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Brimfield, Il, United States

Quick Blurb

Vintage & Antique Collectibles; Designer Costume Jewelry, Glass, Home Decor, etc.-Love Being a Part of Preserving the Past!


I enjoy interior decorating, floral arranging, art, reading, gardening, home canning/preserving, languages (Spanish, French), music, reading, teaching, and being the best Mom and parent I can be.

Skills and Techniques

I think it is very important for you to know that I am very detailed and thorough and what this means to any piece of jewelry that you purchase (or any other item offered). First, it has been thoroughly cleaned!!! Once cleaned, it is reviewed for any appropriate restoration efforts. I have been restoring and repairing jewelry for 6 years now. I replace any stones as appropriate, ensure that all mechanisms work properly and review all prongs as being in place, touch up any enamel, as well as other condition considerations that I have when examining a piece of jewelry. Once I have finished with ensuring that a piece meets my expectations for excellence, only then do I offer it in the store. I aspire for you to be delighted with your item and its condition for its new home and new life with you. I have been working with costume jewelry and other collectibles and antiques for over 10 years now and really love what I do.

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Get to Know

After having been in the corporate world for the last 30 years plus, I was affected by a corporate reorganization and took a sabbatical in 2010. I had a real opportunity to seize the day so to speak and enjoy my family and friends and overall life so much more. You could say I've seized a "joie de vivre" approach and fill my days with people I want to spend more time with and appreciate better as well as do so many things I've wanted to do but never had or took the time. I've focused on personal and professional development. I never set out to do this store but the twists and turns in the road led me here and I surrendered to the ride. Before I knew it I was researching antiques, collectibles, and jewelry and having a fabulous time. I have enjoyed the antiques, collectibles and vintage pieces. I've discovered that each piece has its own beauty, its own history and legacy, and a story to tell. I absolutely love doing this. In 2011, I returned to the corporate world but have continued the store which is now a family effort and passion. I purchase or rescue many of the items in the store from estate sales, garage sales, and also offer items that I've acquired over the years as a result of collecting. I sell items of a caliber I myself would expect to purchase and ship them professionally to ensure they safely reach their new home. On the rare occasion I do place something in the store that doesn't measure up to the condition I'd like. This is because I want to "save" it and think someone else might want to as well. I also research items in a very thorough and detailed manner. However, should there ever be anything that you know that I don't, I welcome your feedback. I ensure items are clean unless I feel it is appropriate to leave this to your discretion due to the age or delicate nature of the item and will mention when I have left this up to you. I check in daily and regularly and respond quickly so don't hesitate to let me know if I can help you in any way. I ship within one to two business days of a purchase so please know that your order is shipped promptly. I can accommodate various shipping options upon request. Should there be any issue or concerns regarding your purchase, I welcome your feedback and the opportunity to resolve as I'd like you be at the very least happy if not delighted with your shopping experience. I have THOUSANDS of items such as jewelry, art, books, glassware, and various antiques and collectibles to add to the store (no kidding) so please do add VintageTreasuresFound as a favorite bookmark or market place and check back often. To see the new items in the store, simply select Newest Items in the Default Order filter (under shop Announcement, there is a filter with Default Order selected, you can change this filter) at the Vintage Treasures Home page. I've also branched out now and am selling new merchandise and branded clothing and jewelry, as VintageTreasuresFound on Ebay at Hope you enjoy and so glad you dropped by!

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