Old Photos, Vintage Finds, Ephemera, and Fun!

Olympia, Washington On Etsy since 2007

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Old Photos, Vintage Finds, Ephemera, and Fun!

Olympia, Washington | 4,405 Sales

artbyheather is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm taking a little break, but I'll be open again on October 2nd with lots of new (old) photos to list for you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 23, 2020

I'm taking a little break, but I'll be open again on October 2nd with lots of new (old) photos to list for you!

Heather Alexander

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Heather Alexander


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About artbyheather

Sales 4,405
On Etsy since 2007

A Mom Just Wants to Have FUN!

I am a wife, mom, and new grandma!
In 2007, as I watched my twins prepare to graduate, I decided to get a life and open an Etsy shop! It started with a few old photos and the urge to collage. My cards and dominoes were the first to debut in my shop. My funky little birdhouses were featured in "Handcrafted Jewelry" magazine in the fall of 2011.
Now I'm taking a break from making art. I'm writing - a novel and other projects! My huge collection of vintage photos is up for grabs. I'm listing them all here. Be sure to check back often for new listings.
I have been blessed with over 4,000 sales and I'm thankful for each and every one of them!

I blog here:

Shop members

  • Heather

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am Heather Morse Alexander. Jesus-follower, Wife, Mom, GRANDMA, Writer, Artist, Treasure Hunter, Gardener, Vintage Photo Collector, Upcycler, Out-of-the-box Thinker, Encourager, and Traveler. Check out my blog:

Shop policies

Last updated on August 29, 2020
Hello! Thank you for visiting my shop!
Enjoy browsing my photos and digital downloads.
Check out the vintage items I've found for you.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details

*Vintage photos CANNOT be returned for any reason due to the original and one-of-a-kind nature of them. Many buyers purchase photos to use in design, and for that reason, they want assurance that no copies are in circulation. To ensure that fact, I do not allow returns of original photos.

*For vintage finds: Buyer pays all return expenses.
**If the item you purchased IN NO WAY RESEMBLES the description, I will refund your money after a convo, and the opportunity to remedy the situation. I am more than happy to work with you if you let me know you're not satisfied.

My feedback speaks to the quality of the items I sell.
Purchase with confidence!

**Changing your mind or buyer's remorse does not qualify as a valid reason for a refund.
Payment is due within 3 days of your order. If your payment is not received in 3 days (except for pre-arranged exceptions), I will cancel the transaction.
Your package will be mailed within 3 business days...very likely the next day but I allow a few days leeway just in case! Your item will be marked shipped when I package it may ship the next day but normally will ship the same day it's packaged.
I am happy to ship outside the US - please allow extra time for out-of-country shipping. There have been many cases of packages taking weeks and weeks to arrive...and sometimes mere days. Shipping out of country is unpredictable at best so please keep that in mind when waiting for your order to arrive...I'm sending it out promptly but once I send it we're at the mercy of the postal system. Yikes!
Additional policies and FAQs
My photos are originals. They're old. If there is marked damage or wear, I'll include that in the description. I do not sell photos that I would not be happy to own myself...meaning that the image is very good and not impacted by any damage due to age/handling over the years.

If you buy an item that is handmade there may be slight variances and perhaps even the occasional tiny imperfection...I won't sell anything I wouldn't be proud to own.
**Please use Etsy convo for all questions or concerns.