SunshineCottage

Loose Leaf Tea, Cozies, Tea Party Favors, Tea Gifts

Saxtons River, Vermont · 2727 Sales

SunshineCottage

Loose Leaf Tea, Cozies, Tea Party Favors, Tea Gifts

Saxtons River, Vermont 2727 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(978)

Announcement   *****LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT OF 15% ON SELECTED ITEMS, SHOP NOW*****

POUR A BLOSSOM FROM A TEAPOT AND BREATH IN THE JOY OF SPRING!

May is a busy month - Mother's Day is fast approaching, and I have a large selection of teas, charms and tea infusers on sale, be sure to check them out, they are wonderful gifts for any tea loving Mom. Spring is in the air and on it's way! This month I've gathered up some of my favorite springtime blends, and I'm delighted to invite you to give them a try . Tiggy Winkle and Hunny Bunny, along with a nice selection of other herbal blends that are full of the promise of spring, and great for introducing your little ones to the joys of tea. Along with my herbal teas, I also have an assortment of black and green teas including wild strawberry, rose cottage, cherry blossom, and a selection of Bermuda teas ( May 24th is Bermuda Day, and this selection of teas is a nod to my heritage). Some of these teas are favorite blends, a few of them are new blends, but all of them speak of blossoms, berries and bees - soon be a part of our every day lives. Start thinking about tea in the garden with friends, and share in the day dreams of warm, sunny days!


'TEA IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA!'

Welcome to my happy, little tea shop! I've filled it with pretty cups, hand-made tea cozies, delicious teas, tea charms, and even 'Tea Time' jewelry. Grab a cup of tea, and come join me at Sunshine Cottage - It's always tea time here!

THERE IS NO DOUBT, GOOD TEA IS A BETTER VALUE.

If you feel the same way, then this is the shop for you! Whether you're looking for great tasting, hand blended, loose leaf tea (and we all know that loose leaf tea is the best!), as a treat for yourself, or to give as a gift to your favorite tea drinker, you'll be delighted with the varied selections of traditional or flavored black teas at Sunshine Cottage. New teas are added all the time, so check back frequently.

TAKE A LITTLE TIME FOR TEA.

My shop is full of helpful items, like tea cozies, tea strainers, coasters, tea pots and tea cups. Whether it's just tea for you, tea for two, or a garden tea party, you'll find what you need here. Many of the items in my shop are perfect for party favors, and I can customize just about anything.

'...IT CHANGES BREAD AND WATER INTO TEA AND CAKES...'

Need a little glitz? A little glamour? Looking to express yourself? Sunshine Cottage has a large selection of 'Tea Time' jewelry designed to do just that. Unique and reasonably priced, all of the pieces are handmade by me, fueled by creativi-TEA (sorry, I couldn't help myself) and my love of all things sparkly. You'll love getting compliments from fellow tea lovers when you wear your 'Tea Time' jewelry.

'YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT A PROPITIOUS MOMENT... - AFTERNOON TEA.'

So, if you're really serious about your tea, this is the shop for you. If you know (or love) some one who is really serious about their tea (and you love to treat them to the best), this is the shop for you. You will get tasty teas, great gifts and I'm always available to give great advice - plus, I'm always looking for ideas on how to improve my shop, so if you don't see something you'd like - let me know.

Finally, I leave you with one of my favorite tea quotes -
'Never trust a man who, when left alone with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on!'


Please check out my facebook page for sale announcements, discount coupons and just plain wonderful pictures of tea cups, flowers, inspirational quotes and recipes, all designed to brighten your day! http://www.facebook.com/sunshinecottage1.

Announcement

Last updated on May 25, 2018

*****LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT OF 15% ON SELECTED ITEMS, SHOP NOW*****

POUR A BLOSSOM FROM A TEAPOT AND BREATH IN THE JOY OF SPRING!

May is a busy month - Mother's Day is fast approaching, and I have a large selection of teas, charms and tea infusers on sale, be sure to check them out, they are wonderful gifts for any tea loving Mom. Spring is in the air and on it's way! This month I've gathered up some of my favorite springtime blends, and I'm delighted to invite you to give them a try . Tiggy Winkle and Hunny Bunny, along with a nice selection of other herbal blends that are full of the promise of spring, and great for introducing your little ones to the joys of tea. Along with my herbal teas, I also have an assortment of black and green teas including wild strawberry, rose cottage, cherry blossom, and a selection of Bermuda teas ( May 24th is Bermuda Day, and this selection of teas is a nod to my heritage). Some of these teas are favorite blends, a few of them are new blends, but all of them speak of blossoms, berries and bees - soon be a part of our every day lives. Start thinking about tea in the garden with friends, and share in the day dreams of warm, sunny days!


'TEA IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA!'

Welcome to my happy, little tea shop! I've filled it with pretty cups, hand-made tea cozies, delicious teas, tea charms, and even 'Tea Time' jewelry. Grab a cup of tea, and come join me at Sunshine Cottage - It's always tea time here!

THERE IS NO DOUBT, GOOD TEA IS A BETTER VALUE.

If you feel the same way, then this is the shop for you! Whether you're looking for great tasting, hand blended, loose leaf tea (and we all know that loose leaf tea is the best!), as a treat for yourself, or to give as a gift to your favorite tea drinker, you'll be delighted with the varied selections of traditional or flavored black teas at Sunshine Cottage. New teas are added all the time, so check back frequently.

