VintageStreetSimple

Vintage Street Simple

Saint Francis, Minnesota · 71 Sales

VintageStreetSimple

Vintage Street Simple

Saint Francis, Minnesota 71 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Hello and welcome to Vintage Street Simple!

Would you believe we actually live on Vintage Street? A perfect fit for a vintage-loving girl like myself.

My husband and I have two biological daughters, ages 7 & 10. We created 'Vintage Street Simple' out of a desire to raise funds for the international adoption of two additional children into our family. So, all of the profits from the sales of these items will go directly into our adoption fund.

We are enjoying the process of lovingly putting together warm and worn journals and sketchbooks. They feel like old friends with a new lease on life.

Don't journal or sketch? Here are some ideas for other uses: notebook for your purse, lesson plan book for teachers, gift for a friend, phone message scrawler, place to paste in clippings/recipes/ideas from various places, garden record book, home improvement record book, baby book, book of letters to your child, book of memories for yourself or a loved one, book of prayers, quote book of meaningful or silly quotes, adoption journey journal, adventures or vacation journal, up at the cabin journal, visitor log (in a loved one's room at a nursing home, hospital, etc.), shower or reception guest book/gift registry, geo-caching record book, blank book for a child to write/illustrate their own story, or a list-making book for all you list-makers out there.

Besides journals, I like to mix it up by throwing in vintage odds and ends that have been collected along the way. And, I will soon be adding a section for vintage books.

Thank you for supporting us on our journey to adopt!

Announcement

Hello and welcome to Vintage Street Simple!

Would you believe we actually live on Vintage Street? A perfect fit for a vintage-loving girl like myself.

My husband and I have two biological daughters, ages 7 & 10. We created 'Vintage Street Simple' out of a desire to raise funds for the international adoption of two additional children into our family. So, all of the profits from the sales of these items will go directly into our adoption fund.

We are enjoying the process of lovingly putting together warm and worn journals and sketchbooks. They feel like old friends with a new lease on life.

Don't journal or sketch? Here are some ideas for other uses: notebook for your purse, lesson plan book for teachers, gift for a friend, phone message scrawler, place to paste in clippings/recipes/ideas from various places, garden record book, home improvement record book, baby book, book of letters to your child, book of memories for yourself or a loved one, book of prayers, quote book of meaningful or silly quotes, adoption journey journal, adventures or vacation journal, up at the cabin journal, visitor log (in a loved one's room at a nursing home, hospital, etc.), shower or reception guest book/gift registry, geo-caching record book, blank book for a child to write/illustrate their own story, or a list-making book for all you list-makers out there.

Besides journals, I like to mix it up by throwing in vintage odds and ends that have been collected along the way. And, I will soon be adding a section for vintage books.

Thank you for supporting us on our journey to adopt!

VintageStreetSimple

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Anonymous on Jun 20, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Just what I wanted! Hope you get to add to your family soon! :-) Thank you!

Anonymous on Mar 19, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

So adorable, can't wait to start using it..Thank-you!

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 7, 2011
Welcome to Vintage Street Simple's Policies!

Friends, family, & locals: If you want to avoid shipping charges and pick up an order directly from me, you can either pay by check and send me the amount of the item minus the shipping charge. (On your Etsy bill, it will still say you are being charged for shipping.) Or, you can pay by paypal, and I will paypal you back the shipping charge. Make sure you send me a note, so I know what's up.

Regarding cutting up vintage books: I feel like I should let people know that I don't hack apart every vintage book I find. I do carefully examine each book and determine if (1) it's tightly bound, falling apart, or somewhere in between (2) if it would be of current interest to readers today -- although this is subjective to my interpretation and (3) if it could be of value on its own merit.

I do have several books that I will not make into journals because they are tightly bound and/or fascinating and/or possibly worth more financially than a journal is.

So I hope this satisfies some curiousity. I am open to feedback on this matter!

Regarding custom orders: Do you have an old book that you'd like made into a journal? I would be happy to do that for you for a $12 charge for small-medium sized journals (plus shipping) and more for larger. Let me know! Because I get most of my books free or almost free, I do not charge less for using your vintage book.

Regarding odors/allergens: Each journal is handmade in my non-smoking home. You may have noticed that old books have a smell -- old book smell I call it. I love that smell! As weird as it sounds, I do sniff every book to make sure it does not have an overly musty smell. I eliminate books that have an excessively musty odor.

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