sinbadssister

SINBADS SISTER

Melbourne, Australia · 365 Sales

sinbadssister

SINBADS SISTER

Melbourne, Australia 365 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(150)

Shop owner

jennifer

Contact

Announcement   PLEASE READ MY POLICIES STATEMENT. Ordinary Airmail does not always include tracking outside of Australia. Mail can normally take between 10 and 14 business days from Australia.

My shop sells an eclectic mix of vintage and antique objects. I am interested in anything unique and unusual: 20th century design, books, textiles, vintage fashion and jewellery, all paper ephemera, French and Japanese objects, and tribal, ritual and spiritual objects. I also make handpainted wooden boxes depicting various designs, animals, and mythical or symbolic subjects; you can find more from my range of boxes in my other etsy shop WhyBirdsSing.

I'm especially interested in rescuing things that have personal significance, for example unusual Australiana, particularly from the Barossa Valley where my mother's German/Swedish/Polish family comes from. I collect things that have come from other immigrant groups to Australia as well. I love the stories that come with the objects; in fact, that's what I love the most about Etsy ... the stories. I make every effort to provide the buyer with information regarding the provenance and history of each item, but if I don't know it I might just make it up!

My background is in creative and academic writing, painting, photography, design and collage.

My other etsy shop is called WhyBirdsSing. I list hand-painted boxes, collages, postcards and some wearables.

I have a tumblr blog called sinbadssister: sensuality sustainability soul: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/sinbadssister

I am on Polyvore as jennifer-coralie
I am on Pinterest as sinbadssister

I will be adding other handmade items to this shop and to WhyBirdsSing as I make them.

I recently sold through a vintage and antique stall Anthologie at The Mill in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia. This shop has now closed, but contact me for information about larger items from Anthologie. I still have a number of Japanese and French items for sale.

Please feel free to CONTACT ME if there is anything that you are looking for; I just might be able to find it!

I also accept payment plans, layaways/laybys.

PLEASE NOTE: Contact me for exact shipping rates from Australia if your country comes under the Rest of World category, also for Express delivery, Registered Mail and Tracking, which cost extra. Please read my POLICIES statement. CONVO ME.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 22, 2017

PLEASE READ MY POLICIES STATEMENT. Ordinary Airmail does not always include tracking outside of Australia. Mail can normally take between 10 and 14 business days from Australia.

My shop sells an eclectic mix of vintage and antique objects. I am interested in anything unique and unusual: 20th century design, books, textiles, vintage fashion and jewellery, all paper ephemera, French and Japanese objects, and tribal, ritual and spiritual objects. I also make handpainted wooden boxes depicting various designs, animals, and mythical or symbolic subjects; you can find more from my range of boxes in my other etsy shop WhyBirdsSing.

I'm especially interested in rescuing things that have personal significance, for example unusual Australiana, particularly from the Barossa Valley where my mother's German/Swedish/Polish family comes from. I collect things that have come from other immigrant groups to Australia as well. I love the stories that come with the objects; in fact, that's what I love the most about Etsy ... the stories. I make every effort to provide the buyer with information regarding the provenance and history of each item, but if I don't know it I might just make it up!

My background is in creative and academic writing, painting, photography, design and collage.

My other etsy shop is called WhyBirdsSing. I list hand-painted boxes, collages, postcards and some wearables.

I have a tumblr blog called sinbadssister: sensuality sustainability soul: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/sinbadssister

I am on Polyvore as jennifer-coralie
I am on Pinterest as sinbadssister

I will be adding other handmade items to this shop and to WhyBirdsSing as I make them.

I recently sold through a vintage and antique stall Anthologie at The Mill in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia. This shop has now closed, but contact me for information about larger items from Anthologie. I still have a number of Japanese and French items for sale.

Please feel free to CONTACT ME if there is anything that you are looking for; I just might be able to find it!

I also accept payment plans, layaways/laybys.

