Creative Salvage

On Etsy since 2009


Creative Salvage

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 19, 2012
Why, hello! Welcome to my shop. Creative Salvage is a tiny emporium of vintage finds to enhance your art projects and home; the pieces here are handpicked by me to inspire you to create, organize, and decorate. Enjoy!

As an organizational aficionado, I sometimes suggest ways to re-purpose these old things for new uses as attractive containers and organizers in your home. If you are inspired by the suggestions, want to learn more, or have some to share, I encourage you to visit my organizational blog:

Thank you, and have a lovely day,

~ Andrea

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I want every customer to be a happy customer.

Outside of natural disasters, carrier shipping errors, and alien abductions, if you aren't satisfied with your purchase, please let me know within seven (7) days and I will do what I can to make it right.

Buyer is responsible for return shipping, unless otherwise arranged by Etsy convo.


*** NOTE: Because of the nature of vintage salvage, every item listed is sold "as-is" in pre-loved condition. The wear and tear and little inconsistencies are part of the inherent vintage charm and are assumed in the descriptions of each piece. I do my best to make note of specific or unusual flaws or conditions. ***
Payment Method:

I prefer Paypal.


Cancellation and Returns Policy:

Prompt payment is appreciated. If payment (or notice of sent payment, in the case of money orders) is not received within three (3) days, the sale will be canceled and the item re-listed.

If the buyer wishes to cancel an order after making a purchase, he or she may do so for a full refund within 24 hours or notification of shipment, whichever comes first.
Shipping Address:

Please make sure your PayPal address is up-to-date or let me know at purchase in a message to seller that I should ship to a different address. Thank you!

I am not responsible for any errors in shipping resulting from an incorrect address provided by the customer.


Shipping Times:

*** Please allow 7-10 business days after notification of shipment to receive your purchase. ***

NOTE: If you need an item expedited to arrive sooner than the default shipping time allowance, please convo me and let me know so we can arrange for a faster method of shipment. Additional fees will apply as shipping costs will increase.


Preferred Carrier:

I use USPS First class for letter-sized items, USPS Parcel Post when most economical for packages, and Priority Mail for some packages, unless other arrangements are made prior to sale.

Large Item/ Very Fragile Item Carrier: In some instances, it is more economical or beneficial for the buyer if I ship via UPS or FedEx with insurance. If this is the case, I will make note of it in the item description.


Combined Shipping:

Some items, especially photographs, lend themselves well to combined shipping charges. If this is the case, I will list the amount in the shipping options. I am happy to check if combining shipping on other items would result in a favorable savings for the buyer. Please convo me with any specific questions prior to purchase.


Insurance and Delivery Confirmation:

In most cases, I will insure items of a value of $20 or more and request delivery confirmation. This cost is included in the price of the item.

If you would like insurance or delivery confirmation added to your shipped items of less than $20 in value, please convo me before beginning your purchase.


Shipping Outside of the Continental United States:

If you are a resident of Hawaii, Alaska, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or an international country and would like to purchase from my shop, please send me a convo and I will determine the correct shipping cost for your purchase.

In many cases, First Class mail used for mailing photographs or small flat items is not different for Hawaiian and Alaskan shoppers, but some packages may be better shipped in a more cost-effective method.



To be kind to the environment and help keep packaging costs economical, I do reuse packaging materials as often as possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
There is a lovable mutt in residence in my home. I don't let her nose around in the vintage goodness, but if you need to take special precautions about allergens please let me know and I will take extra precaution when inspecting and packing your item.