Announcement This shop is currently closed, however, a selection of our best sellers (including the Kitchen Collection and You Make Me Happy print) is now available at our new Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/AshleyBrownCreative Hope to see you there!!
This shop is currently closed, however, a selection of our best sellers (including the Kitchen Collection and You Make Me Happy print) is now available at our new Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/AshleyBrownCreative Hope to see you there!!
WHAT'S IN A NAME.
Hey there! We're Greg & Ashley Brown and welcome to Brown & Barkley! We're so glad you're here and thankful you took some time out to check out our corner on Etsy.
Obviously, the first part of the name represents our last name. Though the connection seems obvious, there is a bit of a funny background there. If you're one of my close friends, you know that my marrying someone with a simple last name such as Brown was like a breath of fresh air. My maiden name is Lunsford. Growing up, people would constantly mess up my last name... Lumpsford, Langsford, oh and the most popular, Lungsford. It became a joke with our family that we always had to spell it phonetically... "L. U. N as in Nancy. S and in Sam. F. O. R. D. Ford as in the car." To this day, my friends still tease Greg and say I just married him for his last name. Obviously, they know very well that that's not the case ; )
As for the second part of the name, Barkley was Greg's stuffed dog when he was a kid. Barkley still hangs out at Greg's parent's house and won't be leaving anytime soon. He's around for good. Barkley was named after Lake Barkley - the lake in Kentucky where Greg's grandma lives. Greg spent many summers on Lake Barkley growing up and it's a place that's near and dear to his heart. For that reason, when going through possible names for the brand, we kept coming back to Barkley. Thus Brown & Barkley was born.
Aside from our corner here on Etsy, Greg and I also have a little home on the World Wide Web: 7th House on the Left. This is a blog where we talk about our progress as we renovate our first home, a 1970's brick rancher in Hanover, Virginia (right outside the city limits of Richmond). For more information about us, and our house, visit our blog at www.7thhouseontheleft.com.
I also enjoy classic TV shows (particularly I Love Lucy) and curling up with Greg, Bentley (our dog), a blanket and a good black and white classic movie – I’m a complete sucker for Audrey Hepburn, Doris Day, Katharine Hepburn, and Cary Grant films.
When I’m not working my day job or on our Etsy store, I like to play guitar and computer games. I love math and physics, and I enjoy recreational coding from time to time. Yep, I’m pretty much your stereotypical geek.
Bentley is more like a part of the family than just a dog. He’s an energetic, 6-year-old Pomeranian. Bentley’s crazy about peanut butter, his prized tennis ball, his rubber dog and BFF Rufus, and has an odd obsession with his t-shirt collection.
Greg + Ashley
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Destination prints, custom orders and 24x36 prints are made to order. We have to design the art, make it awesome then send it off to our totally rad professional printers (who rock our socks). That being the case, please allow one 1-2 weeks before your item is shipped. Once your order has been shipped, we'll shoot you a message letting you know.
All orders are shipped via USPS. Orders shipped within the United States usuallyl take about 3-5 days to reach it's destination. If you need your order sooner, we can ship via UPS for an additional cost (3-day shipping is typically $14(ish), unless it's going to Tinbuktu... then that's a different story). If you'd like to fast track your shipping, let us know when you need it in the "Note to Seller" window then place your order as usual. Once we get a shipping quote ready for you, we'll send you a message with the quote. When all is well, we'll send you a separate PayPal invoice for the extra costs. Please note: Even though expediting your order is an option, custom orders are made to order and take 1-2 weeks to ship.
When paying with PayPal, make sure your shipping address in both your PayPal and Etsy account is up to date. If they are different, please let us know to which mailing address you would like your order shipped.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: To keep shipping costs reasonable, we ship via USPS First Class mail. This does not come with a tracking number. If you'd like to upgrade your shipping, shoot us a message. Because each package needs to go through customs and all that jazz, delivery times can vary.