Shannon on Nov 10, 2016
I am in love with my new sign. It arrived in a very timely manner and exceeded my expectations. I especially enjoyed the warm note that came along with my order. It made me feel like as a customer I was appreciated. I would totally order from The Birch Cottage Shop again, so glad I found them!
Makers, dreamers, believers in family, integrity and character counts.
The Birch Cottage Shop, like many shops here on Etsy, was started as a way to turn our passion into a potential home-based business. The Birch Cottage is a very special place to my family. It's more than a name and it represents something bigger than any one of us.
For you to understand, I have to take you back in time to when my husband was a little boy. A time when his parents and grandparents started a tradition of putting family first. A tradition that my husband lives out before me every day. We live a simpler life than what society expects of us and we are grateful for every moment.
The Birch Cottage represents "home" to us. It's a safe place where the weight of the world (and a large family) is lifted from our shoulders and we take a step back in time where we actually communicate with one another, gaze at the Milky Way at night, and tell stories about the one that got away. The Birch Cottage is where family and love abide and DIY takes on a whole new meaning.
I grew up in a home where my mother sewed our clothes out of necessity and where she mastered the art of re-purposing way before it was trendy. I began sewing, crocheting, cross-stitching, cooking and absolutely anything crafty that I could get my hands on by the time I was 8 years old. My husband's grandfather was actually a very skilled carpenter and my husband strives to live up to his grandfather's reputation. Together, we make quite the team.
When family and friends see the beautiful wood handcrafted pieces, like my shabby chic tray, or one of our rustic signs or even our handmade Christmas stockings, they always ask if we can make them one, too. And soon one turns into seven. We decided that we would offer our family loved items and maybe some new items, too, for sale here on Etsy. We hope that your family will love them as much as we do!
As the owner and creative behind The Birch Cottage, the items I make and sell on Etsy are made with you in mind, lots of love, an eye towards versatility and careful attention to detail. Custom orders are always welcome!
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)