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SunshineCottage

It's Always Tea Time here!

Saxtons River, Vermont · 1615 Sales

SunshineCottage

It's Always Tea Time here!

Saxtons River, Vermont 1615 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(671)

Announcement   Good news from the Cottage - I have recently started adding, so sweet, little heart clasps to the tops of all of my tea charms. This makes them oh! so much more functional. You can attach them to tea strainers, or move them to your key ring, a zipper, a bracelet or a necklace - anywhere an adorable tea charm would look perfect!

'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!'


Also, 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 Jul 14, 2016

Good news from the Cottage - I have recently started adding, so sweet, little heart clasps to the tops of all of my tea charms. This makes them oh! so much more functional. You can attach them to tea strainers, or move them to your key ring, a zipper, a bracelet or a necklace - anywhere an adorable tea charm would look perfect!

'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!'


Also, 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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Joan Lester

Earl Grey Green, Green Tea, Loose Leaf Tea
$3.50
Tea Talk, Tea Cup Charm, Tea Ball
$8.95
Pumpkin, Orange, Yellow Flower, Tea Cozy
$42.00
TEA, Maple,Specialty Blend, Loose Leaf, Black Tea
$3.50
Red, Apple, White Blossom, Tea Cozy
$42.00
Loose Leaf, Toffee Apple, Black Tea
$3.50
Cheerful, Red, Tea Pot, Dangle Earrings
$15.00
Caramel, Loose Leaf, Black Tea
$3.50
Pumpkin Pie, Loose Leaf, Black Tea
$3.50
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(671)
Alla T

Alla T on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Delicious tea, just delicious and yammy!! I cannot stop drinking it😊 I'm smelling fresh plums and I fell like I'm in the evening garden...

pjwiscaver

pjwiscaver on Dec 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Made 2 custom tea charms that are lovely! Perfectly packed and shipped in fantastic time. Tea is great. Thanks so much!

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Updates

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Red, Apple, White Blossom, Small, Tea Cozy
$28.00
Another beautiful morning for working outside! Adding beads to Apple cozies - patterns
and kits coming soon!

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Red, Apple, White Blossom, Small, Tea Cozy
$28.00
It's a lovely morning to sit outside and work on my orders!

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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 June 6, 2016
Thank you for your interest in my 'shop'. 'Sunshine Cottage' has been around for over 25 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 all 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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
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.