Vintage art, eclectic home decor, retro style fun

San Diego, California · 4812 Sales


Vintage art, eclectic home decor, retro style fun

San Diego, California 4812 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Sassydoggs has fanciful, unique, eclectic, and fun finds, for collectors and home decor. I actively search out unusual vintage one-of-a-kind items to offer for a reasonable price.


Last updated on Jun 30, 2018

Sassydoggs has fanciful, unique, eclectic, and fun finds, for collectors and home decor. I actively search out unusual vintage one-of-a-kind items to offer for a reasonable price.


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One hundred bird cages later...

It all started with a bird. Many years ago when I was a child, I wanted a parakeet, and my parents said yes I could get one. My favorite aunt gave me a globular shaped wire bird cage on a stand. I know now that it was an antique Hendryx bird cage. I named my bird Pixie, and the bird lived many years. When I left home, that bird cage disappeared, and I never knew what became of it.

All of my life I collected mainly small things. Arrowheads I found while hiking, fossils, bits of interesting stone, sea shells, flowers to press, horse figurines, old books. I loved yard sales. When I became acquainted with ebay, I decided to try to find a vintage bird cage like I had when I was a child. I bought my first antique bird cage and became hooked on the thrill of the hunt. Within a couple of years I had 100 bird cages and I knew I had to put the brakes on buying on the internet. I also knew there were many more like myself who loved to treasure hunt. It was just as easy to sell as it was to buy, and in 2001 I auctioned my first item.

In 2007 after several years of selling vintage on ebay, I discovered Etsy, and my Etsy shop was born early in 2008. I named my shop after my Boston Terrier Dogs. They are my companions and shop helpers. I still have many of the antique bird cages, but one occasionally goes into my shop. I try to keep an interesting mix of affordable and fun items in my Sassydoggs shop.

I have had two other Etsy shops, both closed for now. I am incorporating both Christmas and clothing items into Sassydoggs. for vintage holiday and Christmas for vintage clothing and accessories

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Shop members

  • Sassydoggs

    Collaborators, Shop Supervisors

    We watch the shop, sleep and play a lot, and go to dog shows in our spare time.

  • Sassydoggs

    Owner, Curator, Collector. Picker, Photographer, Packing Technician

    I inherited the collecting bug from my father who was an antique dealer, but the wheeling, dealing, and shopkeeping elements did not kick in until many years later. He would be amazed at what I am doing today and the influence he had on me.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 21, 2018
Welcome to my shop. I try to offer a selection of interesting items.
Please take a look at my other Etsy shops: closed closed

My philosophy is that everyone should be a responsible consumer. Be aware where your consumer dollars are going. Purchasing vintage is a way of green recycling what is already manufactured, does not use any additional natural resources, and supports the small seller, not the big corporations. Vintage is often more well-made than newer products, and many vintage items do not lose value, once purchased. Some vintage items are the antiques of the future, and when well cared for, will only increase in value over the years. Vintage items have history and layers of interest and meaning. Your vintage purchases can reflect your personality and who you are in a way that no trendy new products can.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Please let me know right away if your purchase does not meet your expectations, is not as described, or does not arrive in the condition that you expected. I do not refund shipping costs, but exchanges, store credit, or refunds can be negotiated on most items, once they are returned in the same condition as they were sent. I do not refund if an item is returned damaged or altered in any way. All returned items must include tracking numbers when shipped back to me for refunds.

International buyers are responsible for knowing their country's customs regulations, and for paying any customs fees or VAT fees that are required on their purchase. Customs fees are not included in the item's cost or in the shipping cost. Any item that is returned to me by customs will be refunded item cost only, not shipping, as long as it is returned unopened and in the same condition as sent.

Please see my policies under shipping regarding shipping refunds.
You are welcome to ask me to reserve an item for you if you can not pay immediately. I will hold for three days, but unless specific arrangements are made to hold your item longer, I will cancel the reserve after three days.

Paypal is accepted as well as personal check or money order.
Payment should be made within ten days of purchase, or let me know if there will be a problem with timely payment, and we can make arrangements.
I do ship internationally. If you want to order something that I have not listed international shipping for, please send me a message. Please make sure that you know your customs rules and VAT and tax rules, and are willing to pick up your order from customs, if required.

International buyers are responsible for picking up their order from their country's customs office, as well as paying for their own country's customs fees and taxes. If a buyer does not pick up their shipped order from customs, refuses to pay customs, or claims it was not received, and the item is returned to me, than shipping costs will not be refunded.

Shipping for all orders is usually done within 24 – 48 hours of receipt of payment. I always make the effort to ship the same day, when possible. I will let you know if shipping is delayed for any reason.

I wrap and package carefully to insure that your purchase will arrive safely. I have eight years experience in internet shipping of fragile collectibles, and I don’t require that you pay extra for postal insurance. I do consider that I am the one responsible for you receiving your item in the condition that you expect to receive it. If you would like your purchase insured, please let me know. Insurance is your option. If you are an international buyer, you will be responsible for any customs fees that your country requires. I do not mark your order "gift" to avoid fees.

If I have made a mistake in addressing your item and it is returned to me because of my mistake, I will either refund your payment including shipping, or I will send it again at my expense. If an item is returned to me because delivery was attempted and notice was left for you to pick up at the post office and you did not do so after being notified, I will not refund shipping charges or pay to ship it again.

I use purchased boxes and bubble wrap envelopes for shipping many items, but I will use recycled packaging as often as I can. Your item will be carefully packed for safe arrival. I usually ship either Priority Mail or First Class, but if your order is heavy or large, I often use Fedex to save on shipping costs. Books are usually sent Media Mail, unless you request an upgrade to Priority.