APinkSwan

Millinery Flowers, Leaves, & Supplies

Morganton, North Carolina · 38748 Sales

APinkSwan

Millinery Flowers, Leaves, & Supplies

Morganton, North Carolina 38748 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Judy

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Lots of new and restocked hat bases in the shop now in weaves, sinamay, poly straw and lace in a wide variety of shapes and sizes!
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About

Contemporary and vintage millinery flowers, leaves and supplies to charm and inspire you!

For many years, I have admired and collected vintage millinery and used bits and pieces in various corsages, brooches, and other craft projects. The original makers' attention to detail in many of these vintage flowers is something I always marvel at, and I think it is important to keep that beauty in our lives. Artful millinery supplies are not just a thing of the past however, and I have discovered many examples of beautiful contemporary flowers and leaves. Contemporary millinery can be absolutely gorgeous as well, and I am NOT talking about the cheap "plastic stem" varieties, but rather the carefully hand-crafted blossoms made to last as heirlooms over time. Both vintage and new examples can be meticulously botanically correct, or abstract in form and color. Whichever they are, I take great joy in collecting them, and sharing them with you in my Etsy shop, APinkSwan.

In late 2014, my husband and I located a wonderful "brick and mortar" facility in downtown Morganton, a lovely and very historic town at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. We are now moving all my work space and inventory to that location. It is our goal to eventually open the shop for on-site retail sales, but for now, we have more space to expand our inventory and also live in a house without boxes stacked everywhere!

Many thanks to all our customers for helping us to build a truly homegrown business that offers quality products at reasonable prices. We promise to continue to serve you with honesty and integrity into the future! We love getting the photos of your finished work, so please keep them coming!

Shop members

  • Judy

    Owner, Customer Service, Photographer

    I am a trained botanist, arborist, conservationist, and crafter who loves flowers and creative handmade objects inspired by nature.

  • Frank

    Husband, Assistant, Shipper

    My husband Frank is a retired college professor and author who is a great help with shipping. He is also helping me set up my new "brick and mortar" location that houses our inventory and provides work space for projects and custom orders.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 26, 2018
Welcome to A Pink Swan! Here is a place to find all sorts of vintage and contemporary millinery flowers & leaves and craft supplies for your creations! I hope you find something that pleases you, and that you'll visit time and again. Feel free to convo me with questions and requests!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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 personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I describe the items I sell accurately and I have a "no refunds" policy unless I have misrepresented an item. Refund will be for the original purchase price unless there is an error in the original listing. The item must be returned within 14 days, and must be in the same condition as when it was sent to you. Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer. In all cases, I must be notified that you are returning an item (within 7 days for US orders, 14 days for international orders.) International orders are insured against loss but claims cannot be submitted until 40 days after date of mailing. Refunds will not be processed until claims are initiated. There are no returns or exchanges for items marked as "clearance sale." Please note: many items I sell are vintage and are sold in "as is" condition. Vintage items may be unused, but they are not new and should not be expected to be in new condition. Please read item descriptions carefully and ask questions before you purchase.

If you find you must cancel an order, you must do so immediately. We process orders very quickly - usually the same or next day - and once your order has been prepared for shipment, no cancellations will be approved.

Packages returned to me due to the buyer's failure to pick up their package will receive refund for items but not shipping charges. All packages are sent using tracking numbers and it the buyers responsibility to communicate with local postal authorities regarding pick up options. This policy also applies to international packages returned to me due to buyer failure to pay VAT / customs / and any other local fee or tax.

Privacy policy:
This Privacy Policy describes how and when we collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from us, contact us, or otherwise use our services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

Information we collect:
In order to fulfill your order, you must provide us with certain information (which you have authorized Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, mailing address, payment information, and the details of the product you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information for use in contacting you, or for setting up private listings such as for custom orders and shipping upgrades.

Why we need your information and how it is used:
To provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
When you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list and / or sales event notifications;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law;
Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure:
We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you our services and comply with the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use. We utilize third party delivery and insurance companies and share your personal information with these third parties to perform these services. We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with our tax, legal and regulatory obligations for approximately seven years.

Your Rights:
You may have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. For the purposes of applicable EU data protection law (including the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), we are a ‘data controller’ of your personal information. You may contact us at judy [!at] pinkswanmillinery.com or mail us at:
Judith Francis, 501 Ervin Road, Morganton, NC 28655
Payment
I accept payment via PayPal, Etsy gift card, or by credit card through Etsy. Payment is expected immediately or the item will be relisted. I am happy to accept requests for custom / reserve listings, however they must be purchased within three (3) days of listing. Reserve listings and custom orders not paid for within 3 days will be removed unless prior arrangements are made. Please do not ask for a reserved listing that you do not intend to buy!

All taxes, tariffs, VAT, or other fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Residents of North Carolina will be charged 6.75% sales tax in accordance with state law.
Shipping
Shipping prices on listings are for First Class mail. If you need expedited shipping, please message me for a quote.

I will ship your items within three business days (usually same or next business day) of receiving cleared payment via USPS. All millinery items are shipped in boxes to prevent crushing. Shipping charges over actual cost of postage and materials will be cheerfully refunded to your account when I package your order. Please make sure that your address on file with Paypal and Etsy is correct as that is the address where your purchase will be shipped!

I welcome international customers. Quoted rates for international shipments from my shop are estimates - and I will refund any shipping fees that exceed actual cost of packing materials, insurance and postage. All customs, VAT, and duty fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Please note that I make no promises on how long it will take for international packages to arrive as it can range from a few days to a few months - depending on destination and processing through customs. International shipments are insured - but I can not file a claim for missing packages until 45 days have passed from the ship date. All requests for missing packages must be received within 90 days of purchase as that is when insurance claim coverage expires! If you need your package quickly, please contact me for pricing on expedited shipping options. You are responsible for knowing about any postal or import restrictions in your country that would prevent delivery to you.

Providing false information on customs forms is a crime with serious penalties and we do not do it.
Additional policies and FAQs
We are not wholesalers and do not offer wholesale prices. The foundation of our business is providing fair prices to everyone. Many items are on sale in the shop, and there is also a clearance section if you are looking for deeper discounts. Some discount may be available for very large bulk purchases of certain items.

We do not add pins or clips to the items we sell in the shop, though some items may come with that from the manufacturer. If the flower comes with a pin or clip - that will be noted in the item description / specifications. It is easy to add those yourself though - just convo me for details.

I have two other Etsy shops and I welcome you to visit them.
Meaicp is a place to find whimsical holiday and special event corsages made with vintage party favors and trims. You can find it here www.etsy.com/shop/meaicp

TheSwanPond is a place to find all sorts of vintage and contemporary floral bouquets, trims and lace, handmade brooches and accessories, and vintage home decor items. You can find it here www.etsy.com/shop/theswanpond