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About CarMel Collectibles

Our Service Pledge
My Pledge is to strive to describe the items as accurately as possible, including dimensions, age if known, any defects, wear, or manufacturer markings. I try to do as much research to identify my items as I can and if I find it in a reference book I will give you the name and page I found it on. I pledge to have clear and precise photos that show you all of the flaws as well as the beauty of these cherished treasures you may purchase. I pack carefully and try to make sure your treasured find arrives safely. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need more information about one of my items or know something about one of my items you think I might learn from. I expect you as the customer to be as honest and true as I am when I deal with you.
About Us

Welcome to Carmel Collectibles. I am so glad you visited my shop. I love finding little and big things that tell a story of the past. I love that a collectible or an antique was held and treasured in someone's hand and home. Somehow it spoke to them and had value. Here you will find figurines, china, glass, kitchen items, beer trays, taps, coasters and glasses that someone once owned. I know that I am recycling those treasures of the past and enjoying their beauty again. Purchase more than one item and save on shipping. Layaway is available. Ask me about it.
Carmel collectibles was started in 2005. I am happy to serve you. Researching the items I find is part of my learning curve and enjoyment. Please let me know if I can help you. If you know something about an item on my site, feel free to share. I love to learn, read, research to learn more. I have included some of my father's items from his collection of beer items. That was his love. Now they need a new home. Come browse the site and enjoy Montana hospitality.
I believe each piece I find speaks to someone and tells a story. I love hearing the why, what, and where of their story. That is the excitement for me, finding something and spreading my love of vintage to someone else. I am Carol and I live in Montana. My shop started when I went to an estate sale of a friend who was 95 years old. She had kept lots from her past. I bought all kinds of vintage items.
I collected before that day but found a new venue, Ruby Lane. I collect myself and my parents also collected. We learned together. I try to be fair with my prices and check out the market to try to give my customers great deals. I ship promptly. I am a collector myself of milkglass, Westmoreland, Fenton, kitchen items and Christmas.
The greatest gift my folks gave me was the "want" to challenge myself to learn about the past. So come share in my fun, see what I have found.
The good Lord willing and my Internet connections don't fail, I try to respond to all e-mails and orders within 24 hours. I believe, "A happy customer makes me a happy person. Thank you!".

Thank you so much for the letter and the history, I just love the stories behind antiques. You are so very thoughtful and I appreciate you. If I am ever looking for something special I will
email you. Thank you so much once again. J

I received the blue bird vase today. It is beautiful and I shall treasure and enjoy it by filling it regularly with flowers from my bountiful Florida garden. KM

"Just wanted to let you know I received my decanter today. This will work out perfectly as an accent piece, and it arrived in perfect shape! Thanks very much, I appreciate it! Thanks for making my first Ruby Lane transaction a smooth one!"--TL

"Wanted to let you know I received the potato ricer yesterday and it works great! Everyone loved the potatoes, and the kids thought it was oh so cool seeing them come out through the little holes! Thanks for helping to recapture a happy, and tasty memory! " KT

"Just a quick note to let you know that your parcel arrived today, safe and sound.I could not be happier!" -- JJ

"I received my Pesto Cooker recipe book today and I thank you very much for taking such pains to wrap it in tissue and bow with a nice note enclosed. For years I had the pressure cooker that this book belonged to (it was my mothers') and I used it so often when my children were small and after it no longer was useable, I gave the cookbook to my library here in Savannah." AD

"I received the tile today and am very pleased with it. I appreciated your excellent customer service and look forward to visiting your shop again." -- RS

"Received my order 521 Floraline planter. I love it!!! Thank you so much!!! "RC

"I received it today! Thanks so much...it was great doing business with you! " -- MD

"The figurines arrived yesterday and are very nice. Thank you". -- KB

"The planter arrived safely today and is complete with plant. It looks great in the dining area." -- MD
Carol Henckel
Post Office box 276
Park City
MT 59063

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