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Country rustic birdhouse of reclaimed Civil War-era barn wood.

There was a nearby barn in the Chicago suburbs, built shortly after the Civil War, that workers were tearing down. So we salvaged some of its wood to create this birdhouse. The weathered white paint is original, giving the bird house a rough, natural, primitive look.

Green wooden basket filled with tiny apples. Green painted hand-carved wooden evergreen tree with berry decoration. Real cedar shingled roof covered with sprinkles of "snow," artificial greenery and pine cones. Roughly 9 x 10 inches. About 9 inches high. For the type of bird most likely to nest in here, there is plenty of room to enter the house behind those branches. Also, you don't have to worry about the birds trying to eat the apples or berries, because they know the difference between these and the real thing. Two convenient hooks on top let you hang this on a tree. But the hooks are very easy to remove if you don't want to use them. Made to specifications that enhance the lives of real birds and their needs. And the birdhouses we have made that adorn our own yard do, indeed, have birds nesting in them seasonally. But if you'd rather keep this indoors, it makes a great decoration, too. Depending on where you live, we may be paying a substantial part of your shipping. Garden castles and birdhouses: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifesAnExpedition/search?search_query=garden&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search Christmas merchandise: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifesAnExpedition/search?search_query=Christmas&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search Unique handbags and jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifesAnExpedition?section_id=10048145 Scarves for all seasons: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifesAnExpedition?section_id=5713622 Hats, headbands: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifesAnExpedition?section_id=10709243

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Frequently asked questions about LifesAnExpedition

We ship within 3-5 business days, using 1st Class mail for packages under 13 oz--and that's most of our hand knit or sewn goods (takes 5-7 days to arrive)... Priority Mail for packages over 13 oz (takes 2-3 days to arrive)...Media Mail for books (1-2 weeks to arrive). Delivery estimates apply January thru November. Although we have always shipped when we said we would, there can be US Postal Service delays in December, during 3-day weekends and after hurricanes and blizzards. You will always get a tracking # from us. It's next to your Life's an Expedition payment in Paypal. International orders usually ship 1st Class International within 5 business days; your tracking # will come from an Etsy convo. See more on shipping in FAQs below.
Don't panic. The nature of the USPS is to charge more to ship the first pound and gradually less for each additional pound, depending on how far you are from Chicago. So, yes, the cost of shipping gets higher the more single and double skeins of yarn you put in your shopping cart. Generally, if you buy fewer than 16 skeins, there are rebates built in to the price. When you order 16-24 single or double skeins from various listings, we can usually ship the whole shebang for a mere $13.99 within the United States; we calculate and process the rebate AFTER you pay, at the time that we pack your order. (Those "destash yarn lot" listings of 10+ skeins already have discounted shipping. Ditto for yarn cones.)
If you order a number of things, you could get a rebate, depending on what you order, how big the product is, how much the package weighs, whether we offered shipping rates below our actual cost to mail it to you, what your zip code is, how far you are from Chicago, how fragile the product is, how much we have to pay for protective packaging, whether or not it fits in a flat rate box, whether we can put one of your purchases into the same box as something else you ordered without risk of breakage, etc. Lots of variables, eh? That's why we cannot predict combined shipping fees in advance.
Sometimes we include Canada, Australia and/or Europe, but not on every listing and not year-round. (We tend to include Canada in winter because those people NEED our winter goods. Also, hats and scarves are not likely to break in the mail, right?) International buyers are responsible for any and all customs fees or import taxes. Life's an Expedition is not responsible for these fees or delays due to customs or shipping methods. We use 1st Class Mail when we can to save you money, but the tracking number won't tell you much and a package may take weeks to arrive, especially if it weighs under 4 lbs. Rebates on shipping may be issued on large orders. If your country is not included on a listing, we are not going to add it for you. Sorry.
We only accept returns on clothing, as per instructions found in the clothing listings. Please follow those instructions exactly. We reserve the right to refuse refunds if the instructions are not followed. If the listing doesn't specify information about returns, we do not accept returns on that merchandise. But if we messed up your order, please send us a calm, polite convo--thru Etsy, not email.
We do not permit returns on any listing that doesn't specifically address the issue of returns because we take the time to give accurate, detailed descriptions and measurements with large photos you can zoom in on. But if WE make a mistake with your order or in the listing, we promise to make it right with you. Please contact us in a POLITELY worded email via Etsy (not our yahoo account) within a few days of delivery WITHOUT leaving adverse feedback. We will get it sorted out. Let's hope you never have to read this section of our policy page. We heart Etsy in a giant way and love making things that we hope you will love, too. Our very high feedback rating demonstrates that We Play Well With Others.
We don't offer wholesale arrangements, but we sometimes have sale or bulk merchandise that you are welcome to resell in a bricks and mortar shop. Not on Etsy.
Everyone receives a tracking number without having to ask for one and Paypal sent you an email regarding this on the day we shipped. But the best way to TRACK YOUR PACKAGE is by logging into your Paypal account to look at your payment to Life's an Expedition. There is a column for shipping status. Click on TRACK. Don't count on detailed information, because USPS isn't always informative, especially during holidays. Read the FAQ below this one if you are getting impatient. (If you are outside the United States and your package is small, we send you a tracking number via Etsy convo, but your package may take weeks to arrive, especially if it weighs less than 4 pounds.)
It's more likely delayed, not lost. USPS tracking information is not flawless. Your package could be within a day of reaching you without ANY indication of this in the tracking data. However, if the tracking # shows delivery, yet you have not seen the package, ask other residents at your address if they brought in the mail, look in the shrubs around the mailbox, etc. In our experience, when a tracking number shows arrival, it means the package DID arrive but someone forgot to tell you. However, if those inquiries don't pan out, contact your post office and give them the tracking number we gave you. We've shipped over 100,000 packages since 2003 and while many were delayed, I can only think of a few that did not reach their destination.
Sorry. We do not negotiate prices, change listings, add photos, accept alternate payment, change shipping method or break up yarn destashes for you. We ship in the time frame and method stated, but if you order a lot of small merchandise that would ordinarily be shipped first class mail--and your total order exceeds 13 oz.--you are automatically upgraded to USPS Priority Mail.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: real barn wood with peeling paint, wooden basket, artificial apples and berries, wooden hand carved tree, green paint, real twigs, real cedar handmade shingles, artificial snow crystals, real pine cones, artificial evergreens
  • Only ships within United States.
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