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mellogal on Jun 28, 20183 out of 5 stars
What a nice set. Unfortunately I can not give the shop 5 stars as it appears that product did not ship as promised . Shipping label was printed to comply with promised shipping date but tracking shows it arriving at post office 5 days later. Communication was non existent. I asked for expedited shipping originally with no communication back and also inquired twice as to why the package had not actually shipped. I have never heard from them. Seems like a lovely store and hopefully I was just unlucky, but when you need something on a deadline and the store ghosts you it is very disappointing.
Stephanie on May 20, 20185 out of 5 stars
We made our own wedding cake topper and that made it very special. Everything you need to do it was included.
Brittney on May 16, 20185 out of 5 stars
Perfect. Thank you for completing our family!
Celine on May 11, 20185 out of 5 stars
Arrived in great condition, so excited to get started on my DIY wedding toppers!
Cassidy on Apr 3, 20185 out of 5 stars
These dolls are the perfect size for teenage kids that I sell with custom families! They are made with quality and perfect for what I use them for!
andrea on Oct 3, 20175 out of 5 stars
Item is exactly what you see in the ETSY site. Great!
Sharon on Sep 25, 20174 out of 5 stars
I really enjoy ordering wooden peg dolls from Goose Grease! The only slight thing is that I've ordered this size before, and the heights are different, but I attribute the variance to them being handmade.
Joe on Apr 5, 20175 out of 5 stars
Couldn't be happier with this. Super fast shipping!
Jutta on Feb 23, 20175 out of 5 stars
Got the expansion to complete our family. Arrived as described
Melody on Jan 24, 20174 out of 5 stars
Awesome kit to get me started. Took a while to ship but haven't had a problem with it! Thanks!
Making the materials available in an ethical way.
Goose Grease started by painting custom families and wooden dolls for children, when a couple of brides requested custom doll portraits for their wedding cakes. In this way, back in 2008, the idea of the peg doll cake topper was born. It has caught on as a creative way to add a personal touch to your wedding decorations and, at the same time, have a long-lasting art object as a memory of your wedding.
When Goose Grease first started, the only adult peg bodies in the market were dress shaped dolls. Alongside another fellow Etsy seller, Goose Grease teamed up with a carpenter in Texas to design the adult straight bodied peg. This is how the dress and pant couples came to be.
In 2011 we decided to take a step towards establishing a fair trade agreement with a carpenter from Bogotá, Colombia (where Juan is from). Hoping to make a difference in a world full of impersonal mass-produced craft supplies, we began having new doll shapes and sizes built, hand chiseled on the wood lathe in a small shop. The dolls are made from Urapán, a sustainably forested wood // where one tree is used, two are planted. In the fall of 2011, we hired a young Colombian artisan to paint our in-stock items and have since trained and hired 3 more artisans to help us with our wholesale standard designs. We are happy to say that each and every doll has its own personality, carved by an artisan we know by name and whose hand we’ve shaken.
Anna Leigh Donado
Owner, Maker, Designer
I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, little girl and baby boy. We have a studio in our home where we paint and ship all of our products.
Juan Carlos Donado
Owner, Maker, Designer
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, where we are bringing our fair trade dolls from.
Paola is our head painter.
Our dolls are made in a small carpenter shop in Bogotá, Colombia. Doll bodies and sizes were designed in Brooklyn and hand-chiseled on an electric lathe in Bogotá. Our painted standard designs are made by skilled female artisans Goose Grease trained.
190 Meserole St. #3
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Returns and exchanges
We do want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase! If there has been an error on the part of the seller and the product has been grossly misrepresented on Etsy, We will issue a refund upon return of the product.
Unless asked otherwise, we ship via USPS first-class mail within 5 business days after your payment has cleared, and you will receive an email notification. If your package is shipping within the US or Canada, the email notification will have tracking information. NO TRACKING INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS UNLESS THE SHIPPING IS UPGRADED. (We cannot offer refunds on packages lost in the mail). First class shipping takes 2-5 business days domestic and 2-5 weeks international to arrive.
VAT for INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: You will be responsible for any local customs or import duties which may apply when the parcel arrives in the local customs. Goose Grease is not responsible for these charges.
UK CUSTOMERS: Please be advised. We have received various complaints concerning the Royal Mail charging our customers for either customs or delivery. The shipping charge you pay Goose Grease is the stipulated price to get your package from NYC to the UK. We use a shipping software to calculate prices and pay in full before printing shipping labels. Please be advised that we are not responsible for any extra charges the Royal Mail may apply. Sorry for the inconvenience, but charges that seem to be randomly applied have led us to adopt this policy.
Although we have been using USPS as our courier with a high success rate, we cannot make ourselves responsible for possible flaws in their system or errors in shipping addresses on the part of our customers. Please understand our perspective: we do what is in our hands to pack and ship packages complying with all rules and regulations in a timely fashion. For international orders, if you feel the need for faster service, please do not hesitate to contact us concerning an upgrade to Priority. We understand it might be a financial burden, but time sensitive material should be taken into special consideration. Please be sure your shipping address is correct! We copy and paste shipping addresses directly from your Etsy invoices.
Goose Grease is not responsible for products damaged or lost in the mail. Standard shipments are mailed without insurance, but will happily be purchased at the buyer's request.