RosesandRueAntiques

Curiosities, Victoriana, Books, Vintage, & Objets

| Boston, Massachusetts

Star Seller.

This seller has a history of 5-star reviews, shipping on time, and replying quickly when they got any messages.

Announcement    Specializing in Victoriana, hair work, keepsakes, devotional objects, books, and ephemera. Shop updates are every other Friday night at 12 PM EST.

NEXT SHOP UPDATE: 2/4 @ 12 PM EST.

NOTICE: The USPS has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to Australia due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. US sellers are not able to ship any packages to Australia during this time.

Click on the SALE section to see the latest markdowns.


Keep up with my antiquing adventures & view previews for upcoming treasures on Instagram:

http://instagram.com/rosesandrueantiques

... and Facebook:

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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 21, 2022

Specializing in Victoriana, hair work, keepsakes, devotional objects, books, and ephemera. Shop updates are every other Friday night at 12 PM EST.

NEXT SHOP UPDATE: 2/4 @ 12 PM EST.

NOTICE: The USPS has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to Australia due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. US sellers are not able to ship any packages to Australia during this time.

Click on the SALE section to see the latest markdowns.


Keep up with my antiquing adventures & view previews for upcoming treasures on Instagram:

http://instagram.com/rosesandrueantiques

... and Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/rosesandrueantiques

Items

 

All Items

Vintage Crucifix

Vintage Crucifix

$35.00

Kate

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Kate

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(983)
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Quality 75 Shipping 219 Customer service 139

Updates

Our final update of 2021 will drop the day after Christmas: Sunday, 12/26 @ 12 PM EST. Regular Friday afternoon updates will resume in January on 1/7. The shop will remain open throughout the end of the year, with orders shipping in 1-2 business days.

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The latest shop update is live with 30 new listings including this spectacular 1970s does Edwardian gown. Remember, all orders over $100 are 20% off with the code CYBER21.
If you’ve had your eye on something, now’s the chance to snag it on sale. This is the only sale event I’m running all year- Shop now through Cyber Monday. Thank you for supporting small businesses this holiday season!
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About RosesandRueAntiques

Sales 2,605
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
Hello and welcome!

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.