Vintage Home . Garden . Wedding

Connecticut, United States · 1081 Sales


Vintage Home . Garden . Wedding

Connecticut, United States 1081 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Weathered . Worn . Wonderful . Great Vintage Home, Garden and Wedding items from The Well Seasoned Nest

You may also enjoy: . . . a melange of goods for the home office/studio . . . supplies for the creative spirit . . . daily doses of ideas and inspiration . . . musings of the day


Last updated on 29 Oct, 2017

Weathered . Worn . Wonderful . Great Vintage Home, Garden and Wedding items from The Well Seasoned Nest

You may also enjoy: . . . a melange of goods for the home office/studio . . . supplies for the creative spirit . . . daily doses of ideas and inspiration . . . musings of the day


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5 out of 5 stars

Tina on 29 Mar, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I am a return customer to this lovely shop! Karen is very pleasant to deal with and takes good care to make sure items are packed well! Thank you :) My nest arrived early and only a few little pieces came off during travels. Happy Easter!

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The Well Seasoned Nest ... worn, weathered, wonderful items for the vintage home, garden, wedding

nest : noun: a structure that birds make to keep their eggs and babies in, as in to build a nest.
1. a place that insects or small animals such as mice make to live in
2. used for referring to a place that is warm, safe, and comfortable
3. a set of similar things of different sizes that fit inside each other, a set of nested tables
season: verb: to improve or enhance the flavor of (food) by adding salt, spices, herbs, or other flavorings.
1. to add zest, piquancy, or interest to
2. to render competent through trial and experience

It all started with a little nest I doodled on a paper napkin while having lunch with my then twenty-something year old son in a little local eatery. We were discussing what I was going to do "with the rest of my life."

Having retired from teaching Home Economics to high school students, and not being one to sit still much, my son looked at the nest I had drawn, and said "Why don't you do something you've always wanted to do? Open a little shop, and call it "the nest"." One thing led to another, and, in September of 2001, I did just that, naming it "The Well Seasoned Nest ". The shop was a compendium of wares for the home and garden - it allowed me to indulge in my passion for shopping, be around wonderful things all the time, and "season" the space as if it were my little nest!

Family circumstances led me to close my shop about five years later, and make a move to CT to be closer to aging, ailing parents. I missed my shop, the interaction with customers, creating displays, and more ... the whole retail experience, in fact.

Not long afterward, I discovered Etsy while shopping online for a zippered wallet that needed replacement. One thing led to another, and before long, I was back in retail ... Etsy style! For me, a more personable venue than EBay, and one where I could create my own pace and develop my own style. I was a happy girl, back to having "my well seasoned nest"!

Just like that little bird that flits around, gathering this and that to form a nest and then seasoning it with elements to fit their species - so do I ... to bring you vintage items, display pieces and packaging/supplies to fill your home, garden and studio/office and "season" it just right for you! And ... I love my "job"!

I branched out a bit more two more Etsy shops, oddbitzandpieces - offering supplies (tidbits of this and that, whatnots, and thingamajigs) for the creative spirit. You never know what might show up there! And, most recently, The Vintage Office Shop, a melange of vintage, handcrafted, and creative goods to indulge my love for goods and papers for the home office or studio.

Thanks for dropping by - hope you enjoy your visit...

Shop members

  • Karen

    Owner, Dabbler, Junkologist, Keeper Of The Nest

    Welcome ... so pleased you stopped to visit!

Shop policies

Last updated on 29 October, 2017
Nice to have you visit! I hope the following guidelines will be helpful to you in making your purchase from The Well-Seasoned Nest. As excellent customer service is important to me, please contact me if you have questions as you browse my Etsy shop, and/or about my policies.

If the item(s) you've chosen is a gift, I will be happy to enclose a gift message for you. Just let me know the details.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 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)
• Refunds and Exchanges

All items listed are described, photographed, and authenticated to the best of my knowledge, ability and resources. Flaws in vintage goods will be noted - but, remember, by nature these are VINTAGE items and have probably received some tender loving use!!!

If you are unsure about an item, PLEASE email me with any /all questions before ordering, and I will be happy to respond. Your satisfaction is important to my business AND your appreciation of The Well-Seasoned Nest.

Please contact me within three (3) days of receipt if you are unhappy with your purchase, and before you leave a review, so we can work together to some mutual satisfaction. Supply and display Items are returnable in original condition only; pre-packaged supply items are not returnable if the package has been opened. Kindly package any returned items carefully and insure them for safety; returns/refunds will not be given on damaged/broken items that are returned to me. Return shipping charges are non-refundable.

I do not accept returns or issue refunds for custom orders.
• Payments and Shipping

The Well-Seasoned Nest currently processes payments securely through PayPal, which accepts all major credit/debit cards, cash and echeck payments. I will ship your order to the address specified in your Etsy order as soon as PayPal notifies me that payment is finalized. You will be notified when your order ships, generally within 24 – 48 hrs. If there will be a delay in shipping, I will notify you.

Payment by major credit cards through PayPal is easy – choose the PayPal option for payment and follow the directions that appear on the next page. You do NOT have to set up a PayPal account if you do not already have one.

Kindly pay for your order within two (2) days of purchase. If you do not complete payment within 2 days, I will contact you regarding payment and ask that you respond within 24 hrs. If there is no response, the item will be relisted.

Delivery confirmation is available on US orders if requested; it is not available on international shipments. Items to the US are generally shipped USPS Parcel Select (4-9 business days from date of shipment) - if expedited shipping is preferred, please contact me before purchase so I can make a purchase price adjustment for you. (If there is little discrepancy between Priority and Select, I will ship Priority at no additional cost.)

Yes – we do ship some items internationally. Please note that international buyers are solely responsible for any and all duties, fees and customs that may be incurred with their purchase. For shipments outside the 48 contiguous states, please contact me for a shipping estimate. Generally, we ship international using Priority Mail International, which does NOT include tracking or insurance, but is the best choice for your package to arrive to you promptly and safely.

The Well-Seasoned Nest is NOT responsible for items lost or damaged in shipping. Insurance is available - kindly contact me before placing your order for a quote. Be assured, though, that all items are packaged safely and securely before shipping in a clean, smoke-free, and animal-free environment. Recycled shipping boxes/materials may be used if they are clean and sturdy.

Residents in the state of CT will be charged 6.35% sales tax. This is calculated within PayPal when you complete the payment process.

I'll gladly combine multiple items into one package when appropriate and possible, and pass along the savings to you. Shipping overages of more than $1.00 will be refunded through PayPal. On a rare occasion, an item may incur a higher shipping rate if it is very large or very fragile. I will contact you if this is the case.