About River Queen
Our Service Pledge To You:
My pledge to you is: I will strive to offer you great items at a fair price and try to accurately describe and photograph them. I want you to be thrilled with everything that you buy from me and return to shop again. I love hearing from my customers, so please, if you collect, send me your want list. If you have some knowledge about something that I have for sale, don't hesitate to email me and let me know. I love to learn new things. If you have questions about or need more photos of anything for sale, please let me know. That is the beauty of email, and I check mine several times a day, unless I am out on the search or running the dreaded errands.
I am very good about communication with my customers and I hope that you will do me the same courtesy. I always email you to let you know that your new treasure has been shipped. I prefer PayPal, a Money Order or a Cashiers Check for the more expensive items. PayPal is the fastest and most secure way to buy on line. It is free, easy and fast to set up an account. NO Personal Checks. Money orders or cashiers checks speed things up. I find that the larger grocery stores have a pretty fair price on the money orders. Here in Florida, the Sweet Bay stores sell them for around 80 cents. My bank wanted $8.00. If you do wish to pay with either a Money Order or Cashiers Check, PLEASE... email me and let me know that this is how you wish to pay and let me know when you send it. I will let you know when it is shipped. PayPal is almost instant and very secure and my favorite as it also allows you to pay with a credit card for even more convenience. Gotta love the internet.
Welcome to "River Queen". I will be offering an assortment of hand picked antiques and collectibles such as cat figurines, dog figurines and bird figurines, vintage kitchen items, old religious prints, religious relics & religious statues, Bossons Chalkware, Pickard China, Limoges Porcelain, Sterling Silver Taxco jewelry, Czechoslovakian perfume bottles, 1950s retro, commercial perfumes, vanity items, Sterling & enamel souvenir spoons, old fishing lures, retro and mid century decor, vintage sewing items, antique buttons, vintage cookbooks, vintage Christmas ornaments, vintage ceramic Christmas trees, old costume jewelry and anything else retro, vintage or antique that catches my eye.
You will always find a wonderful variety of items at River Queen. I will enjoy finding them and then happily pass them along to you. I pride myself on finding fabulous and sometimes unusual items, for you to cherish for years to come. I also pack them very well so that they arrive safe and sound at their new home.
Here is a little bit about me.....
My name is Cyndie and... I AM A COLLECTOR.... I love to treasure hunt. It's an addiction. My earliest memories are of when I was about 8 years old. My sisters and I tagging along behind our mother as she poked through antique shops and thrift stores, even when we were out of town. Our home was a wonderful collection of great antique and vintage items. She loved old things and I developed a good eye through osmosis, I guess. Or maybe it is in my gene pool, the "collector gene". One of my first "bargains'" was a Smiley Pig Cookie Jar by Shawnee Pottery for 50 cents at the local Salvation Army Store and 40 plus years later, that great old cookie jar sits on my kitchen counter still in perfect condition. I love to "rescue" unwanted items and find them a new home with someone who will love them for another 20 or 30 years. Some things just deserve to be rescued. Recycling at it's best!! I am out almost every weekend looking for exciting finds to add to my own collections and to yours. I live in Florida (God's Waiting Room) and there are several estate sales to choose from every weekend as well as loads of thrift and antique shops. I am in heaven!!!
I have always dreamed of opening an antique shop of my own. I often say to my friends, "I could live in an antique store", because I love to sit and look around my home at all the neat vintage things that I have found through the years. Remembering where I found them and what a great deal I got. Or not. This shop on Ruby Lane is the best of both worlds for you and me. Because it is on the internet, you don't have to leave your home to shop and my shop never closes. You can shop in the middle of the night if you want to. In your pajamas! So make yourself a cup of Hot Chocolate and sit down and browse. I hope you will come by on a regular basis. If you subscribe to my shop, Ruby Lane will send you an email whenever I add new items.
I have been a buyer and used to be a seller on Ebay since 1995 with over 1250 positive feed back ratings.
Here are a few excerpts out of emails from satisfied customers;
"The Elizabeth Arden Cat sachet arrived yesterday and is sleeping well in my house."
"My Bossons piece is beautiful and very well cared for. Thanks for the super packaging and the super fast shipping. I am Happy Happy!! Would love to do business again."
"I am extremely pleased with everything, great condition, and here in time for Christmas".
"Nice biliken bolo tie! Thanks."
"Wow! this old corkscrew is much bigger in person than I expected. It's amazing. Thank you."
"Awesome earrings! and so securely shipped. Thanks for the friendly e-mails. Thank you! "
"Wonderful Norell Body Lotion!!! Thanks, I will be checking your store often for more great bargains!"
"The bottle arrived safe and sound today. Thank you very much!
Keep finding those treasures out there, for us.........."
"Just a note to let you know the gold and turquoise pin
arrived today and it is just GORGEOUS!!!!, Thanks so much for a
fast mailing and excellent packing. I just LOVE IT!".......
"Just a quick note to let you know I received my beeeaauuuuutifuulll cobalt blue candlesticks. I have been looking forever for a pair! So, thank you for being a part of their inevitable destiny that brought them safely to me.