StellasTreehouse

A Place to Play, Imagine and Create

Georgia, United States · 328 Sales

StellasTreehouse

A Place to Play, Imagine and Create

Georgia, United States 328 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
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Note from shop owner Taking a Summer interlude to garden and enjoy my grandchildren!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 10, 2016

Taking a Summer interlude to garden and enjoy my grandchildren!

Karen Lutz

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Karen Lutz

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About

On my way to becoming an artist I discovered there was so much more!

As each year passes we grow in wisdom and hopefully appreciation and gratitude for all that has come before. I can honestly say this is true for me.

I came from a family that loved adventure, didn't hesitate to try 'new' things, jumped in with both feet and was known to move from place to place on a whim. No doubt this presented its problems, but fortunately I thrived on the changing environment most of the time and learned to adapt.

My father was a ship's captain and went to sea for long periods of time. My mother did her best to raise five children in various locales and conditions. They were both naturalists, my mother from Maine and my father from Louisiana, and couldn't imagine life any other way. If we weren't romping in the woods or combing the beaches of the Pacific Northwest we were climbing fig trees or catching snakes in the overgrown jungle of our grandparents' backyard in New Orleans, and the many states in between. We ate raw oysters, (dad showed us how to shuck them), venison and trout...we learned to tie knots and make nets and poles for the many fishing jaunts in the gulf of mexico, or streams and lakes all over the west. Camping, boating, building forts and tree houses, smoking salmon, canning blackberry jam, raising chinchillas, chickens and goats! We lived on land like Dad lived at sea....temporary ports of call, simple lodging, great food and adventure at every turn. I was preparing complete thanksgiving dinners by the age of 12, baking, sewing, hauling fire wood, singing, dancing, working and playing.

All these things and more provided a rich tapestry of memories....of sights, sounds, tastes and smells that enhance everything I do today. Now as I participate in my grandchildren's life I realize the importance of these early learning experiences so full of visual, tactile, sensory moments. I want to share the fun and encourage self confidence that comes from playing, imagining and creating. I can't imagine a more satisfying adventure as I enjoy the next chapter and embrace my role as Grandma!

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Shop members
  • Karen Lutz

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    An artist, entrepreneur, wife, mom and 'Gma', Karen brings a life full of adventure to her shoppe offerings.

  • Sue Chisholm of Burk'Art Clay

    Clay Artist

    "Working 'One of a Kind…One at a Time', as I unload a kiln, I wonder who will hold my work? In what city? Will it be a gift? Or for themselves? How will they use it"? Since 1991, Sue Chisholm is an accomplished clay artist and lives in Canton, GA.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 4, 2015
Welcome to Stella's Treehouse! Where playing and rediscovering the kid within is a wonderful thing!

This shop was created from the joy and wonderment of being a grandparent! And realizing the importance of play and discovery as a child in creating a healthy life. If I can help others find that perfect toy or memory maker to share with their young folk then that would be a wonderful thing! Have fun!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Your order will be put on schedule and into rotation as soon as payment is received in full.

Sales tax will be charged to all GA residents

We do accept PayPal and all other major Credit Cards.

Refunds are processed on Fridays and can take 3-5 business days to post. We don't refund personalized orders if the items went out and arrived on time, although, please let us know your concerns and we will make every effort to resolve it. If item is lost or damaged during transit we will refund in full after making a claim with the USPS.
Shipping
All orders are either handmade or vintage and may be personalized for you. Because we're a small independent shoppe we don't promise next day shipping and delivery. However, we will make every effort to meet your deadlines if possible....as a rule expect 2-3 weeks delivery time.

If you need a rush order, just let us know.

Please ensure your ETSY address is correct, that will be the address we ship to unless otherwise specified.

Our shipping & handling fees cover all shipping materials, and postage costs

Please understand that the Unites States Postal Service while they are usually good at getting packages to you in a timely matter, occasionally fall short. We ask that you understand this possible inconvenience and not hold our shoppe responsible. We will do our best to ensure your packages arrive to you safely and on time.

Domestic Mail in the USA -

Orders will be shipped first class as a standard, however if there are time constraints we will pay to ship it priority. If you are needing a RUSH order EXPRESS mail is available for an additional charge, just message us and we will send you an invoice for the additional shipping costs.

International Mail - Global -

Orders will be shipped via USPS international first class or priority mail. EXPRESS shipping is available for an additional cost, message us and we will send you an invoice.

PLEASE NOTE - Tracking is ONLY available on Priority or EXPRESS mail packages. Standard Parcel Post shipping or First Class mail tracking is NOT offered by the postal service. Tracking will not be available on every purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
We do our very best to write accurate descriptions and provide clear photographs to depict our items. Unless we missed something, all sales are final. Refunds (if approved) are processed on Fridays and can take 3-5 business days to post. If your items were lost or damaged during transit we will refund in full after making a claim with the USPS.

There are no refunds on custom or personalized orders as they can not be reused or resold.

There are no refunds on orders, if your address is incorrect.

If you have any issues, please contact us, so that we can decide what works best for your unique situation. We do offer exchanges on a case by case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
Media/Press/Publications

We LOVE our creations being featured on blogs, in magazines, and online! Thank you for your interest! For larger print publications we do offer samples for featured articles & photo shoots, please feel free to message us with your wish list! We do however ask that if you DO feature our products & images kindly send us a link to the published article or a hard copy. We will post all such features on our Facebook page and other social networking sites for all our followers to view!

For press and interview requests please contact:

Karen Lutz - Artist
Canton, GA USA
stellastreehouse [!at] gmail.com