Vintage for You and Your Home

Boston, Massachusetts

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Last updated on May 10, 2022

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Welcome and thanks for checking out geschichtenvonkat!

it sounds like: geh-sheek-10-vaughn-cat
it means: the stories/histories of kat (that's me!)

All items here are vintage or they are completely designed, created, and sewn (usually by hand) by me! Since I was a little girl, I have loved making all sorts of things out of fabrics, paper, wood, you name it. I now find it to be a wonderful creative outlet apart from having a "real" job and am excited to share my work with you.

I have dug into jars of old buttons, pawed through bolts of fabric, and have designed and hand-printed some fabrics of my own to create one-of-a-kind clutches, bags, aprons, tea towels, potholders, napkins, lingerie bags, and more.

Each piece is hand-crafted with a touch of style, whimsy, and elegantly simple charm! Whether it be a striking purse for nights out or a lovingly hand-printed pillowcase for nights in, I hope that you take a look at my shop and find the items as beautiful as they are useful.

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Returns and exchanges
Before making a purchase, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the item(s) available in my shop. I can provide any further info you would like/send more images if necessary.

Since i am now closing out this store and moving to a new etsy shop (, i will no longer be offering refunds here on close-out inventory. All sales are final.
I only accept PayPal as a method of payment as it is the only reliable way of making sure your personal information is kept personal and the payments are quick and secure!

Please make the payment at the time of purchase. If the item(s) remain unpaid for after 3 days, then they will be relisted in the shop. I will always be able to process your order quickly when payment is made quickly.
Most small items under 13 ounces are shipped via USPS first class. All other larger and heavier items are shipped via USPS priority mail in accordance with USPS regulations. I do include complimentary tracking numbers as long as paypal is functioning correctly and insurance is available upon request.

I do ship internationally, please just convo me with your address for a USPS priority/express quote on any item to your exact location. Insurance is available upon request, as is fedex/ups/DHL if you prefer it. I no longer ship first class beyond the US and Canada because the service is so unreliable without tracking numbers and these shipments can no longer be processed online. I hope someday USPS and paypal will reexamine their policies so that I can once again offer this cost effective option to my customers and apologize for the inconvenience!

Please be aware that international buyers are responsible for all customs fees, taxes, tariffs, or receiving fees.

I work more than one job so I am only able to ship packages once a week. However, if you have an urgent request, let me know and I will do my best to make it work! I do use recycled packaging as long as it is in good shape and always package your items carefully to ensure their safety. Please understand though that both buyer and seller alike are reliant on the postal system to also deliver items quickly and with care. I cannot take responsibility for anything that is lost or damaged after it has left my doorstep.
Additional policies and FAQs
I hope you enjoy shopping at geschichtenvonkat. I love getting your questions, shop hearts, and feedback so don't be shy!

I love getting custom orders and accept wholesale orders when possible. Please contact me prior to placing such an order so that I may have the opportunity to consider the request and make the arrangements to fulfill it. I love to tailor pieces to meet a customer's needs and thank you for your interest!