Cat Tales - an eclectic mix of vintage and handmade.

Saratoga Springs, New York · 3140 Sales


Cat Tales - an eclectic mix of vintage and handmade.

Saratoga Springs, New York 3140 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
Colleen Kearney Clough

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Colleen Kearney Clough

Jewelry Table Top Armoire Jewelry Box
Vintage Dritz Woven Sewing Basket
Petite Vintage Woven Sewing Basket
Petite Vintage Woven Footed Sewing Basket
2 Shabby Vintage Canape Trays
Vintage Mid Century Mesh Bathroom Shelf
Rustic Bird Nest Cloche Decor
Vintage Ex-Lax Tablets Tin
Vintage Hill's Cascara Quinine Cold Tablets Tin
Vintage Sweet Life Brand Tooth Picks
Vintage Razor Blades Lot
Vintage Springer Spaniel Porcelain Figurine
One Mini Mason Jar String Dispenser
2" Miniature Straw Hats - Set of 18
Earring Display Made From Vintage Finds
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Lisa Voerg

Lisa Voerg on May 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this little cloche. It fits perfectly in my dining room.


Jessica on May 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So pretty! Thank you so much!


Ennipa on May 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful! Truly beautiful ribbons and such fast service. Thank you

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Store your sewing supplies in one of these adorable vintage woven baskets...

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Vintage Dritz Woven Sewing Basket
Wonderful graphic packaging, including razor blades, medicine and tooth picks tins.

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Vintage Razor Blades Lot
Finally used the tin cans that were hiding in the garage at our family farm. They are perfect organizers for craft supplies.

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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 my husband and I were married, we 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.


Shop members

  • Colleen Kearney Clough


  • Buca


  • Paddy


Shop policies

Last updated on September 29, 2015
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:: 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
:: Credit Cards, PayPal and Etsy Gift Cards are accepted.
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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] .