gardenwhimsies' Shop Announcement

Sizes, colors, shapes and types of leaves change ALL THROUGH the season, check back regularly (or Follow Me on Etsy to see new listings)!
☞ UPCOMING SHOWS: Tuesday Art Walk, every Tuesday (3-7PM) in June at Bridgeport Village in Tualatin, OR. Come check out my new items, find me at Crate & Barrel!

Each piece is made with a single live leaf cast into cement, then handpainted.

☞ IMPORTANT ☞ EACH WEEKEND that I am doing local shows, my shop will go into vacation mode as I do not yet have an (Apple) phone to manage my shop online while also at a show. I'll list available items and reopen on the weekdays... hope to upgrade phone soon!

Please note that when Items are sold locally they will be deactivated without notice. If you like the colors/shape, grab it now! While I can recreate many finishes, they are all unique so nothing is ever exactly the same.


EACH LEAF is one-of-a-kind. FOLLOW ME to see new items every other day!
I have over 400 leaves waiting to be be painted. Custom orders are done quickly.

☞ LOOK AT MY REVIEWS-Colors are even prettier in person & shipping fast!

☞ If you are interested in a larger size, different color, etc. let me know. Custom pieces can often be completed within a couple of days.

☞ INTERESTED IN OTHER COLORS, LEAVES OR SIZES? The Pinterest page shows a VERY small sampling of thousands of pieces I've created. For past colors and finishes go to my PINTEREST page for a sampling of the thousands of leaves I've created since 2008:

1) MOUNT STYLE - Do you want it to stand up in garden, sit flat, do both or even hang?
2) COLORS - Choose from "natural" finishes, all metallic or mixed (natural and metallic)
3) LEAF TYPE - Want smooth textures like a hosta? Heavy veins like a Rhubarb?


Please note that I will be further scaling back my markets (and art/garden shows).
I'll be showing more pieces online (rather than lots of heavy lifting).
I'm also diversifying my product lines to include glass, ceramic and driftwood.

to confirm that I am attending and haven't rescheduled! <~~

MAY 2015 (Tentative show dates, hopefully weather is dry):
Sat, 5/23 - Hillsboro Farmers Market downtown (confirmed)
Sun. 5/24 - Milwaukie Farmers Market downtown (confirmed)

Shows I will definitely be booking into this year:
Hillsboro & Milwaukie Farmers Market
I did not sign up for my regular garden and art shows for 2015
but will consider returning to those in 2016.


I do not have an actual "studio," I meet clients around town or deliver them instead.
I will refund shipping (back onto your credit card or, in cash) minus a delivery fee ($5).
Contact me for details.

Water lily prices will go up due to how slow they grew last year, both large and small.
I will be adding a new type of lily pad to the collection, still in smaller quantities.

Gunnera are cast for custom orders (name your size up to 6 feet, I have a dozen plants).
Lotus and Australian Lilies are held in reserve for special orders, contact me.
I hold various castings aside for special projects, contact with your desires.

I work nearly a year in advance to carry sufficient stock. Custom and specialty items (3 foot and wider leaves or fountains) must be fit in between the regular production work so contact me early in the season for best leaf availability.

I sell all year round and ship all over the U.S.


If you have a favorite leaf, coloration, etc. please ask. I have lots of leaves and may have the leaf size you want. You tell me the colors and we'll get it listed.

Larger leaf listings are almost always picked out for custom order requests so if you want one for a special event such as a birthday, anniversary or housewarming gift - contact me so we can put aside your perfect leaf!


I consider feedback (or reviews) on each purchase to be VERY important. I take a lot of time creating these pieces, packing carefully and shipping them fast, please take the time to provide a review on your purchase.

For more information on how to leave an Etsy Review go to this link: Reviews can only be left for 60 days after shipping, after that the ability to do so is closed.


Please convo me. I will gladly accept checks (given time for clearance and will mark your item RESERVED while your check is processing).


I have multiple extra-large, unpainted pieces (averaging 4 feet or wider) which are not brought to local shows (due to size/weight): gunnera, tetrapanax, japanese butterbur and others... Contact me if you are interested in these for water features, garden focal pieces or alters, etc.

PLEASE NOTE I do reserve the right to sell, or not sell to, various persons. I have invested a lot of time and money isolating the products and processes to make my items and in some cases I may choose not to share with competing interests and will promptly refund your money.

All of my pieces are handmade by me and photos of them in part or full are my property. Any use of those images whether solo or in compilation images will be pursued for copyright violation (I've had several folks try using my images for their own "how-to" articles). Misuse will be pursued across any venues in which they are found.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.