MaggieTheTortoiseCat

A Lives and Loves of Maggie the Cat Vintage Shop

Burnaby, Canada · 295 Sales

MaggieTheTortoiseCat

A Lives and Loves of Maggie the Cat Vintage Shop

Burnaby, Canada 295 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(73)

Shop owner

Isabelle

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Announcement   A variety of vintage items for your home, wardrobe and enjoyment. All items are individually selected based on quality, condition, and appeal. Shipping worldwide.

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Last updated on Dec 20, 2016

A variety of vintage items for your home, wardrobe and enjoyment. All items are individually selected based on quality, condition, and appeal. Shipping worldwide.

Isabelle

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Isabelle

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5 out of 5 stars
(73)
mjlmjh

mjlmjh on Jun 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Came fast. L o v e it!! Matches a scarcow pin reproduction owned by Jackie Kennedy that I've had for years. What a find!!

Kimberly Weir

Kimberly Weir on Mar 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Beautiful. Seller was great to work with.

clodagh831

clodagh831 on Mar 7, 2017

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About

It's bad when most of my vintage inventory is newer than the proprietor.

I'm a retired school teacher with a life long passion for travel, antiques and cats, not necessarily in that order. The cat in my photo is not Maggie. Maggie is a worn out stuffed animal I picked up at a yard sale way back when I was starting to sell online.

I'm relatively new to Etsy but have been online since the early days of eBay where I no longer have a presence. You can also find me on ArtFire using the name The Lives and Loves of Maggie the Cat and on eCRATER where I have the largest inventory in five themed shops.

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    No a cat doesn't really own this shop and she certainly doesn't do the work but she's prettier. The really owner is a senior citizen aka The Lives and Loves of Maggie the Cat.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 22, 2016
Welcome to Maggie the Tortoise Cat, a branch of The Lives and Loves of Maggie the Cat. This Etsy shop is a selection of vintage products carefully selected to enhance your home or wardrobe. Questions? Use the contact link to ask them. You will find vintage fashion accessories and jewelry, linens in like new condition, figurines, housewares and other items for the home. Also check out my souvenirs, a fun and busy section of my store.

I am a life long environmentalist and believe that buying vintage is not only good for the environment and your budget, but keeps you from looking like you/your home were made by a cookie cutter. In keeping with my green approach to life, I will reuse boxes and packing materials when possible.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept PayPal and Direct Payment (major credit cards) via Etsy. I expect immediate payment. If this is not possible, please email me before purchase and discuss your time issues with me. I can put the item on hold for you till you are ready to pay....within reason.
Shipping
I ship Monday to Friday from Vancouver Canada except on holidays. Most items go out the next day. Purchases made after 9 a.m. Friday (Pacific time zone) will not be mailed until Monday.

I mail almost always airmail. Small packages take a couple of days longer than US first class mail usually. If you need something in a hurry email me before purchase. If I know it is impossible I will say so. But be honest. I've had people say they needed an item by a certain date when they really just wanted to make sure I wasn't delaying shipping.

Shipping price quoted includes cost of packaging, insurance when needed, etc. so if you buy multiple items you only pay for these extras once. There is no tracking from Canada ordinarily. It can be purchased but generally triples your shipping fee. I've never had a package not arrive.

I insure using a non-Canada Post insurer. If there is a claim I have to do the paperwork and in case of breakage you will have to supply photos of the damage both contents and packaging.

I try to be as accurate as possible when it come to shipping fees but sometimes I am a little off. If I overcharge you by more than a dollar I will issue a PayPal refund for the overage. If I undercharge you that is my loss. I will not ask you to pay the difference.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are on a case by case basis. If you need to return an item please contact me within 48 hours of receipt for instructions.

Shipping fees are never refunded unless I have made an error like send you the wrong item. All items are pre-owned so even items that have never been used may have been handled. That is not a reason to return an item. I do my best to describe an item's condition but I can be fallible.

In case of an item arriving damaged, please keep all packaging and the bits and pieces and contact me immediately. Photos may be required for your claim.

If an item does not arrive, Canada Post will not initiate a search before 30 days, 45 days for international. Meanwhile check with your local post office to see if it is sitting in a corner somewhere. Also check with your neighbors.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am not responsible for VAT, duties and other fees assessed by the destination country. That is your responsibility. Customs forms are marked as "used" goods.