LeesVintageTreasures

Lee's Vintage Treasures and Sew Unique Designs

128 Sales

LeesVintageTreasures

Lee's Vintage Treasures and Sew Unique Designs

128 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(76)

Announcement   SALE - Take $10.00 off any purchase of $50.00 or more. Limited time offer.
Please use coupon code: SEWUNIQUESALE to receive your discount.

Hello & welcome to Lee's Vintage Treasures. Here you can find my original handcrafted Porcelain Half Doll Pincushion Dresser Dolls. Each pincushion doll is sketched and designed by me. I draw and create my own patterns for each doll. Every doll that comes out of my studio is "One-of-a-Kind" and bears my signature and the date she was created.
Each half doll must be poured, cleaned, fired,china painted (which requires several different firings in a kiln) to achieve the finished half doll.
I make my own half dolls as well as purchase from other talented artists.
I also restore and/or redress Antique half dolls.

I design and hand sew each base using only the finest materials. I take great pride and satisfaction in providing my customers a "true" heirloom of tomorrow that will be a coveted treasure to hand down through the generations. These are not mass produced and many take weeks to complete. I have a great appreciation for the smallest of details ~ which can be found in each of my tiny, petite little women of fashion.

I also have a huge collection of antique porcelain and glass ware that I will be listing as time allows. Most are from my private collection, many of which belonged to my family for many, many decades and some for as long as a century.
I do offer lay away programs, 30 day and 60 day with no additional fees. Please send me a message if you would like more information.

Time is very valuable and I thank you for stopping in.
I only ask that you please visit again soon ~ for my hope is that one day you find something special here that you wish to call your own.

Life is a blessing, a gift that we should never take for granted....live it to the fullest!
I hope you have a wonderful day and please feel free to message me with any questions or special requests. I will always respond to your messages I promise to do my very best to make your shopping experience a pleasant and satisfying one.

Thank you for visiting and please come back again!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 12, 2017

SALE - Take $10.00 off any purchase of $50.00 or more. Limited time offer.
Please use coupon code: SEWUNIQUESALE to receive your discount.

Hello & welcome to Lee's Vintage Treasures. Here you can find my original handcrafted Porcelain Half Doll Pincushion Dresser Dolls. Each pincushion doll is sketched and designed by me. I draw and create my own patterns for each doll. Every doll that comes out of my studio is "One-of-a-Kind" and bears my signature and the date she was created.
Each half doll must be poured, cleaned, fired,china painted (which requires several different firings in a kiln) to achieve the finished half doll.
I make my own half dolls as well as purchase from other talented artists.
I also restore and/or redress Antique half dolls.

I design and hand sew each base using only the finest materials. I take great pride and satisfaction in providing my customers a "true" heirloom of tomorrow that will be a coveted treasure to hand down through the generations. These are not mass produced and many take weeks to complete. I have a great appreciation for the smallest of details ~ which can be found in each of my tiny, petite little women of fashion.

I also have a huge collection of antique porcelain and glass ware that I will be listing as time allows. Most are from my private collection, many of which belonged to my family for many, many decades and some for as long as a century.
I do offer lay away programs, 30 day and 60 day with no additional fees. Please send me a message if you would like more information.

Time is very valuable and I thank you for stopping in.
I only ask that you please visit again soon ~ for my hope is that one day you find something special here that you wish to call your own.

Life is a blessing, a gift that we should never take for granted....live it to the fullest!
I hope you have a wonderful day and please feel free to message me with any questions or special requests. I will always respond to your messages I promise to do my very best to make your shopping experience a pleasant and satisfying one.

Thank you for visiting and please come back again!

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Joblu

Joblu on Mar 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So lovely!! Thank you for sending this so nicely and so quickly. This item is in perfect condition and the colors are just beautiful!

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About

It is a passion for me to create a treasured Heirloom for generations to come!

I started making porcelain dolls over 25 years ago as a hobby. I made a few for me and a few for my daughter who was only 4 at the time. At that time I was a stay at home Mom and was looking for a new hobby. Friends began asking me to make one for them, then their friends would inquire where they got it and they would call wanting to purchase one. And so it began.....
One thing lead to another, I did my first Art show in 1992 and I sold out.

I continued to sell my dolls all over the US from Atlanta, Chicago , Highlands NC as well as many shops located here in Florida. I also sold through the Atlanta Merchandise Mart in Atlanta Ga and my dolls were shipped worldwide.

I then decided to take some time off to fulfill another dream of getting my Accounting/Law degree and then I was introduced to a new and exciting media, working in Stained Glass which I still love to this day.

