This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is Starfish Collectibles that’s run by Gwen.
Gwen has always been a collector of unique things. Her love affair with household vintage items began in her 30’s when she started shopping in second hand stores to supply stuff for her home. She discovered a whole new world that had existed before she was even born- the 1950’s and earlier! Gwen loved looking, finding, and fitting new found treasures into her home. She loves things that are cute, have character and a bit of a history.
One of the great things that Gwen has found is this terrific Whirligig.
I love that it looks like a man sawing a piece of wood. You can see it in Gwen’s shop here. Another great item in the Starfish Collectibles shop is this great book by Winston S. Churchill.
The book is titled PAINTING AS A PASTIME and dates to the 1960’s. You can see this great book in their shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the Starfish Collectibles shop here. Head on over and check them out!
This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is mascarajones that’s run by Mascara Jones. Mascara Jones is obsessed with the 1970’s and is Insane Collector and Incessant Shopper.
There are a wide variety of items in the mascarajones shop, like this terrific Modernist Lucite Jewelry Vanity Box.
I love the shape of this great vanity box, and it can be seen in their shop here. Another great item in the mascarajones shop is this funky ring.
I love the combination of the sterling silver and the pearls, and the ring can be seen in their shop here. As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the mascarajones shop here.
Head on over and check them out!
This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is Nuggets of Goodness that’s run by Carla.
Nuggets of Goodness specializes in original one-of-a-kind handmade jewels and accessories made with recycled vintage baubles and beads. They scour local antique stores, flea markets and yard sales for hidden treasures to use in our unique pieces, each with its own special connection to the past.
Carla started collecting vintage jewelry while in high school, oddly enough due to Madonna. She wore stacks and stacks of rhinestones, and while Carla could pick up knockoffs in the store, her thriftiness led her to second-hand stores where she could pick them up for next to nothing. This is also when she began to make her own jewelry too, crazy stuff made of found objects from the hardware store!
A few years ago, overwhelmed by the amount of jewelry in her collection that never got worn, Carla decided to break it down and recycle it, and Nuggets of Goodness was born.
One of these really cool recycled pieces of jewelry is this really cool ring.
This terrific ring has a pink and yellow vintage glass cabochon, and it’s adjustable to fit just about any finger! You can see this cool ring in the Nuggets of Goodness shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the Nuggets of Goodness shop here. Head on over and check them out!
This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is the WhimZies store that’s run by Bev. Bev has been a folk artist for over 30 years and finally realized that she has many more supplies than she can ever use so she decided to set up a whimzical shop on Etsy.
This way she can share some of her interesting and unusual finds. Her collection of “stuff” includes ephemera, vintage lace, patterns, books, photos, postcards, aprons and unique bits and pieces. All of the items in her shop is perfect for altered artists.
One of these great items is this book from 1912.
This book is a vintage copy of “English Readings” of Tennyson’s Idylls of the King published in 1912. Idylls of the King, originally published between 1859 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson. You can see this terrific book in Bev’s shop here.
Another great item in the WhimZies shop is this terrific paper road map.
This fun mid-century road map is for Fulton county Ohio. This is perfect to frame for your wall or to give as a gift, especially is someone lives in Ohio! You can see this great conversation piece in the WhimZies shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the WhimZies shop here. Head on over and check them out!
This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight features the Reconstitutions shop that is run by Shelley. Shelley lives in the gorgeous state of Kentucky, and runs Reconstitutions with her husband. Together they choose the wonderful, beautiful and sometimes bizarre items you may find in their shop.
Her love for all things vintage can be attributed to my grandmother, Marleah. She instilled in Shelley a love and respect of unique antiques and the memories they hold. When Shelley was little, her grandmother would sit Shelley in front of her china cabinet or jewelry box and tell Shelley wonderful stories about the sparkling things inside. Those memories are some of her greatest treasures.
One of the great treasures in her shop is this nutcracker from the 1970’s.
This nutcracker was made by the DIAMOND company, and it’s billed as the “nutquacker”. You can see this great item in their shop here. Another great treasure that they have in their shop is this piece of Samsonite Luggage.
It dates to the 1960’s, and what’s cool about it is that it’s bubblegum pink. You can see this great item in their shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can see all of the great items in their shop here. Head on over and check them out!
This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight features the SterlingDelights shop, which is based in Fraser Valley, Canada.
SterlingDelights is a history enthusiast who loves to learn and share history through objects from decades and centuries past – for vintage items are our history, our stories, and our memories.
Vintage silver holds a special appeal to them as it’s a sort of middle ground – it was a luxury item, yet within the means of most, especially in the postwar prosperity of the 50’s onward. And that’s what the shop focus on–antique and vintage sterling silver, Victorian and Edwardian eras and even into the 1950’s.
The shop has a wide variety of silver items, like this great Mexican Sterling Silver Bracelet.
The Mexican Sterling Silver Abalone Inlay Panel Bracelet dates to the 1960’s, and can be seen on Etsy here.
Another item that they have is this really cool beer stein doll house piece.
The 800 Silver Miniature German Beer Stein Vintage Dollhouse Piece dates to the 1970’s. To get a sense of how small it is, you can see the stein sitting on a United States Dime, and you can see the item on Etsy here.
As a matter of fact, you can see all of the great items that SterlingDelights has in their shop here. They also also on etsy as greenlandturtle, which can be seen here.
Head on over and see all of their great items!
This weeks Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight features the PECollectibles shop that is run by Erica.
Erica has enjoyed collecting since she was a little girl, whether it be Care Bears, dolls, or even stickers. Although what she collects has changed over time, her passion for collecting and preserving the past is still strong.
She loves selling vintage because there is always something new to learn, and has a wide variety of items in the shop on Etsy. One of the items is this terrific silver tone leaf brooch.
The vintage pin would go with a wide variety of outfits, weather it’s casual or dressy. It can be seen in Erica’s shop here.
Another great item in the PECollectibles shop is this great Tin Type featuring a group of three men.
The Tin Type dates to the 1800’s, and I love the way the men are dressed. You can see the Tin Type here. If you love to cook, this Cook Booklet is perfect for you.
It dates to 1942, and is Quick Freezing Birds Eye Brand Advertising (I also like the dog on the cover). You can see this great item in the PECollectibles shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can see all of the great items that are in the shop here. Head on over and see all of the great items!