MerlinMN

A lil' Vintage, some Kitsch, and a whole lot of Etc.

Minnesota, United States · 193 Sales

MerlinMN

A lil' Vintage, some Kitsch, and a whole lot of Etc.

Minnesota, United States 193 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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(56)
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Announcement   Searching for interesting kitsch and vintage? At merlinMN, you will find all that and much, much more - doilies, chalk ware, baby dolls and toys, kitchenware and clocks - and more to come all the time. Also in the shop, new iron-on appliques - look in the craft supply/destash sections!

merlinMN items are vintage or antique, and offered for adult collectors only. Many are fragile, contain small parts, or were produced prior to current manufacturing guidelines, so are not intended for children.

merlinMN vintage items are stored in a smoke-free, pet-free environment. However, we have no knowledge of an item's history prior to our acquirement.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

Searching for interesting kitsch and vintage? At merlinMN, you will find all that and much, much more - doilies, chalk ware, baby dolls and toys, kitchenware and clocks - and more to come all the time. Also in the shop, new iron-on appliques - look in the craft supply/destash sections!

merlinMN items are vintage or antique, and offered for adult collectors only. Many are fragile, contain small parts, or were produced prior to current manufacturing guidelines, so are not intended for children.

merlinMN vintage items are stored in a smoke-free, pet-free environment. However, we have no knowledge of an item's history prior to our acquirement.

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MerlinMN

1960s Gold Band Small Martini Pitcher
US$23.00
Vintage Mens Shoe Forms Stretchers Size 8
US$25.00
Coral Pink Offset Platter 50s Vintage
US$35.00
Universal Potato Masher Ricer Vintage
US$15.00
Royal Stafford Cup and Saucer
US$10.00
1992 Season Topps Baseball 250+ Cards
US$20.00
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About

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

MerlinMN was opened out of necessity. I had recently moved from a very large house to a very small house ih great need of re-modeling. The lack of space was appalling, the rental of any off-site, long-term storage space expensive, yard sales were not productive or profitable, so what to do? And I was being accused that I was about to become an episode on "Hoarders" - oh yikes!

Etsy came as a godsend. While watching the ''Today Show'' and other TV shows, I heard "Etsy has this", "you can find this at a shop on on Etsy" that, Etsy, Etsy, Etsy. I came in, took a good look around, and found my vintage home, merlinMN.

I get inspiration from Etsy everyday - they are so many beautiful things being made for sale here and so much VINTAGE!

Now that the house remodel is 'mostly' done, I have more time. My 'work' has become the design and creation of fashionable Plarn handbags and a tote or two, at my new shop, called 'ecouture handmades', recycled / upcycled fashion accessories with new designs and materials, as well as warm and wonderful wool and acrylic crochetwear. You can find my creations at www.etsy.com/shop/ecouturehandmades

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  • Ginger Morgan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Having Depression Era parents telling stories of frugality that made

  • Ginger Morgan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Having Depression Era parents telling stories of frugality that made

Shop policies

Last updated on September 18, 2015
"Reuse, reduce, recycle" has been a personal motto from childhood, so at merlinMN, I sell (mostly) usable vintage items. If it is purely ornamental, I will say it in the listing description.
If you are looking for an item that I don't have, please contact me. I may not have listed it yet.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
MerlinMN accepts Etsy's Direct Checkout, Etsy gift cards and PayPal.

My prices are FIRM. If you ask for a discount, I will not insure the item nor send it by any method other than Standard Mail (as of 9/16/2015). If the item arrives broken or is unsatisfactory to you for any other reason, you will have to return the item to me, at your own expense, before I refund your purchase price ONLY.

- CANCELLATIONS:
First of all, thank you for considering an item from merlinMN!
I ship Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturdays. From the time I get your order, to the time it is readied for shipment will take one to three days. Once the package has shipped, the USPS (generally) delivers in the US in about a week.

I contact my customers before I send any shipment to confirm addresses.
Once your item has been shipped, I will contact you again with tracking information, if available, and expected delivery dates.

IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND REGARDING A PURCHASE BEFORE IT HAS SHIPPED, CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY! YOUR ORDER WILL BE CANCELLED AND I WILL REFUND YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE AMOUNT IN 24 HOURS.

