Pippa Tree

Pippa Bear, Limburg, Netherlands   
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About Pippa Tree

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About Us
✦ Pippa Tree Curated Treasures has been selling vintage and antique items online now for several years and has many loyal and happy customers. We have literally hundreds of testimonials (please scroll down to see some of them).

* We are really delighted to now be open here on Ruby Lane and can't wait to help you with your purchase or question.

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Who we are

✦ My name is Pippa Anais Bear and I am an American / British woman (I grew up in England but was born in the USA). I now live in Maastricht, in the South of The Netherlands with my British husband, son and two little white dogs. My husband does the photography for the business and helps with the accounts whilst I do the rest. (Our son even helps sometimes too when he's not too busy with his University course).

✦ We live in the all time ideal location for finding antique treasures as we live directly on the border of three countries and can easily travel to many others from here. We regularly search the auction houses, markets and little shops of Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, England, Austria, Spain and Italy to bring you beautiful fine and collectible antique and period jewelry, rare textiles and other lovely vintage treasures. These are exquisite pieces usually from 1715 -1950, carefully selected for modern wear, use and collection.

✦ I have a passion for Georgian, Edwardian, Victorian, Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco antiques, specifically fine textiles, lace, jewelry and bridal wear, but I am continuously expending my horizons and am just starting to branch out into Art Deco lighting and pre-1940 German doll houses and room boxes.

✦ I am a member of the American Society of Jewelry Historians and a gemology study with GIA. I am constantly learning and I love what I do.

* I truly love my customers and I thank each one of you for helping make Pippa Tree what it has become. This business makes me very happy and my wish is to share the happiness with you.

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Our Beginnings

* Pippa Tree was born in earnest during the years we lived in Berlin. After repeatedly finding stunning old things in the markets and little shops of Berlin, I realized that these remarkable treasures absolutely had to be shared with the world and brought to others who appreciated fine craftsmanship and rare beauty.

* I began to specialize in antique bridal tiaras and bouquets, fine jewelry and unique textiles, always keeping wearability and contemporary context in mind. I became addicted to fine materials such as untreated coral, amber, real jet and old silks and to expand my buying sources across Europe. I started then to branch out to pre-1950s German dolls houses in my wish to bring their astonishing craftsmanship and humor to the wider world.

* The response to these lovely things has been absolutely phenomenal! Pippa Tree items have been worn at the most magical of weddings and used in magazine photo-shoots; they have been enjoyed, admired and collected by people all over the world. They have been mentioned in many high-profile blogs, including Martha Stewart Living and Eastside Bride.

* We now live in the ideal location for sourcing treasures and we continue to learn and grow.

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Here are just some of many hundreds of customer testimonials:

‘Hello dear Pippa,
The parcel arrived yesterday and I want to thank you for such wonderful items. I am truly amazed about the fantastic condition of the dress. And best of all, it fits perfectly and what a stunning beauty it is!
Pippa, you are a lovely seller and a pleasure to deal with.
All the best,
C’

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Classy, classy person! Top-notch in every way — communication, dedication, description, shipping. One of the best transactions I’ve ever had in my life. Thanks Pippa Tree for everything! – Ann

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‘Dear Pippa,

You have just made my millennium. I had not been into my office last week so this morning your parcel was waiting for me. What can I say? Every single piece is stunning and I cannot thank you enough. They are all truly beautiful and just as you described them. I cannot tell you how happy you have made me and I can’t wait to show everyone I know. Breathtaking!

Pippa I wanted to thank you again for the corsage. It really is lovely, a real breath of fresh air. I also wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me. It is an absolute pleasure talking to you and you run an amazing company. You push the boundaries with your choices and that makes you very unique. It is just the sort of service any bride or collector needs.
I hope you keep sending me details of new finds and I certainly can’t wait to hear about your adventures at the Paris flea markets.
Have a really lovely day and thank you.

With kind regards
Toni’

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Hi Pippa,

Thankyou, Thankyou! They are fabulous! I’m so pleased you are selling again, you are the best!

Xxxx Flick

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‘Dear Pippa

I wanted to thank you so much. The two garlands and the French bouquet arrived today and what can I say! They are all beautiful. I really love the woodland look with those stunning little leaves, so much so in fact that I have just purchased the other garland you have on your site.

