TheWholeEnchilada on May 7, 2014
Fast shipping, expert packaging and excellent customer service. Very nice item, thank you!
Dan and Benét Kruger on Apr 1, 2014
Really nice transaction, fast mailing and great communication, really nice to do business with. Item was wrapped very well, and as described. Thank you very much
7zephyr on Jan 20, 2014
Lovely Milk Glass Vase! Perfect go-to Vase for a new Bride! Great communication with seller too. Thank You!
Great vintage collection, curated by Windseedstudio, for your home and life.
My name is Maggie Mandarano. I was raised by my spunky grandmother in Poland. Our home was filled with wonderful items from her long life. "Vintage" then was just the every day, and nothing was displayed without a doily underneath it. :) Things were made to last, and they had a style that is still appreciated now. Sadly, she passed away 2 years ago. It's amazing how many memories a simple object can carry.
I started posting some of my own collection in November of 2012 (Joined Etsy in 2009 as a buyer, and that date has stuck). I'm really enjoying it. It's exhilirating when someone else - especially someone across the world from you - loves the same things you love.
Over time my vintage taste has been leaning toward a more earthy, textured, handmade, mid-century modern look, but that doesn't mean that you wont find quirky stuff in the shop as well.
The items are sourced, purchased, cleaned, thoroughly researched, and photographed by me out of our home.
I share my home and studio with my very supportive husband Tony, and our two rescue pups - Molly and Zorro.
Windseed Photography (examples of my work can be seen on Flickr - Windseedstudio, and Instagram - Windseedstudio).
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Shop Owner, Curator, Art Designer And Maker
I was raised in Wroclaw, Poland. Vintage is one of my many interests and loves. Its amazing how a simple item can hold a memory, make you feel good, and add character to a home.
To learn more about us, check out our About page:
Hint - if you're on a cell or tablet, Etsy images look better coming in through a web browser, versus an Etsy App. :)
Like our style? Fave us or Follow us to keep up with our new listings. We are always adding new unique finds that caught our eye and imagination.
In the near future we will expand our selection of New and Vintage Supplies. Whether you are an artist, jewelry designer, or beginning crafter, I'm sure you'll love all the vintage, found, and new bits-and-pieces that we'll be putting up for sale. From metal cold-connecting supplies, to lucite and bakelite plastic pieces, wire, findings and semiprecious stones, as well as lovely vintage paper ephemera - it will all be here.
Also, feel free to convo us using the CONTACT link if you have any questions - like about an International Shipping for example - we're happy to help in any way - usually the same day. We've included some useful info below that may help as well.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
To complete your transaction follow the link in your Etsy Order to the Paypal website. Once payment has cleared you will receive an email from Paypal confirming this. Your order is not complete until your receive this email.
You can pay by Credit Card through Paypal without an account. Paypal processes all credit card transactions for Etsy orders ~EASY PEASY~
You can also pay by E-check. E-checks can take around a week to clear through Paypal, and your item wont ship until payment has cleared. Please keep that in mind when timing your E-check purchases.
We are happy to be able to offer direct checkout through Etsy, where you can pay using a credit card or other form of payment you've set up on your Etsy account. There is no need to go to any outside site to complete the purchase.
Please contact us if you'd be interested in making a reservation on an item. We'd be happy to hold your reservation for up to one week. Please note that some items will not be available for reservation.
Most items ship within 1-3 days of payment clearing, and courier packages are sent once a week. We ship by Canada Post (which is not the fastest dog in the West) or FedEx Ground, to your PayPal or Etsy address - please make sure that your Paypal or Etsy address is the correct one before proceeding with payment.
Smaller items like jewelry will be shipped LETTERMAIL (by air) which is quite economical, and usually around $3. Canada Post delivery estimate for LETTERMAIL is 2 - 8 business days between major urban centres within Canada.
Larger items (over 2cm wide and over 500g with packing) ship SMALL or REGULAR PARCEL (by ground). Costs vary depending on dimensions and weight of the package. Canada Post delivery estimate for REGULAR PARCEL is from 2 - 9 business days between major urban centres within Canada.
TO THE US
We happily ship to the US, using either Canada Post (2-3 weeks for delivery), or FedEx Ground - those items will mention that in their listings. FedEx delivery time is around 3-5 business days to the US.
We happily ship internationally, by Canada Post, as international courier costs are prohibitive. We will quote you the most ecomical shipment option which does take 6-8 weeks for delivery, but can take up to 3 MONTHS to certain locations, and in rare cases such as around holidays. Faster options are available of course - and we will quote those to you as well if you'd like. If you would desire an International courier shipment, please let us know and we will email you a quote.
CUSTOMS / DUTIES
Some items may be charged additional duties/customs fees at the border - we know, this sucks. The customer is responsible for paying any duties, customs fees, taxes and/or tariffs on the shipped item. If you need to know what customs fees you may be charged on a particular item, have the item listing ready, and call your local customs office for information. All packages ship from Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA.
*We value every item that we carry and take care in packaging them. In addition, clean, recycled packaging materials are used whenever possible.
*To ensure you're happy, we endeavor to quote your shipping costs as close to actual as possible. In the event of a shipping overage of $2 or more, you will receive a refund for the overage amount to your PayPal account.
Refunds and Exchanges
We may request a photo for confirmation of product damaged in transit.
Please note that the cost of return-shipping is the purchaser's responsibility. Please use original packaging if at all possible to ensure that the item returns safely. Refunds will be deposited into your PayPal account once the item is received by us in the same condition in which we sent it.
DELIVERY DELAYS ON INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
As mentioned above in the Shipment information, some International Surface packages can take as long as 2-3 months to certain locations. So far we have only experienced this with New Zealand and Australia - but it is possible elsewhere as well. We can always offer a faster shipping rate, if you'd like. Please do not open a dispute or leave us a low star rating before contacting us regarding your delayed package. We have not lost a package yet, they just sometimes take a long time. We will see what we can do on our end so that everyone is happy. If sufficient time has passed and the package has not arrived, we will be happy to refund your money, including your shipping fees. Please, give us an opportunity to prove our great customer service. We are sorry for all delays, and we too wish that the service was faster and at a lower rate.
Additional policies and FAQs
In view of the new CPSIA law, some vintage children's clothing, books, toys and dolls may not comply with regulations and are sold only for the purpose of collecting and preserving.