MoonlightMartini

Vintage Costume Jewelry Vintage Clothing Destash & More

Connecticut, United States · 4069 Sales

MoonlightMartini

Vintage Costume Jewelry Vintage Clothing Destash & More

Connecticut, United States 4069 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(2086)

Announcement   *SHIPPING NOTICE!*
I WILL BE UNABLE TO SHIP ORDERS BETWEEN SAT. OCT 1ST THROUGH THURSDAY OCT 6TH. SO PLEASE BE SURE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER BEFORE FRIDAY SEPT 30TH NO LATER THAN 12:00PM*
ORDERS PLACED AFTER 9/30 12:00PM WILL NOT SHIP OUT UNTIL OCT. 7TH* Sorry for any inconvenience.

It's time to spice up your Fall wardrobe with deep earthy tones and pops of color. Add a multi strand necklace of orange, yellow, red or chocolate brown to your favorite sweater. Or perhaps add a fabulous rhinestone brooch to your jacket lapel to give it a fresh new look.
I carry a fab selection of over 1000 vintage goodies, so grab a martini or a cup of coffee or whatever and get comfy. ;)
Surf through oodles of vintage costume jewelry, including a bevy of original 1960's mod jewelry, fine estate jewelry, vintage clothing, destash, loose gemstones, vintage home decor, photo postcards and much more.

Be sure to visit my "About" portion of my shop below to read where some of my sold items have ended up! From TV shows, to plays and more.
Thanks to all my repeat customers and also to my new customers for leaving such fabulous feedback comments! <3!
Come Back Soon And Stay Hip!

*SPEEDY ORDER PROCESSING WITH MOONLIGHTMARTINI*
I use PayPal, so you will not encounter any problems checking out or waiting for your order to process. You can use ANY credit card through Paypal and you don't have to open an account. I also accept USPS money orders too. :)
Sorry, I do not ship internationally.

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 27, 2016

*SHIPPING NOTICE!*
I WILL BE UNABLE TO SHIP ORDERS BETWEEN SAT. OCT 1ST THROUGH THURSDAY OCT 6TH. SO PLEASE BE SURE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER BEFORE FRIDAY SEPT 30TH NO LATER THAN 12:00PM*
ORDERS PLACED AFTER 9/30 12:00PM WILL NOT SHIP OUT UNTIL OCT. 7TH* Sorry for any inconvenience.

It's time to spice up your Fall wardrobe with deep earthy tones and pops of color. Add a multi strand necklace of orange, yellow, red or chocolate brown to your favorite sweater. Or perhaps add a fabulous rhinestone brooch to your jacket lapel to give it a fresh new look.
I carry a fab selection of over 1000 vintage goodies, so grab a martini or a cup of coffee or whatever and get comfy. ;)
Surf through oodles of vintage costume jewelry, including a bevy of original 1960's mod jewelry, fine estate jewelry, vintage clothing, destash, loose gemstones, vintage home decor, photo postcards and much more.

Be sure to visit my "About" portion of my shop below to read where some of my sold items have ended up! From TV shows, to plays and more.
Thanks to all my repeat customers and also to my new customers for leaving such fabulous feedback comments! <3!
Come Back Soon And Stay Hip!

*SPEEDY ORDER PROCESSING WITH MOONLIGHTMARTINI*
I use PayPal, so you will not encounter any problems checking out or waiting for your order to process. You can use ANY credit card through Paypal and you don't have to open an account. I also accept USPS money orders too. :)
Sorry, I do not ship internationally.

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About

I Have Always Loved Vintage Everything!

