We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. Swami Vivekananda

Here you'll find comments written by our customers about the products they purchased. In hopes of building a genuine and inspired community, where people can share their collections, their decorating passions and their tangible love of history, these have been culled from messages shoppers have sent after they received their packages. Their words have not been altered in any way. When the  shop first opened, several companies offered to sell us hundreds of pieces of generic customer feedback and fake product reviews. We didn't even know there was such a thing! Please be assured that all these responses listed below are 100% authentic from real people who bought real items and shared their real stories. Hope you enjoy learning more about your fellow vintage collectors!


10.01.23 - Dear Katherine, I just got back home and saw my "new" vintage cookbooks. The condition of the books is exactly as described, but what caught my attention was the packaging! I must say, I shop online more than anything, yet this by far is the most beautiful package I have ever received. I enjoyed the gift wrap and thoughtful message. Also, I really appreciate the partial refund for the shipping rate. I look forward to finding other gems from your shop. Kind regards,
Dana A.


08.19.23 - Hello, just received my first order and I am over the moon. The packaging was meticulous not to my mention my plates and cups and saucers are divine. I ordered only 1 pennfield's dinner plate,  I really wanted two. I am going shopping again. Thank You so much. - Kathleen K.


08.04.23: Received my order in great condition and well packed as the store always delivers. Will continue to buy from this special store... thanks. Jan C.



02.21.23: Hi to All, I just received my first order and I'm thrilled. I have even saved the  brown paper and printed paper ribbon. I ordered a 4 piece doll house sofa set. It's adorable and pieces are peeking out from around plants on shelves in my guest bathroom. I also ordered a small green mid century planter. It's sitting high on glass shelf in my living room. I thought it might be too small or too high to be noticed. However,  the light catches it beautifully and I'm completely thrilled. I greatly enjoy looking over your emails everyday. Thank you for all the little packing touches you included. They made my order seem like a treasure had arrived. - Leah C.



02.03.23: Thank you for the beautiful Art Deco tea/coffee cup. I LOVE it and it is gorgeous. - Charlotte H.


06.17.22: I hope all is well with you! I just received my lovely set of bowls and they are just beautiful! In such excellent vintage condition. I can't wait to use them! I believe this is my 3rd purchase from The Vintage Kitchen and the quality and customer service continues at its best. Thank you so much for how you packaged the items. It was so pretty I did not want to open the box, but I knew I needed to see the bowls, LOL! You show how much you care and appreciate your customers by how you wrap our purchases and write a little note. Might I add, your handwriting is an added bonus! I will cherish these little treasures for years to come! Thank you for excellent customer service and fast delivery! May GOD continue to bless you! Kindest regards, Kenja L.


 03:26:22: I purchased this and it arrived today. I'm so happy to receive the cookbook (and other item). The packaging was beautiful and I almost didn't want to open it. Thank you! - Lydia H.

 02.10.22: Dear Katherine, Good news! My sunny yellow coffee pot arrived today & it’s so delightful! It’s such a sweet treasure & in remarkable condition too.Thank you again for saving it for me & also for the wonderful packaging to get it here safely. - Amy W.


01.25.22: Kathryn, I am happy to share with you that "Claudio" the greyhound dog was hand delivered to my daughter-in-law, Debra two weeks ago in Georgia. Deb unwrapped the package first and proudly put Claudio on the dinner table and rubbed his head and back. Then she read the story about Claudio while shedding a few tears and said, "this is a sad story, I love him and will keep him on my desk too." Claudio is finally in his permanent home with someone that loves greyhound dogs! - Roberta M. 

10.15.2021: Hi. I just received my order. It was beautifully wrapped for shipping and the plates are in excellent condition. I will definitely plan some wonderful menus to go with my new plates. Thank you. - Michelle F.


10.07.2021:   Everything was so thoughtfully & beautifully packed - thanks so much!! Debra T.


9.22.21: Thank you so much for the little dish you sent along with my red transferware bowls! So nice and lovely of you. - Jet C.


09.05.21: Just a note to thank you. I have my Grandmother's set since the 1980's when she passed away. The platter got broken.  I decided we were going to use the dishes now and just queried on the pattern name to find out the history of the dishes.  Imagine my surprise!  So glad to have found your site. Cheers, Susan L.

7.31.21: Hurrah for beautiful packages! So much care went into wrapping this purchase. Thank you In the Vintage Kitchen for making the arrival of my book extra special. - Lori L.  


