Milk & Amber

Charlottetown, Canada 281 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Milk & Amber

Charlottetown, Canada | 281 Sales

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    Katharine MacDonald

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    Announcement    > Milk & Amber / www.peivintage.ca / Vintage finds from the tiny province of PEI, specializing in vintage clothing, accessories & housewares made in Canada. <


    Last updated on Mar 30, 2016

    > Milk & Amber / www.peivintage.ca / Vintage finds from the tiny province of PEI, specializing in vintage clothing, accessories & housewares made in Canada. <


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    About OfTheIsland

    Sales 281
    On Etsy since 2012

    Prince Edward Island is full of neat, old stuff - and I want to share it!

    When I was about 8 years old, I attended my first estate sale with my mom in a small, rural village in eastern PEI, and we ended up with a few tins full of hundred-year-old earrings. Since that day, I have loved collecting interesting, unique, vintage and antique jewellery and accessories. I can only wear so much myself, and now I hope I can share this all with you!

    I decided to open this shop because PEI is kind of funny: it is an Island-wide treasure trove of neat old stuff, but no one here really wants to buy it. (People are generally more interested in old licence plates and antique farm equipment.) So, I think the best way to share all these gems is to give Etsy users the chance to take them home.

    All of the items on Milk & Amber have been collected around PEI from tip to tip, over the last decade of my vintage hunting. I love all vintage items, but in the shop I do tend to look for vintage earrings of all eras, vintage designer accessories like ties, scarves, shoes and belts, and retro housewares and home decor. Eventually I hope to expand further into apparel, focussing on clothing made in Canada, vintage designer duds, and Union-made clothing.

    Milk & Amber refers to my two favourite types of glass (milk glass and amber glass, of course). On the other hand, I've always fantasized about owning a little cafe which would serve both lattes & cappuccinos (milk) and good beer (amber). So the name could mean a few things in the future - but for now, it means fun, interesting and eclectic vintage.

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    Last updated on December 28, 2016

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    First and foremost, it must be noted that the vast majority of the items I send are vintage. Naturally, they are older, pre-loved or worn, and are rarely in perfect condition. When I note their quality, I always add "vintage condition" to emphasize that character. We hope that our judgement is fair. In the case that we feel we have accidentally misrepresented an item, we will let you know prior to shipping so that you may ask for a refund.

    As we have grown and gotten a larger number of customers, we have found that a very small number of people are neglecting to read even the short descriptions of the items, only to be disappointed by some aspect of the item they purchased. (For instance, an item says "gold-toned metallic plastic" but they think it is metal.) *Please* read the descriptions carefully so that we may both avoid this unfortunate circumstance. In cases like this the shop owner will reserve the right to use discretion regarding refunds.

    All items will be checked and evaluated at the time of shipping, as well as carefully packaged, to ensure a high quality product meets you. However, we cannot be held responsible for damage caused during the shipping process (as upgrades are available upon request, including tracking and insurance). If you do feel that the product was not packaged as safely as possible in the event of damage, let us know and we can resolve the issue (typically through a refund).
    Milk & Amber accepts PayPal, credit cards via Direct Checkout, as well as personal cheques. If choosing personal cheque, please contact me to let me know when the cheque has been sent. I will not send the item until the cheque has been received and deposited, so I apologize for any delays you may experience if choosing this payment option.
    Here at Milk & Amber, we try to keep all shipping costs at a minimum. Many of our shipping materials are recycled - plain notecards, recycled vintage fabric wrapping, reused bubble wrap, vintage ribbon ties, and if it suits, the envelope or package may be reused if it still in worthy condition (but most often the outer package is brand new, postal-grade). In some cases, our pretty packaging will be left out to keep under weight restrictions (and price jumps!), but we always do our best to send a neat little parcel. Almost everything is shipped in a bubble or padded mailer, or appropriately sized box with peanuts or bubble-wrap - if you wish for extra or special packaging, let us know in your buyer's notes. We're happy to oblige! :)

    Items will be shipped within five (5) business days of receiving payment (plus actual shipping time). I am often quite busy and want to keep costs low, so I tend to do one or two post office runs a week, but if you need it sooner, let me know and I can do my best to ship an item that day or the next business day. Please allow yourself as much time as possible for such purchases - you can never count on Customs to oblige - so be generous with time if possible. Items are shipped using Canada Post - the Canadian national postal service.

    Domestic shipping within Canada should take a maximum of 4 to 9 business days depending on destination. US shipping should take a maximum of 5 to 10 business days and are usually shipped using Air, unless Ground shipping will take a comparable amount of time. International shipping will take a maximum of 7 days for lettermail (small, thin packages, which we often use); larger or bulkier items are typically sent by air and ought to take a maximum of 10 business days. These are estimations based on Canada Post's guidelines.

    As a full-time graduate student with a day job, processing and sending out orders usually takes at least three to five business days. Please allow for a reasonable span of time to receive an item (at least three weeks from date of order to date of arrival). If you do not let me know in your order that you are hoping to receive the item by a certain date, I cannot offer any refunds or store credits.

    It is possible that there may be delays in the postal system due to extreme weather - for instance, areas affected by Hurricane Sandy experienced significant delays - and though we regret any delay, we cannot guarantee that packages to such destinations will be delivered promptly. If you know your area to be experiencing these issues, please place orders accordingly. Same goes for winter weather - I do live in eastern Canada and we get a LOT of snowstorms, so I'll do my best to get things sent out but sometimes the post offices are closed and delays may happen.

    Upgrades, such as Registered Mail, XpressPost, and Priority, are available upon request and we will try to reach you as soon as possible with price quotes, if the express option hasn't already been offered in the item listing. Please allow one to two days for correspondence regarding upgrades. We cannot do Next-Day shipping to any locations other than the Maritime provinces in Canada.

    *Due to Canadian federal postal restrictions, we regretfully cannot ship to Palestine at this time.*
    Additional policies and FAQs
    Like every vintage seller on Etsy, I do my absolute best to ensure that all of the items referred to as vintage in my shop are in fact vintage. Sometimes this is easy to verify, sometimes it takes a considerable amount of research. Accordingly, everything is added in good faith (and with experience and knowledge), but mistakes can still be made, particularly if there are no markings, no matching or similar pieces online, or no company information available on the Internet. If I come upon evidence that shows an item does not fall into the vintage category, I will remove it myself, and I appreciate hearing from Etsy users if they recognize an item to be contemporary. If you wish to contact me regarding an item you believe may not be vintage, please do keep in mind the above sentiments - I want honest-to-goodness vintage in my Etsy shop as much as you do! :)