VintagePDX

Vintage Tablecloths, Towels, & Linens from Portland, OR

Oregon, United States · 1116 Sales

VintagePDX

Vintage Tablecloths, Towels, & Linens from Portland, OR

Oregon, United States 1116 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Gorgeous Autumn leaves border a a pale ivory tablecloth. The silky fabric was a giveaway & lead me to the maker: California Hand Prints.

About

Collecting is my Business!

My appreciation for vintage began at a young age. My parents were buyers and sellers of antique music boxes and player pianos, and I accompanied them on many purchasing expeditions. We lived in London when I was 13, and I was lucky enough to frequent the antique markets there as well.

After college, my husband and I began collecting McCoy pottery and other items that struck our fancy. We would drive to the Pasadena flea market in California, and I would often to go the Art Deco Show in San Francisco. I have a knack for spotting 'gems' that others might overlook.

Over the years, I picked up linens here and there, but didn't really realize I had a collection until 10 years ago when the tablecloths, pillowcases, and towels were all assembled in one place, and the space they were destined for was too small. I knew it was time to share the love and begin sending these lovelies back out into the world.

I have experimented with many laundering techniques, and am happy to advise and share, though some formulas I consider 'trade secrets'. I pride myself in being able to turn something yellowed and dingy into a textile you would be proud to use in your home!

Over the years I've expanded my inventory adding other specialty vintage items including hand-crank pencil sharpeners. (There's nothing quite like turning the sharpener crank and blowing off the shavings from a nice sharp pencil point!) Each sharpener is cleaned, oiled, and serviced prior to sale.

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Shop members
  • Red

    Owner, Mechanic, Seamstress

    I'm an engineer by degree, a product manager by day, and a vintage aficionado nights & weekends. When it comes to new projects and skills, I love to roll up my sleeves and dig in!

  • Marge

    Ironer Extraordinaire

    AKA "Large Marge", this lovely lady is my 1952 Kenmore Mangle Iron. I rewired her innards and had her motor pulley re-machined, so she heats & irons like a dream. Marge presses all my vintage linens.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 10, 2015
I love vintage textiles-I rarely see the same thing twice! The patterns, fabrics, and workmanship are far superior to items being sold today. All of the items I sell are vintage. I've either inherited the item from a friend/relative or purchased it intending to use it myself.

I am particularly talented at gently removing stains from vintage textiles. My item descriptions will include a notation when items have been laundered. I use un-scented laundry soap wherever possible, line dry each item, and then press without starch. I take great pride in the items I sell and treat them with the same care I do my personal linens.

I've reached my collecting threshold, so it's time for me to share the wealth. I hope you enjoy your purchase!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal, Etsy Checkout (credit cards) and Etsy Gift Cards. If you see something you love, and you're unable to pay immediately, please send me a message and I'll do my best to work with you to find a payment method or layaway option that works for both of us.
Shipping
I typically ship 3x per week via first class US Mail. In most cases I am able to post your item within 24 hours. Packages over 15.9 ounces will usually be shipped via Priority Mail within the US.

**Insurance is an additional charge. ** I cannot be responsible for items lost in transit unless you purchase insurance. Please convo me or include a message during checkout if you wish to purchase insurance. I will invoice you separately. Most packages cost less than $1.50 to insure.

I love international buyers! Underestimated shipping costs have proven to be a problem, so I over-estimate slightly to ensure I don't lose money. If actual shipping is less than my estimate, I round up to the nearest dollar and refund any overages beyond $1. (this overage policy is the same for domestic & international buyers).

If you see a particular item you want, and need a precise shipping estimate, I am happy to change the item to a reserved listing and work up a shipping cost for your locale.

If you are in the local Portland Area, please indicate in the 'message to seller' that you would like to arrange for local pickup. I will refund your shipping charges once we work out a mutually agreeable pickup location and I 'deliver' your item.

Please be sure your shipping address is correct; shipping a returned package will require an additional fee.

Once you have received your item and are happy with your purchase, please leave me positive feedback through Etsy.
Refunds and Exchanges
Almost all vintage textiles have been used. Age and character are shown through small imperfections, flaws, stains, & repairs. I do my very best to photograph and describe the condition of the items I sell. Other sellers may gloss over condition issues. Instead, I opt to err on the overly-descriptive side so there are no surprises when your purchase arrives.

I sell some of my items 'as found'. If I have laundered or mended, this will be noted in the item description. Please read carefully. I am not responsible for flaws previously disclosed in the item description.

In spite of my best efforts, I am only human and I may miss something. If you have a problem with an item you've purchased, I will work with you to resolve the issue to our mutual satisfaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am a proud member of the Etsy Vintage Team, whose members are certified after undergoing a thorough review process to ensure they maintain high standards of professionalism, integrity and customer service. Our goal is to promote authentic vintage goods and fair dealing.

I have many many items to sift through and sell. If you have a particular textile you need or collect, please convo me. It's highly likely I have it and just haven't been able to photograph it yet. I'm happy to create a reserved listing for you!

I complete customs documents as required by law with exact purchase price and merchandise category. Customs fees, VAT, etc. are the sole responsibility of the buyer. I advise you verify import duties before purchase. One convenient online calculator is: www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation

For those shoppers looking to hold/reserve an item: Reserved items for returning customers will not require a deposit. For new customers, I typically require a 20% non-refundable deposit to reserve an item. Items will be reserved/held for 72 hours, after which the deposit is forfeited. Reserved/Custom items not purchased after 72 hours will be moved back into general store inventory and available for purchase by the general public.