PLEASE NOTE: Contact me for exact shipping rates from Australia if your country comes under the Rest of World category, also for Express delivery, Registered Mail and Tracking, which cost extra. Please read my POLICIES statement. CONVO ME.

jennifer

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(150)
Hayley

Hayley on Jul 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this item! Exactly as pictured and described. Great service too.

Brooke McHiggins

Brooke McHiggins on May 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with my fabric, is in excellent condition and arrived as described.

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About

The theme of my shop is simple: recycle, recycle, recycle. Learn to love distressed beauty.

I began my shop after moving from an enormous house on Mt Dandenong near Melbourne in Australia into a smaller house with little storage. I used to visit my boxes of vintage stuff in the shed where they now lived, sadly look at things and then pack them away again. I began my Etsy shop when my son suggested that I should start to de-clutter. We don't always listen to our children, but in this case I knew he was right. A year later I moved into a townhouse in the city and I was so glad I had begun the process of letting things go. I now have a small studio in Avondale Heights for my vintage shop and art work.

After selling my own things quite successfully, I went on a buying trip to the Barossa Valley in South Australia. This is a place that has personal significance; it is where my mother was born and got married. I began to realise that things with a story and often historical significance interested me more than random beautiful objects.

I want to share my interesting finds with other people. I love to receive comments from people, and I love it when you favourite my items. Please tell me if there is something you have been looking for, and I will try to find it.

Collecting is fun, but so is selling. Etsy is a great platform for collectors and sellers to come together and share their passion. For a while I had a real, live, physical shop as well in Daylesford at The Mill Market called "Anthologie". I still have some of the larger items, some Japanese and some industrial. If you live in Melbourne, please contact me for further information.

You can also see some of my art work on my Facebook page Virgo Moon Artist.

I will soon be selling a range of clothing, hand made and/or upcycled, in my sinbadssister shop.

Shop members

  • Jennifer Coralie

    Owner, Photography, Buyer, Packer, Shipping, Written Copy

    I am an artist, writer, environmentalist and collector of unusual objects. I love the stories that are attached to vintage objects.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 22, 2017
Welcome to my shop, and I hope you have as much fun browsing as I did finding all these items.
I aim to explain as much as I can about each item, but sometimes I just don't know as much as I would like to, so your feedback is always welcome.
I love things that are in original and often worn or distressed condition, and I will always point out these things in my item description.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment must be made in full before I ship the item, unless you have requested a payment scheme. Payment can be made by PayPal or Direct Checkout.
Shipping
I will ship to any country, but please contact me if the shipping cost appears to be too high and I may be able to ship by sea mail which is cheaper, but of course takes longer.
I send by ordinary Airmail which only includes Tracking outside of Australia in certain circumstances (if I purchase a pre-paid special plastic bag for light items like clothing, or if the parcel weighs over 2 kilograms, for example). If you wish to pay more for Registered mail, Express or Tracking, that can be arranged. PLEASE CONVO ME.
If you purchase two or more items from my shop, discount postage can be arranged.
Refunds and Exchanges
You should expect the item to arrive within the time period of 10 to 14 working or business days from Australia by ordinary airmail. There can be exceptions to this rule, and they are out of my control: a parcel once arrived in Canada within 3 days from sending, and another parcel, to the same person, took 5 weeks.

Please note that if you choose the sea mail option it will take longer; please be patient. This will be explained when you contact me.

I charge $2 for packing and handling; if the postage quoted is too high I will refund the difference minus this $2 fee. All refunds will be through Direct Checkout, if you paid by credit card, immediately.

You are entitled to a full refund ONLY if the item has been grossly misrepresented in my listing. I cannot be responsible if the item is misplaced or damaged (unless I have packed it badly) after posting. I will however respond if this happens, and treat each case differently. I believe in negotiation.

I will not refund postage costs as I am a small business, but may give you a refund for the item as mentioned above.

I urge you to purchase insurance to protect against loss or damage to the item; there are several options through Australia post or your overseas provider. Please contact me. However, I have only had one problem with a lost item in three years of trading, and even this item turned up after almost a year!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me if you have any questions or problems.