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About Appletree Junction Antiques

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Welcome to Appletree Junction Antiques! Our main goal is to provide our customers with professional service along with quality Vintage and Antique Collectibles including a huge inventory of Jewelry. Your happiness with the items that you purchase and the service you receive from us is our first priority. We respond to all orders within 24 hours, usually within 1 to 2 hours. All items are MINT unless otherwise described. We guarantee the authenticity of all our items and accept all major credit or debit cards directly through Paypal without signing up. We also accept Paypal payments.

We do have layaway...half is due at the time of purchase via paypal and the second half is due in 30 days. Items purchased on layaway are eligible for exchange only.

About Us

Welcome to our vintage, antique jewelry collectible store! Kick off your shoes, sit back and relax while we share with you our treasures, 'from your .....past memories'! We invite you to get lost in our treasure chest full of antiques, collectibles and lots of sparkling vintage costume and fine jewelry. We're sure you will find a piece of your 'past memories', while you get lost in our vast inventory of yesterdays unusual and hard to find antiques and collectible vintage and antique jewelry, pottery, kitchenware, glassware and much much more! We go to great lengths to research our products and guarantee the authenticity of each.

We have been in the retail and antique business for over 30 years, taking great care in providing our customers with quality products, personal and professional service.

PLEASE NOTE, we can now offer First Class mail International now to Australia!

All Canadian and England Jewelry orders over $125.00 will receive free 1st Class mail delivery via the USPS. Save on shipping with combined orders. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We welcome offers and combined orders so you may save on shipping and insurance!

We accept ALL major credit card and debit card payments including American Express, Discover, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa through paypal! You may simply send your payment using your credit card via Paypal without signing up. We believe this is the safest way for both our customers and ourselves to receive payments. We also accept PayPal payments postal money orders and personal checks.

All Postal and Paypal orders will be shipped within 1 to 2 days after payment is received.

ALL orders ~ Your newly founded vintage treasure will be packed with exceptional care! We use strong boxes to ship your newly found treasure, which includes our jewelry items as well. Normally we ship using the United States Postal Service with Insurance and delivery confirmation. Larger items may be shipped via UPS. We always insure every order. Customers who request their shipment mailed without insurance must state so in writing via e-mail. We offer FREE shipping and insurance on many US jewelry orders!!

We also have our own layaway...half due at the time of purchase via paypal and the second half is due in 30 days. Items purchased on layaway are eligible for exchange only.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please e-mail us for shipping charges. PLEASE NOTE, WE CAN NOW OFFER SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA WITH FIRST CLASS MAIL INTERNATIONAL . All International orders must be paid through Paypal or by a United States International Postal Money Order. Buyer is responsible for shipments to country's that will not allow us to insure. For priority shipping and insurance please contact us for the price. We offer FREE 1st class international shipping without insurance on Canadian and UK international jewelry orders $100.00 and over. This includes combined jewelry orders as well! We understand that you pay import tax and your end. However it would be against our laws for us to under right or over right numbers on any federal forms,

If you have any questions please contact us 815-503-3683 and well come to Appletree Junction Antiques!!

Here's what some of our customers have said:


Just want to thank you for sending the Sarah Coventry set, so sweetly packaged. It was the sixth set I received after scouring the internet for just a couple of hours over the last month or so.

I come from a large family of 11 children; 6 girls, 5 boys. Once when we were young, my mom went to a neighbor's Sarah Coventry jewelry party, and bought the green "moonstone" pendant and the earrings. Besides a beautiful engraved sweater guard she rec'd as a gift when she was the maid of honor at her sister's wedding, and a string of pearls she bought when she was single, the Sarah Coventry set was all she had for jewelry, not counting her engagement and wedding ring.

The sweater guard and the necklace and earrings (she did not have the matching bracelet) were always kept in a fancy bon-bon dish that had been a wedding gift that she kept on her bureau. There were few occasions for her to wear the earrings and the necklace-- on holiday gatherings, and when my parents went out for dinner once a year on their anniversary. But us girls always liked to take them out of the bonbon dish and try them on--they seemed so precious and glamorous. Somehow we knew the brand name--we knew they were Sarah Coventry, and just the name seemed exclusive to us.

As we grew up and left home, Mom's jewelry collection grew in a modest way. She got pieces as gifts from us, Dad, and her sisters. She had more expendable cash to buy things for herself. As her jewelry pieces increased, somehow, the Sarah Coventry earrings and necklace disappeared--maybe Mom gave them to a church bazaar's white elephant table, or we used them in a costume for a school play and lost them. But even thought they were long gone, we girls never forgot those green and gold Sarah Coventry earrings and necklace.

