jess6101 on Apr 18, 2017
Beautiful, exactly as described and shipped quickly. Thank you!
Jan Graves on Apr 18, 2017
Beautiful frame! Can't wait to get my photo printed and frame it with this. Quick service. Thanks!
Christine on Apr 12, 2017
Shipped quickly and in excellent condition
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.
Please take a look at my other Etsy shops:
Peppermintpixies.etsy.com for vintage holiday and Christmas
Finchfeathersvintage.etsy.com for vintage clothing and accessories
Collaborators, Shop Supervisors
We watch the shop, sleep and play a lot, and go to dog shows in our spare time.
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.
Please take a look at my other Etsy shops:
Peppermintpixies.etsy.com Holiday and Christmas
Finchfeathersvintage.etsy.com Vintage clothing and accessories
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
- Money Order
- Other Method
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.
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.