Thank you again and I hope you have a great weekend.’

A Customer

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Hi Pippa,

I received the tiara last Wednesday, and I can’t thank you enough! It is so gorgeous! Wow!

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

- J

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Hi Pippa,

I received the tiara and I absolutely adore it. Thank you so much. I am so excited to wear it and I will be sure to send you some photos.

R

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‘Pippa,

I’m so sorry that I have not wrote you sooner to thank you for a selling me such beautiful pieces of art and history I’m in LOVE with them … I received them about two weeks ago

Thank you thank you thank you!!! I look forward to doing business with you again in the future!!!’

Valerie

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Dear Pippa,

If you ever make a trip out to the Bay Area and need a place to stay, you’ve got one!! I feel so comfortable writing with you! You’re the best seller I’ve ever experienced.

Thanks again, Pippa!

Best,
Ann

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‘Thanks so so much Pippa, I received Mother Mary today such a beautiful statue am proud to have her in my home and thank you somuch for the little gifts you have sent me they are so exquisite, thank you very much’ – a customer

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‘Dear Pippa

Sorry I haven’t been back to you sooner. I don’t know where the week has gone to.

I want to say a huge thank you. Today I opened your parcels and WOW! I cannot get over the headdress, it is absolutely stunning. If ever you find anything else like it please let me know. The shawls are beautiful as always and the tablecloth is incredible. It is so different and there is so much work in it. The flowers are amazing. I don’t think I will be parting with those.

Have a wonderful day and thank you again Pippa.

With kind regards

- a customer.

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Dear Pippa

I want to say a huge thank you. We have just opened your parcel and cannot believe our eyes. Everything is absolutely stunning. The garland with hundreds of white flowers is gorgeous and the bags of flowers that came with them are so beautiful. It looks amazing on and is so comfortable. The garland that came with that amazing little cross is astounding. As you said it is 140 years old yet looks as though it was made yesterday. The French set is just lovely and how refreshing to see something in its original box. Thank you for including the veil pins, I love them. Also, thank you for including the pieces of broken garland. Now, onto the museum piece. Wow! Words cannot describe. I feel very privileged to add this to my collection and, again, all thanks to you. Truly remarkable. I have decided to stop buying wax flowers as I have many of these but not enough of the fabric garlands you have introduced to me. You have changed the direction of my collection and for the better so thank you. I will be concentrating on these and beaded garlands. I managed to acquire one recently which is made of semi precious stones. I love everything you have sourced for me but my favourites have to be the pink beaded garland from the Black Forest and the monks garland of hundreds of white flowers with the bunches of flowers. I also love the French bouquet. I still obviously love the myrtle garlands.’

A customer

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‘I just wanted to thank you for the WONDERFUL items.’ – a customer

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Hi Pippa!

Wow — a big, gigantic thank you! It’s so lovely. Arrived safely!
It’s just stunning. I love the frame as much as the headpiece!!

A million thanks. And how on earth did it arrive so soon? When my mail lady walked over a big package to me this afternoon, I was sure she had the wrong address. Then I saw “Berlin.” : )

T H A N K Y O U S O M U C H!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Ann

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Dear Pippa,

I think the only way I wouldn’t be buying antiques from you is if you decided to stop selling them. I love your choices and trust you completely. I think you run a great business and, as I have said before, you have a great eye. Lots of people sell antiques but they don’t have your passion, even to the point of not bothering to describe a piece in detail. As the buyer you then end up writing to people asking them what they should have already told you. I have lost count of the amount of times people say ‘excellent vintage condition’ only to find what they really mean is ‘this dress/hat has been dragged through a hedge backwards, and stamped on’. You also always manage to come up with something different.’

- A Customer.

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I absolutely love it, it’s perfect. I can’t wait to wear it. I will send you photos. Many thanks,’ CS

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‘Hi Pippa,

I was so surprised to get the earrings today. They are every bit as wonderful as I hoped. I love how the sit on my ear and they are the perfect color for me. Thank you for the note. You sound like such a loving woman. It has been a pleasure to have our paths cross.

