HouseholdAntiquities

Antique and vintage household furnishings.

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Announcement    Welcome to our version of the Estate Sale. All of the furnishings in this shop are from the estates of my Grandparents or Parents. Handmade pottery may be found in our other shop: www.PorcelainJazz.etsy.com

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Last updated on Dec 29, 2018

Welcome to our version of the Estate Sale. All of the furnishings in this shop are from the estates of my Grandparents or Parents. Handmade pottery may be found in our other shop: www.PorcelainJazz.etsy.com

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Cecily Gillespie

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About HouseholdAntiquities

Sales 52
On Etsy since 2016

Where are all of the vintage pieces in this shop coming from?

Quite simply this is my idea of an Estate Sale. And the short answer is most of these items have been living in a 10'x20' storage shed on the back of my property or they have been hiding in my cupboards and pantry for the past 3 years.

The long answer is as varied as the pieces collected over a long life of international travel that both my Parents and my Grandparents lived. My father was a US Foreign Service Officer so we changed homes and countries about every 4 years. My Father's Parents lived in a variety of Latin American countries since they were teaching missionaries.

Placing these vintage pieces in the context of my family history quite often was my first clue to the rest of their story. Which is why in the descriptions of the listed pieces I have tried to give some idea of not only where they were made but also where they fit in my family history.

I have greatly enjoyed researching these pieces and finding out more about both the pieces and my own family in the process. I hope that you enjoy their story as well.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to our version of the Estate Sale. The listings in this shop are from the estates of my Grandparents and Parents. Some of them have been in my household for a number of years others have been acquired very recently.

Wherever possible I will be giving the history of the piece and my best understanding of any difficulties it may have. I hope that these pieces will enrich your lives as they did those of their former owners.

Please visit our Handmade Pottery and Porcelain Jewelry shop here on Etsy as well: www.PorcelainJazz.etsy.com

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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
A return shipment should be returned packed in the same manner and, if possible, packing material that it arrived in. Please remember that your refund for broken pieces comes out of the proceeds from insurance. The exception to this policy is items under $20 and less than 13oz.. These items are self insured by Household Antiquities.

Please contact us immediately if you have a problem with anything we have shipped you. We cannot accept returns after 30 days.

If you find it necessary to return a piece we would appreciate an explanation as to what was wrong with it. We are very sorry but we cannot refund shipping either way. We will refund the actual cost of the piece once the piece is in our possession again. If breakage occurs we will reimburse you out of the proceeds of the insurance.

A 25% of price restocking fee will apply to all returns of items that were shipped with 'shipping included' in the item price. In other words you will receive 75% of the original price of an item bought with 'Free Shipping' or 'Shipping Included'.

If you cancel an order before shipment a full refund of both shipping and price will be given.
Payment
We accept credit cards through Etsy Direct Checkout. Sales taxes are charged if the sale occurs entirely within the state in which we reside.
Shipping
We strive to ship within 3 business days of the receipt of your order. Weekends and religious holy days may lengthen your shipment's time in house as may very busy times. We are extremely careful in our packing using bubble-wrap, peanuts and/or styrofoam inserts.

In spite of all precautions sometimes breakage does occur. Please if this happens keep all of your wrappings and the piece. We insure most pieces in transit and we will be working with you to get you your money back from the shipper. The only exceptions to our insurance policy are items under 13oz and $20 in value.

We ship through Etsy. Therefore, the US Postal Service is used. If a piece is small and light enough it may be shipped by USPS first class in which case it may go in only a padded envelope. Otherwise shipment is ground parcel post or Priority Mail, whichever is least expensive.

If you wish to see a tutorial on how we pack please visit https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.290773580769.156303.207602810769&type=3

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. We cannot be responsible for shipping problems past the borders of the United States. All international shipping is at your own risk.