 7.30.21: Hi Katherine! I just received my order, yesterday, The Vintage Johnson Brothers Friendly Village Dinner Plates- The School House & Old MillI want to first thank you so much for how well you secured my package. Then when I opened the box, It was a very nice surprise to see how well wrapped the dishes were with the pretty paper and my name written on it! I love that personal touch. Shipping time was great! The plates are in excellent vintage condition! They're just beautiful and I can't wait to showcase them during the holidays! When I saw them last Sunday, I knew I needed to purchase them immediately, and I'm so glad I did! This is my second purchase from In The Vintage Kitchen, and I'm happy and pleased as I was the first purchase! Thank you for your excellent customer service! I will definitely share/recommend your store to any and everyone who loves beautiful vintage finds! I'm a happy customer! Thank you! Kind regards, Kenja L.


7.20.21 I love the glasses so much!- Caitlin W.


4.07.21 - Hi! The market back arrived. It's beautiful and she will love it. - Mark T.


 4.04.21 - My market bag arrived today - I love it so much!!! Very excited to use it at the market this weekend! - Renee B.



3.27.21 - Hi Katherine, I received my item today and I wanted to let you know that I love it! I love the personalized way it was all wrapped and with such care. Thank you! - Meg S.


02.17.21Hi Katherine, Last week I ordered 4 beautiful Anchor Hocking drinking glasses from you, order #1330. I received them today. I just had to write a review on how beautiful the glasses are. They are just gorgeous and are in excellent condition I am so happy and look forward to using them for many years to come. I also want to thank you for the AMAZING packaging!I appreciate the fragile stickers on the box and the note you left for the mail carriers, to not stack on all 4 sides of the box. I so appreciate you caring for my purchase and taking the time to wrap it so carefully and beautifully!  When I opened the box, I was pleasantly surprised by such beautiful wrapping with my name written on it. That was such a personal touch as if you already knew me. That put a big smile on my face before I even saw the glasses. So, thank you! :) I appreciate your excellentcustomer service and look forward to more shopping with the In The Vintage Kitchen Shop! Again, Thank you! :) Kindest Regards, Kenja L.


02.10.21Thank you, Katherine!  The book just arrived and the packaging was a lovely touch.  I'll be sure to check out your blog! - Marynel R.V.Z.


01.12.21 - Dear Katherine, ‘Balanced Recipes’ arrived today, and what a delight this amazing aluminium-clad book is. I was going to give it as a gift for a friend, but my wife is so smitten it’s here to stay. Thank you so much for the careful packaging and personal touch. Best wishes, Dom S.


11.27.20 - Just a note to let you know kitty arrived safely. She's just lovely. Exquisitely wrapped, as always. Your packages are such a treat. Thank you! - Sheryl C.


11.16.20 - We got the book and we looked through it can't wait to make something yummy. Alfreda R.



11.09.20 - Received my beautiful turkey platter and thank you so much. Gloria B.  


10.09.20 - The tray came! I've decided there needs to be a drink created called the Lucy Stafford! - Wendy T.



10.03.20 -  The jar arrived perfectly. My wife uses these and other sizes to hold things like Q tips. Since by the design of this one, the glass top is not actually attached to the plastic snap, so one day when I opened it, the glass top fell on bathroom tile and shattered. I was glad to find your shop, and I put things back where they were. I will not touch this jar ever again ;-) Your site is great- we live in a house that was built in the 1870's. Also as a musician I have many friends in Nashville. Of course right now I cannot visit. Thanks again. - Paul F.


9.20.20 - I love my cookbook! I can't make up my mind which pie to bake first. - Marianne E.


9.20.20 - Thank you so much, Katherine!  I love my sweet birdie and the berry dishes and wall rack arrived a few days ago and I love them! I'm so happy to have found your site and will be visiting often. - Christine M.

08.26.20 - I just wanted to reach out and tell you how much I love my vintage stoneware cookie jar! You packaged everything impeccably and I appreciate the measures you took to ensure the package arrived damage-free. My mom recently passed away and I now own her vintage cookie jars and bean pots. The one I purchased from you is a perfect addition to her collection. Thank you for everything. I can truly tell you love what you do! - Karly S.

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07.24.20 - Katherine, I received my absolutely lovely dish today. Thank you so much for thinking of me and for wrapping it so carefully and beautifully. I honestly think I look more forward to your detailed wrapping and lovely notes than I do the actual item:) -- Ashleigh N.

07.02.20 -- She’s here!!!! Arrived safely and so beautifully wrapped in a blanket of love, that the travel over the seas was seemingly effortless. You are so kind and obviously giving and full of love for what you are sharing. I thank you so. Maybe one day I’ll share a recipe that my friend and I do long distance. Many thanks for your personal touch. This is THE BOOK I’ve been waiting for. - Danielle O.

06.18.20 -- It arrived today while my friend was visiting and we critiqued both and discussed placement in the kitchen. The kitchen prayer stitchery is lovely. Can’t wait to see them up together. Thanks again for your tender care.  - Patty C.

06.13.20 -- Thank you! I’m very pleased with the bowl and look forward to the plate. I’ll keep my eye out for more things. - Steve J.

