Frances Ehrhardt on Feb 28, 2016
Arrived on time, but quality wasn't exactly what I expected, but lovely items nonetheless.
Dee Criswell on Jan 7, 2016
I love this rustic Christmas decor! Unique!
The life of a crafter.
When I was young, I always loved to create. Those days were I guess a stepping stone for the years to come. One day when my 3 children were ready to start heading off to school, I decided to try a craft show. The beginning of my show career was not as successful as I wanted it to be. I did however, use the experiences to learn what I needed to do differently. As my 3 children grew up, they all helped with the business...my son cut out most of my wood with my husband helping as well...my girls helped with the painting and staining...they also learned how to interact with the public by traveling to the shows and helping set up, sell and break down our booth. Today they all have successful careers.
Little by little I found a following, especially when I changed my look to a country primitive style. I found success in such a way it kept me quite busy preparing for the shows. Most of the shows are busy, especially the Fall and Winter ones. I used to do about 25 shows a year, but the economy took away quite a few of them and they no longer exist. Now I do about 12 a year with most being from September to December.
The process starts by a ride to the lumber yard to find my wood. From there we haul it home to the garage where the patterns are traced to the wood. Most patterns are cut out with a band saw...but with some patterns we use a scroll saw as well. The pieces then get sanded, making them ready for the paint. Once painted, they get another sanding to make them look a bit aged and primitive. Details such as lettering, faces, stripes etc. are then added. Once they dry, the pieces all get stained front, back and sides. Once the stain dries for a day, I assemble the pieces...add a base if needed...or wire if it is a hanging item.
I pride myself on always having new items available at each show I do. Most of what I create are from my own thoughts. I set up my booth at the show so that it looks like a small shop. Many of my customers have been with me for years and they have become good friends.
So sit back and grab a cup of coffee or tea...scroll through what I have available for your home...or a gift for that someone special. If you don't find something this time, check back often... I am always adding new items.
Please follow me on Pinterest, Facebook and Etsy. The links are listed down in the Shop Links area.
Thank you for taking the time to look at what I have available.
From my house to yours:
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
You do NOT need a Paypal account to pay with your credit card!
Choose the Paypal option during checkout.
After you submit your order, click the "pay now" button.
Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with credit or debit card without having to sign up for a Paypal account.
I do not accept personal checks at this time but I have added money orders for a form of payment. They are expected within 7 days of purchasing your items. If it is not received by the 7th day, the item will be put back into stock. No item will ship until I receive payment for the order.
Paypal or Direct Payment are my preferred choice of payment. Payments are due upon completion of your online order. Pa. residents will have a 6% tax added in the Paypal procedure.
I ship only within the continental USA...the lower 48 states. I do not ship to Canada at this time.
I ship usually the next "business day" from the placement of your order. But I do list items as shipped within 3 business days in case I am away at a craft show. All items listed for sale are already put aside to fill my orders. You may have the longer ship time if it is a weekend, holiday or if I am away at a craft show.
If the shipping quote is more then actual shipping by $1.00 or more I will
refund that amount when you order is shipped.
I do offer combined shipping. Please make your purchases from my shop
and "when" your order is ready to ship, I will weigh your box and calculate
the shipping, once I print out your shipping label, I will refund you what you have paid over the actual shipping amount.
*********MONEY ORDERS are due within 7 days of placing the order.**********
*********your purchase will not ship until the money order is received***********
Payments I accept are paypal, money orders, etsy gift cards and credit cards.
Refunds and Exchanges
Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and will not be refunded. If there is a extreme reason, convo me so we can discuss the problem. I want my customers to receive their items from me and be happy and come back.
Additional policies and FAQs
The only reasons shipping would be delayed is either the customer has not yet paid paypal, I am waiting for your money order...or I am away at a craft show for a few days. You will always receive a thank you convo that I got your order, and let you know it is being processed.
I list each item as one being available.....Sometimes I will have multiples available in my shop. If you are in need of more, please convo me as more often that not I have stock available. I do craft shows and usually have others to sell. This of course does not stand true for the vintage/recycled older items as they are one of a kind.
Thank you for visiting, any questions, concerns or suggestions...kindly convo me.
Enjoy each day to the fullest. Hugs, Denise