TheCommonSign

Plant Markers and Party Signs

Oregon, United States · 5777 Sales

TheCommonSign

Plant Markers and Party Signs

Oregon, United States 5777 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(1175)

Announcement   *** New & Improved Hardware***
ALL the signs with stakes come with wood screws now to put together when they arrive to insure a safer delivery, and they are even more durable for the great outdoors.

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 16, 2016

*** New & Improved Hardware***
ALL the signs with stakes come with wood screws now to put together when they arrive to insure a safer delivery, and they are even more durable for the great outdoors.

Tarra Hartlauer

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Tarra Hartlauer

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Katlyn Reilly

Katlyn Reilly on Aug 16, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Sign looks great. Was exactly what I expected. Only criticism I have is the staples holding the stake to the sign are a bit flimsy. We used a rubber mallet to put the sign in our lawn and twice had to push the two pieces together because the staple pulls away from the sign. We may have to use some small nails to better hold the two pieces together. Cute sign. May order another.

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It's that time of year to think about a gift for the guys in your life.
Work in progress. I just cut out the lettering, now it's time to paint them in with an exterior paint. Then back to the shop for sanding and sealing.

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This is 2 sets of my mix match set of plain signs. Awesome use of a custom request for marking some not so common plants.

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How did I get started in making garden signs…

It all started years ago when I was putting in a garden with my son. My son and I wanted to label the rows of seeds in the garden. I recently had just gotten remarried to a much older gentleman that had already retired from sign making. He had all these great tools around in the shop just sitting there. Some of them were even tools he had invented for making sign letters. Not to forget stacks of patterns with years of dust settled on them. My son and I asked him to show us how to make some simple small garden signs. That would say TOMATOES and so forth. They are nothing that a great skilled sign maker would ever think of making. They are small, common, simple little signs, nothing fancy or eye catching.

Well, after we spent the day making some little signs out of scrap wood. We put them in the garden. You would not believe how satisfying it was to see something poking out of the ground, after all the hours of prepping the dirt of the garden for our future bounty. At that time I was already selling another craft at my local Saturday Market. I thought to myself, “I could sell these there too; they are hand made after all.” So my son and I made a couple of each word and took them down to the Market. They were selling. I also had some people give me feedback on what they would do to make them better. The true gardeners wanted them to be made from Cedar wood. They also requested the letters to be painted colorful and have them sealed with something safe for their garden, boiled linseed oil.

After seeing them sell locally I decided to look into opening a shop on ETSY. Since then my life has changed. I get the greatest requests from my customers. I am open to doing custom orders since each sign is made the old fashioned way, by hand and not a computer it does not matter what the words are. The only problem there is no spell check. Believe me I have had my share of miss spelled words. I am only human you know.

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  • Tarra Hartlauer

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Last updated on August 16, 2016
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Thanks for stopping by! I know you have many choices in where you spend your money, I appreciate you considering our shop for your purchase! When you buy anything on internet, you should know who you are buying from and under which conditions. So please feel free to convo me for any questions.




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☆ I try to keep all my deadlines as they are in the listing. But you can imagine things get VERY BUSY during garden season or holidays. I will send updates if I need extra time. These times DO NOT include the time in the mail, only the time to create the actual item and prepare it for shipping. Shipping can take up to 10 days depending on where you live. Sometimes there is enough paid for Priority Mail. Or if you want to be sure it will travel Priority Mail convo me to find out. Most the time it is just a couple of dollars more for the upgrade depending on the size and weight and distance. I try my hardest to get it right.




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I answer my convos as soon as possible. Please only message me here at ETSY. Please, do not send me a direct e-mail with any questions, or address changes. I do not check it on a regular basis. All questions regarding your order, are best done through the Etsy.com 'conversation' feature, as I do log onto the website on a daily basis.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
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♥ I accept payment through Direct Checkout on Etsy, Etsy Gift Cards, and PayPal. You can also use your credit card to pay using PayPal.

~☆~PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ETSY AND PAYPAL ADDRESS ARE UPDATED!! All items shipped within the US will be shipped to your PAYPAL address (all international will be shipped with your Etsy address) so make sure the one you have on file is correct. If you need it shipped to another address, please let me know immediately as some orders ship the same day. Also, items will not be shipped until payment is received and CLEARED, no exceptions.
Shipping
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♥ HOW DO YOU SHIP?
I ship via USPS First Class mail for items up to 16 oz, after that they go regular USPS or sometimes enough is covered for them to travel PRIORITY MAIL 2-3 day arrival. If there is questions on arrival time message me to confirm.

I ship on MONDAY - FRIDAY. Local customers are welcome to forgo shipping costs and pick up their packages. Please contact me for details prior to paying for your purchase.

Returning customers: regardless of how quickly you may have received a past order, you should always plan for the maximum amount of time before shipment of new orders just in case I am extremely busy.

♥ HOW DO YOU FIGURE OUT YOUR SHIPPING COST?
While I do try to be fair with the shipping costs, please keep in mind that a shipping cost does not reflect actual postage cost, it includes other fees such as delivery confirmation, shipping materials, ink, mailers, tissue paper, labels, sealing stickers etc. and a handling/processing fee.


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♥ DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
Yes I do. The shipping rates for international are different for every address. Message me with your address to get started with a shipping price quote. I have had many happy overseas customers. I have even made some signs in other languages. Hope to have a chance to make you something special.

~☆~ INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TIME ESTIMATE
Via First Class mail.No tracking is available. Shipping varies on destination, normally up to 14 days for most countries.
South and Central America:can take up to 40 days (due to customs)
Canada:can take up to 21 days. (usually less)
Singapore:can take up to 21 days.
Europe: can take up to 21 days (usually less) Spain, France, Germany and Italy run the longest shipping times so far.
Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea: can take up to 30 days (sometimes less)
Australia, New Zealand: up to 21 days.
Israel: up to 21 days.
Refunds and Exchanges
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♥ CAN I RETURN AN ITEM I PURCHASED FROM YOU?
I want you to be thrilled with your purchase, but if you receive an item that you are not 100% completely satisfied with, please contact me within 7 days to arrange a timely return of the item for a full refund. Your complete satisfaction is my top priority!

*** Custom orders, regretfully, are not returnable (unless there was something wrong on my behalf "LIKE SPELLING" )
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♥ WHERE IS MY ORDER?
Please keep in mind that I do EVERYTHING myself. Including photos, convos to answer questions, researching the next cool item to create, picking orders and packing/shipping them as well as all the bookkeeping. Please take this into consideration when ordering and know that I am trying to do everything humanly possible to get your package to you on time but on rare occasions family life gets in the way. I will always contact my customers to let them know if there is a problem.