BittersweetDesign

Handmade Goodness for your Nest

Virginia, United States · 603 Sales

BittersweetDesign

Handmade Goodness for your Nest

Virginia, United States 603 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(296)

Announcement   Patriotic Ribbon Wreaths, Mourning Wreaths, Personalized Hand Painted Socks, Luxurious Knitted Scarves, Tab Top Pet Collars,
I am a Handmade - Designer/Creator and Vintage - Hunter/Gatherer.
I create what tickles my fancy - it ranges from the ridiculous to the sublime. Custom orders more than welcome!

I will happily combine shipping between shops. Please see my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissingHeirloom for all of my vintage awesomeness.
Welcome - have a sit down, look around and enjoy!

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Announcement
Last updated on Jul 2, 2016

Patriotic Ribbon Wreaths, Mourning Wreaths, Personalized Hand Painted Socks, Luxurious Knitted Scarves, Tab Top Pet Collars,
I am a Handmade - Designer/Creator and Vintage - Hunter/Gatherer.
I create what tickles my fancy - it ranges from the ridiculous to the sublime. Custom orders more than welcome!

I will happily combine shipping between shops. Please see my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissingHeirloom for all of my vintage awesomeness.
Welcome - have a sit down, look around and enjoy!

Featured in:
Decor8
The Today Show
Lark Publishing

Bittersweet Design Studio © Copyright 2008-2016. All Rights Reserved

Elizabeth Pickett

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Elizabeth Pickett

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(296)
Christophe Jaubert

Christophe Jaubert on Jul 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Correspond parfaitement à ce à quoi je m'attendais : un très beau produit. Par ailleurs, les échanges avec Elizabeth ont été très courtois et agréables.

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Mahtaban

Mahtaban on Apr 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I keep hearing compliments! They are adorable!

Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson on Mar 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Not only beautiful, but sent in a timely manner by a very nice lady who wrote a note of condolence. Only on Etsy!

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Updates

Mourning Wreath. Forewarn visitors that there is sadness in this house.

About

Handmade Goodness for your Nest

I see creative possibilities in everything around me. I always ask myself "How can I use that item in another way"?
After I make something, I ask myself "How can I change it and make it different"? My daughter (yes that's her and my Mom in the picture over there...) anyway - she recently told me that she was glad she was creative - but really glad that she wasn't Driven to create - the way I am.

When I set up shop on Etsy (March 2008), I had NO clue what I was doing - other than my gut telling me I needed to find a larger audience for my work and goods.
Serendipity smiled on me in April when I had my first sale - a vintage handbag (Thank You Canada)(see my About page for my vintage shop: MissingHeirloom for a picture), AND I was contacted by Lark Books. I was smart enough to list my Recycled Envelopes card line on Earth Day and one of their editors contacted me. Would I do a 'How To' for their book "Pushing the Envelope"? No Joke - I had to learn how to attach photos to emails, embed stuff, use Photoshop, it was like going back to college! OK - have you stopped chuckling yet?
I was forever asking my computer literate daughter to help and she was always patient enough to do so.
So here I am - doing what I love.
My commute is as close as my living room, and as far away as my workroom studio (out the back door, up past the chicken coop, give a pet to Sweet Pea and Donkey, and up a flight of stairs.
Living my Dream :)

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  • Elizabeth Nolin Pickett

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Jack Of All Trades

    Continually creating, forever fixing, rolling ribbon, painting pots, straightening shelves, weaving tab tops, gathering roses, collecting charms, never idle.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 10, 2016
I have had my earth bound shop for 22 years and many of my customers have become good friends. I have a varied and unique collection of items in my shop, from handmade to vintage and antique. I have now separated my vintage items from my handmade - please see my shop Missing Heirloom for all of my vintage items.

Also - keep in mind I do have a brick and mortar shop - there will be times when items will disappear from my Etsy shelves and not appear in the sold area - this is because I have had to make them inactive, or deleted them - (if they were one of a kind) because they have sold out of my shop. Please convo me if there was something that you saw and couldn't live without!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
Payment is expected immediately upon checkout, if this is not done, the item will be relisted and the current sale cancelled.I accept all forms of payment - however, items will be held until payment clears. Please convo me if you plan on paying by anything other than paypal or a credit card through paypal.

If you reside in the state of Virginia I have to include sales tax.

I am happy to reserve a listing for you and/or take a deposit on an item for 'layaway'. Reserving a listing for any period of time will typically require a deposit - of which I can send you a bill for you to pay through Paypal.
Shipping
SHIPPING -
DEC 18 - DEC 21 --- > Regular shipping - or if you need it, expedited shipping. Let me know.
DEC22 - DEC 23 - expedited shipping only! Please contact me and we will make arrangements.

Please know that I will refund any egredgious excesses in shipping costs.

Upon cleared payment your item(s) will be shipped immediately - unless I convo you and tell you otherwise. For custom orders, I will also let you know when to expect shipment.

The majority of my vintage items, as well as some of my handmade items are shipped by priority mail with delivery confirmation and insurance. If you have specific questions regarding shipping costs on an item - please convo me!

International Customers - Please do not ask me to mark your packages with other than what they are - item-wise or price-wise. I do not intend to do anything illegal regarding shipping overseas. Also - I am more than happy to ship anything anywhere - If you see something in my shop - I will be more than happy to get a shipping estimate on that item for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I have been in business since 1990 - doing hundreds of juried shows, craft fairs, vetted antique shows, and flea markets, also I opened my shop 22 years ago - and I have never had an item returned. I strive to describe everything as thoroughly as possible, to represent it as honestly as possible, and to craft it as impeccably as possible.

Please know that communication is key - If you have a problem, then it is my problem too!

I am confident that the items I sell are what they are represented to be. Therefore I encourage questions & concerns prior to the purchase so there is no buyer's remorse.
Returns will negotiated on a case by case basis. At most returns will be accepted for store credit only.

Obviously, your satisfaction is my utmost desire - please convo me if there are any problems and I will be happy to resolve any issues.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of my items are ready to ship from Bittersweet immediately upon payment. What you see in the photo is exactly what you will be purchasing. I do not have stock photos, where you buy an item and then it is made to order. All of my products leave Bittersweet Design Studio lovingly packaged - please let me know if your item needs special attention of some sort - such as gift wrapping, an enclosed note - whatever - I'll be happy to help!