I was inspired by the women of the 1920's whose search for independence led them to open tea rooms in their living rooms during prohibition. Some borrowed the abbreviated "T" from the temperance campaign, calling themselves T-houses. I liked that historical significance of the "T."
No, my antiques shop and tea room closed in June 2008. It had a succesful five year run, but after its lease was up, my landlord had plans to tear down the farmhouse that I rented. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a suitable new location.
Not at this point in time. I'm having too much fun doing other things, like searching far and wide for the vintage treasures I sell in my Etsy shop.
Etsy is a vibrant online marketplace for crafters, artists and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods and crafting supplies.
I offer antique and vintage goods along with handmade items crafted from vintage materials.
To be classified as vintage, the item must be at least 20 years old. You can be sure that the things in my shop are authentically vintage, not "vintage-inspired" or newly made to look old. To be classified as antique, the item must be at least 100 years old.
Payment is made via PayPal or by using a major credit card. If you are a Connecticut resident, you will also be charged 6.35% sales tax.
Priority Mail or Parcel Post with Delivery Confirmation are my preferred methods of shipment. Local customers are always welcome to forgo shipping and pick up their order from my studio. If you choose to pick up your order, I will issue you a PayPal refund for the freight.
Absolutely! Your satisfaction is my top priority. If you have a problem with a transaction, email me and I will do my best to resolve the issue.