ALavenderDilly

Handmade 1:12 dollhouse miniatures from Australia.

Bellingen, Australia · 27454 Sales

ALavenderDilly

Handmade 1:12 dollhouse miniatures from Australia.

Bellingen, Australia 27454 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(11352)

Announcement   ♥♥ Due to very slow mail I have not been able to restock I have had to remove all my plate listings for now. WAITING FOR MAIL? Unprecedented delays. It is starting to get through! April mail taking 8 weeks. May mail not much better! 60 days from Hong Kong!! It's crazy but so is out there! Please refrain from accusing me of not sending orders. A seller is not required to resend a late or lost order if there is proof of having sent it. I photograph all orders and their stamped, custom slipped packages. ♥♥

~~~ My shops information can answer all your queries and it can also be faster than waiting for me to reply! Cxx ~~~
All excess postage costs are refunded once your order has been processed and exact shipping costs are known. Carriexx♥

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 22, 2017

♥♥ Due to very slow mail I have not been able to restock I have had to remove all my plate listings for now. WAITING FOR MAIL? Unprecedented delays. It is starting to get through! April mail taking 8 weeks. May mail not much better! 60 days from Hong Kong!! It's crazy but so is out there! Please refrain from accusing me of not sending orders. A seller is not required to resend a late or lost order if there is proof of having sent it. I photograph all orders and their stamped, custom slipped packages. ♥♥

~~~ My shops information can answer all your queries and it can also be faster than waiting for me to reply! Cxx ~~~
All excess postage costs are refunded once your order has been processed and exact shipping costs are known. Carriexx♥

Carrie Lavender

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Carrie Lavender

Santa's Jacket Mug and Plate for Dollhouse
Santa's Jacket Mug and Plate for Dollhouse
$3.65
Christmas Wreath Square Plate for Dollhouse
Christmas Wreath Square Plate for Dollhouse
$2.74
Studio Photo Portrait for Dollhouse Miniature
Studio Photo Portrait for Dollhouse Miniature
$4.31
Jane Austen Classics for Dollhouse
Jane Austen Classics for Dollhouse
$5.88
Vintage Pink Roses Sign, Print for Dollhouse
Vintage Pink Roses Sign, Print for Dollhouse
$3.53
Vintage French Box Kit for Dollhouse
Vintage French Box Kit for Dollhouse
$3.14
Paris Opera Fringed Tea Towel for Dollhouse.
Paris Opera Fringed Tea Towel for Dollhouse.
$3.53
Blue Turkey Tray for Dollhouse
Blue Turkey Tray for Dollhouse
$3.92
Paris Chocolat Sign/Print for Dollhouse
Paris Chocolat Sign/Print for Dollhouse
$3.53
Gold Plate Stand for Dollhouse
Gold Plate Stand for Dollhouse
$4.70
Entrance Sign for Dollhouse
Entrance Sign for Dollhouse
$2.74
Bakery Chalkboard Sign/Print for Dollhouse
Bakery Chalkboard Sign/Print for Dollhouse
$3.53
Blue Willow Tea cup and Saucer for Dollhouse
Blue Willow Tea cup and Saucer for Dollhouse
$3.57
Pink Staffordshire Rose Butter/Cheese Dish
Pink Staffordshire Rose Butter/Cheese Dish
$7.84
Vintage Button Cards for Dollhouse Sewing
Vintage Button Cards for Dollhouse Sewing
$5.49
Children Play Sign/Print for Dollhouse
Children Play Sign/Print for Dollhouse
$3.53
Vintage Jolly Santa Sleigh Sign for Dollhouse
Vintage Jolly Santa Sleigh Sign for Dollhouse
$2.74
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(11352)
Gail Gismondi

Gail Gismondi on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully done napkins to go with new plates! Great shop!

Gail Gismondi

Gail Gismondi on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted plates for my collections! Great shop!

Gail Gismondi

Gail Gismondi on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted plates for my collections! Great shop!

Gail Gismondi

Gail Gismondi on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted plate for my collections! Great shop!

Gail Gismondi

Gail Gismondi on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful sign for my retro diner

Gail Gismondi

Gail Gismondi on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable sign for my Halloween display

Gail Gismondi

Gail Gismondi on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted plate for my collections! Great shop!

Gail Gismondi

Gail Gismondi on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Cute canisters which will go beautifully in my 1950's beach house

Gail Gismondi

Gail Gismondi on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted plate for my collections! Great shop!

