paintedturtlewt

Natural. Handcrafted. Heirloom.

Port Sydney, Canada · 615 Sales

paintedturtlewt

Natural. Handcrafted. Heirloom.

Port Sydney, Canada 615 Sales On Etsy since 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars
(229)

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Note from shop owner With the workshop as cold as it is, we have shut things down until the weather warms!

Cheers,
Veronica & James Leonard
Co-owners
Painted Turtle Wooden Toys

ABOUT PAINTED TURTLE WOODEN TOYS: We are two parents who love handcrafting natural and worry-free fun. All our products are handmade in our home workshop and are heirloom quality. Buying local was already something we valued as a family, so it was important for us to continue practicing it in our business. That is why we make a point of ensuring that the wood we use is from regional species only, is responsibly managed, and locally milled. We also guarantee that the finish we use is 100% non toxic, organic, and Canadian. Disclosure is our middle name! If you have any questions or comments about our toys, please feel free to send us an email to Info [at] PaintedTurtleWoodenToys.ca. We’d love to hear from you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 7, 2016

With the workshop as cold as it is, we have shut things down until the weather warms!

Cheers,
Veronica & James Leonard
Co-owners
Painted Turtle Wooden Toys

ABOUT PAINTED TURTLE WOODEN TOYS: We are two parents who love handcrafting natural and worry-free fun. All our products are handmade in our home workshop and are heirloom quality. Buying local was already something we valued as a family, so it was important for us to continue practicing it in our business. That is why we make a point of ensuring that the wood we use is from regional species only, is responsibly managed, and locally milled. We also guarantee that the finish we use is 100% non toxic, organic, and Canadian. Disclosure is our middle name! If you have any questions or comments about our toys, please feel free to send us an email to Info [at] PaintedTurtleWoodenToys.ca. We’d love to hear from you!

Veronica and James Leonard

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Veronica and James Leonard

Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(229)
Kelly Frechette

Kelly Frechette on Dec 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning. Excellent craftsmanship. The rattle is soft sounding and light enough for my baby to hold.

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About

Hello!

When we were pregnant with our first-born and spoke with other parents about the toys they liked and used the most, one of the big topics of conversation was the lack of certainty with regards to the materials used in the more commercially available wooden toys. Parents were keen on purchasing toys that encouraged constructive play, however most were wary about the manufacturing process and the safety of the finished product. It was with this in mind that a hobby and passion turned into a home-business.

Painted Turtle Wooden Toys seeks to provide parents with peace of mind when it comes to purchasing their children's wooden toys, as well as providing them with a piece that will stand the test of time. In an age where plastic toys and video games wear out and go out of date in the blink of an eye, our hope is that these durable and high quality toys hold a special place in the hearts of the children that play with them and are passed down from generation to generation.

Each Painted Turtle Wooden Toys piece is handcrafted and finished by James. The wood we use is locally sourced from an environmentally responsible sawmill and our finish is certified organic, food-grade hempseed oil from a farm in Manitoba. We strive to keep all our materials as Canadian as possible and have a mandate of full disclosure. We fully stand behind our products and welcome your questions, concerns, and comments. Thanks for stopping by!

PS: Did you know that James also makes beautiful and elegant ladies' wooden jewellery? Check us out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MasonLeonardHandmade?ref=ss_profile

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Shop members
  • James

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Perfectionist to the hilt and completely dedicated to his craft (and his son—he’s a work at home dad!). Loves the feel of working with wood, knowing that the toys he makes are completely safe, and performing his own brand of extreme toy testing.

  • Veronica

    Owner, Customer Service, Shipper

    Office worker by day, Etsy seller by night! Loves natural parenting, hearing back from customers about how their babes like their new Painted Turtle toy, and has learned to live with wood shavings and sawdust sprinkled around the house.

  • Isaac

    Inspiration

    Isaac was the inspiration behind Painted Turtle Wooden Toys. He was also our official toy tester when he was a baby. Now a very active school-aged kid, his baby rattles have been put away for him to pass down to the next generation.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 4, 2015
Thank you for reviewing our shop policies. We pride ourselves in providing you with a quality, handmade, heirloom item that will be enjoyed generation to generation. We always strive to provide excellent customer service, so please feel free to convo us and we will return your message within 24 hours. Once an order has been placed it will be completed and shipped within three (3) business days.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Customers from the provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario, and Newfoundland & Labrador will be charged 13% Harmonized Sales Tax; customers from the province of British Columbia will be charged 12% Harmonized Sales Tax; and customers from the province of Nova Scotia will be charged 15% Harmonized Sales Tax. Customers from all other Canadian provinces will be charged 5% Goods & Services Tax.

USA & International customers will not be charged taxes. For more info, please visit www.rev.gov.on.ca.

We accept payment via PayPal, Etsy Direct Checkout, and Etsy gift cards. If you are located within the Muskoka area, you can pay directly to make arrangements for in person delivery.
Shipping
CANADIAN ORDERS - Orders are mailed out via Expedited Parcel. Please be aware that shipping can take up to 6 business days, depending on your location. If you are located within the Muskoka area, please send us an email to Info[at]PaintedTurtleWoodenToys[dot]ca to make arrangements for in person delivery.

USA ORDERS - Orders are mailed out via Small Packet Air Mail. Please be aware that shipping can take up to 10 business days, depending on your location. Due to the increased Canada Post fees, we can no longer offer tracking numbers for our packages to the USA. However, should you desire a tracking number, please convo us for a shipping cost quote.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - Orders are mailed out via International Air Mail parcel (no tracking number). Please be aware that shipping can take up to 14 business days, depending on your country of origin.

A note to all our US & International customers: You are responsible for paying any duty, custom, or tax fees that may be added to your US or international order.
Refunds and Exchanges
We hope that you will love and treasure your Painted Turtle Wooden Toys piece for many years (and generations!) to come. However, if you are unhappy with your purchase, please email us at Info[at]PaintedTurtleWoodenToys[dot]ca and let us know. We will be happy to refund your money or provide you with a replacement. You may return the item within 30 days of arrival. Items must be returned in the same condition that they are received and you will be responsible for the cost of shipping. Please ensure that you contact us prior to returning your purchase!
Additional policies and FAQs
PACKAGING: In an effort to remain as eco-friendly as possible, our toys come with only an information tag attached with some natural jute. The tag is printed on 100% post-consumer waste paper and we encourage you to recycle it once you've received your toy.

DISCLAIMER: Final items may not be exactly as shown. Slight variation may occur due to the handmade nature of the work.

WHOLESALING: Wholesale inquiries from retailers in Canada and USA are welcome! Please visit www.paintedturtlewoodentoys.ca/wholesale.html for more information.