Elspeth's Whimsy

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Elspeth's Whimsy

59 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Anonymous on Apr 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This dress fits like a glove. ElspethsWhimsy sent the dress quickly and it was exactly as described. The big surprise was when I opened the box. A hat I had not ordered was on top. I though "Oh my, I'll have to send this back I didn't order it. Then I found the dress underneath. I realized it was a gift from and a lovely one it is. I have the two similar hats in straw in white and royal blue. I have been thinking about buying one in black. Now, I don't need to. It was in excellent condition and fit also. I an elated. Thank You ElspethsWhimsy, I hope your vacation goes as smoothly as this transaction did. 5* Service and then some!

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It all started with the hats...

I'm known as the "Hat Lady" at my church. I love hats and fascinators- vintage, vintage-inspired, and modern.

So when my grandmother passed away, it was obvious who should have her hats. Unfortunately, I found most of her hats too small to wear. So what to do?

Well, my grandmother was a woman who loved to shop secondhand stores for the unexpected and interesting. I had some friends who had Etsy stores, and so the idea came to me- why not sell them on Etsy?

And so, Elspeth's Whimsy was born.

Originally conceived to be a hat-and-doll-clothes shop, it became more of an anything-that-takes-my-fancy shop, which is rather perfect, really, as Whimsy is my trade. :-)

I'm a one-girl show, usually, but I'm happy to have a photographer for a sister and family members who are happy to be hand and/or ear models for my jewelry.

So, you never know what you might find at my shop, but you know it'll always be something unusual. :-)

P.S. I would love to upload photos, but my work room is in a bit of upheaval as I figure out how to set it up in our new home, so that will have to wait for now.

Shop members

  • Elspeth

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Shipping, Marketing, Photography, Customer Service... You Name It, I Do It!

    You might as well know that Elspeth is not quite my real name, though it is a variant of my middle name. As of this writing, I'm about to turn 30 (eep!). I've been sewing and crafting for over 20 years, and am a stickler for quality, detailed work.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2011
Welcome to Elspeth's Whimsy. I, personally, love a bit of the whimsical and unexpected in my life, and I hope my shop reflects that.

I encourage you to use my vintage items- don't just set them on the shelf as pretty decorations- wear that hat or pair of gloves!

As for my handmade items, they are each one of a kind. Also, most of the items are made from supplies I already have on hand, making them recession- and eco-friendly. My motto for my shop is one that was used during the rationing of WWII: "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." So when you purchase and use my items, know that you are contributing to the cause by keeping good fabrics and beads from wasting away in a supply closet.

So enjoy a bit of the Whimsical in your life, and God Bless.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
I only accept payment through PayPal. Please note you do not need a PayPal account to pay via this method. You can also use a credit card.

Payment is expected within three days or the transaction will be cancelled. Contact me prior to purchase if this will be a problem, and I'll let you know whether something can be arranged.
I ship all my items via USPS Priority Mail (with delivery confirmation) unless otherwise specified. If you would rather have a different shipping method, please convo me, but be aware that it will change the cost of shipping.
I will not consider shipping methods that do not include a tracking number or other confirmation of delivery.

I will ship items as soon as possible after payment is received.

I DO ship internationally. Convo me for shipping price and method options.
Refunds and Exchanges
All items are final sale. I make every effort to provide my buyers with detailed descriptions and photos of the items for sale, and I believe it is sufficient to avoid problems that would warrant a return. Should you have questions about an item, please convo me before purchasing.

I am not responsible for any damages incurred in delivery, but I assure you I will pack your item as securely as possible in order to decrease the odds of that possibility.

If an item has been deemed lost in the mail, I will refund your money, minus the cost of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am willing to reconsider some of my policies on a case-by-case basis. I do not guarantee that a convo will result in my bending the rules for you, but I realize that there are times when it is truly warranted.

If I have missed something in these policies, or you find something unclear, please contact me before purchasing so that I may help clear it up. Your communication is important to me, as it will help me fill any holes in my policies and make it easier for future buyers.