TheSpikedOlive

Handpainted Glass, Gifts & Home Decor

Kitchener, Ontario On Etsy since 2013

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TheSpikedOlive

Handpainted Glass, Gifts & Home Decor

Kitchener, Ontario | 161 Sales

Announcement    ** COVID-19 Update ** Please be aware that deliveries via Canada Post and USPS may take an ADDITIONAL 10-30 business days and tracking information is delayed significantly on their respective websites. We are still however accepting online orders through our Etsy Store during this difficult time.

We are seeing around a 4 week delivery to many States in the US. Please visit USPS https://about.usps.com/newsroom/covid-19/ and Canada Post https://www.canadapost.ca/cpc/en/our-company/news-and-media/corporate-news/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.page?icid=display_ddn_int_hero_covid_101#updates

*** Drop offs to the post office will be Tuesdays and Fridays.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this unprecedented time and please stay safe everyone! Deliveries by Canada Post and USPS will be delayed as per their notices and The Spiked Olive cannot be held responsible for delays in delivery during this serious Covid-19 pandemic situation around the world.

**Hello and Welcome! We are so excited to share some of our whimsical, fun and colorful products with you. I paint each piece with care and have a high standard for each design. I do not use stencils, decals, or guides and create one of a kind hand painted glass and gifts for special moments in your life or a life event for a close friend or family. All my hand painted glass is fired and provides a little piece of joy to enjoy!

Announcement

Last updated on 27 May, 2020

** COVID-19 Update ** Please be aware that deliveries via Canada Post and USPS may take an ADDITIONAL 10-30 business days and tracking information is delayed significantly on their respective websites. We are still however accepting online orders through our Etsy Store during this difficult time.

We are seeing around a 4 week delivery to many States in the US. Please visit USPS https://about.usps.com/newsroom/covid-19/ and Canada Post https://www.canadapost.ca/cpc/en/our-company/news-and-media/corporate-news/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.page?icid=display_ddn_int_hero_covid_101#updates

*** Drop offs to the post office will be Tuesdays and Fridays.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this unprecedented time and please stay safe everyone! Deliveries by Canada Post and USPS will be delayed as per their notices and The Spiked Olive cannot be held responsible for delays in delivery during this serious Covid-19 pandemic situation around the world.

**Hello and Welcome! We are so excited to share some of our whimsical, fun and colorful products with you. I paint each piece with care and have a high standard for each design. I do not use stencils, decals, or guides and create one of a kind hand painted glass and gifts for special moments in your life or a life event for a close friend or family. All my hand painted glass is fired and provides a little piece of joy to enjoy!

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About TheSpikedOlive

Sales 161
On Etsy since 2013

A pair of black porcelain shoes...

It really did start with a pair of porcelain shoes...

Back in 1996 when my now sister-in-law was getting married to my brother. My mom who designed and made her wedding gown, wanted to give her a little something special and found a beautiful porcelain doll that perfectly resembled her. She made a replica of her wedding gown for the doll. However, the dolls shoes were black not white, so my mom asked me to paint over the black shoes with white to match the dress. Since I frequented the art shops, that is the first place I ventured to find some paint that would work. I picked up some Pebeo Paints and successfully repainted the shoes.

After that, I went back and picked up some more paints, just to try and paint some designs on mugs. The very first little craft show I did, my mom and I put together the handpainted mugs with some homemade biscotti and chocolate covered spoons. I sold several of the mugs and I had a request for some wine glasses. So, I started designing and painting and thought this little venture could turn into something more. I needed a business name for my little craft enterprise and The Spiked Olive Artware Co. was born in 1997. Over the next few months I was also painting on martini, margarita, beer and shot glasses. Several of the patterns I currently sell today were some of the firsts, Smoochies, Fiesta Dots, Flames and then the Classy Squares. I introduced my Tic-Tac-Toes, which the very first four were, martini, margarita, cat and a dog. There are now over 80 Tic-Tac-Toe patterns not including the 32 custom patterns I have done. When I found little mini Salt & Pepper Shakers they were added and I have so much fun painting those. I love painting tea pots, mugs, large serving platters, but my favorites to paint are mini salt and pepper shakers and shot glasses.

In 2008 after moving from BC to Ontario, I started as a table vendor at the Kitchener Market and later the next year I opened a shared gift shop with a very talented knitter at the Kitchener Market. I loved the energy of the Saturday market, however I really missed doing craft and art shows, so in 2010 I closed up the store and attended several art and craft shows including The Home Show in Toronto, TD Festival of Friends in Hamilton, Christmas in Cambridge, Mill Race Folk Festival and the Etsy PopUp Market Made in Canada to name a few. I have also done shows at VanDusen Gardens, The Womens Show, Yaletown in Vancouver, and so many more local shows and most recently was invited to the BBB Artisan Market.

In 2010 I was commissioned by Ashanti Winery in South Africa to design and paint several wine bottles as gifts to their family. A wonderful experience and wonderful owners. In December 2013 my Christmas Lights Platter was featured in SheKnows Canada Magazine. I was thrilled to be featured in this prominent online magazine.

