Antiques and Vintage for a Modern Life

Melbourne, Australia · 1632 Sales


Antiques and Vintage for a Modern Life

Melbourne, Australia 1632 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Pardon my dust! I'm in the midst of a bit of a re-arrange here, moving on from selling craft supplies and into everything vintage. I just can't contain my love of everything old! If there was something here and you can't find it, please do convo me and we'll make it better. :)

Last updated on Oct 1, 2016

Pardon my dust! I'm in the midst of a bit of a re-arrange here, moving on from selling craft supplies and into everything vintage. I just can't contain my love of everything old! If there was something here and you can't find it, please do convo me and we'll make it better. :)


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One of my favourite 'scores' of late is this gorgeous collection of antique Edwardian embroidery transfers. I had a great time looking through them & discovered some were large enough to serve as framed artwork. New life for the obsolete - how lovely!
Oh this fabric... soft and heavy and drapes like a dream - not to mention the print! Circa 40s 50s, enough to make the perfect dress...
Lace lace lace! A weekend of antiquing resulted in an armful of this gorgeous old craft. The handmade pieces are a joy to look upon with their impossible delicacy. I'll be updating the shop with lace this week, along with lovely old buttons and beads.


Better Living With Vintage

My life has been dominated by vintage. I grew up in a house stocked to the cornice with Victoriana, raised by junk-loving parents who taught me to see the beauty in old things. Their teachings did not go unheeded and everything from my hobbies, wardrobe, home décor and vacations has been threaded through with antiques and vintage. Even most of my jobs have involved it!

Having collected most of my life, I've developed an 'eye' for it and learned much. Now as I prepare for a move to the UK, my eccentric possessions must be passed along to others. I relish the chance to 'clear the decks' and start again and really, I doubt this shop will close when I land on England's shores! So many wonderful antique fairs to explore...

The shop's aesthetic is earthy and gentle; subtle textures, natural materials and 'happy' colours that evoke an English country cottage. Of course as the name suggests there's a slightly bohemian vibe, which comes in the form of ethnic textiles, simple pottery and natural textures.

Everything I find for the shop must have a sense of quality and good design and of course be beautiful; it's my hope that you will find something in my shop to enhance your life, while the income from it all brightens mine for the day I can say Melbourne to Heathrow!

Shop members
  • Penny

    Owner, Curator, Hunter, Finder, Collector

    41 years old, living in the rolling green of rural Australia and dreaming of the rolling green in England. Life long pursuits of photography, vintage and a nice cup of tea.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 1, 2016
Welcome to Fagin's Daughter, where I offer antiques and vintage for a modern life - home decor, art, clothing and other wonderful sundries. Most of it comes from my own lifelong collection and the shop's core purpose is to fund another lifelong element - a move to the UK!

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
I prefer Paypal, though Direct Checkout is also available, so you can pay via your credit card.

I have a lay away system, typically it is 4 weeks with payments made weekly, a minimum purchase of $80 is required for lay away to apply and you can combine several listings in order to do so. The payment time can be extended if the value of the transaction is particularly high. Please contact me and I will do my best to help you; quotes and consultations are obligation free.
I ship twice a week- usually Tuesday and Friday. I ship to most countries, if your is not listed please convo me and I'll add it. I regret to inform that due to certain requirements I cannot fulfil, I am unable to ship to any country in the EU.

If your combined shipping is coming out a little on the high side, please convo me and I'll double check to see you're not over-charged.

Shipping times: All items sent out within 1-3 business days.

Transit times:

AUSTRALIANS: 3-5 business days

INTERNATIONAL: 7-10 business days (two weeks is around average)

Please allow a few extra days on top of this if you live outside a major city or a smaller country. Also please do allow for things like major holidays, weather problems and customs jams.

Please also be aware that if your country requires any customs fees or charges of any kind related to your item being processed, claimed or otherwise delivered to you, you are responsible for those payments.

If you paid for tracking (your shipping rate was $20+ or it was noted on the listing there will be registered/tracked post) there will be a tracking number on your 'purchases and reviews' page.

Australia Post does not offer tracking to all countries; in this case I will send via registered post. It doesn't give us tracking but we can locate it's last scanned location if it doesn't turn up. I haven't had to do this yet so it should be fine.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and returns are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. I aim to represent my items in the most accurate way possible; I keep my photos as big as I can so you can get right up close and see any flaws - I always note problems in the listing description and try to make them clear in the photos.

Please make your choices carefully and study all the photos well- you can click on them to enlarge. Due to complications which can be encountered I cannot take returns unless the piece is significantly not as described. If you feel the item has been misrepresented, please let me know. In most cases returning the goods will be sufficient and if the fault is mine I will pay return shipping.

Any items which arrive damaged from their time in transit will be refunded either in part or whole depending on the damage. Contact me through Etsy's conversation system (NOT by email) with photographic proof of the damage and I will see to it straight away. Paypal's system requires that you send the damaged goods back to me before I refund; this is often expensive for you, so in most cases a photo will do, again depending on the damage.

If you return an item to me without my previous knowledge and acceptance you will be required to pay shipping to return the item to you.Likewise if I send an item and it comes back to me refused due to wrong address, failed deliveries etc.

ALL my customers are protected by Paypal or their credit card companies (depending on which payment system you used) so there's really nothing to worry about. There's plenty of protections in place and I'm a reasonable person- in my 10 years of selling online, no customer of mine has lost their money. :)
Additional policies and FAQs
+ All my inventory is vintage; please expect tiny flaws as the objects have usually lived a full life. I will note everything I see in the listing description, please do read it fully and stufy the images - you can tap the image on a device (or click on 'zoom' if you're using a computer) to get a close up of things. if you're on a computer you can also right-click and select 'view image' for an even bigger size.

+ My home is smoke free, though some items may have a faint scent of incense smoke. Linens may have a 'storage scent' but they are all clean.

+ If there's anything particular you're looking for, feel free to ask! I've got a lot of stock as yet unlisted, a whole storage unit to chip through, and I can't seem to say 'no' to a poke around a junk shop or 5. :)