questionable vintage housewares

31 Jan
beautifuldetailswed  http://www.etsy.com/shop/beautifuldetailswed

Lots of metal sculpture, wall hangings etc.  says she finds 
some of her things at flea markets but sells multiples
http://www.etsy.com/listing/66501222/metal-wire-seahorse-dark-brown
http://www.etsy.com/listing/66580955/metal-mermaid-wall-hanging-turquoise

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greenduckweek http://www.etsy.com/shop/greenduckweed

The sell a wide variety of items. Their "antique" wood trays
and boxes are all identical (looking at sold items). Claim
they're made from wood from torn down houses - not! Also
"hand-carved" milk bottles from antique wood.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62242137/antique-wood-milk-bottles-on-sale
Lots of other questionable items on site as well.

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9 Responses to “questionable vintage housewares”

  1. Sammy January 31, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    This counts as handmade? http://www.etsy.com/listing/58275380/mopping-towel-for-broom-makes-sweeping
    And check out the shipping. $225!! Maybe a typo, but gawd.

  2. JK January 31, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    Hm. Beautifuldetailswed doesn’t live all that far away from me. If she’s getting her ‘vintage’ mermaids and all at the local flea market, I can almost guarantee that she’s buying them from the guy with the big truck of vintage-look metal pieces who gets them wholesale from Asia. In fact, I saw several of those small mermaids there just this past weekend.

  3. Life During Wartime January 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    There are several Etsy shops selling painted ‘vintage’ cast iron mermaids:

    http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=cast+iron+mermaid&search_type=all

  4. yup it's ebay January 31, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    etsy has been ebay for a long, long time now 😦

  5. EtsyDontCare January 31, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    JK isn’t it crazy what a small world it really is?

  6. JK February 1, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    EDC, it never fails to surprise! Believe it or not, when my husband and I bought a house, the couple across the street turned out to be friends with two of our friends from college; we had absolutely no idea they lived there until after we’d moved in.

  7. Hausfrau February 3, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Check out those milk bottles — PRLNK MILK FOR HEALTH??
    I think maybe the painter had too much to prlnk before starting that project! :^)

  8. Life During Wartime February 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    Ha, Hausfrau! That’s probably better than I could do painting Chinese characters correctly!

    greenduckweed has been on the front page 4 times, the first as far back as when FP collections were curated by Etsy. This has always been a reseller shop, with some supplies now mixed in. Oh, I forgot. There are no long term resellers on Etsy!

  9. bright flowers June 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    I bought some baskets from green duckweed, that I use to create flower girl baskets for weddings on my blog marketplace. I always felt they might have been reselling some baskets, and that I keep getting hosed, but I cant find any of the baskets I buy wholesale, so I figured maybe, just maybe I wasn’t getting ripped off afterall. Well, lo and behold, the baskets I buy are mysteriously missing from their Etsy as are a bunch of other items. Were they flagged? Anyone have real proof?

    I just found this thread when trying to find out info on them.

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