Wow! This really brings me back! I remember my first iPhone like it was only yesterday . . .
Almost as rage-inducing as resellers. Not quite, but almost.
Some people really should be used car salespeople.
a gifted artisan recently said ‘Etsy sometimes feels like the Wal-Mart of DIY’ – and now that there’s an electronics aisle, it’s true!
Not true. I’ve been looking everywhere for someone who makes a Nintendo Wii that runs on coal and it’s just disappointment after disappointment. Guess it’s back to long afternoons with my whale-oil burning Sega Genesis.
Brilliant fucking ‘shop, awesome April , Angie, and Mama bear (I ASSume).
Yep, that’s my mom. Also the aqua kitchen I talk about in the book. – HK
Oh, if it’s vintage does it smell like grrrandma?
And is your mom Fran Drescher?
I’m 100% sure there is a dictionary app.
At least it’s not a vintage reborn vampire baby.
those things just go obsolete so fast…
The only thing the description was really missing was “One of a kind!”
Actually, someone should alert Steve Jobs that an Etsy seller is handcrafting iPhones. Apple would have the cops breaking down their door in no time.
Ridonculous… have they been reported yet? Sheesh…
His whole shop looks like his grandma died and he’s cleaning out her house.
Is that a USB 2.0? That’s sooo 2009.
I like how the doily gives this item its vintage street cred.
HK I have nothing to say about this absurd iphone posting but just wanted to say what a cute picture of you and your Mom.
Ok thumbs down me.
Is that HK? Cute picture!
I have to say I am sooooooo jealous that you got an IPhone for your fifth birthday. All I got was Legos.
I remember back in the 1970s, living on the Army base and being jealous of all those officers’ kids who had those fancy iPhones. My dad was a sergeant and we couldn’t afford such things. All I had was a lame-ass Nokia phone… with an antennae that I had to pull up before I used it.
I sat on that orange and green plaid sofa and lamented how horrible my childhood was from the Nokia phone to my pink bike with the banana seat and sissy bar.
He forgot OOAK, Steampunk, handmade…
Adorable photo April, is that the aqua house you wrote about in the Regretsy book?
Yes! That is the mind numbingly aqua kitchen. – HK
Forget the phone, I want the doily!
The joys of buying home-made!!
What? It’s not RARE! MINT! ONE OF A KIND!
At least include all the parts! Where’s the key to wind it??
That Aqua kitchen is all kinds of awesome. And Mama Killer is adorable!
OMG, I have one like it but it’s an antique! It doesn’t even have the phone or touch screen features!
Does the back have a hand drawn picture of Edward from Twilight?
If so – SOLD!
This isn’t vintage; it’s steampunk.
Etsy needs a new slogan:
Etsy. When you can’t sell it on eBay.
Unless she’s engraved an image of her vagoo on the back (or is offering to engrave an image of my dong), this isn’t craft.
Even when a item that BLATENTLY violates the TOU of Etsy gets attention from this site, the admins STILL aren’t smart enough to remove it.
Regretsy once again proves it’s dominance over a site ran by incompetence.
Seriously Helen Etsy owes you a paycheck for doing their work for them.
This seems like regretsy bait – everything else in the shop and all the sold items seem legit.
Or maybe they think that the Wii commercials are real and IPhones also come from time travelers and are therefore “futage” (future vintage).
I hate it when people list steampunk items as vintage.
My, what curiously placed cut fruits on the front of your little jumper!
Holy shit! I never noticed that! – HK
at least the seller could have used some vintage apple logos or something:
hmm. no, thanks. I’ll wait til next week when I can get the Vintage HTC Evo 4G.
8 Gigs for your 8th b-day HOW CUTE does it use those 6″ x 6″ floppy disks… The only thing cuter is our litle Winchellita
#35 HelenaHandbasket: Curse you for the rest of time for making me go back and notice that bit of inappropriateness on our wee little HK. Can’t unsee!
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See the funny thing is that right now… I have the 1st gen phone. and to make light of the fact that my 3GS got stolen and I am stuck with a phone I can’t even send picture messages with I call it vintage iphone… I think that in “phone years” it does translate to being vintage.. personally… but i woudn’t sell it on etsy. or buy it for that much money.. geez
your photo is awesome!!!
Is that your Mom? ‘Cause she’s a knock-out. She could make that leopard bow tie look good!
You people are so fuckin snarky. If you open it up, you’d see the rotary dial!!
Hey seller… your iPhone is ‘old’. THIS is ‘vintage’:
Your mom totally looks like Jackie Kennedy. I got that whole vibe in the face.
…My friend says she has Fran Drescher hair.
Loving the aqua kitchen, by the way.
IMHO the curiously placed fruit could be seen instead as owl eyes-thus making this vintage photo Etsy FP worthy.
I wonder , if an aqua kitchen is mind numbing, what could be said about a kitchen heavily appointed with avocado fixtures & appliances?
@ #35 HelenaHandbasket- there are a lot of great comments on this but yours was literally LOL funny! Bravo!
and i have no words for this listing….but aqua kitchen is FTW!
dammit, hate to double post but forgot to add:
Hamoza, how right you are….i grew up with avocado, harvest gold, & faux wood grain in the kitchen *shudder* one of the reasons i hated the 70s while i was still IN the 70s.
first off …the family pic is adorable.
Look at the detail the “crafter” put into thir “art”!!! Blowing, then buffindg the glass for the touchscreen, fabricating the metal casing, making a car charger from scratch. That’s dedication . They made this happen in thier artistic ability.
Wow, if the iPhone is “vintage” than the VCR must be a dinosaur.
Oh blast! I hate the time difference, I always get here after the links have been taken down.
At least I got a chance to see a baby Killer (as in a young Helen Killer, not a BABY KILLER, if you get my drift) and Angie Dickinson as a bonus round!
I grew up with an avocado and gold kitchen. Perhaps this is made us the Regretsians we are today.
VEDD-I think your IPhoe could also be categorized as Stempunk!
Cool! Now I feel good about calling the vegetables in my crisper drawer “vintage.”
#44 Vile and Evil Debbie Downer
That is classic! BRAVO!
Keep in mind, it was called the iCans back then.
If this is ‘vintage’, I have a seven-year-old Nokia that could qualify for museum status!
. . .hey, it works, and no one in their right mind would ever steal it.
I “heart” this whole post.
Dude, your mom is hot.
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