Last summer it hit me that there might be some online to buy, and I started thinking what fun it would be for my sisters and I to each have a pair of those earrings. I had fun googling and looking at all the Sarah Coventry out there to be had, but did not find Mom's set. This winter, I thought of it again, and this time, there they were! Over several weeks I found 6 pairs of the earrings, some sold as sets with the necklace, and a couple also with the bracelet.

The set from Appletree Junction in Illinois that came in the mail today was the last to arrive, joining packages from vintage collectors in Chicago, Alaska, California, Washington, and Iowa. The prices ranged from exceptionally reasonable to way over priced, but, of course, they are priceless, and I would have paid almost amount! I will send one out to each of my 5 sisters, who now live in VT, NH, MA and France, with strict orders not to open them until we all have a pkg to open on one of our weekly "Sisters Zooms." (Naturally, I am keeping one set for myself!) I know they will squeal with delight and surprise--a sweet memory of our mom, who looked especially beautiful with the earrings and pendant on.

I expect you are already well aware that when you sell your vintage jewelry pieces, sometimes you are linking them with a memory of the past, but just wanted to share the story of what these earrings and necklace mean to me and how tickled my sisters will be to see them again. Thank you!

Best wishes!

Dear Mel ~ Teresa,

The boat light and necklace/earrings arrived last night about 7
pm. I had been afraid the package was lost or damaged, and that
is why it was taking so long to come across the Hudson River from
NJ to Manhattan. But no, the box was in perfect shape. I was
surprised that you had sent it two-day delivery Priority Mail
because it took about two weeks instead of two days. I don’t know
what the delay was it, but the box came before Christmas, and I
am very pleased with both items. And a special thanks for
leaving the two batteries in the light! I was going to go out
and buy batteries when I decided to push the switch, and low and
behold the light came on! So thank you for all the care you put
into customer service. Your care shows, and I appreciate it very

Best wishes to you!

My dear Teresa,
My magnificent lamp arrived yesterday. I got a notice from our Post Office, and picked it up today. Occasionally, online purchases disappoint. But this time I am DELIGHTED!
Your description of it, the photos you posted, was right on. It was packed exceptionally well in the sturdy box, with care, and using all the necessary supplies.
Our Post Office in Canada is very slow. I live half the year in Florida, the rest of the year here, so I knew it would take forever to get here.
All of that is over now! I couldn’t be more happy with my lamp!!! Thank you SO much.
We will do business again, I am sure.

Ruby Lane shopper Linda has a question about Purchase Order #5617945.

Dear Mel ~ Teresa,

Hi from Down Under,
Thank you for letting me know my purchase is on it's way to me.
So many sellers neither acknowledge receipt of payment, nor
advise me that my purchase is posted, so I am grateful that you
do both and also thanked me for my purchase. It makes the
transaction all the more friendly and instills confidence that
the seller has integrity.

I look forward to receiving my pendant and leaving feedback for
you. 𘘃
Kind regards,

Dear Mel ~ Teresa,
I am unable to use the Leave Feedback feature for some reason,
but I wanted you to know that I received the Lenox coffee set in
perfect condition and it is perfect as far as I can tell! I
couldn't be more pleased!

Thank you for the great price and packing it so well that it
arrived intact.

Warm regards,


Hi Teresa, Hi Mel,
I received my necklace this morning and would like to thank you
for this purchase which went so well. I adored the packaging !
Such a sweet surprise that made me smile with pleasure. The
necklace is in fine condition and is very pretty.
I left you a 5-star evaluation with my comments and hope to
return to purchase from you again soon.
Best regards and have a lovely day !

Purchase order 3952910 arrived this morning. Such wonderful
service and the items were exactly as advertised. It was so nice
that you gift wrapped them and packaging was excellent. The
items are for my personal collection and you will be a favorite
for me. Thank you. Nancy

A shopper from Ruby Lane has this question for you about
Purchase Order - Sold Item(s) 3746798

Dear Teresa
Today I received the package containing the lovely gold tone
parure and equally lovely rhodium plated ring I bought from your
The package arrived very fast and well protected. I love both
items in it.
It was a pleasure purchasing from you. Thank you.
I wish you and yours happy holidays
Best regards

To: Teresa Pinter

Hi Teresa, I am delighted, it is so fast. It will be here, well before Christmas. Thank you for the tracking order and particulars.

