Diary of a tea drinking, cupcake eating, classical listening, barn loving, thrift store picker
In 2011, I went into a thrift store with my BFF @SewTara, and found a rack of beautifully preserved 1950s dresses. I had to have them....I was hooked.
Often, I would wake up, not knowing where I was, my $20 gone from my pocket. Things scattered everywhere, still tagged with prices from the thrift store, not remembering where it all came from.
It wasn't long before my century home was filled with previously loved things - now loved again. This, in and of itself, presented a problem - there were so many unloved items, waiting for homes, but mine was full... What would I do?
Then it hit me - I could spread the love! I'm hoping that through this store, I can share with the world my love of all things retro & vintage.
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Owner, Maker, Curator
Andrea started thrifting in 2011, to fill her "new" century home with vintage goods. The bug soon bit, and she became addicted to cool vintage finds. The love and care that went into filling that home can now be found at Red Boot Barn.
Floyd is a husband extraordinaire. Official photographer of Red Boot Barn, he's also handy for carrying big boxes, helping to wrap shipping items, and picking up a gem or two at the local thrift shop.
Cheerleader. Happy dog.
I am always available for convo's. Please ask BEFORE you purchase. If you have a question, suggestion, concern, want to see more pictures, discuss the colour - whatever! I'm happy to reserve an item for you while we chat about it.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you pay using Paypal, I will ship to your PAYPAL address. Please ensure this is correct. If your Paypal and Etsy address do not match, I will send you an email to confirm. If there is no reply within 3 business days, I will cancel the sale and refund your money.
If you would like to buy multiple items, please convo me first. I will happily combine shipping and set up a listing just for you.
All items are shipped regular via Canada Post. The item travel time will vary. Generally speaking, you will find your item arrives within the following:
USA: 14-21 business days
International: 21-28 business days
Canada: 4 – 7 business days / Greater Toronto Area: 2 - 4 business days
If you would like your purchase shipped faster, or with tracking, this extra cost is your responsibility. I am happy to obtain a cost for expedited shipping, please message me first, and I will re-list with the correct shipping costs.
Etsy does not hold sellers responsible for postal delays, failures, thefts, losses or customs problems.
CUSTOMS, TAXES, DUTY AND COUNTRY SPECIFIC FEES are your responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
Vintage sizing is not the same as modern sizing, please confirm the measurements provided with each listing before purchasing.
Vintage items are used and therefore not in "new" condition. I carefully inspect each item and note all condition issues/flaws that I see. I do my best to provide accurate photographic and descriptive representations.
Every effort is made to ensure that fragile items are carefully & securely packaged. I regret that I cannot be responsible for damages incurred during shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Clothing items will come folded, and in the manner in which I found them. This means laundering is your responsibility.There will likely be a few wrinkles when your item arrives. Don't worry, my face has them too, but a good ironing will fix your new-to-you item. I'm stuck with mine :)
I'm trying to Save the Environment - so please understand when your parcel is packaged using clean, recycled or reused materials.
Lastly: if you have any other questions or concerns, please message me! I have an open lappy policy, and I'm always willing to discuss anything beforehand.