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Thank you for visiting my shop! The global pandemic has impacted international parcel transit and as a result, international customs clearance and domestic/international delivery delays are highly likely. Your patience with parcel processing issues during these unprecedented times is appreciated.
Antique George V Crichton Brothers Sterling Silver Montieth Bowl with Lion Mask Neoclassical Dolphin Handles Circa 1913
Vintage Signed Carved Shell Cameo Habille Pendant Brooch 14K White Gold with Diamond and Enamel Accents
$995.00 FREE shipping
Antique Rectangular Carved Shell Confronted Cameo Brooch Venus and Mars Double Portrait Cameo
$425.00 FREE shipping
Antique 10K Yellow Gold Hand Carved Shell Cameo Bacchante Maenad Wearing Rams Head Clasp Holding Thyrsus
$895.00 FREE shipping
Antique Victorian Cairngorm and Agate Scottish Pebble Double Thistle Motif Silver Brooch Pin
$425.00 FREE shipping
Vintage Jeronimo Fuentes Sterling Silver Blue Guilloche Enamel Butterfly Brooch Signed JF Eagle 2
$125.00 FREE shipping
Large Antique Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver Aide Memoire Pendant by D.S. Spaulding Co. No Monogram
$450.00 FREE shipping
Antique Watson Sterling Silver Lattice Pattern Salt Cellars with Lenox Gilt Rimmed Porcelain Inserts Set of 12
Antique Carved Shell Double Cameo Demeter and Persephone in 9 Karat Yellow Gold Setting Mother and Daughter Jewelry
$650.00 FREE shipping
Antique Walter Sedgley Royal Worcester Hand Painted Red Pheasant Gilded Demitasse Cup and Saucer Set Artist Signed
Vintage Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Link Bittersweet Demi-Parure Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings Designed by Gundorph Albertus 94B 110
$3,500.00 FREE shipping
Antique Horton and Allday Sterling Silver Belt Buckle with Carved Shell Bacchante Cameo in Left Profile
$500.00 FREE shipping
Vintage Bitossi Rimini Blue Two Rest Ashtray Catch-All Original Label 1581 Italy
$150.00 FREE shipping
Vintage Alvino Bagni for Raymor Blue and Green Lidded Vessel with Floral and Foliate Wax Resist Decor
Antique Allegory of Day and Night Carved Shell Cameo in Filigree Setting Eos and Selene with Sun and Owl
$575.00 FREE shipping
Antique Late 19th/Early 20th Century Chinese Shiwan Ware Mudman Pottery 10" Figurine Tang Dynasty Official with Hu
Vintage Tiffany & Co 18K Yellow Gold Pinwheel Earrings in Original Tiffany Presentation Box
Vintage Bryant Waatsa Zuni Needlepoint Turquoise Sterling Cuff Bracelet with Traditional Stamped Motifs
$550.00 FREE shipping
Vintage Durham Sterling Silver Rectangular Serving Tray with Grape Motif Handles 15.25 by 9.25"
Andrew Imray on Oct 18, 20215 out of 5 stars
The set was in perfect 👌 condition and accurately described in web site ,it was very well packed for a journey of 4,000 miles and arrived wth no problems to set of vintage sugar and cream set, I thank Cindy and family for there help,regards Andy.
ccelestin on Oct 14, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful set, as described, very safe wrapping! Cindy was very helpful with some questions I had. I love her selection and will be checking in again.
Damon on Sep 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love our teapot. Accurately described. Great seller
Jan Heiermann on Sep 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
Perfect ! Thanks! Verry nice item !👍
Juliana on Sep 21, 20215 out of 5 stars
An exquisite cameo depicting a lovely and uncommon version of the Three Graces. I am thrilled with the piece. It is more beautiful than it appeared in the photo on this shop’s website. It arrived very well packaged and very promptly.
Alyssa on Sep 12, 20215 out of 5 stars
I stumbled upon Cindy’s shop while searching for an engagement gift. She provided wonderful customer service, fast shipping and took such care in packaging this marvelous blown glass beer stein. This antique is in great shape and was completely worth the price. I will definitely be back to shop again!
daleytbl on Aug 31, 20215 out of 5 stars
Awesome transaction! Love the cabinet! Very well packaged and quickly shipped! Thank you very much!
susie on Aug 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
The items I purchase were antiques and they were expertly packed and included instructions for unpacking them once they arrived.
adam on Aug 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
Perfectly handled from the communication, to precise packing and beautiful product. Thank you!
