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We are passionate Etsy sellers of vintage and vintage inspired treasures. Our membership is over 500 strong! We encourage and support one another and welcome new members to join. Please follow our blog and visit often to see the latest from our Etsy shopkeepers!

The Vintage Vertigo Team ~ An Etsy Team Spirit Finalist

21 April 2015

Celebrate Earth Day

Vintage Vertigo Celebrates our Planet!

My dear fellow vintage buyers and sellers, feel good about yourselves today, 
for you are helping to save our Mother Earth.

Every little thing we salvage and sell instead of tossing into the trash bin helps. It could be a quilt, basket, book, plate, teacup, bowl, dress, brooch, tablecloth, button... or any of the other myriad items in our shops. As the old saying goes, "One person's trash is another person's treasure." That couldn't be more true.

All of these vintage items are a piece of our historic past and a link to an almost forgotten time. As a vintage seller and buyer, I feel that so many of these items are much too precious to destroy, but sadly not everyone feels the same way.

We vintage sellers and buyers are helping to turn these cast-off items into valuable products by polishing them up and giving them a second chance. Every day we choose to recycle, reuse, or re-purpose an item, we are saving our earth's precious resources; the air, water, trees, minerals and energy.

Many of us in our own shops, use recycled packing materials, further benefiting the cause. So feel good about yourselves Vintage Vertigo Team members and buyers, you are saving our Earth!

Here are a few samples of team members items, remember to click on the image to go directly to the item for more information. Click on the shop link below the image to find out more about the shop owner.

April Showers Sale Vintage 1940's Austrian bright domed rhinestone brooch with green and clear Brilliant and Princess cut stones


Three Cup and Saucer Duos Denby Pottery Troubadour Pattern Vintage Stoneware Kitchen Cookware


Set of 3 Vintage Handkerchiefs with Green Crocheted Edges, c. 1930s, St. Patrick's Day Accessories, Shabby Chic Decor, Easter & Spring Decor


Vintage Ad Advertising, Wall Hanging Decor, Travel Advertisement, Vacation Ad, Sheraton Hotel Venezuela Wall Art, Holiday Magazine 1964


Decorative Tin Canister Delft Blue Ivory Windmill Germany

Large Blue Enameled Daisy Flower Brooch Mod Retro Fun Pin


Vintage Secla Green Bird Salt And Pepper Shakers Retro Made In Portugal Ceramic Pottery Mid Century Kitchen Decor


Blue and Green faux Lapis pendant on Sterling Silver necklace. Brilliant colors - Must see! Affordable jewelry 18 in (45.72 cm) snake chain.


Vintage Cobalt Blue Anchor Ovenware Deep Dish Pie Plate


30s Goebel Elephant Pitcher Cup German Childs Matching Set Green Black Eyes Porcelain Figural Happy Elephant Jug Mug Children 4 Tall Vintage


Upcycled Funky Jean*** Medium Size Crossbody Tote Handbag


Indiana Glass "Duette" Pattern Footed Glass Bowl with Etched Leaf Design Base 1950-1970


When you celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day, 
I hope you remember this prayer for the trees.

The Forest's Prayer

"I am the heat of your hearth on the cold winter nights,
the friendly shade screening you from the summer sun,
and my fruits are refreshing draughts quenching your
thirst as you journey on. 

I am the beam that holds your house, the board of your table,
the bed on which you lie, and the timber that builds your boat.

I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your homestead,
the wood of your cradle, the shell of your coffin.

I am the bread of kindness and the floor of beauty. 
You who pass by, listen to my prayer:  do me no harm."

Traditional Portuguese Prayer

Recycle, reuse, re-purpose....

Thank you Mother Earth, we appreciate you!
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Anonymous said...

Very nice tribute to Earth Day! Great shop selections!


Blue Moon Attic said...

What a wonderful tribute to this spaceship we call home. Thank you for including my item in this lovely tribute. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Meg's Endeavors said...

This is a wonderful selection of Vintage finds from some fabulous shops! A great tribute for Earth Day.

believetobebeautiful said...

Reuse and recycle whenever and wherever possible - fabulous Vintage Vertigo blog for Earth Day - so pleased to be included! Thanks

Anne Pierce said...

fabulous collection. cheers to our Mother Earth

Tricia Barrett said...

Wonderful Earth Day celebration and a nice selection of items!

Mary Rembold said...

Can't think of a better way to be kind to the Earth than buying vintage and antique!! Thanks for the great post!

CraveCute said...

Absolutely Mary!

Vintage Vertigo said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments and for visiting us here!

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to see this inspirational post connecting the value of vintage with the love of the earth.

Plums and Honey Vintage Antique said...

I love the environmental message and the role vintage lovers have in re-cycling. Wonderful treasures!

Treasures Found Shoppe said...

Thank you for featuring my green bowl and for the wonderful sentiment behind this post.

Anonymous said...

very helpful article on Sterling - also thanks for featuring my sewing basket as the item of the week. Great Blog!

Lisa from The Vintage Porch

Anonymous said...

I love The Forest's Prayer