MagicTownMidway

Greeting Cards / Bric-a-Brac / Vintage Cards / Art

Sheffield, United Kingdom · 300 Sales

MagicTownMidway

Greeting Cards / Bric-a-Brac / Vintage Cards / Art

Sheffield, United Kingdom 300 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(90)

Announcement   Welcome to Magic Town Midway - a magical midway bazaar of fun and fabulous things. Inside the shop you will find the bric-a-brac shelves fully stocked with specially hand-selected vintage curios. There are interesting old postcards and fantastic vintage greeting cards on the spinning rack. Feel free to browse! This shop is also the home of the world famous Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards, a quirky and colourful range which I have designed and published myself. In the coming months I will also be stocking up the shop with some exciting new art works, so watch out!

If you're thinking of making a purchase from my shop, please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see my Shop Policies for more information about the things I sell, plus shipping fees, refunds / exchanges, and payment methods. If you have any questions, please contact me.

In the meantime, thank you for visiting & happy shopping!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 16, 2017

Welcome to Magic Town Midway - a magical midway bazaar of fun and fabulous things. Inside the shop you will find the bric-a-brac shelves fully stocked with specially hand-selected vintage curios. There are interesting old postcards and fantastic vintage greeting cards on the spinning rack. Feel free to browse! This shop is also the home of the world famous Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards, a quirky and colourful range which I have designed and published myself. In the coming months I will also be stocking up the shop with some exciting new art works, so watch out!

If you're thinking of making a purchase from my shop, please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see my Shop Policies for more information about the things I sell, plus shipping fees, refunds / exchanges, and payment methods. If you have any questions, please contact me.

In the meantime, thank you for visiting & happy shopping!

Janine George

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5 out of 5 stars
(90)
Ms. Kizzy von Doll

Ms. Kizzy von Doll on May 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Such a gorgeous item!! As described and arrived faster than I thought it would. Super pleased. Randomly found this shop, Happy that I did. Thanks so much 😊

morselli20161

morselli20161 on Apr 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Ben tenuto quasi nuovo posta veloce Molto soddisfatta

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Töshka möshka on Apr 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Honest lovely seller, fast communication and shipping to Australia! Item exactly as described and packaged very securely. I'm in love with this kitty! Thank you so much!

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Updates

Spring has finally sprung & this pair can't wait to get out & about! green_heartmouseblossom
Last minute Valentine's gift? How about this cute 80s bear mug? If you're in the UK & order today I'll get the mug in the post 1st thing on Monday morning so it should reach you in time for the big day! heartsparkling_heartheartsparkling_heart

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This cool Leo the lion vintage Sadler star sign mug.
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About

Quirky greeting card design // Vintage Bric-a-Brac // Art

Magic Town is a fun and convivial magical midway! An amazing bazaar of intruiging curios and quirky knick-knacks. It is also the home of Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards, a range of colourful art cards which I designed and published myself.

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  • Janine

    Artist, Vintage Seller, Greeting Card Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on September 8, 2016
If you are thinking of buying something from my shop, please read on for information about the things I sell...

DILYS TREACLE TREASURES GREETING CARDS

All Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards have been designed & published by me. They are professionally printed reproductions of my original handmade artworks. I create the designs using reclaimed fabrics / embellishments / cottons / pens / ink & oil pastels, amongst other things. Finished works are photographed, run through Photoshop to check colours / sizing, and finally printed onto 300gsm textured white board at a specialist greeting card printers, right here in England. The fun and colourful cards have a lovely homemade look - this is part of their unique charm. It seems as though you could run your fingers over real fabric or a hand-drawn oil pastel picture. However, the cards are not made of fabric or individually hand-drawn with pastels, they just look like they are! All of my cards listed here in the shop are of the regular printed variety, just like you buy in a shop, ...but better (I like to think!). The insides are always blank for your own message and each card comes with a coordinating envelope.

VINTAGE / BRIC-A-BRAC

As a long time collector / hoarder of random trinkets and curios, I love seeking out fabulous and unusual things on my travels. All of the Bric-a-Brac items I sell are vintage, and therefore not brand new or 100% pristine. They are mainly good old things from the good old days, stuff your parents might have owned back in the swinging sixties, or maybe your grandparents and beyond! These are things which have potentially had one or two previous owners. Some of the things in the shop I have even owned myself! Afterall I cannot possibly keep all the trinkets I buy, as our tiny house is bursting at the seams, and there are still more treasures in the loft yet to find their way onto the shelves of the shop! I list every item with a detailed description, including measurements, and I take good pictures at different angles so you can get an idea of how an item looks in real life. Many vintage things can have minor wear or damage, things such as crazing, small cracks, creases, bends, tears, tarnishing, age spots or stains. I mention anything like this in the listing and I don't sell anything which is beyond repair or not good enough to be used or admired in your own home.

