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Last updated on Mar 18, 2020

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Grateful Caroline

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Grateful Box


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Grateful Box is an artistic enterprise specializing in the decoupage of boxes begun in 2011 by me, Caroline. I lovingly restore and decoupage each box with Grateful Dead-related images and illustrations. The boxes are found treasures, mostly from thrift and antique stores, ranging in sort from music boxes, jewelry boxes, cigar boxes, bread boxes & even a candle box. Every Grateful Box is a unique piece of art that will never be reproduced. My signature and the year of creation appear on each box, and each box has a signature title. Grateful Box is proud to be an Asheville artisan.

I’ve been dabbling in collage since childhood and am tickled to find an application that represents my passion for the Grateful Dead and reveals related artwork from a fresh perspective. The viewer hereby discovers joy in this new encounter with familiar images, similar to listening to a Grateful Dead show where you know every tune but delight in the rediscovery of its magic through varied presentation.

The upcycle art of decoupage utilizes printed images mined from various sources such as CD jackets, books, magazines, calendars, etc. I never, ever make copies of any image out of respect for the artists, photographers, and publishers. My hope is that folks will delight in seeing a new art form evolve from an original creative expression.

Each Grateful Box is triple-thick glazed with a non-toxic water-resistant gloss that makes the decoupage edges and corners seamless. I choose antique boxes to upcycle that are wooden and sturdy, and then permanently affix the images so that each box will not only be shiny and beautiful but also usable and durable. Grateful Boxes are built to last!

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Last updated on June 9, 2015
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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
No Refunds, with a few exceptions. If you are buying a vintage piece, you are not purchasing a new item and there will be signs of wear to the item; I strive to accurately describe each item to the T. DO UNTO OTHERS, I say.

Please check the measurements provided carefully for proper fit. If there are questions regarding any item, please message me for more info & pictures before purchasing!

~ Lost prior to delivery? We will not refund items marked as delivered.

~ If we accidentally send you the wrong item, we will create a return label for you at no cost. Once the item has been mailed we will ship a replacement or refund your cost if none is available.

If you have an issue that we have not foreseen, please make contact!

Charge away! I accept payment through PayPal and Direct Checkout (Credit Card).
~ You will receive a message and tracking number when your order ships. Transit times vary with recipient location. Domestic orders typically take 3-5 business days to arrive once shipped.

~ Your Etsy receipt (found within your Etsy account) will tell you when your item is scheduled to ship by.

~ If you order two or more items, they may be shipped in different packages at DIFFERENT times and you will get two separate email confirmations & tracking numbers.

~ All items are shipped via the USPS in the United States. Please be sure your shipping information is correct before purchasing. The buyer is responsible for extra shipping if the address is wrong and we ship to the wrong address.

~ Orders to Canada can take 4 weeks to arrive but usually take around 1-2 weeks.

~ We WILL SHIP INTERNATIONALLY BY A DIFFERENT CARRIER UPON REQUEST: if the cost is less expensive than USPS International First Class, the order can be shipped by UPS/FEDEX and the difference in cost will be refunded. THIS COURTESY IS AVAILABLE ONLY BY REQUEST WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ORDER PLACEMENT. If no request is received, the item will be shipped USPS International First Class, which may be cheaper anyway...

~ Custom Charges and Import Duties are the responsibility of the buyer. If this changes your decision, please cancel your order before it is shipped and we will refund in full. Although your Etsy receipt may say there are 0.00 taxes, this is not a reflection of your country's policies.