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thomasclaveirole on Mar 16, 20165 out of 5 stars
The most beautiful puzzle I ordered recently.
I especially liked :
* the thick and beautiful plywood used for the pieces; they have a very good look and feel,
* the smart, tricky cut that takes the image into account, includes (a few) whimsy pieces and yet keep the difficulty level high (as I asked),
* the shaped (non-square) borders,
* the fact that I could talk with Margaret beforehand to customize the puzzle and its difficulty level.
I am delighted by this purchase. It is expensive but is worth its price. I would definitely recommend Persimmon Puzzles to other jigsaw puzzle lovers, and will seriously consider buying other puzzles here in the future.
Jon on Jan 29, 20165 out of 5 stars
Love this puzzle. The colors are gorgeous and the cutting style very interesting and fun to put together. Both my husband and I had fun assembling it. Thank you
mcporretta104 on Dec 16, 20155 out of 5 stars
This is my 5th wooden puzzle from PersimmonPuzzles. I love every single one. The wood pieces feel nice to the touch and the unusual shapes are so much more interesting than the standard puzzle shapes. Margaret made this puzzle fairly easy for a young child, per my request, and in addition to the cute whimsical pieces, she cut 3 pieces in the initials of the recipient child. What a great gift to give! Thank you, Margaret, for being so accommodating!
adriennemb on Dec 9, 20155 out of 5 stars
So very attractive and meticulously cut. What a wonderful Christmas present for a friend, young or elderly.
Jon on Nov 26, 20155 out of 5 stars
Wonderful old fashioned puzzle. Beautifully cut as all puzzles from Persimmon puzzles are. Both my husband and I love the intricate whimsies that come with all these puzzles.
Janice on Nov 10, 20155 out of 5 stars
Great oz item, smooth transaction, fast delivery, outstanding seller. Loved the puzzle
mcporretta104 on Sep 23, 20155 out of 5 stars
Perfect puzzle especially for a young grandson. I have 4 puzzles from Margaret and her sister, Ibby, and they will be family heirlooms that grandchildren will remember fondly. I love the unusual shapes of the wooden pieces, especially the few whimsies included with each puzzle (fun, little recognizable shapes). We adults enjoy them as much as the kids. Beautifully done and arrive well-packed in beautiful boxes ready to be given as a gift.
mcporretta104 on Sep 23, 20155 out of 5 stars
An adorable puzzle including 3 pieces that are called whimsies that are cut into fun shapes (e.g., small elephant, etc.) which increases the fun. The feel of wooden puzzle pieces is so satisfying and much more durable than cardboard. I love the unique outline of this puzzle and the picture is fun for little ones. Margaret will cut the pieces as easy or as difficult as you wish.
Jon on Jul 23, 20155 out of 5 stars
Beautiful puzzle with an interesting cut to the pieces. Both my husband and I enjoyed putting it together.
Jon on Jul 2, 20155 out of 5 stars
Just received this puzzle and put it together. It's a small puzzle and yet still has some degree of difficulty to it. The colors are absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully cut. I couldn't be more pleased with it.
I love jigsaw puzzles!
My dad started giving me wooden jigsaw puzzles when I was a kid. I've collected them ever since - love putting them together - and always thought I'd like to cut puzzles.
I have an Excaliber scroll saw in my Sequim studio, and I can cut any size puzzle, even up to 1000 pieces!
Hand cut wooden jigsaw puzzles are such a pleasure to work on. Several generations can do them together and they make great heirlooms. My goal is to make beautiful hand cut wooden jigsaw puzzles available to everyone to further the love and enjoyment of this wonderful pastime!
I live in Sequin, WA with my two cats. I have 4 grown children who all live near Seattle, so I get to see them often. I love cutting wonderful, whimsical puzzles!
It is helpful when you order a puzzle to leave a note about what you expect...whether it's for a kid or family, or you want it tough as the dickens! I put a small picture of the puzzle on the inside of the box cover for those who prefer to see what they're putting together. I want my puzzles to make you chuckle, maybe swear a little (yes, it's OK to curse the cutter), and overall be enjoyable to put together. All requests are granted to the best of my abilities at no extra cost!
You will notice that each listing gives an estimate of how many pieces will be in your puzzle. As each puzzle is individually hand cut with no pre-planning or pattern, it is impossible to know exactly how many pieces will be in each one. When I say 100-150 pieces, you may get anywhere in that range, and occasionally more or fewer pieces than estimated. Sometimes the puzzles themselves speak to me and insist on being cut a certain way and I just go with the flow. Each is a work of art and I am confident you will love your puzzle no matter how many pieces are in it.
It is very difficult to repair puzzle pieces. If a knob breaks off on your puzzle piece, I recommend using white glue and glueing the broken piece into the hole it would have fit into rather than trying to glue it back on to its stem. Your puzzle will still be enjoyable. Also if a bit of the paper lifts, use a toothpick to glue it back down with white glue. You can VERY carefully use a colored felt tip pen to "re-color" a bit of frayed edge.
Wear and tear is normal with a jigsaw puzzle so it's best to treat it gently when putting together and especially when taking it apart. Please don't let your little kids play with the pieces - they would be hazardous if swallowed...and if you have a rascally cat or dog, be sure to cover the puzzle you're working on at night and when you're not home. (Voice of experience here.) And please store it in the special puzzle box it comes in.
I am always available and happy to have a convo or email chat with you in order to make buying a Persimmon Puzzle an enjoyable experience...so don't hesitate to ask questions.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
You will have to pay shipping for each puzzle you order, but if I can combine several for shipping and it costs less than you paid, I will refund the difference.
International customs and any other costs involved with international orders must be paid by the buyer.
Listed shipping to Canada and Mexico, is by International First Class Mail. Delivery is estimated at 6-10 days.
Listed shipping to Everywhere Else is by International First Class Mail. Delivery is estimated at 7-21 days.
If you would like to have your puzzle shipped by International Priority Mail, please contact me for the price. According to my post office, the first class mail usually goes out at the same time as priority, or within a day or two. They load priority first, then first class until the truck is full and the next day the process is repeated. I have found it is almost as fast to use first class on international orders. However, I am happy to send by priority if you want to pay for it.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you want a number of puzzles the same size and price for party favors and the like, please contact me to discuss this. When I do this type of job, I like to vary the images while keeping to the size and price requested. This is a fun idea for a ladies luncheon or Christmas dinner party. One customer bought four different little vintage santa party favor puzzles and gave them to her granddaughter for Christmas...all together in one box. Cute!
If you would like a custom puzzle with your own photo on it, please contact me. Also contact me if you want a different size from that listed. Any image can be printed smaller, and many can be made into larger puzzles.
I always include at least 3 whimsies in each puzzle. If you want special whimsies, please let me know when you order so I can personalize your puzzle. I recommend NO whimsies when you want a very tricky puzzle as they do make it easier to put together...but if you want them, I'll put them in!
I do make puzzles for kids and there are always some listed. I make a lot of puzzles for grandparents and grandchildren to work on together. These are always made with a good variety of kid friendly shapes and sizes so there's something for everyone. Wooden jigsaw puzzles are great for multiple generations to enjoy together!
I am developing a section of puzzles that are already cut and can be shipped within a day or two. Mostly I do "made to order" to give you a chance to choose the image, but if you need one right away check out the "ready to ship" section.
I do not do wholesale orders. At the present time I sell only from this etsy shop.