suburbantreasure

An eclectic shop of antique and vintage uniqueness...

1510 Sales

suburbantreasure

An eclectic shop of antique and vintage uniqueness...

1510 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome! Happy New Year! We are hitting the ground running with new items being added almost daily so check back often! Like us on Facebook and follow on Instagram!

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Last updated on Feb 10, 2017

Welcome! Happy New Year! We are hitting the ground running with new items being added almost daily so check back often! Like us on Facebook and follow on Instagram!

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Another great 1990s lot of Littlest Pet Shop!

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All original 1930s Shirley Temple doll. "Come read the story of my restoration!"

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Antique lockets are fascinating. When they have photos in them, they are the only antique jewelry with a visual link to the owner's past...Loved ones once held dear enough to be worn close to the heart. Happy Valentine's day!
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About

It all started with a doll...

I knew from the time I was a very little girl that I wanted to do something with antiques and collectibles. From the first time I saw Jolson's "The Jazz Singer" at the age of 7, I was in love with "vintage" and it never went away! At 14 I attended my first doll show that mostly consisted of miniatures. But from across the room I spotted an 18" Ideal Shirley Temple composition doll. I was hooked. Then and there; forever. That day is burned in my mind - every single minute of it....every moment...every feeling just like it was yesterday. Scarcely able to ask if I could examine the doll...turning the tag over and seeing her price of $95 (quite a lot considering that she was not in the best of shape), talking to the seller....mentally adding up my babysitting and eighth grade graduation money...... and walking out on cloud nine in the parking lot to the car with my sweet treasure, looking at that little tuft of golden mohair peeking out from the tissue paper she was wrapped it.

That was it for me. It was a day that changed my destiny forever. My fate was forever locked into and would be always intertwined with someone else's dusty old treasures. Though I wasn't much more than a little girl, I knew right and there that I wanted to sell antiques and most specifically, vintage dolls someday.

I met my to-be husband in an antique shop and 18 years later we have four kids...and I'm still going strong with the selling....and still loving dolls and toys! The collection has diminished considerably as the needs of kids seem to eat up all extra; but one of the greatest joys I have is to seek something that needs a home, restoring or cleaning it to where it can be placed, and passing it along to someone who loves it as much as I do. When I come across an older doll who needs help, and I know I can "place" in a new home, I still get that same kind of rush at first sight that I did at 14.

We have expanded into vintage costume jewelry, another passion that we both share; and we hope you will find something to love in among our treasures!

I have been selling online since 1997 - but we are fairly new to Etsy. I am very happy with my sales so far and the great people I have met here! I hope you enjoy our shop!

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  • Kelly Wenarsky

    Owner, Seeker, Finder, Funder, Buyer, Restorationist, Accountant, Photographer, Advertiser, Packer, Shipper..whew! :)

    We have been selling online since 1997 -- we love to buy and sell and bring you really fun and interesting things! Like our page on facebook for special coupons and offers! https://www.facebook.com/SuburbanTreasure

Shop policies

Last updated on July 13, 2016
About Us
Welcome to Suburban Treasure! We have the distinction of being first and foremost collectors and lovers of many kinds of antiques and collectibles! This means that we have been on both sides of buying and selling transactions. We pride ourselves on our track record of excellent customer service and happy buyers! We have sold on line since 1996 and are five star sellers on both venues we sell on. We know the thrill of finding that special item that you just have to have, and the pleasure of dealing with a good seller on the other end.

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Shipping
Your item will ship in 1-5 days after receipt of payment. Please let us know if you need an item urgently and we'll make arrangements to get it out quickly!

For International First Class shipping, please be aware there there is NO REAL TRACKING available for this service. There are no guaranteed scans at any checkpoint, so if you wish to have your item trackable, email me for a quote for methods which offers that service.

All items are shipped directly from Etsy with tracking and delivery confirmation. Items greater than $200 in value will be shipped with a signature confirmation.
If postal theft from your property or mail box is an issue, you may want to request to sign for your item for $2.50 extra. Postal insurance will not cover a missing item once it is scanned as "delivered" and no refund can be given by the seller once the post office reports it as delivered.
Refunds and Exchanges
Non jewelry are returnable if they arrive back in the same condition as sent. No shipping costs are non refundable unless a gross error in description has been made; refund for purchase price of item only. If item is returned and no error in description was made, there is a 15% restocking fee for the time the item was tied up. Packing materials, packing, shipping and trips to the post office are all time consuming so these are taken into consideration also.

JEWELRY items are returnable with a 25% restocking fee unless it can be proven to have been misrepresented. We always had a liberal return policy until the past few months, there have been multiple purchase on approval, for a photography session, or for an occasion and then the request to return it. Please be sure to view ALL PHOTOS and measurements before buying because this fee is not waived.

If jewelry ships free, and when refunded, that amount is deducted out of the refund and paid by the buyer.

Please note re vintage electronic items: We reserve the right to blacklight pen with a dot in an inconspicuous area on video game consoles and accessories to prevent "switch and returns".

We need to be notified when the item is being mailed back to us, with tracking. Returns not mailed back within 5 days of an agreed upon return will be subject to restocking fees regardless of description. Items returned in lesser condition than they were arrived in will not be refunded; so please repack very carefully! Time frame for mailing a return is within 7 days; if the item is not put in the mail to us within that time, return policy is nullified since the item is being tied up and unable to be relisted and resold.
Additional policies and FAQs
About lots: We sell a lot of stuff because we have a lot of stuff. Therefore, we do not split items off of lots that are being offered. Lots are sold at low prices to move a large number of pieces. (For example, it is not time worthy or cost worthy to split one $5 item off of a lot of items; the rest of the lot then has to be dragged out, relisted and rephotographed....) Thanks for understanding this!