melmacparadise's Shop Announcement

IMPORTANT INFO: SHIPPING DELAY! Orders received through September 6 will be delayed 5-7 days before shipping. If you need to have something pronto, notify me and I'll do my best to speed that up. Meanwhile, I've sprinkled "REDUCED" items throughout the shop, so it's a great time for a bargain.

"Melmac Paradise" is the nickname for my house, which is full of great tacky plastic vintage goodies in every room. Frankly, you won't find much melmac for sale here in the shop because I can only rarely bear to let it out of my clutches! What you will find is fun vintage items from the baby boomer era and a bit beyond, plus some retro-inspired handmades of my own design such as my infamous sixties-style spangle hats.

For animal-themed vintage and handmade wares, please check out MyPalPeppy, my second shop. 15% of the price of each item sold there goes to help small breed dog rescue.

Hey, have you checked out "Stuff and Nonsense", my blog? It's mostly chat about garage sale finds, my dogs, and things I'm making. I'd love to have you "drop by"! Go to Or have a look at my Pinterest site: or

I APPRECIATE YOUR DESIRE TO KEEP SHIPPING PRICES REASONABLE. Shipping prices are the pits--that's an unfortunate situation I can't do much about. That said, if it turns out I've significantly overestimated charges, I'll refund you the excess.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: Unless you request priority shipping, I use first class parcel which, unfortunately, CANNOT be tracked once it leaves the U.S. I've had very good results with this--but it is a risk. By shipping through Etsy, I can offer insurance not available through the post office on these packages and I generally have that extra cost included on more expensive items.

If your purchase is under $15 and you would like insurance, please contact me prior to ordering and I will add the additional cost to your shipping. Otherwise I cannot guarantee the safe arrival of these orders; please be aware of this! I am not responsible for international shipping damages or losses. By ordering from MelmacParadise or MyPalPeppy, you agree to incur these postal risks which are beyond my control.

I DO ACCEPT RETURNS at buyer's expense (unless stated). Convo me first so I can be on the lookout for it, and get the item shipped back within 7 days. It must be in the same condition as when I sent it out. Your purchase price (less shipping) will be refunded cheerfully. If I've goofed up bigtime, you'll get your shipping refunded, too.

I AIM TO PLEASE so do feel free to request more information, additional photos, or let me know if there's any way I can make your transaction more positive.

One more thing--Melmacparadise is NOT a pet-free zone! If allergies are an issue, you might want to keep that in mind. We have both dogs and cats here. No smoking, though.

HEY, THANKS FOR POPPING IN! Drop me a line sometime, even if you're not buying... I enjoy talking to Etsy people.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.