littlecoastergnome

Handmade Coasters: Modern Ceramic Tile Gifts

New York, United States · 1453 Sales

littlecoastergnome

Handmade Coasters: Modern Ceramic Tile Gifts

New York, United States 1453 Sales On Etsy since 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars
(607)
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Joanne

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Announcement   Looking for the perfect gift? My ceramic tile coasters are great for friends, family, teachers, co-workers, hosts/hostesses, housewarmings, thank yous, family, neighbors, bridesmaids - and of course yourself! Keep a few coaster sets around for those last minute 'Oh No!' moments and never find yourself without a gift to give again!

Feel free to browse my sold section for additional styles - I may be able to remake old styles. I also may be able to make more than one set of anything you see - just ask!

I offer bulk shipping discounts - check my policies page for details. I also offer wholesale discounts - please message me for more information.

NON-US/CANADIAN ORDERS: I am happy to ship international but the shipping is super expensive (heavy items + US postal service rate increases = ridiculous prices). Details are in my shop profile. I haven't included international shipping options because $23 to ship one set just looks scary - it was scaring off North American buyers even though they didn't have to pay it! If you're overseas and still interested, let me know.

Thanks for shopping at Little Coaster Gnome - your one-stop-shop for handmade coasters on Etsy since 2006!

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Last updated on Jul 28, 2016

Looking for the perfect gift? My ceramic tile coasters are great for friends, family, teachers, co-workers, hosts/hostesses, housewarmings, thank yous, family, neighbors, bridesmaids - and of course yourself! Keep a few coaster sets around for those last minute 'Oh No!' moments and never find yourself without a gift to give again!

Feel free to browse my sold section for additional styles - I may be able to remake old styles. I also may be able to make more than one set of anything you see - just ask!

I offer bulk shipping discounts - check my policies page for details. I also offer wholesale discounts - please message me for more information.

NON-US/CANADIAN ORDERS: I am happy to ship international but the shipping is super expensive (heavy items + US postal service rate increases = ridiculous prices). Details are in my shop profile. I haven't included international shipping options because $23 to ship one set just looks scary - it was scaring off North American buyers even though they didn't have to pay it! If you're overseas and still interested, let me know.

Thanks for shopping at Little Coaster Gnome - your one-stop-shop for handmade coasters on Etsy since 2006!

Joanne

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Joanne

Tile Coasters - Tiny Birds - Set of 4
US$14.00
Tile Coasters - Bright Blue Floral - Set of 4
US$12.00
Tile Coasters - Mountain Tops - Set of 4
US$12.00
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Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(607)
mipoitras

mipoitras on Jan 5, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

The coasters are cute, however, they were all "glued" together when they arrived. I had to pry apart and the coasters were left with the cork markings from where they were stuck together.

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About

The Evolution of a Tile Coaster...

My daughter Dawn began selling on Etsy in 2006. Her shop had a variety of items but the ceramic tile coasters were a hit so she opened up a separate shop - Little Tile Gnome (http://littletilegnome.etsy.com) - to sell just these, making her the first seller of ceramic tile coasters on Etsy! I helped her along the way - I've always been creative and have been participating in craft fairs for over 20 years so it was natural for us to work together.

A few years back she moved overseas so I've taken on sole responsibility for a new shop, Little Coaster Gnome. I love patterns and color and I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting patterns to meet my customer's desires.

I also make towel dress and crocheted towels which can be found here: http://littletowelgnome.etsy.com (currently on hiatus) and often sell excess supplies at: http://littlesupplygnome.etsy.com (also currently on hiatus).

My profits tend to pay for trips to see my daughter, or for her to see me. It's a great hobby that I love and Etsy has been an amazing place to be for the past 6 years!

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 4, 2014
Welcome to Little Coaster Gnome - your one-stop-shop for ceramic tile coasters on Etsy!

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I try to keep my shop stocked but if you see something in my sold items that is no longer listed, please let me know - I may be able to remake it!

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A bit more about my coasters -
- They are made of ceramic tiles like the ones you would use in your kitchen or bathroom - so the backs will be unfinished, and the edges are not sanded down. They have a handmade, raw look to them - that's the point, I don't want to produce something that looks like it came from a factory!
- The exact pattern may change from coaster to coaster - it's all based on the cut of the paper I use, but won't change drastically and I try to make sure the best parts are always included.
- The backs have four pieces of cork on the corners to protect your surfaces - the entire bottom is not covered. It's the tops that are meant to be pretty, I don't think you'd have much reason to turn them over and put them on show :)
- They're heavy - hence the high shipping prices. That's what I get for choosing a hobby that involves ceramic. Next time I plan to find something lighter in weight...

Feel free to message me with any additional questions!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept payment directly through Etsy, and I also accept Paypal payments. If you pay by Paypal e-check, shipment will be delayed until e-check has cleared.
Shipping
I make at least two trips to the post office a week, and your item should go out within 4 business days, pending any mini-crises! (Orders usually go out in a day or two though!). Any changes to this are noted in the shop announcement (e.g. vacation).

With packaging each set weighs a little shy of two pounds, and shipping gets expensive - apologies for that! All prices below are in US Dollars.

US: All coasters are shipped via Priority mail. Single sets ship for $7.50. If you order between 2 and 6 sets, you will pay a flat rate of $11.00 (US only!). All shipments should arrive in approximately 3 - 5 business days.

Canada: Single sets ship via USPS First Class International for $15. Each additional set ships for $11 . Order 3 - 6 sets and your order will ship for a flat rate of $36 and will ship via USPS Priority International.

I am more than happy to ship internationally but the prices are ridiculous and I wouldn't expect anyone to actually pay them! However if you're willing to splash out a few times the price of the coasters to cover the shipping, just let me know :)

If you're buying more than 3 sets, I will refund the difference from the shipping costs - unfortunately there is no way on Etsy to set the cost beyond the second set. Sorry for this inconvenience!

Insurance is NOT included in the cost of shipping - however, if you'd like insurance on your package (will protect against lost or damaged coasters) please add $1.75 to your total! (US only)

MADE TO ORDER ITEMS: These items (there aren't many!) may take up to ten days to ship. If an item is made to order it will be noted in the title.
Refunds and Exchanges
I accept returns, but will not be able to reimburse you for the initial or return shipping charges. REMEMBER - colors vary slightly between computer screens! Returns must be made within two weeks of receipt.

These coasters are made from tiles so they ARE breakable! I've only had two sets break in transit but play it safe and add $1.75 to your order and you will get insurance against damage or loss (US only). I can not be responsible if you opt out of insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you're interested in buying my coasters in bulk for wholesale or fundraisers, just let me know!

Also let me know if you're looking for a particular style - I'll let you know if I have what you're looking for!

Little Coaster Gnome reserves the right to cancel any sale it deems suspicious or inappropriate. Full refunds will be issued. I've never had to do this but it needs to be in here just in case!