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Announcement    Daisy Thirteen creates snarky and inspirational quotes on adorable blocks made from salvaged wood.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Please use our custom order listing, which can be found here:


Last updated on May 16, 2019

Daisy Thirteen creates snarky and inspirational quotes on adorable blocks made from salvaged wood.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Please use our custom order listing, which can be found here:


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The story behind Daisy Thirteen

“Huh. That’s just a piece of two by four.”

Why yes, that IS just a piece of two by four. And so much more…

The idea came to us in 2014 while building our house. We saw all of these off-cuts of framing lumber, and wondered what happens to them. Upon finding out that most of them end up in the landfill, we started experimenting with painting or staining them and then using an ink transfer technique to put words onto them.
We thought it would be cool to make something that could be given as an affordable gift and be personalized if desired, without breaking the bank.
And it could be free-standing, so that you don’t have to commit to putting a hole in your wall.
And some of them would be those hilariously inappropriate things that people think but don’t say out loud. (you know who you are!)
And some would be inspirational, to help people going through a rough time.
And Daisy Thirteen was born.

We are Ang & Ingmar, the slightly snarky yet kind duo behind Daisy Thirteen.

We were two restless souls, out exploring the world, when we bumped into each other on the lovely Hawaiian Islands in 2000. Bored with the day to day lives we had been leading, we were both in search of adventure on our way to the “land down under”, so we ended up traveling together and fulfilling our dream of living in a VW bus (at least for a while).
Fast-forward 18 years, and we’ve lived in 3 different countries and have now put down roots in the Canadian prairies, where we live with our son and 2 cats in a home we designed and built ourselves.
Maybe that “restlessness” was a desire to create something from nothing.
A desire to do something creative with our lives.
A desire to do something for our planet.
A desire to make a difference, however small.

What is the perfect gift for that person who has everything?
A cute little block of wood that is “so them”.
Choose from over 100 pre-designed free-standing blocks, and if you don’t find the perfect quote for that special someone… we’ll design one for you. Our custom order listing allows you to choose your size, colour, and font, and we always make up a mock-up so that can see how it will look!

We believe in working with local contractors to keep framing lumber off-cuts out of the landfills.
We believe in using only water-based stains and varnish to minimize our impact on the environment.
We believe in creating unique, affordable, handmade gifts.
We believe in putting a smile on your face.
We believe that treating everyone with kindness and love makes the world a better place.

So, why the heck should you buy one of these adorable little quote blocks from Daisy Thirteen?
Well, if you’re still asking yourself that, maybe you shouldn’t. (oh wait, THERE’S that snarkiness)
Ha! But in all seriousness, we put our heart and soul into these cute little blocks of wood. Unlike the big box stores, each of our blocks is totally unique because it’s made by the 2 of us. (We’ve been doing this for 4 years, and it just doesn’t get old.)
When our customers share their stories with us, we laugh or cry with them.

So when someone picks up one of our blocks and says, “huh. That’s just a piece of two by four”, we can explain our processes and how we are working to make a difference, however small.
Thank you for joining us on this amazing journey.

With buckets of gratitude,
Ang and Ingmar

Daisy Thirteen is a proud member of the following local Etsy teams:
W.E.S.T. aka the Winnipeg Etsy Street Team
Etsy Sellers of Manitoba

Shop members

  • Ang

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I love to create things that make me smile, and I hope that in doing so I may make someone else smile. I love things that are both beautiful and useful. I love Daisies for their simplicity. Oh yeah... and Thirteen is my lucky number.

  • Ingmar

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Woodworking has been my passion for many years. In Spain I was head carpenter for an interior/exterior design company, and I love to create beautiful home decor pieces and furniture.

  • April

    Shipper, Assistant

    April comes in once a week to take care of packaging and preparing our orders for shipping, and we love her to bits! She also helps out in the office, organizing our chaos into calm.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 16, 2019
Welcome to Daisy Thirteen!
Our quote blocks are made from salvaged wood that would have ended up in the landfill, but instead, are helping to beautify homes all over the world. :)

All of our designs are created in a smoke-free, cat-loving home.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with the workmanship, exchanges or refunds can be made within 7 days of receiving the item. Please contact us before returning. Sorry, but no refunds on shipping.

