VintageHillbillies

Carefully selected vintage items looking for a new home

Washington, United States · 1598 Sales

VintageHillbillies

Carefully selected vintage items looking for a new home

Washington, United States 1598 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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CHERI

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Announcement   Check our unique vintage gifts--especially our gifts for guys. YES, we ship Canadian and International, just contact for rates. Give us a try, we may have just what you are looking for! Most of the items here come from family and friends collections. The younger generation in our families don't seem to appreciate these items, so I am looking for new homes where they will be loved for the treasures they are. I have also included many of my vintage Christmas ornaments from the collection I started in the mid 1960's. Enjoy your stay-if you have comments or questions please contact and we will be happy to answer. Happy shopping!

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Last updated on Sep 21, 2016

Check our unique vintage gifts--especially our gifts for guys. YES, we ship Canadian and International, just contact for rates. Give us a try, we may have just what you are looking for! Most of the items here come from family and friends collections. The younger generation in our families don't seem to appreciate these items, so I am looking for new homes where they will be loved for the treasures they are. I have also included many of my vintage Christmas ornaments from the collection I started in the mid 1960's. Enjoy your stay-if you have comments or questions please contact and we will be happy to answer. Happy shopping!

CHERI

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About

Jill of all trades, master of some!

My shop was created from necessity! I moved into a small home and found I had a LARGE home's worth of things that belonged to relatives and friends. Over the past 40 years I seemed to be the repository for all relatives "We certainly can't give this away, it is family" type goodies. I have checked with my kids and none of them are interested in "that old stuff", so I decided to try and find new loving homes. VintageHillbillies was born!

I have always lived in remote locations, seldom less than 50 miles from the nearest town. Gardening, cutting wood, living and working in the forest, raising my son in a healthy environment. I learned how to do repairs, plumbing, electrical, etc., because it was a minimum $100 trip fee for anyone to come and fix things. My husband and I both worked full time, but also built Pan Abode Cedar homes in our "spare" time. When you are young nothing seems impossible....therefore everything IS possible.

I have had a very interesting employment career. Began working for Municipal Government, then moved to Federal Government, the U.S. Forest Service to be exact. Spent a few years in the office environment and decided I was tired of typewriters and telephones and went to work in the field for the Road Crew. I worked as a fire dispatcher and on overhead fire teams working on fires in the Pacific Northwest.

Marvelous job if you enjoy being outdoors 12 months a year, from 100 degrees in the summer to -30 degrees in the winter. Every day was like a vacation, even though I worked hard.

When I retired from that, I started a soapmaking business! I lived in a tiny city of 500, the closest larger city of 20,000 is 40 miles away. NOT a lot of selling opportunity, so I created a web page and sold my handmade soaps, custom labeled wedding/bridal/baby shower favors and gift baskets around the world! During my "free time" I was a Certified Master Gardener for the Washington State University, visiting gardens and yards diagnosing plant diseases and problems, making recommendations.

My favorite chuckle while I was self-employed was when someone said "Hey, you work for yourself, you can work whatever hours you want" and I always replied "Yep,any 18 hours a day I want!"

Ten years and about 500,000 bars of soap later I decided it was time to relax a bit.

That is when I moved and discovered 20 people's things in my house that needed to go. Now my days start and end with Etsy! Researching vintage items is interesting if nothing else. I have many items I have yet to find anywhere and some I am not even sure what they are!

I recently made a move to Federal Way Washington to be near my son and his family. talk about culture shock!! from a population of 500 to a gazillion overnight! I am adapting to the noise, constant traffic and hustle. There are more cars in a grocery store parking lot than in the entire city I came from. And I really miss my awesome view of the Columbia river! I have left the photos of my prior home on here because a photo of the Federal Way mall isn't very interesting!!

I find Etsy a very friendly place to be; customers and other shop owners are always kind, helpful and fun to work with. If I ever run out of the "unending" supply of vintage from friends and family I will probably find myself out looking at other people's treasures so I can continue with Etsy!

Life is good!

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  • Cheri

    Owner

    Just a little " one-woman trying to clear out the basement and attic" operation here! Attempting to find new, loving homes for many very vintage items that belonged to relatives and friends. Far too much history goes to the dumpster these days!