Gail Gismondi

Gail Gismondi on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted plates for my collections! Great shop!

annasoc1

annasoc1 on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Can't wait to use these in a miniature project.

zjeanmarie

zjeanmarie on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this sign for my miniature bakery shadow box. Great quality and very nice seller!

zjeanmarie

zjeanmarie on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for my miniature Titanic museum - accuracy is fabulous!

zjeanmarie

zjeanmarie on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This seller is highly recommended! She put TLC into making this canister set for me. When I had questions before I completed my order, she got back to me promptly with answers. Her communication about shipping was also spot on. Thank you so much!!

zjeanmarie

zjeanmarie on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Another fine dessert plate with a "sweet shop" theme. Its styling is delicate and just makes you smile.

zjeanmarie

zjeanmarie on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Charming miniature sign from a caring seller who has a talented eye for beautiful details. Package arrived in perfect shape and was right on time coming from Australia.

zjeanmarie

zjeanmarie on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very pretty picture on this miniature dessert plate - for my sweet shop diorama. Great quality!

zjeanmarie

zjeanmarie on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Truly adds realistic detail to my miniature Titanic museum! Wonderful representation of recovered Titanic dinnerware displayed in a San Francisco museum a few years ago.

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About

A LavenderDilly.

A LavenderDilly Miniatures is my creative outlet. I am a miniature artist and I make decorative home wares in miniature, both my own original designs and reproductions of vintage and modern classics for ceramic pieces. Everything here I have made from scratch or made over in some way.

For the ceramics, I use a sealed decalling process. Many hours are spent preparing and enhancing images to make them suited for small scale use. I endeavour to create original arrangements of designs to present aethetically pleasing and proportionally accurate final pieces. One simple teacup can have many hours of design work behind it.

People have often asked to the meaning of the name, ALavenderDilly. Lavender is of course my family name. Dilly is an aboriginal word for a little bag carried on a belt around the waist that would carry a person's most prized possessions.

Carriexx

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  • Carrie Lavender

    Owner, Maker

    There has always been creativity in my life. Photography, painting, drawing, sewing, embroidery, graphics, wood work........ But miniatures means I can do them all. It should also take less space, in theory anyway!!

  • Sherri-lee Lavender

    Accounts, Assistant

    My younger sister. She helps out with the accounts and mail.

  • Smudge Blessing

    Assistant, Cleaner

    To clean the shop while I'm away. Go little smudgey.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 16, 2017
WELCOME
♥♥ Welcome to my Etsy Shop!

My name is Carrie Lavender and I live in the beautiful Bellinger Valley, Australia!!

I discovered miniatures quite by accident when I was asked to use my crafty ways to refurbish a dollhouse. Thought I would try selling some of the plates I had made here on Etsy way back in June 2011 and within 24 hrs I had my first sale and I have been going ever since!. I strive to make my miniatures as realistic as possible and especially love achieving an aged worn look. All my items are handmade by me. With my ceramic pieces I will make reproductions of already known designs, make designs using their components or will make completely new designs of my own. The ceramics are all decorated by hand and it can be at times quite a long process but always enjoyable!

I have been featured in the UK Doll's House Magazine Oct 2016 issue.

You can find more of my work via my blog: http://alavenderdilly.blogspot.com.au/

Kindest regards and warmest of wishes,
Carrie Lavender ♥♥

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 and Etsy Credits
Payment
♥♥ I accept credit card payments through Paypal. Select 'Paypal' during Etsy checkout. Once at the Paypal page you can either sign in to your existing Paypal account to process the payment, or look towards the bottom of the page and select 'Check out as a Guest'.

♥♥ All my items are made once your order is placed, taking 7-10 days. If for what ever reason my work is held up I will contact you to let you know. ♥♥

♥♥ I can offer a lay away. Please just convo me to set one up.♥♥

♥♥ Etsy Gift Cards can be accepted via Etsy Payments option (the first payment option listed in checkout).
Shipping
GENERAL SHIPPING INFORMATION FOR ALL REGIONS

~ Below in COST GUIDE PER REGION you can more accurately predict the cost of
shipping.

~The shopping cart will calculate a much higher shipping cost. The Etsy cart
system is not sophisticated enough to work out exact costs. Any excess
shipping costs over $1.50AUD will be refunded.

~ As a seller I am not held accountable for mail that is late or lost and therefor I
am not required to give a refund. Once I have made up an order, addressed a
package with stamp and customs slip I take a photo as evidence of having
fulfilled my requirement of the sale. This photo is accepted by Etsy as proof of
sending and what I submit if a case of 'Not received' is opened. I can not be
held accountable for what another company or business does with the mail
once it is no longer in my possession.