- IN THE USA:
If your package has been shipped and you have changed your mind, please contact me first. When your shipment arrives, you can refuse it, and the USPS should return it to me at no cost to you.
If you change your mind about your shipment once it has been opened, it must be returned to merlinMN within 30 days of the purchase date, after notifying me first. The item must be in the condition in which it was received and not worn, stained, soiled or damaged. You should also try to use the box in which it was sent to you.
- OUTSIDE OF THE USA:
I will refund the purchase price if you return your purchase in the condition it was received and not worn, stained, soiled or damaged by you. You should also try to use the box in which the item was sent to you.
International customers are responsible for any customs, VAT and/or duty-related fees issued by their country’s postal service.
Please also know that outside of the US, postal services can take several weeks to process your packages from the US.

- PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
After your purchase has been shipped, you will only be refunded your purchase cost. SHIPPING FEES, INSURANCE FEES AND GIFT WRAP COSTS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
merlinMN is not responsible for items lost in return transit.
merlinMN is not responsible for any shipping fees incurred in the return/exchange process.
Shipping
As merlinMN, I first and foremost believe that all of us must reduce our carbon footprint. Therefore, I try not to over-pack (box in a box), unless absolutely necessary, for 'fragile' items. Items are usually wrapped in new tissue paper, securely packed in recycled boxes, and covered with brown paper wrapping before labeling for post.
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INSURANCE is added to shipping charges for most fragile items.
That insurance will get you a refund for anything broken in transit. Please take photos, retain all receipts and packaging (especially the outside wrapping with labels), because you will need them for any claim. Before you file a claim, please contact me, attaching to your email or convo, any photos you have of the item and/or the shipping container. I may be able to add photos and/or receipts for your claim with the shipping carrier.
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I ship Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturdays via USPS. Once I have been notified about your order, to the time it is readied for shipment, will take 1 to 3 days. Once the package has shipped, USPS delivers inside the US in about 7 days with Standard Mail services.

I refund postal overcharges of $2.00 or more. If you are ordering more than one listing from my shop, I will gladly combine shipping costs for you and then package both items in one box, if possible. Please contact me before your purchase and I will calculate the new postage for you and place the combined items in a RESERVED listing just for you.

I contact my customers before I send any shipment to confirm addresses, gift wrap, et cetera. I may need a telephone number where your post office can reach you for your shipment. Once your item has been shipped, I will contact you again with tracking information, if available, and the expected delivery date.

If you do need an item gift-wrapped, please convo me BEFORE you make a purchase. Gift-wrap costs will be added to the shipping cost in a new “RESERVED” listing for you from where it can be purchased.

SPECIAL SHIPPING CHARGES OR UPGRADES:
If you need FedEx, UPS, or USPS Priority or Express Mail, please convo me before your purchase. Additional fees and methods must be agreed upon, in addition to any special packaging and/or gift-wrap costs, etc., before it is placed in a “RESERVED” listing from where it can be purchased.

International customers are responsible for any customs, VAT and/or duty-related fees issued by their country’s postal service. I may need a telephone number where your post office can reach you for your shipment.
Please also know that outside of the US, postal services can take several weeks to process your packages from the US.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges:
I want your complete satisfaction with your purchase, but sometimes things can and do happen.

1. If your shipment arrives obviously damaged (torn open, tire track marks, etc.), take a picture of the package as you received it, refuse the delivery and contact me immediately via email and/or Etsy's convo/contact system. It should be returned to me at no return postage cost to you and I will refund your purchase price upon receiving the item. If the item was insured, please see the 'Shipping Policies' above.
2. If your shipment arrives and is somehow damaged in its box, please take photos, keep all wrappings, boxes and receipts and contact me immediately. If the item was insured, you can file a claim from the USPS (See 'Shipping Policies' above) and I will help with that anyway I can. If the item was not insured, I will refund the purchase price as soon as the item is returned to me.
3. If you just plain don't like your item, it must be returned to me within 30 days of the purchase date, AND after notifying me first. The item must be in the condition in which it was received and not worn, stained, soiled or damaged. I will refund the purchase price as soon as the item is returned to me.

Please note:
Refunds are available as soon as the item is returned to me (see above conditions).
Shipping fees, insurance and gift wrap costs are not refundable.
merlinMN is not responsible for items lost in return transit.
merlinMN is not responsible for any shipping fees incurred in the return/exchange process.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome customers from all countries. Some items may have restrictions across international lines, so please take note.
- If you wish to purchase from outside the US, Canada or other listed countries, please convo me at Etsy and/or send me an email and I will do my best to figure out the proper shipping charges and paperwork for that item.
- International buyers are responsible for ALL customs and/or duty fees and taxes.
- I may need a telephone number where your post office can reach you for your shipment.
Please be aware that International shipping rates from the US are very high and going higher!. If you know a cheaper and faster method of shipment, let me know. I like a challenge!