CottageExpressions

Pillows, silverware holders, towels and cottage decor

Dover, New Hampshire · 363 Sales

CottageExpressions

Pillows, silverware holders, towels and cottage decor

Dover, New Hampshire 363 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(152)

Shop owner

Jean

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Announcement   Follow me on instagram.com/cottageexpressions. Handmade pillows, table linens, towels and other items that have a summer-at-the-beach attitude! All are handmade by me in my home studio.

Many of my items can be personalized. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have an idea for something you would like me to make - I'll let you know if I can do it and what the cost would be.

This shop was featured on the Whole Foods Market 2013 Holiday Website!

(If you are buying more than one item, please contact me before making your purchase, and I will give you the best possible shipping price. International customers should contact me before ordering, and I will get the exact shipping cost for you before you buy.)

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 20, 2016

Follow me on instagram.com/cottageexpressions. Handmade pillows, table linens, towels and other items that have a summer-at-the-beach attitude! All are handmade by me in my home studio.

Many of my items can be personalized. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have an idea for something you would like me to make - I'll let you know if I can do it and what the cost would be.

This shop was featured on the Whole Foods Market 2013 Holiday Website!

(If you are buying more than one item, please contact me before making your purchase, and I will give you the best possible shipping price. International customers should contact me before ordering, and I will get the exact shipping cost for you before you buy.)

Jean

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Jean

Flatware Silverware Napkin holders with monogram
$25.00
funny guest kitchen towel
$15.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(152)
alissajr

alissajr on Mar 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely adorable! Jean was so helpful and expedited my order for me 😃 I couldn't be happier!!

Tracey Gurley

Tracey Gurley on Jan 31, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much!! Beautifully made!!

stacy hauser

stacy hauser on Dec 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Not only did I receive the package quickly but it was beautifully wrapped and included a set of napkins! What a thoughtful addition to an already beautifully made product.

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Updates

Swiss Cross pillow customized

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Swiss cross personalized pillow
$35.00
New Spring decor!

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Nevertheless, She Persisted pillow
$30.00
Just finishing another set of French ticking napkins
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About

Handmade items with a "summer at the beach" attitude

Ten years ago I bought a cottage at the beach on Cape Cod. It was a little fixer-upper, and I have spent countless hours painting and sewing and making all kinds of curtains, linens, quilts, etc to outfit the cottage. As I designed and sewed, people started asking me to make them things for their cottages and homes . And Cottage Expressions was born.

I try to make my products pretty and useful. Many can be personalized. Each one is handmade completely by me - the pattern, the sewing, the embroidering and the packaging.

If you are interested, I'm happy to share the steps I use to create flatware pockets:

First I buy the fabric so that all the pockets are made from the same bolt of material and will look identical. I machine wash and dry the fabric before sewing so that I am sure that a customer can wash and dry them without worrying about shrinkage.

Next I iron the fabric and cut out the pieces. Then I iron the pocket shape so that the top hems are fixed and I can accurately mark where the pocket can be embroidered. Then I embroider using one of two embroidery machines I have.

Finally, I sew the top seams adding decorative stitching or trim. Then I French seam the side seams so that there are no raw edges.

It's a process. But the end result is a unique table item that can be used and enjoyed for years.

Thanks so much to those customers who have shared their stories of how the products they bought from me are being used and who they gave them to and why!

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 22, 2015
Welcome to Cottage Expressions!

Many of my products would fit perfectly in your summer cottage - your actual one or the one you are dreaming of.

I do many personalized items - keep checking back as I add more items to my etsy store.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I accept payments through Paypal. If you do not want to pay using Paypal, please email me before ordering so I can suggest alternatives. I do not make or ship items until payment is received.
Shipping
Most often I use USPS, and I use tracking confirmation so that you will know what day the item is scheduled to be delivered.

Shipping includes the cost of mailing, tracking and packaging.
Refunds and Exchanges
There are no refunds on custom or personalized items. However, having said that, if you are not happy with the item you buy, please contact me right away and we will figure out a way to make you happy! Refunds will not be considered on any items unless I hear back from the customer within two days of receiving the product. The product needs to be returned to me in the same condition it was mailed. I do not refund shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Many of my items are custom or personalized, so it may take 7 - 10 days to ship. If you need an item right away, please write to me before ordering, so I can let you know how many days I will need to complete the item.

International customers may contact me prior to buying to find out the cost of shipping an item to them.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you want something special. I am happy to let you know if I can make you something and what the cost would be.

To customers with chemical sensitivities - my shop is smoke free. I do not smoke, nor does anyone in my home. I do have a wonderful dog - she isn't around my fabrics or workshop, but if you are highly allergic to dogs, you should know I live with one. (that I love!)