Revisiting RenaissanceProfessor, SkinandWood

8 Sep

Still available!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/46023182/towel-vintage-retro-linen-london-england

“Retro Crest of London, England, 19″ x 28.25″, Bright cotton print, primary colors.
Towel selection is in excellent condition. No points to note. Vintage NEW”.

WHAT ON EARTH IS “VINTAGE NEW”?! We just thought it was funny for this item to be called “vintage” when it has the MILLENNIUM (you know, for the millennium)  Wheel on it *cough*

originally posted: https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/ladytscosmicthings-renaissanceprofessor/

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http://www.etsy.com/shop/SkinandWood

The seller even lists the designers that she carried – naming a few that are current designers (i.e. Kooba, Donald J Pliner and Michael Kors). Nice items BUT they don’t belong on Etsy and esp. not in Vintage.

85% of the goods in this shop you could probably still find at Nordstrom Rack. Most of the links we shared sold 😦

Original post: https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/skinandwood/

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41 Responses to “Revisiting RenaissanceProfessor, SkinandWood”

  1. BadShit September 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    Yes, something can be vintage a like new and never used. The seller should have said that instead. Otherwise, I see nothing bogus about this listing.

  2. shithater September 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    the tea towel: it’s NOT vintage, NOT retro…jeez people, get a dictionary and/or read and follow f*ckin etsy’s definitions… shitty as they are

  3. Life During Wartime September 8, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    She could mean “never used” when she says new. The other linens in her shop look vintage to me. But I am not a textile person.

  4. Life During Wartime September 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Previously called out BraggingBags is on the FP with this item:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68305391/rustic-barnwood-planter-box?ref=fp_treasury_9

    She does woodworking? Because this item is not sold with an option to be painted or personalized in any way. It is odd that an item handmade by the seller (??? LOL) has no materials listed. And why is a wooden planter box in the Weddings category? Nothing about it screams ‘wedding decor’ at me. It could just be me, but that barnwood is giving off a strong scent of reseller item.

  5. Witty Bird September 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Sorry about the drop! but, another Re-seller self call out!

    The sharks must have retired early tonight,
    the Nice patrol is in the lead!

    http://www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/8948302/page/1

  6. shithater September 8, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    The part I think is extra funny is that “This item comes with a signed certificate of authenticity that it is an original Morgann Hill Design!”

    This needs a COA? This is an original design?

  7. Life During Wartime September 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    Reseller:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/amyrebeccadarabcsek

    Has a few vintage looking things mixed in as an attempt to disguise.

  8. TootieSkates September 9, 2011 at 4:53 am #

    The “vintage nested herb boxes” are all over the internet. Brand new. What a cocksucker.

  9. EtsyVigilante September 9, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    LDW and TootieSkates — Shades of “Blessed in Maine”! These are the same mass-produced items she used to sell! No vintage, no handmade in this shop at all. Reported. (not that it will do any good).

  10. JK September 9, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    BadShit, you see nothing ‘bogus’ about something featuring the Millennium Wheel (aka the London Eye, erected in *1999*) being listed in Vintage?

  11. Life During Wartime September 9, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    JK, I see the Millennium Wheel now that you mentioned it. Even with the zoom tool, unless you know what you are looking for you cannot read the caption under the wheel. Okay, busted! Towel is proven not vintage!

  12. TootieSkates September 9, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    EtsyVig, you are right. I couldn’t think of the name but yes, totally reminds me of BIM.

  13. Life During Wartime September 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Etsy should have caught on by now that they can find a bunch of resellers hiding behind the ‘farmhouse’ image, just like they can find altered vintage items (listed as vintage) hiding behind ‘shabby chic’. Shop owners should not have to be wasting time reporting this stuff since it is so easy to find.