It has been an absolute treasure shopping with you all at your shop. Your service, attention to detail, helpfulness, generosity, will never be forgotten.

I can hardly wait and will advise immediately the package arrives.

Best wishes, Robyn Australia

Mel and Teresa,
I just wish to let you both know that my parcel arrived this
morning. Thank you so much for the most beautiful and safe
packaging. Each and every item is simply exquisite!.
I am so glad I came across your shop!. I shall most definitely be
Wishing you both a most wonderful day. :)

The jewelry is gorgeous! Great condition. I am so pleased with it plus the care in which you took to wrap each item securely. The gift bags were as pretty as the jewelry! I have ordered quite a bit of vintage jewelry lately from several shops and your care in packaging and presentation was over the top! Your shop is top on my list! Thanks.

Dear Teresa and Mel, Your parcel arrived safely today - I AM ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED WITH THE GREEN COCKTAIL GLASSES - THEY ARE WONDERFUL! Thank you both so much - I shall be sure to shop again. With kindest regards, Diana.

To Mel & Teresa: The Lefton Holly Christmas dishes are beautiful! Thank you for a masterful and careful job of wrapping and securing the dishes for shipping. They arrived flawless! It's the most impressive mail order packaging I've received, ever! I appreciate the care you took to insure a safe arrival for a such a large, fragile, and heavy order (last year, through e bay, I lost four plates to breakage with a poorly supported package). Best wishes,J. Elizabeth Phillips

Hi Mel and Teresa The fabulous sunglasses arrived today and when I popped them on I felt like a movie star!! thank you so much Danielle

Mel & Teresa, Thank you so very much for your kind and expeditious customer service. You folks are so very accommodating and I much appreciated your assistance with my mailing issue. Purchasers can feel confident that you are honest and committed to excellence in customer satisfaction. Maureen in Pennsylvania.

Dear Teresa,The items arrived. They are lovely and in such nice wrapping.It is always a pleasure when a buyer can tell how well a seller cares for her pieces. These were presented and described perfectly and are as I imagined. Beautiful

Best Wishes, Barbara

I picked up my necklace from the post office yesterday, and came back today to rave about you, but couldn't find an area for feed back. So, I'm sending you this email to let you know how impressed I am with your service. Buying from a new retailer online is always a very nerve wrecking experience for me. You never know if the quality is going to live up to the image, or if it's really the same item. And then if it is, you worry about how secure the item will be packaged. Well, I just wanted to let you know that I think you excel in all of these. The item not only matched what was described but is even more beautiful in person. And the packaging was very, very secure. Thanks for taking such care with the necklace, as you can tell it arrived in pristine condition. Tisa

Teresa_ Hi!
I rec'd the above set on Friday....GORGEOUS! Thank you! I'm very happy
with my purchase from you. The necklace and bracelet are even better
looking in "person" than the picture is on the internet! Will not hesitate to do
business with you again. I hope to get to your shop in the spring or summer as I do not live far from you.

Thanks again! Marge

A shopper from Ruby Lane has this question for you: The Squeezo Strainer arrived late yesterday afternoon. Three days from ordering!! It is in excellent shape -- looks as though it has never been used. All parts are there. I am thrilled with it. And the kitchen is full of ripe tomatoes waiting to become sauce. Thank you for your superior quality and service. Marcia

Hi,You will be very glad to know that this has turned up. It must have been the air strike, Anyhow I now have the goods and am very pleased with them. You have been great sellers to work with as you show concern for the customer. Thank you again.Regards,Kerri

Hi Mel and Teresa:
I'm writing to let you know the little Fatsy pig arrived today, safe and sound in his little box. He is just perfect! Thank you for the very fast and superior service. I have never purchased on Ruby Lane before. Is there any sort of feedback I need to leave for you on that system? Do let me know and I will be happy to take care of it.
Thanks again and enjoy your summer.


The wall plaques arrived today without any damage and they are wonderful. We thank you and appreciate getting these to us in a timely manner. We are station in Japan with the Marines and it is so nice to conduct business with such professional individuals such as yourselves. Again, thanks.

Hi, the ring just came in yesterday, I love the chunky size of the ring! It fit me so perfectly like it was custom-made (i do have a small size 4 ring finger). Excellent packing skills too!I'm very happy with it. Thank you for a pleasant shopping experience.....Warm wishes, Nicole.