TAKE A LITTLE TIME FOR TEA.

My shop is full of helpful items, like tea cozies, tea strainers, coasters, tea pots and tea cups. Whether it's just tea for you, tea for two, or a garden tea party, you'll find what you need here. Many of the items in my shop are perfect for party favors, and I can customize just about anything.

'...IT CHANGES BREAD AND WATER INTO TEA AND CAKES...'

Need a little glitz? A little glamour? Looking to express yourself? Sunshine Cottage has a large selection of 'Tea Time' jewelry designed to do just that. Unique and reasonably priced, all of the pieces are handmade by me, fueled by creativi-TEA (sorry, I couldn't help myself) and my love of all things sparkly. You'll love getting compliments from fellow tea lovers when you wear your 'Tea Time' jewelry.

'YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT A PROPITIOUS MOMENT... - AFTERNOON TEA.'

So, if you're really serious about your tea, this is the shop for you. If you know (or love) some one who is really serious about their tea (and you love to treat them to the best), this is the shop for you. You will get tasty teas, great gifts and I'm always available to give great advice - plus, I'm always looking for ideas on how to improve my shop, so if you don't see something you'd like - let me know.

Finally, I leave you with one of my favorite tea quotes -
'Never trust a man who, when left alone with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on!'


Please check out my facebook page for sale announcements, discount coupons and just plain wonderful pictures of tea cups, flowers, inspirational quotes and recipes, all designed to brighten your day! http://www.facebook.com/sunshinecottage1.

Joan Lester

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(978)
jennifer berryhill

jennifer berryhill on May 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing service, fast response, I had custom flavor tea made and it was amazing. For sure recommend..

spotter26

spotter26 on May 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This cozy is absolutely adorable. Fits my Brown Betty perfectly and looks so sweet. I’m in love! Thank you so much!

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About

Creating is absolutely the sunshine in my day!

I don't think there was ever a time in my life when I wasn't creating something - mud pies with my best friend Julia, cookies with my Mother, doll shoes and rag rugs with my neighbor Florie, and fanciful stories and pictures for a host of inspiring teachers.
Sunshine Cottage came into being 31 years ago and no matter what I've done over the years, the name somehow always seems to fit. Sunshine Cottage has been a delightful candy/gift shop, a tea room and a bakery. Now it's an Etsy shop!

Tea with my Grandmother (who was well schooled in the art of tea leaf reading and astrology), has led to the constant search to find the perfect 'cuppa'. Tea flavors my daily life. I love blending flavors and working with tea. The years spent in Bermuda tend to make me love citrus and fruit blends, while my time in New England has taught me to appreciate the spicier side, so, many of my blends are filled with cinnamon, ginger, cardamon and even black pepper!

I constantly need to feed my creative side (proper feeding helps it to grow), so I moved on to crochet (perfect for those loooong, cold winter nights in Vermont), and I found I adore making tea cozies. I shop for new and exciting yarns wherever I go - this past summer in England I found a warehouse (yes! a warehouse) full of yarns - Boy! did I have fun! I filled up an entire suitcase with yarns in every color imaginable!

As a tea lover, I'm also a reader (the two just seem to go hand in hand), and an absolute Jane-ite! I've created a whole line of 'Tea Charms' based on my love of all things Austen. Along with my Austen charms are many, just plain pretty teapot charms (I love collecting sparkly beads almost as much as yarn - I think I might have been a crow in a previous life). And, of course, along with pretty tea charms, beads can be used to make ever so lovely, tea time jewelry! All of these tea items are perfect for party favors, and gifts for your favorite tea lover.

I hope you enjoy your visit to my shop as much as I enjoy creating the items in it!

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  • Joan Lester

    Owner

    Music - on! Cup of tea - nearby! Let the day begin - creativity rules!!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 25, 2018
Thank you for your interest in my 'shop'. 'Sunshine Cottage' has been around for over 30 years. I have had many satisfied customers over the years, and I hope to add you to that list!
Please let me know if you have any special requests. If you check my sold items and see something you like, I can usually replicate it. Bear in mind that many of my items are OOAK and will always vary slightly. Sometimes an item used in making my jewelry is no longer available and I will used a substitute, however, I strive to keep all substitutions as few as possible and close as possible to the original - or I discontinue that piece.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
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)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
I sincerely hope that my customers will be happy with their purchases, but I realize this may not always be the case. I am happy to accept an item back, as long as it is in the same condition as it was received. Refunds will be for the cost of the item only. The cost of shipping the item back rests with the buyer. I will also need to be convoed before an item is returned. I would like to think that returning the item is a last resort, and we will be able to come to some mutually satisfactory agreement before we reach that point.
Payment
At present, I accept Pay-Pal and credit cards. All items purchased must be paid for within 48 hours, or the purchase will be canceled. VT residents, please add 6% sales tax - except for food items and clothing (hats and/or scarves).
Shipping
I ship by the most economical means available - this usually means USPS, which I have found to be both economical and reliable.
If a specific type of shipping is preferred it will be at the buyers cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
I accept wholesale orders. My minimum order is $100. Please convo me with your order and we can discuss terms, delivery dates, etc... First orders are always pre-paid.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

* as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
* when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
* if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
* as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 5 years.
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Joanne Lester, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at Joanne [!at] sunshinecottage.co. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Joanne Lester, Sunshine Cottage, P.O. Box 52, Saxtons River, VT 05154