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Jo Dymock

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Last updated on April 29, 2022

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I hope that this section tells you everything you need to know about Islay Bower's Vintage Thingummies, home of all things crafty and vintage, plus a couple of vintage inspired gifts made by yours truly!

All the vintage goods you see have been accumulated by me over years and years of scouring house clearances, boot fairs, flea markets, charity shops and anywhere else that I can find boxes of buttons and scraps of fabric to play with. I adore collecting these things, and craft a lot with them, but I finally felt the need to share the gorgeousness, and so Vintage Thingummies was born.

I describe items to the best of my knowledge, but I am only human. I want you to be happy with your purchase, so if you feel I have made an error in describing an item, please let me know asap so we can sort it out.
If I describe an item as vintage, this means that it has been around a while, and has usually already been used and loved. While I will always point out any damage or flaws, some items will have marks or damage that I have not noticed. While I feel that this only adds to the charm of buying vintage, I suggest you contact me for more information if you are looking for an absolutely flawless piece, as all pieces are sold as seen and I will only offer refunds within my usual refund policy.
All my items are stored in a smoke free, pet free home, but the nature of vintage means that occasionally things have already acquired a slight odour before reaching my care. Where this is the case I will state this clearly in the item listing.
Please also note that the set dressing in my photographs is not included in the sale price. If you are interested in any of the many bobbins, boxes, papers and fabric that I use to dress my photos, please convo me and I'll do my best to help.

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Returns and exchanges
If you are not completely thrilled with your goodies, please contact me within seven days of receipt and let me know so we can arrange a refund. If you will refund the original purchase price on receipt of the undamaged goods.

In the extremely unlikely event that your order arrives damaged in any way, please contact me within four weeks of receipt of the damaged goods, or I will be unable to offer a refund.

If your parcel does not arrive within a reasonable timeframe (please note, I am shipping from the UK so delivery times may be longer than within the USA), please contact me so I can either chase up your order with the post office or arrange a refund or alternative item to be delivered, whatever suits you best.
I accept Paypal, but if you are in the UK and wish to pay by another method or in pounds sterling, please just let me know and I will do my utmost to accommodate your needs.
I ship to the address supplied on the Etsy invoice, so please let me know if you require shipping to an alternative address. I will always include a packing slip with every order, so if you are ordering a gift and do not want the price included, please let me know!

I always endeavour to ship within three working days. If for some reason I am unable to do this I will contact you asap and let you know.

Customers are responsible for any import duty or customs charge levied on packages entering their country. Please ensure that you are aware of any possible customs charges for your country.
Additional policies and FAQs
If there is something particular you are after that is in a similar vein to the rest of my stock, please let me know and I will do my best to source the item or keep an eye out on my travels.

In the interests of disclosure, please be aware that I have another (closed) etsy store: