VintagebyCrystal

Vintage Inspired Spun Cotton Figures and Ornaments

Saratoga Springs, New York
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Announcement    Welcome to our Etsy shop! Here you'll find fanciful handmade creations inspired by ornaments and objects from the past. We specialize in spun cotton, a century old technique used for making holiday ornaments and figures in old world Germany. We use many vintage materials and other 100 year old techniques when creating our quirky characters. Each piece made is either one of a kind or part of an open edition, depending on what materials are available. Each item is unique and handmade by Crystal and Ben.

Please read our shop policies if you have any concerns about purchasing or shipping. Enjoy shopping and if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us!

-Crystal and Ben :)

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 23, 2019

Welcome to our Etsy shop! Here you'll find fanciful handmade creations inspired by ornaments and objects from the past. We specialize in spun cotton, a century old technique used for making holiday ornaments and figures in old world Germany. We use many vintage materials and other 100 year old techniques when creating our quirky characters. Each piece made is either one of a kind or part of an open edition, depending on what materials are available. Each item is unique and handmade by Crystal and Ben.

Please read our shop policies if you have any concerns about purchasing or shipping. Enjoy shopping and if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us!

-Crystal and Ben :)

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About VintagebyCrystal

Sales 13,519
On Etsy since 2007

Husband And Wife Team Vintage By Crystal

As a passionate collector of all things old and whimsical, Crystal Sloane has always been in love with the lost art of spun cotton. This craft was used a century ago in Victorian Germany by cottage artisans to create the now rare German cotton ornaments. With a collection of her own being far out of reach, Crystal was inspired to create a version of these beautiful treasures by perfecting a technique and style unique to her. Almost 10 years later she has collaborated with her husband Ben to turn this one woman show into a growing family business.

Each charming and whimsical piece is carefully handcrafted using natural fibers, vintage finds, antique relics, and both new & forgotten treasures. Crystal and Ben’s passion is to scour antique fairs, flea markets, yard sales, and even beaches in search of finding the perfect materials to include in this historically inspired art.

This imaginative duo brings Crystal’s exquisite creations from their studio in upstate New York out into the world. Their creative style is sure to offer a little something special for everyone, making this a truly wonderful family business.

Shop members

  • Crystal Sloane

    Owner

    I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Saratoga Springs, NY. My mother is a talented artist and my father is a farmer and inventor. Through them I learned that creative and practical possibilities are limitless and now I'm living a dream.

  • Ben Sloane

    Owner

    I was born in Queens NY but I'm a country boy at heart. We created a wonderful home in upstate NY with a charming studio and an imaginatively nurturing environment for our children. Crystal waves the wand and I bring her magic into your home.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Vintage by Crystal! We have a lot of fun making whimsical, vintage inspired figures and decorations and want you to have just as much fun with them as we do. That also includes a great buying experience. Please read our policies carefully and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! :)

-Crystal and Ben

IMPORTANT NOTE: Copyright © 2005-2021. All rights reserved.
All of our designs, logos, and descriptions are copyrighted and may NOT be copied or reproduced in any variation without our permission.

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

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Shipping

Processing Time:
We ship all "READY TO SHIP" orders within 1-3 business days of purchase.
Turn around time for "Pre-Order" pieces will vary. Please see the shipping time before purchasing.

Shipping Method:
Most of our pieces include free domestic shipping within the United States via USPS First Class services. You can choose to upgrade your shipping method to USPS Priority shipping for an additional fee (This is only for United State domestic orders). For International orders, shipping costs will vary and we use USPS First Class International Shipping. If you'd like us to ship your package via overnight express or though other methods, please contact us and we'll be happy to accommodate you (additional charges may apply). Please note that we may not be able to change processing time if you choose a faster delivery option.

Shipping Insurance:
We will do our very best to make sure your items are packed safely. Once your package leaves our studio and is in the possession of USPS, we are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items that are in transit or delivered. If you would like to purchase shipping insurance or a signature confirmation, please contact us before we ship your package. Insurance costs and signature confirmation vary depending on your location and the value that you declare your order.

Customs And Import Taxes:
Customs fees or import taxes may apply for international shipping. Please contact your local customs office for information on these charges prior to ordering. Buyers are responsible for covering these charges if applicable.

Packaging:
We package items very securely using many recycled and re-purposed packing materials (we try to keep it green!).

Additional policies and FAQs

If you're a retailer looking for wholesale information, please contact us to request a catalog.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

How do I add my own face?

If you choose to add your own face, please send photo(s) via Etsy convo and attach large, clear, front facing image(s) along with any special instructions. Or send us an email at crystalandben@vintagebycrystal.com with an image attached to it.

When will my package ship?

We ship all "READY TO SHIP" orders within 1-3 business days of purchase. "MADE TO ORDER" pieces will ship within 1-10 business days of purchase. If "READY TO SHIP" items are purchased with "MADE TO ORDER" items we will ship within 1-10 business days.