Ana on Aug 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
Lovely piece, in great condition! Fast shipping, proper packing and pleasant communication. Thanks!
Birney Creek: A 21st century cabinet of curiosities
Birney Creek has enjoyed an online home here on Etsy for the last decade. My shop features a wide array of fine antiques and quality collectibles, many of which are hand crafted, one-of-a-kind pieces. My inventory is assembled from multiple sources which include auctions and estate sales along with a large number of items consigned by clients in the greater Cincinnati area. All pieces are thoroughly vetted.
I have sold pieces to thousands of happy customers in dozens of different countries and invite you to browse through my shop -- I hope you will find something special here to feather your own nest!
UPDATE: Where was that beautiful picture taken??
Multiple customers have reached out to ask where my beautiful shop banner picture was taken. The picture is also featured on the front of my shop's thank-you notes. My talented husband and chief photographer Bob took the snap when we were living in England. We spent much of our free time traveling around the UK and lived about an hour from this lovely spot. The scene is located on the grounds of West Wycombe Park, a country house built between 1740 and 1800 near the village of West Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. The village of West Wycombe and the house and grounds have been featured in multiple films and television shows, and are part of The National Trust. We highly recommend checking out the property if you have the opportunity - bring a hamper with some nibbles and enjoy a bottle of Prosecco! 🍾🥂
I am a midwestern mom often seen about town with my two rescue dogs in tow searching for great antique and vintage finds.
Chief Photographer And Spreadsheet Guru
My husband is responsible for all of Birney Creek's fantastic photography. He keeps a mean spreadsheet and handles other behind-the-scenes tasks that free me up for reconnaissance and research.
My Son Jeeves
My (usually) willing assistant is happy to help schlep packing materials or to carry cumbersome parcels to the Post Office. I would be lost without him!
Casey and Darby
These girls are partial to barn sales and love to sniff out special finds.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
How do I buy something on Etsy?
New to Etsy? For more information about the purchasing process, check out this helpful step-by-step guide: www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Do you have a layaway plan?
I offer layaway on items priced in excess of $100. Please contact me for specific terms and conditions.
Can I expedite shipping?
Normally, orders will be packed and mailed within 2 business days of receiving payment. Shipping can be expedited - please contact me before purchase so I can determine the most expedient and cost effective shipping method.
Is my purchase insured?
All purchases are fully insured. According to insurance carrier stipulations, all items sold for $750 or more are shipped with a signature required on delivery.
My item was lost/damaged in the mail. What do I do?
No worries - all purchases are fully insured. In the unlikely event that an item is damaged in shipment, please notify me immediately upon receipt of the parcel.
All packaging material and damaged goods must be kept in the original form as received. Packaging and damaged goods must not be disposed of, released to the shipping carrier, or returned to me before a claim is completed. Failure to comply will result in claim denial.
Photograph the damaged item and all packing materials for insurance documentation purposes - multiple photos are recommended. During the claims process, a signed claim statement/affidavit will also be required. Please note claims adjustors may ask to examine the parcel when the claim is filed.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - my shop has shipped parcels to happy customers in dozens of countries located on 6 continents. If you don't see your country listed as a shipping destination, please contact me for a shipping quote to your location.
Your country may impose duty/tax/VAT and/or parcel handling fees which are the responsibility of the buyer. Outbound and return shipping charges will not be refunded due to failure to pay VAT and/or parcel handling fees.
Please be aware it is unlawful for me to falsify dollar amounts on customs forms or to mark your purchase as a "gift" in order to avoid duty charges; please refrain from asking me to do so.
Please send your phone number when you place your order to expedite delivery.
I want to return my purchase. What do I do?
Customers must contact me within 14 days to initiate returns and are responsible for all return shipping costs including insurance. Items are often fragile/irreplaceable thus full insurance is required. Retain insurance documentation/parcel tracking numbers for your records.
Items must be received by me in original undamaged condition. Use of new packaging material is highly recommended to protect you against liability for damage in shipment. Refunds will be issued after the parcel has arrived and the contents have been examined for potential damage in shipment. Refunds will not be given for items that are lost/damaged in shipment.
Please note I do not refund shipping costs either way on change of heart returns or failure to pay VAT.
What kind of shipping materials do you use?
Vintage and antique items are a great way to shop green!
Fragile items are securely packaged and often double boxed to protect them whilst in transit.
Please note that in consideration of the environment, clean and sturdy recycled materials may be used for shipping. I also utilize brand new natural biodegradable starch packing pellets which can be recycled or reused by parcel recipients.