EnglishPreserves

Vintage English Teapots, Royalty, Tins, China, Hankies

Oakham, United Kingdom · 1331 Sales

EnglishPreserves

Vintage English Teapots, Royalty, Tins, China, Hankies

Oakham, United Kingdom 1331 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(677)
Shop owner

Maggie

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Announcement   ♥ Welcome ♥
Vintage English Teapots, Linen, Handkerchiefs, Royalty, Tins, China, Porcelain, Boxes, Scarves, Aprons, Sewing, Collectibles & vintage lovelies are all waiting for you in English Preserves Shop.
Eco Gifts for Home and Friends!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/englishpreserves
Shop here for unique gifts and collectibles.
Please visit my other Etsy shop,for beautiful vintage patterns!
http://www.prettypatternsplease.etsy.com
Thank you for visiting and please stop back again, soon! ♥

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 17, 2016

♥ Welcome ♥
Vintage English Teapots, Linen, Handkerchiefs, Royalty, Tins, China, Porcelain, Boxes, Scarves, Aprons, Sewing, Collectibles & vintage lovelies are all waiting for you in English Preserves Shop.
Eco Gifts for Home and Friends!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/englishpreserves
Shop here for unique gifts and collectibles.
Please visit my other Etsy shop,for beautiful vintage patterns!
http://www.prettypatternsplease.etsy.com
Thank you for visiting and please stop back again, soon! ♥

Maggie

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Maggie

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5 out of 5 stars
(677)
convent

convent on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Hello Maggie ! The package arrived in excellent time and condition. The tape measure is beautifully made and will make the best,personalized gift for our friend, Laura, on her birthday ! A great purchase from a great seller. Great service . Thank you very much and all the very best to you.

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Updates

Another lovely Art Deco cup, saucer, and cake plate trio to add to your collection
Gorgeous vintage hand towels just for you or someone you love

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  • Maggie

    Owner, Designer

    Welcome! My shop features the sort of things I collect & love. I also sew & love to create & design things. Planned for this year are some one-of-a-kind pillow covers using vintage textiles and hand embroideries. Please watch for them! Maggie

Shop policies

Last updated on May 23, 2016
Welcome!
Most everything in English Preserves will be vintage and most of it from England or Europe.

LINENS:
Because items are older, even if they are new-old-stock, there may be storage marks or yellowing or some sort of wear.
But let's face it, vintage things come with bumps and bruises and we cherish some of that as part of the charm.
I launder most everything before I photograph and offer it for sale in my shop, but will tell you if it has not been laundered and why.
I will always tell you if an item has a problem, if I can see or find it, and I will photograph it so you can buy with confidence.
I endeavor to be as accurate as I can be in my descriptions and images.
HANKIES:
Many of the hankies I have in the shop have been stored for years and never used. I buy these as new/old stock. Often they have been kept nicely and cherished. But sometimes age/storage marks are on them and don't come out with a gentle wash. So you may find the occasional spot or two.
Hankies were often made as souvenirs so the fabrics that they are made with vary, and may not be the best quality. For example, the fabric on the hankies sold in Harrods won't necessarily be the same quality as those that were sold in Woolworths. I do try to accurately describe the type of fabric , to the best of my knowledge. But it is impossible to define or compare them to each individuals expectations without being able to touch them. Please inspect the photos closely to make informed decisions on purchases.

Because of the nature of the items in the shop being one-of-a-kind, all sales are final.
But, I am human, and make mistakes, just like everyone else, so if for some reason you are truly disappointed and feel I have made some terrible error in my listing, please email me to discuss it and I will work with you so that shopping here will not be a disappointment.

I pride myself on quality customer care and want you to be happy with your purchases. I opened the shop in 2008 and have had a perfect 100% rating from buyers and sellers, ever since. I would like that to continue.
I am not a fan of the new five star system as I feel shipping should not be part of the rating of your purchased item. I try to get your order in the post within 24 hours of your purchase and after that, it's up to the delivery and customs services of each country involved to get it to you in a reasonable amount of time. I haven't any control over it.
I feel that the stars should represent the areas of the shop I do control, not what I cannot control.
So if you have a problem with your item taking too long to get to you, please do contact me before rating me lower than five star. I always keep my receipts of postage and will be happy to send a copy to you so you can see the delivery date of when I sent out your item. That way, you will see that I've sent it in a reasonable amount of time.
Thank you!!!

Maggie

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal is my preferred form of payment but for your convenience, I now offer payment by credit card, too.
Email me if you need to pay via some other means.
Shipping
♥ A special note for International Buyers ♥
Before leaving me less than five stars due to shipping, please read the information below. Thank you.
Most of my sales are from countries outside the UK, and often, they come through at night when I am fast asleep, due to the time zone differences, so I am already 'behind' even before I process your order.
Besides 24 hours of processing time, sometimes you've purchased your item on a weekend or holiday when the PO is closed, which means I have to wait to post the item until the next business day.
Then there's the merging of two different countries' mailing systems, and the all-important customs clearances, stuck right in the middle.
At any given point in time, your order can get held-up and there is nothing I can do about it, once it leaves my hands. The bottom line is this: most International deliveries take time. It's not like receiving mail from within your own country.
Most orders will reach you within 10-14 days of me processing your order.

♥ A special note for All Buyers ♥
For Delivery within the UK:
Shipping will be via Royal Mail, 1st class or Standard Parcels rates for UK mainland deliveries.
For delivery outside of the UK:
In most cases, shipping will be from the UK via Royal Mail Airmail Small Parcels, to International destinations.
Royal Mail offers up to £20 ($35) compensation (insurance) included in its pricing.
If you require more than that, please notify me before I ship your item, and wait to pay for your item, so that I can add additional insurance cover to your invoice.
It is quite expensive to add signed-for or delivery confirmation for International shipping and will be more than double what you see in the listings, but if you want that sort of thing, again, please notify me in advance.

I will also try to find the least expensive shipping options for you when a parcel is heavy, such as teapots. This will involve carries such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL.

Please note that is now policy of all carriers to refuse to insure china or porcelain items. I pack carefully using lots of recycled packing materials and strong boxes so there shouldn't be any problems with breakage.
Please understand that if something does arrive broken, the delivery companies will not refund the money you have paid for the items and I cannot be responsible for refunds of broken items damaged in shipping.

Please try to buy in advance of when you require items as gifts as I do not want you to be disappointed if they do not arrive on time.
Thank you for your continued support of EnglishPreserves.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final.
Due to the nature of vintage items being in previously loved condition, it is important to remember that they won't look 'new'. I do try to photograph and describe accurately, but some will have damage and wear. Please bear this in mind when purchasing.

I am sorry, but I cannot be held responsible for items damaged in the mail.
I pack very carefully, just as I would want things to be packed, that I purchase. My record is good, too - as yet, nothing has been damaged in the post.

Most carriers will no longer cover/compensate for breakage and I cannot be held responsible for breakage occurring during transit.

Should something not arrive at all, I will work with you and the postal service to try to make it right, however, I am not responsible for the loss.
Additional policies and FAQs
Happy to be among friends on these teams:
Vintage Etsy Society Street Team - search for us with this tag: vestiesteam
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If you collect things and would like for me to try to locate them for you, here in the UK, please let me know.
I will always try my best to find quality items for you!
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SEARCHING ON ETSY - if you like things in my shop, always use my shop name as a search word.
EnglishPreserves is always included as a tag in all my listings.
Searching with the tag EnglishPreserves, should result in all of the items in my shop coming up as your results.