A virtual vintage emporium of one of a kind items!

Mayville, Wisconsin On Etsy since 2013

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A virtual vintage emporium of one of a kind items!

Mayville, Wisconsin | 1,405 Sales

Announcement    I have currently switched back to my former world of custom sewing and am making fabric face masks! New vintage listings are on hold until I can get back to my store more reliably and consistently.


Last updated on May 27, 2020

I have currently switched back to my former world of custom sewing and am making fabric face masks! New vintage listings are on hold until I can get back to my store more reliably and consistently.



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Jennifer Thoreson

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About SweetGingerVintage

Sales 1,405
On Etsy since 2013

Sweet Ginger for my sweet Daughter

Sweet Ginger is a part time brick & mortar and a full time online, vintage boutique in Mayville, WI.

I have a sweet and beautiful daughter who has complex medical needs that require me to keep a fluid and flexible schedule to work around her doctor and therapy appointments. This is why my brick and mortar location is part time only. Etsy fits the flexibility my life requires! I can list, post, and correspond while I'm waiting for a therapy session to be completed, sitting in a doctor's waiting room, or from home.

Raising a child with special needs can be all consuming. Etsy allows me to maintain a profession and a passion that would otherwise have to be sacrificed in order to be there for my daughter.

I hope you find something you love at Sweet Ginger Vintage.

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  • Jennifer

    Owner, Curator, Designer

    Professional seamstress and entrepreneur. Enjoying the adventures of the vintage life with my husband and daughter.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 5, 2018
Welcome to Sweet Ginger Vintage. I have a passion for all things vintage and I love items that have a story to tell, either through the unique way they were made or through the unique person who owned them.
I find many of my items at estate sales and auctions, as well as through direct purchases from people wanting to pass on their special items and heirlooms. Whenever possible I like to get the story behind the piece so that it's history may be shared and carried on.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Returns are considered on a case by case basis with a 15% restocking fee. Return shipping is at your cost. ***Please be aware that I do not accept returns for sizing or change of heart. Measurements and sizing are provided and it is your responsibility to verify your measurements against the measurements of the garment. If you have any questions at all about measuring or sizing please contact me before purchasing.***

When purchasing clothing, hats, or shoes please carefully verify your own measurements. Most vintage clothing does not have a size on it so you will need to get out your tape measure. Even vintage items that do have sizes need to ave measurements verified. A 1920s size 12 is NOT the same as a modern size 12. Even modern sizing is not consistent among different brands. The tape measure is your friend, not your enemy!

Note that the measurements given are the measurements of the *garment*, not of the person who will wear it. It is always important to make sure to allow a couple inches for comfortable fit, as straining against vintage fabric is not a good idea (unless it is a fabric with a fair amount of stretch). In other words, If the waist measurement given is 28", your waist should measure 25"-26" for the garment to fit you comfortably.

A helpful hint for determining whether a vintage item will fit you is to compare the measurements given with that of a similar garment that does fit you.

Most of the items I currently sell are vintage USED items. This means they have had a life of their own before they came to me. I do my very best to describe any and all flaws or damage that I can find. I am not a smoker and I do not have pets in my shop but I cannot guarantee what situations these items come from. I try to avoid any items that smell of smoke. Most of my stock comes from estate sales and auctions.

I do sell some custom made items including corsets, hats, and vintage clothing reproductions. I will always state in my description which items have been custom created.
I am currently only accepting Paypal or direct credit card payments.

Note: You do not need a Paypal account to use their services. Please choose Paypal as your payment method at checkout. After your order has been submitted, click "Pay Now" and a little ways down the screen you will see the option to pay with credit or debit card – no sign-up necessary!
I use USPS Priority Mail for most items shipped in the US; USPS First Class may be used for smaller items like jewelry and scarves.

I am happy to ship internationally! I use USPS First Class International shipping for most items, but am happy to ship USPS Priority or USPS Express Mail--just ask for costs. Also note that First Class International mail has weight (up to 4 pounds) and size restrictions that may require packages being sent via USPS Priority.

Buyers outside the US, please note that customs forms must be filled out accurately and honestly. Please be aware of customs laws and duties in your country before importing. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges, and are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up.

Shipping Addresses: Please note that I will ship to the Confirmed Address shown on your PayPal payment. If this address and the one shown on your Etsy order are different, I will ship to the PayPal address, unless prior arrangement has been made.