Vintage & Handmade Jewelry, Textiles and Sewing, Women's Accessories and Home Decor
About Cozy Corner
Our Service Pledge To You:
I absolutely guarantee everything I sell. I will admit it is hard to be knowledgeable about all things vintage. So I research each item and make every effort to provide very detailed descriptions and photos, so you can get a good feel for what you are buying.
I try to answer all Purchase orders and e-mails promptly. I would be happy to arrange layaway to suit your needs at no charge. You are always welcome to make an offer, maybe you are a bundler like Frank on American Pickers. Please do not hesitate to contact me for whatever the reason, feel free to email, text or call. Maybe you need another measurement, another picture or just a closer look at that flower or stitching. I aim to please! I am dedicated to your customer satisfaction. My goal is your repeat business.
My closets are overflowing, and my three sons don't like this stuff, so I'm selling all of it. So relax and enjoy your cup of tea while you check out a few of my favorite things. Think of it as therapy. Oh and don't forget to subscribe, you don't want to miss the listings as they happen.
I always welcome and encourage international buyers!
I have been selling my crafts and jewelry along with antiques and collectibles for the past 20 some years, in both brick and mortar and online venues. Cozy Corner has been selling on Ruby Lane since 2005. My merchandise consists of items I love and have enjoyed collecting over a lifetime. I remember going to auctions with my grandparents as early as 6 years old. I grew up collecting old stuff; to me it was a peek into another time.
I think every collector is drawn to certain items, things that make your heart go thump. For me it is vintage jewelry, beading, rhinestones, textiles, everything from deco to retro, vintage accessories, vintage home decor, old Christmas, vintage kitchen, old lamps and lighting, crafting and sewing. I'm sifting through all of it and listing it on Ruby Lane.
I have collected vintage jewelry of all kinds; sterling silver, charms and charm bracelets, 14k Gold, Native American and turquoise, cuff links and tie tacks, Alpaca and Mexico. I have somehow collected over 200 brooches over the years along with a rather large collection of Christmas jewelry.
I've always been drawn to the artwork and advertising found on vintage sewing notions; the colors and designs have changed over the years giving us a looking glass into past times. Wooden spools of thread, trim, zippers, rick rack, seam binding, ribbon and especially fabric give us a look at how color and patterns have changed over the years.
Who doesn't love old buttons and buckles? You can never have too many. I've collected every shape and size including Bakelite, vegetable ivory, horn, bone ivory, glass, wood and colorful plastics to name a few.
I also have some wonderful old lace, doilies, embroidery, tatting, knitting, crochet, drawn work, cut-work, macrame, applique, bobbin lace, needle lace, tablecloths, napkins, pillow cases, quilts, quilt tops and quilt blocks. They are all works of art on their own, not only in how they were made, but how the art has changed over time. Children practiced their samplers in the 1800's out of a need for pretty and practical things, today we do it for fun.
I've collected items used to make textiles like elaborate threads, yarn, needle books, all old patterns from pamphlets, magazines and brochures, vintage sewing machine parts especially from the old Singers or really anything Singer, thimbles of all kinds, snaps and hooks, darners, sewing basket and boxes are especially interesting, tatting shuttles, old knitting needles and hooks, pin cushions, tape measures, scissors and looms of all kinds.
If you collect old lace you have to collect vintage clothing and accessories. I have old hankies, scarves, gloves, aprons, potholders and old purses to name a few.
And if that isn't enough I've also collected jewelry making supplies used for my custom artisan jewelry. Each piece is handcrafted by me and one of a kind. I use micro macrame, tatting, vintage seed beads, wire and semi-precious gem stones, sterling silver and copper, old costume jewelry for repurposing into new jewelry, pearls, crystals, rhinestones and just about anything you need to give your left brain a jump start. I've been a crafter professionally since high school making jewelry for the local head shop in the 1970's. I've made and sold purses from vintage coats such as mink, wool, leather and rabbit and blue jeans embellished with brooches and vintage scarves. I've also sold custom OOAK pillows from old lace and linens stuffed with feathers from old feather beds. I have old stained glass for crafting and old windows with antique glass. I have so many ideas in my head and not enough time in the day to create them all. I have a craft room to die for with baskets, drawers, boxes, closets and vintage wardrobes full of my collections for crafting.
The name of my shop Cozy Corner comes from the name I used in my brick and mortar shop. I took a dilapidated building in the historical section of Greenfield, Indiana. I remodeled it and set the rooms up in vignettes or Cozy Corners. It was a fun and rewarding experience, I would suggest it for anyone.
My Kudo's from the staff at Ruby Lane: Kudo's is a Forum where the staff posts Emails they have received from satisfied buyers. It is a way of giving you a pat on the back for a good job. Thank you to the Ruby Lane staff and the customer who sent it;
Ruby Lane posted January 06, 2012 06:41 AM
I would like to thank your staff for the prompt service that you gave me on the ring that I purchased recently. It is just beautiful and I am so pleased with it.
This is where I pat myself on the back or my wall of praise. I truly do work hard to offer great customer service. Check out the nice things my customers have said about me:
The Silver Amethyst Ring arrived today in excellent condition.
Your packaging looks wonderful. Really liked the box.
