vintage & antique items to beautify & color your world

Illinois, United States · 1145 Sales


vintage & antique items to beautify & color your world

Illinois, United States 1145 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Vintage Peerless Wood Level Carpenter Tool
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We heart Etsy and we heart our amazing, vintage-loving customers!

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Vintage Girls Bracelet Gold Tone Heart
It's always Christmas at Carpebellus! Stock up early on vintage holiday decorating goodies today!
Today's excitement at the flea accordion demo! Stop by the shop to make some music with your own vintage find!

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Welcome to the eclectic past.

I don’t think my life has ever lacked a love for history. I grew up hiking in old cemeteries, identifying transferware in antique shops, and wishing I could don a fedora and run away to Egypt.

Creating an Etsy shop was an incredibly obvious and natural step in my life, so in the spring of 2009, “CARPEBELLUS” was born. With the help of my mother, Andrea, I’ve had lots of fun and success selling unique antique and vintage items online.

I’m currently working on my Masters in Museum Studies. Like my Etsy shop, I hope my education will be a way to impart history’s beauty to everyone.

Want to learn more about my collecting addiction? Check out
Collecting Vintage - An Interview with Carpebellus:

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  • Carissa

    Owner, Curator

    I am Carissa, the young and vibrant collector turned seller behind CARPEBELLUS who leads a double life as a masters student and museum employee.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 6, 2016
Below are our policies. If you have any questions, please feel free to send us a convo! Thanks.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
We appreciate payment made within 3 days after the purchase. If there is a circumstance where you cannot pay in a timely manner, please convo us immediately. If payment is not made 5 days after purchase and you have not contacted us, the sale WILL BE CANCELLED.
We ship items via USPS and take great care in packaging your items. Most items are shipped first class or priority. Priority has insurance for up to $50. Books are shipped via media mail. Larger, heavier items may have to go retail ground due to cost and you may wish to purchase insurance. We cannot be responsible for lost or damaged packages after shipment. Just contact us before paying so we can adjust your invoice.

We gladly refund shipping cost overages if the difference in the price of shipping is $2.00 or more (rounded up to whole dollars). If this is the case with your purchase, we will refund the money to your Paypal account.
Refunds and Exchanges
You are purchasing a used item that has likely seen decades of handling. Imperfections are inherent and should be embraced when purchasing vintage items. They are unique, one-of-a-kind, and sold as they are. We pride ourselves on detailed descriptions and clear, representative pictures. Refunds will only be made if you feel that the images or description of the item has been grossly misrepresented. If this should occur, there will be NO refund of shipping costs.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about items before purchase to ensure your satisfaction.