our house vintage

Oakland, California

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011

Below, you will find our house rules, and in our shop, you'll find an ever changing stock of vintage housewares, with an odd book or haberdashery collection mixed in. Right now, we are collecting 60's barware, tabletop goodies for entertaining, vintage office supplies and machines, and classic games and toys, along with our usual collection of tools for making the home.

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Happy New Year, everyone!
we're BACK from vacation, so keep checking in, we'll be adding things as fast as we can!


It's all finally coming together!
both our new home in Oakland, and our little shop here on Etsy.
We now have a brick and mortar location where you can browse through our rooms!
We have joined forces with Mixed Pickles, formerly of Berkeley, and now residing in Oakland at the corner of Telegraph and Alcatraz and we've put together a collection of things that we like to call our grandpa garage. It includes some bigger items like chairs and lighting that just don't fit in Our House, all with a more industrial, american sensibility.


We will be exploring our Modernist side with Dee Adams (deedee914) and Mad4Retro in a one-night only pop-up shop on the third Friday in January at the Cotton Mill Studios. The event is open to the public and the entire building will be sharing their talents in art, design, furniture and fashion. There will be plenty of delicious eye candy and the snacks will be good too!



So, come on out and see us,
we love having people over!

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
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All items are more than 20 years old and have normal wear and tear for their age. We note and photograph any major flaws in the item so that you know what you're getting, but if you receive it, and the item just doesn't go with the drapes, we understand. We accept returns, but the buyer is responsible for the return postage, and the money will be refunded after the item has been received and is in re-sellable condition.
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PayPal is our friend.
If payment is not received within three days, your item will be re-listed, sorry!

If you are having trouble with Paypal (it happens!), convo us and we can send an invoice through Google Checkout.
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If you order by 10pm Monday-Friday, we will ship the next day. We try to always ship the fastest and cheapest way possible. We usually ship priority, but if the item is large and heavy, it almost always ships parcel. If you need it faster give us a holler and we can make special arrangements through the carrier of your choice. We have learned that you never can tell with the USPS. We have had things ship parcel post as get there as fast as 2 days or take as long as 2 weeks.

Calculating postage is quite complicated so we post the shipping price for the farthest distance from us. So if you're around the corner and the actual shipping comes out to be much lower than you paid we will refund the difference over two dollars plus the actual shipping cost.

We always ship to the address stated with your Etsy account, so if your Paypal shipping address differs from your Etsy shipping address, we will lean toward believing your Etsy address is the most accurate.

We automatically add insurance if the item is expensive or breakable, and we pack carefully, but if you should have any problems, just let us know and we'll work it out.
We want you to be happy with your purchase, so if you are not, or if something is damaged in shipping, please tell us, so that we can correct it.

We try to use as much recycled shipping materials as we can so if you receive a box that looks funny, remember that it's what's inside that counts. Again the priority is to get you the goods as fast and safely as possible while trying to keep the shipping costs low.

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We ship US First Class international to keep the shipping prices affordable. Any heavier items, over 4 pounds, cannot be shipped first class and therefore jump to Priority prices which tend to run much higher. I try to be as accurate and economical as possible with international shipping prices. If you have any questions as to shipping quotes for your specific location, please convo us and we will make it happen!

Most of the time, we cannot track international shipments, so give a shout when you receive your package. We love to tell our friends that our vintage items are spanning the globe!
Additional policies and FAQs
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Let us know if there is something particular that you are looking for,
We are always on the hunt, and are happy to add your desires to our list!

Chelsea LOVES wrapping presents, so let us know if it is a gift!