Botanical & Natural Art

Belvidere, Illinois

Announcement    Welcome to my Etsy shop. Featuring hand-painted watercolor and photographic note cards, I design everything with care, intention and a focus on nature. Join me on my creative journey!


Last updated on Jan 30, 2021

Welcome to my Etsy shop. Featuring hand-painted watercolor and photographic note cards, I design everything with care, intention and a focus on nature. Join me on my creative journey!


Melissa Placzkowski

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Melissa Placzkowski


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About SilverHoundStudios

Sales 26
On Etsy since 2015

Taking the first step

Welcome to my shop! I'm so glad you're here. I'm excited to continue my creative journey with my Etsy shop. Like many out there I'm sure, I've been thinking about it for a while, and finally decided to just go for it.

Someone handed me an in-depth astrology book once that had a mantra for each sign. Mine (Scorpio) was “I create.” This is so incredibly true - I am in a constant state of creation. Whether it be drawing, music, cooking, decorating, graphic design, web design, photography… – the list goes on.

True creative generation is my ultimate passion; the gift I have been blessed with that gives me boundless energy and excitement. Life on this earth is so precious, we must grasp it every day and do what makes us truly happy.

I've named my shop after my inspiration and "heart dog" whom I lost. Blueberry, my beautiful greyhound had an amazing, quirky personality and she inspires me to this day.

I have so many ideas and creative projects I can't wait to share with you, so please check back soon as I will be updating my shop in the coming weeks! :)

Shop members

  • Melissa Placzkowski

    Owner, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to my shop! While currently under construction, I will soon be offering a variety of creative products and more. Please check back again soon! :)

A little about me...I have decided to finally harness my creativity and open this shop. My dream is to channel and nurture my creative energy to create a livelihood more in line with my true passion and self. Thank you for visiting!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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 am extremely passionate about my shop and making my customers happy. If for some reason you are not satisfied, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you or do an exchange or provide refund, depending on the situation.
My shop accepts all major credit cards, Etsy gift cards, and Paypal.

Payment must be made in full before order fulfillment or shipment will be made. 

Items will not be shipped until confirmation of the payment has been received.

Sales tax of 8.25% will be added to all orders shipped to Illinois addresses.
Unless stated in listing, all items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail (which is usually 1-3 business days).

Please allow 1-3 additional business days for production and handling. If you need your item quickly, please message me and I will do my best to accommodate.

All items are shipped standard with tracking through USPS & delivery confirmation.

At this time, I do not accept international orders.