About Us





We are lifelong collectors and addicted to vintage. Vintage what? Vintage just about everything. Long ago we realized we would never have room to personally enjoy all of our vintage finds and still be able to add “new“ ones. First we traded with antiques dealers... Which evolved into antique mall booths, our own bricks and mortar shop, holding auctions, and selling at Metrolina. When we moved to Missouri a few years ago we held two huge auctions and down-sized. You guessed it: we didn’t stop collecting!

We do not call ourselves antiques experts. We are dilettantes that subscribe to the rule: buy what you love. We have another rule: Use what you love. From our 1932 Detroit Jewel gas stove, Homer Laughlin Fiestaware and Franciscan Desert Rose, my grandma’s treadle sewing machine, Gary’s daddy’s horse harness… even our furniture is vintage. Though we must admit that we use glass liners in our Roseville and Van Briggle pottery. Sometimes we use things as they were intended, but we definitely believe in re-purposing objects.

We’ve restored five historical homes, beginning with a 1905 Shirtwaist and finally a manor house built in 1750’s. Currently we live in a home we custom built to suit our collections. Another restoration is probably in our future, but the house hasn’t found us yet. Gary drives a 1968 Volvo P1800 and Sue’s car is a 1968 Volvo Amazon named Xena. And yes, we really do farm with horses - just for fun!

Our Pledge To You:
We want you to love your purchase, so please be sure to ask questions before purchasing. Since many of our items come from third party sources, we are not able to provide provenance.

We’re well aware that vintage items have lived a life prior to coming into our life and hope you are, too. They may have lived in smoking environments or in homes with pets. They may even have a bit of that musty odor from storage. If we notice anything untoward about an item, we will share that information with you. If you are allergic or sensitive to odors, dust or dander vintage might not be for you.

We try our best to practice the Golden Rule and treat our customers the way we like to be treated.

Customer Comments:
Great salt and peppers! I love them! Thanks for your great service. ~B

Such good communication! My hanky arrived promptly and well packaged. Thank you. ~AG

Very nice old item. I haven’t tried it yet, but the price was certainly right! I’m very happy. ~Ann

Wonderful old telephone! Thanks for using UPS to ship it for me. ~LA

Very beautiful pitcher! Your packing was professional and your shipping was so fast! Thank you! ~MB

You are such a kind person and so very professional! My purchase was just as you described and shipped FAST! Thanks ~Niki

These bar items are in great shape and well packed. I was amazed at how fast you shipped. Your friendliness is much appreciated - thanks! ~Vance