Retrocollects

French Vintage Treasures & unique needlepoint pillows-

Limoges, France · 1360 Sales

Retrocollects

French Vintage Treasures & unique needlepoint pillows-

Limoges, France 1360 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(411)

Announcement   French Pillows. Needlepoint. Tapestry. Vintage French .French Linen. French Interiors. French home. Brocante. French treasures. French Flea market finds. Bric a brac. French antiques. French style.Handmade Pillows.


Bonjour & Bienvenue -

We adore France 🇫🇷 & all things French - we find ourselves constantly inspired by our surroundings & by the vintage and antique items that can be found in this amazing & diverse Country.

We moved here 8 years ago- from the UK- we live in a quirky village house - with an original medieval fireplace - most of the house being rebuilt in the early 1700's- it's draughty in the winter and perfectly cool in the summer & it suits us just perfectly.

We spend many hours 'treasure hunting' at local Vide greniers , brocantes, antique shops and Flea markets... We select & offer unique pieces - eclectic & diverse - we adore each & every item that we buy and hope that if it caught our eye it will make your heart flutter too. ❤️

We also create pillows & upholstery taking vintage French needlepoints & juxtaposing with old and new textiles - We aspire to breathe new life into the pieces & add a fresh charm. Each one hand made ,unique and one of a kind - we create pillows to be treasured

All our Pillows are sold as the Cover alone - this for two reasons- One it keeps shipping costs low for our International customers & two- many people have a personal preference - be it feather,synthetic,foam etc.

Thank you for choosing to visit us and please do not hesitate to convo us if we can help in anyway.

We also share photos of our life in France, our latest pillow creations & our treasure finds on the following sites- do call by & say bonjour

http://instagram.com/retrocollectsinteriors/
https://www.facebook.com/Retrocollects
https://twitter.com/Retrocollects

Announcement

Last updated on May 27, 2018

French Pillows. Needlepoint. Tapestry. Vintage French .French Linen. French Interiors. French home. Brocante. French treasures. French Flea market finds. Bric a brac. French antiques. French style.Handmade Pillows.


Bonjour & Bienvenue -

We adore France 🇫🇷 & all things French - we find ourselves constantly inspired by our surroundings & by the vintage and antique items that can be found in this amazing & diverse Country.

We moved here 8 years ago- from the UK- we live in a quirky village house - with an original medieval fireplace - most of the house being rebuilt in the early 1700's- it's draughty in the winter and perfectly cool in the summer & it suits us just perfectly.

We spend many hours 'treasure hunting' at local Vide greniers , brocantes, antique shops and Flea markets... We select & offer unique pieces - eclectic & diverse - we adore each & every item that we buy and hope that if it caught our eye it will make your heart flutter too. ❤️

We also create pillows & upholstery taking vintage French needlepoints & juxtaposing with old and new textiles - We aspire to breathe new life into the pieces & add a fresh charm. Each one hand made ,unique and one of a kind - we create pillows to be treasured

All our Pillows are sold as the Cover alone - this for two reasons- One it keeps shipping costs low for our International customers & two- many people have a personal preference - be it feather,synthetic,foam etc.

Thank you for choosing to visit us and please do not hesitate to convo us if we can help in anyway.

We also share photos of our life in France, our latest pillow creations & our treasure finds on the following sites- do call by & say bonjour

http://instagram.com/retrocollectsinteriors/
https://www.facebook.com/Retrocollects
https://twitter.com/Retrocollects

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Truffling out Textile Treasures

We have always adored & collected (some would say hoarded !) textiles of all descriptions- Here in France that passion has been re kindled - or perhaps re energised (because I am fairly sure the flame was never extinguished ) and it's so easy to think creatively when stumbling across some of the textile time capsules we discover out here.
Ever respectful of time and work that goes into completing a needlepoint or piece of embroidery- simply for fashions to change and it to be discarded to join the flotsam and jetsam of another age- seems harsh to us and disrespectful of someone’s time & so sad to think all those needlepoints, doilies, embroideries and hand woven linens could be lost forever to future generations ~ These items tell stories of a simpler life .
Juxtaposing old and new textiles - We hope breathes new life into the pieces and adds a fresh charm

So we trawl auction houses, flea markets, vide greniers , manor & Chateau sales finding vintage & antique treasures -we love the quirky and we adore the story, the provenance & the history that come along with the piece - in the brocante section in our Shop- we only ever carry items that we would love to find in our own home -in fact quite often we cannot bear to part with some of the items and they find themselves part of our home.

