TheWillies

Artwork and Vintage Décor

Knoxville, Tennessee · 1150 Sales

TheWillies

Artwork and Vintage Décor

Knoxville, Tennessee 1150 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome to TheWillies- Eclectic and diverse...

From start to finish I take a lot of pride in my artwork and vintage offerings.
All artwork is designed and created by artist and collector Sam Willoughby.

Shipping is done with care and promptness. If there are any questions,
don’t hesitate to convo me I will get back as soon as possible.

My goal is 100% customer satisfaction; please check the policy section for additional details.

I hope you enjoy my work and thank you for taking the time to visit!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 30, 2016

Welcome to TheWillies- Eclectic and diverse...

From start to finish I take a lot of pride in my artwork and vintage offerings.
All artwork is designed and created by artist and collector Sam Willoughby.

Shipping is done with care and promptness. If there are any questions,
don’t hesitate to convo me I will get back as soon as possible.

My goal is 100% customer satisfaction; please check the policy section for additional details.

I hope you enjoy my work and thank you for taking the time to visit!

Sam Willoughby

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Sam Willoughby

Vintage metal drawer - home/farmhouse decor
$29.00
Vintage Picnic Basket - Tartan Plaid
$59.00
vintage Florentine bookends -
$29.50
vintage cabinet - wood cabinet -Medicine Cabinet
$89.00
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About

Artwork and Vintage Décor

TheWillies- Eclectic and Whimsical...

Over the years I have experimented in several art mediums: acrylic on canvas, acrylic on etched wood panels and with gourds to produce mostly vases and masks. The theme to my work had been mostly Southwestern. I have had my work juried into various shows by Knoxville and Oak Ridge Arts Councils. My work has been sold at galleries and shops in the Knoxville, Gatlinburg and Townsend area.


Being a high school teacher afforded me the time during summer break to develop my art skills. Also, we were able to travel to the Southwest as we continue to do so today. We like to visit the many galleries in that area, and of course hike and explore the desert and ancient ruins. Then in early 2000 my focus turned from art to bass fishing during the summer months.


In January 2009, after 30 years of service, I retired from teaching. So that winter while it was too cold to fish; I picked up a paint brush and started painting small landscapes. They were fun and a local gallery took a couple of them on consignment. I gave the best one to the biggest collector of my work, Beth, our daughter. I also started working with gourds again and began to produce gourd flowers and many other objects of art including angels, trucks and ponies.

Finally in November of 2009 I discovered an outlet for all my work. ETSY!

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Shop members

  • Sam Willoughby

    Owner, Artisan, Collector, Curator

    I am always interested in what it is going to look like when I am finished.Be it an artwork that is in progress or a piece that I have found.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 13, 2017
Welcome to The Willies. All items for sale in this shop are the handmade and/or painted creation of Sam Willoughby. Unless otherwise noted all art work has been completed within the last 3 years. My latest efforts have been the creation of human-like-figures which are The Willies. I feel that these whimsical figures help bring about balance in today’s world of high technology. For carved wood pieces such as Bread Baker and Southwest Travel I use Western Pine. For all others such as rustic angels and trucks I use ruff sawn Cedar. Some characteristics of ruff sawn wood are chips and cracks with rough surfaces and edges which in my opinion add charm to the 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
I accept payment by Paypal and Credit Cards.
Shipping
I take our shipping very seriously. I hand wrap every single piece with extreme care. I have been successfully shipping items large and small around the world since 2009 and have an extremely low damage rate. I wrap your piece with extreme care with bubble wrap, cardboard and if needed, we take extra precautions by added extra layers of bubble wrap, corners or cardboard to delicate pieces such as mirrors and vintage items.
Shipment will be by USPS Priority Mail. This shipping method assures me (us) that your package will arrive in a timely manner and usually without problems. I also use delivery confirmation and in some cases additional insurance. Heavier items such as fans, radios etc. may ship by USPS standard shipping.

**PLEASE NOTE:
Orders are not considered lost in transit until the following amount of time has passed:
Domestic (U.S): 21 days past shipping date.
International: 45 days past shipping date.
Italy, Australia and New Zealand: 60 days past shipping date.

USPS (Rate calculated at check out)

If your item has been shipped via USPS and there is damage, please remember to save all packing materials and take pictures. Please convo me so I may provide you with copies of the receipt and any applicable insurance. All USPS damage or loss claims are the responsibility of the buyer. Claims filed with USPS may only be filed 3-14 days after receipt of your item.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not completely satisfied with a piece and wish to return it, please contact me within 3 days of receipt of the item for a return authorization.
Additional policies and FAQs
Assemblages can be fragile and may have sharp or bendable edges. Please take care when handling. These assemblages may contain small parts and sometimes sharp parts, and should be kept away from small children.

I will reserve items upon on request for a period of 12 hours. This does not mean that the item is guaranteed to be available, but most likely no one else will purchase if marked reserved. If additional reserve time is required this is negotiable.