Labor of Love
There's nothing special about my shop's story. I'm an antiques dealer/collector who's accumulated a LOT of stuff, and unfortunately I can't keep it all. I spend a great deal of time and energy hunting for things that I like, and that I think other people will like, too. I spend even more time and energy getting these things ready for sale - that means just a simple cleaning for china and glass, but for clothing, linens, and lace, that means days or weeks of soaking and hand-washing and rinsing. Then come the repairs - most vintage clothing needs some work, and the older the clothing, the more work is usually needed (I'd say only about 10% of vintage clothing doesn't need some kind of repair). Why do I do it? I LOVE this stuff and I want to preserve it for future generations. I can't think of any job I'd rather do.
I'm a Pennsylvania housewife/antiques dealer with 2 grown children. I've been collecting and/or selling for over 40 years.
Accepted payment methods
I accept Paypal and credit cards. You can pay with a credit card through Paypal without having an account. I also now accept Etsy Payments. Sorry, but I no longer accept checks or money orders.
I'm sorry, but I do not ship to China, Indonesia, Syria, Iraq, or Africa. I also will not ship orders over $50.00 to the following countries (my preferred insurer will not insure them): Russia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Bosnia, Iran, Pakistan, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Jordan.
FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
Please understand that I will only fill out customs forms with accurate information, and you'll be responsible for any duties or taxes. It's your responsibility to find out what charges your government may apply. If an item is returned because you did not pay the VAT, please note that shipping charges will not be refunded.
It's also your responsibility to be aware of any restrictions/regulations regarding the importation of any item you purchase, including, but not limited to, furs, precious metals, coral, clothing, etc. I will not be responsible for items confiscated by your government.
Returns and exchanges
Please be sure that your address is absolutely correct (including your apartment number). If your package is returned to me because you supplied an incorrect address, you will have to pay to re-ship.
Additional policies and FAQs
purchasing an item.