giantfleanme

Giant Flea & Me

Kansas, United States · 31 Sales

giantfleanme

Giant Flea & Me

Kansas, United States 31 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Jamie

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Announcement   As a kid I learned to love auctions from Grandad. When my Grandad semi-retired, he set up at flea markets and swap meets. I loved to travel with him and help him sell, trade, and tell stories. As we fell asleep, he would say, "If you hear the giant flea fly over tonight, we will have a good day tomorrow." I continue to go to auctions, this shop is a tribute to his legacy and feeds my love of the find. It has been a couple of years since I set up shop, but still attending auctions, it is time to start clearing out my finds.

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2016

As a kid I learned to love auctions from Grandad. When my Grandad semi-retired, he set up at flea markets and swap meets. I loved to travel with him and help him sell, trade, and tell stories. As we fell asleep, he would say, "If you hear the giant flea fly over tonight, we will have a good day tomorrow." I continue to go to auctions, this shop is a tribute to his legacy and feeds my love of the find. It has been a couple of years since I set up shop, but still attending auctions, it is time to start clearing out my finds.

Jamie

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Jamie

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A Family Story

I learned to love auctions and the "find" from my Grandad and my Dad. there is something satisfying about discovering something needed or sparking the creativity of new life for something used. One of my favorite parts of Etsy is there is someone out there that needs that one thing that maybe no one saw a need for here, it has created a new purpose for so many items which may have been discarded.

My amazing wife who creates and sews wonderful bags and items at SeamsFineKS, has taught me about vintage sewing. I am now the person scouring an auction for sewing items for her and others. Some of my great finds include some wonderful older sewing machines she uses in her shop. She is the one who encouraged me to find and sell sewing items through Etsy. My kids love to attend auctions and help find treasures. So, the shop is a family story of generations of the thrill of the call.

This shop is part of my hobby so it will sometimes have lots of stuff and other times be a little dormant. The past year I have not had time to post but have been accumulating stuff, so hopefully I can start sharing those finds with you.

My life is filled with a wonderful job, involvement in my community and living fully through my three kids. I do this for the fun of helping you find your own treasures and the interaction with people all over. I look forward to doing business with you.

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  • Jamie

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    My grandad and my dad gave me a love for auctions, especially in finding things that can be reused or repurposed. Rescuing something by helping it find a new home or a new purpose is very satisfying, this is my hobby...Enjoy the find.

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Last updated on August 27, 2013
I am so glad you stopped by my shop. I love to attend auctions but have been threatened to get kicked out of my house if I keep accumulating treasures, so this shop will help feed my addiction and stay a member of my family. Hopefully you will find something here that will be a great addition to your collection, decorating your house, feeding your creativity, or just for fun.

My amazing talented wife (check out her shop at Seams Fine) has educated me on buying vintage sewing items at auctions, so I have been purchasing these items lately which will feed this shop. Please contact me with any comments, questions about posted cost, or if you want me to keep an eye out for a specific item. Have a great day!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
Paypal, Credit Cards, Etsy Gift Cards accepted. Taxes are collected for any order shipped in Kansas.
Shipping
I will ship within two days of receipt of payment and will communicate if it will be longer, i.e. out of town, etc. Shipping will be USPS, appropriately packaged, and will include confirmation notice so I know that you have received the package. If the item is of significant value or if you request I will add insurance. If you purchase multiple items (thank you, thank you) we can chat about combining the shipping costs. If you require international shipping, contact me and we can chat about costs.
Refunds and Exchanges
My items are mostly discovered at auctions which means used. These items are not new or fresh out of the box (possibly discovered at the bottom of a box). I will make sure my pictures and description appropriately describe the unique qualities of each item including any damage, etc. I love the auction fresh discoveries and the possibilities of items seeking a new life. If you are not satisfied with your item, please contact me and we will work out a solution to legitimate concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
hmmm...additional information. I have an amazing family, dog, live in a great community...oh not that kind of information. Like I said, if you have treasures on your wish list feel free to give me message and I will keep my eye open (it gives me an excuse to go to more auctions).