VINTAGE GREETING CARDS

There are lots of vintage greeting cards for sale in the shop, covering a range of occasions. These mainly date from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Lots are in their original wrappers, others are loose. All have an envelope. Because these have been stored away for a few decades they are not 100% perfect, and although they are in un-used condition, they are old items, and paper and card can age over time. They are all clean and good enough to use or to keep for a collection, but some have minor scuffing, or their corners are very slightly dog-eared. Things like this are mentioned in individual listings.

SHIPPING FEES

The fee displayed for shipping includes not just the basic price of postage itself, but also the cost of wrapping / packaging / taping your item securely - very important as I want your purchase to reach you safely! I aim to recycle and re-use all cardboard / bubblewrap & padded envelopes where possible, so please don't be surprised if your item arrives in previously used material. For added peace of mind I send large items or anything worth more than £10 (or equivalent in your currency) by recorded / tracked / signed delivery. You can usually check online that your parcel has been posted, and in many cases you can track the progress of your parcel through the delivery system. I can also check that your parcel has reached you safely. If I ever misjudge a shipping fee by an unreasonable price, I will refund a percentage back to you.

MORE QUESTIONS?

If you are thinking of buying something but feel unsure or want to know more, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to provide extra photos of items if requested, or answer any further queries you might have.

NOTE: All designs, illustrations and artwork bearing the name Janine George or 'Dilys Treacle Treasures' are © Janine George 2009 - 2016 and may not be copied or reproduced in any variation without my express permission. All rights reserved.

Accepted payment methods

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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 accept Paypal and credit card payments.
See below for information on returns and refunds.
Shipping
UK POSTAGE

Greeting card orders and small items totalling £10 or less are sent using Royal Mail 1st Class post (1-2 working days). I obtain a proof of postage. These items are not tracked and do not require a signature on delivery.

Multiple greeting card orders and small items worth £10 or more will be sent using Royal Mail's Signed For service (1-3 working days). I obtain proof of postage. These items have a tracking number and will require a signature on delivery. If you are unavailable to sign for the delivery, it is usually returned to the local sorting office for collection by yourself at a convenient time.

Large or heavy items will be sent using Collect Plus Economy Service (up to 5 working days approx). The Collect Plus service is trackable online but does not require a signature on delivery.

At certain times I ship using other UK courier services. You will be provided with the name of the carrier and tracking number at the time of dispatch.

EUROPE & INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE

Greeting card orders and small items totalling £10 or less (or equivalent in your currency) are sent using Royal Mail International Standard service for Europe (5-7 working days approx) & International destinations (7-10 working days approx). I obtain a proof of postage. These items are not tracked and do not require a signature on delivery.

Multiple greeting card orders and items worth over £10 (or equivalent in your currency) will be sent using Royal Mail's Tracked & Signed service for Europe / International destinations (7-10 working days). I obtain a proof of postage. These items are trackable and will require a signature on delivery.

Large or heavy items will be sent using Royal Mail's Tracked & Signed service for Europe / International destinations (Up to 10 working days). I obtain a proof of postage. These items are trackable and will require a signature on delivery.

At certain times I ship using other courier services. You will be provided with the name of the carrier and tracking number at the time of dispatch.

ALL ORDERS ARE DISPATCHED TO THE ADDRESS SPECIFIED ON YOUR ETSY ORDER FORM.

LINKS

Royal Mail http://www.royalmail.com/
Collect Plus http://www.collectplus.co.uk/

DISPATCH TIMES

I ship all orders within 3 working days. The shipping cost covers both postage & the packaging required for your order. Very occasionally the dispatch of an item can be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, in this instance I will contact you via Etsy to inform you and keep you up to date.
Refunds and Exchanges
REFUNDS

I am happy to issue a refund if you change your mind!

I ship orders within 3 days, but on many occasions I ship the same day, so if you wish to cancel your order and obtain a refund please contact me as soon as possible after making your purchase.

If your order has not been shipped when you cancel, I will refund you in full immediately. If your order has already shipped when you cancel, no refund will be made until your order has been safely returned to me in original condition / packaging. The return will be at your own expense but I will refund your original payment and postage charge in full.

