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WillowCreekSparrow

vintage & antiques wares along with handmade goods

Billings Metropolitan Area, Montana · 1746 Sales

WillowCreekSparrow

vintage & antiques wares along with handmade goods

Billings Metropolitan Area, Montana 1746 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1052)

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Laurie

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Note from shop owner Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!! We will be closed from November 29th thru February 16, 2017. If you spotted something in the shop BEFORE we closed it should still be there when we return in February 2017! Thank you so much for stopping in!
The Willow Creek Sparrow

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 29, 2016

Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!! We will be closed from November 29th thru February 16, 2017. If you spotted something in the shop BEFORE we closed it should still be there when we return in February 2017! Thank you so much for stopping in!
The Willow Creek Sparrow

Laurie

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5 out of 5 stars
(1052)
vickidoolittle

vickidoolittle on Nov 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I was delighted to open the box & find the cups beautifully wrapped & tied in Christmas wrap!! Willow Creek Sparrow you made my heart smile❣️ Sincere thanks... Vicki

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About

Confession of a Vintage Junkie & a Furniture Rearranger

Just so you know, I kind of talk fast, rely heavily on commas & quotation marks.:)

I suppose out of habit , necessity & of lack of money, I started collecting…. old stuff, not new.. stuff that folks got rid of before “vintage” became popular. Nothing in my house matched when I got married at the age of 20, but I loved being surrounded by things that have a story, that have grit, well worn books, quilts, paintings, chipped dishes, you name it, I owned.... OR have tried to make it.

I have a barn full of linens, dishes, knick knacks, antique dressers, tables & chairs, misc., (when I get tired of one I bring in another). Why I rescue old wooden kitchen chairs is beyond me. I could probably start my own addiction recovery program called "Confession of a Furniture Rearranger”, but then again, I'd be late for the first meeting ,all because I couldn’t get that big antique table up the stairs (rats)!

My sweet husband once told me as I exclaimed my desire over wanting an old
vacant barn that had seen better days, “ I refuse to aid & abet in this obsession you have with collecting”. Hmpf…doesn’t he know by now, they are all “treasures” that suited me!

I have been married to the same man for almost 35 years, & he still puts up with
all my “I Love Lucy’s” escapades, hauling and lifting “stuff” around for me.
He just smiled when I spent all our grocery money the first year we were
married on some darn ole dresser we still own to this day. Once he rooted around
in a disgusting dumpster for “old bottles” he accidentally had thrown out
( our 1st newlywed argument ).
He’s rescued me out of more amusing adventures than I care to shake a stick at.
Nooooo...this story is not about my husband, but WITHOUT him, I wouldn’t have
an ETSY store. He’s the one that encouraged me to take a leap of faith & open
my shop.

You see, I had spent my life up to that point, being a mom and wife,
taking care of someone, & I loved EVERY minute of it (really I did)!.
I wish I had some romantic tale to share, that was some big revelation, that you
might sigh and say, “ Oh, my stars, what a touching story, such inspiration”.
No, I just was a woman out of a full time job, when our last one finished high school.
So with time on my hands & money to burn (not really, I just wanted to
always say that). I became excited at the prospect of doing something different.
So on a cold windy day in February, I set off for the Dallas County Records Building and registered my business name : Willow Creek Sparrow (that was the easy part)
After that I drove home... Hung up my coat... started un-boxing my "treasures" and began photographing. The description process came later, ( I’d rather be outside than behind a computer, but then again I DO HAVE an on-line business 

A lot has happened since 2008. My daughters have married, I have four beautiful
grand babies, with 2 more on the way. Authored/co-contributor of three books. As life would have it, along with these changes, we packed up the farm house sink ( no, seriously, we had just had it resurfaced because it was like 100 years old and I wasn't about to leave it behind) and moved 1,600 miles across the country from Texas to Montana, ( I always think of Lonesome Dove when I say that) I still drag “stuff” home, the same man still moves it & hauls it here and there. I still struggle with what I am willing to part with in the shop as opposed to keeping at the house. At this present time, I don’t have a brick & mortar store location, but someday, if the Lord allows, I hope my married daughters can take over the shop. Folks can buy from them, as the apple didn't fall far from the tree ( just ask THEIR husbands, they pack “stuff” for them also).

So please take your shoes off, curl up in the corner of the couch, grab a cup of coffee, and make yourself at home. If there’s anything I can do for you just ask. Have a blessed day.
Warmest regards, Laurie

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Shop members

  • Laurie

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    WHAT I DO~ i am the shop keeper .i buy and sell lovely vintage items. i create handmade goods. i take photographs .i pick up furniture off the curb. WHO I AM~ a happily married gal of 33 yrs. a Mom. a Mimi .a Christian. ~ i’m my own mess.

  • my love

    The Guy Who Hauls My Stuff And Puts Up With Me

    the wonderful man that puts up with me and all my collecting, the man who is always hauling and lifting stuff around for me, my best friend, my husband.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 18, 2016
so glad you stopped by ~ we will be glad to answer any questions you may have. please remember that we sell VINTAGE items, they are not new, therefore have normal vintage wear. PLEASE read all sizes and measurements BEFORE purchase. if you are not sure on a size (SEE OUR SIZING CHART UNDER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW.) we take pride in representing all our items to the best of our ability in the 20 year vintage rule. we do not sell ripped, stained, torn or smoke tainted items. all clothing is laundered and ironed.

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Payment
we accept Pay Pal.
payment is due at the time of purchase, otherwise we will re-list it.
if you need something put RESERVE, just converse with us, we will try to work something out.
Shipping
sadly, after almost 4 years we have decided to not ship internationally. we have had many great customers over the years, but either through customs or tracking, this has proved to be a problem of late. many thanks to those who have been loyal and honest in buying from our shop.
we send most everything through the US Postal Service, 1st class or Priority with a delivery confirmation attached. if you need it overnight please state so when buying so we can make way for extra postage. PACKING: we take great care in getting your things to you in perfect shape. most clothes are in a bubble envelope to save us both on shipping cost. we also gift wrap everything, to us it's like getting a present. larger items and breakable things will be in a heavy box, with bubble wrap.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURNS and EXCHANGES: if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase, please let us know within 2 days of receiving your item. we truly want our customers to be happy, if an item needs to be returned, you will pay for the shipping cost back to us, and when we receive the item in an unused state, you will be reimbursed the amount you paid, minus the shipping cost or exchange it for something else in the store.
Additional policies and FAQs
SIZING CHART
these are general guidelines.
for dress and coats please consider the chest and waist

women’s top size chart ~ chest size (laid flat taken from armpit to armpit)

X-Small 32” and under
Small 33”-34”
Medium 35”-37”
Large 38”-40”
X-Large 41” and up

Women’s pant and skirt chart ~ Waist Size

X-Small 24”- 25”
Small 26”-27”
Medium 28”-30”
Large 31”-33”
X-Large 34”-36”


Hips 7” below the waist
Inseam ~ from crotch to bottom inside leg of pant
Rise ~ from bottom of crotch to waist band



All handmade items have a tag Willow Creek Sparrow.
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please remember if you buy Vintage items, that's what they are, vintage, not new. vintage bric brac could possibility have age marks, please ask if you are unsure.
if you have any questions, please contact us.
thanks so much have a great day!
the willow creek sparrow