About WithAPast

WithAPast is a locally owned and operated online storefront, in Hamilton, Ontario. We sell excellent quality vintage and antique housewares and home décor items.

Our focus is on providing a new life for our many unique and interesting product collections, while dramatically reducing the carbon footprint of the shopping experience.


Mar 14, 2016,

I received the order today and the place settings are gorgeous!  As you stated on your website, they are in "exceptional" condition!  I'm so pleased.


Wed, Mar 9, 2016, 9:08 AM

To let you know the crystal cream and sugar set arrived safely and all in one piece.  I am very pleased with them.  I was impressed by how well you had packaged them and how quickly they arrived all the way from Canada!
So with many thanks for your excellent service.


Sat, Apr 16, 2016,

Just wanted to let you know, I got the package and the set is so wonderful.  Thank you.


Sat, Jun 11, 2016,

Received my item with which I am very pleased. If you know anything about where it is from, the age or the artist please let me know. If not, no problem.I was very pleased with the fast shipping and nice packaging. I'll be checking out your site again.
Many thanks,


Mon, Jun 6, 2016,

Thank you so very much.I am always a bit nervous dealing with a new company, but your immediate attention speaks volumes about the integrity of your business.
Many thanks,


Fri, Jul 22, 2016, 12:31 

I love your site and I'm sure I will be shopping with you in the future!


Mon, Nov 14, 2016,

The Royal Albert PEACE candy dishes arrived safe and sound. The packaging was great; the enclosed stuffing will make great fire starter bases.

I appreciated the enclosed note, it is a nice customer service aspect you don't see much anymore.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.


Sat, Mar 4, 2017,

Very impressed with your diligent management of our order. Looking forward to doing business again.

Thank You


May 26, 2017,

The tea service looks as it has never been used. So well conserved!I will take a picture of the complete set and will send it to you.
Thanks again,


Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Wanted to let you know the pinwheel dish arrived in great condition.

I appreciate your careful packaging. It is as close to the one I had as possible.
Thank you so much. 


Tue, Aug 1, 2017,

Hi With A Past,

Thanks so much for the 4 Port glasses (Waterford, Lismore). I got them today all intact and beautifully packed. I will have to some port and try them out.

All the best and thanks for great service.


Tue, Aug 1, 2017,

The glasses have just arrived. Many thanks for your careful packaging.


Tue, Aug 1, 2017,

Hi With A Past,

The pieces arrived in good condition. I am pleased with the order. Thank you, Pauline.


Fri, Nov 17, 2017,

I received my order today and thank you for packing it so very well. The additional jam jar is a surprize and very kind of you. hope all goes well with you and yours this holiday season.


Wed, Jan 24, 2018,

Thanks so much for the care and time spend to ensure my teapot was packaged up so well. I can’t wait to try a cup of tea out of it. 
The 8 piece set I have is over 60 yrs old and has been eaten off of twice. My mom could never find this Teapot to complete her set. Thanks so much!!


Mon, Jan 22, 2018,

I received the pair of Fenton Berries and Blossoms candlesticks in today’s mail.  Everything is perfect!  They look mint.  Thank you so very much.
I am a detail person, and must compliment you on your beautiful handwriting!  You packed the box VERY well, the handwritten note on such cute paper is extra special. 
You made this transaction pleasurable, and even personal with the extra touches you added.Again, thank you so very much.  Blessings to you and yours.


Fri, Jan 19, 2018,

i received my sugar shaker this morning. he arrived in perfect condition and i thank you so much for the save arrival due to your packing.



Fri, Dec 14, 2018,

Just wanted to let you know I have the tea pot and it is perfect! it was packed so well, thank you for that.I am so happy with it, and I feel peace knowing it will then go to my little granddaughters. So, all in all, your tea pot will be used, loved and appreciated by a whole family of women now and in the future!
Thank you again for such an agreeable transaction and I wish you a very Merry Christmas with much health and happiness in 2019.

Kind Regards,


Jan 13, 2019, 3:54 PM

Just want to say thank you for sending the cornflower tumblers.

They were packaged with great care

They are in mint condition; very pleased. They are same as the ones I have.

Hope we can do business again. Hope to help  you out with some customers.

Many Thanks

Mary Ellen

Thu, Jan 3, 2019, 3:50 PM

thank you again for your help! The package made it in plenty of time and was just perfect for our Peter Rabbit themed 1 year old birthday party :)
Thank you again and hope you had a great holiday and New year!


August 22, 2019

The box with beautiful vintage Webb Corbett crystal arrived in perfect shape yesterday and I am very pleased.
A super packing job done by you -- the box could be dropped from the Space Needle and nothing would break!
I wish I could leave a 100% perfect rating someplace for you. You deserve it. I hope we can do business again.

Mary Ann

Sun, Sep 1, 2019, 10:51 PM

Thank you so much – it has been just so nice to deal with you – and I do appreciate your advice about computers (I have had problems in the past ...)
With very best wishes,


Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 9:51 AM

And thank you for taking such good care of our order – the glasses are not only beautiful but were splendidly wrapped for shipment!
It is a pleasure to work with you – you have been unfailingly kind, and clearly care so much about the quality of your beautiful work - I hope your venture goes /continues to go at least as well as it should!
Thank you again,


Wed, Oct 23, 2019, 9:17 AM

Thank you so much for your help with everything and the excellent customer service you have provided!!! I will absolutely let you know if there are any concerns!!

