About Us


Hello! Thanks for visiting!

We are Maranda and Arnold – a happily married couple from southwestern Michigan. Inspired by our love of unique retro home decor and auction hopping, we opened One Rusty Nail on Etsy to share some of our best finds with the world. We enjoy hitting auctions, estate sales, flea markets and vintage shops – always adding interesting and historical items to our shop and personal collection as well.

What’s in a name? Inspired by a long-ago notoriously infamous hometown bar, The Rusty Nail, we chose our shop name based on the theory that we’re just “One Rusty Nail” in a sea of amazing vintage finds throughout the world!

Our favorite vintage styles include Hollywood regency, mid-century modern, and shabby cottage chic. We have a cherished collection of colored glass, with the funky green Vaseline glass pieces being among our most loved.

In fact, anything lime green or fleur-de-lis always receives a place of honor in our living room! Never ones to pass up on nostalgic toys, wooden sculptures, or pretty porcelain figurines, our collections in those areas keeps growing as well.

We also have an extensive collection of vintage magazines and ephemera, and we enjoy framing old advertisements to display as home decor – many are available in our shop.

Most recently, we’ve been working with new techniques in upcycling. We come across many great pieces of history that are a little less than perfect, but too wonderful to let go. We love breathing new life into old treasures!

Picking vintage becomes an obsession, an addiction, and a lifestyle! We go “treasure hunting” as often as possible, and this allows us to keep a fresh flow of vintage goodies stocked in our shop.

With natural taste in design and an eye on home and color trends, we’re proud to offer showcase pieces for nearly any space. From the kitchen to the bedroom to the den and then yes, even the man cave – we love keeping a little something for everyone on hand.

At One Rusty Nail on Etsy, we take pride in offering quality items at fair prices, combined with super fast shipping at honest rates! Our feedback speaks for itself.

We’re always happy to consider buyer offers, create bundle package deals, and combine shipping costs to save you money. We offer direct gift recipient shipping, too. And yes, we ship internationally!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have! From our home to yours – we wish you happy trails with vintage treasures!

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3 Responses to “About Us”

  1. woodandrope August 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Ahoy there! I have just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you want to accept and participate just click here and follow the steps! http://woodandrope.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  2. gonerustic March 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    Love what you’re doing! Great photo of you both, too =D

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