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gardenwhimsies' Shop Announcement

Each item cast from a live leaf, hand-painted, numbered and one-of-a-kind!

I'll list about a dozen new items later on Friday (8/28) while I prepare for incoming rain and winds this evening.

POSSIBLE SHOWS FOR WEEKENDING 8/30-8/31 - With rain and high wind incoming, no shows will be scheduled for this weekend.

SEPTEMBER SHOWS:
TENTATIVE show based on weather: 9/3, McMinnville Thursday Farmers Market (downtown 3rd Street), 1-6PM
LABOR DAY Weekend prospects - Sunday. Astoria Farmers Market (attempting to schedule for Labor Day Weekend)
Late September sometime: Saturdays, Beaverton FM "Art Court" (at Beaverton FM)
and Sundays, Tigard FM, Burnham Road

~~ONLINE SHOPPERS: My shop usually goes on "vacation" over the weekend (or during a show) so I don't risk someone buying a piece online while someone else buys it locally. It's pretty impossible to perfectly duplicate a leaf so I play it safe.

To see new items as they are listed, FOLLOW my shop! All are one-of-a-kind so anything sold at a local show is delisted without notice. ETSY will notify you when my shop comes back from vacation if you request that they notify you, be the first to see new items!

Bird-watching is a great hobby for backyard gardens!! Bathing is vital so that birds can keep their feathers in good condition. Great article here: http://blog.nature.org/science/2015/03/09/backyard-bird-baths-science-birding-wildlife-habitat/.

Sizes, colors and shapes of leaves change THROUGHOUT the season! Follow me to see new items - every one cast with a single live leaf into cement and then handpainted. Water Lilies and Gunneras are slim pickings (lilies are slow to grow and squirrels are digging on the gunneras' roots). If you see some of these you like grab them as I may not have good choices again till next year!

WANNA TRADE? I NEED an I-phone 5, 5s, etc. that is ATT-compat to run my Etsy shop while ALSO doing local shows... Convo me if interested or for more details!!

☞ 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.

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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:
http://www.pinterest.com/jackieandmax/birdbaths-feeders-gardenwhimsiesetsycom/

CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES!
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?

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*** 2015 SHOWS SCHEDULE & AVAILABILITY
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.

PARTIAL SHOW LIST -- FARMERS MARKETS (FM), ART AND GARDEN SHOWS:
~~> ALWAYS CHECK WITHIN 2 DAYS OF A SHOW DATE
to confirm that I am attending and haven't rescheduled! <~~

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.

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~ LOCAL DELIVERIES:
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.
Contact me for details.

~ LEAF AVAILABILITY
WATER LILIES
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 AVAILABILITY
Squirrels have been digging at my gunnera plants' roots and killing or stressing them.

EXOTICS
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.

CUSTOM AND RESERVED ORDERS:

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!

FEEDBACK / REVIEWS:

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: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/102?ref=help_search_result. Reviews can only be left for 60 days after shipping, after that the ability to do so is closed.

ALTERNATE PAYMENT OPTIONS

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

AVAILABLE "GIANT" PIECES

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.