ForestnShoreNaturals

Botanical prints, dried/silk wreaths, bouquets

Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky · 330 Sales

ForestnShoreNaturals

Botanical prints, dried/silk wreaths, bouquets

Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 330 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(91)

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Elly

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Announcement   This shop specializes in botanical prints, woodland design, floral sculpture, dried and silk arrangements, and faux topiary. Now featuring spring/summer centerpieces and wreaths of many sizes. Botanical prints and floral sculptures make lovely additions to your home and bring the spirit of nature indoors.

Dried and silk arrangements, seasonal wreaths, bouquets, centerpieces...
You can shop for wedding bouquets and arrangements -- made of natural dried and quality faux botanicals -- and mixtures of the two.

You'll see botanical art of all sorts -- hand-pulled relief prints of plants and sea fossils (shells); topiary art and botanical sculptures; natural dried wreaths and arrangements; designs made of mixed natural and faux/silk flowers and shells, pods, twigs, grasses, barks, mosses, lichens, and assorted fibers; herb note cards; potpourri, lavender sachets, and other scented items.

My arrangements and wreaths usually have some kind of theme, story, or feeling to be revealed through the design and choice of materials. Nature is my muse and my religion. I'm heavily influenced by a woodland design aesthetic, as well as French country and Parisian design styles and trends.

I also make up-cycled cork boards/trivets...cork is the inner bark of the cork oak...from another tree friend, after all! I make these to order in two sizes.

Be sure and check my sold items -- you may see something you really like that is missing from the current items for sale. Chances are, I can make that again unless it was a true one-off. It never hurts to ask! Often, it's a seasonal item and the plants used are not available until in season again the next year. Or I had just enough of a particular flower, pod, or whatever to make one arrangement/wreath.

Print vs. Reproductions
My botanical prints are hand-pulled and one-of-a-kind -- NOT giclee reproductions...
You are looking at/buying original artwork, not copies. Since I print from actual leaves, etc., generally only one print can be made each time.
On the other hand, the herb and leaf note card sets ARE reproductions: they are printed by me from original herb and leaf nature prints. Some of the cards are hand-printed, hand-pulled originals and are usually sold as single cards.

Original Designs
Many of my wreaths, topiaries, and arrangements are one of a kind. But, sometimes it's possible to make multiples...so if you see something you'd like several of, perhaps an arrangement or wreath you'd like to buy for your wedding or a party, just ask me!! All pieces are my original designs/concepts.
Free local delivery in the Lexington/Fayette County, Ky. area.

Thanks for stopping by Forest & Shore Natural Designs!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 9, 2017

This shop specializes in botanical prints, woodland design, floral sculpture, dried and silk arrangements, and faux topiary. Now featuring spring/summer centerpieces and wreaths of many sizes. Botanical prints and floral sculptures make lovely additions to your home and bring the spirit of nature indoors.

Dried and silk arrangements, seasonal wreaths, bouquets, centerpieces...
You can shop for wedding bouquets and arrangements -- made of natural dried and quality faux botanicals -- and mixtures of the two.

You'll see botanical art of all sorts -- hand-pulled relief prints of plants and sea fossils (shells); topiary art and botanical sculptures; natural dried wreaths and arrangements; designs made of mixed natural and faux/silk flowers and shells, pods, twigs, grasses, barks, mosses, lichens, and assorted fibers; herb note cards; potpourri, lavender sachets, and other scented items.

My arrangements and wreaths usually have some kind of theme, story, or feeling to be revealed through the design and choice of materials. Nature is my muse and my religion. I'm heavily influenced by a woodland design aesthetic, as well as French country and Parisian design styles and trends.

I also make up-cycled cork boards/trivets...cork is the inner bark of the cork oak...from another tree friend, after all! I make these to order in two sizes.

Be sure and check my sold items -- you may see something you really like that is missing from the current items for sale. Chances are, I can make that again unless it was a true one-off. It never hurts to ask! Often, it's a seasonal item and the plants used are not available until in season again the next year. Or I had just enough of a particular flower, pod, or whatever to make one arrangement/wreath.

Print vs. Reproductions
My botanical prints are hand-pulled and one-of-a-kind -- NOT giclee reproductions...
You are looking at/buying original artwork, not copies. Since I print from actual leaves, etc., generally only one print can be made each time.
On the other hand, the herb and leaf note card sets ARE reproductions: they are printed by me from original herb and leaf nature prints. Some of the cards are hand-printed, hand-pulled originals and are usually sold as single cards.

Original Designs
Many of my wreaths, topiaries, and arrangements are one of a kind. But, sometimes it's possible to make multiples...so if you see something you'd like several of, perhaps an arrangement or wreath you'd like to buy for your wedding or a party, just ask me!! All pieces are my original designs/concepts.
Free local delivery in the Lexington/Fayette County, Ky. area.