  14. Life During Wartime September 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    Here is the wine barrel hanging rack sold by amyrebeccadarabscek, using one of the same photos:

    http://www.sterlingwineonline.com/catalog/item/furniture/wine-barrel-glass-rack.htm#image_1

  15. Life During Wartime September 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Here they are on Ebay:
    http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=barrelcreation

    Note that their ME page says the wine barrel items are “made by skilled craftsmen” but do not identify themselves as those “craftsmen”. Is this an Etsy collective?

  16. etsycallout September 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    We talked about the milennium wheel in the post?!

  17. JK September 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Yeah, ECO, I’m a little surprised that the clear mention was overlooked by so many usually sharp-eyed posters. Also, it’s the freakin’ Millennium Wheel! It’s a little difficult to confuse it with other English landmarks.

  18. Life During Wartime September 9, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    ECO, the Millennium Wheel is printed on the tea towel at the first link in the post. If you use the zoom tool on the enlarged photo in the listing, you can just barely make out the text below the wheel. At least, I can just barely make it out, even with my reading glasses on.

  19. Life During Wartime September 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    The three photos in this listing:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/81460623/rustic-wood-chalkboard-crate-large?image_id=269847948
    show three different reseller products! I wonder what is actually listed for sale here?

  20. Life During Wartime September 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Is it really so difficult to find front page worthy treasuries that Etsy has to include reserved items:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/79948672/vintage-boots-green-leather-temporary?image_id=264502087

    Oh, and these boots are not vintage. Green ankle boots are almost certainly from this century, even.

  21. Life During Wartime September 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Is this more proof that Etsy’s employees are clueless about Vintage?

    http://www.etsy.com/teams/7720/bugs/discuss/8960266/?show_panel=true

    Anyone have a link to that Finds email? I unsubbed last year.

  22. Tonys September 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    I think some people just copy what others have and make it themselves? Ever heard of that?

  23. TootieSkates September 12, 2011 at 4:01 am #

    Noooooo…..really, Tonys?

  24. Jill September 12, 2011 at 5:43 am #

    Tootsie you must have no life. I follow this site and agree on most but your getting so extreme. Calling people names what trash you are.

  25. etsyhate September 12, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    Does calling someone “trash” count as calling people names?

  26. Life During Wartime September 12, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Fauxtique on the Etsy FP:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/72027711/vintage-key-necklace-number-5?ref=fp_treasury_3

    If hanging a new pendant or trinket from a new chain is handmade jewelry, then hanging a vintage pendant or trinket from a new chain is handmade jewelry, too. Not ‘vintage from the 1920s’, but a new piece of jewelry made by the seller. Etsy staff = clueless.

  27. Life During Wartime September 12, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    More vintage amusement from the same treasury:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/81083240/french-applique-handmade-crochet-doily?ref=fp_treasury_12

    Since when are vintage textiles ‘supplies’? (I know, I know, you are supposed to glue this to old luggage or sew it to the bust area of your handmade dress to make your body shabby chic…whatever.) But isn’t this a vintage home decor or vintage housewares item because it is already a functional piece without being made into something else? Antique textile dealers worldwide are weeping at this listing.

  28. Life During Wartime September 12, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Don’t think this item made the FP yet, but from the same treasury here is the essential element for any vintage themed treasury — a newish pair of used shoes:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/79296868/back-to-school-with-style?ref=tre-703898105-16

    Not vintage.

  29. Life During Wartime September 12, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    Vintage Attribute Funnies, from the same treasury:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/79914556/modern-victorian-chair?ref=tre-703898105-14

    This is not ‘vintage handmade’. This is handmade furniture, an altered vintage chair. The original wood has had its finish stripped off and has been painted (not as originally designed by the original maker). Recovering would not take away from its vintage goodness, but altering the wood does. Seller listed item as furniture made by them, putting it in a handmade category. But they dated the chair by its original unaltered age, not when they altered it, so it will bleed into vintage searches. Quick and dirty way to boost your relevancy.

