Vintage Squalor

Tuscaloosa, Alabama · 3676 Sales


Vintage Squalor

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 3676 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

VintageSqualor is taking a short break


Note from shop owner VS is overdue for a holiday!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 15, 2018

VS is overdue for a holiday!

Serena Fortenberry

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Serena Fortenberry


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Squalid Tale

As my husband and I surveyed our kitchen one evening after feeding children and clearing supper, the view included a sink overflowing with dishes, a full trash can, chopping boards with vegetable trimmings and various condiments littering the counters. In a word, the kitchen was a wreck. It was downright depressing. But in the background lurked a collection of miniature china animals in a deep window sill, the fetching little nooks and crannies that result from the roof lines of our tudor style home, the retro china we started collecting before we got married. And I remarked to my husband, "We have cute things. Our house _could_ be really cute if weren't such a mess." He replied, "I know. We live in Vintage Squalor."

The story of our married life is an ongoing battle against clutter, fought by two people who cannot resist a deal, cannot keep away from yard sales, thrift shops, estate sales, and auction houses, and who cannot organize no matter how hard they try.

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    Genetically predispositioned to have great attraction to yard sales, estate sales, thrift stores, auction houses; to collect; and to indulge her entrepeneurial spirit.

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Last updated on June 20, 2015
Welcome to Vintage Squalor!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We will refund payment for items damaged in shipment, except in the case of internationally shipped items that are uninsured. We ask that customers work with us on insured items to file accurate claims for reimbursement.

For international customers, we ask that you ask questions in advance of purchase--we will not accept returns on internationally shipped items.

For all items, please ask questions in advance of order if you are unsure of condition, size, or other aspects of the item.
All payments are due at the time of purchase. We accept paypal or credit cards through etsy.
We ship in the U.S. and internationally. Our shipping rates are estimates. We will happily refund any shipping overages upon request or recalculate shipping on multiple items so that it is an accurate charge for actual costs. We reserve the right to cancel orders where shipping was grossly underestimated and buyer does not wish to pay the difference. Just convo us with your request.

We will not be responsible for customs charges on packages shipped internationally--customers in countries that levy customs charges (such as the UK) should inform themselves about these charges prior to purchasing.