ShurleyShirley

Vintage Linens, Laces, Accessories, Buttons, Fabrics

California, United States · 4068 Sales

ShurleyShirley

Vintage Linens, Laces, Accessories, Buttons, Fabrics

California, United States 4068 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(2068)
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Shirley

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Announcement   Shurley Shirley is committed to all you creative lovers of seasoned things who long to infuse art and beauty into every part of your lives.

I have researched and lovingly restored vintage textiles for many years and personally attend to the condition of every item I sell. You will find a thorough description of each item's condition, but please keep in mind that vintage finds usually show signs of previous use. Most do not detract from their beauty or usefulness and I will do my best to disclose them in every description.

If you are looking for something specific and do not see it in my shop, please contact me and I will be glad to check my inventory.

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 14, 2016

Shurley Shirley is committed to all you creative lovers of seasoned things who long to infuse art and beauty into every part of your lives.

I have researched and lovingly restored vintage textiles for many years and personally attend to the condition of every item I sell. You will find a thorough description of each item's condition, but please keep in mind that vintage finds usually show signs of previous use. Most do not detract from their beauty or usefulness and I will do my best to disclose them in every description.

If you are looking for something specific and do not see it in my shop, please contact me and I will be glad to check my inventory.

Shirley

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Shirley

French Tapestry Handbag Brass Hardware 976a
US$26.00
Vintage Cheetah Textured Neck Scarf 476a
US$9.00
Retro Neck Scarf Sheer Turquoise Nylon 194+
US$9.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2068)
jlpenza

jlpenza on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love it! So delicate! Great gift for a bridesmaid. Very fast shipper.

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s on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful needlework, in excellent condition, as described. Arrived quickly.

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s on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful needlework, in excellent condition, as described. Arrived quickly.

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About

I am in my glory when surrounded by mounds of fine white linens from yesterday.

I suppose my appreciation for beauty and workmanship began when my mother introduced me to the world of color, cloth and needlecrafts. She kept me busy for hours, allowing me to create whatever I desired with her left over snippets of fabric, buttons and trim. She also taught me many of the needlework techniques that I draw upon today.

My passion for gathering and restoring vintage textiles began in the 80's with a visit to a little lace shop and museum in Berkeley, California called Lacis. The laces and linens on display took my breath away and I felt an immediate connection to the hands that had skillfully executed those fragments of cloth. Each piece was brimming with history- if only they could speak and tell me how old they were and who was the young girl or lady that had spent so many hours in their creation. Unfortunately they cannot speak, but their design, materials and workmanship offer clues to some of their stories. Whenever possible I try to identify the origin, time frame and technique used for each piece. I would like to think that every time I give a piece its final pressing, someone above is smiling and saying, "thank you for loving and preserving my hand work."

I love managing my Etsy shop. It is a lot of work, but my rewards come back to me ten fold in the photographs and emails sent from all over the world by patrons sharing their plans for their finds. Like the little violet embroidered hanky destined to replace a lost family heirloom; the perfect lace trim needed to restore a mother's wedding gown; the Brussels lace wedding hanky that was to be monogramed and framed to honor a couple's family heritage and the bride from across the country who found the perfect gloves to match her designer wedding gown. Here are some of my clients' comments.

"Shipped so fast and with a lovely handwritten note from the seller. Item was just as described. Purchases like this are what Etsy is all about. Great buying experience. There are so many pretty things in the store- I may have to go back for more shopping soon."

"Scarf arrived as described in excellent condition. The owner of this shop was very helpful and kept me informed of the state of my purchase and shipping. She is very good."

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The hanky is a beautiful "something old" to give to my daughter as a keepsake from her wedding. It is magnificent and will be cherished."

"Beautiful quality, very reasonably priced and the service was exemplary. I received a hand written note with my purchase and the seller took the time to like my little etsy store that I am working on. I rarely leave reviews but I've been so impressed by this store. Will buy again in the future I'm sure."

"I did not purchase this tablecloth because right at the moment of packing, Shirley discovered a flaw which prevented her from sending it on to me. I was very disappointed but commend Shirley for her honesty and integrity. My five star rating is for Shirley."

May you too discover something that makes you smile, adds beauty to your life and will provide you with years of enjoyment.

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  • Shirley Whitcomb

    Owner, Vintage Texiles Rescuer And Educator

Shop policies

Last updated on July 14, 2016
Welcome to Shirley Shirley where you will find traces of the past reclaimed for today's living. Your shopping experience is very important to me so if you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept Pay Pal, direct check out through Etsy and money orders.

California residents will be charged 8% sales tax at the time of your purchase.
Shipping
I ship to anywhere in the US and Internationally. All orders are shipped within 1 to 3 days after payment is received unless noted otherwise in the listing. I will contact you when your item is shipped and give you its tracking information. To insure there is no delay in receiving your order please make sure the address you have listed on Etsy and Pay Pal are correct.

If you would like insurance or delivery confirmation they can be added at your check out.

Orders will be shipped by First Class Mail, Parcel Post or Priority Mail through the US Postal Service depending on the size and weight of the order.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS
Your order will be shipped by First Class International Mail that does not include tracking or insurance. If you prefer Priority Mail or optional services please note at check out. All custom fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

MULTIPLE SHIPPING DISCOUNTS
I will combine multiple orders to give you the lowest shipping cost for both Inernational and domestic purchases. If the shipping charge noted at check out is more than your actual cost I will refund the difference to you after posting your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
My goal is to have happy, satisfied, returning customers. I do my best to accurately represent my items and do not accept returns. But if you have any concerns or problems with your purchase, please contact me within 30 days of receiving your item. I will do my best to come to an agreeable solution. On any mutually agreed return the buyer must pay the return postage and the item must be returned to me in the same condition as purchased before a refund is issued.
International Buyers must contact me about any return within 14 days of receiving their purchase.