This Christmas Ideas magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens, is brimming with recipes, decorating ideas and gift ideas. There are patters and instructions for numerous homemade gifts including afghans, wall hangings and stenciled baskets.
The pages and cover show some wear and yellowing, but the magazine is intact and clean.
Shipping: I ship my items via United States Postal Service First Class mail. If you would like expedited shipping or insurance for your shipment please contact me and it will be added to your shipping price. All items will ship within 1-3 days of payment.
Payment: I accept Etsy Direct Checkout, PayPal and Etsy gift cards.
Returns & exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges I try to be very honest, thoughtful and accurate when describing my items. However, it is important to remember that my items are vintage. These items carry a small piece of history and each one has been a part of someone else's story before it becomes yours. I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you feel that I have failed to accurately describe the item or disclose blatant flaws, please contact me and let's talk about it.
Packaging: I package my items with care and use recycled and/or repurposed boxes and packing materials whenever possible . Kindly reuse or recycle your packaging after you receive it.
Feedback: As a new store, I would love to be able to develop a great selling reputation, but need your help to get there. I will be prompt with my positive feedback to you, and hope you will do the same.
Gift Purchases: If your purchase is a gift, please let me know and I’ll happily include a card with a handwritten message of your choosing.
Seller and merchandise information: All items come from a smoke-free environment.
Linens and hankies will be sent to you fresh and clean, just as I would want them myself.
Paper items are more difficult. There may be fading, staining or a certain “old book store” scent. If an item is really musty or stained I won’t offer it for sale.
Vintage jewelry should be handled with care. Keep these tips in mind if you want to clean your vintage jewelry:
1. Cotton swabs, a soft makeup brush, wooden toothpicks, and a micro-fiber towel will do the trick most of the time.
2. Never soak your jewelry in any solution - even water. Use a moist cotton swab or micro-fiber towel to gently wipe away dirt, dust and cooties.
3. A wooden toothpick can be used to gently pick out encrusted areas and a makeup brush can be used to brush the surface clean.
4. The natural effects of aging (patina) to metal finishes such as copper, sterling silver and even nickel are often what attracts buyers to vintage jewelry. if you choose to "clean up" the metal be very, very careful - especially if the jewelry also contains pearls or rhinestones.
Most items are purchased at estate sales, flea markets, etc. To the best of my knowledge I am selling vintage items and not reproductions. I enjoy being able to salvage a bit of history and pass it along to a new home.