My story? Here it goes...
I started going to rummage sales with my Mom in the early 1960's when I was only 5 years old. Back when you can get a 1950's prom gown for only a quarter.
My very first purchase was a teddy bear wearing a felt tie that had a letter "A" on it.
I named him Alvin. Alvin was only five cents and I still treasure him today.
Growing up, I always had some sort of sale going on in my backyard under our huge black walnut tree. Whether it was used toys I was tired of or books I no longer wanted. Or anything else I can sell.
I once had a "plant" sale in front of my house one day. The "plants" were actually weeds that I dug up and planted with mud into plastic pots that I fished out of the garbage.
It was a really cloudy day. I set up shop on the sidewalk in front of my house on a rickety card table. We lived on a crazy busy street by the way. I displayed my "wares" in a row with a handwritten sign in crayon that read "Plants 25 Cents".
And then down came the rain. But that didn't stop me. I yelled "plants for sale" to every car that whizzed by and when I started getting really soaked, I ran back into the house to get an umbrella.
I sat out in the pouring rain under my little umbrella for about an hour, when a lady pulled up in a car with her friend. She said " Plants are twenty five cents? I will take them all" and bought the entire batch of "plants" for $2.00! I was so excited. When I went to hand her the plants, she told me "oh thanks ok, you can keep them".
I couldn't understand why she didn't want the "plants" and why she and her friend were giggling so much. All's I knew was that I was in HEAVEN and rich beyond my wildest dreams. LOL!
I went running and screaming into my house to tell my Mom about my glorious sale. She was more shocked than I.
Of course years later, I realized that the sweet old lady and her friend just felt sorry for me sitting out in the rain and thought that selling weeds in containers of mud was simply adorable. I guess I knew way back then I would be in retail some day.

MANY more years later, I opened my first and very own vintage clothing and jewelry store. It was TINY, but it was tres cool. I purchased and stock piled clothing and jewelry for over a year before I opened my shop to make sure it would be busting at the seams with goodies on opening day.
Due to my shop's popularity, I needed to expand, so I moved into a much larger location. It was the largest vintage shop in the state. I was in business for over 18 years. I ran my shop with a lot of help from my Mom and Dad. My Mom was my right arm. I am blessed to have them both still with me. (Dad is 94 yrs young) They now live next door to me now, where I can keep and eye on them, care for them and try to return the favor.
I was lucky to have my shop featured in various newspapers over the years. There was also a newspaper which ran a "best of" contest every year for local businesses. People would vote for their favorite businesses. I am proud to say I won every single year in the vintage clothing category.
Some of my store stock ended up in really cool places. Some clothing ended up in the movie "A Bronx Tale" and also in a documentary of Katherine Hepburn called "Call me Kate". Just to name a few that I can remember.
My shop closed many moons ago because the building was going up for sale. Sadly, they tripled the original asking price. I simply could not afford it and so it was time to move on. So online I went and I never looked back.

I started out on Ebay and sold there for over ten years. I didn't care for the atmosphere there. I then created a vintage clothing and costume jewelry website, which I still own and run today. Then I found Etsy. Wow! I ADORE Etsy.
So basically I have been my own boss for just short of 30 years and I have tried to fire myself several times, but to no avail. LOL!

Some of my Etsy shop items have "starred" in various venues, including films, plays, popular TV shows and also attended many fab parties.
A few notables:
Various 1950's necklaces were purchased for the TV show "Vegas",
A pair of Victorian coral earrings were worn by an actress in the TV show "The Originals",
One of my Brooks Brothers silk ascots was worn by an actor in the pre production movie, "I Fell in Love With a Psychopath",
A Swarovski crystal tie tac was worn in a production of "The Elephant Man" in San Francisco,
A chunky green bakelite bangle hit the stage in a New York play,
Jewelry was purchased by an actor in LA. (name kept private)
A vintage embroidered patch lot went out to a LA jeans designer.
A celebrity make up artist from LA purchased a bracelet.
And a watch parts lot was over nighted to a photographer in NY.
Some 1960's bumper stickers are slated for an upcoming episode of "Masters of Sex". (fingers crossed!)
And on it goes...
If you made it this far, (lol) thanks for letting me share my story with you.

