ShopLarkAbout

Muddy shoes and a pocketful of pretty rocks.

422 Sales

ShopLarkAbout

Muddy shoes and a pocketful of pretty rocks.

422 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(189)

Shop owner

Vanessa

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Announcement   Welcome to Lark About! Check out the shop for a variety of curiosities and natural wonders.

All animal bones in the shop were collected locally from wooded areas, and have been cleaned and gently sanitized with hydrogen peroxide. I do not offer parts of any animal species that are classed anywhere from Vulnerable to Endangered; animal parts comply with the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as well as the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

With many apologies to all non-USA friends, at this time I do not ship internationally.

Find me on Instagram at http://instagram.com/shoplarkabout

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 14, 2015

Welcome to Lark About! Check out the shop for a variety of curiosities and natural wonders.

All animal bones in the shop were collected locally from wooded areas, and have been cleaned and gently sanitized with hydrogen peroxide. I do not offer parts of any animal species that are classed anywhere from Vulnerable to Endangered; animal parts comply with the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as well as the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

With many apologies to all non-USA friends, at this time I do not ship internationally.

Find me on Instagram at http://instagram.com/shoplarkabout

Vanessa

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Vanessa

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(189)
Chelsea Stegeman

Chelsea Stegeman on Apr 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A+++ seller. Love these bones!!

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About

Same as it ever was: coming home with muddy shoes and a pocketful of pretty rocks.

Lark About began because I am unable to *not* pick up and take home a sack full of stones, animal bones, shells, seed pods, or whatever else happens to strike my fancy when I'm outdoors. I have been this way since I was... well, since I could walk and put things in my pockets, I guess? I love all of it, but it was obvious that my personal collection could use some selective paring down.

By weekday I work in a large laboratory that focuses on agricultural science, by weekend I'm an amateur naturalist who is constantly learning from my finds: animal anatomy, plant identification, the biodiversity of local ecosystems, and often times a bit of local industrial and geological history. The more I know, the more fascinated I become. I hope some of my "treasure hunting" can spur curiosity and inspire interest in others, because there's a lot of oddness and beauty to be found out there, and I sure can't keep all of it in my house!

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  • Vanessa

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    I live in the Midwest, on a river town in the heart of the corn-soy belt. At first blush, many people might think there's not a whole lot going on here. But I always find something weird and wonderful along the edges and in the nooks and crannies...

Shop policies

Last updated on November 14, 2015
Hi, thanks for checking out the shop! Nearly every natural item in the store was found by me somewhere in the big outdoors. While it's effectively impossible to determine how an animal passed away by the time they're reduced to skeletons, you can be assured I use only animal bones that I've scavenged from woods, fields, and way-sides.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Both Paypal and direct checkout payments (credit and debit cards) are graciously accepted! Payment should be made immediately upon order placement. If payments are not received within 24 hours, the purchase will be cancelled and the item(s) re-listed. Orders are shipped within 1-3 business days of cleared payment.

All sales are final, and returns are not accepted. I do my best to clearly and accurately depict each item through listing photos and product descriptions; please make sure that you have examined all photos and descriptions closely, and asked any pertinent questions via Etsy convo, before making a purchase.
Shipping
Please ensure that the shipping address attached to your Etsy account is up-to-date, accurate, and complete, as I use Etsy's onsite postage tool to print package labels and USPS postage. This is the best way to make sure your package travels swiftly through the USPS network to your doorstep! I cannot be held responsible for delayed or misdelivered mail if the address given is not current or inaccurate, and no refunds can be issued under such circumstances.

If your package is returned to me because the address associated with your account was incorrect or incomplete, or the package was unclaimed, I will gladly arrange an invoice for the additional cost and reship your order. (Otherwise, I will refund your purchase to you minus the cost of the original postage and a $0.50 restocking fee.)


••• SHIPPING COST, DELIVERY TIMES, & SERVICES •••
All orders ship with a tracking number which you can check to monitor the progress of your package. Shipping delays occur from time to time within the USPS network, often due to distribution hubs that are overburdened with excess volume. If the tracking number on your package indicates delivery was made but you do not believe you have received your order, you should contact your local Post Master as soon as possible so that they can open an investigation and locate your package, though unfortunately I cannot offer refunds for orders showing confirmed delivery.

Shipping costs are based on estimated postage rates plus cost of packing supplies. I typically ship two to three times a week, using USPS First Class, Priority Mail, and Priority Flat Rate. Delivery times are normally between 2-5 days from receipt by the post office, but are *not* strictly guaranteed by USPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
Something arrive damaged? Please contact me as soon as possible! I'll do my best to provide a replacement, and if no replacement is available, we can discuss a partial to full refund depending on damages sustained.
Additional policies and FAQs
••• HOLDS, RESERVES, & TRADES •••

Sorry, holds and reserves are not available! At this time, I do not accept trades for merchandise.


••• PRICING, DISCOUNTS, & SALES •••

Prices in the shop reflect the relative market value of an item, as well as the work involved in collecting and cleaning. I consider these factors carefully when pricing in my best attempt to make them accessible, while also ensuring fair compensation; thus, all prices are firm unless otherwise noted.