heartkeyologie

Vintage Goodies with Personality!

| Daytona Beach, Florida

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This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time shipping, and quick replies to any messages they received.

Announcement    Vintage lamps, clocks, textiles, kitchenware and anything funky and functional! Add to that a selection of pre-2000 retro fashion for men and women. Please enjoy browsing... I love every one of these items and can't wait for them to find their forever homes.

Because you don't want to miss a thing, follow @heartkeyologie on Facebook and Pinterest and @heartkeyologie.etsy on Instagram for sale announcements and new listings.

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Last updated on Nov 3, 2021

Vintage lamps, clocks, textiles, kitchenware and anything funky and functional! Add to that a selection of pre-2000 retro fashion for men and women. Please enjoy browsing... I love every one of these items and can't wait for them to find their forever homes.

Because you don't want to miss a thing, follow @heartkeyologie on Facebook and Pinterest and @heartkeyologie.etsy on Instagram for sale announcements and new listings.

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About heartkeyologie

Sales 4,538
On Etsy since 2011

Helping displaced vintage treasures find their forever homes!

I grew up on Long Island in New York, into a family of thrift store junkies. My mother started us off, and my sisters and I have always enjoyed living with very few retail purchases.

Currently I live in a two story craftsman bungalow two blocks from the ocean. I planned to refurbish the house on my own, using my experience as a home renovator. As it happens, I met love-of-my-life David right after I purchased the wreck of a house in 2010. He is a woodworker and together we are (slowly) breathing new life into this forgotten beauty. In 2017 we were fortunate to purchase a set of four 1920's cottages located right behind our house and now we are working on those as well. One of them houses my studio and workshop!

My Etsy shop is full of things that inspire me, that grab me, and I get so excited when someone else feels the same way and places an order! I pass over a lot of stuff that may be vintage, or even valuable, and choose instead the things that I want to look at every day. I would keep every one of these items if I had the space in my own home... I like happy and light-hearted things: the funky, the functional, things that turn and click. I also love vintage fabrics – textiles, patterns, weaving, needlework. Not so much the 'grandma' vintage stuff – I lean more towards the James Bond or “I Dream of Jeannie” type. I sometimes choose things for their pop of modern color and other times I fall for finishes that are worn from time or handling.

One of the things I enjoy the most, believe it or not, is the cleaning. Some pieces have a patina and personality from age that is fine just as it is. But a lot of things are beautifully preserved like hidden treasures, waiting for a good work-over. I have an assortment of cleaners, little brushes, oils, and secret techniques that, along with some good elbow grease have turned lumps of coal into diamonds at my studio sink. None of my listings will ever say “this item could use a good cleaning”, I promise you! Another favorite is lamps... each of which is taken apart, cleaned and re-wired with a new socket so you can enjoy the vintage beauty as if it was brand new.

But that's just a part of who I am - I'm also an artist looking for inspiration … aren't we all? The convenient location of my studio cottage has saved me so much time and mental effort that I am finally able to pursue my dream of creating original pieces to feature in the shop. You will soon see a section entitled “assembled / upcycled” which is that dream become reality. I take inspiration from a found object – a piece of hardware or an old wooden box for example. Then, pulling from a collection of other random stuff that I have collected, I assemble a completed piece. I like it best if it has a function (think 'lighted shelf' or 'end table with storage'). I am just starting out on this adventure and have only sold a couple of pieces, but I'm having fun and that's what counts!!

The name Heartkeyologie was something that we came up with because one of the first things David did for me after I met him was change the locks and make keys for our house. A heart plus a key, as a symbol of all the things that are floating around this world that haven't yet found exactly where they belong. Maybe I'm a romantic, but I like to think I am rescuing some of them, and sending them to a place where they will be loved.

Shop members

  • Amy Pyle

    Owner, Maker, Curator

    I'm an artist and builder with a passion for finding forgotten things, restoring them and then guiding them to their forever homes.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 27, 2021

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Please read descriptions carefully! If you have any questions, please send a message before ordering.

If you return because of a defect that I did failed to disclose, I will pay all shipping and return charges.

If you are returning for something out of my control (ex: size), you will be responsible for return shipping and if it was shipped to you for free the original cost will be deducted from your refund.

To qualify for refund, please notify me within a day of receipt. Refund will only be processed AFTER item is returned.
Shipping
Orders will generally ship within three days. If you need express or overnight shipping arrangements, please add a note to your order!

I usually ship via USPS. I've done my best to estimate shipping, but it may be less - I will round up and refund any overpayment of shipping more than $2, once the item is on it's way.

INFO FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
If you don't see a price for your country, please ask so I can figure an accurate cost before ordering.

Overseas shipments can commonly take from 1-3 weeks. However, there is no way I can guarantee it will not take even longer, unless you want to pay a crazy amount of shipping for Global Express.

Please be aware there may be customs fees at your end that are beyond my control.

You will get a tracking number in an email after your order, and you'll see in a couple of days the package will "leave the shipping facility" in the US. After that it won't show up until your postal carrier scans it again. Please check with customs if you don't see the package in 2 weeks, and make any inquiries there about delays. I'm sorry to say I can't do more once the package leaves my hands!