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Payments, Policies, Shipping

Me, selling at the Findlay Bottle Show

I have displayed several of my collections at our local public library. 

My Policies

  • I have been collecting, buying and selling antiques for over 20 years. 
  • I have been an eBay seller for 12+ years now, as msdowantiques, with over 3300 feedbacks, and a 100% positive rating. 
I tell you this so you'll know:
  • That I have lots of experience with selling vintage treasures.
  • That I know how to photograph and describe items.
  • That I know how to safely ship the goodies that you are buying.
No returns. Since my Delightfully Vintage Stuff is considered used, everything is sold ''as-is''. 

Please look closely at the photos, read my detailed descriptions, and ask any questions before you buy. 

I do want you to be happy with your treasures. If you are not pleased when you receive your items, please email me and we'll work it out. 

== PAYMENT METHODS==

Payment is by credit card, and is handled by Square, safely and securely. I do not ever see your credit card number. 
  • Each item will have a SQUARE Payment Link, so that you can make your payment online with your credit card.
  • If you have any questions or concern about making a purchase from me, or about using Square, please feel free to email me.
  • I know some people are uncomfortable giving their credit card info out.
  • Just so you know, when you pay me through Square, they handle all aspects of the financial transaction.
  • Square's payment processes are safe and encrypted, and your credit card info goes just to them -- NOT to me.
  • So you don't have to worry about my having your credit card info. I never even see your credit card number.
  • All they tell me is your name and shipping address. 
  • Paying through Square's checkout service is the same as using your credit card to pay through any other website. 
  • Square is just my ''bank'', or merchant account provider.
  • It's no different from using your credit card at a store.
If you have any other concerns, please let me know. 
Just email me.

== SHIPPING ==

FREE shipping is for US addresses only. I will ship international, just contact me for shipping quote, then I will send you a custom invoice.

I generally ship USPS Priority Mail which lets me:
  • Purchase my postage online
  • Print out shipping labels for your package
  • Ship quickly, since I can then give your item directly to my mail carrier. 
  • That is such a bonus for us both, especially in the snowy winter, as I live way out in the country -- sometimes I can't even get out of my driveway (and yes, I have 4-wheel drive!).
  • If you absolutely can't use Square, just email me, and we'll make other snail-mail type arrangements.
  • Prices shown will either have FREE SHIPPING, or have a shipping amount specified. 
  • No guessing, no surprises when you check out.
  • Prices shown are for USA shipping only
  • I will be happy to ship to International buyers. Please email me for shipping quotes.

========== What's For Sale ============

What kind of treasures can you expect to find listed for sale in the D.V. Shop? There will be quite a variety. I am starting the shop's inventory from scratch, and it will take a while to photograph and describe each item. There will be vintage goodies such as: linens * textiles * printed towels * handkerchiefs * postcards * books * pottery * vases * cookie jars * figurines * glass * salt and pepper shakers * radios * dishes * games * decorative knic knacs * pictures * prints * photos * toys * bottles * costume jewelry, and so much more.

To show you the variety of my merchandise, here are some pix of when I had a showcase at an antique mall.


click to enlarge - then click BACK
Examples of items I have sold in the past. There will be LOTS MORE in my D.V. Shop!

I'll be mixing it up, and it kinda depends on what box gets excavated next. I hope that you will subscribe to my newsletter. You might not see anything that interests you on the first few looks - but eventually I will list something that you will really want, and subscribing will make sure you don't miss out on seeing the Delightfully Vintage Stuff that you have been looking for!

I hope that you will visit Delightfully Vintage Stuff often, and that you will find many treasures. Don't forget to subscribe to be sure to see all the treasures as they are listed. Please feel free to email me anytime, about anything. -- Sincerely, Marianne

About the Owner ~ Marianne Dow ~ Proprietor, Delightfully Vintage Stuff

My name is Marianne, and I am a collecting addict! And I don't want to be cured. I love everything about antiquing, collecting, and selling.

