BolstersMillsCards

A gift within a greeting card ~ OOAK vintage hankies

Maine, United States · 1647 Sales

BolstersMillsCards

A gift within a greeting card ~ OOAK vintage hankies

Maine, United States 1647 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Lovely Vintage Embroidered Handkerchiefs, Men's Pocket Squares, Bridal Hankies, & Children's Hankies fashioned into unique Greeting Cards for Birthdays, Weddings, Friends, Get Well, Thanks, Valentines, and other Special Holidays.

Bolsters Mills Stationery grew out of a love for antique hankies, doilies, & vintage tea towels. Every hanky that goes onto a card of mine is true vintage, unless otherwise stated in the description or title. See something you like but the tag is wrong? I can customize any tag to read whatever you want! I welcome your custom orders. I specialize in Bridal, Anniversary, Birthday and Tea Party favors. Convo me about what I can do for YOU <3

All cards are 5 x 7, blank inside for you to pen a special message, and come with a matching envelope inside of a cellophane sleeve. I make every attempt to choose hankies that are blemish-free, and free of marks (I will disclose their condition in the listing), but sometimes one may get away from me...These cards are assembled in a smoke-free, pet-free environment :)

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Last updated on Apr 26, 2016

Lovely Vintage Embroidered Handkerchiefs, Men's Pocket Squares, Bridal Hankies, & Children's Hankies fashioned into unique Greeting Cards for Birthdays, Weddings, Friends, Get Well, Thanks, Valentines, and other Special Holidays.

Bolsters Mills Stationery grew out of a love for antique hankies, doilies, & vintage tea towels. Every hanky that goes onto a card of mine is true vintage, unless otherwise stated in the description or title. See something you like but the tag is wrong? I can customize any tag to read whatever you want! I welcome your custom orders. I specialize in Bridal, Anniversary, Birthday and Tea Party favors. Convo me about what I can do for YOU <3

All cards are 5 x 7, blank inside for you to pen a special message, and come with a matching envelope inside of a cellophane sleeve. I make every attempt to choose hankies that are blemish-free, and free of marks (I will disclose their condition in the listing), but sometimes one may get away from me...These cards are assembled in a smoke-free, pet-free environment :)

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If A Hanky Could Talk...

Bolsters Mills Stationery grew out of a love to preserve vintage and antique linens; to preserve their beauty and timelessness in a new way. Starting with a stash of antique hankies, these greetings were fashioned and sent to admiring friends who encouraged me to share them with others.

I love looking at a hankie and wondering what its story could be; who carried it, and what their lives must have been like: was it a girlfriend of a soldier at war who would dab her tears as she thought of how she missed him? Was it a mom who was sitting in the front pew of the church at her beloved daughter's wedding? Or ~ was it a gift from a husband to his wife on their wedding anniversary?

When a bride contacts me to do favors for her bridal tea or wedding, I love the challenge of coming up with a color scheme that will not only compliment what she is thinking about, but help her tell a story to her guests.

Creative moms planning their child's baptism or first birthday, always seem to love what the end result is.

Keepsakes are still in vogue, and hankies are a special way to capture that part of the past. A hanky still can bring about that longing for the simple life.

I continue to be captivated by what once was… and what can be!

~Mia
Psalm 28:7

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    Scouring flea markets and antique shops to bring you the prettiest vintage hankies to give and enjoy!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 20, 2016
Thank you for your interest in my shop. I do custom cards for brides, baby showers, birthday parties and other special occasions. Please feel free to convo me with any requests. Tags and sentiments can be changed upon your request.

New cards are listed weekly. I do not hold or save any cards for customers unless previous arrangements are made that BOTH parties agree to in advance. Once a card is paid for, it is purchased and taken out of my shop. I will then do any changes you would like to the card.

All of my hankies are O O A K vintage. I make no attempt to alter them in anyway. I am sorry, but I DO NOT DO EMBROIDERY.

I gently launder and iron all hankies (if they have not already been through that process) before they are assembled in my cards.

I will always strive to sell the most true vintage hankies, that are blemish free, no tears, holes, rips, or marks of any kind. IF there is a flaw in the hankie, I will put that in the description. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, I will EXCHANGE the HANKIE for another.

My cards are assembled in a pet-free & smoke free environment.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
At this time, I only accept payment for your cards through PAYPAL. I OCCASIONALLY will do electronic check payment. Convo me about that option, please.
Shipping
Due to the rate increase in FIRST CLASS POSTAGE (JAN. 2016), the cost of shipping for a single card reflects the increase as well as the cost of the mailer.

I attempt to fill all orders within 3 BUSINESS days (does not include weekends).

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have a confirmed address with PAYPAL. It is just so much easier! If you don't, then I will contact you via EMAIL and CONVO you through ETSY to find out exactly were to send your purchase. (I will not be responsible for lost shipments when a simple email or CONVO can set things right :)

I ship to the UNITED STATES, and I will ship internationally IF you order more than two cards. Please convo me first with your correct mailing address so I can research the rates before you purchase. I try to ship using the USPS. I will generally do parcel post and first class mail. (International FIRST CLASS MAIL for those shipments. If you'd like an item(s) faster, I can do priority mail, but convo first with your zip so I can research those rates, and set the shipping price for you. PLEASE DO THIS BEFORE THE PURCHASE, thanks.)
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final with the exception of an item being grossly misrepresented. I pack very carefully (to avoid "bends"). INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Damage sometimes can occur through shipping, so if you would like insurance on the item purchased, PLEASE CONVO ME FIRST so I may research the fee and get back to you with the total shipping price. PLEASE DO THIS BEFORE THE PURCHASE.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of my cards are OOAK VINTAGE, however, sometimes I may have more than one REPRODUCTION CHILDREN'S hanky and would be able to manufacture another card of the same look.

I can do custom cards. I can make a tag to say anything (within so many characters.) Please feel free to convo me with any requests :)