MouseTrapVintage

Rare finds inspired by the natural world.

Pennsylvania, United States · 2379 Sales

MouseTrapVintage

Rare finds inspired by the natural world.

Pennsylvania, United States 2379 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1199)

Announcement   Welcome to Mouse Trap Vintage. Here you'll find a carefully curated collection of well-made, utilitarian clothing and accessories, rare and antique books, American folk art and unique objects to beautify the home, all inspired by my love of the natural world and my early experiences as a Girl Scout.

For shop previews, special promotions and a behind the scenes look at my shop operations, visit www.mousetrapvintage.com.

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2016 EVENTS!

FIND ME:

Thursday April 14th, June 9th, August 18th, October 13th & December 8th >>
URBN Market @ Urban Outfitters H.Q., 5000 S. Broad St., Phila., PA

Most Saturdays from April 23rd through September >>
BROOKLYN FLEA @ Fort Greene, 176 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, October 8th >>
TACTILE @ The Sculpture Courtyard, 1714 N. Mascher St., Phila., PA

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 7, 2016

Welcome to Mouse Trap Vintage. Here you'll find a carefully curated collection of well-made, utilitarian clothing and accessories, rare and antique books, American folk art and unique objects to beautify the home, all inspired by my love of the natural world and my early experiences as a Girl Scout.

For shop previews, special promotions and a behind the scenes look at my shop operations, visit www.mousetrapvintage.com.

...

2016 EVENTS!

FIND ME:

Thursday April 14th, June 9th, August 18th, October 13th & December 8th >>
URBN Market @ Urban Outfitters H.Q., 5000 S. Broad St., Phila., PA

Most Saturdays from April 23rd through September >>
BROOKLYN FLEA @ Fort Greene, 176 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, October 8th >>
TACTILE @ The Sculpture Courtyard, 1714 N. Mascher St., Phila., PA

Sarah Brown

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Sarah Brown

NOS vintage c. 1940s canvas fishing creel
US$62.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1199)
gigik

gigik on Aug 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So cool!! I've been wanting one of these as a display. It's great!

g8kpr

g8kpr on Jun 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It's beautiful. They also personalized the delivery of the gift with a post card. Up until now most etsy vendors just threw it into a bag. This little touch made it all the better and gave it a more personal feel every time I look at it.

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Updates

Finally updated the shop with a collection of antique & vintage art supplies & well-worn denim, linen & canvas pieces that'll take you right to the studio...

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About

Inspired by the natural world

At Mouse Trap Vintage, you'll find well-made, utilitarian and historical clothing and accessories, rare and antique books from the cannon of Natural History, American folk art and unique objects to beautify the home, all inspired by my love of the natural world and my early experiences as a Girl Scout.

I am a fine artist by training (Moore College of Art, class of '03), but I have found great creative satisfaction in curating, merchandising and photographing the beautiful, old, storied goods that I find. I am also incredibly passionate about bringing new life to used things! I've pledged to myself to buy used or vintage whenever possible - it is a wonderful way to conserve our natural resources!

I established Mouse Trap Vintage on Etsy in 2008. In fall 2012, I left my day job as an art school admissions counselor to run my vintage shop full-time. Almost immediately, I expanded the business beyond online sales to include a year-round schedule of antique shows, flea markets and pop-up shops: Clover Market (Ardmore, PA), Brimfield Antiques Show (MA), Phila Flea Markets, Golden Nugget (Lambertville, NJ), Brooklyn Flea Philly, URBN Market @ Urban Outfitters H.Q. (Philly), District Flea (DC), the Franklin Flea (Philly) and, most recently, the Brooklyn Flea and terrain (Glen Mills, PA). While Etsy allows me to reach a global audience, I really cherish interacting with my local customers in person - what a delight! An up-to-date events schedule can be found on my website: http://www.mousetrapvintage.com/events.

Thank you for your interest in my little shop!

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  • Sarah L. Brown

    Owner, Maker, Curator

    I live and work in a West Philadelphia apartment with my cartoonist husband and our two cats. I channel most of my creative energy & all of my regular energy into scouring flea markets, curating shop updates & photographing vintage.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 11, 2013
>>-----> Thank you for visiting MOUSE TRAP VINTAGE! <-----<<

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
>> Mouse Trap Vintage accepts credit cards through Etsy Direct Checkout & Paypal.

>> If you are interested in reserving an item or layaway on items priced over $60, please contact me via email so we can discuss options and a payment schedule.
Shipping
>> Domestic: packages ship daily - Priority and First Class US mail with delivery confirmation. Please allow 2-5 days for delivery.

>> International: Default shipping is via First Class International. If you prefer another method, please let me know. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

>> Insurance is available upon request for all items. I cover the cost of insurance on all domestic orders over $150. Outside of this coverage, Mouse Trap Vintage is not responsible for items lost or damaged in transit.
Refunds and Exchanges
>> ALL SALES ARE CONSIDERED FINAL <<
Though all sales are considered final returns are reviewed on a case by case basis, primarily only if there was a significant error in the listing. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Because great care is taken to provide accurate measurements on each garment, returns due to poor fit are not accepted.

To ensure a vintage garment will fit, please read the vintage sizing information below and double-check and compare the listing size and your own size. If you are unsure and have a question about the size or appearance of an item, contact me and I will gladly send you more pictures or take additional measurements. It is important to me that you love your Mouse Trap Vintage purchase!

>> SIZING INFORMATION <<
Vintage clothing fits differently than modern clothing, which is cut loosely to fit a wide variety of body shapes. Vintage clothing is cut much closer to the body than you may be used to. For this reason, it is important that you allow enough wearing ease to move comfortably while wearing your vintage garment. In addition to this, fashion sizes have changed a great deal over the years. Although a vintage item may be marked as a large, that does not necessarily mean it will fit the way a modern large fits. To ensure you are getting a garment that will fit you, it is best to refer to the numeric measurements listed. Vintage garments should always be worn with care and consideration of their age.

>> MEASURING YOURSELF <<
Use a dressmaker’s tape measure, which you can get at your local fabric store.
Measure yourself over the undergarments you plan to wear and not over your clothing.

BUST/CHEST: measure over the fullest part of your bust (while wearing a bra) or chest.

WAIST: measure around the smallest point of your waist where it naturally curves in.

HIP: measure around the fullest part of your hips. This is usually about 8"-9" below your waist.

LENGTH: measure from the top of your shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would be, down the front, to the point you want the garment to end at the hem.

>> A NOTE ON NUMERIC MEASUREMENTS PROVIDED <<
Measurements are taken with the garment laying flat. The bust/chest measurement is taken from armpit to armpit, then doubled. The waist measurement is taken approx. 5" below where the bust/chest measurement was taken, at the narrowest point of a dress, or across the waistband of a skirt, shorts or pair of pants, then doubled. The hips measurement is taken approx. 8-9" below the waist or across the widest point of the hips area of a garment, then doubled.

>> SHOE SIZING <<
see this chart for conversions:
http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html#adult

If you have any other questions or concerns, please send a message before purchasing.
Additional policies and FAQs
>> All of the items at Mouse Trap Vintage are vintage and have some wear, as they have been previously loved. Any imperfections are minor and are described to the best of my knowledge via the listing text and photographs.