Unique Vintage Items, Furniture, Industrial Chic & More

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Unique Vintage Items, Furniture, Industrial Chic & More

4438 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Welcome to The Leaping Lemming where you will find unique antiques and vintage items. We ship most items internationally--if you don't see an international shipping rate, contact us for a custom shipping quote.


Last updated on Jun 18, 2018

Welcome to The Leaping Lemming where you will find unique antiques and vintage items. We ship most items internationally--if you don't see an international shipping rate, contact us for a custom shipping quote.

Greg Boydston

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Greg Boydston


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Take a Flying Leap Into a Wonder Shop of Vintage Splendor!

Even back in the day when we were both "pre-vintage" we loved all things old. That love developed into necessity because when we were first starting out, we lived on that little plastic thing on the END of the shoestring. We discovered that there was a wonderful world of garage sales, flea markets, and second-hand stores with amazingly cool stuff to decorate our home on the cheap. After years of acquiring fun and interesting treasures, we started running out of room to put them and decided to start selling a few things. In May of 2010 we "took the leap" and opened The Leaping Lemming Vintage Eclectic and haven't stopped.

We run The Leaping Lemming from our rural home in a mountain valley in northern Idaho. When we're packing your vintage purchase we just might also be watching a moose or flock of turkeys out the window. Visitors to our home often comment about the vintage items we have displayed. Memories are jogged and stories ensue. "Grandma used one of these," or "I had one of these when I was a kid." Taking that cue, we realized that everything has a story (or needs one) so at the Leaping Lemming may receive a short story included with your purchased item. Some stories are based on true events and people we know while others are outright yarns, you'll have to decide which is which. Visit http://www.leapinglemming.com where you'll find a blog with many of our fun item stories.

Shop members

  • Greg Boydston

    Owner, Treasure Hunter, Designer, Photographer

    Greg has transitioned from a successful career in advertising and graphic design to become the "Lead Lemming" and enjoys applying his creative talents to marketing, product photography and up-cycled creations.

  • Dee Ann Boydston

    Owner, Treasure Hunter, Researcher, Packaging

    When not wearing her lemming hat, Dee Ann teaches children's theater and is active in community theater--directing, acting and singing. She also keeps track of the couple's three grown children.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 23, 2018
Welcome to the Leaping Lemming where you'll find unique items for those who don't run with the horde. We try to describe each item accurately as possible. If you have questions about any item listed, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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)
Returns and exchange details
At the Leaping Lemming, We like happy customers! Upon receipt of your purchased item, check for any shipping damage and Convo or email us ASAP if there is shipping damage or other issues.

We accept returns on items within 14 days of receipt. If you are returning an item for whatever reason, contact us within 14 days to arrange for a return. Once we receive the item back in good condition, a full refund (less original shipping cost) will be issued to you. Buyer is responsible for return shipping charges and original shipping charges unless we deem that an item was not as described. Returned items must be in original condition with all original parts and be packed well for damage-free shipping.

NOTE- We try and describe items as if we were the buyer so carefully read all item descriptions. Most returns can be avoided if you read sizes, descriptions, etc. carefully and Convo us with any questions you might have prior to purchasing.
You may pay for your item by Debit/Credit Card or by PayPal. We also accept money order payments but your item will not ship until money order clears our bank. Idaho residents will be charged 6% sales tax.
I don't know about you but when I order something online, I like to get it get it fast, so It is our policy to ship items as fast as possible. Most items ship within 1-2 business days of a paid order. Items usually ship via USPS or FEDEX Ground. Lighter items usually ship via USPS Priority Mail while heavier items may ship via FEDEX Ground or USPS Parcel Select. If your shipping address is different than your mailing address, please provide us with both so we use the correct one depending upon the carrier.

We take great care in packing items but on rare occasions an item can be damaged in shipping. All items shipped within the USA are automatically insured against damage. If your item arrives damaged contact us within 5 days from the delivery date so we can process a claim/refund.

We are not responsible for items delivered to your home or business that are lost or stolen after delivery has been confirmed. If you would like us to require a signature upon delivery, please let us know prior to ordering and we will add that option for a nominal cost.

We offer combined shipping discounts on most items (see shipping costs on each item). Please note that Etsy handles combined discounts this way: You pay full listed shipping cost on the item with the most expensive shipping cost and then the combined shipping discount applies to additional items (of lesser shipping costs) on your order.

We are happy to ship internationally on most items but realize that heavy and/or bulky items will be very expensive to ship so we may note on an item that international shipping is not available.The most cost-effective means for shipping internationally is by U.S. Postal Service (either First Class or Priority International mail) but tracking is often unavailable for items sent this way. International delivery times vary from country to country. An item may take anywhere from 7 to 30 days and occasionally longer and depends upon customs or local delivery delays. We have shipped many items all over the globe with very few problems, but items can get lost or stolen along the way. Should an item be lost in the mail, we will provide you with a copy of the U.S Customs form which is proof that we sent the item. The international buyer will be responsible for contacting their own country's customs/mail officials to trace a lost item's whereabouts. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE DELIVERY OF ITEMS SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.

Also note that the international buyer is responsible for any duty or customs fees charged by your country.
Additional policies and FAQs
The vintage items we sell are over 20 years old (some are much older) and are sold "as is." We do not imply any warranty beyond the 14 day return policy described above. This means that if an item breaks or ceases to function after 14 days of receipt no refund or return option is available.

Some large/bulky furniture items may come to you partially disassembled to keep your shipping costs down and we will state that on the item description. The buyer is responsible for correctly reassembling an item. If you have any questions about reassembly or are not certain that you have reassembled properly, please contact us prior to using the item. If you would prefer to have an item sent to you fully assembled--contact us prior to purchasing so that we can provide a shipping cost for a fully assembled piece. Note- some items may not be available for shipping if they are not partially disassembled. Fully assembled pieces are always available for local pick-up.

We attempt to describe items as best we can but be aware that vintage appliances and electrical devices may have electrical hazards so the buyer is responsible for any risks in use of them.