Announcement a caravan of vintage goods including ooak handmade vintage fabric flower bouquets ~!~ http://vintagefabricbouquets.blogspot.com
a caravan of vintage goods including ooak handmade vintage fabric flower bouquets ~!~ http://vintagefabricbouquets.blogspot.com
- All 365
- A Vast Land Of Vintage 171
- 5" Vintage Fabric Poms 11
- 6" Vintage Fabric Poms 53
- 7" Vintage Fabric Poms 35
- 8" Vintage Fabric Poms 10
- Corsages ~ Lapels 11
- Cards ~ Books ~ Supplies 71
Bianca Pizzimenti on Apr 22, 2017
Zara Khan on Apr 19, 2017
Just as shown! Excellent packaging and beautiful item!
ljoytoboz on Apr 13, 2017
Perfect! As described and fast shipment-thanks!
I spent time traveling and keep my favorite images close to heart ~ hence the name Bedouin
After twenty years in the flower business I traded in fresh flowers for my second love of vintage fabrics and with my life's arrow forever pointing north moving to Oregon from California was naturally meant to be. I've been married for 30 plus years and we've together made our way up the California coastline.
I've found with each custom order placed or bouquet bought from my shops inventory everyone has the same connection to handmade as I do ~ lovingly simple ~ made well ~ affordable ~ and something with a little individuality to it.
The bouquets are unique and come from my own design they are meant to celebrate a day that asks for little but your happiness.
My florist work history and how times have changed.
Throughout the 1980's, 90's and early 2000's I worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for and with some of the best and most innovative artists in town landing jobs where events such as Bouquets to Art, The San Francisco Ballet and Opera House, San Francisco's Black and White Ball, and Macy's Spring Fashion Show were all in a week's work. Big parties that were held in the ballrooms of classic and beautiful hotels were often followed by weekends at local wineries and estates. I'm thankful having spent many years doing something I love.
With the change in economy came changes in how people celebrated meaningful events. And while some began to save their pennies for the expensive event others started to celebrate in modest, natural and homespun ways. This was my new nitch. Combining the historic traditions of fabric used in celebrations and the skill for wiring work the decision to add fabric flowers to my style was / is fun to do.
I gave tours as a volunteer at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers It was a fulfilling endeavor and learned so much about plants. I still dream about botanists especially back in the day climbing the world's mountaintops for Orchids and other epiphytes to both scrutinize and bask in their miniature beauty. Ahhhhh ~*~
If you'd like to see some of the vintage fabric custom orders made visit
Always vintage ~ Down to the thread.
The bouquets use only vintage and recycled materials unless requesting different.
You'll also find a collection of antique picture frames, intimates and at times a small tribute to our divine & earthly animal friends in my shop.
A few pieces have investment value while others whether found, bought or traded have a sense of survival and individuality.
I welcome international orders and try to pack tightly and as inexpensive as possible
My sold page has some interesting and one of a kind items that found fantastic new homes all over the world.
Etsy recently closed the Treasury feature :(
here are all my old treasuries ~
If you liked my items in the treasury listings I've included my pinterest board. It seems now the best way to share and allow artists exposure who may get lost in the stream of etsy.
Thank You to everyone who purchased a handmade bouquet. Fun to make, my shop stock will continue to grow while I hunt for more fabulous vintage fabrics to sweeten the pot!
Located in the Pacific Northwest, many of the small towns throughout are old and are rich in history. The landscapes are beautiful and nature abundant.
Please read my policies when placing a custom bouquet order or shipping international
A florist for twenty plus years in San Francisco my husband and I moved to Oregon in 2006 where I traded in fresh flowers for my second love of vintage fabrics. I do miss making these ! https://www.etsy.com/people/bedouin/treasury
I endeavor to make all of my customers happy with their purchases and general experience of doing business with my shop.
All items from my shop have been purchased by me at yard sales and thrift stores across the west coast as well from my own collections. All my items have been previously used and nothing is in brand new condition unless stated so in the listing. I urge you to please examine all the pictures carefully.
I try to be as accurate as I can in my descriptions. I do a lot of research on the items I sell, but on occasion I need to go by the accuracy of the person who sold it to me. I do try to date the item whenever possible. I would never knowingly try to sell something as vintage (at least 20 years old) if it was not.
Please read carefully ~*~
Vintage Fabric Bouquet Orders
As Custom orders are specific, take time and are created with the buyers event in mind.
All sales are final. No returns, cancellations, or exchanges permitted.
4 weeks to make and one week to ship within the US States.
4 weeks to make with 4 weeks for shipping outside of the US States.
Once receiving your fabric flowers take time to fluff the ruffles up a bit by holding the stem under the pom and kind of pluck the florets how you'd like. Each cluster is individually wired into the stem. The bouquets are meant to be touched and gently handled.
Packaging may flatten the loops a bit and you'll need to spend a few moments getting to know the bouquet and see how freely it moves. You can pull the florets out to make the bouquet a little bigger or you can condense the flowers in tightly to make the bouquet more compact.
I like to listen to music or watch a movie and discover the hidden ruffles that can pull out from the top and sides.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Etsy has provided a handy reference guide as to how to pay for your item using this method. http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
I use USPS mail service and hand deliver packages to the post office though once the package has left my hands I cannot be responsible for losses or damages during shipment.
Items weighing under 13 oz will ship first class and include a tracking number.
Items weighing over 13 oz ship priority mail and come with a tracking number and up to 50.00 usd insurance.
I do ship abroad.
Payment of duties and taxes are the responsibility of the receiver.
I will gladly combine shipping to save on costs. However, vintage items are often heavy, oversized and not easily boxed with other unlike items. For instance a heavy metal tool is not going to pack happily with a delicate ceramic vase.
* PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND FULLY : INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
The days of creative packaging are coming to an end we are forced to use clearly shaped and measurable sized boxes as well padded envelopes for shipping.
*Once the package reaches the customs dept in your country I cannot be responsible for additional charges that may ecru. Each country has its own set of rules while going through customs, The package may be opened and searched. You may be asked to pay additional charges for items that customs feel are appropriate to charge for.
A customs number will be provided though ...international ground delivery doesn't allow for tracking your package. There is always a small risk of lost packages or returns when sending things so far without being able to keep track of them.
I'm just as sorry to have to present a gamble ~*~ if the package comes back to me we can revisit the options for redelivery.
I'll always include a customs number using Etsy's automated shipping details notification in with international orders with the exception of postcards / tiny objects that will be sent in a greeting card sized envelope using international stamps that cost 1.50 each.
Once a 1st class package leaves the US it's a rarity to be able to track its whereabouts. Though the customs number will often show it delivered.
Refunds and Exchanges
I try to describe my items to the best of my ability, flaws and everything, but remember these are vintage items once loved and may show some wear by minor scratches, imperfections or other signs of use. Any significant damage will be mentioned in the listing.
I don't alter any of my photos, your are getting the closest to color and texture that I can through natural light.
Your satisfaction is very important to me, I take great care in making sure my items are presented and shipped carefully. If you are not happy with a vintage item ~ convo me and we can work out a friendly resolution.
I would love for you to leave me a feedback once you received your package, this would let me know that you got your item in satisfactory condition. If you are unhappy with the transaction, please inform me of the problem and give me an opportunity to help resolve it before leaving a negative feedback.
Additional policies and FAQs
At times the vintage items may contain lead in the paint content. Nothing in my shop is recommended for children to play with unless marked safe to do so. If a knife no matter how small is sold in my shop I ask that the buyer be over 18 years of age and will assume so since stated here.