- Most of our items are one off pieces & we are very proud that our pillows have been featured in textile exhibitions here in France & featured in several Interiors Magazines around the World- our "French treasures" have appeared in BBC drama's and one item even made it to a Broadway stage .…….our customers and clients are as diverse as our items & we really do ship worldwide to each & every corner of the globe- we can claim some A list celebrities own Retrocollects pillows & several of them reside in a Royal Palace!
~Thank you so much for calling by- Jacqui & Ian

Shop members

  • Jacqui

    Owner, Designer, Creator

  • Ian

    Owner, Shipper, Marketer

  • Monsieur Frédéric ("Freddie" to his friends out of work hours)

    Owner, Chief Operations Manager & Security Director

Shop policies

Last updated on December 17, 2017
Retrocollects has a small Company structure- Just the two of us & no pretentious job titles for either of us! Often our roles overlap and fortuitously we get on famously so that means that 99.9% of the time things run extremely smoothly- we work as a team and we are both passionate about what we buy and sell.

"Retrocollects" was created 18 years ago- the name came about as result of us gathering a huge personal collection of mid century furniture and china - The business developed as we combined many years involvment in Interior & Commercial Design, a lifelong love of fine textiles, vintage & antique artifacts - and a desire to offer bespoke items for your home - that are as individual and unique as each and everyone of us.

Our style is eclectic - we mix antique & contemporary & we are always on the look out for the slightly quirky or bizarre - French /Scandinavian styling is our inspiration & a touch of industrial thrown in for good measure !

Our pillows are all designed and created my myself - they are all hand made and no two are the same - each one is unique and one of a kind

Please always bear in mind if buying all vintage textiles – they may carry small anomalies in the weave (many were woven on hand looms) and tiny weeny marks – that add to the authenticity ,character & history of the piece- this is what sets them apart and makes your item unique.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
If for any reason you are unhappy with your item(s), you may return it to Retrocollects within 14 days of your original purchase date and we will provide a full refund of the item . All items must be returned in the same excellent condition as sent out and must include all original packaging. You will be required to pay for the return postage and packaging unless the goods are deemed faulty. You must let us know you are returning an item before you send the item back. Once we have received your returned item(s) you will be given a full refund via the payment method of your original purchase
Payment
We accept all major credit cards through secure Etsy Direct Checkout or PayPal. Etsy Gift cards or Apple pay - Please note that we are unable to send out an order until payment has been received and cleared.
Shipping
Orders are normally dispatched within one or two working days of the order being placed. Some deliveries may require a signature upon arrival. In the event of you being unavailable to receive your order, a card will normally be put through your door with instructions of what to do next. Please be aware that most postal services will only hold undelivered items for one week. Proof of postage will be retained for each dispatch.
Any import duties incurred, relevant to the Country in which you reside, are the responsibility of the Buyer.
We reserve the right to charge for re-delivery if the package was not collected, or if a re-delivery was not arranged by you on receipt of a card from the Postal carrier & we cannot be held responsible for problems incurred by inaccurate delivery information being supplied.

Each parcel is sent with a tracking number.
Each parcel heavier than 2 kg (4,4 lb) and thicker than 3 cm (1,18 inch) will be sent with COLISSIMO & a tracking number .

For the parcels not thicker than 3 cm (1,18 inch) and below 2 kg (4,40 lb) I will send with a "LETTRE ou PAQUET SUIVIE INTERNATIONALE" with a tracking number.

Please be aware that the shipping price is the same between 4,4 and 11 lb (2 to 5 kg) and the same between 11 lb to 22,04 lb (5 to 10 kg) . So it's not necessarily more expensive to buy several items .
L'envoi des articles est fait par:
- lettre prioritaire ou lettre prioritaire internationale pour les colis ne dépassant pas 3 cm d'épaisseur
- Colissimo ou Colissimo international pour les autres

Our shipping prices are very carefully calculated and we do not charge customers for packaging (material/ time spent).

Please ensure when purchasing an item that the Country in which you reside does not impose any restrictions on the import of such an item or the material of which it is composed of .
Additional policies and FAQs
Retrocollects supply select independent retail establishments around the World.
We welcome all enquiries however large or small, We have NO minimum order levels.
If you have a stylish Store or quirky boutique and are interested in becoming a stockist of Retrocollects Pillows- then please do contact us.

If you are seeking a particular vintage French item that you cannot find in our shop then let us know and we will do our utmost to source it for you.

Also please know that we do our very best to describe and to photograph our items with as much accuracy and detail as possible, but we ask that you please keep in mind that our items are vintage & antique, and have been previously owned & used. Buyers are responsible for reading & reviewing the detailed information, along with carefully studying the photos we provide before purchase. We request that you please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have before purchasing. As well, we are happy to provide additional photos on request.