NWKeepsakes

NORTHWEST KEEPSAKES - Ceramics and Holiday Décor

Hillsboro, Oregon 9 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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NWKeepsakes

NORTHWEST KEEPSAKES - Ceramics and Holiday Décor

Hillsboro, Oregon | 9 Sales

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    Announcement    Featuring handmade crafts for the holidays (mostly Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving).

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    Last updated on Aug 12, 2016

    Featuring handmade crafts for the holidays (mostly Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving).

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    About NWKeepsakes

    Sales 9
    On Etsy since 2008

    Keepsake creator with a passion for crafting and Christmas

    If only I had all the time in the world -- I'd craft all day long!

    How'd I get here? Settle in with a warm fire and a hot cocoa and I'll tell ya....

    It all started with my mom, whose hobby was painting ceramics. She made a number of things for me, some of which I still have to this day. Unfortunately, 2012 was a very rough year for me, as I lost my mom a week before Thanksgiving; after that, this last holiday season has changed my life forever. I'll never forget the one day she was painting and I asked if I could do it too. She said no (I was pretty young then, probably about 7 or 8) - and that did it (I've always been kind of stubborn that way and I enjoy a good challenge). I was determined to do what she was doing. I started painting and, lo and behold, I found that I had quite a knack for it and really enjoyed it. I kept painting small things, but as a kid, you always want to paint the big stuff. Eventually, I painted so many pieces that I started giving them away as gifts. I didn't have enough family to go around for all the pieces I was making and my room was getting full, so eventually I started finding ways to sell my items. I tried a local farmers market one year when I was a late teen. I made a homemade booth out of PVC pipe and tarps and set my sights on big sales. Unfortunately, both my booth and my sales were a huge flop - but I learned some valuable lessons and kept right on going!

    Cut to today - I've been selling my work at local school bazaars and churches during the holiday season for many years now (I'd say at least 20, but honestly, I've lost track). I wish Etsy had the ability to provide feedback the way I get feedback at my bazaars. So many positive comments, suggestions, admiration and wide eyes (kids+lights=magic) make me realize this is something I need to do and love to do. To this day, I get so excited when I sell an item, I can't even begin to tell you. Just to know that someone loves what I've done as much as I loved making it - there's nothing that thrills me quite as much as knowing someone else is happy because they have my work. I'm extremely proud of my work and my never-ending imaginative mind and I'm thankful for the gifts I have been given. I also know that my mom always has been and always will be my greatest admirer and #1 fan and appreciated the talent I have so much that she shared stories of my success with anyone willing to listen.

    Enjoy browsing in my shop and feel free to leave me a message just letting me know how much you liked something even if you aren't looking to buy it (or if you are). I want to hear from you!

    Shop members

    • Mike

      Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Shop policies

    Last updated on November 26, 2015
    I want you to be happy with your purchase, so if something doesn't meet your expectations, please let me know. I'm a pretty reasonable guy. And I want you to rave to your friends about your purchase and the whole process so that they come check out my items as well. Fair enough, right?

    Accepted payment methods

    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    • Money Order
    Returns and exchanges
    In general, refunds and exchanges are not allowed. But please convo me if you have questions, as we may be able to work something out (shipping charges will not be refunded).
    Payment
    - Payments via PayPal or Money Order are accepted.
    - Payment must be received before item is shipped.
    - Payment within 3 days (PayPal) or 7 days (Money Orders) is required.
    Shipping
    - Items will usually ship within 2 days of payment confirmation.
    - If you desire other shipping arrangements (insurance, upgrades, etc.) please convo me so that we can work out the details.
    - US destinations only. No International Addresses at this time.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    If you see an item you like, but it isn't the right color or size or something, please feel free to convo me. Depending on the item, I may be able to create what you need!