Mid Century Mod and Vintage China and Dishware

Houston, Texas · 5 Sales


Mid Century Mod and Vintage China and Dishware

Houston, Texas 5 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars

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Liz Robson

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Liz Robson


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Anonymous on Apr 12, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing service! Items were perfect and packaged so well- all arrived safe and sound and you can tell Liz takes extra care in packaging and mailing her products. Great communication and responsiveness. Definitely would shop with this store again!! n

Anonymous on Mar 24, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks so much Liz! The butter dish is awesome :)

Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Unbelievable packing! The ultimate gold standard--there is no way this sugar packet holder could have gotten broken! And it's beautiful--great condition, just as advertised. Thanks so much, Liz!

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 14, 2012
Hello and welcome to The Atomic Astronaut! We appreciate your visit, and hope you enjoy the wares!

The Atomic Astronaut was created to share our love of Mid Century Modern, vintage and swanky china, dishware and various this-and-thats from generations past. In our spare time, my husband and I visit thrift stores, antique shops, flea markets and estate sales, always searching for unique, iconic and interesting pieces to either keep, gift or sell to our customers.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
At this time, I accept PayPal only. Payment is expected within 48 hours of purchase. If no payment or response is received within 10 days of purchase, I will relist the item.
Shipping is handled the next business day after payment is received and processed.

I ship Monday-Friday via UPS or USPS (whichever is cheapest), and will provide you with a tracking number upon shipping. If you prefer another method, or would like expedited shipping, please let me know through convo and i'll make it happen!

Insurance or any other services can be added, convo me for a quote.

Shipping charges are pessimistically estimated, and i'll refund any overages of $2 or more via PayPal only. If you'd like an exact quote, convo me and i'll get back to you immediately.

International customers: please contact me for a shipping quote.

Any other shipping questions? Feel free to contact me via email or convo and we'll work on it.
Refunds and Exchanges
Making my customers happy is priority number one at The Atomic Astronaut. Generally, all items sold in my shop should be considered "All Sales Final".

However, I will make exceptions to the rule if your item arrives damaged or if there was an error on my part (item not as pictured, undisclosed damage, etc). In this case, please contact me immediately and i'll be more than happy to resolve the issue. Please note that items listed in the "Heavily Loved" section are absolutely all sales final.

Refunds will only be issued within 7 business days after you have received your item. I take detailed pictures of all items as they are being wrapped and packaged, including inner and outer packaging and box condition. Copies can be sent to you upon request.

If you would like to handle the return shipping, I will refund you the original price (with shipping) for the item being returned. Refunds are sent to the PayPal account originally used to purchase the item. I will authorize the refund once i've received your shipping confirmation.

If you would prefer me to handle the return, I will refund the original price minus shipping for the item being returned. Again, refunds will be made to the original PayPal used for purchase only. I will send you a return label to be printed and taped to the package, and will happily refund your once i've received notification of shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
--Item Descriptions and Pictures--

All items sold in my shop have been hand washed, exhaustively researched, and checked for defects (crazing, cracks, previous fixes and such).

Any defects noted have been photographed and disclosed in the item listing. Usually, these defects do not affect usability, safety or aesthetics. If the damage is severe, I list them in the "Heavily Loved" section with a full disclosure of all item defects in the description.

If you would like additional photos of an item, feel free to contact me. I take somewhere between 10-30 photos of each item before it is stored and would be more than happy to send them to you.

--Packaging Policy--

Since shipping is one of my many duties at my day job, I am meticulous to the nth degree about packaging. Improper packaging and shipping is one of the worst things that you can do with dishware and china. Nobody wants to deal with a broken, cracked dish, especially when that dish has been discontinued for 50 years.

You can rest assured that your item will be wrapped in bubble wrap, tissue paper and recycled kraft shipping paper before it is shipped. I also use lots of corrugated cardboard and other recyclable dunnage items to insure that your package arrives unharmed. Items in a set and multiple items will be packed individually and placed in a large box.

If you have any packaging specifications or questions, please convo me. Gift wrapping is also an option - just let me know what you have in mind and we'll take care of it!

--The This and The Thats--

Any questions, comments, or issues? Do you have a pattern that you'd like me to keep an eye out for? Are there any items in your collection that you can't seem to identify? Just convo or email me and i'll give it a shot!

If you've read through all of these things, you are the best :)