vintage with a hint of handmade

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vintage with a hint of handmade

308 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Paper Jar strives to provide beautiful vintage pieces that add character and life to your space. Thank you for stopping to browse my little shop.


Last updated on Oct 1, 2016

Paper Jar strives to provide beautiful vintage pieces that add character and life to your space. Thank you for stopping to browse my little shop.


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RoxanaG on Oct 4, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love it! Just as depicted and came promptly. Thank you.

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relaxed vintage style....from my home to yours

I didn't always love and appreciate vintage. My mom did. She still has gorgeous antique pieces that she has kept relevant and purposeful by editing and updating their surroundings. I suppose through osmosis, I learned it all from her.

I studied architecture in college and felt most energized by the architectural history classes. An appreciation of magnificent old buildings developed then and remains to this day.

I have traveled down a variety of paths....some design related, some not....but I acquired an eye for uniquely beautiful things along the way. Our home contains vintage, antique and new pieces in an ever-changing environment. For years, the style of our home has received so many compliments because, I think, our home is just simply "us."

Less than two years ago, a friend encouraged me to create home accessories and open an Etsy shop. I drifted a bit from my own aesthetic and found few fans. When I threw vintage items into the mix, however, my little audience expanded into a little bit bigger audience.......and I was hooked! The amazing makers and finders here....the incredible people you encounter on is wonderous and it is inspiring.

I am an idealist. I'm a dreamer. I feel that finding, using and enjoying lovely old things can be an enriching experience when so many aspects of our lives are conveniently disposable. Respecting the past, keeping it alive is not is rewarding, comforting, and hopeful. And beautiful. Every day.

Shop members

  • julie

    Shop Keeper

    My husband and I share a design background as well as a small ranch style home with our two children, an extra-large labrador and whiny cat. It is a happy, comforting place....never perfect, but always welcoming.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 2, 2011
Thanks so much for your interest in the Paper Jar!

At the Paper Jar, every effort is made to offer quality vintage items for the home and garden...unique items that are not only beautiful but also those that are purposeful and that possess an obvious backstory.

I personally re-purpose pieces in my own home and have been collecting antique English and American craftsman furniture, California pottery, ironstone china, industrial and salvage pieces, as well as vintage garden accessories for decades. I am educated in architectural design and find this background shows up in a lot of my vintage choices.

Shop Goals

I am so happy to offer special vintage items that will elevate your everyday! Admire them, love them, display them...and use them! Paper Jar items have soul and history and charm, and are intended to make your home (or any little corner of your world) a bit more beautiful.

New items will be listed weekly and the inventory will be ever-changing. I may seek out thematic pieces for a week or two, and then do a 360 the following week just to keep it fun and fresh for myself and my customers! You never know what might be listed inside the Paper Jar.

Many vintage items will be sold and shipped in "found" condition. I do surface cleaning with a damp cloth to remove dust and debris, however, I leave it up to the new owner of the piece to decide the extent to which the item should be cleaned. I consider the texture and patina found within vintage items to be one of a kind and am cautious about altering any its characteristics.

I also offer repurposed or re-imagined items on occasion, as well as vintage-inspired handmade pieces. These listings will be identified as such.

Thank you again for visiting the Paper Jar!

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
I prefer Paypal as the primary payment method, but will accept money orders as well. Please note that methods other than Paypal will extend the amount of time it takes the item to reach you! If I do not receive payment within 5 days of point of purchase, I will have to re-list the item. Since these items are usually one-of-a-kind, I appreciate your attention to this issue.

If you have any questions regarding an item, my goal is to respond to your inquiry within 1 business day, so please feel free to contact me about anything at all here at the Paper Jar.

You love love the piece....just what you were looking for....cannot wait to get it, right? I thoroughly understand that feeling and I will make every effort to get the item to you as quickly as possible! Generally, i ship items in the most economical option provided by USPS. Parcel Post is typically the best all-round option and the item takes about a week to arrive on the East Coast.

Items will ship to your Paypal address so please ensure that it is correct and up-to-date.

Shipping Overages

The Paper Jar is located in California, therefore, shipping costs are estimated for the East Coast. If actual shipping costs exceed the estimate by $1.50, you will be refunded the difference via Paypal.

Most smaller scale items will be shipped within 2 business days of receiving your Paypal payment. Larger items may, on occasion, take longer, however, I will be in contact with you to ensure that the item gets to you in a timely manner.

Expedited Shipping

if you need the item quickly, generally less than one week, please contact me prior to purchase somthat I might find the most economical option for expeditednshipping to your zip code.

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping cost does not include insurance coverage. If you would like insurance, please contact me prior to purchase so I can revise the shipping costs.
Packing Methods

I like to use recycled materials for shipping. I shred my newspapers, magazines, etc. Please specify if this will be a gift, then I will package the item accordingly when feasible.

Although I want to ship as eco-friendly as possible, I also want you to receive the item safely, thus I will use various methods (depending on the item's construction) to ensure that occurs.

I will ship internationally!! Please contact me for a shipping quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to thoroughly enjoy your item, therefore, if you are not satisfied with your piece, do not hesitate to contact me and I will make every effort to turn you into a happy customer.