The Scavenger's Nest

Watertown, Connecticut | 136 Sales


The Scavenger's Nest

Watertown, Connecticut 136 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   We are currently away selling at the Massachusetts Renaissance Faire at the Cummington Fairgrounds. Come visit us this weekend 7/28 and 7/29 for their Time Traveler's Weekend!


Last updated on Jul 24, 2018

We are currently away selling at the Massachusetts Renaissance Faire at the Cummington Fairgrounds. Come visit us this weekend 7/28 and 7/29 for their Time Traveler's Weekend!


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    Childhood Dream Made Reality

    As far back as I can remember, I've dreamed of running my own store. Something about the thrill of finding desirable things and then making other people happy with them has always appealed to me. My very first try at this was in 2nd or 3rd grade, I decided to sew fancy pillows and sell them to my classmates. I constructed a quality full color catalogue out of notebook paper and crayons and managed to get a few sales before my teacher discovered what I was doing and I got in trouble for soliciting in school. Shortly after this, I discovered my huge affinity for antiques as I often went to tag sales with my mother. I had a natural knack for spotting quality items and for knowing what was what. This affinity grew into a dangerous habit and by high school I had acquired more antiques and collectibles than most people's grandparents. For years I had agonized about what to do with my collection - I knew that a lot of what I had was valuable or at least desirable, and I dreamed of owning my own antiques and curiosities shop. But lack of funding always squashed those dreams. Then with the dawning of the internet and with the creation of Etsy, I was finally able to live out my lifelong dream. Through Etsy I am able to take a hobby (some may call it an obsession) and turn it into something lucrative. I am lucky enough to have a husband who supports me in this, and helps me with my business. I have so much fun searching for treasures, and then knowing that these treasures can make someone else happy just adds to the fun. My shop name came from my comparing myself to a crow, who loves to travel and snatch up shiny objects that catch it's eye. The crow then brings them back to it's nest, which is where we now find ourselves. So welcome to the Scavenger's Nest! Our discerning eyes scavenge the world to bring you the unique and antique, from our nest to yours.

    Shop members

    • Gina

      Owner, Customer Service, Curator

      A jack of all trades, by day I am a mild mannered desk jockey and mother of two. But my true calling is finding amazing things to share. After all, one of the greatest things in life is to be unique, and here at the nest we offer just that!

    • Mark

      Photographer, Assistant

      Mark is my best friend and devoted husband and stay at home dad who manages to find time in between raising two children to help me run my shop. From taking photos to helping me move boxes around, he is integral to running my business.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on September 28, 2014
    Welcome to The Scavenger's Nest! We spend our time hunting for treasures so you may add a little more vintage to your life.

    Accepted payment methods

    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Apple Pay
    • Klarna
    • Sofort
    • Ideal
    • Paypal
    • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    Refunds are provided in the case of damaged or lost items. If an item arrives damaged in the mail we will need to see images of the damage and may ask or the item to be returned for insurance reasons. Damages and losses will be handled on a case by case basis. All other sales are considered final as is. If you have any questions, please let us know in advance. Thank you!
    The Scavenger's Nest accepts all payment offers provided through Etsy and Paypal. Payment is expected at the time of purchase.
    Items are often packaged for shipment at the time they are posted in our store and will ship within 1 business day. In the event you order more than one item, please allow 1-2 business days for shipment so the items can be packaged together.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    If you would like us to find an item for you while out on our excursions, please let us know! We love helping people find items and it makes the hunt to stock our shop even more exciting.