Very best,
Gari’

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‘Dear Pippa

From the bottom of our hearts thank you. We have just opened your parcel and one word springs to mind, WOW! Pippa everything is stunning. I think the flowers are really lovely and I am going to turn them into a garland. The way the flowers are put together is amazing, nothing like today’s equivalents, and the touches of gold on the flowers and feathers really set them off. Isn’t it strange but in todays world, with all the technology we possess, we do not seem to be able to emulate the wonderful colours that you only truly see in vintage treasures.

The velvet square is incredible and very, very beautiful as is the bird embroidery. Again the colours are amazing and the workmanship is second to none. If you find anything else like the velvet square I would love to see it. I want to get it framed. The imagery is fantastic.

Now the shawls. We cannot stop smiling. They are sublime. Please, please, please find me some more. They are without a doubt two of the best pieces of beadwork/embroidery I have ever seen. They are so different and the craftsmanship is out of this world. Thank you so much.

My husband has asked me to send you a great big thank you. The weight is wonderful and he loves it, as do I. He has some similar but not that size so he has placed it in a display with the others and it looks perfect. It was so kind of you to send him this. It will be treasured.

You never fail to amaze me. Your choice of antique is outstanding in every way and you are an absolute joy to know.

Once again, thank you. Have a lovely weekend Pippa.

With kind regards
A customer.’

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‘Hi Pippa,
You are such a sweetheart. Yes, I would love to see garlands when you
obtain others. It sounds like you have a great picker. She/he has a good eye.
I sure wish I had seen this one before it sold. )>:

Thank you! Smiles- PH'

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‘Pippa – you are a breath of fresh air! Its truly been a pleasure to work with you.’ – A customer.

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Hi Pippa,
I just wanted to let you know that my rings arrived. They are so beautiful! Actually, I’m wearing the garnet ring right now. My boyfriend won’t let me wear the art deco ring until he can give it to me as a birthday present! I tried it on and it fits well and is so pretty. It’s hard to have to keep waiting but I know the wait is worth it!
I also wanted to thank you for the warm wishes.
Have a wonderful day!’
A customer

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‘Hi Pippa,
I just wanted to let you know that my package arrived today and I couldn’t be happier! I love every piece, but my favorite are the earrings, they are absolutely stunning. I put them on as soon as I unwrapped them and got so many compliments.
Thanks again, and I’ll be sure to check out your new items often.’
L

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‘Hello!Thank you. The necklace is absolutely beautiful. It has such classic proportions and hangs in the most lovely way. It got here so fast too. I will be checking in on your shop often to see the treasures. Best of luck!’
A customer

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‘And as far as the headpiece goes – I got it in the mail yesterday! It’s just as beautiful as you described. I love it so much.’
A customer

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‘Without a doubt one of the most amazing pieces I have ever purchased. As always I have received the most amazing service. Thank you Pippa.’
A customer.

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Beautiful. I can’t take this shawl off. A million thank yous. – Toni

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‘Dear Pippa

I collected another of your parcels from work today. Thank you so much. Yet again everything is absolutely stunning.
The beaded garland is just lovely. It is so feminine and neat. It is in amazing condition. The silver garland is incredibly beautiful. I think it is one of my favourites and if you ever find another I would love to see it. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the bouquet. It is perfect and the detail is breathtaking. Again, I would love to buy more bouquets if possible. Finally, thank you very much for the applique. It is absolutely beautiful and will be treasured.

- A customer’

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‘Incredibly beautiful piece. Absolutely amazing service and attention to detail. Thank you.’ A customer.

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‘Beautiful product and amazing service. Thank you.’ A customer

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‘Simply beautiful. An incredible company to deal with.’ A customer

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‘Another amazing find at Pippatree. Great service and a pleasure to deal with.’ A customer

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‘Incredible service and amazing products. An absolute pleasure to deal with.’ A customer

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‘Stunning! At Pippatree you are always assured of finding something out of the ordinary. You can always guarantee great service and attention to detail. A pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend Pippatree’ TE

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‘As always amazing service and a beautiful product.’ A customer

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Breathtakingly beautiful. Yet another stunning piece of history. Thank you for everything – Enigma Insulations

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Dear Pippa

I want to say a huge thank you for all the items you have sent recently. We left opening them until my husband came out of hospital as your parcels are always such a treat and it was something lovely to look forward to. As always, they didn’t disappoint. We both love everything you sent. My husband rather hurriedly displayed the little box amongst his treasures on the book shelves and I squirreled away the brooches. They are just lovely. I know I say it every time but it’s true, you have such an eye. I really appreciate you sending the feathers. They are wonderful. It is always good when hat embellishments are sewn to pads as they are so easy to apply. I have several berets which need cheering up for the winter months and these will be just perfect. I will team them with Art Deco hat flashes. I love adding feathers and brooches to bags, hats and shawls or making corsages out of them. Thank you again Pippa, they will be treasured and enjoyed.

