Because Fun Keeps You Young

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

PGH is now closed; I am no longer in business. Thank you, past customers; I wish you all the best!

Eppu Jensen

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Eppu Jensen


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About PlayfullyGrownupHome

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On Etsy since 2013

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Playfulness in color and design – Because Fun Keeps You Young!

Playfully Grownup Home is a limited run and one-of-a-kind textiles company, owned and operated by Eppu Jensen. Each item is designed and carefully handmade in my Massachusetts workroom. The designs combine functionality with my two long-time loves: saturated colors and geekiness.

The motivation for my company is two-pronged. On one hand, I believe that loving our homes and surroundings contributes to our well-being; on the other, that cultivating playfulness, creativity, curiosity and humor improves the quality of our lives. This attitude is also reflected in the Playfully Grownup motto: Because Fun Keeps You Young.

Playfulness is an inclination to think in novel, flexible, creative and humorous ways. Playing and playfulness are most often associated with children, but they should not be completely excluded from the adult life. Creative activities such as puzzles or art have been linked to flexibility and increased cognitive capacity in older adults. Closely connected with creativity are intellectual curiosity, lifelong learning, playfulness and humor. For me, geeky interests and hobbies are a natural extension of playfulness.

Although hugely popular works such as Game of Thrones, Doctor Who or CSI: Crime Scene Investigation have brought nerdy interests into the mainstream, they still carry a social stigma. I want to contribute to a world where being a geek and being a grownup are, in fact, not mutually exclusive. Furthermore, I believe that the more mutually respectful, diverse, and inclusive our society is, the more we all benefit.

Shop members

  • Eppu

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Reader, viewer, gamer and early cultures and textile history nerd - geek of many flavors. Sewing is my favorite creative outlet at the moment. There's nothing quite like taking a stack of raw materials and turning it into a beautiful, practical item!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thanks for visiting! Please read the store policies before buying. By purchasing from Playfully Grownup Home on Etsy you acknowledge that you have read and agree to all terms.

All items are in stock, ready to ship. Everything is limited run or unique (one-of-a-kind) and handmade in the U.S.A. Please note that colors vary by monitor and may not be 100% accurate.

As I have several allergies myself, I appreciate how important allergen information can be. My items are made in a low-dust plus smoke- and pet-free home; my workroom is also free from strong fragrances. If you have any allergy-related questions, for example on the detergent I use, I'd be happy to answer.

My business hours are Sun 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon-Thu 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). I will answer messages left after hours on the next business day.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I take pride in my work and I hope that you love the things I make. If you are dissatisfied, you can return your purchase, provided that it is unused and in its original packaging, within 30 days of original shipping date for an exchange or refund.
Refunds will be credited using the original payment method once I receive the returned item(s).
Please contact me before returning anything.

*Return shipping charges are your responsibility. However, I will refund all original shipping charges you may have paid.
*Returned items must be unused and in original packaging (to protect them from the elements). Please use a prepaid, traceable shipping method and send the tracking information to me.

Note that under EU rules, online shoppers have the right to cancel and return their order within 14 days after receiving it, for any reason and with no justification. The goods must be unused, and you must unequivocally inform me of your decision to cancel. I provide you with a cancellation form (withdrawal form) for the purpose.
I accept credit cards, PayPal and Etsy gift cards. Credit card purchases will be securely processed through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account).

Alabama, Connecticut, D.C., Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota and Washington state residents are responsible for paying their state's sales tax, EU residents are responsible for the VAT and residents of Australia for the GST. They are added automatically during checkout.

Prices are set in United States dollars (USD). If you see prices in your local currency, they have been automatically converted. Likewise, if you see any text in your local language and not English, it has been automatically translated.

Note that you may be charged an international transaction or a currency-conversion fee depending on your bank or credit card company. Contact Etsy or your financial institution if you have any questions.
Please make sure your Etsy address is correct, including apartment/suite numbers.

I will ship your order in 1-3 business days (Monday-Friday) as soon as your payment is confirmed.

You will receive confirmation via Etsy after I ship your order. I use U.S. Postal Service (USPS) First Class Mail with a tracking number. While packages generally arrive much sooner, please allow the post office up to a few weeks for delivery.