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Twitter:
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  • MoonlightMartini

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    I have been selling vintage jewelry & clothing for over 30 years. Even my home's decor is vintage. From a 1950's kitchen, to a 1960's tiki bar. Life is short, so why not spice it up? This picture was taken of me WAY back in my heyday. :)

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    I chose Vista Print to print my photo postcards. Using this company allows me to offer a cost efficient product to my customers from a name they can recognize and trust.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 27, 2016
*SHIPPING NOTICE!*
I WILL BE UNABLE TO SHIP ORDERS BETWEEN SAT. OCT 1ST THROUGH THURSDAY OCT 6TH. SO PLEASE BE SURE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER BEFORE FRIDAY SEPT 30TH NO LATER THAN 12:00PM*
ORDERS PLACED AFTER 9/30 12:00PM WILL NOT SHIP OUT UNTIL OCT. 7TH* Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thanks for stopping by MoonlightMartini.
I hope you find something that tickles your fancy or at least makes you smile.
SORRY, I DO NOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY OR TO CANADA.
Ready set shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightMartini

Forms of Payment Accepted:
Any credit or debit card through Paypal.
I am not set up to take credit cards directly.
I also accept US Postal Money Orders and other money orders (but prefer US postal money orders )
*I no longer accept personal checks.*
Sorry, I do not accept Etsy Gift Cards or use Etsy Direct Check Out or except "E Checks".
All Paypal payments must have a confirmed shipping address. (a confirmed shipping address is the same address you use for your credit or debit card)

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
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*SHIPPING NOTICE!*
I WILL BE UNABLE TO SHIP ORDERS BETWEEN SAT. OCT 1ST THROUGH THURSDAY OCT 6TH. SO PLEASE BE SURE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER BEFORE FRIDAY SEPT 30TH NO LATER THAN 12:00PM*
ORDERS PLACED AFTER 9/30 12:00PM WILL NOT SHIP OUT UNTIL OCT. 7TH* Sorry for any inconvenience.

SORRY I DO NOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY OR TO CANADA

FORMS OF PAYMENT I ACCEPT:
Paypal, and Money Orders Only (I prefer US postal money orders).
*I NO LONGER ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS. IT IS TOO INCONVENIENT.*

Sorry I do not accept Etsy gift cards, "E" checks or use Etsy Direct Checkout.
You can use any credit or debit card through Paypal. :)
No need to set up an account with them either!
Sorry, I am not set up to accept credit or debit card payments directly.

SHIPPING INFO:
I ship about three times a week up until around 2:00 pm EST.
Sorry, I do not ship on Saturdays. I need to have some fun too! :)
All Connecticut residents must pay sales tax.

SHOP:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightMartini
Shipping
*SHIPPING NOTICE!*
I WILL BE UNABLE TO SHIP ORDERS BETWEEN SAT. OCT 1ST THROUGH THURSDAY OCT 6TH. SO PLEASE BE SURE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER BEFORE FRIDAY SEPT 30TH NO LATER THAN 12:00PM*
ORDERS PLACED AFTER 9/30 12:00PM WILL NOT SHIP OUT UNTIL OCT. 7TH* Sorry for any inconvenience.

SAFE PACKING:
I am a STICKLER when it comes to safe packing.
Your items will arrive safe and sound.
I ship USPS First class for anything under 13 oz, and Priority mail for anything above.

TRACKING AND INSURANCE:
Tracking is always included with postal quote. All shipping quotes are listed per item at the bottom of the description. Insurance is a MUST on all items with a purchase price of $25.00 and over.

*If your item is priced UNDER $25.00 and you would like to insure your item, please email me before purchasing and I can edit the shipping price or you. :)

COMBINED SHIPPING:
*I can combine shipping for you on multiple purchases whenever possible.*
Email me first! Sometimes the shipping may come out too high with multiple purchases. No worries, I will refund you the difference. :)
I email all my customers to let them know when their items ships and I also provide a tracking number.

SHOP:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightMartini
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind everything I sell.
I take very clear and accurate photos, but keep in mind that different computer monitors may differ when it comes to an item's exact color.
I list any and ALL concerns with each item in each description.
*Please let me know if you need additional photos or if you need any clarification of a description or if you have ANY questions PRIOR to purchasing.
*I am always around to help! And I will get back to you ASAP.* :)

MY RETURN POLICY:
*NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

*ALL CLOTHING*
ALL CLOTHING IS SOLD IN MY SHOP AS "ALL SALES FINAL" * NO EXCEPTIONS.

