Eco Friendly Gifts with a Retro or Natural Style

St Louis, Missouri | 30 Sales


Eco Friendly Gifts with a Retro or Natural Style

St Louis, Missouri 30 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (13)
Annette Hopkins

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Annette Hopkins

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Last updated on Dec 30, 2017



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A Creative Journey

I grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri, which is in the middle of the United States. Most of my relatives either lived on farms or in small rural towns. My parents took the family camping and on vacations to see historical and cultural heritage places. We also visited zoos and aquariums. My mother made a variety of crafts and she taught me how to sew and do embroidery. My grandmothers and great aunts all made quilts by hand. Because of these experiences, I grew up with an appreciation for handcrafted items, culture, and the natural environment.
The first time I made a quilt, I gathered scraps from all my relatives fabric stashes. Most of it was from old clothes and scraps of fabric left from sewing projects. It turned out to be a true "scrap" quilt.
I love making crafts because it allows me to use my creativity. I find inspiration in nature, going to craft and fabric stores, and looking at vintage and retro items. Because of my love for nature and animals, I look for ways to incorporate re-purposed items in my work as well as using Eco-friendly materials whenever possible. I try to offer items for pets and to help people make environmentally friendly choices (like using cloth napkins and fabric lunch bags).

Shop members

  • Annette Hopkins


  • Marilyn Hopkins


    Marilyn is my mother. She taught me how to sew and embroider (as well as most important things in life). She sometimes assist with the sewing or embroidery. (We love to sew together.)

Shop policies

Last updated on March 11, 2016
Welcome to Annette's Retro Cottage. I sell items that are hand made with love and care. You can find items for your home and pets. Most of our items have a retro, vintage, or natural flare.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I try to be very thorough with my listings to avoid misrepresentation, but please contact me with any questions about an item you are interested in prior to purchase. If you cancel the order before an item is shipped, I can offer a full refund. Once an item is shipped and you change your mind, please contact me to request a refund. Items must be returned in original, unused condition in order to receive a refund. You will receive a refund on the item only, not the shipping. Refund request must be made within 10 days of delivery.
If items are damaged during delivery, you may be able to get a refund directly from the Post Office. You will need your invoice, the items and packaging to prove it was damaged during delivery. I will be happy to assist in any way possible if this should happen. Be careful that you enter the correct delivery address with your order to avoid having the item shipped to an incorrect address.
If for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me and I will try to set things right. I believe in offering the best customer service possible.
All domestic US packages are tracked with delivery confirmation. Priority Mail comes with insurance.
Direct Payment excepted with most credit cards, Paypal, and Etsy Gift Cards.
I use USPS shipping. First Class mail is used for small items that weigh less than a pound. Larger items are shipped First Class package or Priority Mail. If you need quicker shipping, you can upgrade to Priority Mail. I include Delivery Confirmation with all U.S. deliveries.
I offer shipping to some International locations. The buyer is responsible for any import fees, customs, and taxes.
Packages are shipped within 1-3 business days of your payment.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in a custom order, please contact me with information of what you would like. Sometimes, I can do custom orders depending upon what materials I have available and depending upon the time constraints. I will reply to let you know if I can make what you request and approximate time that it will take.