Lisa Bohme on Oct 30, 2016
Thank you so much! The place card holders are adorable. The wired heart gives it a nice touch. The lace and twine place cards I made look perfect in them. Thanks a bunch!!!
Laura Oakley on Jul 21, 2015
Rita was wonderful to work with. She sent samples, and even shared her new ideas with us in order to make our day extra special. We are so pleased with the final product, and we can't wait to re-use them in the future!
I put my heart into every piece, just like a buyer does when they buy something for someone they love.
Honestly I was able to start my shop because of the recession. Not having the extra money to buy presents for family and friends I started creating unique gifts for them. I have always loved making things that maybe aren't traditional, a bit whimsical, and unique from other things you may see from other handmade merchants or in the stores. Then I met a incredibly talented artist who loved my ideas, encouraged my creativity and introduced me to my first local bazaar. My items were very well received and that gave me a great boost of self esteem. It lead me to believe that what I make for my loved ones could also be enjoyed by others. I put my heart into every piece, and encourage other people to make special requests and from those ideas I continue to come up with other new creations.
The wood I use for my candle holders comes from fallen trees found on our property, or gathered from my community or friends. I will change my products and create new items if the wood available to me runs out before my ideas do, but living in wooded Washington State I don't see this as being a problem any time soon. The variety and availability of a certain type of wood may vary each year but I will always be able to come up with wonderful ideas with the supplies nature provides me.
As for the other unique items in my shop, they are items I have found in thrift shops, or at garage sales and the like. I recycle/re-purpose them by taking them apart or I by adding additional details or adornments to them to make it original, something totally different from what I started with.
I am thankful to have this opportunity to do something I love and hope that all of the items I create bring a smile to the faces of the people who see them, buy them, or receive them.
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Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator
I have always loved being creative. I find it a challenge to try to figure out how to make something I can see in my head... and when it works out there is nothing more exciting! It is like solving an extremely hard math problem. I just love it!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
You do not need a Paypal account to pay for your items through Paypal. During checkout, choose the Paypal option and after you submit your order, click the “pay now” button. Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with a credit or debit card without having to sign up for a Paypal account.
All USA packages will have a delivery confirmation from me with either a tracking number or estimated arrival date.. Please make sure your Paypal address is accurate and current as that is the address I will ship too.
I always try to find the least expensive method of shipping but if cost is not an issue but time is please let me know. Otherwise I will find out if standard postage or flat rate works best. All orders are through USPS>
Due to the rising cost of gas, I live in a very remote area and would like to only ship on Tuesdays and Fridays unless I am already making a trip to town. Please let me know if that is a problem and I will do my best to get your order out possibly sooner.
All large orders will pay the full cost of shipping regardless of the amount listed under the "with other" category unless we otherwise come to an agreement on that point. Shipping wood and wooden/glass/metal products can be quite heavy and shipping will vary greatly from one piece to the next. Water retention, grain, size and tree species all have a factor in the weight of a product.
I will gladly take orders and ship internationally. I will do everything I can to keep the cost as low as possible, but you will be responsible for all other country duties, taxes or other country costs involved.
Refunds and Exchanges
Since all orders are made to order with wood stock collected and gathered from nature, there is no way to promise that the item you receive will be exactly the same as the picture. Also branches only provide so much wood that will be relatively the same size and shape. As in nature there are always differences so exact mesurements are not possible, but I do my best to get as close to the size you request, if you do request a certain size. Otherwise the size of the wood used will be proportinate to make a beautiful sturdy piece. Color of wood will also vary on many different things. The soil and environment a tree is growing in, the type of tree and health of a tree are all contributing factors. I do try to make all orders out of the same branch(s) from the same tree, if possible, to be as similar in every way possible.
If we agree on sizes, quantity or any other specifics for your order then know that the product I send to you is made as closly to those details as possible. Every customer does matter to me and I do go to great lengths to make them as perfect for you as I would like to receive myself. Because of all of the time and effort I put into each order no returns are accepted unless they can be used for another pre-existing order.
If your package gets damaged in shipment let me know as soon as possible. More than likely you will be asked to ship it back to me and I will either resend you a new item, if possible, or issue you a full refund that will be credited back to your paypal account minus shipping and handling fee’s.
We all hope this doesn’t happen but sometimes things are out of our control. Communication is the key so if you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to contact me.
Basicly any item in my shop that is not ready to ship and being made to order, is considered a custom order. No custom orders will be refunded unless the order can be used again on another existing order. My supply of wood is limited and not cut until an order is placed. That is why I do not offer refunds. But I am not a horrible person. If there is an issue with an order you receive please contact me and allow us to discuss the problem and see if we can come up with a resolution.
Additional policies and FAQs
differences in natures designs
Color differences are not the responsiblity of the seller. It is a natural product.
Size differences are not the responsibility of the seller. It is a natural product.
Saw dust or other wood material may be present in packaging.