keepsies

Love finding vintage treasures? These are Keepsies!

Penzance, England 931 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (360)

keepsies

Love finding vintage treasures? These are Keepsies!

Penzance, England | 931 Sales

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Sue Ellery-Hill

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Sue Ellery-Hill

Announcement    MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE! Loads of items are now reduced, most with between a quarter or a third of recent prices!! Just type CLEARANCE into the Search bar and grab some HUGE bargains!!

Alternatively - make me an offer! There are always 'new' old items to find on Keepsies, and if the price is a bit beyond you, I have many options for easing the burden (see below!) - and I am always willing to consider sensible offers!

And if there's something you'd really like but can't quite afford - it's always worth asking me if I'm able to 'adjust' the price a little! Not always possible, but if you don't ask, you won't know!) Take a look through and see what you can pick up - bargains to be had!

ABOUT KEEPSIES
Take a look at Keepsies feature 'About...' - just scroll down the main page - and see some images of the sorts of things that inspire my collectaholics taste! I love colour, I love pattern, I love good design, and I love objects which have some history...

EASY PAYMENT OPTIONS:
1. LAY-AWAY PLAN - Keepsies has introduced a Lay-away Plan for helping with purchasing those pricier items - if your shopping cart totals £50 or over (before postage and after discounts) you are eligible.

2. SPLIT PAYMENTS for smaller amounts are also an option... I am always happy to discuss splitting payments (item costs & postage included) into 2 or 3 to help ease the blow to the purse! Please convo me for details, or look in my Shop Policies.

If its still around after 50, 100, 150 years, someone, somewhere, must have decided its a 'keepsie'... and you'll find them here...

Quirky, collectable, kitsch or just curious - individual items from an age that's gone but not forgotten....

Announcement

Last updated on 01 Jul, 2019

MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE! Loads of items are now reduced, most with between a quarter or a third of recent prices!! Just type CLEARANCE into the Search bar and grab some HUGE bargains!!

Alternatively - make me an offer! There are always 'new' old items to find on Keepsies, and if the price is a bit beyond you, I have many options for easing the burden (see below!) - and I am always willing to consider sensible offers!

And if there's something you'd really like but can't quite afford - it's always worth asking me if I'm able to 'adjust' the price a little! Not always possible, but if you don't ask, you won't know!) Take a look through and see what you can pick up - bargains to be had!

ABOUT KEEPSIES
Take a look at Keepsies feature 'About...' - just scroll down the main page - and see some images of the sorts of things that inspire my collectaholics taste! I love colour, I love pattern, I love good design, and I love objects which have some history...

EASY PAYMENT OPTIONS:
1. LAY-AWAY PLAN - Keepsies has introduced a Lay-away Plan for helping with purchasing those pricier items - if your shopping cart totals £50 or over (before postage and after discounts) you are eligible.

2. SPLIT PAYMENTS for smaller amounts are also an option... I am always happy to discuss splitting payments (item costs & postage included) into 2 or 3 to help ease the blow to the purse! Please convo me for details, or look in my Shop Policies.

If its still around after 50, 100, 150 years, someone, somewhere, must have decided its a 'keepsie'... and you'll find them here...

Quirky, collectable, kitsch or just curious - individual items from an age that's gone but not forgotten....

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(360)

About keepsies

Sales 931
On Etsy since 2011

Treasure-hunting Cornish granny...

I've always loved old things... I could never live in a new house, and always enjoyed the feeling that the rooms and the views had been enjoyed by someone else before me, that the place had stories to tell...

As a teenager, I drove my mother mad by decorating my bedroom with fishnet draped on the walls, festooned with 'found' treasures - I was encouraged by my grandfather, who contributed a gaudy plastic shrimp, an original Cornish miner's wax-hardened felt helmet, and many other oddities to the dust-gathering display...

When newly married, I decorated my front room like a Victorian parlour, with Staffordshire dogs on the mantelpiece and lacy curtains on the windows, even going so far as to find an ornate old harmonium to add 'flavour' to the decor (although I couldn't play a note!). And I loved the 'hunt'... So it seemed natural when I was looking for a way to supplement my meagre income a few years back, to turn to antiques and my junk shop and car boot finds.

Initially, it was art deco and art nouveau ceramics and glass that inspired me, but my interests have widened and I am now just as smitten by the mid-century items I remember from my childhood. And after over 15 years of selling in online auctions and becoming increasingly disillusioned, I at last discovered Etsy a few years ago - the ideal showcase for my quaint and curious tastes!

You will find something from every era in my shop, and there is much more I haven't had time to list yet - so do ask if there is something in particular you are looking for...

Shop members

  • Sue Ellery-Hill

    Owner, Curator

    Cornish, quirky, collectaholic of all things ancient, odd and interesting... a granny enjoying growing old disgracefully and indulging my passion for antiques old, middle-aged and young...