- A Customer

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An incredible piece of workmanship. What an eye you have. Thank you so much as always – Enigma Insulations.

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‘Pippa goes out of her way to find the perfect antique piece for you. Super fast communication and a genuine love for what she does. She found my wedding headpiece – it’s so rare and unique. I can’t wait to wear it! Thanks again Pippa!’- S.E

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‘Absolutely gorgeous and astounding!’ A.F

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‘Very nice vintage box, as described. Very friendly seller….thank you!’ H

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‘Very honest dealer. A pleasure to do business with. With thanks,’ RH

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‘These are great and for a really good price! Thank you for a smooth transaction!!! :)’ MWG

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‘Gorgeous even more beautiful than in the pictures.’ LMS.

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‘Such a beautiful piece. I was surprised at how quickly it arrived. Great shop! Nice owner!’ ER.

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‘Pippa ty SO much, arrived yesterday and I put it on straightaway! I love it!!!!!!!’ LC

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‘Am loving my necklace Pippa ! Thank you,’ – A customer

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Stunning! As always I have received the most amazing service from start to finish and the piece is just as described. I cannot thank you enough – Enigma Insulations.

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‘Hi Pippa, WOW! It actually arrived today safe and sound! After carefully undoing the many layers of packaging ( thank you) and opening the box I was speechless!So beautiful.All those little details…. so AMAZING! This piece must have a very interesting history. I do so wish that these beautiful items we come across could sometimes speak…’ – A customer

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Hi Pippa,
Just wanted to let you know that my daughter loves the vintage coral earrings I purchased from you, just before Christmas! I love them too.
Thank you,
A customer

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Such an amazing piece! Thank you! – Hollandd

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A beautiful shawl and amazing service as always. Thank you so much. – EnigmaInsulations

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An amazing piece with the most incredible workmanship. Thank you Pippa, you are a dream to deal with. – Toni

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Love this! Thanks Pippa. Such a lovely unusual item. You are my favorite shop.- Flick

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Beautiful!!! Thanks so much, very thoughtful seller! – Alana Jevert

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Beautiful item. Good service. Fast shipping. 5 Star seller – Debra

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Just gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much, I love it and can’t wait to wear it at my wedding!!! I’m so grateful for you re-listing this before going on your break!!! Wonderful!!!! – Matilda Hellbent

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Fast shipping! Amazing product!!!! Pippa, this is THE ONE for my wedding! Very happy! – KuroChiropera

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Thank you for the beautiful bangles and the little gift. I really love them and want to wear them every day! – Fraulein Claudia

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Pippa is a wonderful seller, very friendly and she responded promptly to all of my questions. The vintage dress is in an absolute fantastic condition, it looks like new. Thank you so much! – Fraulein Claudia

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Beautiful and so unusual. Thank you for finding me yet another wonderful piece of history. – Toni

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Without a doubt the best flapper headpiece in my collection. Thank you so much for finding me this amazing item. You are a pleasure to deal with. – Toni

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As always stunning items and the most incredible service. Thank you so much for everything – Toni

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Pippa is an amazing vendor; she was so great to work with while planning my wedding! I originally ordered a different crown from her, which proved to be too small, and this was the replacement. After it was lost in the mail (she was so helpful, and it was not her fault!), it finally arrived and it made my wedding. I’m so thankful to have had such a unique piece of history for my wedding day. Highly recommended! – Allison Feldmann

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Perfect. Thank you! – Preludes

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Gorgeous, thank you so very very much! – Kirsten Bauer

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Gorgeous ring! great seller to deal with and thank you so much! – Erin Hall

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Fantastic service as always – SaxonandWolf

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Understated elegance. I can’t take my eyes off them. Thank you so much… Magical is the perfect description. Yet another beautiful piece. Thank you so much Pippa… Really beautiful. Thank you so much – Toni.