In 2007 I was in a car accident and it changed my life. It really made me think about what was important to me. I really questioned what I wanted to do with my life and I decided that working with porcelain, china painting and dress design was what I have always loved doing and what I excelled at. I could no longer continue to work for "Corporate America" and I just didn't want to go back to making the larger dolls. I wanted to pursue something different and since I have been a seamstress all my life.....Pincushion~Dresser dolls seemed the logical answer.
I love drawing up the designs and patterns and working with silks and vintage sequins and trims. Being able to use my talent in the porcelain media as well as my design and sewing skills to create these tiny works of art is both a blessing and a joy for me.

I LOVE vintage items and have always loved vintage pincushions. I love the history behind them. I also love that they are small and will fit into any cabinet or on any dresser or nightstand and they are truly beautiful and functional. and have become highly collectible.

There are so many different styles of half dolls and so many molds to choose from.
I will purchase half dolls from other artists (some unpainted and some which have been painted by another artist) to offer a more diverse variety and greater selection for my customers. Also on occasion I will purchase vintage half dolls and redress them.

I have always loved Victorian Fashion. The workmanship that went into the dresses during that era is a huge part of my inspiration. I have the ability and talent ~ thanks to my Grandmother ~ to look at photos, study them and duplicate the design without the need for patterns. The reward and satisfaction that I get from seeing my vision go from just that....a vision in my mind...to something that is both elegant, unique and truly a one of a kind work of art gives me more pleasure than mere words can begin to describe. I hope you enjoy visiting my shop and browsing through my inventory.

I hope one day you will make the choice to bring one of these wonderful and beautiful dolls into your home or into the home of a friend or loved one!

I do sell my dolls on other sites and also in 2 local shops ~ so if you see one that you really love and want to call your own, please understand she will never be duplicated! Once a doll is sold....there will never be another made like it and I won't ever duplicate upon request...there are no exceptions to that!
I make a promise that every doll that comes out of my studio is 1 of 1. If a doll is sold on another site or in a local shop it will be removed from my Etsy store as soon as I know that item has been sold. Thank you for your understanding regarding this matter.

Thank you for visiting my shop and I wish you peace and joy! Life is short....live it to the fullest!

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  • LA Everetts

    Owner, Artist, Designer

    I have been in the Porcelain media since the 90's, a Master Seamstress & Dress Designer since 1982. I love to china paint but my greatest joy is sketching each doll by hand, designing and making the pattern pieces. Watching my vision become reality.

  • Miss Dixie

    Studio Mascot :)

    My wonderful companion Miss Dixie Rose. We own a pair of Australian Shepherds. Dixie Rose has decided that her place is with me each day in my studio. So loving and loyal not to mention beautiful! So...she became my mascot!

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Last updated on September 13, 2015
Welcome to Lee's Vintage Treasures.

Thank you for visiting my "little corner" of Etsy. I am the owner of Lee's Porcelain Pincushion Dolls~ Sew Unique Designs.
My dolls are handcrafted and designed by me in my Studio. Each doll begins as a vision....a creative vision...and every one is designed and crafted with the discerning collector in mind. I hand sew each one and I use only the finest materials.

In addition to my Pincushion Dresser Dolls I also offer an eclectic collection of yesteryears treasures. Mainly porcelain and glassware, both vintage and antique.
Most are from my private collection and I always try to describe the item to the best of my ability and provide you with many photos which are an integral part of my description. All items pictured are the actual item listed for sale!

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Payment
** I accept Paypal as secure payment. Paypal accepts all major credit cards. I also accept Direct Checkout through Etsy which accepts all major credit cards. I also accept Etsy Gift Cards. If possible, please use Paypal. I will not accept E Checks.
Please confirm your address in Paypal. Items are shipped to a confirmed Paypal address.

** Credit card customers: you do not need a Paypal account to pay via Paypal. Just click the payment button and you have the option to pay with a credit card without signing up for Paypal.

I also will allow 30 & 60 day layaways, please message me if interested.
Shipping
My shipping charges on my pincushion dolls are based on USPS Priority with tracking and insurance. I will ship standard ground if requested to do so but I prefer to ship these using Priority mail.
All other items offer a variety of shipping methods.

I pack all of my own shipments to ensure they arrive safely. I use plenty of bubble wrap and packing peanuts to ensure a safe journey.
For US shoppers ~ if you choose standard ground - this does not include insurance and I can not be responsible for lost or broken items once they leave my possession.
For most International shoppers, I can not be responsible for a package, once it has left the United States.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of our products I normally do not accept refunds. However I do understand that each situation may vary so it will be done on a case to case basis. If I feel a refund is justified or the buyer has a valid issue I will gladly issue a refund. I treat buyers in the same manner for which I expect to be treated, fairly and honestly.

If a refund is justified buyer must contact me upon receipt of item and the return must be within 7 days. Seller is not responsible for loss or damage in uninsured items. Buyer pays return shipping and returned item must be in the same condition as when purchased. When these terms are met, the refund is granted.