Junk Journals, Handmade Leather Books, Paper Ephemera

San Antonio, Texas 2822 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Junk Journals, Handmade Leather Books, Paper Ephemera

San Antonio, Texas | 2822 Sales

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    About AnchorRoad

    Sales 2,822
    On Etsy since 2008

    You can never own too many notebooks!

    I live on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, where we sip sweet tea and mint juleps while listening to the song of the cicadas and the cooing of the mourning doves. The sky is big and the sun streams into my work area where Frank Sinatra croons and Glenn Miller swings. I am lucky enough to live near a lake where I can go kayaking or sit on the dock and enjoy the view. I love to travel but I have found my forever home here in the heart of Texas. And it's true what they say, the stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas! ☆☆☆

    I am a multitalented self taught artist in the book arts, calligraphy, painting, leatherwork, and printmaking and I incorporate it all into my work. I love working with leather, which is a material that has been used throughout all of history for durable, lasting quality. I mainly make leather journals, but as time goes by, I more and more like the idea of adding in vintage touches. It's good for the planet to recycle, and good for our imaginations to reuse things. I am the sole artisan in my studio and I hope to share my love of books with you.

    In my family we have a saying "You can never have too many notebooks!", and I believe this is true. All of human history has been recorded in the equivalent of a notebook. You need one too so you can document your contribution to humanity. :)

    My work has been featured on Design*Sponge, the Nate Berkus show, and the Huffington Post.

    Shop members

    • Caroline

      Owner, Designer, Maker

      Photographer, Shipper, and everything else.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on March 20, 2019
    WELCOME! And thank you for stopping by Anchor Road! :-)

    MY HANDMADE PLEDGE: I certify that every handmade item is handmade by me and me alone. All my items are made one a time.

    MY MATERIALS: As much as I can, I use supplies made with fair labor practices and supplies made in the US. I try to upcycle as well by reusing vintage materials.

    ANY OTHER QUESTIONS: Please contact me by clicking "contact "

    Accepted payment methods

    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    I gladly accept returns and exchanges
    Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
    Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
    I don't accept cancellations
    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
    The following items can't be returned or exchanged
    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Digital downloads
    Returns and exchange details
    Please contact me immediately through Etsy if you have any concerns about your order and any questions about a return.
    I accept all major credit cards through Etsy and accept Paypal as well. You may purchase through Paypal as a guest! The how to is here:
    Your order is shipped within three business days of receiving cleared payment unless otherwise stated in the "Processing time"

    IMPORTANT: Please make sure that your address on Paypal matches your address on Etsy.

    TAX: Texas residents pay 8.25% sales tax.

    VERY IMPORTANT: In the event that I issue you a refund for any item, the refund will be for the purchase price only and will not include shipping if the item has been shipped already.
    I ship small items up to 13 ounces by First Class Mail. Orders 13 ounces or more are shipped by Priority Mail. I ship in 1 to 3 business days, and purchases made on weekends are shipped Monday. If a shipping day is a holiday, the shipping day will be moved to the next business day. i.e. If a Monday is a holiday, I will ship on Tuesday.

    *******INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING*********

    1. VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE: All duties and taxes charged by the buyer's country are the responsibility of the buyer or package recipient. By law, a package must be marked with the true value of the merchandise and cannot under any circumstances be lowered.

    2. Please allow up to 6 weeks for items shipped internationally to arrive.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    COMMUNICATION: If you have any questions after you have made your purchase, please contact me right away through my Etsy shop only by clicking "contact".

    CUSTOM ORDERS: I am not doing custom orders at this time. Thank you for understanding.

    IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES: I have one cat. She does not smoke and neither does anyone else around here! :-)

    ******IMPORTANT: I eat peanut butter! I'm not buttering your stuff with it, but it is always in my house.

    WHOLESALE: Please inquire!

    CONSIGNMENT: I do not do consignment.

    DUE TO LAWS my items are not for children under 13.

    BLOGGERS: I do not send out free samples, thank you for understanding.

    DONATIONS: I am sorry to say I cannot honor the many requests I receive for donations.