Wanted to let you know that the earrings arrived today and they are beautiful. Thanks for the fast friendly e-mails and shipping. And I loved the little gift pouch with coordinating gift wrap paper. Best of luck to you, and I look forward to shopping with you again!

Regards Diane

Just wanted to let you know that my jewelry items arrived the other day and I am very pleased. They are all lovely pieces, but the carved bakelite rose necklace is absolutely AWESOME!!! The design on the brass frame-setting is beautiful and the bright coral-orange colored bakelite rose against the black glass background is so striking...even the chain is fabulous!!! I will definitely put your shop in my "favorite places" and visit often.
Thanks so much!

This is my very long overdue "thank you" for the above noted order.
I am thrilled with everything!!
And the wonderful presentation/packaging - oh my - the attention to detail!
I was giddy, oooohhhh.... aaahhhhh....., it was like Christmas morning!

Thank you so much for letting me know you received my payment. You have provided amazing customer support, and all with me spending only $34.00. I certainly will recommend you to others and will shop with you again in the future.


Good afternoon,
My order from your shop arrived safely this morning. Upon opening the box; it was obvious that each item was well packed and spotlessly clean. Great job - you are as meticulous as I am - a quality I value quite highly. I meant to mention the day I spoke with you; how much I have always loved the group photo on your home page. email updates so; I has been a pleasure doing business with you, Teresa and I look forward to visiting Appletree Junction again. Thanks again and until next time, take care!
Best wishes,

The BSK brooch and earrings set (Purchase Order 647019) arrived and they are great! You are my first sale at Ruby Lane, is there a place to leave positive feedback like "e bay'? If not please know that I am not only very pleased with my purchase but also very impressed with your quick response and packaging.
Thanks Ken


> I just wanted you to know that I received my
>rosary today and it was lovely. Thanks for all
>your time and effort, the care you put into
>your business really shows.
>Thanks again,

thank you so much for your great service and ease
of purchasing from you. I appreciate it. The necklace is
beautiful. Big surprises come in small size.
Thank you again and I will be back to visit. Best wishes, Pamela

Thank you for the timely shipment in a larger box. The ring is stunning as your online photo's reflected. I'm so happy!
Erin Sprieterbach

I received your package today! Thank you for shipping it so quickly and
for taking such care with the packaging to ensure that everyone arrived
safely! The two blue glass dogs are absolutely beautiful and the family
of three are great because...well, they look remarkably like our own
three dogs, (same colors and everything!)
Thanks again! It was great doing business with you!
Happy Holidays to you too!
Take care!

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. And, MANY thanks for giving me a discount on the brooch - I definitely want to buy it, and can now afford this new price...I really, really appreciate this.
And, I'll be sure to send your website to lots of my friends (I hope you get lots of new business)!
Thanks again, and take care - I'll be sure to visit your site often (and I'll let you know when the brooch arrives).
Lori ~ from N.Y.C.

Happy to hear your received my Money Order and thanks for letting me know so promptly. I wish all my online transactions were as painless as this one has been. Hats off to you!! Will keep my eye out for the package. Thanks again! Joy

The package arrived in this morning.
I'm very pleased with the beautiful items just as they
were described. I love them.
Thank you very much for everything!
Your packing was also perfect.
I'd be back to your store soon again.
Thank you,

The wishing well wall pocket came today around 11:00. It arrived safe and sound and you packed it well.Thanks!!! Does Ruby Lane have a Feedback section? I haven't bought much from them. If they do tell me how to get to it. and I will be glad to give you one. You are good to deal with. Thanks, The w.p. it's adorable,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Have a great day- Lillian

Just to let you know I received the item today, and what can I say absolutely superb! Wonderful postage and packaging, customer service A+++. Thank you once again a pleasure to do business with you.

Hi, Wanted to let you know the head vase came in yesterday and she is beautiful. Great packing job and thanks for a great online shopping experience.

I have received the lamp and I am very pleased. It will be a wonderful gift. Thank you. Your packing is exceptional. Have a great day!


Thank you for your information of shipping four boxes and a check in the amount of $1.65.
I am looking forward to the future and out new business relations with you, too. Thanks again for your good relationship.

You are a terrific seller. I only wish
everyone was like you!!!!!! I was so pleased I can't
express it in words. thanks again and hope to hear
from you.
Mel ~ Teresa
PO Box 21
Mendota , IL 61342
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