Handmade in Upstate New York

Ballston Lake, New York · 1094 Sales


Handmade in Upstate New York

Ballston Lake, New York 1094 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Bohemian, romantic, and fun clothing and accessories made in the woods of Saratoga County using vintage and recycled materials


Last updated on May 10, 2017

Bohemian, romantic, and fun clothing and accessories made in the woods of Saratoga County using vintage and recycled materials

Lily Whitepad

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Lily Whitepad

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debijo taylor

debijo taylor on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it. I showed it to my hubs who is usually good with my style. He did not like the dress. I ordered it anyway, and when I received it my expectations were way over exceeded. And guess what? Hubs loves it!! I would definitely order again. The owner of this shop is very attentive and very professional!

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New! Plus size lace tunic tops -- $63.
So spring like! One of three upcycled graphic tees. More to come.
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A hunter/gatherer who wonders, "What if?" and puts things together

I've done so many different things over the years, each satisfying an urge to create. I earned a degree in television/radio/film from Syracuse University, owned a restaurant, wrote advertising copy, taught in an after-school program for gifted and talented children, published an NFL newsletter, designed perennial gardens, hybridized daylilies, and now am retired from my job as an editor and graphic designer for a nonprofit organization.

Then the bug to make my own thing hit me again. I've always loved different textiles: the tweed of a man's suit, the patina of taffeta ribbon, the landscape of brocade, the hand of soft wool. And I loved hunting for good, unique, non-commercial-fabric-store vintage fabrics. Plus, I'm an environmentalist who hates to waste. A few light bulbs clicked on, and Lily Whitepad was born. (Lily Whitepad is one of those things a family member makes up on a long drive to Washington, DC, when you're a silly teen. It stuck.)

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  • Lily Whitepad

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Doing It All, From Soup To Nuts, With The Help Of Her Husband, AKA, The Shipping Guy

    I've always had the desire to create something of my own, from the time I made my own Halloween witch's broom out of a brown paper grocery bag at age 7 to my tea length wedding dress many years later.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 22, 2016
I almost never make the same thing twice, but if requested and if possible, I will make something similar.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept PayPal, with which you can use your credit or debit card even if you're not a PayPal member and Etsy's Direct Checkout for credit cards only. Each item for sale is marked with processing and shipping time.

I also accept layaway. Contact me prior to purchase for terms and instructions.

**AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CUSTOM ORDERS: Custom orders require payment in full before I begin work and generally are not returnable; however I may, depending on the item and/or situation, issue store credit.

If you cancel your custom order, you will forfeit an amount equal to the time and materials already spent.
Domestic shipping is via the United States Postal Service using First Class or Priority Mail, depending on the package size. I do ship internationally, however both the UK and Italy are not import friendly and charge huge fees.

Please keep in mind that any DUTIES or IMPORT TAXES levied by customs in your country are YOUR responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
I've operated a business of some kind for many years and have always guaranteed my work and my customers' happiness. If you are unhappy with an item once you've received it (other than custom orders) or if it doesn't fit, you must notify me within 24 hours that you are dissatisfied and postmark the unused item within 4 days of receipt with delivery confirmation (tracking number). The item must be in its original condition. Customer pays return shipping. Your refund will be for the purchase price only. I will be fair with you and expect you to be fair with me.

Generally speaking, custom orders are not returnable unless I think I can resell the item, which mostly would be handbags and accessories. Other returns may be considered and given store credit only, at my discretion. (For wedding orders, see Payment Policy above.)
Additional policies and FAQs
CONSIGNMENT: Only within a 60 mile radius of Saratoga Springs, NY.

WHOLESALE: Contact me to discuss.