Poetic Treasures: Antique Keepsakes and Tokens of Love

Todmorden, United Kingdom · 409 Sales


Poetic Treasures: Antique Keepsakes and Tokens of Love

Todmorden, United Kingdom 409 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Poetic Treasures. A Quest for Beauty

Welcome to my world of poetic treasures: Misty Albion. I am drawn to historic, sacred and romantic treasures that are imbued with beauty and meaning. My shop is a place...a world ...a part of who I am.

In the wild roaming grounds of Emily Bronte, in the Gothic cathedrals, abandoned churches and old houses of romantic England, Ireland and France, I love to search out poetic objects of beauty that are a part of me, my heritage and the ancient history of the land. I find beauty and wonder in the old and the ancient, the lost and found; in objects that speak of past lives and the hands that have shaped them. To me, such finds are bestowed with a beauty and poetry of their former lives, that makes each one unique.

I offer the best I can find ~ genuine antique finds and keepsakes unearthed from the ancient landscapes, churches and trinket boxes of historic England ('Albion'), from my travels to both east and west - to France and Ireland, and occasionally far beyond. All of the objects that I acquire have a timeless beauty and poignancy that I connect with. I place great value on the authentic, the unique, the timeless and the beautiful. All of the treasures are chosen from the heart in that they resonate within me....having a numinous quality; something beyond words; objects redolent of Fairy Tales, Dreams and Our Journey Through Life.

Symbolism is something I deeply connect with - I'm deeply drawn to treasures that represent the passage of life and whose symbolism resonates down through Time; to objects that represent the grand themes of life - BIRTH, LOVE, UNION, MARRIAGE and REMEMBRANCE. Objects that map the journey from birth to death and celebrate the significant moments of our lives are to be found in my shop. Symbolic treasures imbued these themes enhance our lives by continuing to give meaning in our own time and in times to come, and, as markers of the passage of our lives, they act as loving keepsakes, mementos and timeless reminders of significant moments in our life.
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I have a passion for antique stained glass fragments. All of the stained glass is my shop is genuine antique Victorian Gothic Revival, or older. Authentic and numinous pieces of antique stained glass are hard to come by. The antique stained glass fragments in my shop were made by hands of the our Victorian master stained glass artisans here in Britain (the best in the word at that time). Passed down through time, having once been part of a sacred church window - in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland; I cherish them for the beauty, history and timeworn presence which they possess. My passion for medieval and Victorian stained glass inspired me to become a stained glass artisan - my own gothic-inspired stained glass creations can be found in my new shop - Oh la Lune -

The antique and vintage bridal crowns in my shop are frequently featured by stylists and photographers for editorials and photo-shoots in the UK and the USA (see links below).

The world of Misty Albion is a place where objects that have survived, beyond the lifetime of their makers, continue to live on in all their beauty and uniqueness. It's a place to touch the past but most of all, in possessing the unique quality of being humble, my finds allow you to write your own story and to create your own special memories around them; making them special gifts; LOVE TOKENS and KEEPSAKES to be treasured or to pass on to loved ones as MEMENTOS and markers of their own life and lives to come.

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  • Justine

    Owner, Curator, Creator

    Owner, Envisioner, Seeker, Curator, Photographer, Writer, Packager, Sender, Emporium Creator. I work alone. Fine Artist, Mentor, Educator, Lecturer, Poetic Celt. Misty Albion is a place, a world, a part of who I am. Everything I do is done with love.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2016
Welcome to Misty Albion ~ Thank you for your visit.
I have worked for many years as a lecturer in fine art and am a trained artist. I'm drawn to beauty and symbolism and love to search out authentic historic finds, artefacts and antiques that embody both of these qualities. My desire is to share such finds with you.

All items featured are one-of-a-kind antique or vintage pieces, chosen for their beauty and authenticity. All are from a bygone era; this means that they often come with nuances created by the passage of time; nuances are part of their charm. I photograph and describe everything as accurately as possible. I try my best to note any defect that might affect the functionality or appearance of the item. Please take some time to carefully read the item listing and shop policies before placing an order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept credit cards and debit cards (via direct checkout), Etsy gift cards and Paypal payment. Payment using major credit/debit cards can be made via PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account.

Items paid for with Paypal eChecks will be sent after the eCheck has cleared, usually 3-4 days.

It is possible to pay for items over £100.00 in instalments. Please convo me to discuss the options available for LAYAWAY and how these can be tailored to meet your needs.
Buyer pays for Shipping. I ship from England, U.K.

All orders are shipped within 3 working days from the day on which I receive cleared payment. However, most orders are shipped within 48 hours.
Working days are: Monday-Friday and do not include U.K. Bank Holidays and Public Holidays.

I will ship your order to the address listed in ETSY and your Paypal address.
Please make sure it is the - correct - address.

