vintage goods, salvaged finds, industrial decor, art

Placerville, California

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Announcement    Unique vintage goods, salvaged finds, industrial decor, mixed media art, vintage supplies, curiosities and collections.

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Last updated on Apr 15, 2017

Unique vintage goods, salvaged finds, industrial decor, mixed media art, vintage supplies, curiosities and collections.

you can also find me here:
instagram { @TheVintaquarian }
pinterest { }
flickr { }
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About TheVintaquarian

Sales 662
On Etsy since 2009

10 Things You Might Like To Know About The Vintaquarian

*Vintaquarian (vin-tuh-KWAIR-ee-uhn). noun; one who studies, appreciates, collects and deals in vintage objects and relics from the past, and adjective; relating to TheVintaquarian, your source for vintage, salvage, art {enter the shop here, }

*Vintage & handmade items offer things you need to live well: sustainability, simplicity and a sense of human connection. In other words, soul.

*My childhood was spent crossing back and forth between the San Francisco Bay Area urban lifestyle of my parents and the rope 'em ride 'em north country cattle ranch of my grandparents. Turns out, those experiences laid the foundation for an enduring love of mixing it up between the refined and the rustic.

*In the 1970s, I studied at Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design & Color in San Francisco. My initial emphasis on interior design gave way to broader studies {a love of glass, color & light} which led to over two decades spent designing and building architectural stained glass windows. In my art and in my life I am attracted to the sense of mystery and depth that is created by combining unexpected and found objects with the more classic and traditional.

*I like the idea that our homes, like our lives, are assembled in layers. There is great satisfaction in collecting pieces that strike just the right note, that bring up the very best of feelings. To respect where you've been, to find balance, to arrange and embellish the best of who you are and what you have is an art.

*You can also find me here:
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*And here, for a gallery of mixed media glass work {}

*Good design is good design is good design. Finding and using a pleasing mix of antique, vintage, modern and hi-tech is high entertainment!

*After a life of loving all things vintage, I have now become vintage. Well maybe antique. Somewhere within the 50 - 75 year range.

*All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. (Henry Ellis)

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  • Gia

    Owner, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on December 6, 2020
The Vintaquarian wants you to be 100% satisfied with your transaction. Please review the item description, along with the photos, carefully. If you have any questions at all, please contact me before you purchase.

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. However, the item is guaranteed to be as it is represented in the description. Please contact me with any questions or concerns and we'll work it out.

For either of these options simply check the appropriate box during your shopping cart checkout process. Both of these payment options allow you to use any major credit card.

Checking the "Other" box gives you the following options:
U.S. Postal Money Orders
Personal Checks

To use any of the OTHER options please contact me directly after your shopping cart transaction so I can let you know the next step in completing your purchase. If I have not heard from you within 24 hours the sale will be canceled and the item relisted.

LAY AWAY is available for purchases over $150. If you are interested, contact me ahead of time and we'll work something out.

Customs forms will be filled out with the actual purchase price as the declared value. You, as the buyer, are responsible for paying any customs duty, import taxes or tariffs which your country may charge.
SHIPPING DATE: Items ship within 3 business days of your cleared payment.

Domestic Shipping includes insurance and delivery confirmation.

International Shipments can only be tracked to your customs department. Smaller items shipping First Class International cannot be insured.

Purchasing multiple items? The Vintaquarian is a packer extraordinaire. Contact me ahead of your purchase for the combined shipping cost of your chosen items, OR go ahead and purchase and I'll refund your savings after shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
California residents, please note that 8.25% sales tax will be automatically added to your final invoice as you complete your check out process.