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BeneathTheRowanTree

Playsilks, Waldorf Play Silk Toys & Birthday Crowns

South River, Canada · 11624 Sales

BeneathTheRowanTree

Playsilks, Waldorf Play Silk Toys & Birthday Crowns

South River, Canada 11624 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
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Note from shop owner •♥•~~• Holiday Hibernation Has Begun •~~•♥•
We are so thankful for another wonder-full year! We are receiving and responding to messages about orders and will open again on or around January 1.

Celebrating 9 Wonder Full Years of Natural Play.
Quality handmade natural toys in the Waldorf tradition.
•~Give the Gift of Imagination from Etsy's Top Shop** for Playsilks and Natural Silk Toys~•
Our toys are simple, child-led, open-ended to inspire imagination.
We bring quality and experience to all we create and look forward to working with you to provide wonder full play experiences for your little ones!

Why not join our community at Facebook http://facebook.com/beneaththerowantree or our Blog at http://beneaththerowantree.com (free tutorials, patterns and play ideas)?

Visit our profile for website and gallery links.
(**refer to http://craftcount.com)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 6, 2016

•♥•~~• Holiday Hibernation Has Begun •~~•♥•
We are so thankful for another wonder-full year! We are receiving and responding to messages about orders and will open again on or around January 1.

Celebrating 9 Wonder Full Years of Natural Play.
Quality handmade natural toys in the Waldorf tradition.
•~Give the Gift of Imagination from Etsy's Top Shop** for Playsilks and Natural Silk Toys~•
Our toys are simple, child-led, open-ended to inspire imagination.
We bring quality and experience to all we create and look forward to working with you to provide wonder full play experiences for your little ones!

Why not join our community at Facebook http://facebook.com/beneaththerowantree or our Blog at http://beneaththerowantree.com (free tutorials, patterns and play ideas)?

Visit our profile for website and gallery links.
(**refer to http://craftcount.com)

Lori Campbell

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Lori Campbell

Updates

Custom crowns for the New Year? Taking requests now!

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WHY are there NO Custom Crowns Available??
$1,000.00
I love making fiber art pieces that are lovely and functional-- this piece can serve as a mat for a seasonal table and turn over for a green play space!
Sketches for an upcoming fiber art piece... Think SPRINGtulip

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About

Beneath the Rowan Tree... For Wonder Full People

BTRT was a surprise.
That is... I never meant to start a business.

As the mother of a 2 year old, I was committed to sharing a wonder full childhood with my daughter~ for our family this meant avoiding commercialism, providing natural toys and nature experiences, and allowing our child to grow up slowly in a small town in Northern Ontario.

I started making clothing and toys for our daughter when I was unable to find these items to fit our family values and lifestyle in our own area. And given my tendency to really commit to the things I love~ I just couldn't stop... we were on to something that is GOOD for children that had been forgotten by so many... open ended, imaginative play, natural and simple childhood.... and I wanted to share it!

(This is where I should share that I am also an ordained minister (20 years), currently taking a break to homeschool and make stuff, and so I *might* have a natural (or professional) inclination to share good news ...ideas and resources that lend themselves to whole and grounded living.)

In the past 9 years I have grown into my own skin as an artist and artisan, even as I have grown into motherhood in all of its fullness. (And I am even starting to feel, at 42, like I might be a teeny tiny bit of a grownup once in a while).

What an amazing journey... to find within one's self, deep wells of possibility awaiting creative expression! I highly recommend it!

So it is that BTRT is the means for our family to share our commitment to the value of children and childhood. More than any product, our purpose is what drives the business... and more than ever, I am a believer in the power of play to open up worlds of wonder for our children~ much needed in an age where imagination, art and the questing soul are given so little regard.

Our toys are made with wool, silk and wood. Natural, renewable resources that will last for generations, and if not... they easily return to the earth. ♥
They are made by my hands .
Always.
And they are always COLOURFUL (spelled the Canadian way!).

Everything is made in our home, amidst the general chaos of daily life which includes homeschooling, dogs, the arrivals and departures of my truck driver husband, my ministry and lots and lots of craft supplies, music, colour and joy.

{{And I am so grateful to my husband for his support, and to our delightful and amazing daughter, Rowan, who started it all}}

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Shop members

  • Lori Campbell

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on November 11, 2016
Welcome to BTRT where we are a passionate about toys made with natural materials toys and designed to encourage wonder and imagination.
We are a family based, Canadian shop.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept PAYPAL & ETSY Direct Payment.
Shipping
We ship from CANADA.

A note about HOLIDAY DELIVERY:
We commit to shipping by our stated deadlines, which are within the dates from Canada Post for holiday delivery~ however, without tracking, we cannot guarantee specific delivery dates. In 10 years we have been very pleased with the postal services' commitment to making holidays happy with timely deliveries! Thank you for choosing BTRT!

:: HOLIDAY ORDERS & SHIPPING DATES 2016 ::
Please observe dates for order placement, in order to ensure Christmas delivery.
USA: Order by December 2 for Standard shipping.
Order by December 10 for Expedited shipping (includes tracking).
CANADA: Order by December 10
OVERSEAS: Order by November 28

In a RUSH?
Need TRACKING?
Please contact us right away to upgrade.

All silk items are dyed to order, please allow 4-5 business days for completion.

Once completed, your order will ship via Canada Post as small or light packet (no tracking, unless you have upgraded). Once completed and shipped out your package should take an *average* number of business days as follows:
Canada: 3-7
USA: 7-10
International: 10-18

Wishing you many hours of happy play!
If you are concerned about the arrival of your item, please let us know.

*Business days = Monday - Friday, excluding holidays.
We do answer some correspondence on the weekends, but as a rule we try to take the weekends for home and family time.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are concerned with the quality or workmanship of an item contact us immediately.
New items must be shipped back to us within five days (in the mail in that time) of receiving the item.
Refunds will be made once the item arrives back to us in the same condition it went out.
Down the road, if you have issue with an item, contact us to discuss your concerns.
We do our best to describe items thoroughly, including the size, colour and measurements. We do not refund for size or colour issues. In some cases exchanges can be made.
Ask about sizing, colour and for more pictures if you are uncertain about an item before purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Allergy Alert: We do have a dog in the home, but not in our studio space. We do not use any scented products (detergent etc) in our house due to sensitivities and allergies.

More information

Last updated on Apr 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Sizes are described for each item. If you are purchasing for a specific use or space, please be sure to measure before ordering. As each silk piece is dyed custom for you, returns and exchanges are not generally made for pieces that are their described dimensions.

Care instructions

Every silk item will arrive with a postcard bearing detailed information about the item and its care. Generally, treat silk like your own hair (a protein fiber)~ wash gently in warm to cool water with a gentle shampoo or dish soap and hang to dry. Avoid laundry detergent. Direct sunlight (ie on a clothesline) can quickly damage silk. Tumble dry low for a brief time, best of all~ press with a warm iron while damp.