BookmarkWhimsy

BookmarkWhimsy

California, United States · 746 Sales

BookmarkWhimsy

BookmarkWhimsy

California, United States 746 Sales On Etsy since 2010

0 out of 5 stars
(472)
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Janet

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Announcement   >>> ON THE MOVE >>> BookmarkWhimsy's items have moved to her sister shop, AntiqueWhimsy (click anywhere on this text for a link to the shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/AntiqueWhimsy?ref=search_shop_redirect). Come join the fun in AntiqueWhimsy!

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>>> ON THE MOVE >>> BookmarkWhimsy's items have moved to her sister shop, AntiqueWhimsy (click anywhere on this text for a link to the shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/AntiqueWhimsy?ref=search_shop_redirect). Come join the fun in AntiqueWhimsy!

Janet

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Janet

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Anonymous on Jan 3, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous bookmarks - really loved by my little nieces. Great comms from seller and super quick despatch in time for Xmas - thanks :)

Anonymous on Jan 3, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous bookmarks - really loved by my little nieces. Great comms from seller and super quick despatch in time for Xmas - thanks :)

Anonymous on Jan 3, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous bookmarks - really loved by my little nieces. Great comms from seller and super quick despatch in time for Xmas - thanks :)

Anonymous on Jan 3, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous bookmarks - really loved by my little nieces. Great comms from seller and super quick despatch in time for Xmas - thanks :)

Anonymous on Jan 3, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous bookmarks - really loved by my little nieces. Great comms from seller and super quick despatch in time for Xmas - thanks :)

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About

BookmarkWhimsy's origin

Hello!
You may wonder how I got the idea to make bookmarks out of vintage playing cards.

First, a little about me. At an early age I became a book reader/lover, surrounded by like-minded family members. Where there are books there are/should be bookmarks (NO folding a page corner over!), and they were always fun, colorful little things to me.

Secondly, I treasure vintage/old/antique stuff. I love to honor time-worn objects with a renewed or re-purposed life. Which brings us to flea markets, antique faires, estate sales---I'm hooked on them all. On one such occasion, I spotted an *adorable* vintage playing card with two impish-looking Scottie dogs on it. I had to have it, but needed to justify (to myself) its purchase (this way I don't buy *everything* I'm attracted to). How could I use it? Hhmmm . . . small . . . paper . . . why, it could be a bookmark! (Sure, you can use a square of toilet paper for a bookmark like someone I know, but where's the fun in *that*?)

And there you have BookmarkWhimsy's origins.

I put a lot of thought into each bookmark I make, selecting just the right ribbon and button combination to compliment the playing card and to make the bookmark unique and special. Only when a bookmark strikes the "right chord" with me do I list it for sale.

I hope you'll find a bookmark here that is special to you, too!

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  • Janet

    Owner

    Pictured above are my live-in bookmark making assistants. Zoe (top) and Henry, Jr. ***love*** to help me with the ribbons I use and to chew on snipped-off laminate. Henry would also eat the buttons if'fn I let him (which of course I do not).

  • Zoe

    Maker

    I'm Zoe and I stay busy. I have to juggle child care duties (babysitting Henry); a health care regime (sleeping, bathing, eating); and supervise the making of bookmarks. Mom calls me a "prima donna"---I think this means I'm a great multi-tasker.

  • Henry, Jr.

    Maker

    Hi everybody!! My name's Henry and I LOVE to play Fetch with wadded up balls of paper. Mom calls me her "love bug" and sometimes "Hanky Panky." I'm twice as big as my sister, but she acts like she's the boss of me. She's lucky I'm so easy-going.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 10, 2012
Hello! I'm selling handmade, unique bookmarks that I hope you won't be able to resist! Most of my bookmarks are made from vintage playing cards that are laminated, then adorned with ribbon and vintage buttons. BookmarkWhimsy is the *original* Etsy shop offering such delights for avid readers.

Some bookmarks I make; these usually measure 2" x 6".

All of BookmarkWhimsy's items are truly one-of-a-kind!

Custom orders are welcomed! Just contact me: I look forward to hearing from you.

~♥~♥~♥~Please drop in frequently to see my latest creations!~♥~♥~♥~

Accepted payment methods

Payment
Please submit payment by PayPal at the time of purchase.

Note: You do not need to sign up for a PayPal account to make a purchase. PayPal allows for Debit and Credit Card payments without an account. Just click the payment button and it will give you the option to pay with a Debit or Credit Card.

All orders must be paid within 48 hours of placement. If payment is not received by that time, I will have to cancel your order so the item can be re-listed. If you would like to have an item reserved for you, please let me know.
Shipping
I am usually able to ship within 2 business days of payment, Monday through Friday. I ship items via USPS 1st Class.

If what you paid for shipping is $1.00 or more than the actual mailing cost, I will refund your PayPal account.

DELIVERY CONFIRMATION: I do not normally pay for Delivery Confirmation (which provides a tracking number for the package).The post office charges 70-80 cents for this service. If you would like a tracking number provided, please contact me before you purchase an item so I can update the invoice.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you're not satisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 10 days of receipt to receive a full refund. I would appreciate a message from you first, letting me know why you'll be returning the item--I might be able to re-do it for you at no charge.