"deja vu all over again"

Raleigh, North Carolina
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Announcement    Welcome to MailboxVintage! From farmhouse to boho to mid-century...the best in vintage for your home, or as a very thoughtful gift! For handmade Christian gifts, visit our sister shop .


Last updated on Jun 1, 2022

Welcome to MailboxVintage! From farmhouse to boho to mid-century...the best in vintage for your home, or as a very thoughtful gift! For handmade Christian gifts, visit our sister shop .


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About MailboxVintage

Sales 2,264
On Etsy since 2014

What's in a name?

When my only daughter married and had two sweet little boys, I knew that I had to start parting with all those girly things I saved from when she was young. Since I already had a handmade shop on etsy, and the vintage section had just been added, it made sense to start there. The name "mailbox vintage" came to me as I was sorting through the more than 100 cards and letters my late dad, a mailman, (aka "Lynchie") saved from our correspondence over the years, since we lived miles apart. To know that he treasured them as much as we treasured him just made me smile. So, I just named the shop after him...treasures from our mailbox to yours. And of course, it gives me an excuse to keep searching for more great vintage!

The third daughter of 11 children, I run the shop but he is my inspiration, along with my mom, still thriving, who taught all of us to see potential in everything, and for that matter, everyone. When "Lynchie" saw people tossing out good old stuff on his mail route, he and mom rescued it and restored it to its original beauty for our humble home. We grew up learning to plant from seed, turn fabric scraps into quilts, refinish furniture, bake from scratch and do most anything "the old-fashioned way". Whenever we siblings get together even now, the conversation inevitably includes tales of our latest finds...whether "trash picked" or discovered at a thrift shop or tag sale..and what we did with them. We all have some of those original Lynchie trash-picked treasures in our homes today, and that innate desire to discover, re-purpose and create more lives on.

Here's to happy hunting for years to come! Check out our handmade shop on Etsy called “glorygivers “ for meaningful gifts with eternal truths.


Shop members

  • Sue Lynch

    Owner, Curator

    Third of eleven children, and like my dad, Lynchie, I love old things and the thrill of the hunt. Tag sales, thrift stores, side of the road... you name it. I especially enjoy matching them up with their new owners who do the virtual hunt on Etsy.

  • Lynchie


    My dad was a mailman, so we were always on a tight budget for our large family. By bringing home and refinishing treasures from his route that others left at the curb, we were able to have a beautifully furnished home, rich in history and character.

  • Mom


    This beautiful lady is such a faithful encourager! Despite having 11 children, she still makes me feel like her favorite, and I know each of my siblings would say the same. So blessed to call her mom!

  • Keith

    Better Half

    Most importantly, my husband helps with the day to day details whether it's trips to the Post Office, minor repairs or just working around the inventory. He even brakes for thrift shops. :-) I could not continue without his blessing and support.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hello and thanks for visiting our shop...feel free to browse. We are always adding neat things so check back often for new inventory. Better yet, "favorite" our shop and see our new listings in your feed.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We try to photograph and describe our finds as accurately as possible so you will know what you're buying. As with all things vintage, nothing in this shop is perfect so expect some wear and tear consistent with age. Anything more significant will be noted in the item description. No returns or refunds. We also do not clean things up much as some people prefer to do that themselves...or not!
We accept paypal and credit cards via direct checkout. All orders shipped to NC addresses will incur sales tax....sorry, not my idea.
We use calculated shipping on most items so entering your zip will provide the cost to ship for various levels of service. Items normally ship within 1-2 days and will be carefully packed for safety.

Packages 16 oz or less can ship First Class (2-5 days) without insurance. One pound or more bump up to USPS Priority Mail (1-3 days) which includes insurance up to $100. Large packages going long distances are often cheaper through Fed Ex Home than USPS. Etsy does not currently calculate this method so you’ll have to ask for a quote.

Please select Priority Mail over Parcel Select so that your package will be insured up to $100, and you’ll get it much faster...often for only a few cents more. For larger items going long distances, we can estimate FedEx shipping rates if requested, and reserve the right to substitute FedEx for USPS if we believe delivery will be quicker or safer based on our experience.

Keep in mind if you choose First Class or Parcel Select, your package will not be insured and the risk is yours. Third party insurance is available for an additional fee on first class and parcel select . Please ask for a quote before you purchase so your rate can be adjusted.

Rates for USPS are discounted through Etsy and we pass those savings on to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
We are happy to include a gift note with your instructions...just let us know what to say.

We try to be fair on value, typically offering treasures for less than what others charge. Because of that, and to be fair to all customers, we don’t negotiate unless you’re looking to spend at least $300. If something doesn't sell, we may drop the price before renewing.