Announcement Looking for fine vintage silk scarves, English bone china, designer jewelry, beautiful linens or some cool kitsch? It's all in my shop. Send me a convo if you don't see what you are looking for. I am happy to look through my unlisted inventory for you.
Looking for fine vintage silk scarves, English bone china, designer jewelry, beautiful linens or some cool kitsch? It's all in my shop. Send me a convo if you don't see what you are looking for. I am happy to look through my unlisted inventory for you.
- All 345
- Vintage China and Glass 90
- Vintage Accessories 74
- Vintage Linens Etc. 33
- Vogue Patterns 52
- Vintage Patterns 13
- Prom/Wedding Patterns 11
- Vintage Jewelry 15
- Vintage Clothing 2
- Books & Pictures 13
- Holiday/Seasonal Items 24
fashionfish on Sep 22, 2016
The scarf is beautiful, in excellent condition and the service was timely and problem-free!
chkdesign on Sep 20, 2016
A special scarf (so happy with it )from a very special Etsy shop. I am always happy buying from this shop and seller. Always such a pleasure. Thank you
Audrey Sacred Raven on Sep 8, 2016
So happy with the silk Dior scarf I purchased as well as the entire experience buying from Colleen. Thanks again!
Finding beautiful and cool vintage items makes me happy.
It really started with my maternal grandmother. Although she was born in Ireland, she grew up in England and had a wonderful collection of vintage English china and fine linens. Even as a young child, I admired the beauty of these things from another age. I am lucky enough to have some prized pieces from her collection, including a Royal Crown Derby Old Imari pattern dish that she received as a wedding gift in 1908. Perhaps even more special is a linen tablecloth that is embroidered in silk that matches that same dish.
I live a short ferry ride away from Victoria, British Columbia, our capital city, well known for it's old world English roots. From the famous Empress Hotel, which serves a beautiful Afternoon Tea, to the Parliament Buildings, you can immerse yourself in this history. This is the place where I find most of my treasures. Gorgeous vintage linens, hand crocheted doilies, beautiful scarves and ties (many brought from England), pretty china pieces plus numerous sewing and knitting patterns.
It brings me great joy to bring these wonderful vintage items to new homes where they continue to be appreciated.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
Returns & exchanges
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
I am happy to gift wrap your item and include a card from you - free of charge. Just let me know before I ship the item. I package fragile items in a sturdy cardboard box with bubble wrap. I really want you to receive your item in excellent condition.
Custom and personalized orders
If you would like me to Reserve an item for you, I am happy to do so. I require payment within 5 days. If you need longer, send me a convo.
I have included the dimensions of the item in the description (unless I forgot!) but please convo me if you need further details, especially with clothing. I am also happy to send you additional photos.
Shipping to a Different Address
If you would like your purchase sent to a different address, please let me know. I am happy to do what works for you.
Looking for a Specific Item?
I have lots (and lots!) of items that aren't listed yet. If you are looking for something specific, just convo me. I might have it or know where I can find it. I love looking for special pieces.
If you need your item in a hurry, please let me know. We can talk about what is available and how much extra it might cost.
What If I Don't Like It or It Doesn't Fit?
Send me convo and let's talk. I do accept returns and want you to be happy. Let's work it out.
When Will My Item Be Shipped?
I can usually ship your purchase within 24 hours. I will send you a convo telling you when it will be shipped. My post office is only open 9:00 am until noon Monday to Friday and is closed on weekends (and statutory holidays).
What If I Need My Purchase in a Hurry?
Convo me and we will discuss what can be done. Please let me know when you need it by.
How Will My Purchase Be Shipped?
I send all items by Canada Post. I send your purchase By Air Mail. I don't have access to Fed Ex or other couriers. If I have overcharged you for shipping by more than $1.00, I will refund you the difference.