Vintage Meets Handmade in Original Christmas Creations

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Last updated on May 9, 2022

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Thank you for visiting Hang Out A Shingle - Carmen and Ginger Handmade. Please note: I am a collage artist, not a fine craftsperson and sometimes a messy one! I make things that include old things and are often intended to look old. If you want perfectly neat and clean you may not want me! If you want really cool items made from original collectibles and ephemera that no one else will have, this is the place for you!

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Payment is expected at the time of the sale. Items paid through Paypal will typically ship within 48 hours. (I currently ship three times each week.) Mailed checks will ship when the check clears, Money Orders will ship when the payment is successfully cashed. If for some reason you make a purchase and cannot pay immediately contact me right away. I do reserve the right to relist items for which there is no payment and no contact within 24 hours.


I typically ship at the lowest rate possible and will quote that rate in the listing. First Class for items less than 14 ounces, Parcel Post above that. If I can economically use a Flat Rate box I will quote that rate. Special exceptions are noted below. I ship all items USPS.

I ship Internationally. If an item is not listed to ship to your location convo me with your country and I will set it up for you.

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Please note the following useful information about each category of item:

I make jewelry from both new and vintage materials. I purchase new items from various sellers on Etsy, I therefore cannot confirm the exact metal content of any pieces. If allergies are a concern, you may want to work with a seller that uses more consistent materials.

Magnets are all made from original materials. I try to select the best sections of photos, cards, etc. Occasionally the images may not be "perfect" but this is because they are vintage. The glass discs are purchased from a seller on Etsy and are handformed. They have some air bubbles (which gives them a nice antique look) and they may vary in thickness.

The glass for the paperweights is purchased from the same seller with the same conditions as above. All materials used in the collages are original.

All photo tags are made from real vintage photos. They are backed with the stamped piece of cover-weight paper but are not coated in any way. They are intended for light or gift use. They are all one of a kind.

The barkcloth and chenille used for the stockings is all guaranteed vintage. I sometimes use new fabric for the backings and the lining - I will describe which items are new/vintage for each. Images are copied and transferred from images in my own collection - vintage ephemera or vintage photographs.

Christmas Wreaths
Most materials in the wreaths, aside from the wreaths themselves are natural or vintage materials. I will tell you in the description if something is new/repro and which items are vintage. I even use vintage mica flakes! While I use archival glue for most projects I have found that a hot glue gun is the tool of choice for these wreaths. Sometimes, there is evidence of the hot glue from the back of the wreath but it is guaranteed to look fab and be show-stopper from the front!

Unless otherwise specified, all wreaths are intended for INDOOR use. Some of the wreaths are lighted. In this case, I will include the instructions from the manufacturer. Some also include vintage or vintage-inspired candle lights. These too, should be used with great care. As with any lighted objects in your home, only use with the plugs and outlets in good condition. Do not allow them to rest near anything flammable and never leave them on or plugged in unattended. I have collected vintage Christmas lights and decor my whole life and I unplug every one every night and every time I leave the house. ONCE YOU PURCHASE A LIGHTED WREATH FROM HANG OUT A SHINGLE, THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT ITEM IS YOUR OWN AND IS NO LONGER THE RESPONSIBILITY OF HANG OUT A SHINGLE. IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OR FUNCTION OF A LIGHTED WREATH CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY TO ARRANGE A RETURN. ALL WREATHS MUST BE RETURNED IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING.

All wreaths are shipped in 24" x 24" x 12" 200lb boxes. They are secured with twist ties through the back of the metal wreath frame to the wall of the box and taped-over. This enables them to stay secure in shipment. Shipping cost reflects the weight of the item plus the weight of the box along with the box size. Wreaths are sent Parcel Post unless a prepaid upgrade is requested.