  • Cheri

    Owner

    Just a country gal, livin' the good life.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 26, 2015
I have been in the Internet Business World since 1996. I live in a tiny community and the opportunity to market unique products is small. For 11 years I was a soapmaker (The SoapMeister) with brick&mortar shop and several Internet websites. I sold custom labeled favors for weddings, bridal and baby showers as well as other special events. I have many former customers with whom I still keep in touch.
I closed my soap business thinking I wanted to retire, only to find a short time later that I miss the challenge and fun. Most of the items I am listing at this point come from family and friends. None of the younger members of our family are interest in “that old stuff”, and my house is full to bursting. I decided to take my show “on the road” so to speak in the hopes of finding folks who appreciate the vintage items.

I make it a practice to give as much information as I know about a product in my History portion of the listing. If I purchase this item from a stranger I will ask them about it if possible, but if I have no information I will post that. Most items are from friends and family members, and you will notice there are lots of little tidbits on the listings. This takes me a little more time to list, but I feel it is a nice for a potential buyer to know history if it is available. I also often search the Internet for information about items such as trademarks, mfg dates, etc. Often I will post a link to data for your information. I cannot guarantee to know everything about an item, but will never knowingly post inaccurate information.

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Payment
** I accept Paypal as secure payment. Paypal accepts all major credit cards, and accept Direct Checkout through Etsy which accepts all major credit cards and Etsy Gift Cards.
Please confirm your address in Paypal and Etsy. Items are shipped to a confirmed Paypal and Etsy address.

** Credit card customers: you do not need a paypal account to pay via paypal. Just click the payment button and you have the option to pay with a credit card without signing up for paypal.

* I am happy to reserve an item for up to 7 days.

LAY AWAY: On more expensive items you have the option to Lay Away. We require 35% down at time of lay away, and remaining cost/fees within 60 days. If payment is not made in full by 63 days or you change your mind at any point in the payment process - the item is re entered into our sales inventory and 50% of your funds are forfeited. if you fail to contact me and notify me you no longer want the item there will be no refund. Bear in mind the item could well have sold during the time it was on hold for you.
Shipping
Most items in the shop ship via USPS Priority Mail in the Continental US. If you are international, convo for rates to your specific country. Unless otherwise requested, I ship either USPS or UPS. Small items will ship via the postal service with confirmation delivery. I always purchase insurance and Confirmation Delivery on items. I email notify you of the Confirmation number and estimated time of arrival via the shipping agent.
Larger and heavier items either ship via UPS. If you order a large item and need your item in less than two weeks, CONVO so we can arrange to upgrade shipping to get it to you faster. With large items this sometimes incurs more shipping $$.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: International Buyers – Please Note:
 Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
 Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
We have no control once the item leaves the US; You are encouraged to purchase insurance if it is available to your country to guarantee safe delivery. Absolutely no returns or refunds on international purchases
Refunds and Exchanges
Vintage items are not "new" and are subject to it's prior owner and use. I claim no expertise on the items, only the assurance of their being loved at one time!
I attempt to describe the article to my best ability, but often, in the case of Vintage, a few minute mars or scratches could be overlooked.

All Vintage Items sold are in "as-is" condition and are not applicable for refunds.

I never knowingly misrepresent items. I take many pictures, and describe any damage to the best of my ability. If you have questions, email and ask for particulars or pictures. I am more than happy to oblige. Ask before you buy!

No refunds or exchanges. You purchased it, it is now yours. if for some VERY exceptional reason I decide to accept a return, it must be requested within 3 days of package delivery--everything I ship is confirmation delivery so I am aware of the delivery date. Again, in the event I do accept returns, YOU are responsible for shipping cost both directions, INCLUDING insurance on the package back to me. The item must be in the same condition as when it left here. Any packages returned without insurance will be refused as will the refund. Returned items are also subject to a 30% restock fee and shipping costs. IF a refund is made, your refund will be reduced by the 30% restock fee PLUS the shipping fees. Items returned to us "UNCLAIMED" will be held for 2 weeks (14 days) from the date of arrival at our location, for confirmation from the buyer as to where to reship the package. Additional postage fees will be levied prior to shipping the second time. IF the buyer does not respond within 2 weeks of contact or says they no longer want the item a 40% restocking fee will be levied PLUS the original shipping charges, and the remainder of the price of the item will be refunded. Example: $100 item, $20 shipping for total $120.00 purchase. We refund $60 ( $100 item cost less 40%) and we keep the $20 shipping fee.

Bear in mind, the item has been out of our store and lost opportunities for sale while it was purchased, shipped, returned and awaits your response, which is usually over a months time.
Additional policies and FAQs
Lay Away: 50% refund on Any lay away not redeemed within 63 days. if you fail to contact me and notify me you no longer want the item there will be no refund. You must realize the item is not available for sale to anyone else while you have it held on lay away.