Welcome to the Lazy Y! 15% Off Valentine's Sale

Carpentersville, Illinois
2,152 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    15% off Valentine's sale on select items.


Last updated on Jan 16, 2021

15% off Valentine's sale on select items.


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About LazyYVintage

Sales 2,152
On Etsy since 2014

Welcome to the Lazy Y Vintage!

Welcome to the Lazy Y Vintage Shop where you will find current decorating trends and many classics that are collected and admired as timeless.

When our journey began, we married young and were broke. Our first apartment was furnished from thrift shops and family cast offs that we repaired, refinished, and/or repurposed. Jim still uses an old wood crate from his Grandmother to store his record albums. Most of these first purchases are still with us 43 years later. From a metal bed frame in our guest room to our entertainment unit in the living room; they continue to be beautiful and have purpose.

Jim's Grandma Ruby was always giving us lovely old vases, dishes, and a few chairs. Our bedroom set is from her attic. She loved to tell us the stories about each piece and taught me how to refinish furniture.

Jim and I love to be outside hiking, gardening, or just walk the neighborhood. We appreciate the good Earth and all its beauty. To do our share to protect the Earth, we believe in reduce, reuse, and recycle. Buying and using vintage items is one way to close the recycling loop that lessens the load on our landfills.

You have to appreciate the workmanship that has gone into the early manufacturing or the artistry in creating pieces that has made it through the years. We like it even more when it comes with a story; a bit of history. It is so satisfying to keep vintage and antique items moving through our journey to your adventure.

Enjoy your time shopping at the Lazy Y Vintage. We enjoy the time and processes it takes to create it. Thanks for dropping by.

P.S. The shop’s banner is a bridge at the Town of Linn Community Nature Park in Lake Geneva, WI. It is a 160 acre nature park that was restored to oak savannas, tallgrass prairies, and pothole wetlands. In 2010, two of these bridges were installed over the stream and wet areas to make the trails and park accessible for all. I wrote grants and worked with the Town of Linn Park Committee.

Shop members

  • Jim Yunker

    Photographer, Buyer's Assistant, Shipping Manager

    Jim comes along for the fun of finding new pieces for the shop. He likes to joke with everyone that he is just there to carry things. Which does help a lot, but he is also there to make it fun and make everyone around him laugh.

  • Linda Yunker

    Owner, Photographer, Curator

    My love of antiques and vintage have made this a very nice fit for me. From purchasing and inventory to photography and marketing, I love it.

Production partners

  • American Express

    Elgin, IL

    Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Nov 18, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Very Good Vintage Condition

I use the term "very good vintage condition" for pieces that are in excellent condition. Yet please remember that these items have mostly been used before; so they will have a few imperfections. Anything that is obvious will be noted in the description and/or pictures.

Good Vintage Condition

When the description uses the term "good vintage" condition; it means that it does have some flaws (and should be noted in the description). Less than perfect, but still in good shape.


We do offer refunds, but the item will have to be returned to us before the refund is completed. We do NOT pay for return shipping. Please, let us know if you have any issues, we will be glad to discuss them with you to determine an outcome. No refunds on sale items or items with an incorrect delivery address. See FAQs on Incorrect Delivery Address. Thanks.

Customer Service/Communication

We will return all messages within a 24 hour period, but we do strive to reply as quick as possible.

Breakage in Shipping

NOTE: Change in policy: The USPS has changed it claims requirement to having to bring in the box and broken piece to the local post office in order to file a claim on this insurance. We apologize for for this, as we know that it is not good service.

The following is the Lazy Y’s new return policy for pieces that arrive broken:
1. Please take pictures of the broken item and the box and packaging and send those to me in a message.
2. I will then file a claim for reimbursement and send you the claim number.
3. I will then ask you to take the broken piece and its packaging to your local post office for their review (remember to bring the claim number with you).
4. Notify me that this step was taken and I’ll issue a refund at that time.

What does vintage mean?

Vintage means an item is at least 20 years old or at the most 99 years old. Once it is 100 years old, you can call it an antique. Please be aware that you are purchasing a used item. We keep trying to improve our descriptions and pictures to point out chips or dents or other issues a piece may have.

Saying that, there may be small vintage wear that go unnoticed. I do go over the piece when I buy it, wash it, take its picture, write its description or weigh it. Yet still, sometimes I miss it. The right light will show scratches on dinner plates for example. One time, you could see a crack in a piece of pottery in the photograph that you could not see when looking at it.

Thanks for dropping by.

Discounts on Multiple Sales

I can offer you discount coupons on multiple listing purchases in the following sections:

Women's Jewelry
Men's Jewelry
Holiday Jewelry
Precious Moments
Vintage Toys and Games

Discounts will take into consideration the cost of the pieces and how many listings are purchased so I cannot offer a blanket percentage. Please message me if you going to purchase more than one listing in these sections.

If an item is on sale, the discount coupons will not be taken into consideration (by the Lazy Y or by the Etsy system).

And, it never hurts to ask what is our best price. Sometimes we have to let things go and sometimes we cannot not go lower.

Local Delivery Requests

We do not offer any customer pick up as we are online only.

If you are in a 5 mile radius or so, you can message me about a local drop off. We do charge a $5 delivery fee. Message us before the purchase and we can change the shipping costs to reflect this charge.

If farther than 5 miles, we will considering meeting or a drop off for a fee. That fee will be determined once we know the location. Again, message us with your address and/or zip code and we'll let know if delivery would be available and what the fee would be.

Porch Pirates

The Lazy Y is not responsible for packages being stolen on doorsteps. We are sorry for this. If the USPS has marked the item as delivered but it has been stolen. We cannot reimburse you for the piece. Contact us, and we will consider things on a case by case basis.

Incorrect Shipping Address

If a purchase is made with an incorrect shipping address (either expired forwarding address and/or other reasons) the Lazy Y charges a re-delivery fee. Once the package has been sent back to the shop by the post office, you will be notified to purchase a new shipping label. There are NO refunds on these items. Once the shipping costs are covered; we will ship the package out and notify you. IF you can catch that you forgot to change the delivery address, you can contact me and I can still make the address change before purchasing the shipping label. I'd be glad to help out that way, if possible. Thank you for understanding.