aliceadair

Dover, Ohio · 0 Sales

aliceadair

Dover, Ohio 0 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Welcome! Alice Adair is your source for eclectic, sentimental and infinitely personal vintage goods. Check back to discover the shop's latest offerings regularly as it will feature vintage and antique awesome of all sorts!

Announcement

Welcome! Alice Adair is your source for eclectic, sentimental and infinitely personal vintage goods. Check back to discover the shop's latest offerings regularly as it will feature vintage and antique awesome of all sorts!

Adair

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Would you take a dollar?

It was my very first "pick" at a flea market in Florida. A booth had stacks and stacks of children books and I desperately wanted one. My mother said if I wanted to purchase something, I could ask the man myself.

I was four.

The jovial man was sitting next to his wife. With my mother's dollar clenched in my fist, I stepped towards him, pointed out the book I wanted, and asked the price.

It was a quarter.

I looked back at my mother over my shoulder. She nodded, encouraging me on. I looked at her, the dollar in my hand, and then turned to face the man again. Squaring my shoulders, I puffed out my chest and asked boldly...

"Would you take a dollar?"

Laughter ensued. The man ended up giving me the book. So went my first lesson in bargaining. { I've gotten better since then. }

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I come by this gathering { call it curating, if you'd like } thing honest. It started 28 years ago when my mother, Deanna Darlyn, knowingly and unknowingly guided my discovery of color and scale, passing on a passion for "the hunt" on childhood trips to garage sales, estate sales and flea markets. My eye refined itself further as I worked alongside her in her antique shop booths and later our interior design business. My soul thrilled to the task of sourcing objects and creating commissioned pieces for her clients.

And we are just links in generations of women who knew what it was like to follow their own creative callings.

My grandmother, Helen Adair, fearlessly rearranged her home at the slightest whim, using her own pieces and new finds { new meaning rummage/garage/thrift sale haul }, yet yielding original and inviting rooms. HGTV, eat your heart out.

Honey, my great-grandmother, wove her own cane hats and cut patterns for the latest styles from newsprint freehand during the Depression. There is not a photograph of her where she is not dressed impeccably.

Alice Elizabeth, my other great-grandmother, cooked enormous meals for farmhands, with a from-scratch pie and cake at every meal, bedecked in jewelry.

And they are just the tips of a larger iceberg. Women who ran hotels and numerous businesses in 19th century Kentucky. Artists. Musicians.

These resourceful, remarkable women not only gave me a history, but form the foundation for my life as it constantly moves forward.

I haven't always acknowledged it. Too many years spent crunching numbers { aka misery }, in an office { I was born in Florida, if I can't have sand and surf I HAVE to have sun }, dealing with protocols instead of people... All for the premise of being the sort of person who works a normal job and earns a paycheck. I had hoped that playing it 'safe' would somehow bring enough benefit to counteract the mind-numbing dullness of it all.

I was wrong.

During that almost seven year stretch, I would escape my normal 9-to-5 by retreating every weekend into market stalls full of farmhouse finds, cases of jewelry, dusty auction barns and roadside sales. Little did I realize that I was acquiring the merchandise I'd need to officially launch Alice Adair in a brick-and-mortar shop in late 2007.

I was named after women who had stories to tell. Who loved and lived in a fearless fashion while always being authentically fashionable. Alice Adair, the shop, is as much a tribute to their legacy as it is my adventure in following their examples.

Now I get to spend my days with the objects I love, interacting with amazing people who want to connect each object's story and purpose to how and where they live their lives.

And that is worth so much more than just the dollars.

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  • Adair

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    I adore objects with stories to tell. Other swoonworthy objects, for me, are cameos and anything mother-of-pearl, Ohio pottery pieces in shades of blue and green, English ironstone, vintage dice, and 19th century photographs of animals.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 3, 2014
Hello there!

My foundation in retail has always hinged on the principle: "If I wouldn't put it in my house, I wouldn't expect you to put it in yours."

Quality, whether in antiques, artisan goods or modern homegoods, is a characteristic that far outweighs color or style.

That is what I strive to offer to you. I stand behind my products and am happy to offer you the very best that I uncover in all my travels. When you spend some time perusing my goods, my goal is that you instantly get a sense of who I am and the true-to-self manner of living that I encourage.

It brings me joy to look at some of my favorite things and remember where I found them or the person I dealt with. To add my story of ownership to an item that had lived many lifetimes before ever becoming 'mine'.

And NOTHING makes me happier than finding the something-I've-always-wanted-but-didn't-know-it-until-I-saw-it and carrying it home in a shopping bag (or receiving it in the mail).

