CottageExpressions

Pillows, silverware holders, towels and cottage decor

Dover, New Hampshire · 373 Sales

CottageExpressions

Pillows, silverware holders, towels and cottage decor

Dover, New Hampshire 373 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(158)

Shop owner

Jean

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Note from shop owner Cottage Expressions is temporarily closed while I restock inventory and catch up on orders. I am still sending and receiving email, so don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Jean

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2017

Cottage Expressions is temporarily closed while I restock inventory and catch up on orders. I am still sending and receiving email, so don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Jean

Jean

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(158)
barbaraanne1953

barbaraanne1953 on Jul 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Jean was so easy and so professional to deal with. She was extremely helpful and made this dish towel practically overnight and then shipped it as a gift for me! My nephew flipped over it. I will definitely use her again and I have already given her name to a few people. I give her 10 stars!!!!

Brooke Johnson

Brooke Johnson on Jun 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The custom pillow turned out fantastic! Jean was very responsive and helpful during the ordering process and the pillow arrived exceeding my expectations. I'd recommend this item to anyone looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member. :)

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Foxy personalized baby pillow

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New today! Sweet personalized tooth fairy pillow

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Just finishing another set of French ticking napkins
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About

Handmade items with a "summer at the beach" attitude

Ten years ago I bought a cottage at the beach on Cape Cod. It was a little fixer-upper, and I have spent countless hours painting and sewing and making all kinds of curtains, linens, quilts, etc to outfit the cottage. As I designed and sewed, people started asking me to make them things for their cottages and homes . And Cottage Expressions was born.

I try to make my products pretty and useful. Many can be personalized. Each one is handmade completely by me - the pattern, the sewing, the embroidering and the packaging.

If you are interested, I'm happy to share the steps I use to create flatware pockets:

First I buy the fabric so that all the pockets are made from the same bolt of material and will look identical. I machine wash and dry the fabric before sewing so that I am sure that a customer can wash and dry them without worrying about shrinkage.

Next I iron the fabric and cut out the pieces. Then I iron the pocket shape so that the top hems are fixed and I can accurately mark where the pocket can be embroidered. Then I embroider using one of two embroidery machines I have.

Finally, I sew the top seams adding decorative stitching or trim. Then I French seam the side seams so that there are no raw edges.

It's a process. But the end result is a unique table item that can be used and enjoyed for years.

Thanks so much to those customers who have shared their stories of how the products they bought from me are being used and who they gave them to and why!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 22, 2017
Welcome to Cottage Expressions!

Many of my products would fit perfectly in your summer cottage - your actual one or the one you are dreaming of.

I do many personalized items - keep checking back as I add more items to my etsy store.

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
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Shipping
I use USPS, and I use tracking confirmation so that you will know what day the item is scheduled to be delivered.

Shipping includes the cost of mailing, tracking and packaging.
Refunds and Exchanges
There are no refunds on custom or personalized items. However, having said that, if you are not happy with the item you buy, please contact me right away and we will figure out a way to make you happy! Refunds will not be considered on any items unless I hear back from the customer within five days of receiving the product. The product needs to be returned to me in the same condition it was mailed. I do not refund shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Many of my items are custom or personalized, so it may take 7 - 14 days to ship. If you need an item right away, please write to me before ordering, so I can let you know how many days I will need to complete the item.

International customers may contact me prior to buying to find out the cost of shipping an item to them.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you want something special. I am happy to let you know if I can make you something and what the cost would be.

To customers with chemical sensitivities - my shop is smoke free. I do not smoke, nor does anyone in my home. I do have a wonderful dog - she isn't around my fabrics or workshop, but if you are highly allergic to dogs, you should know I live with one. (that I love!)