BayflowerDesign

bring the beach home...

Virginia, United States · 3 Sales

BayflowerDesign

bring the beach home...

Virginia, United States 3 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Transform your home to a beach house by decorating with seashells, driftwood and beach pebbles. All of the natural materials were collected by me and everything comes from Ocean View Beach in Norfolk VA. There are a variety of items to chose from including wreaths, picture frames, trivets, magnets, candle rings, driftwood and shell decor. New items to follow so check back often! Coupon code for Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and Portsmouth norfolkfreedlvry for orders over $30.00. I will deliver your item to you to save on shipping! *Va residents only*

Announcement

Transform your home to a beach house by decorating with seashells, driftwood and beach pebbles. All of the natural materials were collected by me and everything comes from Ocean View Beach in Norfolk VA. There are a variety of items to chose from including wreaths, picture frames, trivets, magnets, candle rings, driftwood and shell decor. New items to follow so check back often! Coupon code for Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and Portsmouth norfolkfreedlvry for orders over $30.00. I will deliver your item to you to save on shipping! *Va residents only*

Melanie Frank

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Anonymous on Sep 17, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Love these items. Received fast. Thanks!

About

Bayflower is born!

I began collecting shells initially just for fun with my boys but soon I decided I had enough to actually make something. My mother in law came over and brought me a seashell mirror she had made in Guantanamo in the mid eighties and told me I could make one similar. I started making wreaths and trivets and stockpiling to do a craft show and Bayflower Design was born.

The word Bayflower comes from the Bay, the Chesapeake that is, because that is where I get most of my shells and pebbles. Flower is a nickname gived to me by my son Jack when he was four. It stuck and now all of my kids call me Flower, as well as the neighborhood kids, the ballfield kids, kids @ their schools etc..

I like to make things that remind me of the coast which is my favorite place to be. I have so many wonderful memories of beach vacations and I like to surround myself with the natural beauty of the ocean. I also like natural fibers like burlap, cotton and jute cord. I love creating my wreaths, they are like a jigsaw puzzle to me and making my trivets from beach pebbles is like adult legos for me.

I am so lucky to be able to be home with my children but also to be able to create. I took art in 1986 and I got a 'D' so finding my artistic ability was very rewarding. So I can't draw, big deal, I can make beautiful things and I am very proud of my work. My husband is my biggest cheerleader, worst critic and absolute best friend. I could not do any of this without him. He is very supportive but I see the look in his eyes when he starts looking at my shell collection..he doesn't use the word hoarder but I wonder if he's thinking it! haha

A typical day for me is to get up, piddle around the house for an hour drinking coffee, and head to the beach for a couple hours. If the kids are home, they grab their fishing poles or boogie boards and jump in the truck. When they are in school, I am joined by my two rescue dogs, Bruiser (chihuahua) and Rocky (Akita). I go when its cold, although usually alone, and I love to go in the rain because the shells look better when they're wet. I live a block from the beach and can go anytime I want, which makes me really lucky. When I come home I dump it all in bleach, rinse what was in the bucket before, and go through my treasures. Then its time to create. I have to sort all the shells from the pebbles, I separate by size, type and color, add them to the correct bins and I am ready to work. (If you can call it that!) I travel through different moods so I can go back and forth from sewing, making trivets and wreaths. I am always looking to make new items.

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  • Melanie Frank

    Owner, Designer, I Am The Owner/designer.

    I am a 40 yr old mom of 5 and I moved by the beach a few years ago. Its a short 5 minute walk to the bay and I walk all the time and collect shells and pebbles. I have lived in Guantanamo, Florida, and South Carolina and have always loved the beach.

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Last updated on April 23, 2012
Welcome to Bayflower Design! It is my goal to bring the beach to you! I call my business Bayflower because I get my materials from the Chesapeake Bay and my children call me Flower instead of mom. I am a life long beach goer and shell collector. I want to create and sell things that I love and want to share my passion with others.

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I accept all major credit cards, Paypal and money orders. Item will be shipped within two business days after payment is accepted. Money orders must clear the bank before order is shipped.
Shipping
I use the most economical shipping to keep your cost down. If it is a matter of a few dollars to get priority shipping, I will go that route whenever possible at no extra cost to you. Items over $50.00 will come with a confirmation for tracking purposes.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds please. If you have any concerns about your item, please contact me to work it out with you. Customer satisfaction is very important to me! If your item suffers any damage in shipping or if a shell is broken when it arrives, a replacement shell will be mailed to you. Please email or text a picture of the damage and I will access the situation from there.
Additional policies and FAQs
I can create custom orders. Let me know what you have in mind! Custom orders have a two week turn around time.