Orders are shipped in envelopes containing at minimum 20% recycled paper, with a plastic sleeve for protection from the elements. Shipping charges include postage and handling (packing materials, paper and ink, etc.).

If I have questions, I will contact you and hold shipment until I have received an answer. If a parcel is unclaimed or returned due to an incorrectly supplied address, you as the buyer will be responsible for any additional re-shipping fees. I will not be held accountable for shipping delays caused by the shipping company, the weather or any other circumstance over which I have no direct control.

**International orders: Delivery times vary, but in general they tend to be 1-3 weeks.
Note that tracking may not be available internationally. International recipients are responsible for all tolls, duties and taxes, as they are set by the destination country.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, please contact me via Etsy. No question is too small!

If you are happy with your purchase, please let your friends know! If you are unhappy with your purchase, let me know so I can try to correct the situation.

Please visit my website at for more photos and information.

Please give credit where credit is due. All original text, titles, and imagery (including collages) are created solely for my business purposes. All content is © Eppu Jensen. Sale does not transfer the copyright.

If you are unhappy with your purchase, contacting me is the first step. After that, according to Etsy policies, you may choose to escalate the dispute for Etsy to investigate.
I operate my store in English. If you see any text in your local language, it has been automatically translated. The English version of these terms will be the version used when interpreting or construing these terms. Contact Etsy if you have any questions regarding the automatic translation.
By doing business with me you agree that jurisdiction for any actions regarding me, Eppu Jensen, or Playfully Grownup Home shall be the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

According to Etsy policies, I reserve the right to refuse service. I also reserve the right to change or modify these policies without notice.
This privacy policy explains how I collect, use and share your data.

Etsy collects personal information from you on my behalf in order to fulfill orders, settle disputes and provide customer support. The personal information available to me (your data) includes buyer's name, Etsy username and email address, and whether a buyer has bought from me before. In addition, I receive a notification of a completed payment plus details of the product(s) that you are ordering, gift order notes, and shipping address for the recipient.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use and share your information, including: 1) to fulfill orders, settle disputes and provide customer support; 2) to comply with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use (for example to address a violation of store policies); 3) to prevent, investigate, record and address security or technical issues (such as protecting the safety of my customers or others) or fraud, abuse and other illegal activity; and, if necessary, 4) to comply with court orders and legal obligations (such as those under Massachusetts and federal tax law) or legal claims.
In addition, if you choose to leave feedback, I may use your review to improve my services.
I do not send send marketing or promotional messages unless you have explicitly agreed to receive such messages (“prior express consent”).

Etsy and PayPal handle all payment activities as part of their service to me. I do not have access to your payment details. Contact Etsy or your financial institution with questions regarding payments.
I will not give out or sell your data to any other third parties (persons or organizations, for example shipping companies) unless that is necessary: 1) to fulfill your order or inquiry; 2) to comply with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use; 3) in connection with security, technical issues or fraud, abuse and other illegal activity; or 4) if needed in connection with legal obligations or claims.
I will share your data with these third parties only to the extent necessary to fulfill my obligations.
If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your data as part of that transaction, but only to the extent permitted by law.

I store your data confidentially and protect it by reasonable safeguards. This means that I have safe browsing habits and I do not leave my account logged on when I am not present. I also protect my devices from unauthorized access, viruses and malware.
I archive physical copies of orders (printouts from Etsy) and supporting documents (for example, receipts from USPS for mailing an order) for up to ten years to fulfill my legal obligations as a business owner. I keep these archived papers confidential.

I live and work in Massachusetts, United States. As a result, your data may fall under a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than mine. Also note that as as part of their service to me, Etsy and PayPal may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information: 1) you may have the right to access and receive a copy of your data; 2) you may also have rights to change, restrict my use of or delete your data (in which case I will delete your data unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons); 3) you can object to receiving marketing or promotional messages from me after providing prior express consent to receive them; and 4) if you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your data, you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Eppu Jensen, am the data controller of your personal information.
If you have questions, please contact me via an Etsy conversation or the contact form at my business website,
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