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BestofbothWorlds

Bestofboth Worlds Vintage Collectibles/Antiques, Gifts

1084 Sales

BestofbothWorlds

Bestofboth Worlds Vintage Collectibles/Antiques, Gifts

1084 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(509)

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Note from shop owner Hello Best of Both Worlds Lookers and Shoppers. I will be away from my etsy store, BestofbothWorlds for a vacation. I plan on returning 7/30/2016. I have all orders up to present which I am processing though another computer. My store will be on "owner is away" mode so no new purchases can be made during this time. All purchases paid for up to this time will continue to be processed in a timely manner as described in my policies, so if you have bought something from me recently, I will process your order, let you know when shipped, so not to worry. You can convo me any questions. Please bookmark my store to return to. Thanks and have a great life! Cheryl @ BestofbothWorlds

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 15, 2016

Hello Best of Both Worlds Lookers and Shoppers. I will be away from my etsy store, BestofbothWorlds for a vacation. I plan on returning 7/30/2016. I have all orders up to present which I am processing though another computer. My store will be on "owner is away" mode so no new purchases can be made during this time. All purchases paid for up to this time will continue to be processed in a timely manner as described in my policies, so if you have bought something from me recently, I will process your order, let you know when shipped, so not to worry. You can convo me any questions. Please bookmark my store to return to. Thanks and have a great life! Cheryl @ BestofbothWorlds

Cheryl Gordon

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(509)
Cherie Tea

Cherie Tea on Jul 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just as described - perfect condition. The owner immediately shipped the item and packed it with great care. Will definitely shop here again. Thank you!

april

april on Mar 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely vintage planter. Love that it is different from the average smooth surfaced type. Thank You.

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About

Unique Collectibles, Creative Art and Small Unusual Interesting Antiques

Best of Both Worlds (BestofbothWorlds) is the name of my store. This is where you find it:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BestofbothWorlds

I chose this name as it fits in with what I believe in. I sell items I believe are not only useful, and visually appealing, but have a a "spirit" within them... Certain tangible items seem to call out my name when I am on the "hunt". I may be inclined to purchase them if they catch my eye and hold it a bit more than anything else I come across. I can then show them off in my store, and perhaps share them with you.

I am a collector of antiques and unusual quality made items anywhere from the late 1800's to the 1990's. My favorite mediums are artful paintings, sculptures, pottery and glass. I like that which lifts up my Spirit and does not let it down.

I dabble in the arts an crafts and work with pride in all that I make. I design and sell some of my own jewelry. I make stained glass and mosaic pieces. I paint with acrylics and oils and sell them from time to time. Unfortunately, right now, my artistic spirit is somewhat curtailed. I do have a full daytime job now because of the economy....

My friend and craft artist artist Donna R. is the designer for the cast metal horny toads I use in my jewelry. My late husband Ron helped me sell his wonderful original stainless steel Southwestern 3D designs, but I have now sold them all but one. There will be no more.

I will be blunt. I do not think "Made in China" is the way to go. I speak from my heart as an American. We have deserted our craftsmen in the USA and other parts of the world without thinking, to bring in cheap junk to our stores at low prices, and that is a shame. Cheap is not better. There are still a few survivors amidst the stubble, that hang onto the old Way of the Master Craftsman. They can teach us their craft, but they are going fast and are few compared to the past. They stand out as untainted, and leave a trail of beauty in the path behind them that I can appreciate and share. The words, "Made in the USA" on any product was sought after and a thing of pride! That was many years ago now. But competition with "cheap" is hard in this time period. They were pushed away for the fast and abberant pace.

One way we can bring back our desirable productions with pride again, is to teach our children to desire and support quality and uniqueness, not quantity and cheapness. Purchase the things that last, at a higher price because they are made better. Pass over those that are cheap and poorly made. If you look closely you can see that they will break soon after they are purchased, because of quick careless production and inferiority.

But I do love Etsy! It is a place where one can find wonderful and creative things and sell some the same. I love the "treasure hunt" that initiates the sell. Etsy helps me make it through these long days and nights.

I have also found a niche in the "Treasury" option on etsy. It has become a bit addictive for me. I enjoy creating a palate of entertaining Treasuries; each one being unique in itself, with featured items connected together and a common intriguing theme. They are like a mosaic pattern. I place the 16 featured items strategically within my carefully chosen themes.

If you wish, you can visit my many Treasuries by clicking on this link:
https://www.etsy.com/people/BestofbothWorlds/treasury?sort=creation_date&order=desc

You can Convo me anytime and and let me know what you think. I am open to new thoughts and ideas.
Feel free to stop by my Store and Look around. Perhaps there is something waiting there for you.... Calling out your name.... Enjoy!

