agardenofdreams

discover & treasure a piece of the past: select vintage

266 Sales

agardenofdreams

discover & treasure a piece of the past: select vintage

266 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   select vintage and antique objects of quality and beauty...
invest in the past:

"vintage" does not have to mean old and dusty! some of yesterday's items can be more vibrant and even better appreciated in today's setting and with the perspective of time!

....a delightful and eclectic collection of vintage and antique items, that evoke nostalgia but are timeless....

explore, cultivate your passions, nurture your soul and let your imagination bloom!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 18, 2017

select vintage and antique objects of quality and beauty...
invest in the past:

"vintage" does not have to mean old and dusty! some of yesterday's items can be more vibrant and even better appreciated in today's setting and with the perspective of time!

....a delightful and eclectic collection of vintage and antique items, that evoke nostalgia but are timeless....

explore, cultivate your passions, nurture your soul and let your imagination bloom!

a garden of dreams

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a garden of dreams

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Classic Wedgwood jasperware...
perfect little pink vase!
spring thoughts and new jadeite items in the shop!

About

vintage objects rescued, revived and ready to be enjoyed again!

for a new "incarnation" in your home!



I have a background in art, design, history, and appreciate many styles and periods. I also am very much interested in material culture and objects that reflect pan-cultural ideas and the variety of "stuff" these things are made of as well as their visual beauty.

With an eye to the future, I really cherish these artifacts from our collective past. I hope you will too!

Considering a growing awareness of global environmental management and responsible sustainability, I believe in reclaiming our past with the use of these items and tapping into this vast resource.

.... "vintage" does not have to mean old and dusty! some of yesterdays items can be more vibrant and even better appreciated in today's setting and with the perspective of time!

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    a 21st century hunter & gatherer and artist type, jack of all trades aka "a renaissance person"

Shop policies

Last updated on February 10, 2017
Welcome to a garden of dreams, I hope you find something that catches your eye!

I take particular pride and care in my service to buyers. I'd be happy to answer inquiries, just let me know how I can help you!

I would like to try to keep this part simple or as simple as possible!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
U.S. payment accepted via Paypal or direct pay though Etsy.
Let me know if you need an alternative method of payment.
Payment is due 7 days from your "purchase".

Layaway:
If you are interested in a large purchase (over $100.00 US) I will consider making a layaway arrangement, send me a message and we can see if something can be negotiated.

Reserve:
I will place an item on "reserved status" for a period of 1 week if you intend to make the purchase within that period. Contact me to make this arrangement.

Cancellations:
Orders without payments and no prior arrangements will be canceled after a week. If you've changed your mind about a purchase, please let me know immediately so that I can place the item back in the shop, no questions asked!

For more details about how to purchase an item on Etsy see http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Shipping
Generally, I try to ship within 1 to 3 days of your purchase and payment*, if longer is necessary, I will let you know. *I can not ship items before the payment "clears"- this usually takes no more than 24hrs from the time you place the order and provide payment.

Insurance: Generally most items over $50.00 US or very fragile items will be insured as noted in the listing. This charge will be included in the shipping. If you would like me to include insurance on items below $50.00, please let me know before your purchase so I can modify the shipping charge which will include the insurance.

I ship most items via USPS mail. Smaller and lighter items (under 1 lb.) may be shipped as "first class" though USPS Priority mail may not be that much more. If you wish me to ship another way, please inquire before you purchase. Alternative methods, such as FedEX or UPS or ? may be arranged, inquire.

I am happy to combine multiple purchases at the same time into one package, when possible, to save on shipping charges. Unfortunately, sometimes this is not always possible- particularly to provide safe shipping of some larger or fragile items.

I often use recycled packing materials in shipping, always clean and usable from a non-smoking and pet free environment.

If you purchase an item for a gift, I can gift wrap and include a custom note for an additional charge. Let me know and I can arrange this service for you.

International shipping can be arranged, you must be willing to wait for a 4 to 6 week delivery and in some cases even longer. Often this is not the actual shipping time itself that takes so long but other processes such as customs and so forth. This varies from country to country. With most items, I will only ship internationally if I can send the item registered and insured to avoid problems beyond my control.
Refunds and Exchanges
I try to be as accurate as possible in my listing descriptions and pictures. Most of the items listed are of a vintage or antique quality and thus show varying degrees of age and use. I try to point out any of these signs of age in the listing. I am human, there may be something that I miss. I want you to be happy- if the item does not meet your expectations and I have made a mistake or overlooked something, I will make a refund. Please let me know as soon as possible- if there is a problem.

I do not refund any shipping or insurance fees included in any sale. I refund only the purchase price of the item itself.

If a return has been agreed to, it must be returned within a week of purchase and in the same condition as when the item was sold.

If a return arrangement is made, the item must be returned via USPS priority mail with tracking and insurance so its location may be monitored and to be covered in case of loss in transit.

If an item is damaged in shipment and is insured, please let me know as soon as possible so a claim may be made. Photographic evidence of the damage must be provided for a claim.

Thanks!
Additional policies and FAQs
I want you to be happy- let me know if you have any questions and how I can help you!

More information

Last updated on Jan 18, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Do you do gift wrapping and personalized packaging?

I am happy to provide this service (including a custom, personalized note) for most smaller items at a modest charge. See the drop down menu or inquire for this service if there isn't one for a larger item. I am also offering special premium gift wrapping for the holiday season at an additional charge. Let me know so I can create a custom listing and you can provide information I will need to do this.

Please allow for an additional day in the processing of your order to provide this service.

Thank you!

What is the quality and condition of your vintage items?

As most experienced buyers of vintage and antique items will know, most objects have some signs of wear and use if you look very closely. I am vary careful to photograph and describe any of these condition issues in the listing.

Some items have some imperfections that have always been with the object- they were created or manufactured that way! I try to point these issues out as well.

If you have any questions- just inquire. I will try to clarify any of these issues for you.

Thank you!

Do you ship internationally?

I am willing to make special arrangements to ship most items internationally providing that it is legal to do so and that the buyer is willing and able to communicate with me so I can make those arrangements. Though I can understand and can communicate in many languages, I prefer you have a good understanding of English in order to understand the subtleties and details in making these arrangements. Sometimes the procedure is simple but sometimes more complex.

Most importantly, I ask that the buyer be fully aware that shipping and customs procedures may take up to several weeks and agree to that situation before making the purchase and my making the special arrangements.

Do you combine shipping on multiple purchases?

I will be happy to combine the shipping of multiple purchases when possible. Some larger or more fragile items may have to be shipped separately to insure they arrive in good condition. If you have any questions just contact me for more information.

Thanks!