OttolinesOddities

Vintage Curiosities For Your Closet & Castle

Washington, D.C., United States · 319 Sales

OttolinesOddities

Vintage Curiosities For Your Closet & Castle

Washington, D.C., United States 319 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Come take a peek at my vintage clothing (vintage dresses, blouses, pajamas, lingerie, accessories, and more), vintage home decor, vintage books and booklets, vintage linens, and other assorted vintage curiosities!

-- Laurel from Ottoline's Oddities

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Come take a peek at my vintage clothing (vintage dresses, blouses, pajamas, lingerie, accessories, and more), vintage home decor, vintage books and booklets, vintage linens, and other assorted vintage curiosities!

-- Laurel from Ottoline's Oddities

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A Tangible Connection with the Past.

I idolized my great-grandmother. (What 4 year old girl could resist a woman who always wore pink?) She lived in a mansion packed with elegant objects, and never left home without a hat and a pair of gloves.

Over time, most of my great-grandmother's possessions were lost to thrift stores and street curbs, though my mother saved a carved bedroom set for me.
The set's vanity boasts a distinct iron burn. I adore that burn mark. It reminds me that past generations didn't live in idealized costume dramas, that the shared humanity found in bumps and bruises makes history fascinating.

My ambition is to pair each of my customers with usable vintage gems that inspire the same daily connection with the past that my beautifully flawed vanity gives to me.

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  • Laurel

    Owner, Forager, Researcher, Remover Of Stains, Stylist, Photographer

    Hi! I’m Laurel: A carbon based life form and fancier of old objects with a story or two to tell. I collect vintage vagabonds, give them a hot meal, then find them a new place to call home.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
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Shipping Costs, Methods, and Upgrades

To keep shipping charges low, I choose the least expensive shipping option for each order. If your order is time sensitive, contact me to arrange a shipping upgrade. Packages are mailed via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Shipping charges include packaging and third-party insurance costs, as well as postage. Items over $250 will be shipped with signature confirmation. Shipping and handling savings from orders containing multiple items will be refunded. Please contact me if you'd like an updated shipping quote before completing a multi-item order.

Processing Time

Orders will be shipped within two business days.

Sizing details

Sizing standards vary dramatically between manufacturers and across time. To help ensure a good fit--even if you don't know your measurements or how much extra room you require for comfort--I take flat clothing measurements. To find a proper fit, compare the listed measurements with those of a similar, well-fitting garment. General size estimates (small, medium, large, etc.) are provided in each listing. These estimates are broad guidelines covering a range of measurements. Please make sure to check a garment's exact measurements before completing your purchase. Sizes listed on a garment's label are not taken into account when estimating size.

Vintage Condition

My shop is filled with vintage treasures. In other words, my merchandise didn't just leave the factory. That's part of its charm! While I do my very best to list any defects, I may end up missing something small. That said, if I have misrepresented an item I will offer a refund upon its return. Merchandise is stored in a smoke-free, cat-friendly home. Unfortunately, I can't attest to my vintage items' past whereabouts. All items have been cleaned as appropriate.

Insurance Claims

If your purchase arrives damaged, please save all packaging so that an insurance claim may be filed.

Gift wrapping and packaging

For environmental reasons, I reuse shipping packaging whenever possible.