oiseaux

Personalized Vintage Bookplates + Prints

California, United States · 4797 Sales

oiseaux

Personalized Vintage Bookplates + Prints

California, United States 4797 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1371)

Announcement   Last days! Special Summer Sale: BOGO 1/2 OFF bookplates!!!!
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Last updated on Aug 27, 2016

Last days! Special Summer Sale: BOGO 1/2 OFF bookplates!!!!
---> Must purchase special listing above to redeem <---

Shelley Kommers

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Shelley Kommers

Castle Personalized Vintage Bookplates
US$16.25
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5 out of 5 stars
(1371)
heidikaim

heidikaim on Aug 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really beautiful bookplates! Thank you for working with me!

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I love special requests! A large, print-sized version of our First Star image is shipping out to a lucky girl tomorrow :)
Sweet reviews like this remind me why I opened up my shop in the first place: to make people happy with beautiful, meaningful, personalized goodies. This feedback makes my month :)
My favorite thing ever: when a new design is even more gorgeous in real life than it is on the computer screen.
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About

A love of books and vintage children's art

My designs come from my personal collection of vintage books from the 1920's, most of which belonged to my grandparents. I remember many of the books from when I was a child, and I am always delighted to get an email from someone who sees a particular picture and is brought back to his or her own childhood. I am so happy to bring these gorgeous illustrations to life again!

Creating each bookplate design is often a lot of work: since my old books are well-loved, there is quite a bit of repairing to do. (As a child, my grandfather wrote his name, "Calvin", in big boxy letters across his favorite pictures!) Each vintage illustration is carefully scanned, cleaned, and brightened up... then sometimes completely redesigned to fit a bookplate format. The end product is what you see in my shop: beautiful vintage designs, waiting for your books!

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Oiseaux has been proudly featured in: The Huffington Post, Daily Candy, Real Simple.com, The Los Angeles Times Book Blog, The Irish Times, Apartment Therapy, Design Mom, Momfilter, Cookie Magazine.com, Cool Mom Picks, Handmade Charlotte, Publishers Weekly.com, Ohdeedoh, Babyology, Modern Kiddo, The Cool Mom's Back to School Guide, and Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion Magazine.

And I was so very honored to be chosen as one of Babble.com's Top 50 Etsy Moms of 2011!

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  • Shelley Kommers

    Owner, Designer/Vintage Enthusiast

    Hello! My name is Shelley, and I am the designer and vintage enthusiast behind Oiseaux vintage paperie. When I'm not designing bookplates and prints, I am busy illustrating, creating mixed media art, and chasing my spirited children around the house.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 23, 2016
*Hello!

My designs come from my personal collection of vintage books from the 1920's, most of which belonged to my grandparents, some of which I've found along the way in thrift shops or antique stores. Creating each design can be a lot of work: the original illustration (which is often torn, scratched, or discolored) is scanned, cleaned up, and sometimes completely redesigned to fit a bookplate format. The end product is what you see in my shop: beautiful vintage designs, waiting for your books!

*Turnaround

My turnaround on personalized bookplates is very quick: I ship within 2-4 days of an order. That being said, please let me know if you need your bookplates quickly, so I can push them ahead of the queue and/or point you toward expedient shipping options.

*Gifts

If you'd like to mail your bookplates directly to someone, let me know in the "notes to seller" section upon checkout. I have a Oiseaux gift card to tuck in with your bookplates. I can include a short message from you, too.

*Adhesives

Oiseaux vintage bookplates are un-gummed, just like your grandmother's bookplates. For placing your bookplates in your books I like to recommend acid-free glue sticks because of their safety with old paper and ease in application. You can find acid-free glue sticks in most drug stores or supermarkets; some popular brands are Avery, OfficeWorks, and Uhu. Most acid-free glue sticks run about $1.00.

If your books are *truly* ancient and precious there are other options such as archival tapes and adhesives, here is a good link:
http://www.dickblick.com/archival/adhesives/

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
We accept all major credit cards through Etsy or through Paypal. For checks or money orders, your bookplates will be processed after funds have cleared.

Please note that all California state residents will be charged 9% sales tax.

Customs, duties and/or taxes incurred on orders shipped outside of the US are the responsibility of the customer.
Shipping
Please note that I always ship to the address entered on your etsy order form, even if you are paying through Paypal. I package bookplates carefully with cardboard to prevent bending. Prints are package in a cellophane sleeve and mailed in a sturdy, stay-flat mailer. I try to use recycled packing materials and boxes whenever possible when shipping large orders or larger items like panel prints.

*Domestic orders: I ship USPS first class with tracking; Priority Shipping and overnight Express Shipping are also available through a drop-down menu. If you'd like different method of shipping, please contact me before placing your order.

*International orders: I ship Airmail, first class. There is no way for me to track international orders, so please make sure your address is entered correctly. If you'd like a different method of shipping, please contact me before placing your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
There are no refunds or exchanges on personalized items, thank you for understanding. If your order arrives damaged, please contact me with a description of the damage (I may ask for a photo for the USPS) and I will replace the order immediately.

The sale of digital items are final, please make sure you are purchasing the correct item before checking out.

Returns of non-personalized items are accepted within 7 days of receiving your order. Items must be returned free from damage and in original, new condition. Shipping costs are nonrefundable.

Please make sure your personalization request is spelled correctly and that your shipping address is correct; I cannot be held responsible for lost packages due to incorrect addresses.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about your order at any time.
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Additional policies and FAQs
I often get emails about selling wholesale, and I'm honored by the interest! But at this time I don't sell wholesale: if I can figure out how to design, print, cut, package, and mail in half the time, that could change.