The Wren's Nest

Olathe, Kansas · 324 Sales


The Wren's Nest

Olathe, Kansas 324 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
Shelly Maples

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Shelly Maples

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I love my "job" and have dubbed myself a Junkologist!

From time to time a small friendly Carolina Wren comes through our doggy door and hangs out in our kitchen. My favorite thing is when she rests on an old watering can, or the antique mirror above the fireplace. It has been hard to capture good pictures when the wren visits inside though. Her sweet little spirit and curious nature were the inspiration for the name of my antique booth, The Wren's Nest, and my Etsy shop, The Wrens Nest Vintage.

My passion and appreciation for antiques began with my late Grandma Hannabelle. When I was growing up, she owned a little shop in Abilene Kansas and she sold antiques, gifts and Eisenhower souvenirs. I always enjoyed going down to Old Abilene Town and seeing the re-purposed western buildings. Her shop had uneven wooden floors, displays arranged artfully on antiques, and newsprint packages tied up with thick yarn bows.

I am now thrilled by weekly treasure hunts and researching found objects. I find that the added bonus is chatting with friendly people as they reminisce about a vintage item or take a short journey down memory lane. I am thankful we live in a time when we value possessions crafted long ago. People are so clever at re-purposing and recycling these days.

I hope if you have stumbled across my little vintage shop that you feel welcome like the little wren that has just landed in my kitchen for a friendly visit. Please take a look around and enjoy your stay.

(Before opening my shop, I enjoyed browsing on Etsy under the user name
" SassyShells.")

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  • Shelly Maples


    I'm a born and raised mid-west Kansas girl, living in the land of Oz, I even have a cute little black dog. Proud to claim that I have the privilege of being called Mama to a wonderful son and beautiful daughter, now even a mother-in-law.

  • Chuck Maples


    Thank you to my husband for taking all of my photographs. He is planning on opening up his on Esty Shop soon to high light his photography. In the mean time he is helping me take pictures of my treasures. (He does my heavy lifting too. :))))

Shop policies

Last updated on November 3, 2013
Welcome! Thank you for stopping by to visit my shop. I appreciate you taking time to read my policies. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Just like the antique store, vintage items are sold "as is". Sales are final unless item is grossly misrepresented. You can always ask questions before buying.

These vintage treasures are not new, and age causes character. I have learned to embrace the natural imperfections that come from time, love, and wear. That being said, I want happy customers. Please convo me before leaving any negative feedback.
We accept PayPal only. Buyer does not need a PayPal account to pay with credit card through PayPal. Payment must be made within 48 hours of purchase.

If you live in Kansas, we are required to charge sales tax to Kansas residents.
US Shipping cost is quoted for the 48 contiguous states. Please convo us for shipping rates to Hawaii and Alaska. Any extra charges will be paid by PayPal.

We only insure merchandise over $40 unless instructed to do so by the buyer. If buyer is making multiple purchases, we can combine charges and refund overage via PayPal.

Some packages will be mailed US Postal Service flat rate, some in recycled packaging to help save the environment.

Most items are shipped USPS, Priority Mail, or USPS parcel post (with delivery confirmation).
Additional policies and FAQs
Items are shipped from a smoke free environment. Due to the vintage nature, I cannot guarantee they were always in a smoke free environment. However, I am very sensitive to smells and try not to acquire anything stinky.