Announcement ~ a little shop that carries vintage & antiques wares along with handcrafted goods ~ some of you I've had the pleasure of meeting and selling to all the years we lived in Texas, and i thank you kindly for that. as life would have it, just like the change in the seasons, my husband and I have decided to pack up the kitchen sink (really we took our big farmhouse sink) and plant some new roots here in Montana, now that the kids are up and grown. most of you know I have the joy of selling vintage goods , creating handcrafted wares, and picking up treasures from the side of the road, i am so pleased, you stopped by, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a blessed day! Laurie
~ a little shop that carries vintage & antiques wares along with handcrafted goods ~ some of you I've had the pleasure of meeting and selling to all the years we lived in Texas, and i thank you kindly for that. as life would have it, just like the change in the seasons, my husband and I have decided to pack up the kitchen sink (really we took our big farmhouse sink) and plant some new roots here in Montana, now that the kids are up and grown. most of you know I have the joy of selling vintage goods , creating handcrafted wares, and picking up treasures from the side of the road, i am so pleased, you stopped by, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a blessed day! Laurie
- All 304
- the FARMHOUSE COLLECTION 72
- the COTTAGE COLLECTION 43
- the FRENCH COLLECTION 116
- the WESTERN COLLECTION 4
- the SEXY COLLECTION 7
- the GIRLY COLLECTION 5
- the HANDBAG COLLECTION 11
- the JEWELRY COLLECTION 12
- LITTLE ONES COLLECTION 11
- FABRIC & sewing stuff 10
- the CHRISTMAS COLLECTION 12
Staci Swider on Mar 9, 2017
Sean on Mar 7, 2017
Great Scissors. Came in a beautiful package with a few little extra surprises and arrived almost the next day! What a great buying experience.
imershon on Mar 2, 2017
I have various sayings scattered throughout the house so this one fits right in!! Very cute and just the right size.
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
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
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.
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.
Accepted payment methods
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.
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
Additional policies and FAQs
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
X-Large 41” and up
Women’s pant and skirt chart ~ Waist Size
X-Small 24”- 25”
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.
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