Homemade, upcycled and salvaged homewares

Chichester, United Kingdom

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Last updated on May 10, 2022

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I hope that this section tells you everything you need to know about Islay makes..., stuffed full with homewares and decorations made from upcycled and salvaged vintage textiles and trim.

All the vintage textiles I make my goods from 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 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 tiny marks 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.

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Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


I accept Paypal, but if you 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 only ship to the address that Paypal supplies, so if you require delivery to an alternate address, please let me know at the time of purchase.

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

If I find I have grossly overcharged for shipping, I will always refund the difference (after packaging and time costs are accounted for).

Additional policies and FAQs

I welcome custom orders, please convo me through Etsy to discuss.

I also run another Etsy store, selling vintage crafting supplies: