CynthiaWelchDesigns

Special creations for someone special.

Houma, Louisiana · 248 Sales

CynthiaWelchDesigns

Special creations for someone special.

Houma, Louisiana 248 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(74)

Announcement   Welcome to Cynthia Welch Designs

*** Birthday Sale! ***
My husband's birthday is coming later this month and I am celebrating by having a birthday sale. All customers get 15% off any purchase of $10.00 or more. Use coupon code: HAPPYBIRTHDAY

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I appreciate you stopping by my shop today. We hope you find something you like here. We are committed to premium home décor as well as other items. We want our customers to be happy with their purchases. If you have any questions or want to know if your order can arrive on time for a gift giving occasion please do not hesitate to contact me.

You can find me at the following social media:
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/CynthiaWelchDesigns
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FansOfCynthiaWelchDesigns

Instagram:
CynthiaWelchDesigns

All of our designs are done by hand. Customers should expect a distressed, shabby chic, aged and worn appearance on my creations. Due to their handmade nature no two items will look exactly alike.

We truly are a family business. Our daughter helps with cleaning tiles before work begins on them. She also is an excellent sales person at craft shows and loves interacting with customers. Our daughter is pretty crafty in her own right as well. :) My husband is our number one heavy lifter. He does an excellent job setting up our tent and other heavy lifting jobs. My husband is also good at helping customers and finding the food booths! My husband and daughter give me inspirational ideas and support. I get the design work done and eventually end up getting around to all the paperwork. <smile>

Shop Policies: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CynthiaWelchDesigns?ref=hdr_shop_menu#policies

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 13, 2017

Welcome to Cynthia Welch Designs

*** Birthday Sale! ***
My husband's birthday is coming later this month and I am celebrating by having a birthday sale. All customers get 15% off any purchase of $10.00 or more. Use coupon code: HAPPYBIRTHDAY

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I appreciate you stopping by my shop today. We hope you find something you like here. We are committed to premium home décor as well as other items. We want our customers to be happy with their purchases. If you have any questions or want to know if your order can arrive on time for a gift giving occasion please do not hesitate to contact me.

You can find me at the following social media:
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/CynthiaWelchDesigns
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FansOfCynthiaWelchDesigns

Instagram:
CynthiaWelchDesigns

All of our designs are done by hand. Customers should expect a distressed, shabby chic, aged and worn appearance on my creations. Due to their handmade nature no two items will look exactly alike.

We truly are a family business. Our daughter helps with cleaning tiles before work begins on them. She also is an excellent sales person at craft shows and loves interacting with customers. Our daughter is pretty crafty in her own right as well. :) My husband is our number one heavy lifter. He does an excellent job setting up our tent and other heavy lifting jobs. My husband is also good at helping customers and finding the food booths! My husband and daughter give me inspirational ideas and support. I get the design work done and eventually end up getting around to all the paperwork. <smile>

Shop Policies: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CynthiaWelchDesigns?ref=hdr_shop_menu#policies

Cynthia Welch

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Cynthia Welch

CC-1014 Key Absorbent Ceramic Cup Holder Coaster
$7.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(74)
WendyEMM

WendyEMM on Jan 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I am thrilled with this purchase! I received four lovely stone coasters as a birthday gift and wanted something special to place them in for display. I knew I would find what I wanted on Etsy and sure enough I did. As soon as I saw this holder with the fleur de lis I knew I found the perfect one. Also, I could not believe the speed in which it arrived. From placing my order to arriving at my door was three days and it came from almost cross country. In addition it was packed very professionally. Thank you so much.

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Newest car coaster design!

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Gettin' my java on as I shop for bags for the show this weekend!
Gettin' my java on as I shop for bags for the show this weekend!

About

It Was Only for Fun

When it all started, I never intended this to be a business. But let me start at the beginning ....

In December of 2012, a local flooring store offered a class on making coasters. At the class participants would learn how to apply designs to travertine and end up with 8 coasters to be used however we wished. My daughter and I took the class, just for fun to learn how to make something decorative, functional and that we could give as gifts. I made four each of 2 different designs. A dear friend received a monogram design for her Christmas gift. The other set went to my pedicurist. As I was giving the gift of coasters to her, another client came in and saw it. Both ladies really liked what they saw.

The other client asked "Do you sell your coasters?" Immediately I was put on the spot, it was do or die. What would I answer? Out of my mouth came, "Yes." Then there was another question, "How much is a set?" Oh, no! What would I answer? I heard myself give an answer, not knowing where it came from! She immediately ordered a set of coasters as a Christmas gift for a friend.

Since then I have learned a LOT. I have learned a tremendous amount about designing, techniques to use in applying designs, how to work with customers, selling, craft show set up and tear down and so much more. One of my biggest lessons I have learned is how much my dear husband and daughter are my biggest supporters. They are my first rate cheerleaders, truck packers, load in/out crew (craft shows), and sales people.

I know that God has directed me to this. Without God leading me I would not have been able to come from where I was to where I am now ... a bumbling, unsure, conflicted person not sure what to do or say to a crafter who is getting a little better each day in improving skills at my Creation Station (work table), knowing how to work with customers, making friends with fellow artists and crafters and even some of my customers! I don't always have it together but with God all things are possible! The class I took was only for fun but it has turned in to a really cool business where I get to share things I create with family, new and old friends, and my customers.

If you are in the area whenever we are at a craft show, stop by our booth so we can meet you in person. We love meeting our customers and put a face with a name!

If you are still reading this, congratulations! I hope you'll poke around my shop. Maybe you'll find something you'll want to like. Possibly you'll find something you want to order for yourself or as a gift for a loved one. Please feel free to ask me questions if you have them. If I don't know the answer I'll do my best to find the answer.

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  • Cynthia Welch

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I am so glad you stopped by my Etsy shop! Please take your time to look around. Let me know how I can help you. I love south Louisiana---the awesome people, well seasoned food, and the lifestyle, plus my family is the best. What more do I need?!

  • Ashley

    Assistant, Creator

    Ashley is my daughter first, but more than that. She assists with taking Etsy orders to the Post Office, all aspects of craft shows from packing, setting up, tearing down and unloading once we are at home. Her most recent role is artist/creator.

Local

Find CynthiaWelchDesigns at the following upcoming markets!

  • Vintage Market Days in Brandon, MS

    Pelahatchie Shore Park, Pelahatchie Shore Dr

    Brandon, MS

    Mar 31–Apr 2

    At this event you'll find .... "upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market with original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor, yummies and more." Held at Pelahatchie Shore Park on The Reservoir https://www.facebook.com/vintagemarketdaysofmississippi https://vintagemarketdays.com/Market/mississippi/home

  • Market at the Mill

    Cottonseed Oil Mill, 311 Mill Street

    New Roads, LA

    Apr 7–9

    Plenty of shopping with lots of handcrafted/upcycled items, vintage and antiques. This is a quality show and many of the sellers have been before. Admission at the door. Food for sale on site.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2017
Thank you so much for stopping by my Etsy shop. Our philosophy is to provide quality products that are beautiful to look at and that actually do the job they are designed to do. We hope that once you receive your purchase that you will leave a review at our Etsy shop and refer your friends and family to our shop. We love our customers and hope they feel the same about us!

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/CynthiaWelchDesigns
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FansOfCynthiaWelchDesigns

Instagram:
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Shop Policies: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CynthiaWelchDesigns?ref=hdr_shop_menu#policies

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • 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
I take Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal. Order must be paid in full before any work is begun on the order.

Custom orders are not refundable and must be paid in full before any work begins. Custom orders are made specifically for the purchaser and will be unsellable to anyone else. Custom orders are not eligible for cancellation once work has begun on the order.

If for some reason you do not love what you ordered or you have questions about it, please contact me as soon as possible though Etsy's convo system before leaving a review. It is my desire to work out a solution that satisfies both buyer and seller.

Secure delivery confirmation by signature for an additional $3.00. This allows both the purchaser and myself the security of knowing the order was received and who accepted the package. Please add that option to your shopping cart before checking out. You select this option by following this link:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/256618448/signature-confirmation-upgrade?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Shipping
BEFORE YOU ORDER ...

