- All 124
- Vintage Towels 26
- Vintage Pillows, Bedding 7
- Vintage Kitchen, Glass 6
- Vintage Table 15
- Vintage Christmas 31
- Vintage Supplies, Misc 10
- Vintage Accessories 21
- Vintage Kids 1
- Vintage Paper Ephemera 6
Niki Tennant on Jul 22, 2016
breukelenmien on Jul 21, 2016
Great service. Item as described.
xcharlotax on Jul 18, 2016
So amazing to have found this towel in this part of the world. Thanks very much! :)
Collecting is my Business!
My appreciation for vintage began at a young age. My parents were buyers and sellers of antique music boxes and player pianos, and I accompanied them on many purchasing expeditions. We lived in London when I was 13, and I was lucky enough to frequent the antique markets there as well.
After college, my husband and I began collecting McCoy pottery and other items that struck our fancy. We would drive to the Pasadena flea market in California, and I would often to go the Art Deco Show in San Francisco. I have a knack for spotting 'gems' that others might overlook.
Over the years, I picked up linens here and there, but didn't really realize I had a collection until 10 years ago when the tablecloths, pillowcases, and towels were all assembled in one place, and the space they were destined for was too small. I knew it was time to share the love and begin sending these lovelies back out into the world.
I have experimented with many laundering techniques, and am happy to advise and share, though some formulas I consider 'trade secrets'. I pride myself in being able to turn something yellowed and dingy into a textile you would be proud to use in your home!
Over the years I've expanded my inventory adding other specialty vintage items including hand-crank pencil sharpeners. (There's nothing quite like turning the sharpener crank and blowing off the shavings from a nice sharp pencil point!) Each sharpener is cleaned, oiled, and serviced prior to sale.
Owner, Mechanic, Seamstress
I'm an engineer by degree, a product manager by day, and a vintage aficionado nights & weekends. When it comes to new projects and skills, I love to roll up my sleeves and dig in!
AKA "Large Marge", this lovely lady is my 1952 Kenmore Mangle Iron. I rewired her innards and had her motor pulley re-machined, so she heats & irons like a dream. Marge presses all my vintage linens.
I am particularly talented at gently removing stains from vintage textiles. My item descriptions will include a notation when items have been laundered. I use un-scented laundry soap wherever possible, line dry each item, and then press without starch. I take great pride in the items I sell and treat them with the same care I do my personal linens.
I've reached my collecting threshold, so it's time for me to share the wealth. I hope you enjoy your purchase!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
**Insurance is an additional charge. ** I cannot be responsible for items lost in transit unless you purchase insurance. Please convo me or include a message during checkout if you wish to purchase insurance. I will invoice you separately. Most packages cost less than $1.50 to insure.
I love international buyers! Underestimated shipping costs have proven to be a problem, so I over-estimate slightly to ensure I don't lose money. If actual shipping is less than my estimate, I round up to the nearest dollar and refund any overages beyond $1. (this overage policy is the same for domestic & international buyers).
If you see a particular item you want, and need a precise shipping estimate, I am happy to change the item to a reserved listing and work up a shipping cost for your locale.
If you are in the local Portland Area, please indicate in the 'message to seller' that you would like to arrange for local pickup. I will refund your shipping charges once we work out a mutually agreeable pickup location and I 'deliver' your item.
Please be sure your shipping address is correct; shipping a returned package will require an additional fee.
Once you have received your item and are happy with your purchase, please leave me positive feedback through Etsy.
Refunds and Exchanges
I sell some of my items 'as found'. If I have laundered or mended, this will be noted in the item description. Please read carefully. I am not responsible for flaws previously disclosed in the item description.
In spite of my best efforts, I am only human and I may miss something. If you have a problem with an item you've purchased, I will work with you to resolve the issue to our mutual satisfaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
I have many many items to sift through and sell. If you have a particular textile you need or collect, please convo me. It's highly likely I have it and just haven't been able to photograph it yet. I'm happy to create a reserved listing for you!
I complete customs documents as required by law with exact purchase price and merchandise category. Customs fees, VAT, etc. are the sole responsibility of the buyer. I advise you verify import duties before purchase. One convenient online calculator is: www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation
For those shoppers looking to hold/reserve an item: Reserved items for returning customers will not require a deposit. For new customers, I typically require a 20% non-refundable deposit to reserve an item. Items will be reserved/held for 72 hours, after which the deposit is forfeited. Reserved/Custom items not purchased after 72 hours will be moved back into general store inventory and available for purchase by the general public.