Authentic Vintage and Handmade with Old Time Quality

Gores Landing, Canada · 184 Sales


Authentic Vintage and Handmade with Old Time Quality

Gores Landing, Canada 184 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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TheBlackPinafore on Jan 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

the purse is perfect, love this embroidery. Thanks

Emily van Niel

Emily van Niel on Jan 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Seller is amazing - helped with every question I had! Product looked exactly how it was shown, and delivery (to Aus) took no time at all.

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Preserving the Past & Looking Forward

Do you dream of living in an old house in the country? I had that dream from the time I was quite young.

"Leap, and the net will appear" has long been one of my favourite sayings. Finally, in 1998, in my late 40s, I took the plunge. I leapt – from Toronto to a simple old heritage home built in 1855 located in a tiny hamlet by a small lake. My leap turned out to be a pivotal point in my life.

Inspired by the story of my house and its builders, as well as my surroundings, I immersed myself in learning some of the artisanal crafts of past generations.

In the following years I caned 300 chair seats, wove baskets, made soap and beeswax candles, sewed, knit, crocheted and hooked rugs, all in the traditional ways, and all a part of the dream. The wee shop in the front parlour of my house enjoyed visits from many delightful people.

A few years ago I inherited boxes and boxes of beautiful antique linens and children's toys and whatnot when my mother moved to a retirement home (she's now 97) – some were even from her mother! A friend suggested Etsy and I found my feet in my first shop selling many of those vintage treasures. Then I opened this shop, combining vintage with simple, useful items I make myself echoing the integrity of past generations.

Thanks for visiting – I hope you enjoy this small exploration into my world. May your dreams come true, too.


Shop members

  • Jane

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My dream came true in 1998 when I moved from Toronto to a heritage house in a tiny hamlet on a small lake. I opened a shop in my front parlour, which metamorphosed to Smallbones Shop on Etsy. Smallbones' front door:

Shop policies

Last updated on June 3, 2016
Welcome to Smallbones. I hope you enjoy your visit. If you have any questions, please contact me.

I want you to be absolutely pleased with your purchase, so I'm happy to send you any more information and photos, or to answer any questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
No sales taxes apply to items in my shop. Payments are through Etsy's Direct Checkout or through PayPal (you can choose when you check out), and your choice will be mailed 1-3 days after receiving payment.
Items are mailed through Canada Post. If you've paid more than $1 above the actual cost, I'll refund the difference. (If you're in a rush, please let me know & I'll determine the postage using the fastest method & you can decide if you want to proceed.) I go into town at least twice each week to deliver orders to the post office.


CANADA: Depending on the size & weight, parcels within Canada are sent by letter mail, expedited post or least expensive service.

U.S.: Shipping to the US is usually for Light Packet or Small Packet Airmail. Tracked Parcel or Expedited Post is used for heavier or especially valuable items. Be advised that postage for tracked or expedited mail is expensive.

INTERNATIONAL: Please send me a message with your address & I'll determine the postage. I'll let you know & you can choose whether or not to proceed.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Buyers are responsible for any and all customs' fees, duties, VAT and taxes. Please check with your local customs or postal office for information regarding fees, customs' charges, duties and taxes. Your order will be shipped as merchandise and listed at actual purchase price, excluding shipping costs. I am not responsible for your country's customs' duties or fees. It is your responsibility to check prior to purchase. You can check the possible charges that your country may apply to your shipment at :
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. Please ask any questions before ordering. I describe items as carefully and accurately as I can. All hand made items are made by me (Jane). Smallbones is dog-friendly, but of course Mr. Jiggs doesn't have access to the things I'm offering in my shop.

If you're not happy with your purchase, please contact me to discuss an agreeable solution. Refunds will be issued for items returned in the original package with packaging materials and in original condition. Requests for refunds must be made within 7 business days of receipt of item and item must be mailed back within 7 days of my agreement to your return request. Buyers are responsible for return postage.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have questions, please ask using the "Contact the shop owner" link at the top right (under the picture of two-year-old me).