Saint Paul, Minnesota · 350 Sales


Saint Paul, Minnesota 350 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   I was sick with sepsis the month of March 2016, and I continue to recover. It took eleven months, but I finally have all my listings up once more!! Thank you to all who have encouraged me while I recovered!


Last updated on Feb 3, 2017

I was sick with sepsis the month of March 2016, and I continue to recover. It took eleven months, but I finally have all my listings up once more!! Thank you to all who have encouraged me while I recovered!

Anita Olson

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Anita Olson

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Nancy on Jan 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I can't say enough about Anita's beautiful little creations. Every detail is finished to perfection, and the end results are consistently breathtaking. I wish I had them all!!!


Nancy on Jan 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What a treasure this is and will be for years to come. It is precious and beautifully made. Thank you so much again and again.


Nancy on Jan 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

OOh, just simply beautiful. I love everything about it. Exquisite workmanship and delightful seller. Wonderful!

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Time for me to send my beauties to new homes!!

My love of vintage jewelry and linens - as well as my interest in numerous crafts - have resulted in an overflowing collection! I wondered whether I might be descended from a magpie, but when I looked up the dictionery definition of "magpie", as well as describing a wonderful bird, it also indicated the term aptly applies to a person who collects and keeps different things - one who collects indiscriminately. So I have embraced my inner magpie.

My Etsy shop opened shortly after I met two wonderful young women from the East coast. They saw a beaded handbag I had created, and they insisted I had to try Etsy. Frankly, I never thought I was "good enough", thinking people who sold their art had to be experts. But I find that I improve with each project - and my confidence has grown. I am forever grateful for their encouragement.

All handmade items are designed and made by me. The vintage items are acquired by me, cleaned by me, listed by me. With the exception of driving, it is all on my shoulders, which is handy in case someone needs to take blame for something! =D

It gives me pleasure to send my handmade items and my vintage pieces to new homes where they can be enjoyed and appreciated.

Shop members

  • Anita Olson

    Owner, Oddities Creator

    For many years I've struggled with Agoraphobia, so "home" was where my heart was - and that is where I was much of the time, as well! I love and collect vintage, I sew by machine and by hand - and I enjoy beading, embroidery and many other crafts.

  • Dave Olson

    Driver And Advisor

    My husband of 35 years is the one who drives me to the post office. He also serves to advise me when I need a second opinion. Finally, he has served as a hand model for several of my handmade cuffs.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 25, 2016
Welcome to my little corner of the world! Please look around
and enjoy your visit. If you have any questions, I welcome
them. Hope you visit again, and feel free to bring a friend!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
"Payment is required at check-out (NO ECHECKS PLEASE!). Except in the case of "processing" issues, where the payment does not quickly clear through no fault of the buyer or the seller, unpaid orders will be canceled within thirty-six hours, without notice, unless you make arrangements PRIOR to proceeding to check-out. Items not paid for are no longer available in my shop or to other customers. Thank you for understanding the need for this policy."

After using Paypal for years, I finally offer Direct Checkout through Etsy.
I may accept personal checks or money orders on an INDIVIDUAL basis, so please make the request and I will consider your request, and if I agree to it, I will temporarily make that an option. I simply request your patience, it may take up to 5 days before they clear my bank.

I want to remind residents of the state of Minnesota, we have a 6.875% sales tax. It will be added when you pay with paypal.
If you choose to pay by check or money order, please convo me and I will figure your tax. When you think about it, 6.875% is not such a bad deal. considering we enjoy warm tropical breezes all year here in Minnesota.
For sales with a value of $50 or more, I send them "signature required" whenever possible. This protects both the buyer and the seller.


I ship through the United States Postal Service First Class International Mail Service. No insurance or delivery confirmation is available with this shipping method. The customs form number will only let you know that it has left the US. No further tracking is available. Delivery can take 3 to 8 WEEKS, so I ask you to be patient.



As the seller, I do not pay for any applicable duty, value added taxes (VAT) or import consumption taxes charged to you by your country. The recipient of the merchandise, that is, YOU, the buyer might be required to pay the duty or VAT upon delivery. Due to import duty valuation adjustments and currency valuations, we are unable to provide an estimate for duty or VAT. Please check with your customs/postal office to find out what those fees are.

I include an invoice with each package that corresponds with the customs form stating the full purchase price of each order. I will NOT lie about the value of items so that you can pay less, please do not ask me.

Your country may charge additional customs duty and/or import taxes. These are not my responsibility to pay.

** International shipping times do vary greatly depending on location. You can expect a package to take 3-8 weeks so please be patient. I will accurately inform you of the shipping date**
Refunds and Exchanges
If on receipt you feel an item doesn't live up to the description, please convo me and we will work it out. So far every experience I have had purchasing on Etsy has been wonderful. I want you to feel the same way!
If there is a problem, contact me immediately - As long as I have been notified ahead of time and it is within 90 days of purchase, I will give a refund when the item has been returned in the same condition it was received. Return postage is the customer's responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
Many of my painted items have the date they were painted on the bottom. So you might see things painted as long ago as 2001. Please don’t worry, these are brand new, unused items that have been in storage just waiting for their debut! All item have been stored in my non-smoking, pet-free home.