What a "STUNNER" Ring. It looks great. Fits fine.
Thank you for your consideration.
Very unique bracelet, perfect in every way. thank you.
Got the necklace today & just love it. Thanks so much & I will visit your shop again soon.
The gorgeous bow brooch has arrived and I love it...thank you!
Also thank you for the lovely wrapping and bag. Have a great
week. Again thank you for everything
WOW !! THANK YOU got your parcel almost too good to open . many thanks
I received the bracelet today, and I couldn't be happier with it. (I love vintage Beau!) I appreciate so much the fast shipping, the careful
packaging, and your letting me know when it would go into the mail - so I could watch for it. Thanks so much for everything.All the best,
I received the new necklace. It's lovely. Thank you for your
prompt response and excellent service!
Thank you so much, I definitely will let you know when it gets to me.
I don't think there was anything you could have done to make my experience more pleasant. You were very helpful, and responded promptly to my question. Top notch service in my opinion.
Hi Trudy! Very well wrapped package arrived xxxxx. Necklace is
very nice. I am always very happy with my dealings with you and
the items I purchase. I'll be back! Thanks again! xxxx
Thanks, Trudy. I think that Ruby Lane is easy to deal with in the main, certainly better than most of the on-line malls and you were pleasant and efficient. Doesn't get much better than that!Thank you for a great sales experience! This is a wonderful charm!
Trudy, thank you again for all your help with the ordering of the teddy bear pin. It arrived when you said it would and my mom loved it. My dad was very happy that what he envisioned on giving her as a gift you had the item. I got to visit my mom over the weekend and saw the pin....stunning!!! Thank you again and I will be shopping on your website again. a very satisfied customer, xxxxxx
hello! It's xxxxxxx again. I just read your e-mail, and
I am interested in the 18 inch twisted chain, as there is some
wonderful patina in my filigree cross that I purchased. Thank you
again for being so helpful. I will continue to visit your shop,
and tell people I know about your shop. Thank you and take care.
I received the Vintage 60's daisy enameled pin yesterday. It's in perfect condition. Just love the older styled jewelry, they have so much more style to them and are much more interesting. Looking forward to my next order. Have a great holiday. (PS-Thank you for such fast service)
The pretty circles necklace arrived safely yesterday afternoon. Thank you for the polishing cloth - I gave it a good shine and it really sparkles. Thank you for your good service.
My package arrived safely and my new bangle is wrapped around my wrist. It is lovely.
Just letting you know that the sweet little bangle has arrived safe and sound. That was very quick shipping and very carefully packed too - thanks very much!
Want to let you know that I received your package in Thursday's mail. The silver dolphin charm is lovely .... and lively .... in its attitude of leaping out of the ocean waters. I will probably be taking my bracelet to the jeweler later in March to add the new charms I have purchased. My shopping experience with you was exemplary .... you showed care and concern. Much good luck on Ruby Plaza.
Love the red pin, and love your packing presentation! Thanks so much for great service, and I'll stop in again I'm sure. I need to be listing instead of buying :)
I just wanted to let you know that the bracelet arrived yesterday and the photos don't do it justice! I am enjoying wearing it !!
I have received the bracelets. They are great. Thanks so much,
I received the watch today. It is totally fabulous. Thank you for prompt delivery. And your accurate description of the item.
Thanks for that. Im wearing it today to work :) Have a nice day.
I received the fish earring in the mail today, and they are very cute. Thank you.
Received the silent butler today. It was nicer than expected and the packaging was great. Thank you
I just got it today- thank you so much! I didn't expect it to arrive so quickly. It's a gift for my father, and I'm sure he'll love it. Thank you again, and I will be sure to be returning to your shop. =)
Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou so very much for the Glassess. It was so unexpected. You do not know how surprised I was. Thats what you say Paying it forward, so there is something little in the mail to you to to say a very BIG THANKS.I did not include a thankyou card as the lady at the post office was rushing me. So may I say a BigTHANKYOU again.
I got the charm today, thank you so much! It was exactly what I wanted!
It was a pleasure doing business with you.
I received the pink rhinestone brooch today and it's just wonderful! I'll be adding it to my comet pin collection.Thanks for the careful packaging. I appreciate that very much!
Hello Trudy! Lovely and sweet necklace arrived today.The silver earrings I bought from you ages ago are worn out from wearing them so much. I have truly enjoyed them!
Will be checking for more of your lovely items...
Hi!!! The avon heart necklace came today. I lOVE the necklace!!! Thanks for letting me know you recieved the payment. I love your Rubylane shop!!!
I was finally able to take the earrings to a small, local jeweler today and she thinks the stones are either topaz or zircon. Her shop had quite a fair number of items containing those stones, so I'm sure she's familiar with them. She also said colored gems are cut many different ways and don't necessarily come to a point on the back side. She steam cleaned them, but they still have that 'tacky' feeling. Regardless, I think you were right and am happy to keep them!
Again, I sincerely appreciate how graciously you handled my questions. And, as to your previous question about my shopping experience, nothing could have been done to make it more pleasant, easy, and reassuring! From the initial phone call to this point, it was truly a pleasure doing business with you. Every time I wear the earrings, I will remember your kindness!