The Country Schoolmarm

Bowmansville, Pennsylvania · 37 Sales


The Country Schoolmarm

Bowmansville, Pennsylvania 37 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

TheCountrySchoolmarm is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am currently on vacation until the first week of August. See you soon! Blessings!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 14, 2018

I am currently on vacation until the first week of August. See you soon! Blessings!

Heather Wise

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Heather Wise


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A country schoolmarm who has heart for well-loved items from years gone by...

I am a teacher. I love the country. I am an old soul at heart. I am a country schoolmarm. I have a soft spot for things from years gone by. Give me your tired, torn, frayed, chipped, and cracked! This love is what inspires me in the handmade items that I offer as well as vintage items that I offer here as well. I hope my goods warm your heart and home!

What is the inspiration for my "Old Attic Dolls"?
I imagine a dusty, forgotten attic. A rusty bike in one corner. Maybe an old dollhouse or rocking horse. Trunks and old boxes strewn about. What does time do to a once beloved doll? Seams become loose. An arm may be held on by a rusty pin. Holes, missing eyes, patches, and heavy stitching. Floppy bodies and grungy, ripped clothing. Mismatched buttons and thinning or missing hair. Stuffing sticking out or thick rags to refill bodies that are missing some of their filling. This is what my extreme primitive dolls are all about. This is my inspiration for my "Old Attic Dolls". They are made to look loved to pieces.

A note about my dolls... My dolls are OOAK, original designs that are created and handmade by me. No patterns are used in their creation. All dolls are extremely prim and made to look like they have been loved for many years. They go through a long process of distressing to give them this look. They are torn and tattered with many holes, stitches, broken seams, and floppy limbs. They are made from a variety of old and new materials. They are stuffed with clean rags and sometimes a little fiberfil. Hair is usually made from natural materials such as alpaca wool, sheep wool, flax, and cotton. They may have vintage buttons or little vintage or rusty treasures. They are stained with a mixture of coffee and cinnamon. If you have questions about a doll’s construction, please feel free to ask them before making your purchase. These dolls are made for display only. They are not suitable for young children.

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 19, 2017
My desire is for happy customers that enjoy their items for years to come!
"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord..." Colossians 3:23

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Items that are handcrafted are brand "new", unique, and handmade by me or my father (He does the wood aspect of some crafts.) Items may contain or be crafted from old, vintage items and subject to imperfections. Other items that I offer are chosen for their unique prim qualities and are also vintage in nature. Please ask questions and look at all pictures carefully before making a purchase.

If you should have a problem, please contact me immediately so that we can make the situation right! I offer some refunds on a case by case basis. I do take care in packaging and offer tracking and delivery confirmation to assure that your package arrives.

All return shipping costs will be the responsibility of the buyer, and are non-refundable.
Payment is due within 3 days of placing your order. Item will NOT be shipped until payment is received, and it clears. If payment is not received, and no communication is received from buyer within a week of the date of purchase, order may be cancelled and the item(s) relisted. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

I accept major credit cards, Paypal, and Etsy gift cards. I do NOT accept money orders or personal checks.
Please allow up to 3 days to ship.

I ship using USPS Priority Mail with Tracking and Delivery Confirmation.

If you would like insurance on your purchase, please let me know BEFORE checking out as it will be added to your final total.

I only ship to the US at this time.

If the actual shipping cost is $1 or more less than what you actually paid for shipping, I will gladly refund the difference.

I reuse boxes and packing material when I can to be a good steward of this earth and to pass on these savings to you. If it is a gift for someone, please convo me when you make your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not do custom orders, as each item is unique.

All items that are handmade by me are signed and dated. They are created in a smoke-free, but NOT pet-free (2 dogs...) environment.

Vintage items that are not handmade by me are "As Found", and I will do my best to list or show any imperfections. However, they are prim! Please look at the pictures carefully and ask questions.

Items are for decorative purposes ONLY and are not intended for children.