donnapaperscissors

I Wear Out My Shoes Finding Vintage For You

Connecticut, United States · 781 Sales

donnapaperscissors

I Wear Out My Shoes Finding Vintage For You

Connecticut, United States 781 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(278)

Announcement   Bonjour!
On our way home from London & Paris
(No, I don't do this all the time!!!) and I've got a treasure trove of American vintage quilts and spreads to list, and loads of gorgeous sweaters and outerwear for the chilly weather ahead.
So as soon as I get the mail, get the dogs from the kennel, and pick up milk and bread, I'll get these lovely listings up.

Stop by often - continue to make me one of your favorite shops, because remember - I wear out my shoes, finding vintage for you.
Love,
donna

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 27, 2016

Bonjour!
On our way home from London & Paris
(No, I don't do this all the time!!!) and I've got a treasure trove of American vintage quilts and spreads to list, and loads of gorgeous sweaters and outerwear for the chilly weather ahead.
So as soon as I get the mail, get the dogs from the kennel, and pick up milk and bread, I'll get these lovely listings up.

Stop by often - continue to make me one of your favorite shops, because remember - I wear out my shoes, finding vintage for you.
Love,
donna

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(278)
Susan Savory

Susan Savory on Sep 20, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

I love these boxes and will be using them in assemblages in the near future. I expected the timeworn condition of the pieces, but was kind of surprised that the box pictured with a (damaged, yes) mirror in the lid arrived with NO mirror at all. The silver had completely separated from the glass. I was thrilled with the photo in the listing - just wish the box was a truer reflection of that photo. I'm going to give donnapaperscissors the benefit of the doubt and guess that the mirror deteriorated in shipping. The shipping estimate was generous (on my behalf) and shipping was prompt. I will keep my eyes on this shop and would gladly do business with donnapaperscissors again.

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Updates

Summer flowers are always underfoot on this oval vintage hooked rug

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Keep those ten toes warm with a wool floral rug
Sweet Dreams. A serene vintage cotton wedding ring spread.

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About

Here's how it all started:

I had dreams of only selling handmade cards and tags on Etsy.
For several years, I had been volunteering with a group called OPERATION WRITE HOME. We created blank handmade greeting cards at no charge to our servicemen and women overseas so that they always had beautiful cards to send back home to their loved ones (no Hallmark stores in the desert!) Out of the 3 million cards sent, over 2,000
were made by me, a fact of which I am very proud.

This was originally a little Etsy shop selling larger, more luxe versions of my OWH cards. The thought was to help pay for card supplies, which can really snowball, being a lover of handmade papers, embossing guns, die-cut machines, cutters, trimmers, embellishments, ribbons and assorted other doo-dads.

After a very slow year of sales (and to be fair, of neglectful shopkeeping), I made the switch over to vintage, with an emphasis on the 1930's to midcentury.

Hallelujah- I found a niche with my beloved vintage bedspreads, cool vintage threads and vintage home decor accents. I've worked hard, and my shop has gotten busy, thanks to my Etsy customers all over the country and the world.

Thank you for allowing me to have so much fun, sharing my favorite things with you.

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Shop members
  • Donna Wolf

    Owner, Huntress, Forager

    Wife, mother, friend, writer, cardmaker, volunteer, rescue dog lover, vintage clothing covetista, garden girl. Shameless collector of fascinating, functional artifacts from times gone past that are exhilarating to gather, difficult to part with.

  • Elvis

    Assistant

    Born on my birthday (Halloween ), a tiny rescue pup who made his way from Georgia to Connecticut with his mom and 8 siblings. They are all small brown dogs, except Elvis who is 80 pounds.

  • Tony aka Dr. Cap

    Cheerleader, Packaging Expert, Flea Market Pack Mule

    Husband, just retired college professor, and the guy I want to wander the world with.

  • Maya Wolf

    Assistant

    If she doesn't approve of my shop selections, she chews 'em up and you never see them. For a junkyard dog, she's quite the fashionista.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2016
Here's what I have and love: Simple little treasures from times long gone. Cherished objects that bring a smile on the darkest of days. To stir a memory. Add to a collection. Or make the perfect gift.
Just the right vintage fashion piece to make that perfect outfit.
My handmade cards and tags to help you make a beautiful presentation.
Well loved and uniquely chosen, from me to you. All delightfully packaged for giving.

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
Payment
I happily accept major credit cards through Etsy's secure and simple Direct Checkout, and I also accept PayPal.
Shipping
I use USPS for shipping. On unwieldy or very heavy items, I use UPS. Either way, I make every effort to get your purchase to you safely and as promptly as possible.
Cross my heart.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have a problem, get in touch with me - customer service is part of my real-life job, and you deserve to be happy.
I don't sell anything on donnapaperscissors that I'm not proud of, so when you buy from me, expect full disclosure and total honesty on vintage condition and the item(s) you are buying. Please check my reviews to read what my customers have to say, but remember that vintage items have been around for awhile, and although I only stock beautiful pieces, they aren't spanking new off the assembly line in some factory.
As for shipping, if USPS tracking reports show that your item has been delivered to you, it is out of my hands and you need to deal with your local post office so that they can hunt it down.
Should you decide to return an item, I will refund up to 14 days of my receiving it, provided it is in original condition. For clothing, this means no smoke, pet or perfume odors or signs of having been worn.
I haven't had many returns so I must be doing something right!
Additional policies and FAQs
About vintage:
Most of the pieces in my shop are 25-75 years old, and while I only show items that are in excellent condition, please do bear in mind that these treasures are older than we are. I hope we all look that good someday. If there is an issue, I will mention it in my descriptive copy.

About Shipping Costs:
If I've overestimated your shipping costs by an outrageous amount, I'll refund the difference via check in the package or PayPal. Please do remember, though, that we all spend lots of money on shipping supplies (tape, boxes, tissue, bubble wrap, labels) and my much of my vintage items come in organza storage/gift bags with handmade gift tags.