02.13.20 - Thank you so much Katherine, the shipment arrived today and the presentation is absolutely beautiful. I'm honored to give this as a gift and know that it will be welcomed and enjoyed. - Chris S.

02.09.20 -- Katherine, Enjoying my first purchase so much.  Love your shop! - Melinda T.


12.19.2019 - I received my cute little Santa and loved the sweet packaging and personal note. Thank you! -- Cynthia B.


12.05.19 -- Thank you Katherine. I just love that vintage domino set I received.
Happy Holidays. - Raymond J. 

11.27.19 -- Thank you for the lovely packing and my adorable little birds.  Wishing you a great Thanksgiving! - Laurine B.


10.18.19I have been going back and forth about purchasing those poppy teacups for a couple of months now. My book club, The Finer Things Society, is reading a novel set during WWl so I just had to get them for our gathering. Between the date and the poppies it was meant to be. - Christy C.

08.26.19 -- When I saw these fruit patterned vintage napkins I knew they would look great with these glass plates by Sydenstricker. They are perfect! They are so cute and just what I was looking for. Nice touch adding the note and wrapping. Thank you. - Lisa M.


 08.7.19 -- I received my order today and it was so lovely in its wrapping!  I wanted to share why I purchased this book, since a lot of care has obviously been put into sharing it with your customers and sending it to me, and I thought you might find it interesting! I recently learned that my father, Raymond Theodore Steiger, was named after the author, Raymond Pool, who taught my grandfather (Theodore Steiger) at the University of Nebraska in 1920 or so.  So -- I had been looking up Raymond Pool, discovered he wrote this book, and that you had a copy from 1932 - the year my dad was born!  Additionally, my grandfather became a professor of botany himself in the mid 30s, and passed on his love of plants to my father, who spent his career with the US Forest Service. That love of plants was passed on to me too and I have found my career in environmental education. This book couldn't be a more perfect representation of that legacy. The book is in even better condition than I had hoped, and I look forward to checking it out, then gifting it to my dad very soon. Thank you for shepherding this book to me! - Celina S.



 07.16.19 -- Lovely to get your note and lovely to get the package!  I opened it tonight and everything was packed and wrapped so nicely.  It was a treat!  I love vintage things and antiques so I had quite a nice time on your site and blog.  I purchased the vintage books, "Bride in the Kitchen" and "I Hate Housework" for my niece who is getting married in December.  She loves vintage also and will get a laugh from Peg Bracken--I have Peg's "I Hate Cooking Cookbook" too.  I love cooking and I collect all kinds of old cookbooks--mostly as relics of a culture and a cooking time gone by, although it's always fun to see those recipes that survive.  Love vintagelinens too, so the tea towel with the needlepoint bluebird was super lovely.  I have a blog (which has been neglected by me for too long) called Corks & Cake (  Thinking about reviving it once I get through some things with my dad's estate etc.  Thank you In the Vintage Kitchen for the finds and the lovely parcel! - Cheers! Rebecca P.


06.06.19 -- I received my plates today and they are even prettier in person. Everything is Perfect. Thank you so much. You always make the packaging look so beautiful as well. - Ashleigh N. 

05.23.19 -- I have this minute received the Yogi cookbook. I have to tell you how thrilled I am and what it means to have found it, but first the way you have wrapped it and your message makes it even more so. My partner and I spent the winter on his sailboat , the boat had been his home for over 20 years and one of his most precious possessions  was an original copy of the book. He had it in a small wooden box carefully wrapped in a cloth due to its delicate condition. On Feb 19th last year we ran into bad sea conditions and shipwrecked off the coast of Columbia. The boat was lost and everything on it except the clothes we were wearing and our passports. It was an adventure after that before we decided to return to Canada. Since then we have cooked together making some of the recipes from memory.He is not with me at the moment but will be in a few weeks so I am going to give it to him as a surprise just the way you have wrapped it. 
Thank you so much! Maybe we can chat online now and then. I am enjoying your blog. All the best, Janet C.


04.11.19 -- Love, love my pink floral napkins. They look so pretty on our table which also has a pink floral tablecloth. Cannot get enough pink roses right now! Will stay tuned. Thanks - Sally B.


 03.02.19 -- Thank you for the lovely platter though discolored more than I could see on your site. I think it does looks nice on my hutch. A pretty pattern. It was very well wrapped with personal note that I appreciated. The wide paper ribbon is so pretty I am using it as shelf edging in my kitchen. I am sure I will order from you again. - Carol M.

02.22.19 -- I just received the Paden City Pottery platter and I love it. It arrived safely and I love your personal touches. I'll keep watching your site. Many thanks and take care, Lee H.

11.02.18 -- Oh my, I love my plate! So exquisitely wrapped, I almost didn’t want to open it. ;) The care you take in packaging is much appreciated. And the plate…well, I’m thrilled. Love the colors! Thank you! Have a great weekend. - Sheryl C.