Cat Tales - an eclectic mix of vintage and handmade.

New York, United States · 2995 Sales


Cat Tales - an eclectic mix of vintage and handmade.

New York, United States 2995 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   :: Shipping will be combined. Any shipping overages of $1.75 or more will be refunded.

Last updated on May 23, 2016

:: Shipping will be combined. Any shipping overages of $1.75 or more will be refunded.

Colleen Kearney Clough

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Colleen Kearney Clough

Vintage Buttons - Assortment of Brown Shank
Trio of Vintage Decorative Tins
5 Cups – Natural and Orange Mix Putka Pods
5 Cups - Orange Putka Pods
Vintage Seam Binding - 21 Yards
12 Cups - Orange Putka Pods
Dried Strawflowers Everlastings
Upcycled Jello Mold Tea Light Candle Holder
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Anastasia O'Connell

Anastasia O'Connell on Oct 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. Fast shipping. Excellent seller

Anastasia O'Connell

Anastasia O'Connell on Oct 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful. Very carefully packaged and quickly shipped. Can't wait to place another order. These are really going to take my project to the next level.

Marcy Ceranek

Marcy Ceranek on Oct 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Putka pods were shipped quickly and were well wrapped so they arrived safely. Seller was super easy to work with - will use again!!

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New bookmarks made with vintage cluster earrings and buttons have been listed. Perfect stocking stuffer for the book lover!

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Created more miniature spool trees.

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Set of 3 Miniature Spool Christmas Trees
Boo! Discovered some awesome vintage letterpress type. More "BOO"s to be listed.

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BOO Vintage Letterpress Wood Type
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Collector and Craftsperson

Growing up, our family would pile in the station wagon, my father at the helm, and take day trips to Vermont. We would stop at tag sales and adorable stores and I would pick up a token here and there. Some of my early collections where miniature Wheaton bottles and vintage wood shoe forms. Years later some of the items are still with me as they remind me of the wonderful times being with my family.

After our wedding, my husband and I moved to his family’s quaint apple farm. I fell in love all over again – I was discovering new old treasures that were scattered throughout the property, from mason jars in the dirt cellar to old apple crates and baskets in the barn.

The barn also was home to a number of barn cats. It took a few years, but we were able to curtail the population. The non-feral cats became pets and each came with their own unique personality and story – hence the name of my shop… Cat Tales!

I studied business and studio art in college. My plan was to own a brick and mortar business. I did have a small cozy store on our apple farm for a number of years during the autumn months. The store closed when we moved a few years ago, as it was difficult to manage with a new home and with both of us working full-time.

I enjoy seeking new vintage finds and creating unique items. Always looking at an object wondering what I can do with it.

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Shop members
  • Colleen Kearney Clough


  • Buca


  • Paddy


Shop policies

Last updated on September 29, 2015
Back to Shop ~

:: Thank you for browsing through my shop and I hope you found that special something.

:: I love to create and tend to be obsessive when it comes to collecting vintage items. My collections are taking over our home and it is time to share with others who enjoy the same things that I do.

:: The vintage items offered in my shop have their own special charm due to their age and loving wear. Each unique characteristic may have a different meaning to each person – that is why there is beauty in all items!

:: Convos are always welcome!

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
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SHIPPING COSTS - Any shipping overages of $1.75 or more will be refunded.
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:: Items are shipped within 1-3 business days, unless otherwise noted in listing.

:: If purchasing multiple items in one transaction, shipping will be combined and shipping overages of $1.75 or more will be refunded.

:: Packages will be mailed based on the least expensive rate.

:: Larger and/or heavier packages are usually mailed Standard Post. If Priority Mail is preferred, please convo me (shipping amount on listing may need to be adjusted).

:: If package arrives damaged, please contact me immediately (within 24 hours of delivery).

:: International purchases - Buyer is responsible for any additional costs or customs fees relating to purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
:: I take great pride in the items I sell. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me immediately (within 2 days of receiving package).

:: Refunds and exchanges will be handled on a per transaction basis.

:: If item is returned, it needs to be in the same original condition in which it was sent. The original purchase price will be refunded, minus the shipping cost. Buyer pays for return shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
:: RESERVED LISTINGS – Will gladly reserve item for 3 days. If item is not purchased within that time frame, the listing will be taken off reserve.

:: NEW YORK STATE SALES TAX – Sales tax will be automatically added during checkout on all packages mailed within New York State [including shipping cost] .