A little bit shabby

| Ontario, Canada

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Last updated on Sep 5, 2021

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About ShabbyRoad

Sales 4,471
On Etsy since 2010

Brocante style ....

Brocante, French for second hand, to me it means classic aged pieces, ragged, torn and worn in a shabby beautiful way, with loads of life left.

At Shabby Road I will be offering for sale my hand made and upcycled 'brocante' I use mainly upcycled vintage worn materials when I can, making a bit more history from a history of an item unknown. I will be offering vintage home decor as well that is worthy of a new home.

I have a few things I love, old photos are my favourite things, I sometimes find tin types and sell as sets, a tid bit about them:
Tintypes were commonly produced in what is called "CDV-size", i.e. the size of a carte-de-visite, or roughly 2.5 x 4 inches (6 x 10 cm). Sometimes original owners would have cut them to keep in their wallets so they may be a tad smaller than originally made.

I also make art pieces from classic old black and white photos and post cards, this is something I am going to build on in 2020, so watch out for these. (I'll be doing more collages, books and I might try some photo garlands, I'll see if I can master this first though;)
I also adore plaid shirts, so these I am concentrating on building a collection as well in 2020 and beyond.

as always, please message me with any questions, and enjoy.

My shop is everything to me, from my heart to yours ♥

Shop members

  • Ember

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer

    I adore brocante and vintage goods that tell a story with their history. My avatar is our dear cat Pagan who we lost in October 2015 at the age of 6 1/2 - a tragic accident ♥ I'm an artist I love creating one of a kind pieces with a history

Shop policies

Last updated on September 26, 2016
Welcome - We ship Mondays and Thursday or next day in the event a holiday falls on these days.

We use new packaging on our products as well as clean recycled boxes.

Info: Please read listing info. for sizing and materials. Flaws are always noted on vintage items, condition, pulls, marks etc.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I can exchange items - excluded are clothing items and jewelry.
Please be sure to measure prior to a clothing purchase and ask any questions you have.

Home goods:
Customer is responsible for return shipping cost and for re shipment costs of the exchanged item(s). Please convo me within 5 days of receipt of your item(s) for shipment details. Item should be returned in original condition of receipt.

We do not accept returns on custom orders or made to order items.

Please contact us prior to leaving feedback if a problem has arisen during shipping, steps are noted below for breakage.
We accept Paypal and all major credit cards, debit cards though direct checkout.
All packages ship via Canada Post – we don’t ship via fedex, purolator or similar as it is not cost effective.
Shipping to the USA - Please allow approximately 10 - 14 days for your package to arrive. Sometimes it can take a bit longer due to holidays, weather or customs. We ship expedited on larger heavier items as it is required.

CANADA - All packages within Canada ship via expedited mail with tracking.
Shipping time will vary from 3-10 business days.

If we have overcharged on shipping for Ontario and Quebec, a refund for the overage will be refunded through the payment process used.

International - All packages overseas ship via air mail.
It can take anywhere from 2 - 3 weeks (sometimes a little longer) for a package to arrive based on your country customs.

International buyers are responsible for any import taxes, duties, and customs fees.

In all cases, we will not be held responsible for the cost of re-shipping your item if you do not pick it up on time etc. or address incorrect on your part.
Additional policies and FAQs
In the event of breakages or late package - please contact us.

Although we pack to the best of our ability, breakages can occur.
If your item arrives broken, please keep all original packaging and the item. Photo evidence is needed for the claim process, please get in touch via convo within a few days of arrival, and we will let you know the next steps to take. - thank you.

More information

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Cancellation is required within 6 hours of placing a custom or personalized order. No returns accepted on custom items.

Sizing details

Please refer to listings for all measurements. Sizing is included on each listing.

Care instructions

Care instructions are included on all fabric item listings. Please scroll to the bottom of listing info. for care.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrap is only avail within Canada.
We package with care. We do use recycled materials when we can including boxes.

Wholesale availability

No wholesale available at this time

Hooks and racks can be customized

We can customize a paint colour, (excluding frame sets) but we do not customize clothing or jewelry.
We periodically can make custom open frame sets, please convo for availability.