TiramarFarms

A collection of handcrafted and vintage treasures

Memphis, Tennessee | 14 Sales

TiramarFarms

A collection of handcrafted and vintage treasures

Memphis, Tennessee 14 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (6)

Announcement   Hey, y'all! It's been a hot minute (or two) since I've been active here on Etsy, but I'm ready to make a come back. The shop will be going live this Sunday, October 22nd with a small collection of both handcrafted and vintage items. Can't wait to see you then! x Rachel Kay

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 18, 2017

Hey, y'all! It's been a hot minute (or two) since I've been active here on Etsy, but I'm ready to make a come back. The shop will be going live this Sunday, October 22nd with a small collection of both handcrafted and vintage items. Can't wait to see you then! x Rachel Kay

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About

About Tiramar Farms Shop

Hey y'all, I'm Rachel Kay. I live on a small diversified homestead where I love to care for my animals, cook from scratch, live naturally, go thrifting, and make things with my hands. I love all things real and simple: real food (though I can't deny eating take out on occasion, too), herbs, essential oils, raw crystals, natural stone, and anything rustic, handmade, or old. I love items that have a story to tell -- things that were made by hand, things that have been previously loved, and things that can be passed down. Handmade and vintage items are unique and crafted with the kind of care that is hard to find these days. They bring a look and a feel that can't be found on store shelves.

Soap making has long been a tradition in my family, and is really what started it all. I first learned the basic process from my grandmother but have since branched out from making Old Fashioned (which is unscented, white, and made with lard) to crafting scented, herbal, and exfoliating soaps with the raw milk from my own backyard dairy animals.

I have since branched out into making handcrafted jewelry, especially for diffusing essential oils, and handmade fabric items as well. Like soap making, I learned to crochet and to sew from a young age. My father's mother taught me to use a hook and yarn to slowly but surely create something more. My mother's mother, along with soap making and cooking from scratch, also showed me how to measure twice, cut once, and stitch up something special with a sewing machine or an embroidery needle. Jewelry making, well, that's something I taught myself. ;)

I also enjoy carefully curating vintage items to share as well. Sometimes while at an estate sale or thrift shop something beautiful or unique catches my eye, but it isn't something that is a perfect fit for own personal style and collections. When that happens, I clean and restore those curiosities and share them so they can find their perfect match.

I hope that the things you'll find in my shop can bring a little simple beauty to your life, and a lot of simple joy.

- Rachel Kay

Shop members

  • Rachel Kay

    Owner

    Hey, y'all! I live on a small diversified homestead in Tennessee with my family. I love to live a simple life & I love handmade and vintage things -- things that are beautiful, things that are useful, and things that bring joy.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 18, 2017

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
My goal is for customers to be satisfied with their purchases. If there is a problem with your order, please contact me immediately.

Keep in mind that all my products are either vintage or handmade, and colors vary across different screens, so slight variances in appearance between items is inherent.

Vintage items are pre-loved and naturally show signs of use and age. I disclose any flaws or wear clearly and photograph from multiple angles to show the quality of the item.

Jewelry and vintage purchases may be returned or exchanged according to shop policy. Other handmade items such as personal care (soaps, wash cloths) may not be returned or exchanged due to the nature of the products.
Payment
Orders will not be shipped until payment has been received. Once shipped, orders cannot be cancelled.
Shipping
All orders are shipped the Monday following purchase with the exception of made to order items. If an item is made to order, it will be noted in the item description and shipping may take up to an additional week (unless otherwise noted).

At this time I am only able to ship to the United States. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

More information

Last updated on Oct 18, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I do not accept custom orders at this time due to personal time constraints.

Handcrafted Jewelry

All jewelry is made by hand using real stone (not glass or plastic, unless otherwise noted) and metal such as copper, pewter, etc. Metal stamped items are hand stamped by me here in Tennessee. Because I work with natural materials and craft jewelry by hand, variations in color and appearance are natural. I try to represent the product as well as possible in my photos.

The lava rock used in the essential oil diffusing jewelry will absorb the oils and maintain the smell for 1-2 days. It does take a moment for the rock to absorb the essential oil, so the suggested use is to place the essential oil on the lava beads and allow to absorb for 30 seconds before putting on jewelry.

Crocheted and Sewn Items

Washcloths and other crochet items are crocheted by hand using natural materials such as cotton or wool. All sewn items are made with natural materials such as cotton unless otherwise noted. Items are sewn by machine unless otherwise noted. Embroidery items are hand-embroidered.

It is suggested that they be washed by hand or using a gentle cycle either by themselves or with other delicates and hung to dry to protect quality and longevity. Delicate items can also be washed inside a pillowcase for extra protection.

The Care and Keeping of Soap

Handmade soaps are special and you will want to make them last for as long as possible. There are things you can do at home to increase the longevity of your soap. Most importantly, never let your bars stand in a wet soap dish. They should be stored in a dry area that is open to the air to prevent them from "melting." Allowing the bars to stay wet and soft between uses will shorten their lifespan.

It is also recommended to use a washcloth or loofah when using your soaps in the bath, as these tools will use less soap to cover a larger area than simply using the bar alone.

About my soaps

I have been handcrafting soap in small batches since 2008. I initially learned soap making from my grandmother as a teenager, and fell in love with the process.

I use premium ingredients such as milk from my own herd of dairy animals, bentonite clay, raw honey, colloidal oatmeal, and more. I use only sustainably harvested palm oil and food or cosmetic grade ingredients. Fragrances used are pthalate free.

Please note that each bar of soap is unique. Your bar may not look exactly like the one pictured, but the quality will always be the same.

The Role of Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) in Soap

Sodium Hyrdoxide is necessary for saponification, which is the process of turning fats and oils into soap. If someone "makes" soap without using lye, they aren't really making soap, but rather altering a pre-made soap by melting it, adding additives, and pouring it into new molds. All soap making requires lye, but there is no lye left in the finished product -- it has all gone through a chemical reaction and turned into soap.

My bars are superfatted at roughly 6% as well, meaning that there is actually more oil in the recipe than the lye can turn into soap, making the bars extra moisturizing and gentle.

Vintage Items

Vintage items are carefully curated and cleaned, polished, or restored as necessary. Keep in mind that vintage items are at least 20 years old or older, and therefore show the inevitable signs of use and wear. Personally I feel that the marks of love from prior owners makes older items even more special, but I do my best to clearly disclose any wear or flaws in the photographs and descriptions.

I also do my best to properly identify items and their age, origins and materials when possible. Sometimes if an older item is unmarked it may remain a mystery, though that may just be part of the fun!