~TRACKING IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDED. It is not standard in Australian
large letter mail. Only large orders at value of $100+ will go as tracked. If you
would like tracking select in during checkout. If you cannot find it there use
this link:
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/221935485/tracked-shipping?
ga_search_query=tracking&ref=shop_items_search_1

~ Note large trays, some jugs and canisters are shipped in a box.

~ Also please note that these costs are a guide only, depending on combinations
of items ordered.

~ These prices include packaging and handling.

~ Much larger order, 30 items + will require more packaging.

~ Status of your order can be found in 'Your Account' and then 'Purchases'.

~ Please ensure your address information is current.

~ I will not mark 'as gift'. It is against the law.

~ Mail will be held up during busy periods such as Christmas. Events such as
elections, Olympics, Royal visits, political unrest and terrorist attacks will
reduce the speed of mail as security is tightened. Add up to 2 weeks to quote
shipping times.

~ Mail sent before Christmas/New Year period expect up to 6 weeks for delivery.
To guarantee Christmas delivery order no later than Oct 30.

~ All orders purchased in December must go with tracking and will be added
during checkout. If you do not want tracking please let me know and
understand that delivery can take up to 6 weeks.

~ Items greater than 20mm in thickness will have to be sent in a box, they will no
longer qualify as large letter mail and so shipping costs is greater for these
items.

~ If tracked shipping does not appear during checkout contact me to arrange
tracked shipping.

♥♥ I use all recycled materials in my packaging.


COST GUIDE PER REGION

NORTH AMERICA.
Time – 15-30 days (CA, IL and FL often take longer) times are quotes only.
Cost –
:6 to 10 porcelain items - padded bag - $7.00AUD.
:11 - 15 porcelain items - flat box - $10.00AUD
: 15+ porcelain items – box -$18.00AUD
: Tracked (purchase during checkout) - $26.00AUD
: Flat items (signs, rugs, towels, kits etc) - $7.00AUD

~ Duty is not charged if the value of the imported goods is less than US$200.00.
USPS DELIVERY ALERTS.
https://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/resident-weather-updates.htm


ASIA
Time – 15-30 days times are quotes only
Cost –
:6 to 10 porcelain items - padded bag - $6.00AUD.
:11 - 15 porcelain items - flat box - $10.00AUD
: 15+ porcelain items - box - - $17.00AUD
: Tracked (purchase during checkout) - $25.00AUD
: Flat items (signs, rugs, towels, kits etc) - $6.00AUD


NEW ZEALAND
Time – 10-15 days times are quote only
Cost –
:6 to 10 porcelain items - padded bag - $5.00AUD.
:11 - 15 porcelain items - flat box - $10.00AUD
: 15+ porcelain items - box - - $15.00AUD
: Tracked (purchase during checkout) - $23.00AUD


AUSTRALIA
Time – 5-10 days times are quotes only.
Cost –
:6 to 10 porcelain items - padded bag - $5.00AUD.
:11 - 15 porcelain items - flat box - $5.00AUD
: 15+ porcelain items - box - - $10.00AUD
: Flat items (signs, rugs, towels, kits etc) - $5.00AUD
: Registered add - $2.95AUD
: Express - $12.50AUD (next day delivery
cannot be guaranteed as I live in a rural area)

EUROPE
Time – 15-30 days times are quotes only
Cost –
:6 to 10 porcelain items - padded bag - $6.00AUD.
:11 - 15 porcelain items - flat box - $10.00AUD
: 15+ porcelain items - box - - $24.00AUD
: Tracked (purchase during checkout) - $31.00AUD
: Flat items (signs, rugs, towels, kits etc) - $6.00AUD

## IMPORT VAT AND OTHER DUTIES ##

Import VAT and Customs duty is collected by the customs department of the destination country and is the responsibility of the buyer. I do not charge or collect these taxes and duties. The following information is a guide for your convenience.

Import VAT and Customs Duties for residents of EU countries: Import VAT and other duties are charged on VALUE OF MERCHANDISE when the value is greater than €22. VAT is then calculated on total cost including the cost of shipping. Customs Duty is not usually charged if the value of the goods does not exceed €150. Import VAT is collected by Customs authorities and passed on to the EU. It falls under the category of 'Import Duties', and is charged at the same rate as standard VAT payable on all goods purchased within the EU.