My hope is that whether you shop with Alice Adair here on Etsy, at my booth at a special sale or event, or in my brick-and-mortar shop, at the end of the transaction you feel the exact same way.

I am dedicated to treating and celebrating every customer as if they were a lifelong friend.

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
Payment is appreciated within 72 hours following checkout, if prior arrangements or communications have not been made.

PayPal is the preferred method of payment, though the shop is currently on the waiting list for Etsy's Direct Checkout. Through PayPal, you can pay with Instant Direct, eCheck, and all major credit cards safely and securely.

Payments made via eCheck will be held until the transaction clears.

All orders being shipped to Ohio addresses will be charged state sales tax at the rate of 6.75% prior to the addition of shipping charges.
Shipping
Alice Adair & Co. prefers to ship via USPS Flat Rate Priority within the United States for swift delivery, initial insurance coverage amount, and delivery confirmation.

HOWEVER, if requested in a convo, prior to purchase, I will quote out standard post or other shipping options for the buyer's preference.

Please allow 1-2 days of processing time following checkout before your order ships from our studio located in Dover, Ohio. Once your package is in transit, you will be e-mailed with the parcel tracking number.

For expedited shipping, additional charges will be incurred. If you require such options, please contact us prior to placing your order for an appropriate quote.

Each shipping price reflects USPS 2-day delivery time frame, delivery confirmation, and insurance for your protection and mine.

Signature confirmation may be added for an additional $2 postal fee. If you would like to add that, please place that in the "notes to seller" section at the time of checkout.

Also, I am more than happy to combine shipping as USPS Flat Rate Priority allows for a maximum of 70 pounds for each of their approved boxes. Each additional item purchased will be charged the "with another item" price.

*PLEASE NOTE: I will not overcrowd a box with more items that I feel will ship securely without risk of damage (i.e. metal and glass).

I am dedicated to reusing and recycling as much packing material as possible in an effort to promote the concept of eco-friendly commerce. However the use of such goods will in no way jeopardize the security of your purchases. Your purchase will be wrapped securely (and delightfully!) to insure that it arrives to you in the same condition.

Have a specific situation you wish to discuss about shipping my goods? Please message me via Etsy or directly at aliceadairshop{at}gmail.com.
Refunds and Exchanges
The majority of my goods are considered one-of-a-kind. They are found all over the country at estates and auctions and it is very rare for me to have stock of any sort. It will be considered normal then, if vintage goods are less than pristine and reflect the wear, use, patina and/or small defects that indicate them having been well-lived and well-loved. To me, the slight imperfections make them all the more endearing. All vintage goods will be sold "as is".

I ask then that you please look over each item's photos and descriptions carefully when making your selections. All of my wares will be accurately described for damage that exceeds the expected, with additional images as required.

Due to the nature of our products { see above }, all sales are final. I strive to give accurate descriptions and provide thorough communication on all items prior to purchase.

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If you feel like the item has been grossly misrepresented in the photos or description and is truly unsatisfactory, please contact me within 72 hours of receiving your item and include the reason(s) you are not pleased with your purchase..

Each request for return and refund will be addressed on a case by case basis and hinges entirely on my discretion.

If a return is granted, it is imperative that you return the item to me in the same manner in which you received it, as I can only accept items in the same state as they were sold. I would also encourage you to send the item with signature receipt on the return delivery as I will not be held responsible for parcels lost in return shipment. Once the item is received, I will issue a store credit or work with you to promptly
deliver a comparable item in exchange. I do not issue credit or cash refunds.

While I take great care in packaging your purchases, on rare occasions, damage can occur during shipping. If you feel your item has been damaged during shipment, please contact me within 48 hours of receipt. I will contact you on whether it is necessary to keep the original packing materials, so please retain them until we have talked. Any discarding of packing materials prior to approval by me may result in voiding any credit or exchange of item.

In the event of a lost parcel or damage occurring during shipment due to no fault of my own, the insurance included on the item(s), to the amount of the total purchase price, will warrant a claim with the USPS directly.

All custom or reserved orders are not eligible for refund or exchange.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your privacy { and right to a spam free inbox } is of the utmost importance to me. I will never sell or share your information with third parties.

I pledge reliable, prompt and courteous communication to ensure a pleasant shopping experience and invite you to contact me with any questions you might have. Emails will be responded to within twenty-four hours.

Giving an item as gift? Complimentary gift wrapping is available. Please add that request in the "notes to seller" section at the time of check-out.