Announcement Vintage and antique treasure stumblings. Specializing in books, as well as ephemera, vintage fashion items, and unique antiquities. Each item reflects my personal taste.
Vintage and antique treasure stumblings. Specializing in books, as well as ephemera, vintage fashion items, and unique antiquities. Each item reflects my personal taste.
Beth Roberts on Aug 22, 2016
Books were beautiful and packaged well!
Lindsey on Aug 16, 2016
Perfectly packaged and shipping per quickly.
Karen Custer on Aug 16, 2016
Exactly how described and in wonderful condition!!! If anyone ever comes across he dust jacket I'd be very interested!!! Great transaction start to finish!
A calling to find stories almost lost.
I have an intense appreciation for the aesthetics of the combination of words. I received a degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Central Michigan University, where I read and studied literature from all over the world and different eras. From Beowulf to religious poetry of Quakers, Shakespeare to Hemingway (and Faulkner, naturally), literature from cultures in the South Pacific to Rowling, every piece has their beautiful parts. This knowledge and appreciation has aided me in my scout for rare and antique books. To this day, I cannot get enough of books or for the hunt, and I think old books are some of the most beautiful pieces of art! Each book in my shop specially selected, and I often find that I become a bit attached to each one. My library on Etsy is not nearly as large as my home "library." And by that I mean any shelf in the house with an open slot. Please feel free to contact me to inquire if I have something more specific you are looking for!
Owner, What Is Done Is Done By Me
I also appreciate vintage clothing as a reincarnation of its past style life. Personally, I feel the quality and craftsmanship put into the clothing from decades past is much better and lasts longer than that of today. Also, vintage clothing exudes a sense of nostalgia, and the purpose of nostalgia is to relive happy memories! Oh yeah, and buying vintage is good for the environment!
PREFACE: Some Background Info
Vintage used items are, naturally, old & used. By definition, at least 20 years old. In clothing years, that's longer than a lifetime, it's their reincarnation! For books, however, I consider 20 years just beginning to ripen. :)
In my search, I choose only the best items, but alas, even the best shows age - ahem, character. "Character" includes - but is not limited to - scratches, fading, bumps, snags, or one-of-a-kind touches of the like. While I much rather prefer items without these flaws, sometimes a piece is too fantastic to pass over because of a tiny snag.
Most all of my items are sought and found in Southeast Michigan estate sales. This area has an incomparable array of taste, style, and heritage within minutes of each other. Stop in certain areas of Detroit to find a humble-yet-hip 1950s home in a once-thriving neighborhood, decorated the same as when they first moved in. Drive 20-45 minutes (depending on your destination) into The D's OC, Oakland County. Some of the most expansive and glamorous homes in the country surprisingly reside here. They are also home to some fantastic vintage gems that could only be found from the Metro Detroit area.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
Some items will include a shipping upgrade automatically in the price for my own peace of mind. These items will say such in the description.
I am more than happy to ship an item to a giftee instead. I can add a note if you'd like as well for no extra charge. Just leave the details in the Notes area of your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
However, returns are accepted within 14 days if item is not as described or is with significant, unmentioned flaws.