Items ABOVE the value of £50.00 are sent by 'Royal Mail Special Delivery':
- Fully tracked
- Fully insured
- Estimated delivery time in the UK: Next working day (2 days for remote places)
- Requires a signature is upon delivery.

Items UNDER the value of £50.00 are sent by 'Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For':
- NOT tracked
- Fully insured
- Aims to deliver next working day, including Saturdays
- Requires a signature is upon delivery.

I ship from England, U.K.
***Delivery times are not guaranteed. The estimated delivery times are subject to weather conditions, customs delays, and other factors. Such factors are beyond my control / NOT my responsibility.***

ALL items are Shipped by Royal Mail "International Tracked and Insured".
"International Tracked and Insured" is a fast, secure and fully-tracked service, ensuring:
- PRIORITY handling (5-7 working days to the USA 
/ 7-14 working days to the Rest of the World)
- The item is FULLY TRACKED all the way from origin to destination (you will be supplied with a tracking number).
- FULLY INSURED for loss or damage.
- Item will be electronically SCANNED by the postal operative to confirm it has arrived (so it does NOT require a signature).

---PLEASE NOTE - If you wish to opt out of gift wrapping and/or Premium Shipping please contact me to request a cheaper option, so that I can adjust then the cost of P & P and/or Shipping. IMPORTANT - a cheaper shipping option will NOT include insurance/compensation for loss or damage in transit, nor tracking. It is also a slower service.

***Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.***
***CUSTOMS DELAYS are beyond my control / NOT my responsibility.***

Both Royal Mail Special Delivery and International Tracked and Insured cover the cost of the item in any case of loss or damage. If the item arrives damaged please let me know immediately in writing. I will then provide you with details so that you can make a claim.

For exact postal charges please see individual item listings.
I try my best to estimate shipping costs correctly. In the case of an over-payment I refund you the excess.
I am more than happy to combine P&P on multiple purchases - just ask.
Refunds and Exchanges
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS - see below for the exception regarding returns and refunds.

I refund and return shipping -ONLY- if it can be shown that an item is "substantially not as described". Evidence to support such claims will be required.

Merchandise must be returned carefully packed and in the same condition as sent.
Returns must be securely wrapped and packaged using the same materials and wrapped to the same standard as received. Items must be returned by a fully- tracked and fully-insured courier within 14 days.

I cannot accept responsibility for returns lost or damaged in transit. In this case buyers must claim a refund from their postal carrier. You should therefore select an insured/tracked shipping option and be sure to obtain proof of postage.

***Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.****The customer is responsible for import duty CHARGES incurred on incoming returns. Any charges incurred will be deducted from the refund prior to the refund being made***.

I cannot be held responsible for items lost or damaged by the postal service. However, I always make sure that the shipping services I use include a compensation option up to the market value of the item. In the event of loss or damage please contact me in writing.

I sell antique and vintage 'treasures': objects, artefacts, textiles and ephemera - unique items that have history, and may show signs of this - it is part of their charm. I try to describe any obvious faults as truthfully as I can. However, as most of my items are 100 years old, they will often bear the traces of a previous life. Please think carefully about bidding if you are looking for a pristine item that is as new. My passion is for beautiful antique and vintage items that have a provenance, a presence, a gently faded grandeur, so do consider this before deciding to bid.

I place great emphasis on providing honest, detailed and accurate descriptions and pride myself on my customer service; as reflected in the feedback left by my customers.

What happens if your item is not collected by you?
In this event the item is normally returned to the sender. Should your package be returned to me marked as 'not collected', 'unclaimed' or similar you will be charged a re-delivery fee. In addition, any charges incurred on the item's re-entry into the UK must be paid for by the buyer before the item is returned.

I offer Layaway on certain items; whereby you may pay in instalments for an item via a Payment Plan. A Payment Plan is set up for you to be able to make payments over an agreed time-scale and an agreed number of instalments.

The first payment of the Payment Plan acts as the deposit: the deposit is non-refundable- . A non-refundable deposit secures the item over a given period of time for the buyer; excluding others from purchasing the item. In cases where the buyer fails to complete the full payment, or changes their mind either during the Payment Plan or upon completion of payment, the deposit is non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please do not use my text or photographs without permission.

Your item/s will be packaged with care: well-wrapped and fully-protected.

All items are lovingly gift-wrapped. I take time and care to make the presentation special. All items come with personalised gift wrapping and are beautifully gift wrapped in tissue, tied with satin ribbons; most often the item is also presented in a gift box. I pride myself on loving attention to details with regard to presentation.

Great care is taken with packaging to ensure items are secure and fully protected for International and Domestic Shipping.

I am always appreciative of your five star review on ETSY and very much value buyers feedback. It lets me know that everything has arrived safely and that your item is in satisfactory condition. If for any reason you are unhappy with your transaction, please contact me so that I have an opportunity to try to resolve the issue.

Thank you for reading my Shop Policies.
Enjoy exploring my world - Misty Albion.