Pumpernickel And Wry

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Note from shop owner Pumpernickel and Wry will be back on June 13!

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Last updated on May 28, 2022

Pumpernickel and Wry will be back on June 13!


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On Etsy since 2011

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Pumpernickel and Wry, LLC

Opportunities come when you are least expecting them. My journey as the owner of Pumpernickel and Wry began with a few simple handmade gifts, given to great friends whom encouraged me to take the next step. The seeds to Pumpernickel and Wry were planted.

Growing up on a farm I have had experience in all kinds of work, wood work, metal work, and simply - hard work. Added to that, I am an artist, a crafter, a sewer, a painter, a fixer - constantly busy.

I considered the possibility of stamping onto the silver flatware I see so often sitting on the antique store shelves. I am drawn to the abundance of silver items that can be found here: silver flatware, teapots, trays, serving pieces, and much more. Silver has an amazing patina. I appreciate time worn vintage pieces; the imperfect item which I can give new life too. My craft is in a sense recycling. None of the flatware pieces I use are brand new. They all had a previous life, decades ago, when sitting collectively at the dinner table was commonplace.

I take pleasure in creating beautiful hand stamped time worn pieces: tradition starters - the set of "gravy, turkey, stuffing, potatoes" stamped silver, used on thanksgiving. The "Stir Crazy" spoon used each morning to add a little love to your morning cup of coffee. A simple "olive you" fork to someone special. Charming and striking pieces that make beautiful gifts for just about anyone, any time of year, and new traditions for your family and friends.

Every stamped item in my shop is handmade by me through the entire process: found, cleaned, produced, and packaged. Joe, known to me as Dad, painstakingly cuts each knife into pieces and finishes off the edges in preparation for me to turn them into bud vases, boutonnieres, or pendants. I truly handle every single piece that enters my workshop, and deliver every package to the post office. Every item is a labor of love.

Pumpernickel and Wry pieces can be found in stores across the country, and beyond:

Changing Hands Bookstore, Phoenix, Arizona
Tempe Center For the Arts - Art Shop, Tempe, AZ
The Blue House Boutique , Glendale, AZ
Audrey's, Phoenix, AZ
Everybody Loves Flowers, Gilbert, AZ
Alis Living, Scottsdale, AZ
Just Us Girls, Sedona, AZ
Rusty Rooster, Wickenburg, AZ
Embellished Home Etc., Tucson, AZ
Einzelstück, Zurich, Switzerland
Changemaker, Zurich, Switzerland
MADE, Lawrence, Kansas
Relish Decor, Frederick, Maryland
Dancing Eye Gallery,Northville, MI
Mindfulnest, Santa Monica, Burbank and Highland Park, CA
Two Old Hippies, Nashville, TN
Peter Engler Designs, Branson, MO
PJ's Corner at the Plaza, Irving, TX
The Coffee Fox, Savannah, GA
Lavender Moon Interiors, Martinez, CA
Gray Photography, Evansville, IN
Bridal Vault, Jamestown, PA
Fawn Hill, Nashville, IN
Kremp Florist, Willow Grove, PA
A Distinctive Dwelling, Fayetteville, AR
The Crystal Fish, Branson, MO
O'Suzannah, Charlottesville, VA
Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery, Danville, IN
The Gypsy Wagon, Dallas, TX
Sugar & Succulents, Mechanicsburg, PA
Five Sisters Antiques, Stone Mountain, GA
AOK's Shoregal Boutique & Supplies, Avon Lake, OH
Y'Knot Shop, Livingston, CA
Blume Market, Simi Valley, CA
Lizzy G's Fine Gifts, Houston, TX
The Farmhouse, Duluth, GA
Hello Penngrove, Penngrove, CA
Revisions, Marquette, MI
Vintage Charm, Mineola, TX
Michele Jewelry Inc., Bellville, TX

Shop members

  • Carrie


    I live in sunny Arizona with my husband and two young boys. Although a desert dweller, I am an ice hockey and lacrosse mom, shuttling my two favorite little people from school to practice when not at home crafting one my many ongoing projects.

  • Joe and Karen

    Parents Extraordinaire

    Super duo! When in town visiting the grandkids, Dad works hard cutting knives into pendants, bud vases, and boutonnieres -a tedious and physical process and I couldn't do it without his help! Mom helps with the polishing and patina process.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Pumpernickel and Wry, home of my upcycled-hand-stamped-vintage silverware, chalkboard trays and vintage finds. Custom orders are always welcome and I will do my best to find the perfect items to hand-stamp with your custom wording!

All silver plated items, from trays to flatware, are repurposed from vintage or antique pieces. None are perfect. Instead they have a lovely patina of age and use. I love giving new life to old finds!

View my sister site at www.cshiver.etsy.com

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If the item does not meet your expectations, you may return it for a full refund of the item cost or an exchange for a new item.

If your items are lost in transit please contact me so we can work out a solution!
Paypal payment accepted.

Payment is due within five days of purchase.

If payment has not been received within this reasonable period of time, the order may be cancelled and the item re-listed into my store. I will always attempt to contact the buyer before this occurs.
Shipping is typically via first class for all silverware, and parcel post for chalkboard trays. Shipping can be upgraded, please contact me!

Items are always shipped within 2-3 business days, or sooner, unless you are otherwise notified by me.

Please understand that I have no control over international orders. International customs can sometimes hold up packages, but I always send your items within 2-3 business days! Please understand that I have no control over your item once it enters the Postal system! I will always work with you in case of a lost or damaged item!

International buyers, please include your phone number in "notes to seller" for shipping purposes.

Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders welcome!