  • Chris Ellery-Hill

    General Factotum

    My husband, Chris. has encouraged me from the beginning, and now that I am less physically able, and he is officially 'retired', he's stepped in to handle all the postage and packing tasks, management of the stock and many other annoying jobs.

Shop policies

Last updated on 08 January, 2018
I am thrilled to welcome you to keepsies - a retail site offering a wonderfully eclectic mix of vintage and antique goodies - things of wonder, delight or amusement, decorative, practical or whimsical, from ancient times through Victorian, Edwardian, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mid Century Modern, Modernist, and Retro - everything I sell has attracted my eye, and I hope will delight yours too! Happily based in beautiful Cornwall in the far south west of the UK, and selling to the world.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be thrilled with your keepsies purchase, but if for some reason you are not, please convo me, or contact me via email at sueellery [!at] hotmail.com, and I will do everything I can to make it better!

I do try and describe every aspect of the items I sell in great detail, so please make sure you have read right through the information on each item before buying - the size and weight for example, and the condition. Most of the items I sell are antique or at the very least, vintage and probably pre-loved and pre-used, so please don't expect perfection!

If an item arrives broken (most unlikely I assure you!) or not in the condition as described, I will of course refund in full (but would need a photo sent by email first); if you have simply changed your mind, I will refund for the item, but not for the postage.

But whatever the issue - do convo me and I will be as helpful as I can...
Payment
PAYPAL IS PREFERRED for speed and convenience. Paypal is easy to sign up for, and secure.
Payment can be made securely, quickly and easily via PayPal, or by most credit cards, at the checkout stage.
For UK buyers, a postal order or cheque is also an option, sent by post, made out to me: Sue Ellery-Hill. Purchases are sent once the payment has cleared.
Delivery
I always try and post items as soon as possible after payment, usually within 1-2 days, but sometimes longer depending on circumstances.

UK shipments are always sent by Registered Signed For post: parcels are normally sent by Hermes, and tracking numbers are provided.

PLEASE NOTE: Shipments abroad (i.e. anywhere other than the UK), are shipped by standard Air Mail: if you require Tracking or Signed For International shipping please convo me for an amended shipping price - it usually adds about £5 to the postage charge, but this will only provide compensation in the event of the parcel being lost, as there is no compensation cover available for damage during shipment to antiques, glass and ceramics sent abroad.

However, please don't be alarmed - I have been selling and shipping fragile and antique items abroad for over 15 years now, and always take immense trouble with the packing to ensure the items arrive at their destination safely!

Reducing, reusing and recycling is important to us, so recycled shipping supplies are used when available. This can include pre-used padded envelopes, bubble wrap, foam chips, boxes, etc; I also buy in new packaging materials, and always ensure I have wrapped your item as safely as possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
I offer a Layaway Plan for the pricier items to help with purchasing. Any one OR MORE items TOTALLING £50.00 or more can be purchased by Layaway... so you can pile up the cheaper items to make it up to £50...

If the total in your shopping trolley, BEFORE postage costs and AFTER discount codes applied, totals £50 or more... you can choose to pay for your purchase in easy instalments.

20% of the purchase total is due at the time of check-out - this will be held as a non-refundable deposit. The balance will then be split into 4 easy payments, due every 2 weeks from the date of purchase. Once your invoice is paid in full, your purchase will be shipped to you.

A warning, though - if you default on the payments or decide against the items, the 20% deposit will be forfeit but any additional money paid will be refunded to you.

ALSO:
Do you have a particular item you are trying to find? Let me know! I just might have the very thing you need hanging around on my shelves.
Privacy
In order to comply with recent changes to the Data Protection Regulations (GDPR May 25th 2018), I'm clarifying my Privacy Policies as follows:
Why do I need your information?
1. I need to collect relevant information from you in order to do business and complete sales. The key legal base on which I use your information, is as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
2. I keep this information for my own records only, and will never sell or pass on your details to anyone else, with the following provisos:
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
a. Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
b. Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies/couriers. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
c. Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests, e.g. for tax purposes; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
How long will I keep your information?
3. Data Retention: I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, for tax purposes, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.
How I may use your information
4. I may contact you by email very rarely if there is something I think may be of interest to you or is relevant to your purchase. If you would prefer me not to contact you by email at all, ever - please do tell me. You can contact me on my email address: sueellery [!at] hotmail.com, or by mail: Sue Ellery-Hill, 2 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall UK TR19 7LT.
What information do I hold?
5. The information I hold is your name, address, any purchases from me, the amounts and dates paid, your Etsy account name and all contact details you've given me, including your email.
6. Once your transaction is complete, your records are in any case held by Etsy. You can view their detailed Privacy Policy on the Etsy site, here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/legal/privacy?ref=pv_ol.

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Last updated on 16 Apr, 2016
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