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CalicoJewels

Collectible Dollhouse Miniatures and Unique Jewelry

Lancaster, Pennsylvania · 1073 Sales

CalicoJewels

Collectible Dollhouse Miniatures and Unique Jewelry

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1073 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(669)
Linda Sweigart

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Linda Sweigart

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5 out of 5 stars
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Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith on Dec 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the most exquisite miniatures I have ever seen. If you like it in photo's, you will be in complete awe when you hold it in your hands. Looking forward to more.

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About

Creating a peek into the past and what might have been

On and off over the years one of my favorite creative pursuits has been dollhouse miniatures. My style for these tiny treasures is primarily medieval, Tudor, and fantasy. After not being active in miniatures for nearly 20 years, my interest in them has been reignited and I started creating new pieces again about 6 years ago.

Much of my inspiration comes from history, books, music, and a rather quirky imagination. I envision my miniature medieval furnishings as those most likely to be in a knight's manor house, or the townhouse of a prosperous merchant, the cozy cottage of a master craftsman, or even a fine inn, but not in a grand palace. Also, In those long ago times, people didn't change their furniture every 20 years or so like we do today. Things were kept down thru the generations, so it would be perfectly acceptable to find a 15th century livery cupboard in an 18th century home.

Even though I tend to specialize in medieval and Tudor themed miniatures, I don't like to restrict myself to things that were common only in Europe and England. Not only were many treasures looted from the Middle East during the crusades, but the Vikings had trade routes that extended far beyond what many people would guess. For this reason I sometimes like to create miniatures with a more exotic influence. And, sometimes I just envision what might have been.

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    I'm happy and a bit quirky, and quite pleased to be spending my retirement creating small things of beauty.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2016
Welcome to my shop. I hope that you find something that you’d love to have.

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
Pay Pal is my preferred payment method. Credit Cards can be used through Paypal even if you don't have a Paypal account.

I also accept payment with Etsy's Direct Checkout with credit cards.
Shipping
I do my best to ship within 2 business days of cleared payment. I ship USPS First Class to keep the shipping cost as low possible. For those who purchase multiple items that are shipped together, I will refund any excess postage and handling amount over $2.00.

Purchases that total $40 or more will be insured. The USPS requires that domestic packages that are insured for $200 or more must also be signed for.

Please be aware that it can take several weeks for international packages to reach their destination and they are sometimes held up in customs, causing additional delays. As much as we might like to somehow reach through cyberspace and smack those slow moving customs agents upside the head and tell them to work faster, alas... we cannot.

IMPORTANT - In the case of international sales, please be advised that Customs Fees and import or VAT taxes (if any) are the responsibility of the buyer, and are a matter between the buyer and their own government. It is not legal for sellers to pay them for you.
Further information can be found here - just copy and paste the address in your browser.:

http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad#5

www.gov.uk/vat-imports-acquisitions-and-purchases-from-abroad

www.royalmail.com/personal/help-and-support/Ive-received-a-card-ask...
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. If for some reason you are not, please contact me within 72 hours of receiving your order. I will gladly refund or exchange your item, less shipping charges. All returns must be made within 10 days after that and have delivery confirmation.
Additional policies and FAQs
I don't usually accept custom orders. However, I *might* consider suggestions for a type of item, rather than a detailed description of something that you want to be thus, thus, exactly and precisely thus. For example - a couple years ago a collector asked if I'd ever considered making a miniature medieval scriptorium. That's all she asked, no details or any other criteria whatsoever. I did some research and ran with the idea. you can see the results in my sold orders.