VintagePoetlandia

Vintage and Iconic Jewelry & Whatnots

Portland, Oregon · 1090 Sales

VintagePoetlandia

Vintage and Iconic Jewelry & Whatnots

Portland, Oregon 1090 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(586)

VintagePoetlandia is taking a short break

Loading

Note from shop owner Vintage Poetlandia is taking a leave of absence until further notice! I've loved being here and being the person who finds things my customers want. Carry on, Etsy! Hope to see you again.

best,

Leslie

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 10, 2016

Vintage Poetlandia is taking a leave of absence until further notice! I've loved being here and being the person who finds things my customers want. Carry on, Etsy! Hope to see you again.

best,

Leslie

Leslie What, MFA

Contact shop owner

Leslie What, MFA

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(586)
fantanafarm

fantanafarm on Sep 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

LESLIE IS CLOSING - OMG!!! What a loss. Terrific sellers are so hard to find. We MUST talk her into coming back! And this little "thing" is such an example of her "finds". Near perfect and highly unusual. Maybe somewhat unexplained but very exciting to have so ....... THANK YOU LESLIE!!

View all 586 reviews

About

Who's on First?

I began my shop as a way to keeping my jewelry collection manageable. I'm a little obsessed, which means I cannot stop from buying things that interest me. I have a background in literature and visual arts and am struck by ways costume jewelry has influenced and reflected culture. There was a time when jewelry was too expensive for the ordinary person to own. The Industrial Age brought the ability to mass produce beautiful things, but much or the jewelry made in the 1800s and first half of the 1900s was beautifully crafted and made to last a lifetime or beyond, not at all like the mass-produced crap you find at Whoremart that's designed to last for a couple of months.

Some of my proudest moments in shopping vintage have been finding unique and rare items I've been able to pass along to others: been donating an early 20th Century kimono to a textiles exhibit, returning a found photograph of Apache leader Goyatle (known as Geronimo) to a Native American museum, selling the perfect locket to gave a physical place to hold in grief or selling a necklace, finding the rare and unusual and beautiful thing you've been searching for.

Tweet

Around the web

Shop members

  • Leslie What

    Owner, Curator, Writer

    Nebula Award-winning writer, editor, & teacher Leslie What has shopped vintage since the 70s & was invited to join the Maskmakers Guild of New Orleans in 1982. Her story collection "Crazy Love" was a finalist for the Ken Kesey Oregon Book Award.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 28, 2016
Welcome to Vintage Poetlandia. I love rare and interesting jewelry and antiques. New to Etsy? Click on http://help.etsy.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/245/ for instructions on making a purchase.

I am closing my shop so I cannot accept returns on sale items.

Vintage items have been worn and stored and will shows signs of wear and use. Any major damage will be described and I try to point out major and minor issues. Photographs can be enlarged to show detail, so sometimes flaws are more visible in the photo that in real life. Remember, too, that the photos often make the piece look bigger than it is in real life, so please read the description for a better idea of the actual size, and if you make a mistake purchasing an item, let me know immediately so we can cancel the sale.

Any purchase over $250 total requires signature confirmation upon receipt.

We don't have a smoking household but I rarely know the provenance of estate items and can't guarantee they've never been exposed to smoke or other allergens, though I avoid bringing things with odors into my home.

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
Payment
I prefer credit cards via Etsy's direct payment system.
Shipping
I ship to US addresses only unless prior arrangements are made. Generally, I can only ship to deliverable addresses listed by the USPS at https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action. I ship to US addresses only unless prior arrangements are made. I'm unable to ship to mail forwarding centers, drop boxes, or mail repackaging operations that forward mail to other countries.
Refunds and Exchanges
No Partial Refunds. Returns not accepted on sale items.

If an item is damaged or lost in transit, the insurer may require the purchaser to fill out a form. I've had this happen when I bought something and it did require some paperwork and patience, so be forewarned.

Do be aware that sometimes vintage stones can fall out during shipping because the glues are 50-100 years old and they lose elasticity with time so please check boxes for loose rhinestones before discarding. I try to tell you in advance if I notice something wrong with a piece, but if a rhinestone comes loose in transit, please know I was not trying to mislead you, but it's just part of owning vintage jewelry, so do double-check the box for loose stones before tossing! I will give you advice for how to glue it back in and you may return it if you don't feel confident working with glue. If something breaks in transit, let me know and we'll figure it out. This is also pretty rare but it's happened once or twice, usually with odd shaped glass things I probably shouldn't have tried to ship, or with things that may have had a hidden fracture that became damaged enough to show in shipping.

Life is short and nobody needs more angst, so let's agree before we do business that we will work out any concerns to the satisfaction of us both!
Additional policies and FAQs
I am unable to offer expedited (rush) shipping because it requires me to make an appearance at the post office during my work hours. If Priority Mail isn't fast enough you may cancel your purchase!

More information

Last updated on Apr 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Items small enough to fit into decorative gift boxes are shipped in them and ready for gift giving. If you purchase more than two items, I will use gift bags or creative packaging to fit the Small Priority Mail Flat Rate box.