Please fully read the product descriptions. If you still have questions, please send us a message through Etsy and I'll be glad to get back to you.

Please make sure your shipping address is correct. In keeping with Etsy's policies I must ship to the address on record. Please verify your address before placing your order. Make sure you include a physical address when ordering if you chose the UPS upgrade. UPS only ships to a physical address.

We are a small family business and we take time to make orders individually for each customer as it is ordered. My turnaround time varies, depending on the item ordered. Please check the description for turnaround time.

All orders are shipped Priority Mail by USPS. Priority includes insurance ($100) and package tracking. If your order comes to $100.00, contact me before ordering so additional insurance can be purchased. Insurance protects the buyer and the seller in the event of a lost package or damages.

If you live in the Houma, Thibodaux, or Morgan City, Louisiana area, please contact me before ordering. Customers in my area area have the option of local pick up for free. When I receive your order and I have it complete, I will contact you to arrange local pick up at a neutral public location during normal business hours. Choosing local pick up will save you shipping charges.

If you prefer UPS (United Parcel Service), please provide a physical street address. UPS does not ship to a P. O. Box.

If you want upgraded shipping to receive your order sooner, such as overnight express, please contact me prior to ordering. Overnight shipping does not mean your order will be made overnight. Overnight express begins once the item is shipped.

We do not use shipping charges as a profit center in our business. We strive to pass on only actual shipping charges to our customers. Any shipping overcharges that are $1.00 or more are refunded to our customers.

In the unlikely event there is an unavoidable delay in completing your order (serious illness, death in family), I will contact you as soon as possible through Etsy. I will let you know why there is a delay and approximately how long it will be before your order is completed and shipped. You will be given the choice to receive a full refund if the delay is unacceptable or to choose to wait on your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
When you order arrives and you get to look at it first hand for the first time, I hope you love it just as much as when you placed your order. If you love the item(s) you ordered from me, please leave a review at Etsy and refer us to your family and friends.

If for some reason you do not love what you ordered or you have questions about it, please contact me as soon as possible though Etsy before leaving a review. It is my desire to work out a solution that satisfies both buyer and seller.

RETURNS, REFUNDS EXCHANGES
All items have a 15 day limit on returns, exchanges, and refunds. The 15 day limit starts the day the order is delivered. All returned items must be in original, unused, saleable condition. Refunds, exchanges and returns after the 15 day limit are sole at my discretion. Please contact me before sending items back. Only approved returns will be accepted. The buyer is responsible for any shipping charges to send back items.

In the case of a return or exchange, the buyer is responsible for return shipping charge, except in the case of seller error.

Shipping charges are not eligible for refund.

DAMAGES
When your order arrives, please inspect it immediately to be sure it arrived in tact and in good condition. Please report any damages within 48 hours of receipt of order to prevent delays in remediating the situation. Sending photos and a description of the damage in your initial message can help move the process along faster. Upon seeing the photos I can then make a determination on a refund or exchange.

At my discretion I will ask for the damaged item(s) to be returned before issuing a refund. All returns that are approved should be insured for return shipment and have a tracking number. Approved refunds are given only after we receive the item in original and new, unused condition.

CUSTOM ORDERS
Custom order are not eligible for return, refund or exchange. If a custom order is damaged in shipment please take photos and send to me within 24 hours so I can assess the damages and offer remediation.

CLEARANCE ITEMS
Clearance items are not eligible for return, refund or exchange. All sales on clearance items are final.
Additional policies and FAQs
Customization is available on coasters within some limits. If you want to customize colors or design, please contact me through Etsy with what you have in mind.

Any items that are one of a kind are not eligible for customization.

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/CynthiaWelchDesigns
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FansOfCynthiaWelchDesigns

Instagram:
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More information

Last updated on Mar 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Clean coasters with a clean, damp cloth. Avoid using hot water and soap as this may cause discoloration. Not dishwasher safe.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale orders are welcome. Please contact me through Etsy about minimums and pricing.