labiblioteca, vintage for the home, for her, for him

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About labiblioteca

Sales 263
On Etsy since 2011

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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.

Shop members

  • la biblioteca

    Owner, Curator, Estate Sale Stalker, Finder And Sometimes Keeper

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Thanks for stopping by la biblioteca! Please read the policies below before purchasing.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
≡ Items are sold in 'as is' condition.

≡ 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.
≡Payments are processed securely via Etsy's processing system. California residents will be charged state sales tax on all purchases.

≡Please note that if payment has not cleared in 48 hours, I will re-list the items and/or cancel the transaction.

≡If you are a first time buyer, check out this guide for more information on purchasing items on Etsy:
≡I ship items via USPS mail twice a week. Shipping usually takes 3-5 business days when shipping to the United States (the time frame is longer for media mail, which I use for books and other media and for parcel post which I use in some cases to lower the shipping rate of a larger item).

≡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.

≡Your purchase will ship to the address on file with Etsy or Paypal, please make sure it is up to date.

≡I have included insurance into the shipping cost of most breakable items (or items with a greater value of $500) 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).

≡International buyers please contact me for a quote.
Additional policies and FAQs
≡I can reserve an item for you for a total of 48 hours. Please convo me if you would like to reserve something.

≡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.

≡Please note, colors may differ slightly from the colors on your screen.

All photography associated with LA BIBLIOTECA VINTAGE ITEMS FOR THE HOME are property of and Copyright ©2011- msbibliotecaria.