Accepted Payment Methods

Pay Pal* ~ Visa, MasterCard, American Express ~ Money Order/Cashiers Check ~ Personal Check

Checks are held until cleared approximately 7-10 days. Payments must be made in US funds only. Orders will be shipped within 1-2 business day, except weekend & holidays, upon receipt of Paypal or credit card payment and m/o.  Items shipped after check has cleared.

Mailing payment? Please contact us or remit payment to Mary Ann Kennedy, 8609 Ocean View, Whittier, Ca. 90605.  Please make checks or money orders payable to Mary Ann Kennedy.

Store Ship-To Locations

The Gatherings ships World Wide.

Items shipped in the US will be shipped first class or priority mail unless otherwise noted.  Shipping by priority mail will include $50 of insurance on domestic shipments. I do ship FedEx for heavier items such as quilts.

Tracking is included on all domestic packages. If you want the item shipped a specific way other than above please contact me prior to purchasing.

International buyers please note:

I ship to Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, S,Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Russian Federation, Spain, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, South Africa, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

However, I would be happy to ship to your country if you are not on this list. Please contact me so I can set up a shipping cost for you prior to purchase. Please use the Contact Us Form to reach me.

Most International shipments are sent First Class International.

Insurance on International sales is optional and the buyer's responsibility.  Buyer is responsible for customs fees in their country.

The shipping cost of each item is listed individually, however, I am happy to combine items on an order to give a better shipping rate.  Any excess shipping cost will be refunded.   Please use the "contact us" form if you have any shipping questions.  

Shipping and Handling

All orders shipped within 1 to 2 business days.  Shipped from Whittier, Ca. 90605, USA

Buyer pays shipping. California buyers will pay 9.25% sales tax unless valid resale license is submitted. This tax will be collected at the point of sale.

Combined shipping is available for multiple purchases.

I strive to package all shipments carefully and securely to ensure a safe delivery.


Layaway terms are available. Feel free to contact us for terms and conditions.


All items are guaranteed as described. Three days return privilege if item is not as described with a money back. No refund on the shipping amount.

Items returned must be in the same condition as when sent. Please contact me before returning an item.

Please remember the items I sell are antique and vintage, and although some are still in original box and in unused condition most have been loving used. I try very hard to inspect each piece and to describe any flaws I feel a customer needs to know.

Customer Service and Privacy

Hi! This is our privacy policy and, if you landed here, it means that you want to learn how we
process your personal data at
The Gatherings Antique Vintage
Mary Ann Kennedy
8609 Ocean View Ave
Whittier, Ca. 90605
and how we protect your privacy. We won’t let you down!
Essential information we collect.....
In operating our store, it is essential for us to capture some information about your device, such as
your IP address and information related to your visit when you browse our store. For example, this
might include time-stamp, the last page or product you visited, the indication that you logged in.
We do that in order to:

remember who you are after you log in so that you do not need to authenticate at each

monitor if our website is running with the high performance we are dedicated to

let you browse between products without having to start back from the home page at
each click;

remember if you put something in your shopping cart before you decide to checkout; and

control that your data is processed securely.
We call the information mentioned above “essential information” and we collect it through the
use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that most websites uses. A website places cookies in the
web browser and then reads the information collected through the cookies every time the user
performs an action. We use cookies. Without enabling this mechanism and this kind of cookies
(first-party cookies), we could not provide you with the smooth experience that you expect while
you are navigating.

Order information you expressly provide.....
If you buy something from our store, we will need more specific information about you. To fully
process your order and ship the merchandise you selected, we need your personal data such as
your first and last name, your email address and your shipping and billing address. We also use
your contact and order information to send you communication related to the processing of your
order. We will ask you to provide this information in our “checkout page” before letting you
finalize your purchase with the payment.

You can sign up for an account if you’d like. This will make us happy because it confirms your
interest in our store. It should also make you happy because we will remember your information
and, when you decide to buy our products, you do not have to provide all of your information over
again -- you just have to log-in. Before registering your account, we will ask you to expressly
provide your consent to this privacy policy. Only if you give us your consent, we will open your
account. We also give you the possibility to easily withdraw your consent and delete your account. Just
connect with us at the contact details @ maktiques@aol.com

Partial Purchases....
If you have started to buy one of our products, but have not completed the purchase, you may
have provided partial information, such as your email. In that case, we might send you an email to
remind you about your interest. If you are not comfortable in receiving further emails of this kind,
we will give you a simple opportunity to opt-out. Your privacy means a lot to us and we will stop
sending you these communications right away.

If you have completed a purchase, we will send you an email to ask you to review the product you
bought. We want to be sure that whether you love your purchase or have a complaint, you can
share your opinion with other customers,

We also use some specific information related to your visit, such as the timestamp of your visit, the
page or the product you viewed, where you are coming from (if you came to our store because you
clicked on an advertisement or you just opened our direct link). This is very similar to the
“essential information,” but we use it to provide you with a personalized experience. The
information on your visit provides us with insights on your interests and allows us to send you
relevant communications. We capture this information through cookies, called a "beacon," that
we allow you to block.

How do we process your information?
We use an external provider to run our store,


. BigCommerce is based in the US and
is a participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and committed to providing best-in-class
service and data protection. You can check its participation in the Privacy Shield on the
official site of The International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce.


Our store is PCI-DSS compliant (a very strict industry standard with
requirements for the security of credit card information), but we want to use accredited
companies to process your credit card information.  


We integrate with a number of shipping companies to fulfill your orders.

We shipped through the United States Post Office priority and first class mail service.
FedEx for heavier packages, but only in the USA
Partnering with highly specialized external companies allows us to focus on what we do best: selling great products.

Newsletters: If you buy from us and love our products, you may like to subscribe to our monthly newsletters.  Even though we hate to loose you, at any time you are welcome to unsubscribe and your data deleted.  How do we handle newsletters?  Our monthly newsletters are sent through MailChimp. They, too, respect your privacy.  Their privacy policy can be found here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

How can you control your personal data?
If you are one of our customers who is in the EU, and we are specifically selling our products to the
Member State where you are located, you have specific rights that we are honored to enforce
without undue delay: Access, Correct, Erasure, Port, Object. If you cannot exercise your choice on
your account page or if you do not have an account with us, please reach out to us, at the contact
details at the bottom of this page. We will be more than happy to help.

How long do we keep your data?
We keep your data for as long as you have an account with us. We also keep some data for security
investigation. Most importantly, we have specific obligations for fraud detection and tax reasons.
Therefore, we might need to retain certain data even if you ask to delete it.  No longer than 4 years.

We may revise or update terms in the future.  If so, it will be posted on our website under "policies".

Who can you reach out to for privacy matters?
You can contact our

 Data Protection Officer
Mary Ann Kennedy

Mary Ann Kennedy
8609 Ocean View Ave.
Whittier, Ca. 90605