One stop shop for interesting Antiques, Fine Art & Collectibles
About Yesteryear Essentials
Our Service PledgeAt Yesteryear Essentials, we pledge outstanding customer service and fast response to all orders and questions; always within 24 hours. In addition, we guarantee the authenticity of each of our items! We carefully research and photograph every item and guarantee each one to be "as described or better". All items are carefully protected in a smoke and odor free environment!
About UsYesteryear Essentials is a local, independent family run antiques store in Los Angeles, CA. We are a husband and wife team (Pearse and Sinead - nice Irish names) and we established Yesteryear Essentials in the fall of 2011. I had been studying antiques for many years and during a flight from Portland to Los Angeles the concept of Yesteryear Essentials was born. Within 6 months this concept became a reality and 3 years later Sinead left her corporate insurance job to join me in my successful endeavor proving that you can make your life-long passion a career.
Originally from Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, we moved to California in 2006. Growing up in an early Victorian house, it became apparent to me how durable and style resilient antiques were. Listening to the old, eclectic characters in my small village talking about the past and fueled with an interest in history, I realized the practical, interesting and aesthetic value of antiques from a very young age. This in turn led to a strong interest in collectibles and, over time, a deep passion for both. It is without doubt in my DNA to appreciate anything of quality and I have always wanted to find out the story behind each and every discovered treasure. We both love searching out “new” old things and have fun researching their specific purposes and history.
At Yesteryear Essentials our collections offer an insight into where our sentiments lie - from the infinite sadness of the trenches to the subsequent hedonism of the 1920s. I love the contrast of the over-intricate Victorian decadence to the sparseness and practicality of mid-century life. Every style tells a story of the people and the time it reflects and we should all invite a piece of that history into our lives.
Sinead and I spend most of our time at estate sales and flea markets finding the most interesting and high quality treasures for our store. We are always friendly, fair and honest and love to hear from people interested in antiques, art and collectibles - contact us anytime.
CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS FOR YESTERYEAR ESSENTIALS:
“Such an awesome piece. Item as pictured. Packaged with care. Delivered quickly. Seller was extremely nice to deal with. Thank you.”
“By far the best ebay seller I have purchased from. Superior item & shipping A+++”
“Many many thanks for the booklet. Its Superb, and am delighted as its a birthday present for my dad, who worked for BOAC during the 70's. Your service was fantastic and I'll definitely be using you again.”
“This item is completely unique. This is why I love Etsy, they have helped me find a completely special and rare item to enhance my home. I didn't want a 'run of the mill' entry porch light and boy have I struck gold with this one! It looks stunning. From purchase, to shipping (which I might add was excellent. Packed well and arrived in very good time. They even included the light bulb in the shipment!) and now to installation all went smoothly and I literally couldn't be happier. I would definitely shop from this seller again and thoroughly recommend them.”
"Fantastic seller and item! Wow...lightening fast shipping! A++++Thank you!"