Vintage Handmade by Julie Collings

26305 Sales


Vintage Handmade by Julie Collings

26305 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner ★★Shop Is Closed For A Week, My Daughter Is Getting Married! ★★
All previously placed orders will ship on schedule. Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 22, 2016

★★Shop Is Closed For A Week, My Daughter Is Getting Married! ★★
All previously placed orders will ship on schedule. Thank you!

Julie Collings

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Julie Collings


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making pretty things~

This is how my story began~
I was teaching school during the day and all the while dreaming about making pretty things.... I sketched designs and collected vintage fabrics. I tucked away lovely crepe paper folds and piles of vintage hats covered in millinery flowers. My collection of wonderful vintage supplies was growing at an alarming rate.
Then one day at an artist sale I found a cool hand lettered wood sign that said 'Live What You Love' and I decided right then {after buying the sign} that is what I would do, it would be my goal to make pretty things every day.
I bought a new camera, took a class to figure out how to use it and then opened my Etsy shop.

I still remember the first item I listed on Etsy. It was a pink wool zipper purse I made with the softest pink wool and a vintage zipper from my collection. When I sold that pink purse and sent it out into the world to my first customer it was all wrapped up in pretty tissue and ribbons and I knew then it was just the beginning for me and my Etsy shop Vintage Handmade.
For a while I taught school during the day and worked in my shop on the weekends, but pretty soon I realized it was time, I was ready to take the leap....
That was the year I quit teaching school and I started working full time in my shop.

Today my kitchen counters are covered with newly dyed silk velvet, bottle brush trees, and crepe paper garlands set out to dry. I spend my mornings sewing ruffles on the sewing machine my dad gave me in high school and my afternoons packing up boxes to mail all over the world.
It has been a wonderful adventure. Thank you for joining me,

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Shop members
  • Julie Collings


    Julie is the owner and creative designer who started Vintage Handmade with a collection of vintage crepe paper and the sewing machine her dad gave her in high school. She loves to make pretty things~

  • Marina Collings Whiting


    Marina is an artist and illustrator who adds a wonderful whimsy to the shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 8, 2016
Hello and welcome to Vintage Handmade. I gather vintage treasures, ruffles, ribbons, and millinery flowers and celebrate every holiday.....
Please let me know if you have a special request, I would love to hear from you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment methods include Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Credit card purchases can be processed through Paypal (you don't need a Paypal account for this) or through Etsy's Direct Checkout feature. I also accept Etsy gift cards.

Your order will be posted after your payment has been processed.
Note to customers in Utah: there will be sales tax in addition to your purchase total.
All orders are shipped USPS First Class Delivery within 1-5 business days unless otherwise noted on the listing. Shipping includes delivery confirmation. Please let me know if you have a special occasion or need an item right away.
Please allow 7-10 days for custom wedding orders.

Please contact me if you would like an order mailed internationally and we can work out the details.

TO ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: additional customs duties/tariffs/taxes may apply to your order. Every country is different, so please speak with your mail service if you have any questions.

Thank you for visiting my shop, I hope you enjoy your pretty things. Julie
Refunds and Exchanges
If the item you purchased from Vintage Handmade does not meet your expectations you may return it within in five days of your receipt of the item for a full refund minus shipping. Please contact me immediately if you wish to return an item.

-Please note there are no returns on special orders