Vintage decor, clothing, housewares, books and more

Westborough, Massachusetts · 919 Sales


Vintage decor, clothing, housewares, books and more

Westborough, Massachusetts 919 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Honest and True Vintage - from an honest and true vintage human

Once upon a time there was a girl whose mother had a great personal style for home decor and whose father had a sense of humor that was mildly subversive with notes of kitsch. When that girl was a young adult in Boston, she discovered the pleasures of used vinyl record stores and vintage clothes, which she wore almost exclusively (when she wasn't wearing some garment with an asymmetrical zipper and gargantuan shoulder pads, it was the New Wave era).

How you dress, how you decorate your nest--both say something about you. I suppose how I curate my Etsy shop says something about me. RecentHistory combines my mother's sense of style with my father's sense of humor and my own passion for vintage. I love simple things that still bring function and maybe have a touch of funk, style lines that speak to when they were made, souvenirs from going places and doing things, handmade art and objects that really are one of a kind, paper ephemera with images and type to swoon over...the list is pretty long.
When you read my condition statements, and I include one with every listing, you should probably know that I am a tough grader. If there is a serious condition flaw, either you won't find it in my shop or you will see it clearly photographed and described.

Patina is not a condition flaw in my book. Patina is something that has been earned by living an everyday life. I love finding a spoon that's worn down on one side from decades of stirring or a wooden crate that wears it's years of service proudly.

Shopping for anything online is a leap of faith. Shopping for vintage online from a small independent dealer can be an even bigger one. My goal is to meet and exceed every buyers expectations and to offer the kind of service that I appreciate receiving. When you shop either here on Etsy, at our sister site or at our bricks and mortar location at 60 West Main Street in Northborough, MA, you have our commitment to always do our best for you. And you have our thanks for shopping small and independent.


Shop members

  • Laurie


    A lover of 20th century vintage, my favorite sport is finding great picks and bringing them to market. My philosophy harkens back to the classic general store, dealing in most everything. Life is too short to have one vintage passion.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 18, 2016
Thanks for visiting my shop. I do my best to offer clear and accurate descriptions and appropriate photos. I love answering questions, much better to ask before purchasing than to be disappointed with your purchase.

This is a vintage item. It has been used and loved and it has a history. Every attempt is made to describe it accurately, please examine photos carefully.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
US SHIPPING is via either the service chosen by the buyer or via the most economical service, usually USPS Priority Mail, USPS Standard Post, FedEx or UPS. Differences in shipping costs of more than $2 will be refunded.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is via USPS First Class Mail. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your package. Differences in shipping cost of more than $2 will be refunded. All taxes and duties are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the shipping cost.

COMBINED SHIPPING FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES is available, as long as the items can be safely shipped in the same package.

Shipments are sent to your address on the Etsy invoice.

High value items or items shipped to business or apartment addresses may require a signature confirmation.

I use recycled boxes and packaging whenever possible. If you'd prefer I don't, please convo me and we can discuss alternatives.

International buyers are responsible for all duties and tariffs.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your purchase doesn't live up to expectations, please convo me through Etsy within 3 days of delivery so we can figure out how to make it right. Payments will be refunded via the original method of payment, exclusive of shipping. Return shipping is also the responsibility of the buyer. If an item arrives damaged, please save all the wrapping and send me a photograph.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am not an expert. I describe things as I see them. If you have questions, please convo me before purchasing. Examine photos carefully, they are considered part of the listing.

The Etsy listing template allows for five photos. If you'd like to see more, or a specific detail, we are always happy to send you additional photos.

More information

Last updated on Dec 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

We love getting a good wrap on for you. If you've purchased something as a gift, let us know and we'll do a little fancy packaging and include a gift message from you. You can specify your message in the notes section when you place your order.