MoonlightMartini

Vintage Costume Jewelry Estate Jewels Destash & More!

New Haven, Connecticut · 4514 Sales

MoonlightMartini

Vintage Costume Jewelry Estate Jewels Destash & More!

New Haven, Connecticut 4514 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(2268)

Announcement   15% Off Sale On *Selected CONSIGNED ESTATE ITEMS*. (only)
Priced as marked. Please look for the "15% Off SALE!" in the title for these sale items. :)

My shop carries a marvelous selection of vintage costume jewelry and fine jewelry for every occasion and taste. Are you simply mad for mod? I have you covered!
From silly pieces, to dead serious estate jewelry.
I also carry a bit of vintage clothing, a touch of destash, loose genuine gemstones, some vintage home décor, retro photo postcards which I photographed and much more.
Over 1000 listings.
So grab a martini or a cup of whatever and check out what my shop has to offer.
Visit the "About" portion below to read about how I got started in the vintage "biz" and where some of my items have ended up.
From TV shows, to plays, films and more.
A big thank you to all my repeat customers and new customers for leaving such fabulous feedback!
Come Back Soon And Stay Hip!

Announcement

Last updated on May 15, 2017

15% Off Sale On *Selected CONSIGNED ESTATE ITEMS*. (only)
Priced as marked. Please look for the "15% Off SALE!" in the title for these sale items. :)

My shop carries a marvelous selection of vintage costume jewelry and fine jewelry for every occasion and taste. Are you simply mad for mod? I have you covered!
From silly pieces, to dead serious estate jewelry.
I also carry a bit of vintage clothing, a touch of destash, loose genuine gemstones, some vintage home décor, retro photo postcards which I photographed and much more.
Over 1000 listings.
So grab a martini or a cup of whatever and check out what my shop has to offer.
Visit the "About" portion below to read about how I got started in the vintage "biz" and where some of my items have ended up.
From TV shows, to plays, films and more.
A big thank you to all my repeat customers and new customers for leaving such fabulous feedback!
Come Back Soon And Stay Hip!

MoonlightMartini

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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,
My shop was mentioned in a Gift Giving article in the Latin Times,
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.

To shop:
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  • MoonlightMartini

    Owner

    I have been selling vintage jewelry & clothing for over 36 years. Even my home 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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  • Vista Print

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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 May 16, 2017
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.

Forms of Payment Accepted:
*PAYPAL IS PREFERED!*.
No need to set up an account with Paypal (unless you are buying a consigned high end item)
You can use any credit or debit card. :)
NOTICE:
THERE *MAY* BE PROCESSING DELAYS IF YOU CHOOSE TO PAY WITH "ETSY PAYMENT". (Formally called Direct Check Out)
I also accept US Postal Money Orders which can be purchased at any postal branch. (no other money orders other than US postal money orders will be accepted).
*I do not accept personal checks, e- checks, wire or bank transfers, bank or cashier's checks.*

*CONSIGNED ESTATE ITEMS:
I do carry a small amount of consigned estate items that do require that you sign up for a Paypal account and have a confirmed shipping address.
Paypal or Etsy "guest check out" or Etsy Pay is not allowed for these particular consigned items and it will be specified in each items' description.
Sorry, I am not set up to accept credit or debit card payments directly.
*I do combine shipping whenever possible, please email me before you place your order.*

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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SORRY I DO NOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY
FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED:
PAYPAL IS PREFERRED FOR A JIFFY PROCESSING & SHIPPING!
No need to set up an account with Paypal (unless you are buying a consigned high end item) You can use any credit or debit card through Paypal.
*NOTICE: IF USING "ETSY PAYMENT", PROCESSING DELAYS MAY OCCUR*.

I also accept Etsy Pay and US Postal Money Orders which can be purchased at any postal branch. (no other money orders will be accepted).
I do not accept personal checks, e- checks, wire or bank transfers, bank or cashier's checks.
*CONSIGNED ESTATE ITEMS:
I do have "some" consigned estate listings that do require for you to set up a Paypal account in order to purchase. For those particular items, it will be specified in the items description. Paypal or Etsy "guest check out" or Etsy Pay is not allowed for those particular items.
Sorry, I am not set up to accept credit or debit card payments directly.

SHIPPING INFO:
I usually ship about three times a week, up until about 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.
*I do combine shipping whenever possible, please email me before you place your order.*

SHOP:
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Shipping
SAFE PACKING:
I am a STICKLER when it comes to safe packing.
Your items will arrive safe and sound.
I use USPS.
Tracking is always included. All shipping quotes are listed per item at the bottom of the description. I insure all purchases priced $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. :)

SHOP:
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Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind everything I sell and take very clear and accurate photos.
Keep in mind that all computer monitors will not show the same exact color.
I list all and any concerns (condition etc...) in each items 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.* :)

RETURN POLICY:
*NO RETURNS FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
*All Clothing, Belts, Scarves*. All are sold all sales final* NO EXCEPTIONS.
*Hair Accessories or Hats (for health reasons)*
*Junk or Craft Lots, Jewelry Lots and "Destash" Lots*
*Consigned Estate Items*
*Any item listed with "AS IS" or "ALL SALES FINAL" in the description.
*Buyer's remorse, or for reason of size, fit or color.*

IN THE RARE EVENT OF A RETURN AND ONLY IF AN ITEM WAS NOT AS DESCRIBED:
*Purchases can not be returned without contacting me first. I must be contacted within 48 hours of receipt and it must be returned within SEVEN working days with a tracking number and insurance if the purchase price was $25.00 or over.
*Items MUST be received in the same condition as received.* Fair, right?
Per Etsy's suggestion, an item MUST be *clearly* photographed and photos must be sent through Etsy's mail to me PRIOR to returning your order. Sorry, I do not converse through regular email.
Packing a Return:
All returns must be packed and returned in the same way it was received (US POST OFFICE)
*SORRY, I DO NOT REFUND ORIGINAL SHIPPING OR PAY RETURN SHIPPING, TRACKING OR INSURANCE COSTS.

*IF YOUR ORDER ARRIVED DAMAGED OR WAS LOST IN THE MAIL*
You can file a postal claim on the USPS website online at:
www.usps.com
I will provide you with all postal copies and any other information you may need. :)
*A lost or damaged item that was NOT originally insured when you purchased it, will not be reimbursed by the post office.
However, you may be covered by your credit card company if you payed by credit card. Please check with your credit card provider.*

TO SHOP:
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Additional policies and FAQs
A mention about Etsy's Feedback System and what the rating stars mean:
Please let me know if you were not pleased with your purchase BEFORE you leave feedback of less than 5 stars. So let's chat first, Ok? Seems fair?
Also a little known fact about leaving feedback from your phone?
If you meant to leave 5 stars, and it showed up as only 4 stars? This is an Etsy glitch that hasn't been fixed. :( Please consider going back to your comment and edit and update your rating to 5 stars? THANKS!
SO, WHAT DO THE STAR RATINGS REALLY MEAN TO MY SHOP?
FIVE STARS - makes me smile a whole bunch. YAY! :)
FOUR STARS - means you were not totally tickled with your purchase. :(
THREE STARS - means you were REALLY not pleased. :(
TWO STARS - Wow, I would be totally bummed out. :(
ONE STAR - means the entire transaction was a total failure. YIKES! :( !
So the bottom line is, before you leave any comment of less than FIVE stars, can you please email me first and we can chat? Ok? Seem fair?
*A HUGE thank you and a big hug to all my customers who take the time to leave such wonderful feedback. It brightens my day and it is much appreciated! *
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https://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightMartini