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Caitlin Holcomb

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Caitlin Holcomb


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Pretty things that are very cool. Pretty cool.

At the moment Nice is in "vacation mode", although sadly, I am not on a vacation. In February 2012 I found out quite suddenly that my kidneys had failed do to a sudden (and so, so random) auto-immune disease I never knew I had. My life is a bit upside down right now and I am currently waiting for a kidney transplant. I miss Nice very much and hope that I can get back to work soon. I am slowly working on introducing a sister shop..expect your favorites from Nice and lots of new products.
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It may sound obvious, but all of my products are my own original creation. I know that has been a strong factor in the success of Nice so far. Nice began officially in 2005 with vintage home decor, wood burned and acrylic paintings, and of course my Mini Deer Plaques and signature party banners that have helped me stand out and make a name for myself. Since then I have added jewelry, prints of my artwork, Mod Cabin Clocks and chalkboards, Illuminated Memo Boards, my widely blogged light shades made with vintage textiles such as doilies, and most recently my very special Fringe Banners / Glittering Fringe Banners.

Handmade and vintage items by Nice have been featured on many blogs and magazines including Decor8, Martha Stewart Weddings, Refinery29, Nylon, Mollie Makes, Poppy Talk, Craft Zine, and Design Sponge, and in 2007 the Mini Deer Plaques were sold at FredFlare and a part of their annual Next Big Thing contest. Hooray banners by Nice are included in the newest book by Kayte Terry, Applique Your Way, from Chronicle Books (fall 2009).

My blog is the perfect place to find out what’s new with Nice. I also maintain a mailing list (I pride myself on making my emails pretty) and Nice is on Facebook (which I have found to be quite helpful for getting the word out asap with shop updates and events). I also like to have exclusive sales for Facebook pals (hint, hint).

For info on custom orders and wholesale pricing, please visit the Shop Policy section.

Pssst! My Mom, Mary Holcomb, makes lovely things over at

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  • caitlin holcomb

    Owner, Maker, Curator

    I have a great love for vintage things and I am always working on some sort of project. I am a strong believer in effortless style, casual chic, and I strive to create pieces that are both pretty and cool. I make pretty cool things – pretty cool.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Hello! Please take a moment to learn about Nice..

For info on sold out items, custom orders, and wholesale, please visit the Additional Information section (scroll to the bottom).
To find out more about me, my inspirations, and projects, come visit my little blog:

Accepted payment methods

I accept Paypal and Credit Cards.
Domestic Orders:
I ship orders within 9 days of received payment. If you need your order ASAP send me an Etsy convo and/or email and I'll do my absolute best to make it to the post office quicker than 9 days. Additionally, if you'd like an even speedier delivery, I am happy to provide express shipping quotes. Normally I ship First Class and Priority Mail with tracking. I am not responsible for lost or stolen orders and will not issue refunds. If you'd like insurance on your order, please contact me before your purchase or immediately after.

International Orders:
- I ship First Class on international orders. International orders can take 14 days or a few weeks to arrive. If you'd like insurance or an express delivery, please contact me before or immediately after your purchase. I am not responsible for lost or stolen orders and will not issue refunds.
- Some listings already include international destinations, however, if you do not see your own, please contact me with your location and the item you are interested in. I will get back to you quickly with a shipping quote.
- Please realize you may be subject to customs fees when your package arrives; I am not responsible for these fees.


I almost always use recycled packaging, especially with vintage items.

Any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs

If you are interested in wholesale, custom orders, or sold out items, please contact me.

I love CUSTOM ORDERS - Time to start thinking of special pieces for the Holidays! I'm accepting a limited amount of custom orders during this busy time, so please plan in advance so we can work together! I am always willing to see if I can work in tight deadlines, but rush fees will apply to orders requested with just 2 weeks or less until the needed arrival date.

I do custom banners! I've created many banners for all sorts of occasions! A new baby, a wedding, engagement photos, just married sign for a getaway car, to match a birthday them, etc!

My light shades are available for custom orders - I can even create your shade with your own collection of favorite doilies. I also do custom banners, and if an item you are looking for has sold out, contact me and I may be able to help you. :)