Today over 23 years later, I am loving my small artisan business, designing, creating, dreaming, experimenting with new ideas that I hope will never stop. Of course, it's not all about business and I love to get outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping, touring, sightseeing, daytrips, bonfires, chocolate and photography. The little pooch pictured with me is Sandy, he was the love of our lives for over 16 years who my husband rescued dachshund cocker spaniel that was rescued at 7 weeks old. He traveled with us when we venture to the great outdoors and even when he become blind and diabetic he was full of life, fun and lots and lots of love. We miss him when he passed in 2019 and now give extra hugs to our other little man, Diego, a Jackoweenie who we adopted in 2016 from Canadian Dachshund Rescue of Ontario.

In 2018 I was diagnosed with Heart Failure due to Rhuematic Fever when I was 2 years old and needed open heart surgery to repair and replace a value. So just one day after my last vendor show of 2018 I went into surgery. I was home for Christmas, then back for another month and more procedures, I now have a mechanical mitral value that sometimes ticks loud enough to hear and I suffered severe compression injuries in my legs. While it's not been a cake walk, the last two years have brought me several new challenges. I may have slowed down a bit and still trying to cope with new health challenges, creating, designing, painting, selling, and having The Spiked Olive is now not just my hobby, it's my therapy.

Well, there is the story of the little shoes! Please visit my Etsy store, my blog, facebook or twitter to connect and please feel free to send me a hello!

Cheers!

~Sharron

Shop members

  • Sharron

    Owner, Artisan, Shipper

    I love what I do and always see an order or project from the time it's received to walking to the post office with our dog Diego to ship each parcel.

  • Diego

    Assistant

    Company keeper and post office escort.

  • Sandy

    In Memory

Shop policies

Last updated on 08 May, 2020
The Spiked Olive Artware Co. is owned and operated by Sharron Murrell. She resides in Kitchener, Ontario. Her natural talent for fun, bright and artistic images are apparent in her current works and she continues to show a flair for unique designs and colors in her art, gifts and unique creations. She are busy creating and producing new and exciting products, original art, and many additions to Sharron's most popular designs. All of our designs are painted free hand without the use of stencils or other aids. This makes each handpainted piece unique and special. We hope you will enjoy our items and please drop by from time to time to see our new creations.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Please contact us immediately with your concern or questions. All items are individually hand painted and maybe slightly different than pictured. Colors may show differently than monitor. If your item arrives damaged we may opt to replace it, if possible, or offer a full refund, minus shipping costs. Please contact us forward a picture of the damaged item and box. No exchanges at this time. No refunds on lost tracked/untracked shipments. Sending untracked/insured packages at the buyers risk.
Payment
We accept paypal, Etsy Checkout and Etsy Gift Cards.

Taxes are not included in price. All provinces except Ontario add GST. Ontario residents add HST.

U.S. and International customers are responsible for duty/tariffs and any sales tax applicable.
Delivery
*Combined shipping is available, most items can be shipped together at no or little additional shipping cost. If you have any questions prior to purchase on total shipping cost, please email your inquiry with a note of the items and postal/zip code. Thanks!

We ship Canada Post Expedited Parcel or Tracked Packet usually within 5 days of purchase. If you need your items expedited please send note date needed by to your order in the comment section and I will contact you with shipping costs or purchase shipping upgrades upon checkout.

* Please note: our shipping charges are based on Canada Post rates and we INCLUDE our small business shipping discount in our prices to pass on to our customers. We DO NOT charge for handling charges. Please visit www.canadapost.ca for further information on shipping charges.

Delivery Tracking and Confirmation is included in shipping where applicable. Prices or shipping cost does not include any customs or duty charges that may apply. We cannot guarantee delivery times if item is held at customs, nor return shipping if item is refused due to these fees and they will be charged for return. Refund of difference for shipping charges will apply over $2.00.

*International orders: U.S. and International customers are responsible for duty/tariffs and any sales tax applicable. Please see your countries duty/tariff/customs/VAT websites for further information and estimates on these charges.

USA - http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/kbyg/customs-duty-info
UK - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/ *Please be aware of UK VAT and other fees prior to ordering or contact us for an estimate of what these fees may be, although the exact amounts will vary and may not be exact.

Delivery is available to KW area residents for $5.00 flat fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
*CUSTOM ORDERS: We require a 50% deposit on ALL custom orders with the balance payable prior to shipping. No refunds including deposits, will be issued on custom orders. We will use convo's, email and pictures to update on orders and provide details throughout your order to ensure you are satisfied with your custom piece. If you have any questions, please contact through Etsy or ask a question in a item listing. Thank you.

Taxes are not included in price. All provinces except Ontario add GST. Ontario residents add HST.

If you live in the Waterloo Region, (Kitchener, Waterloo, Galt) Ontario, delivery is available for most items for $5.00 flat fee. Please contact us for further info.