What We Will and Won’t Accept

We like to give you an idea on what kind of items are acceptable for consignment at Keys to the Attic.  This serves both the customer and the seller, as we would hate for you to take the time and energy to bring us things that we will not accept for resale.

Please Note: Items on the acceptable list will still need to pass inspection for state of condition and ability to sell.

Please use these lists as a guide. We may accept other things that are not on this list. When in doubt, please contact us:  Catherine@KeysToTheAttic.com (if you are able, please attach photos, particularly if you are interested in consigning furniture).  This will avoid unnecessary work for both of us.

What We Accept What We Will NOT Accept
  • Furniture (pictures must be provided before acceptance for consignment)
  • Vintage Items
  • Vintage medicine cabinets
  • Architectural pieces (mantles, doors, windows, hooks, hardware …)
  • Door knobs, hooks, hardware
  • Wall shelves
  • Decorative Household Goods
  • Vintage tins and metal signs
  • Vases
  • Pottery
  • Glassware
  • China
  • Full size beer and wine glasses (sets of 4)
  • Serving pieces (platters, vegetable servers, gravy boats …)
  • Crystal
  • Silverplate and sterling pieces
  • Kitchenware (mostly decorative)
  • Vintage kitchenware (scales, utensils, non-electric tools)
  • Enamelware
  • Silverware and utensils (complete sets)
  • Lamps and Lighting (with or without shades)
  • Pictures, Paintings & Artwork
  • Stained glass
  • Mirrors
  • Fireplace accessories
  • Throw pillows (must be clean and stain free)
  • Vintage linens (must be clean and stain free)
  • Rugs, carpets, runners (must be clean)
  • Yard and garden items (planter, urns, bird baths …)
  • Vintage manual typewriters
  • Books (coffee table, art/design, non-fiction and vintage)
  • Anything exposed to smoke, mold, moth balls or pet hair
  • Clothing and Shoes
  • Fashion Accessories (purses, bags, hats …)
  • Infant, toddler or children items
  • Toys (unless vintage or with the potential to be decorative)
  • Puzzles and Games
  • Luggage (that is not vintage)
  • Pressboard furniture
  • Ikea, Walmart, Kmart, Target style furniture
  • Pianos and organs
  • Musical equipment (unless vintage)
  • Laminate or lacquer finish furniture
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Vinyl records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, VHS
  • Power tools
  • Car parts or accessories
  • Sports equipment
  • Plastic or rubber items (tupperware, storage bins, shelving, etc.)
  • Bedding (comfortors, blankets, sheets …)
  • Aquariums, pet crates, carriers
  • Holiday and seasonal items
  • Figurines
  • Collector edition and annual plates, glasses, mugs
  • Items missing pieces or parts
  • Books (fiction, mass market)


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