Sorry, but we can't do returns on custom orders. If you are unhappy with the workmanship please contact us and we will be happy to try to work out a solution.
We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, so please do contact us if you have any concerns about anything.
We accept Paypal and credit cards through Direct Checkout, and payment is due at time of purchase.

If you have a Coupon Code:
Please use the code at check out.
If you're using a "% off coupon", the % off is only valid on merchandise, not on shipping costs. Coupons and sales do not apply to custom orders.

Local Buyers:
If you live in the area, (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) we do have pickup points in Winnipeg (as we live an hour out of the city), so just send us a message and we'll see what we can work out.

U.S. Orders:
>>Please note that we are located in Canada! For our U.S. customers, this means that it will take longer than you are used to. This is because we send our packages across the border once a week with a transit company, so our lead time is always 1-2 weeks, plus the shipping time.
**At this point in time, any orders (except custom) placed by Tuesday will arrive at the USPS office on Friday. These days are subject to change, and are to be used as a guideline. So if you place an order on Wednesday, chances are that it will only go out 9 days later. Custom orders must be finalized by 6pm Monday (CST) in order to make the Friday shipment.
**If you need your order by a certain date, it's always a good idea to contact us first to see if we can make it happen. :)

U.S. orders ship once a week (see above) with USPS First Class.
If you would like to ship Priority, please purchase the Priority Add-on in addition to your order. It can be found here:
Please do note that Priority shipping does not come with a time guarantee, but it is generally faster than First Class.

Because we use a third party site to print our USPS labels, it may take a day or 2 for your package to actually get to the USPS office. If you enter your tracking number and it doesn't work, this is why.

Canadian and International Orders:
We ship with Canada Post on Wednesdays.
Canadian orders will include tracking, international does not.

Please contact us BEFORE ordering if you would like your order insured or if you'd like to get it faster.

>>Please ensure that your address is correct! We cannot contact everyone to verify that they've entered the correct address, so please check it.

>>Duty, customs, and brokerage fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
If you are in the U.S. and you have not received your order after 28 business days, please do contact us. If you are anywhere else in the world, it's approx. 36 business days.

>>We will happily refund shipping over-charges of more than $2.50 USD.

>>EU SHIPPING please note: The shipping price listed is International Air (so not the cheapest option). It is ESTIMATED to take 6-10 days, but again, can take longer.
>>If you have a larger item or larger order, and you don't mind waiting 4-8 weeks or longer, please contact us BEFORE ordering if you would like to change the shipping to International Surface to save some money.
Additional policies and FAQs
>> Keep in mind that wood does have knots and bumps, which add to the charm and rustic look of our blocks. Also, because the block you receive will not be the one pictured, there will be variations in the amount of distressing and in the wood grain.

>> Colours may look different on a screen than in real life. We have done our best to photograph items in natural lighting so that the colour is as real as it can be.

>> By purchasing an item from our shop, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to shop policies.

>> All of our items were created in a smoke-free, cat-friendly environment.

More information

Last updated on Mar 13, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

We love to work with you to create a customized item, just for you!
At this time, we are only accepting custom orders with text on them, no graphics or photos.
Occasionally we do receive questions regarding colours.
The technique we use is an ink transfer, and at this time we only use black ink.
So the colour options for our blocks are:
>>Distressed Black (with the brown stain showing through the "hollow" letters. The amount of distressing varies.)
>>Medium Brown stain (with black letters)
>>Aged White (with black letters). This is not really white-white, as it has been painted white, sanded, then stained a medium brown.
>>Stone Grey stain (with black letters). This is a super light stain, more like a grey wash.

Sizing details

We do try to include a "perspective photo" in each of our listings (in addition to listing measurements in the description), so that you have an idea of the size of the blocks. The Small size is about the size of the palm of a woman's hand, so it's great for on a desk.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If your order is a gift, please do let us know, and we will 'pretty it up' a little. :)
If you would like to include a note, just put exactly what you would like to say in the "Note to seller" and we will print it onto a notecard and send it along.

Why is my USPS tracking number not working?

We print our USPS shipping labels via a third party website, but as soon as they are printed, Etsy receives the message that the order has been filled, and the customer receives a message that the order has shipped, with a tracking number.
BUT.... we print them 1-2 days before they actually arrive at the USPS office to be entered into the system, so please try again, if it hasn't been 2 days. Thanks!!