- All 208
- ALTERED BOOKS 29
- BOOKS BY COLOR 13
- DRIFTWOOD 9
- GIFTS FOR HER 5
- GIFTS FOR HIM 7
- GIFTS FOR KIDS 8
- GLASS BOTTLES 6
- MIXED MEDIA ART 20
- NAUTICAL 12
- RECLAIMED WOOD 4
- RESERVED 1
- SALE 13
- VINTAGE FINDS 31
- WOOD SIGNS 13
- WEDDING 37
Lindsay Ketels on Dec 8, 2016
My books look great on the bedside tables in my vintage chic guest bedroom! Thank you!
Denise Piloto on Nov 30, 2016
Gwen Creese on Nov 28, 2016
Gwen Creese on Nov 28, 2016
~ VINTAGE BOOKS AND WEDDING DECOR ~
Welcome to My Shop, by the Sea ~ Beachbabyblues
~ Here is a bit about me and what I do ~
I have been a BUYER here since March 2008 ~ But, got serious about SELLING in June 2012 ~ It is an AMAZING ADVENTURE !!!
I have always enjoyed creating and I am a very curious person ~
So, trying new outlets and mediums is ever changing and evolving.
During my creative journey, I was sourcing fancy paper for mixed media and fell in love with BOOKS along the way. Currently ,I enjoy putting together custom bundles of these beauties for just the right touch ~
I have worked with many people decorating their new homes or offices , as well as Wedding Planners, Event Planners, Movie Set Designers, Bloggers, Home Stylists and many many couples getting married or celebrating an anniversary , planning baby showers and retirement parties too.
BOOKS just seem to speak to people, in so many ways and are versatile for decorating, as well as passing along to the next generation !
I live on the Oregon Coast where I am refreshed daily , by the beauty, sights and sounds of the shore ~ At home, I am surrounded by books and pretty paper and vintage finds. My "inventory" has become my decor ~ so to speak and its like a "magical" place to me
I know that I am blessed to be working in an creative way , doing what I love , in a place I adore.
However, the best part is sharing ,which brings JOY to others , through these collections ~ Passing things along , knowing its still a treasure, to someone, whether in my possession or not
I work very hard to maintain and grow my business . I strive for excellent customer service, because I also enjoy collaborating with people and meeting a need. Every request is important to me. I put my heart and soul into my work. Even, putting books together with the perfect ribbon , making sure the hues and tones compliment each other. It is a wonderfully creative process. And then there are days that I get to freely create by trying something new .
Hearing from a customer, that they are pleased makes the long days ~ all worth it and keeps me going. Its a dream come true , not a fairy tale, because it is hard work , but I wouldn't want to do anything else !
I hope I introduced myself well and that you enjoy exploring my shop !
Feel free to ask questions ~ I am happy to send photos of book choices or other treasures ~ I add items often and have plenty that is not listed in my shop yet.
Perhaps there is something special you are looking for ?
Please, don't hesitate to contact me , I enjoy the "hunt" as well.
Happy to source items for your needs ~ that always brightens my day
Thank you for your time ,
Regarding my products and customer service history
Here is a sample of some recent customer feedback reviews :
" Susan was so easy and pleasant to talk to. The books looks gorgeous!
I can't wait to use them for my wedding and also as decor for my home"
~ Michelle A
"This is such a gorgeous book! The seller is wonderful too. Very communicative and accommodating! I couldn't be happier with my transaction" ~ Adrienne M
"Really beautiful vintage books, perfect colors. Seller was outstanding in helping with options, and shipping was very quick. A pleasure to work with!! Love my books "
" AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL BOOKS. Packed well and shipped fast. It's very hard to find books like this."
"Beautiful work. I am so pleased. " ~ Kimberly Y
Owner, Creative Soul And Treasure Hunter
I have one of those minds that never wants to stop creating. My creative outlets change, as well as the medium. I am learning to just go with it ! I am a Treasure Hunter with a Creative Soul who lives by the SEA !
Welcome to My Etsy Shop ~ Beachbabyblues
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns .
I reply to messages, as soon as possible and I am happy to send more photos prior to a purchase .
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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I offer PAYMENT PLANS , with a small non refundable deposit. I am happy to discuss the time frame, you need to fulfill the commitment and set due dates accordingly.
I pack everything as securely as possible, I go to an extreme to make sure your items will arrive safe and sound.
But, If damage was done during shipment, please photograph the package and photograph the damage to the item. I will need photos of the item and the damaged package , prior to refunding. If you are returning an item, please communicate with me first, Items(s) must be returned, wrapped in the original packaging in which it was sent, for insurance purposes. I do require a tracking number, for returns
* It is recommended that you purchase insurance for any returns
Please confirm that your ADDRESS is correct on Etsy and through Paypal or other form of payment ~
For problems with items that have arrived and tracking shows delivered , but were possibly stolen from (outside) the address (given by you at checkout)
Please contact your local Post Office and file a Police report , If you need delivery and tracking information , for this process , I am happy to provide this for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am happy to exchange your item, replace your item, offer Shop credit or issue a partial/ full refund ( minus shipping cost )
If a refund is the best solution, no problem, but please note the buyer is responsible to return the item within 7 days and pay the return postage, including a tracking number. I will refund within 7 days , after receiving the returned item, if it is in same condition as when shipped to you.
*** Returns on Custom Made to order items ***
As an industry standard, Custom made to order items are non returnable with no exchanges and are non refundable
However, if you are not pleased with your purchase, contact me and we will work on a solution
But, Please do not return any items without prior agreement
RE: Terms for returning any item
Please do not return an item unless we are in agreement , with the terms of the return. No refunds, or exchange can be issued , if item is returned by buyer, marked return to sender or refused ~ Unless buyer and seller have an agreement ~ so please contact me first
RE: Items that are VINTAGE
Because books are used / vintage, they may have age spots or names written in them, some are library discards, some with writing on the edges,may have faded covers/pages, a few pages may have a crease, small corner missing or small tear in them.They may not sit exactly square, could have a page missing.
Some hinges may be loose ~ I attempt to list these types of issues , please note condition, per listing
Occasionally , the top edges of pages are not a neutral color when the book was published and may be visible when displayed
Feel free to ask for more details and photos prior to purchase.
Deposits are non - refundable ~ They hold the item for you until paid in full , So please contact me to make any changes on orders, with deposits .Payments plans are negotiable, but payment in full is expected. In the event that a payment plan cannot be paid in full, I am typically able to send the product that was paid for , such as an order for 100 books, but only 50 books can be paid for . I will sent 50 books and cancel the payment plan for you.
Please make sure that your address is correct on Etsy, Paypal or any credit card that may be used .
I print my shipping labels directly from Etsy
( or occasionally hand write them, if printer is down)
Therefore, I cannot cancel the order or refund you, if it was shipped to the address supplied by you on Etsy , but it was the wrong address .
Additional policies and FAQs
Regarding DRIFTWOOD :
During shipping , some SAND or other beach debris may become free and settle in the box. Please be prepared for this ,these are being shipped as found, naturally , with only a light dusting of obvious sand .