items to the address given by Etsy, unless requested and agreed beforehand.

    UK SHIPPING:
    We aim to send all orders by Second Class Post with the Royal Mail and should take approx. 2-3 days to reach you once dispatched. However, there are some occasions where it is much more cost efficient to use another third party, this is mainly on heavier and large volume items.

    If you would prefer items sent ‘Recorded’ or ‘Special Delivery’, please contact me and a re-calculation of postage will be made. I obtain proof of postage when sending an item.

    LARGE ITEMS e.g. tables, chairs, standard lamps:
    Will be dispatched using a courier service determined at the time of purchase, if you have a particular one in mind then please advise and we will endeavour to use them.

    INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
    We will try to ship to destinations outside of the European Union (EU) and many of our items are listed so they can be sent across the world. If you are outside the EU and would like to purchase something that hasn't got a shipping cost for your location then please contact us with a list of the items you would like to purchase so we can get an idea of the weight and volume of the parcel and give you an accurate price. Items sent outside of the EU will require either a CN22 or CN23 form attached to the parcel. You will be responsible for any extra costs that may arise from this.

    The shipping costs on items costing more than £15 (British Pounds) (if unsure please contact us) will include either full tracking or signature on delivery, this is destination dependent. Depending on the item we may use a different courier and tracking and signature on delivery will be available on the item. Although this increases the cost of shipping we feel it is the best approach to ensuring the item reaches you safely, this hopefully makes you feel better as well. You can track the item across the globe and get a better idea when it will be arriving. If there happens to be any issues for example, a lost item, we can then narrow it down to where it went missing etc. and contact the relevant authority.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    We do our best to show or describe any flaws.

    We carefully choose our vintage items for you, please remember that these have been worn and have had a life before us. We want to resurrect these items so they are not forgotten about, they are simply waiting for the right person to come along so they can be loved and admired again.