  30. Fake September 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Don’t think this item made the FP yet, but from the same treasury here is the essential element for any vintage themed treasury — a newish pair of used shoes:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/79296868/back-to-school-with-style?ref=tre-703898105-16

    Not vintage.
    —————————————————————————————
    SInce when do ‘hippies’ wear square toed high heels? lol.

  31. Life During Wartime September 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    Seen in the featured items row on the Vintage category page:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/81247994/cast-iron-rooster-and-hen-door-stop

    Too bad it’s not vintage, though. You can buy it brand new here:

    http://bringing-back-the-fifties.ecrater.com/p/2799032/cast-iron-rooster-hen-statue

    for close to half the Etsy price.

  32. Life During Wartime September 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Is tag stuffing okay for treasuries?

    Check out the tags on this treasury now on the FP:

    http://www.etsy.com/treasury/NjYyOTI5NXw3MDczMDk4MDg/from-the-corner-of-my-eye

    mirror wing feather?
    key lace aged?
    web spooky eery?
    fall earthy warm?

    Oh, wait…the curator has the same kind of tag stuffing in her listings. Way to go, Etsy, for promoting sellers who break the rules. What kind of descriptive phrase is ‘young old aged’?

    If Etsy wants to promote a certain style on the FP, so be it. But get the rule breakers off, please.

  33. Life During Wartime September 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Ha ha Fake, or any other style of heels? But not curved front heels from the 21st Century, ever.

  34. Life During Wartime September 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    On the FP right now an item not for sale!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70568663/fitted-vintage-inspired-dress?ref=fp_treasury_6

    ‘The fabric is gone! Please contact me for more options.’ WTF? No options are shown in the listing or described. So the item shown in the listing is not for sale. Sure, I understand that this item is made custom to order, but how does an item you cannot buy as shown get on the front page?

  35. jobradleyviamargutta51 September 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    The above mentioned dress is tagged “library, staircase, bright light” which have nothing to do with the intended item. What kind of crazy is this?

  36. Life During Wartime September 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    That is tagging for treasury curators, and Etsy merchandising. Tagging props, scenery, lighting — which have nothing to do with the item for sale. Like this shop, on the FP right now:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57357213/vintage-rustic-farmhouse-hanging-wall?ref=fp_treasury_1
    tagged Halloween, wall hanging, white accents (???), industrial silver (WTF?) No where in the listing do the descriptions of the actual items appear: a toasting fork, a meat fork, and the fork half of a carving set. I am not sure if Etsy style is about acting The Stoopid or about being bare-facedly deceptive. Maybe both?

  37. TootieSkates September 12, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    Its Tootie, not Tootsie. Get it right, you silly girl.

  38. Trista September 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    What? When I saw those forks I totally thought I was looking at a “country rural cabin”! Or a “farm farmhouse”. Personally I only like a farmhouse that’s on a farm, none of those farmhouses in the middle of the city for me.

  39. Life During Wartime September 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Trista, in a real farmhouse or cabin in the country, those forks wouldn’t have been wall decor, but kitchenware. Only in the city you use kitchen stuff for decor, and go out to eat every night or get take away. Even a suburbanite like me couldn’t live without some long handled meat forks in the kitchen. Like for making corned beef and cabbage aka New England Boiled Meal when you have to reach down into a really deep pot.

    The forks in the listing look like there are a couple of nice older ones in the group. Too bad no kitchenware collectors can find them based on the tags or title. Nothing wrong with casting a wider net when you tag your listings, but it is so odd when sellers omit entirely what the item is when they tag. I don’t get Etsy at all.

  40. BadShit September 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    You learn something every day. I have never heard of the Millenium Eye (sp).

  41. C May 7, 2013 at 6:43 am #

    Milennium Eye Ferris wheel was built in 1999, 12 years old. Towel is 8 years short of Etsy’s cut off for vintage. A minor oversight on the part of the seller and actually a very nice piece. You need to get a life!

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