I will send along a photo of the display when it is up and running J It will be stunning!!

Thanks again and have a lovely day!!


Sun, Dec 15, 2019, 10:23 AM

I’ve been meaning to respond and say thank you!  
Very happy with the glasses and again thank you very much.
Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.


Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 8:40 AM

I received the glasses yesterday and they are beautiful, and in perfect condition. Thank you! I appreciate you expediting this order as quickly as you did, and we will do business together again in the future.
Many thanks, and happy holidays!


Mon, Feb 3, 2020, 7:35 PM

Got the package.  Seemed intact, opened one glass thus far and it was beautiful.  Many thanks.  Will check your site and hopefully buy some more down the road.  You run a great business. Great service and communication.  I appreciate it. 
Many thanks!  

John - Texas, USA

Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 11:45 AM

The port glasses arrived in this mornings post.  They are perfect! Thanks very much.


Fri, May 15, 2020, 12:07 PM

I just wanted to let you know that everything arrived safely and that I love this set so much.  I actually already had the creamer and tea set from a thrift-store find years ago, and have had an eye out for matching pieces for a while.  I love the Bauhaus lines of these lovely pieces!
I also really appreciate how well-packaged everything was, AND that you used tape that's thick enough to peel off without damaging the wrap.  It will be re-used on this end as well!
Anyway, thanks so much for your attentive sale, and I will be sure to keep an eye on your lovely store.


Tue, Sep 29, 2020, 5:38 PM

I received the packaged and everything is in perfect condition! Thank you again for all your help with the purchase and for taking such care in wrapping the china. I love it!!!
Thank you,


Thu, Sep 24, 2020, 6:07 PM

They came today. And they are absolutely beautiful. Thank you!


Sun, Dec 6, 2020, 1:38 PM

Hello! Wanted to let you know that the glasses arrived today, in perfect condition. Really thrilled to find them!


Sun, Sep 5, 2021, 9:22 PM

Hi there,Just wanted to say thank you for such an easy, quick purchase.  Extremely well-packaged, and really prompt delivery.  I'm really impressed and thankful to have experienced such fine service.Thanks!


Sep 5, 2021, 9:22 PM

Hi there,

Just wanted to say thank you for such an easy, quick purchase. Extremely well-packaged, and really prompt delivery.  I'm really impressed and thankful to have experienced such fine service.


Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 2:46 PM

Good afternoon,

Our Waterford Alana Hock Glasses arrived safely this morning.I had to drop you a line to say how truly amazed I was to receive them so quickly, considering you are located in the US and me in Canada.I would like to thank you also for how professionally they were wrapped, so as to arrived safely.
Once again, thank you so much for the speed in executing my order and for me receiving them.I wish you are yours a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
With best regards,


Fri, Oct 15, 2021, 12:21 PM

Thank you so much. I received the crystal and I am so pleased with the speediness that I received these items , how they were packed and the overall positive feedback from this company. I could not be more pleased!! Thanks again


Fri, Jan 7, 2022, 2:49 PM

It has been such a pleasure, I am so glad a I chose With A Past to contact and help make this present so special. I really appreciate the amazing customer service throughout the whole experience. Kind regards.


Tue, Feb 22, 2022, 5:01 PM

I received the box of glasses today.  Wow!  You are GREAT at packing. Thank you again for excellent customer service!


Tue, Feb 15, 2022, 12:24 PM

We received the glasses. Thanks so much! They're wonderful - exactly as described:) We will be sure to tell our friends about your store and come back soon for more purchases. Thanks again!


Wed, Apr 27, 2022, 4:10 PM

Just received the linens today - they are gorgeous! The tablecloth is exactly what I was looking for.

Well packaged and fast shipping. I will certainly look to buy from your shop again.

Best wishes from a very happy customer!


September 22, 2022

I wanted you to know that the beautiful statute arrived this afternoon in perfect condition!  Thank you so very much for the care that you took packaging her.  She is truly beautiful.
Again, thank you so very much.


Thu, Jan 19, 2023, 1:19 PM

It is beautiful - just as in the picture you posted.  It arrived triple bubble wrapped in a sturdy carton. Thank you for the great care given in shipping it. It has been a pleasure working with you.


March 10, 2023

Happy Friday! The order arrived early - everything is perfect and really pretty! Thanks so much for your excellent service :)


December 21, 2023

I hope you are well.I just wanted to say the napkins arrived today (earlier than expected) and they are beautiful! I’m so pleased with the purchase.
Thank you so much for all your help with it.I hope you have a lovely Christmas.
Best Wishes,


Feb 29, 2024

I gave this company a try because I found the Royal Albert Lavender Rose Creamer and Sugar Bowl I desired on their website as I browsed the internet.
I was overjoyed to received it in truly mint condition. The seller was very responsive to my inquiries and has beautiful products, many of them not posted. I surprisingly I received a perfect spare matching saucer as a gift.
I write this review not because of the gift, but because my order received was exactly as described and pictured and I received it much sooner than expected. I would definitely buy from this seller again and highly recommend them.