At a glance here is a list of some EU countries and the Import VAT charged on total value of goods, including cost of shipping and insurance:
Denmark – 25%
Germany – 19%
Finland – 23%
Italy – 20%
Belgium – 21%
France – 19.6%
Spain – 21%
Netherlands – 21%

##As an example an order of 9 plates sent to Germany would likely incur an Import VAT of €6.09.

UK - Import VAT and Duties for residents of UNITED KINGDOM: The standard Import VAT rate for importing items into the United Kingdom is 20%. Duty is not charged, but Import VAT may be charged, if either the total value of the goods (not including shipping charges or insurance) does not exceed £135 or the amount of duty payable on any given item, does not exceed £9. Neither duty nor VAT is payable if the total value of the goods (not including shipping charges or insurance) does not exceed £15.

UK BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Any package assessed as being liable for Import VAT or customs duty charges will also incur a ROYAL MAIL HANDLING FEE OF £8. Other EU countries may also have handling fees, it is in the buyer's interest to make themselves aware of their own country's taxes and duties.
## If you wish to avoid customs charges please keep your purchase totals below the limit set by your country's government and taxation authority. Multiple smaller orders may cost less in the long run than one large order. I will not falsify the value on customs forms.

OTHER REGIONS CONTACT ME FOR SHIPPING QUOTES IF YOUR AREA DOES NOT APPEAR IN CHECKOUT.
Refunds and Exchanges
♥♥ If there is an issue with your order please contact me first.

♥♥ I will REPLACE items broken in transit. Breakages will require a photograph for proof. Once I have proof I will mail out replacements. Please contact me through the Etsy conversation and not to my email address. It may be overlooked there.

♥♥ If you are unhappy with your items, I will refund only after I have received items back in good condition. Cost of postage will not be refunded. Buyer pays for return shipping costs.

♥♥ Items which need to remain flat such as rugs, kits and signs need to be returned in the box I sent them in or similar. If a returned item is damaged due to insufficient support in packaging I will not refund as I can't sell it.

♥♥ I can not offer replacements or refunds on orders older than 40 days. Please open your packages immediately upon receipt to check for any breakages etc, and contact me as soon as possible to arrange for replacement or return.

♥♥ An order, once in the mail, can not be cancelled. Items must be returned and in good condition before I will issue a refund.

♥♥ All orders are photographed as they are packaged. These photos are accepted by Etsy and Paypal as proof of having been sent.

♥♥ Threats of leaving negative feedback does not bother me. It speaks to your character and not mine.
Additional policies and FAQs
ANSWERS TO MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

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LARGE ORDERS, OVER 50+ ITEM WILL TAKE LONGER TO MAKE. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO FOUR WEEKS FOR LARGE ORDERS TO BE MADE.

MY ITEMS ARE NOT GUARANTEED AS SUITABLE FOR WEARABLE ART OR JEWELRY.

ETSY POLICY ON THIS IS AS FOLLOWS.
"Etsy provides a marketplace for crafters, artists, and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods, and craft supplies.
Sellers can also use outside manufacturers to help produce their items, provided they submit an outside manufacturing application and it's approved."

I already offer the best price, there are no discounts. To ask for a discount is to assume that I am overcharging. I can assure you I am not. I also will not reduce the price of my work so that you can make more profit when you resell it. Would you?

My workshop is smoke and pet free.

The following link is a good site which converts cm's to inches in fractions rather than decimal.
http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/centimeters-to-inches.htm

~The ceramic items are not all perfectly the same, there will be small variations.

~ Colour technology and settings in the screens of computers, ipads, and smartphones all vary, therefore there may be a slight colour difference between the photograph as viewed on an individual's screen and the item received. I take photographs in good natural light in order to represent the items in the most accurate way possible.

~All of my items are intended for adult collectors only.

~ If you would like one of my items altered in some way please ask me if it can be done before purchase. Having bought it will not change the availability of alteration.

~ I too am subject to problems such as held up mail, colds and flu, internet loss, flat car batteries, computer crashes and all the other chaos that comes with life. I am a single parent of two children and they do take priority in my life.

~ I do not respond kindly to abuse, threats of negative feedback or accusations of theft if your parcel hasn't arrived.

~ I reserve the right to refuse individuals who are abusive.

I WILL NOT TOLERATE RUDE AND ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR IN EMAILS. PLEASE DO NOT SEND MAIL WHEN YOU ARE IN A BAD MOOD. BEING RUDE AND NOT VERY NICE WILL NOT HELP YOU OR MYSELF.