ButterflyInTheAttic

Photography by Colleen

California, United States · 465 Sales

ButterflyInTheAttic

Photography by Colleen

California, United States 465 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(225)

Announcement   Capturing moments in times...
Traveling the Midwestern states all the way to the Pacific shores has provided me a multitude of beautiful scenes to photograph. Lush fields, waving grains and the deserts of the true Wild West is my muse. Rusty tractors and abandoned buildings my inspiration. I love photographing the Rust, Dust and Nature steeped in Americana and the simple country life.

Looking for the old ButterflyInTheAttic? We've Moved to Bonanza. Please come visit me at http://www.bonanza.com/booths/PostcardsInTheAttic

Please stop by my other shop http://www.PostcardsInTheAttic.etsy.com where you will find many antique postcards that are over 100 years old along with more modern and even some handcrafted postcards.
and even more postcards at http://www.PostcardsInTheAttic.com
So if you like what you find here please stop by and browse these other shops.
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Last updated on Jul 10, 2016

Capturing moments in times...
Traveling the Midwestern states all the way to the Pacific shores has provided me a multitude of beautiful scenes to photograph. Lush fields, waving grains and the deserts of the true Wild West is my muse. Rusty tractors and abandoned buildings my inspiration. I love photographing the Rust, Dust and Nature steeped in Americana and the simple country life.

Looking for the old ButterflyInTheAttic? We've Moved to Bonanza. Please come visit me at http://www.bonanza.com/booths/PostcardsInTheAttic

Please stop by my other shop http://www.PostcardsInTheAttic.etsy.com where you will find many antique postcards that are over 100 years old along with more modern and even some handcrafted postcards.
and even more postcards at http://www.PostcardsInTheAttic.com
So if you like what you find here please stop by and browse these other shops.
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Colleen Cornelius

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janetveazey1

janetveazey1 on Mar 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The earrings came and are in great condition. My mother who has since passed away, had a pair exactly like them. I was so excited to see them on Etsy and will treasure them. Thank you Butterfly In The Attic!

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About

My Country Life

During the early 70's a town named Holmen in central Wisconsin was nothing more than a community that included a feed store, several farms and a real general store. At that time many people would only take one trip a week into town to buy supplies. I can remember how I would beg to go into to town to break the monotony of my country life. I would find myself often boldly lying, promising that I would not ask for a thing if I could go.

I would hop into an enormous dark blue and white Ford truck and rumble down the dirt road as I plotted how I was going to convince my driver to buy me some candy. By the time we finished the slow 6 mile drive I had a plan; the key was not to mention wanting anything until the time was just right. Of course I would offer any assistance carrying items across the creaky wood floor of the general store. Arms full I would dutifully deposit our items on the small counter. As the clerk would pick up an item, find the price sticker and key the numbers manually one by one into the register, I slowly browsed the candy.

As if in deep thought I would pause over each one that I longed for, touched the package, picked it up and slowly examined each of them, hoping that my driver would notice. Unfortunately they were much too busy with their business, so I would resort to the "please, please..." tactic until the poor driver would grudgingly remove a quarter from a denim pocket.

Happily I would help carry our packages back to old farm truck and hop in with my handful of candies. Needless to say the next trip took a little more finesse to convince the driver to let me ride along but at that time that was my only access to town.

I grew up like many children that were raised on a farm; hard work, early mornings, and long days outside. If you had a moment of free time you made sure that you were not with in shouting range just in case a cow got out or something needed to be raked. So I spent many hours hanging around the creek and hiking the bluff behind our house.

Over the years my appreciation for the natural beauty of the flowers, trees, and even just the landscape grew. Curiosity about what the plants were used for drew me to study apocathary and herbology even as an early reader. Often during my exploration, something would catch my eye and I would find an arrow head or crystal.

Growing up in the country gave me a chance to develop a deep appreciation for simple things and to easily find the beauty in the gifts from nature and in everyday items. At an early age I noticed a big difference between the items my Grandmother saved from before the 50's and the gradual change to all things disposable. I realized quickly that this was not how I wanted to live and I started collecting vintage items at a very young age.

Over the years my Grandparents nurtured my collections and introduced me to the wonderful world of postcards. I quickly realized that I wanted to travel, not only to all of the beautiful places but through time. I wanted to go back in time where people appreciated saving a decorated coffee can or ornate syrup bottle. Thus my passion was ignited and the flame has never died.

I hope you stop by my shops often and find my treasures as enchanting as I do. I will be continuing to add new postcards to www.PostcardsInTheAttic.ets.com; Many additional postcards, vintage books, handmades and more are at my Bonanza shop http://www.bonanza.com/booths/PostcardsInTheAttic

My shops are my virtual general store

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  • Colleen Cornelius

    Owner, Treasure Hunter

    We have moved our vintage, digitals and handmades to Bonanza at http://www.bonanza.com/booths/ButterflyInTheAttic\ and http://www.bonanza.com/booths/PostcardsInTheAttic

Shop policies

Last updated on June 9, 2016
At ButterflyInTheAttic I have a passion for all things beautiful and whimsical transcending time; I specialize in photography and digital imagery

I look forward to working with you as you embark on your creative journey.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
Please send payment via Paypal or Money Order. If you pay through money order or if there is a "hold" on a paypal payment we will ship the item/items once payment has been received and cleared. We do not accept personal checks. Thank you
Shipping
My Photographs are custom made and will ship 2 - 10 from receipt of payment. All prints 8 x 10 will be shipped protected and flat. Large prints will be shipped in a tube.

Shipping costs will include the cost for parcel post and a processing fee. I will combine shipping on most items and sent USPS. Combined shipping may not be possible under certain circumstances such as combining media mail with parcel, over-sized packaging and other; but I will do our best to provide the most cost efficient method.
Please note shipping insurance is included in the shipping and handling fee.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to copyrights I do not accept returns but will address any issues with flaws or damage on a case by case bases. Items that are damaged must be physically returned for inspection prior to replacement. Items will be replaced with the same image, same physical characteristics as the one ordered.

If there is an issue related to size the original item sent must be in the original condition and returned in the original condition within 30 days. There may be additional charges depending on the size that the customer is looking for (larger sizes, additional shipping, etc)

All shipping is the responsibility of the customer
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any additional questions about our items please contact me via email at ButterflyInTheAttic [!at] yahoo.com