Thanks for stopping by Forest & Shore Natural Designs!

Elly

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Elly

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Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(91)
Carol Howard

Carol Howard on Apr 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My Second Bouquet of Elly's Glorious Dried Flowers. Perfectly arranged and put in foam to just drop in antique white ironstone pitchers. They are so lovely and she has such a gift for arranging these Beautiful Flowers. thankyou so much Elly for both my Beautiful Arrangements. I am hiding one for my daughter in her room when they come to visit. A Surprise she will love. She too has a large lovely Antique ironstone Pitcher I bought her also on Etsy. Either bouquet will be perfect for her or me. They are both glorious! Thankyou so much! I love them both! What a Dream to have such lovely flowers and pinks and yellows, whites, purples and dried pink roses, my favorites. She and I will always treasure these lovely works of art with your Beautiful Dried flowers. Happy Easter and thank you. Hugs your friend and Happy Customer, Carol

Carol Howard

Carol Howard on Apr 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Oh Elly, such a Glorious, Magnificant Bouquet of Spring and Summer Flowers! My antique white Ironstone Pitcher looks just Beautiful on my 200 year old Cupboard! They make my kitchen look just lovely! That is my favorite place for my favorite Treasures it is so large.. I cannot say enough about this Glorious Lovely Bouquet. I have bought 2 of them and they are just beyond Beautiful! Thankyou so much Elly! You are a True Artist with these lovely flowers! Such an Artist eye. Happy Easter and I love this bouquet so much. Happiness is a Beautiful Bouquet of pink and yellow and purple and white flowers with roses all dried and lovely! AAAAA++++++++++++ Love Carol xo will be back!

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2016
Hello nature lovers. Most of my floral items are one of a kind, though you'll notice similar color ways and styles.
If you see something you want several of, for a party or wedding, etc., convo me. I'll do my best.
I am a retired florist. This kind of shop is loads more fun!
Modern faux botanicals are so real-looking, it's a blast combining them with the real.

My botanical prints are one-offs, hand-pulled direct relief prints from actual leaves and other natural materials. The only reproductions here are my own...I make blank note cards using my own botanical prints. I have a series of herb note cards that include a package of the dried herbs -- the lavender cards include a sachet.
I may, in the future, make limited edition giclee reproductions of selected original, one-of-a-kind hand-pulled botanical prints. These will be identified as such.

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Forest & Shore Natural Designs accepts payments through Etsy Direct Checkout, and PayPal, including credit card payments if you don't already have a PayPal account.
Shipping
Shipping for now only in United States, using FedEx Ground service or USPS.
Some items I'll ship to Canada.
Many of my items are large but weigh little and both services add a dimensional surcharge; shipping prices vary greatly.
I'll try to have the most accurate rates posted.
My shipping fees include insurance (on most all items) and tracking on ALL items.
Please note:
I use FedEx to deliver most of my orders so you must give me a street address since FedEx can't deliver to a POBox. FedEx now requires a Telephone NUMBER for recipients, so please include your phone # in the "note to seller box" unless a box for phone is provided when you check out.

Please realize that shipping includes "handling" which is the careful, extra packaging for safe travel on each item. This can be very time-consuming in the case of large wreaths and dried arrangements that are often fragile and don't fit inside most standard-sized shipping boxes. Sometimes I need to use upcycled packaging because that's the only box I can find that will hold the item for safe transit. I save good boxes and do occasionally reuse them. I'd love to have fancy custom printed boxes but my items are so varied in size and shape, there's no way I can carry all the sizes I'd need.

I strive to just cover the cost of shipping/packing. If there's a gross difference in actual shipping cost and what I have posted, I'll issue a refund. Just remember that the shipping charge is meant to cover the packaging and handling too.

The shipping rates you see are for all of the United States except for Hawaii and Alaska. If that's where you need something shipped, please convo me and I'll get the best estimate.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your purchase suffers damage in shipping, please notify me immediately so we can rectify the problem.

If you are simply not happy with the product when you receive it, please contact me so we can figure out how to make you happy. Thanks.
Additional policies and FAQs
The purchase of my original artwork does not transfer any copyright to the buyer.
All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by Elly Dotson of Forest & Shore Natural Designs.

My original artwork cannot be reproduced by any process by any party without my express written permission.

Most of my items are made to order. Occasionally I will list items that are ready to ship. That does not mean the item will ship out the hour you purchase it. It will go out sooner than something that needs to be made from scratch.

IMPORTANT : If you have ANY time constraints on anything you purchase or are thinking about purchasing, please let me know when ordering or while you're in the decision process. This way we both know up front whether the time element can be handled to suit us both, and you're not disappointed. Unfortunately, I am not a mind reader.

If you want an item listed on my sold items page and don't see it available in the shop listings, please inquire about its availability. It's possible that I can make another or something extremely similar.