Time in a Bottle

Melissa Smith, Coppell, TX   

HUGE MOVING SALE!!! Cost or Below Cost on Many items!

Platinum Rating Platinum
Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2002

Specializing in Antique & Vintage Collectibles, Perfume Bottles to Post Cards!

About Time in a Bottle

Our Service Pledge
We're not happy unless you are. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We will respond to questions or orders ASAP! Please email us if you find an error in the description or can add to it! That is always appreciated. We shop with our customers in mind, so let us know what you are looking for!
About Us
"TIME IN A BOTTLE" specializes in vintage and antique Vanity items from long ago. Perfume bottles, (my passion), hand-mirrors, frames, powder bowls, French boxes, compacts and antique purses, unique sewing items, ink wells, salt cellars, jewelry, cigar and cigarette holders are just some of our special, unique and rare treasures.

Recently we began adding Vintage and Antique postcards and other paper collectibles such as Lithographs, Victorian Trade Cards & Die Cuts. We love antique buttons as well. Antique Doll accessories is another new item we are collecting for you. So stop a while, relax, and check out "Time in a Bottle's" treasures...Enjoy!

We are always looking for crystal such as Lalique and Baccarat. French Porcelain like LIMOGES and SEVRES can usually be found here. Rich Enamels such as Champleve, Cloisonne, and Guilloche will usually grace our pages. We love Sterling Silver. There should be something for everyone in this pretty and fun-filled shop! Condition is always important to us, as we know it is most important to you.

VICTORIAN, ART NOUVEAU AND ART DECO are favorite eras and we strive to find items from 1800's through 1940's; a few earlier pieces and a few later. Later items will be highly collectible pieces such as Estee Lauder solid perfumes and compacts, jewelry and vintage clothes.

COME ON IN! Questions are welcome!

WE OFFER LAY-A-WAY 1/3 Down-3 Months to pay w/ check.
(NOTE: no refunds on lay-a-ways)

We are usually quick about answering emails and if we are away there will be a notice on our shop for you for the date we will return. When I get a purchase order I mail ASAP! We typically ship out a minimum of three times a week, so you never have to wait long to receive your order.

We always have lots of sales.


A PROUD MEMBER of the International Perfume Bottle Assoc. (Ask me how to join!)

We do buy certain items of interest, and sometimes take in quality items on Consignment.

Three month Lay A Way plan for items over $100.00. No refunds on Lay a way, unless item is not as described.

If there is damage to an item or you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 3 days. We stand by Ruby Lanes guidelines for returned items. Items that you choose not to insure are not refundable. The shop owner must be contacted within three days of your items arrival. Please see Ruby Lanes refund policy.

There is a 10% Restocking fee on returned items. We do not take responsibility for damage or loss of item if insurance is not purchased. Return postage will be paid by the buyer if the item is returned.

Unfortunately, I have to place a disclaimer on any perfume. Sadly, I've had perfume exchanged out before, then returned, and a few returns for the perfume because the 60 year old perfume is not quite up to snuff, or how someone remembers it. Therefore, I sell perfume bottles and some have perfume, some even unopened perfume. I'm sorry to have to do this. I understand that scent is a strong memory maker but I can't guarantee what I have not made or know the purity of the ingredients. Thank you for your kind understanding.
Melissa Smith
Home on the Range, Near Dallas, Texas. Address will be given w/ Invoice or purchase of item
Coppell, TX 75019
Tel: (214) 500-8357
Fax: (972) 304-0479
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