Announcement My Sunshine Vintage is your ultimate resource for vintage illustrations, antique maps, botanical prints, bird book plates and drawings plus vintage home decor!
My Sunshine Vintage is your ultimate resource for vintage illustrations, antique maps, botanical prints, bird book plates and drawings plus vintage home decor!
- All 7419
- World Maps 899
- Botanical Prints 1384
- Birds and Butterflies 1324
- Animal and Nature Prints 626
- Children / Flashcards 665
- Anatomy / Medical Prints 159
- Americana and Books 695
- Fine Art Fashion Design 1491
- Vintage Finds 75
- Sale / Clearance 4
greenbay17 on Jul 21, 2016
Amazing! The quality is excellent, and Nina even sent the encyclopedia page about the penguins that accompanies the picture! She also sent a handwritten note. Most penguin things only have Emperors on them, so I'm glad I found this shop!
joyworn on Jul 21, 2016
Nice page, packaged well and arrived quickly.
clmartin678 on Jul 19, 2016
Exactly what I wanted. Arrived quickly, seller was great!
I bought my first vintage quilt in a small, dark and damp antique store in Reno Nevada. Predominantly red, it had a patchwork of patriotic blue and white stars and stripes. Slightly shabby and frayed, it was thick and cozy for the cold nights of Nevada. That quilt was the beginning of my quest for anything shabby, old, cracked, faded, rusty and forlorn!
A few years later, I moved to California and settled into a home in the Central Valley. I was delighted to find out that the Central Valley; with its rich orchards was not only home to the best strawberries, peaches, Bing cherries and grapes but also to big old barns and Victorian homes converted into antique stores. It was a largely rural area where you could still find yard sales on the side on the road. I also often visited the Salvation Army and Goodwill (thrifting, as it is called today) to find that rusty enamel bucket or cracked and stained Ironstone pitcher.
When I was 9 months pregnant with my older son, I was driving around town and spotted a "barn sale" sign. Like a typical yard sale, there were items all over the yard but there was a rickety old barn beside the main house. The floors on the barn were uneven and it was very dark inside. I spent nearly 3 hours sifting through tattered books, beautiful old plates; yellow ware bowls, vintage quilts and fabric. I augmented my collection significantly that day. Nine months pregnant, due any day, in the hot September sun, I loaded up my small car to its capacity. Many of the items you see in my shop came from a dusty old barn in California!
One of my best finds is an old sturdy wooden trunk painted robin's egg blue milk paint. My kids used to sing and dance on top of that trunk when they were very young. I still have it today, my poor husband having to rent and drive the biggest U-Haul truck available to fit most of my stuff when we moved from California to Florida.
I love vintage and I live vintage! Fire King bowls, Homer Laughlin plates, handmade quilts, old books and maps, vintage lamps, stools with peeling paint are used daily in our home. What I love the most about vintage is the feel of history and nostalgia. To me vintage items, owned and cherished by someone else, hold an everlasting appeal and charm from decades past.
I hope to share my love of vintage with you.
To enter my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mysunshinevintage
I am an introvert and a hoarder.
Since then, I have learned and continue to learn much about running a small business. Although My Sunshine Vintage is truly a one person operation, I pride myself in showcasing outstanding products and delivering excellent customer service.
I hope you enjoy your stay!
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Accepted payment methods
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Payment must be made within 3 days of purchase.
Florida residents pay 6% sales tax.
If you would like to pay using a personal or cashier's check, please contact me to make arrangements.
Arrival date in the USA: 3-5 business days from ship date
Items are shipped via US Postal Service (USPS) with tracking information.
International Shipping: arrival date is 15-20 business days (up to 1 month) with no tracking information.
Buyer is responsible for any customs or duties charged by your country.
If the item you are interested in has no shipping cost, please send me a convo for a quote.
Shipping costs have recently increased and unfortunately, this is beyond my control. In some cases, your shipping may cost more than the item itself.
Please make sure your Etsy address is correct and matches your Paypal address. If you would like your item to ship to a different address, please let me know in your notes to seller.
Note: You will receive an email from me when your item ships.
Rush shipping: Please let me know if your need your item ASAP, I will prioritize your shipping and give you an honest estimate of when you may receive your item.
I live in the East Coast (Florida) and it generally takes 5 business days (not including weekends or holidays) for an item to reach the West Coast.
Combined shipping: Yes, I do combine shipping. If the listing does not have a combined shipping amount, please let me know so I can correct the listing.
Shipping overcharge: In cases where I overestimate the shipping cost, I will gladly refund you the difference.
Packaging: I strongly believe in recycling. Your item will be shipping in new and/or recycled materials.
Most prints will be shipped in a sturdy Kraft cylindrical tube to prevent damage to your print.
Lost packages: I have strong faith in the US Post Office having a very low lost packages rate (maybe 1 in 1000). If you did not receive your package in the time frames listed above, please let me know so that we can figure out what happened.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Not sure what to buy?
Gift cards are available on Etsy!
Amounts - $25, $50, $100 and $250.
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Photography of book pages:
The pictures you see are my digital photos of the real book page taken in natural light. The page is not a copy or a scan. You will be receiving the original vintage or antique print.
Prints come unmatted and unframed.
I would be happy to reserve an item for you for about a week. Please let me know.
Framing and matting your vintage print:
The following is a list of frame sizes and mat openings that you can find at most arts and craft stores using pre-cut mats.
Frame Size Mat Opening Image Size
8" x 10" 4.5" x 6.5" 5" x 7"
11" x 14" 7.5" x 9.5" 8" x 10"
16" x 20" 10.5" x 13.5" 11" x 14"
20" x 24" 15.5" x 19.5" 16" x 20"
24" x 36" 19.5" x 29.5" 20" x 30"
30" x 40" 21.5" x 31.5" 22" x 32"
Please use this as a guide since mat openings can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
A Note on Vintage Items:
Please keep in mind that vintage items are at least 20 years old and unless they have been kept in their original packaging and tucked away in a time capsule somewhere, they have had 20 or more years of handling, wear and tear. They are not in perfect condition, rather have maintained their vintage charm.
A Note on Vintage Books and Book Pages:
These books have lived a long life and perhaps had traveled many places with many people. They may have yellowing pages, a faint musty smell or some creases or tears. I will indicate these issues on the listing.
Find me on the web!
The following are my Etsy accounts:
mysunshinehome.etsy.com (on vacation)
sunshinebakeshop.etsy.com (on vacation)
learnwithme.etsy.com (on vacation)