Skylar Mignon on Feb 8, 2015
Ideal present for an academically minded brother in law. Arrived perfectly. Thanks!
Barnifer30 on Jan 10, 2015
Beautiful item, fast shipping. Thanks!
I'm a nostalgic girl living in a modern world.
It all started when I ran out of room for my vintage typewriters. I was already selling on Etsy and I realized that I could also impart vintage treasures and have fun while I was at it. Since September of 2011 I started avidly visiting local estate sales, yard sales, Goodwill shops, antique centers, and my grandmother's closets. I still have about three typewriters that I can't let go of yet, a growing vintage and antique quilt collection, and my favorite finds so far have been these beautiful vintage glass perfume bottles that I forced myself to sell. I truly believe that the items that I find are perfectly flawed and have been previously loved and that makes me feel more tied to the past as I try to place these relics into new hands and homes.
When I select items for my shop, I always choose things that I myself would use or showcase in my own home (which is how I ended up with a mantle clock, a cut crystal butter dish, and an antique seltzer bottle). Everything I sell is something that I myself am in love with.
I spend hours selecting items, cleaning them when necessary, researching them, photographing them and finally listing them - all the while having a lot of fun imagining the stories these items could tell.
I am a firm believer in what Audrey Hepburn once said about being able to appreciate the present by looking to the past, and definitely not fretting about the future.
Oh, and I am a real librarian. For realz-realz.
Some of my favorite things: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Marilyn Monroe, shiny things, being lazy and watching The Golden Girls or I Love Lucy, books or course, the Chrysler Building, listening to Lucybell, a Vodka Collins, and the ocean.
Owner, Curator, Estate Sale Stalker, Finder And Sometimes Keeper
I'm just a girl who loves vintage, a good cocktail, and a bouncing trance song. In my life outside of Etsy I am a librarian and I am an avid reader. I hope you find something you love in la biblioteca!
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≡Please note that if payment has not cleared in 48 hours, I will re-list the items and/or cancel the transaction.
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≡I combine items for shipping if you would like to purchase more than one item and want an overall lower shipping rate, so please contact me if this is the case BEFORE purchasing. Please note that shipping rates are calculated based on coast to coast shipping and I will refund an overpayment of shipping charges over $2.00.
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≡I have included insurance into the shipping cost of most breakable items and insurance is optional and is available upon request for other items. I do not offer refunds for lost or damaged items in most cases, but please contact me as soon as possible if something does arrive broken or damaged. Take pictures and send them to me within 24 hours of receipt of the item(s).
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Refunds and Exchanges
≡I strive to describe each vintage item with as much detail as possible and include several photographs that will hopefully give you a good idea of the item's qualities and characteristics. These items are at least twenty years old and they will carry certain flaws and wear and tear from having been pre-loved or even from having been stored for a long time, please keep this in mind. If you have any questions about any item or want to see additional images or even a short video clip, please contact me before purchasing. Otherwise I hope that my thorough descriptions will give you the confidence to purchase, and hopefully return again and again!
≡Please note that return shipping charges are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
≡My first priority is your satisfaction, so if there are any problems with your purchase, please contact me either via an Etsy convo or via e-mail by writing to thenostalgiclibrarian at gmail dot com. I appreciate your business and would love to have your customer loyalty and positive feedback. Feedback will be left once feedback is received. If for whatever reason you feel you cannot leave positive feedback, please notify me before leaving neutral or negative feedback and I'll do my best to rectify the situation.
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