Hair Accessories ( for health reasons)

Junk Lots, Jewelry Lots and "Destash" Lots, industrial or assemblage craft Items

Any Consigned Estate Items

Any items with a listing description which reads "AS IS" or "ALL SALES FINAL".

Items returned without FIRST contacting me.

Buyer's remorse.

*Items returned for the reason of color.*

Items returned beyond the allotted return time of 7 days.

**Items returned that are not in the same condition as received.**
All returns MUST be photographed and photos must be sent through Etsy's email prior to returning. I WILL NOT CONVERSE THROUGH OTHER EMAIL.

*IN THE RARE EVENT THAT AN ITEM WAS LISTED IN ERROR:
*I must be contacted within two days of purchase.*
*The item must be received back in the same condition as it was purchased.*
*Prior to shipping the item back, it must be clearly photographed and detailed and the photos must be sent via Etsy's mail. Photos will then be viewed and I will get back to you right away*

A refund will be issued after the item is returned to me within SEVEN working Days from the day you first received it. It must be sent the same postal way it was received and insured if necessary.
You will be refunded the PURCHASE price.
*I DO NOT REFUND SHIPPING OR REFUND RETURN SHIPPING. That is up to the buyer.*
*All returned items must be insured and have tracking. Please be sure to insure the package for the purchase price you paid for the item.
What is the reason you may ask?
If I do not receive your package back and it gets lost or damaged in transit back to me, I am not responsible to issue a refund.

*IF AN ITEM ARRIVES DAMAGED OR WAS LOST*
In the rare event that an *INSURED* package gets lost or damaged, you can file a postal claim on the USPS website online.
www.usps.com
I will provide you with postal copies and all information you need.

*FOR A DAMAGED ITEM:
PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP ALL ORIGINAL PACKAGING AND YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF PURCHASE TO THE POST OFFICE*
This is done online now at www.usps.com
*A lost or damaged item WITHOUT insurance can not be refunded by the post office or by myself. However, you may be covered by your credit card company if you used your card to purchase the item. Please check with them.*

If your item was NOT insured, you cannot file a claim with the post office.
If your item was insured and you need to file a claim with the post office, I will provide you with all information needed, including pictures of the postal receipts. I also provide a copy of your sales order with your package :)
If the post office lost or damaged your INSURED item, then of course they are at fault and they are the ones who will reimburse you. Fair?

WHAT ITEMS ARE INSURED?
Anything shipped Priority mail. (first 50.00 is covered by the post office)
Anything above the purchase price of $50.00 costs more for insurance and is always included and listed with the postal quote per item. :)
FIRST CLASS items with a value of $25.00 or more must be shipped insured.
Insurance is included in the postal price per item.
If your item is LESS than $25.00 and is being shipped via FIRST CLASS (most of my single jewelry items ship First Class) and you would like to add insurance to your purchase for your own peace of mind against damage or loss, please email me first BEFORE you pay, so I can adjust the shipping total for you. :)
Confused? I don't blame you!
Drop me line, so can chat.
I am always around to answer any questions and will get back to you ASAP. :)
BACK TO SHOP:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightMartini
Additional policies and FAQs
A mention about Etsy's Feedback Star System: (sorry)
All my items have accurate descriptions and very clear pictures.
I list all concerns with all items.
I would like to know if you were not pleased with your purchase BEFORE you leave feedback of less than 5 stars. Seem fair?

WHAT DOES THE FEEDBACK STAR RATINGS MEAN TO MY SHOP?
FIVE STARS - makes me smile a whole lot. Thanks so much! YAY!!!!! :)
FOUR STARS - means you were not TOTALLY tickled with your purchase. :(
THREE STARS - means you were REALLY not pleased. :(
TWO STARS - I really would be bummed out. :(
ONE STAR - means the entire transaction was a total failure. :( :( !!
So the bottom line is, before you leave any comment of less than FIVE stars, please email me first? Ok? Seem fair?
I am always around and I will get back to you ASAP.
*Thanks to all customers who take the time to leave feedback and make me smile. It is much appreciated! *
To my shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightMartini

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