Enchanting Gifts & Decor | Wands, Books, Stories & More

Athabasca, Alberta
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Last updated on 23 May, 2022

Orders $45 and over (before tax) ship free to any one location within Canada or Continental USA (including Alaska).


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Miriam Handfield

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Miriam Handfield


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About MiriamHandfieldArt

Sales 103
On Etsy since 2019

Welcome To My Art Studio Shop!

Welcome to my cottage studio shop! I am so blessed to have you stop by. Please grab a cup of coffee or tea and pull up a chair. I am so excited to be able to share my passion with you.

I am a cottage creatrix at heart and love creating vintage inspired artwork of all kinds. For some time it has been my dream to open a cottage shop on my farm where I can offer customers like yourself vintage charm, warmth and comfort of yesteryear style creations, cottage decor, and other unique high quality gifts.

Items in my shops are labour intensive so unless it is marked as ready to ship, it will take me some time to create. I'm a traditional artisan. That means no computerized cutters, no computerized woodworking tools and no spray paint. Creations are done by hand including hand sewing and hand embroidery as I don't use a sewing machine. Woodwork is completed using a hand held chisel on an electric wood lathe and using a scroll saw with handmade jigs.
Yes, my creations are a lot of work to make but I am so blessed to have my husband and kids help me out when they can.

One thing to note is that selections are always changing. Some are limited runs, one of a kind originals and seasonal finds. If you see something today, it may be gone tomorrow. But that is part of the fun of having an artisan shop and why I try to do regular product drops.

Feel free to refill your cup of coffee or tea and enjoy browsing my cottage shop. If you have any questions, please message me.



If you would like to read more reviews on my hand painted wooden toys, you can check out my former toy shop on Etsy. Unfortunately that shop had to be put on permanent vacation mode as I changed businesses from an incorporation to a sole proprietorship. Unfortunately Etsy doesn't allow for shop to transfer of business ownership even if the new business owned by the same person.


MDH Toys® is a registered trademark in Canada. Trademark registration number 1812326

CottageCreatrix™ is a registered tradename in Alberta, Canada

Shop members

  • Miriam D Handfield

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Living life in full colour and trying to make it as enchanting as possible.

  • S Handfield

    Occassional Woodworking

    On occasion my husband helps me out by doing woodwork.

Shop policies

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Last updated on 18 May, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Store Hours

My Etsy shop is open 24/7 for your convenience and I will return messages as soon as I can.

My business hours that I respond to messages are based on the Alberta, Canada time zone.
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturdays and Sundays: off. Messages returned on following business day.
Canadian long weekends: off. Messages returned on following business day.

2022 Canadian Order Cutoff Dates*:
Easter - March 20
Mother's Day - April 10
Canada Day - June 8
Thanksgiving - Sept 23
Christmas - Nov 11

2022 Shop Vacation Dates*:
Winter Break - Dec 5, 2022 through January 5, 2023

* tentatively scheduled. Subject to change based on order cue.
** I do not offer cutoff dates for out of country orders as shipping times may vary due to customs delays.

Price/Picture/Description Changes

- All prices, pictures and descriptions and availability of items on this site are subject to change without prior notice.

- When you place your order with me, you agree to the price and terms indicated on our website on the day of your order purchase. Price differences related to future or past prices in our store are non-refundable.

- by placing an order with me, you understand and agree that you have understood the listing, taken note of all materials used and finished sizes of items, understand what comes with the item listing you purchased, agree to the terms and conditions of refunds/exchanges and have read the product descriptions.


- I accept no responsibility for user initiated damage and/or loss of parts incurred during operation or use of product.
- I reserve the right to refuse any sale at any time for any reason.
- I reserve the right to change my policies at any time.

Shipping Price and Policy

Shipping is a one time flat rate fee for any number of items whether your order contains only one item or thirty items.

Physical items will be shipped to the address you provide to Etsy. Digital items will be emailed email address you provide in the system.

The ship by date on your receipt reflects the latest date your order will be brought to the post office by. I do not guarantee the date your package will arrive to you by, but you will be sent a tracking number for your order so that you can track your package via Canada Post’s website.

***Please note: Ship by dates are guaranteed. I do not guarantee arrival dates. I can not issue a refund for orders, that do not arrive "on time", due to postal delays.****

Additional Shipping & Return Policies for Physical Items (Not Digital Downloads)

As per Etsy's instructions we ship to the address you provide when you place your order. If a wrong shipping address was accidently put in the shipping instructions on the order and the order gets returned to us after the shipping you will need to pay the shipping fee once again to get the order out to your correct address. I'm sorry, I do not refund for wrong shipping addresses on order forms.

Return To Sender Packages & Packages marked undeliverable:
Return to sender packages are considered forced returns. I do not refund packages that are marked return to sender or non-deliverable. If this does happen and you want it resent out again, you will need to pay postage for shipping it out a second time.

If purchasing via a deferred payment plan

I process orders once your payment plan has been approved and Etsy has the funds available to me for your order. in some cases this can take up to 10 business days depending upon which payment method you applied for.

VAT, Taxes, Duty

My prices do not include VAT, tax or duty charges. VAT, tax and duty charges are assessed by the country our customer is importing their order into. As per Canadian law, these charges are the responsibility of customers pay and it is illegal for me as a business to pay them for you or mark it as a gift.

Please be aware that VAT/DUTIES/TAX may be up to 35% of order total depending upon where you live. All listings have the HS code stated in them.

Customers are responsible for making sure the items they purchase can be imported into their country. Orders returned due to tax not being paid or being seized/returned by customs as an item not allowed into your country will not be refunded as I have fully disclosed this information to you.

Are MDH Toys, Puzzles & Rainbows Safe for Kids?

I use high quality certified non-toxic paints and certified non-toxic finishes for all my products. Most of my wood products are safe for kids to touch.

My toys are made according the Canadian toy manufacturing laws and Health Canada toy regulations.

Applicable warning labels and age recommendations are also affixed to product packaging.

Where are your products made?

All of the painting of my creations is done in my farm based workshop and art studio studio in Athabasca County, Alberta. To keep costs down I do import some made in USA raw wooden pieces that I need to sand smooth by hand before painting.