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Great seller! – ERubins

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A wonderful headdress & perfect service!! Thank you so much:)! – Ninalina

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Awesome and quick delivery! Great transaction! – Anya Lipchak

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This piece is perfect in every way. You have an amazing eye… Yet another beautiful piece of history to add to my collection. Thank you for everything – Toni

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This is without a doubt the most amazing beaded piece in my collection. The fine detail and muted tones are exquisite…This piece is nothing short of enchanting. I want to thank you Pippa for helping me build the collection of my dreams – Toni

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Beautiful! – Jamie Acorne

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Great seller, beautiful piece, prompt – SaxonandWolf

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W*O*W! my package arrived today and i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything – thank you SO much super nice seller!!! – Debbie

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Lovely bag, great customer service, fast international shipping. Thank you! – HollyElliot

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So Beautiful! thank you! – LittleOldWeddingShop

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Great Items! Quick shipping! Terrific! Thanks so much! – Amanda Thon

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Highly recommend this wonderful seller. The merchandise a special find for those who love the art of antique items still found in an excellent state of quality. Thank you Pippa. I will buy again – BeeSugar

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Wow! Simply breathtaking. I feel privileged to own this magnificent piece which is truly of museum quality…Simply lovely. Thank you for including the hand written card. What a wonderful glimpse into the history of this piece. It is a great talking point. Thank you once again for a great shopping experience from start to finish…This collection is stunning and it is truly wonderful to see items such as these in their original box. What a lovely touch that you included the packs of bridal veil pins. A great big thank you… Thank you so much. 140 years old and still perfect. The mossy hand-made cross that came with this piece is just beautiful and so different. As always thank you for sourcing such amazing pieces and for providing such an incredible service – Toni

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So lovely, thank you!!!! – Camirmom

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Perfect transaction, fast shipping and very good communication +++ thanks ^^ – Themis81

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Gorgeous, thank you so much! – Homealone2

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Lovely beads, great service – Lynda Jeffrey

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LOVELY! Thank you for a very pleasant transaction. FIVE TIMES! Very impressed with Pippa – Le Jeton

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So beautiful.I love it!Thank you so much. Careful packing and quick service. Wonderful seller!!! I look forward to the chance of dealing also in the future- Tole12

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Sheer Magic! – Gari Gold Richardson

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Without a doubt one of the most amazing pieces I have ever purchased. As always I have received the most amazing service. Stunning! At Pippatree you are always assured of finding something out of the ordinary. You can always gaurantee great service and attention to detail. A pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend Pippatree…Toni

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These are great and for a really good price! Thank you for a smooth transaction!!! – Wendy

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Gorgeous and unique! Even more beautiful than in the pictures. The perfect addition to all my outfits – Larissa

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Such a beautiful piece. I was surprised at how quickly it arrived. Great shop! Nice owner! – EskiburyRose

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Pippa goes out of her way to find the perfect antique piece for you. Super fast communication and a genuine love for what she does. She found my wedding headpiece – it’s so rare and unique. I can’t wait to wear it! Thanks again Pippa! – Shannon Eileen

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Beautiful, thanks so much! Sandyjen

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Absolutely gorgeous and astounding! – Alison Feldmann

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Very nice vintage box, as described. Very friendly seller… thank you! – Hithyldy

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Gorgeous necklace! Thank you – Nataly.

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Very honest dealer. A pleasure to do business with. With thanks – A customer

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Lovely ring and it fits perfectly! Thank you so much – Hollylovesbuttons

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'Everything is just beautiful but then everything is that comes from you' - T.P

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Hi Pippa - thank you so much. Your shawls arrived to day and are beautiful. Thanks Roz:)
 
 
Pippa Bear
In Vacation Mode
Limburg, Netherlands 6221 JJ
(USA) 512 782 9734
(NL) 011 31 0628857896
We are currently on vacation until Wednesday, October 1. We will try to respond to emails during our absence. Purchase orders are welcome and will automatically reserve the item for you. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you when we get back!

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