carohope

Vintage Shopping With An Expert

Pennsylvania, United States · 2157 Sales

carohope

Vintage Shopping With An Expert

Pennsylvania, United States 2157 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   With a lifetime of work and study in the decorative arts, I often feel as vintage as the artifacts I collect. Old fashioned too, is my discomfort with self promotion, making me hesitant with social media. I'm trying, but it's happening slowly. Rest assured, though, that if you have found me, you are fortunate. You will be rewarded for your discovery. You will benefit from my well trained eye and wealth of knowledge, enjoy my thoughtful, detailed, accurate descriptions and appreciate my personalized, accommodating customer service. Please also check out Last Dance Vintage, my vintage fashion shop on Etsy to enjoy more of my expertise at work.

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Last updated on Aug 19, 2016

With a lifetime of work and study in the decorative arts, I often feel as vintage as the artifacts I collect. Old fashioned too, is my discomfort with self promotion, making me hesitant with social media. I'm trying, but it's happening slowly. Rest assured, though, that if you have found me, you are fortunate. You will be rewarded for your discovery. You will benefit from my well trained eye and wealth of knowledge, enjoy my thoughtful, detailed, accurate descriptions and appreciate my personalized, accommodating customer service. Please also check out Last Dance Vintage, my vintage fashion shop on Etsy to enjoy more of my expertise at work.

Caroline Hope St. George

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Caroline Hope St. George

Vintage Pink Slag Glass and Pierced Brass Box
US$18.25
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About

Working As The Curator of My Own Exhibition

Selling vintage and antique decorative arts on Etsy is how I have chosen to use my years of curatorial training. Now, when I am on the search, I am thinking through the process of listing it: how a piece evokes a certain period in decorative arts history, how I can creatively arrange it for a photo shoot, and what distinctive features it possesses that I will highlight in it's description.

I always thought I would end up a museum curator, but despite earning a PhD. in Folklore/Folklife with a focus on Material Culture, it never happened. I think I am just too much of an independent spirit to follow the protocol required by a museum. Instead, every time I list an object in my shop, I approach it like I am writing up a label for my own gallery exhibition. What could be better: I have my own ongoing exhibition by running an Etsy shop!

Plus, unlike the objects in a museum, my exhibition entries get to keep moving through the world! I get so much satisfaction from finding just the perfect destination for the objects that I have discovered. I love sending my finds all over the USA and all around world, and knowing that it is embarking on a whole new chapter somewhere wonderful! What could be better: I practically feel like a world traveler through the sales that I make in my shop!

How lucky I am that, thanks to Etsy, I can do all this out of the comfort of my home! I live in a rambling stone house built in the 1920s and the old sleeping porch is my photo studio.

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2011
I love learning, collecting and giving. I guess that's sort of how I view my Etsy store. The goal of my shop is to share my discoveries and help you find the perfect gift, for yourself or for someone else, for a price that you can afford.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Check
Payment
I take PayPal or money order. If you cannot pay within three days, please contact me. I will extend payment time to a week if you need it for some reason or other. Communication is key!
Shipping
I ship worldwide. It is hard to get shipping amounts just right, especially for shipping internationally. If I have left the international shipping amounts unlisted it is because it is hard to determine the shipping cost everywhere internationally. Please convo me for a quote. I combine shipping, and again it is hard to get that always right. If you are buying two like items that look like they can be shipped for less than my quote, convo me and I will adjust the shipping charge. I offer free shipping on a number of lighter, easier to ship items. If my item title offers free shipping it is free shipping worldwide, UNLESS I request you to convo me for shipping quote for international in the item description.

I pack everything very carefully. Everything I send is protected with bubble. In particular, I am sure to use styrofoam peanuts and/or or styrofoam boards to protect ceramics. I am starting to "double box" more and more.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. Please convo me if you have any questions, concerns, or problems. If you are unhappy with a purchase, we can work out a return or an exchange. Please don't leave negative or neutral feedback before letting me know if you are unhappy with an item!