Cheryl

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  • Cheryl E Gordon

    Owner, Selling Unique Collectibles, Creator

    I am a Registered Nurse specializing in Oncology Integrative Health. In the evenings and weekends I do some selling online through my Etsy Store. When I do have free time, sometimes I create my own paintings, mosaics, stained glass and jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 8, 2015
Hello and Thank you for dropping by and shopping here. Your Satisfaction is my Goal and I do my best to meet my customer's expectations. If you have any questions, please ask me before buying. I want your experience here to be an enjoyable one. You may email me with your name, email address for shipping, pick up or other information and instructions if needed. You can click on the "Contact BestofbothWorlds" Link on the Right of this Page to email me.

I try to ship within 3 or 4 business days after payment has cleared (such as hand-crafted art, jewelry/other, or shipping overseas may take a little more time). I do need to know from you when combining purchases and what they are, so I can make sure the combined rate is accurately applied and to see if if I will be able to ship them safely in the same box, or not.

Please contact me by email if you wish to pick up at our site, if that is your choice at (cherylcartergordon@sbcglobal.net).
You have choices for shipping/insurance. State Tax applies for Texas. Delivery Confirmation is included in US Shipping whenever possible. Be assured, I do pack well!

Color: Everyone's color monitor settings are a little different form each other. I try to take multiple pictures in different lighting so you can get a good look at what I have to sell but I cannot control how the color may show up on your monitor. If you are wanting a particular specific hue of color, please email me in advance and I will try to help you regarding the color of the item listed.

Please review my return policy regarding items purchased. I do not accept returns If your purchase is in accordance with pictures taken and my description is accurate. If not, and there is variance from description and pictures, I will work with you on refunds and returns. I try to be honest and fair and my hope is that the buyer is also. I am human and on occasion I may make a mistake. If so, I try to work this out to the buyer's satisfaction to the best of my ability.

Do take time to check out my other unique and quality items in my "Best of both Worlds" store, and Please remember to Bookmark me as one of your favorite stores to return to.

Thank You! I do appreciate your business. Cheryl/BestofBothWorlds

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
Buyers: I accept paypal (including direct pay, credit card payment through paypal which is an option upon purchase), money order & on occasion, if you contact me and we agree, I may accept cash with pick up on site. I do request that your payment be initiated in 3-4 working days. If no payment has been made within 7 days of purchase (and we have not agreed upon payment at a later date), I will consider the purchase null and void and will relist it to sell to another potential buyer. If you desire pick up of the item locally, please email me initially to discuss and if I agree I will give you pick up & payment instructions. We may also discuss this over the phone as necessary.

If no payment has been made within 7 days of purchase, and the buyer has not contacted me regarding this, and an agreement has not been made for extension of time by the buyer, the purchase will be cancelled,considered nullified, and payment will be reversed back to the buyer. The item will be considered free to sale to another interested buyer. See additional information below.
Shipping
I try to ship within 4-5 business days after receipt/verification of funds - holiday & emergency are exceptions and take a little longer. I always try to inform the buyer of any delay for unexpected situations. I ship in order received unless payment is made for express orders. Express Orders are prioritized for a more immediate shipping time.

Please check and confirm your shipping address at the time of purchase to make sure it is correct.
You have choices for shipping. If your choice is not listed, please contact me for assistance. USPS Media mail may be listed on the general shipping choices, but it is strictly for books and other media and USPS will not allow anything else to be shipped this way. Please do not check Media Mail shipping if you have not purchased media. .

I will let you know when your item is shipped. Please be assured, I always wrap with much cushioning and care as if shipping to myself.

Please be aware that parcel post & ground is generally rougher and slower with more stops en route than priority mail. Priority mail is the method of choice for breakables, and valuables. I try to insure whenever possible, and priority mail includes insurance and tracking. Please note, the seller is not personally responsible for damage or loss during shipping.

International Buyers: be aware that international shipping prices have skyrocketed. I do not routinely ship overseas because the process is complicated and shipping prices have skyrocketed. Should you desire something from my store, and shipping cost is not an issue, please email me for a shipping quote PRIOR to buying. Some areas are restrictive and I may not be able to ship to your location. Please email me first through etsy with any questions, your correct name and shipping address, and I will make sure that your location is added to the listing when at all possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refund Policy: I may on rare occasion, have an unintentional error in a listing. I consider refunds/returns when there is a discrepancy by photo or description in the item you receive. I do not accept returns or offer refunds if you simply change your mind. You may request a refund by email if your item is not as described or shown. If there is an accident or loss during the shipping process you will be responsible for settling with the post office in your area. The email you send requesting refund must be through etsy and within 7 days after delivery to your location. I need to know what the problem is and I may request it's return. If there is indeed an error in my listing, you will receive a full refund. When returning, you must notify me in advance for approval of the return. If you simply ship without approval, you are responsible for that cost. Returns must be in the original condition as sent, with same careful packaging along with a copy of your receipt for the refund to apply.
Additional policies and FAQs
Nonpaying Buyers please note: If payment has not been initiated within 7 days after sale, and no written response has been sent from the buyer to seller in this time frame, I have the right to consider the purchase nullified. I may then relist this item and sell it to another buyer.

Please communicate via email if there are any problems....we should be able to work through them together. You can reach me via etsy by the contact seller link of the item.