The Bent Tree Gallery

Bethany, Missouri · 2157 Sales


The Bent Tree Gallery

Bethany, Missouri 2157 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner I will be closed for the next several days. Send me a message/conversation if you would like. I will respond ASAP, even though I am on vacation. Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 24, 2017

I will be closed for the next several days. Send me a message/conversation if you would like. I will respond ASAP, even though I am on vacation. Thanks!


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Fiber and Wood--My Passion and My Love

I grew up on a small Iowa farm in the U.S. Midwest. My parents raised popcorn and were entrepreneurs before the word was invented. My first 6 grades of school were spent in a one-room country schoolhouse. For fun I rode my horse, explored the countryside, and played with my cats and dogs. I did not believe in dolls.

My grandmother was a seamstress. She made all my dresses and even clothes for my dolls (Did I mention I didn't believe in dolls? But the clothes fit some of the cats). Visiting my Grandma Rice and seeing her in her sewing room with her mannequin and all her fabrics and sewing supplies was so interesting! Some of her creative talent inspired me, for I was soon making things.

I still live in the Midwest, but in Missouri. My husband and I live on a farm a ways from town. It's just what we like! Surrounded by fields, streams, woods, and pastures keeps us grounded in God's beauty and craftsmanship.

My husband is a creative type as well. For 30 years he has been designing and building rustic furniture and accessories. It is so enjoyable to step into his workshop and smell the freshly cut wood shavings and see the wonderful patina on the finished pieces. He has given me the back room to use for my own little wood projects...candle holders, wall hooks, wine stoppers, and other items I dream up. You will see some of John's pieces in my Etsy shop, including chairs and wall scapes.

Etsy has been a dream come true. I can create and sell from my rural and isolated home; the world is at my fingertips!

Shop members

  • Marcia Whitt

    Owner, Designer, Creator, Public Relations, Shipping

    I am a fiber artist. I love the look and feel of fiber, from the softest silk fabric to the toughest hickory strips. I weave baskets, sew garments and hats, make felted handbags, and am always ready for the next adventure of a new fiber experience!

  • Stacy Whitt

    Designer, Collaborator

    Our daughter, Stacy, is an artist and designer, she creates wonderful leather bags and accessories, and restyles vintage clothing into incredible works of art. Her Etsy shop is stacyleigh.

  • John Whitt

    Rustic Furniture Designer And Creator

    John has been creating rustic furniture and accessories since 1982. Artistry is in his DNA, and he is a meticulous craftsman. Among other work, you will see his furniture, wallscapes, and orbs in our shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2014
Welcome to The Bent Tree Gallery, a shop of various items but with a related theme: the desire to create something unique and refreshing, many times with materials preceived to be of little value to others. Each item is handmade by me, and is something I really enjoy doing. So each item purchased from me includes a just a little bit of my life.

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 and Etsy Credits
I accept Direct Checkout through Etsy as well as PayPal.
I generally ship with US postal service and use the most economical option to keep shipping costs down for my customers. If you would like your item(s) insured or need expedited shipping, I am happy to do that at your expense.

I will gladly investigate shipping outside the US. Just let me know your whereabouts and I will see what I can do. I would love for you to own a piece of my work, no matter where you are!
Refunds and Exchanges
Return Policy: Item must be returned in same packaging and in same condition in which it was received within 14 days of shipping date. Customer is responsible for return shipping fees. Original payment, minus shipping, will be refunded within 48 hours of receiving the returned item.
Additional policies and FAQs
I want you to be happy with your purchase. Contact me right away if you are not satified with your order.

Custom orders are welcome. Simply email me with your thoughts and I will answer you promptly. Custom orders may render the sale final, however. I do aim to please the customer...I love what I do and want you to, too!