20 Jun



(How can they say “hand painted” when it looks exactly like the original cast iron item?)




18 Responses to “PortugueseVintage”

  1. Fake June 20, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Because this shop is a mix of handmade, supplies and true vintage, I doubt Etsy will do a thing about the faux vintage pieces.

  2. Yaya June 20, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    Can a shop fake its ship from location? I mean, can this shop list Portugal as its location, charge higher shipping but actually ship from say, inside the US?

  3. Fake June 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    Though I’ve never tried it, I think you’re referring to ‘drop shipping.’

  4. Life During Wartime June 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    Dunno about drop shipping from Europe, but the new metal items are usually made in Asia.

  5. Life During Wartime June 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    Like shootin’ fish in a hipster barrel!

    Here’s the ‘vintage’ cast iron rose wall hook, for sale new/retail:


  6. Yaya June 20, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    I am not talking about drop shipping.

  7. Life During Wartime June 20, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    Yaya, is what you say in the comment above (mailing from the USA) happening? How could someone know without purchasing?

  8. iona June 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    How do you ship something cast iron to anywhere for only 6.00? I don’t understand. I sell vintage too and there’s no way I could ship something like this 6 inch wide doorstop for as little as she is shipping it for, even within my own country!

  9. Lillie June 21, 2011 at 4:25 am #

    Perhaps Portuguese surface mail is really inexpensive? Some of the feedback complains about slow shipping.

    Even without the low shipping costs, the profit margin seems hardly worth it… though I guess the volume makes up for it. 1833 sales in two years, goodness.

  10. Yaya June 21, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    I don’t know that its happening here or anywhere else. I am just wondering if its possible…

  11. Life During Wartime June 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    I just noticed that this callout is under ‘uncategorized’. PortugueseVintage is a reseller, with some shield items mixed in, or am I missing something about her shop?

    Listing on the FP right now:

    Dunno if there is some new hipsterish meaning for the acronym, but back in the day ‘MSRP’ stood for Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price.


  12. Velamint June 29, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    I think they added MSRP for good old-fashioned hipsterish irony. The discount’s only a dollar.

    The listing mentions a kit, too, so either they are assembling it from a commercial kit or actually making it. Most of their shop is plywood stuff so I’d gamble on the latter. Just looks to me like they own a jigsaw and a nailgun.

    They are however selling a PDF of a vintage pattern, which is a possible copyright violation.

  13. Life During Wartime July 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    Set of 4 new mass made brass kitchen towel hooks with coffee theme in PortugueseVintage:
    I had a tough time finding them elsewhere because (for some reason) sellers think these are TEA pots, which they aren’t. Don’t they see that one is an old fashioned coffee mill/grinder?

    Here is a site selling two of the four separately:

    Here is a store on BluJay with the set:

    Not vintage. Reseller item.

  14. Life During Wartime July 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    Faux vintage cast iron hedgehog key box/holder:
    Which has not been painted by her, so is a reseller item rather than handmade housewares.

    This item pictured on a wholesaler’s site:

    She resells in both handmade and vintage categories.

  15. Life During Wartime July 10, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    Another brass fauxtique:
    These are for sale all over the web, both new repops like the one she is selling, and original antiques.

    Retail site for reproduction, similar price:

    Fake fake fake, not vintage.

  16. V July 17, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    I remember seeing a Saint Fatima statuette in the shop some time ago..which leads me to believe that this seller can’t actually be Portuguese.

    (It’s Our Lady of Fatima..that would be like someone from Mexico selling a Saint Guadalupe)

  17. V July 17, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Also, that last one isn’t a paper holder, for chrissakes. It’s a hand of fatima doorknocker, they’re in every door over here.

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