  I'm a born-and-raised 'California Girl', which changed when, after visiting hubby's family back here in Ohio, we got hooked on antiques. After a few years of buying vintage treasures back here, and taking them home to California to sell to the ravenous Rose Bowl Flea Market dealers, we decided to move back here to Harrod, where I could be an antique dealer and hubby could be a farmer.

Just where the H is Harrod, you ask? Near Lima. "Near where?", I hear you say. Midway between Toledo and Dayton off I-75. We have a drafty old farmhouse out in the peaceful country. We have a barn, a couple of sheds, and all of the upstairs just packed full of Delightfully Vintage Stuff!

I have been fortunate to have bought lots more than I have sold, so I have lots of inventory. I have cut way back on my buying - no more space! And now I plan to increase my selling efforts with this new online shop.




My personal "serious collection" is Lima, Ohio memorabilia with the emphasis on old bottles. I am a member of the Findlay Antique Bottle Club, and am the club's website editor. We really enjoy the bottle collecting hobby world, and have made some great friends. We attend several bottle shows a year, where we can add to hubby's fruit jar collection.




My other collections are what I call my "fun" collections, meaning I enjoy them and add to them when I find something at a bargain price, but I don't focus on them the way I do my main Lima collection. I have several collections: postcards, illustrated children's books, salt and peppers, California Pottery / Bauer Pottery, costume jewelry, and so many more themes. Here's a link to more pix of part of my fun Easter Toy collection.

These pix are from when I displayed my Easter collection at our local public library. I have displayed my Lima collection, and some of our fruit jar collection and several of my other collections at the library. I give talks about antique collecting to groups, too. I believe in supporting the hobby of collecting, as well as the public library.

[Check out this site - http://geekthelibrary.org/ - which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and is about helping our country's public library system, which is in dire economic straits.]

My, How Time Flies!

I have been collecting, buying and selling antiques for almost 20 years. I have been selling on ebay for 10+ years now, as msdowantiques, with over 3300 feedbacks, and a 100% positive rating. I tell you this so you'll know that I have lots of experience with selling vintage treasures, and that I know how to photograph and describe, and how to safely ship the goodies that you will buy from me.

Here's a couple of pix from my showcase in the Heart Of Ohio Antique Mall, located in Springfield, OH. Martha Stewart has the Heart Mall on her Best Antiques Mall list. I'm showing the pix to give you an idea of what a variety of items I like, and this gives you an idea of the sort of variety you might expect here on Delightfully Vintage Stuff.

But since this is virtual space, I'm not limited to a showcase, so there will be LOTS MORE! (click on the pix to enlarge)




I'm in showcase #1211 now.

What kind of treasures can you expect to find listed for sale here?

There will be quite a variety. I am starting the shop's inventory from scratch, and it will take a while to photograph and describe each item. There will be vintage goodies such as: linens, textiles, printed towels, handkerchiefs, postcards, books, pottery, vases, cookie jars, figurines, glass, salt and pepper shakers, radios, dishes, games, decorative knic knacs, pictures, prints, photos, toys, bottles, costume jewelry, and so much more.

I'll be mixing it up, and it kinda depends on what box gets excavated next. I hope that you will subscribe to my newsletter. You might not see anything that interests you on the first few looks - but eventually I will list something that you will really want, and subscribing will make sure you don't miss out on seeing the Delightfully Vintage Stuff that you have been looking for!

I have a darling group of items selected to list next, so stay tuned.

Sign up for the free email newsletter so you'll see all the latest listings.

Note: You may see an odd bookkeeping/informational type post now and then, mixed in with my vintage items for sale. That's because this shop uses a blogging format. Just keep scrolling to find more goodies.

PS:




I also write another blog, called "Ms Dow Antiques 'Tique Talk" -- here are some of my recent posts:




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To see the ALL ITEM LISTINGS image gallery with links to all the Delightfully Vintage Stuff, just go here: My Square Gallery.-- or-- Use the categories list in the right hand column.