Announcement A purveyor of rare, vintage & antique books and retro home decor. Specializing in books from 1900 to the 1950's, mid century home decor and quirky retro items.
A purveyor of rare, vintage & antique books and retro home decor. Specializing in books from 1900 to the 1950's, mid century home decor and quirky retro items.
Marina Henderson on Jul 25, 2016
I love this unusual pendant and wear it all the time. Thank you.
Cindy Partridge on Jun 22, 2016
I can't wait to read these. They are beautiful. The owner was very helpful. I will definitely shop here again.
A funny little bookstore and more
I have divergent tastes, but it all makes sense to me. I especially love the 1920's and a lot of my items show art nouveau, arts and crafts movement and art deco influences. But I also am quite fond of sassy, quirky or downright odd items from all eras. That is what you'll find here in my little Etsy nook. Think of it as being like Clara Bow and Lyle Lovett on a date.
One side of my shop contains wonderful pieces of rustic, industrial, or farmhouse decor. The wear, the patina, and the soul in these items are simply amazing.
But I'm constantly on the hunt for those beautiful, endangered little gems known as illustrated books from the early to mid 20th century. They are marvelous bits of history on so many levels -- artistic, cultural and educational -- and they are wildly imaginative and beautiful.
I live in Nebraska with my husband and our dogs and cats, who occasionally show up in some of my listings. And not surprisingly, I do like to watch old movies and listen to Lyle Lovett.
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I love art, I love books, I love funny, I love quirky, and somehow it turned into an Etsy shop.
Marketing Consultant, Arbiter Of Good Taste
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I will reserve items for no more than 48 hours unless you've made other arrangements with me. If you do not purchase the item within 48 hours, or within the agreed-upon amount of time, I will remove the reserve.
Please convo me if you'd like to put something on layaway and we can work out a payment schedule. If you default on a layaway, I will retain 15% of the item cost as a restocking fee.
Items shipped by Priority Mail or FedEx will be insured through the carriers. If an item is sent via First Class Mail or Parcel Post, I insure items using the U-Ship insurance that is provided by Etsy.
Larger, heavier items are typically shipped via FedEx.
Jewelry buyers: I will ship internationally IF your country does not have a customs restriction.
Refunds and Exchanges
Many of my books are over 50 years old, and it goes without saying that there are variances in vintage printing standards from today's digital world. If you want something that is of crisp, bright, digitally-enhanced quality, you are probably better served locating a contemporary reprinting.
If there is an issue regarding damage or a gross misrepresentation of condition, please convo me within 72 hours of receiving the item so we can discuss options. In these instances, I ask that you send me photos of the item and the shipping material as you received it. If a return is agreed upon, I require that it be shipped no later than 72 hours after we've agreed to the return.