RETURNING DAMAGED ITEMS (UK, EUROPE & INTERNATIONAL)

Every purchase from my shop is important and I take extra care when packing your order to protect it during its journey to you. I ship using tracked services in many cases, for added peace of mind.

In the unfortunate event of your item(s) being accidentally damaged in transit for reasons outside of my control, please contact me as soon as possible.

I will offer a full refund on damaged art / vintage / bric-a-brac items. All damaged goods must be returned to me. Orders must be returned in their entirety and at your own expense. Refunds / exchanges can only be made when I receive the damaged item(s) and I will then refund your original payment and postage charge in full.

For damaged greeting cards / vintage greeting cards, please contact me via Etsy and include photographs of the damaged goods. For any card which reaches you in an unusable / unacceptable condition, I will, on receipt of clear photographs, issue a full refund of your original payment and postage charge.

LOST IN TRANSIT

To minimise the risk of items becoming lost in transit, I ship using the following services and provide you with a tracking number where possible. In most cases, items can be traced and delivery can be tracked online.

'Royal Mail standard 1st or 2nd class' in the UK (with proof of postage)
'Royal Mail stardard Airmail' for Europe / International (with proof of postage)
'Royal Mail Signed For' in the UK (Signature)
'Royal Mail Tracked and Signed' for UK / Europe / International destinations
'Collect Plus Economy Service' in the UK (Tracked)
Other selected courier services (Tracked)

If you think your order is lost in transit, please message me as soon as you become concerned. I may ask you to wait 28 days from the date of shipping incase your item has been temporarily misplaced or delayed, and so I can contact the relevant courier. If your item has not arrived after this time and cannot be traced using the online tracking service, I will issue you with a full refund.

Any item showing as delivered or signed for using an online tracking service will not be eligible for a refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
DESCRIBING ITEMS ACCURATELY

Please read all descriptions and check photographs carefully to make sure you are clear on what you are buying. I describe all items in detail and provide item measurements at the end of each listing.

Vintage / bric-a-brac items are (by their nature) not in 100% perfect or brand new condition. Please be aware of this when purchasing. Many vintage items have imperfections such as crazing, cracking, chipping or visable ageing or discolouration. I will describe any flaws in the listing and if the flaws are substantial I will provide close-up photographs of imperfections.

If you are interested in an item but want to know more before you buy, please contact me and I will be happy to help. I can send you extra photographs and answer any queries you may have.

TRADE CUSTOMERS

If you are a retailer interested in stocking Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards, I would love to hear from you. Please contact me via Etsy for trade prices.

PLEASE READ THIS BIT, IT'S IMPORTANT! (ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A DILYS TREACLE TREASURES GREETING CARD)

All of the greeting cards I sell in my shop (with the exception of vintage greeting cards) are my own original designs, created and published by me.
Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards are designed and prepared for print here in Sheffield, then digitally printed externally by a professional greeting card printer. They are all completely flat / smooth, with no added embellishments or handmade finishes.

My creative process requires the use of pens and pastels, reclaimed / vintage fabrics, embellishments, cottons / threads, papers and boards (printed and plain) and hand-sewing / machine stitching. The design you see on the front of any of my cards has started life as a handmade / drawn artwork. Sometimes the artwork can take many hours to sew / collage / draw.

Once I complete a design, I digitally photograph it. Then I use Photoshop to prepare the digital file for printing. The physical design is a one-off piece which remains here in my archive! The digital copy is sent to print on greeting cards. I do not print in-house.

Envelopes and cello packaging are sourced from UK suppliers to the greeting card industry and when the greeting cards return from print, they are packaged here in Sheffield by me.

When you buy one of my Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards, it is a digital copy of an original handmade design. My card designs are intended to have a handmade look, just like the original piece. At first glance, it may look as though you could reach out and touch a card made from real pieces of fabric, or feel real stitching or hand-drawn oil pastel marks. But please note, none of the cards I sell in my shop are actually hand-made or individually hand-drawn using pens or pastels - they just look like they are. This is the style of the design!

If you are thinking of making a purchase, please take a moment to make sure that you're happy with my shop policies, and those of Etsy.

If you have any further questions before making a purchase, please message me and I will be very happy to help!

More information

Last updated on Sep 8, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

I am not currently taking orders for personalised / handmade greeting cards.

Sizing details

Please scroll to the very end of the product details on the listing you are interested in, this is where you will find the size of your item.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I do not offer a gift wrapping service.