middlebay on Jun 9, 2016
ALWAYS happy with my purchases from vintageinretrospect!!
Once Upon A Time.
I have always dreamed of making things with my own hands that are functional and giftable. I am rubbish at cooking, so I set my sights elsewhere. License plates came up because I wanted to make some things for myself, and, once I had, I spent way too much money to stop. Now I am always on the prowl for more plates, and the basement is becoming more of a workshop for me than for my husband, and most of his tools are used more by me than him!
Thanks to my fellow college classmate, Jessica Toole Bishop of WithEyesLifted and Silverblayze, for suggesting I start a shop on Etsy. It changed my life!
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Owner, Designer, Maker
i am a Christ-follower, wife of a ginger, cross country skier, license plate cutter, urban explorer, and "I hope to leave this world a little more beautiful when I'm done."
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
We ship via USPS mail, which is a cost-effective but often unreliable method. Once the product is mailed, we are at the mercy of the US Post Office! If you wish to upgrade your shipping, contact us before purchase for quotes.
Refunds and Exchanges
:: NOTE: Every license plate item is unique and may differ slightly in color or condition from the photographs presented. The license plates used to create these buckles are in various stages of wear and tear. Vintage In Retrospect does our best to create a quality, good-looking product while maintaining the true condition and look of real used license plates. If you are concerned about the look of your unique buckle, please contact us before or when making your purchase. .::
If you want to exchange your item for another, we try to make your experience as easy as possible. Simply mail back the item you purchased, and once we receive it, we'll send a paypal request for postage and additional costs (if applicable... if you upgrade to more expensive item, for instance) for the item I mail back to you.
Please make sure that you have followed the directions for sizing when you purchase a handmade belt. An exchange like the one described above can be made if an error in judgment occurs.
If you have received something in error or the product was not as described, we will pay for shipping both ways of the returned product and the correct(ed) product. Also, if your product requires repair, do not hesitate to contact us.
Additional policies and FAQs
We <3 custom orders! Here's the process for custom buckles: let me know what letters you'd like (two large letters or small letters if you want more than two) and what colors you're interested in. I'll send you some examples and rough cuts for your buckles, and you decide what you like and make any suggestions so that you're getting a buckle you love. You'll then purchase the custom listing and I get to work on your buckle. Currently, custom buckles are $29.
Wholesale and Consignment:
We do both wholesale and consignment; however, we prefer to limit consignment to our metro Detroit area. Please contact us for wholesale details.