Vintage & Antiques plus Creative Handcrafted Items

Illinois, United States · 533 Sales


Vintage & Antiques plus Creative Handcrafted Items

Illinois, United States 533 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Shop owner



fineoldthings is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Sorry we missed you but our shop will be closed for a few weeks beginning May 28, 2016.

Things should be up & running again by mid June or so. See you then!

Regards, Karen / fineoldthings

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 28, 2016

Sorry we missed you but our shop will be closed for a few weeks beginning May 28, 2016.

Things should be up & running again by mid June or so. See you then!

Regards, Karen / fineoldthings


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

nlyongray on May 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is just darling. Looks MINT to me and it came really fast - packed well too. Thank you so much!


bhalderman1 on Apr 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived in great condition. Figurine was as described. The glass eyes are really a "whoot!"

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My car naturally brakes for estate sales now!

I've been a crafts person for years, still enjoy the creativity of it all as you can see with our offerings of handcrafted floral & veggie table arrangements. But, after discovering VINTAGE, I started searching for classic pieces too that I could share with you. My family insists my car automatically turns toward any resale store, house sale or antiquity shop that may cross my path.

I try to find old pieces for FINEOLDTHINGS that are in fine quality condition ~ pieces that are patiently waiting for a new home & the place of honor they held in times past.. those bits of nostalgia that help decorate your home with a touch of the past but still look good to the contemporary eye.

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  • Karen Edwards

    Owner And Curator

    Hi there, I'm Karen Edwards of, a VINTAGE shop since January, 2011. this photo? one of those dreaded "Special" birthdays that tend to come every 10 years. That beautiful cake was delish!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 8, 2016
A big welcome to fineoldthings ... an interesting collection of Vintage at its best - the always loved "oldies but goodies" plus an array of handcrafted items including floral & veggie centerpieces, Fairy gardens & the such. Please look through the selection and see if something catches your eye for a gift...don't forget yourself either!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment accepted through PayPal, personal Credit Card or Etsy Gift Card; payment is due at time of purchase.

If you prefer to pay by credit card but don't have a PayPal account, choose the option 'PayPal' and then click the option 'pay by credit card'. If an order remains unpaid with 48 hours, I will have to end the sale.

Money Orders, Checks or Cash cannot be accepted, sorry.
Your purchase will normally be sent within 2 days after payment receipt via USPS. If you prefer insurance on it, contact me and I will be able to give you a revised shipping cost. I'll be happy to send to a "giftee's" address for you and enclose a note if you like.

It is the buyer's responsibility to make sure the shipping address(es) are correct both with etsy and PayPal.

We normally use Standard Post to send packages unless it costs the same as faster Priority Mail or you specifically ask for Priority. USPS shipments to Alaska or Hawaii are a bit higher than noted in a listing. If you're interested in International delivery from the USA, pls contact us for shipping costs to your intended destination.

If insurance is included in the shipment & there is breakage, the recipient of the package is required to bring the damaged item(s) and all packaging to their local post office for inspection. THE DECISION TO ALLOW A DAMAGE CLAIM IS AT THE DISCRETION OF USPS. If allowed, a starter file is entered there & I complete it on my end with the insurance receipt, etc.

International import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or
shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing. Seller assumes no responsibility for interruption of delivery caused by non US postal or customs authorities.

As an FYI, the United States Postal Service's (USPS) International shipping rates have gone up between 60% to of 1/27/13. Also, domestic mail prices within the US have changed but not as much as International.
Refunds and Exchanges
My goal is that you're happy with your purchase. However, if you feel you need to return the merchandise, please contact our shop within three (3) days after receipt. If an insured item is damaged during shipment, hold onto the merchandise & packaging; see above for further information. If an uninsured item is damaged or lost during shipment, we will do our best to work with the customer. Fineoldthings does not promise a full refund of the cost of uninsured merchandise and/or shipping Buyer is responsible for postage on exchanges or refunds unless there is an error on my part.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items from fineoldthings are sold "as is" since they are vintage or antique.

If a prospective buyer asks for a "Reserve" Hold on an item, fineoldthings will usually grant the Reserve for a period of three (3) days unless other arrangements have been made between fineoldthings and prospective buyer. After the 3 days, fineoldthings has the option of putting the item back for Sale since the Reserve time limit has not been met.

Fineoldthings cannot accept responsibility for any injury sustained by the use or handling of vintage, antique or handcrafted merchandise. This is especially true with children since smaller items can pose a choking hazard. Please, know your children and buy accordingly.

Your package may not be mailed in a new envelope or box. I use recycled boxes and packing material when I can to help preserve the environment.