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Hi and welcome to our little slice of Heaven! SurrenderDorothy is the sister store of HerRoyalMajestyBags We also have a vintage shop on Etsy By the same name where we have a fabulous 100 % positive feedback rating! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5538661 Hi! My name is Veronica. My family and I live in a big old turn of the century Carpenter Gothic farmhouse in Raymond Maine USA. Our place is in the country is a combination house/workshop. We are an Earth friendly shop and often reuse shipping materials in good condition. If you prefer new shipping stuff, please let us know! We are always delighted to combine shipping for multiple purchases both here and in our SurrenderDorothy and HerRoyalMajestyBags shops on Etsy! I've been buying, collecting and selling antiques for a very very long time and time is a great teacher. Years of experience and study have taught me how to spot the subtle differences between authentic vintage/antique goods and goods that look like they might be old but aren't. I'll tell you this, it's not the kind of learning you get from reading a book over a weekend ...or even a dozen books over a few months. It's an education you get from: Crawling around in funky old attics and musty cellars. Talking to people who've been in the antiques business for decades. Visiting historic places and museums for fun. Starting collections. Getting really burned on several pricey purchases of what you thought were great old pieces. Skulking around in the really good antiques shops. Pouring over specialty trade publications. Talking to old people. Studying History and Art and Fashion and Music. ... and most of all, loving with all of my heart what I do. This is a weird and crazy-making business and it isn't for everyone. Many of the most successful antiques and vintage shops I know of are run by folks well beyond the half century mark. Why? Because that's how long it take to get good in this biz. I'm still learning new stuff about old stuff every day... this education process never ends for me... and I've learned one other very important thing about selling vintage goods: My reputation rides on every single item displayed in my shops. It IS what I say it is. Period. If I have any doubt whatsoever about the authenticity of ANYTHING I might consider listing and I can't nail the era it came from, I WON'T Sell It. Period. SurrenderDorothy has taken The Honest Vintage Pledge: Ã¢â,¬Å\"Everything that I have tagged as vintage in my shop is at least twenty years old or older. I stake my reputation on it.Ã¢â,¬Â We are an Earth-friendly shop & often re-use clean boxes and packing materials still in good condition. (If you would prefer new shipping stuff, please let us know.) We are delighted to combine shipping for multiple purchases both here & in our HerRoyalMajestyBags and IkarosFalls shops; just ask! I believe that currently there are no outstanding warrants for either Carl or myself in the State of Maine.