RosesandRueAntiques

Boston, Massachusetts

RosesandRueAntiques

Curiosities, Victoriana, Books, Vintage, & Objets

Boston, Massachusetts | On Etsy since 2013

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

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Announcement    Specializing in Victoriana, hair work, keepsakes, devotional objects, books, and ephemera. Updates every other Friday @ 8 PM EST. NEXT SHOP UPDATE: 1/22


*** Note about shipping: Since the pandemic, I have been shipping about once or twice a week. If you need something shipped immediately, just ask. **Please note** that shipping times from the USPS are no longer guaranteed, so your package may take longer to arrive than expected, particularly international packages which seem to be taking about a month to arrive. Additionally, First Class or Parcel Select packages are experiencing up to 6-8 week delays. Priority shipping recommended. These circumstances are beyond sellers’ control. Thank you for your patience- we’re all in this together!

Click on the SALE section to see the latest markdowns.


Keep up with my antiquing adventures on Instagram:
http://instagram.com/rosesandrueantiques

... and Facebook:
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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 8, 2021

Specializing in Victoriana, hair work, keepsakes, devotional objects, books, and ephemera. Updates every other Friday @ 8 PM EST. NEXT SHOP UPDATE: 1/22


*** Note about shipping: Since the pandemic, I have been shipping about once or twice a week. If you need something shipped immediately, just ask. **Please note** that shipping times from the USPS are no longer guaranteed, so your package may take longer to arrive than expected, particularly international packages which seem to be taking about a month to arrive. Additionally, First Class or Parcel Select packages are experiencing up to 6-8 week delays. Priority shipping recommended. These circumstances are beyond sellers’ control. Thank you for your patience- we’re all in this together!

Click on the SALE section to see the latest markdowns.


Keep up with my antiquing adventures on Instagram:
http://instagram.com/rosesandrueantiques

... and Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/rosesandrueantiques

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Updates

The latest shop update is live with 30 new listings, including 4 ENORMOUS vintage gravestone rubbings, all between 4-5 feet tall, from Massachusetts, and featuring weeping willows.
OH HEY. Everyone else is starting their Holiday Sale super early this year, so I’m jumping on the bandwagon. No exclusions, and the new stuff dropping on Black Friday will be up for grabs, too! Friendly reminder that Etsy now takes Klarna & Paypal Credit.
The latest shop update is live with a whopping 45 new listings, including this beautiful Victorian framed memorial print dated 1840s, photos and ephemera, antique books, hair works, and more. Have at it!
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About RosesandRueAntiques

Sales 1,743
On Etsy since 2013

In praise of the past

It was probably inevitable that I would end up a collector. After all, both my parents were antiques dealers; they even met at a fleamarket. I grew up in New England surrounded by antiques: We used antique stoneware bowls and wooden spoons in the kitchen and kept the dishes in an early wooden pie safe. An enormous spinning wheel dominated the living room. The house itself was quite old, with a huge, sprawling garden where we regularly dug up old treasures like marbles and keys, and where there was a locked door that lead to nowhere. My aunt is a kitchen witch who lived in the witchiest house in historic Lexington you ever saw, and later in Salem. So, yes- I think we can safely blame all this on my upbringing.

That said, I didn't take an active interest in antiques until I was in my teens. I discovered Oscar Wilde and felt like a door had been kicked down. It was his work that taught me what it means to be an aesthete, to cultivate an intrinsic sense of beauty, and to be one's own work of art. (That, and sarcasm.) I rapidly began accumulating whatever late 19th century odds and ends I could afford, eager to place myself in his world.

These days, my interests range far beyond the confines of the Aesthetic Movement, but 19th century objects are still my favorite to collect. I especially love sentimental items like mourning jewelry, hair work, and love tokens: Literal manifestations of one person's affection for another. I take a fastidious, curatorial approach to collecting, choosing items for their quality, uniqueness, and beauty.

"Roses and Rue" is an early poem by my hero Oscar Wilde, which he wrote for the actress Lillie Langtry. Always fond of dramatic gestures, he used to throw stargazer lilies at her feet. It's not a particularly good poem, but a line that never made it into the final draft is a favorite of mine: "You had poets enough on the shelf- I gave you myself."

Shop members

  • Kate

    Owner, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on March 13, 2020
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Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All sales are FINAL. I strive to provide clear photos and accurate information for every item, so that you have all the information you need before purchasing. If you have questions about a particular item, reach out any time.
Payment
Payment Plans and Reserves: Flexible payment plans available with a NONREFUNDABLE down payment. I am willing to work with you on terms, but delinquent payments will not be tolerated. Please message me to propose a plan. No other reserves allowed, due to the large number of people who ask to put items on reserve and then ghost. If you need help with financing, I strongly recommend PayPal Credit, which can be used for any purchase over $99. Zero fees or interest if paid within 6 months.
Shipping
- Most orders ship USPS Priority, a service that includes insurance up to $50 and guarantees arrival within 3 business days. Other shipping classes are also available.
- Listings are set to automatically combine shipping on orders of more than 1 item. Etsy calculates the postage based on the item's weight and size. It's very accurate most of the time, but if something doesn't look right, just ask!
- All shipping overages will be refunded.
- Everything breakable ships fully insured at my expense.
- Insurance covers damage, but rarely covers theft or loss. I am not responsible for any packages that are stolen or lost in or after transit. If you are concerned that your package cannot be left safely at your door, please request signature confirmation.
- International customers may be charged a customs fee upon receipt of their item. It is the customer's responsibility to be aware of and pay these fees. Please do not ask me to mark the order as a gift or to declare a lesser value in order to evade the customs fee: Falsifying a customs form is a federal offense.
Additional policies and FAQs
- Gift wrapping and a personalized card are free of charge. Please be sure to provide the text you would like me to write.

- Looking for something in particular? Let me know and I will add you to my client list.

Roses & Rue is a one-woman operation built on friendship, kindness, and a shared love of beauty. Rude messages of any kind are unwelcome and will be gleefully ignored.