Carrie on Aug 27, 2016
Lovely dried florals, friendly shop, recommended
Juli Medley on Aug 27, 2016
Came in excellent condition for a somewhat delicate item!
The Art of Natural Wreaths and Decor
The Blaithin Blair Shop started on Etsy in 2007, offering beautiful dried-flower arrangements, fresh and preserved boxwood wreaths, and more! Over the years, my products have shipped to customers around the world and have appeared in major publications such as Southern Living and Victoria. I also recently expanded the business to a standalone website. My Etsy shop has earned thousands of favorites and even a feature on Etsy’s blog! Excellent reviews from so many satisfied customers attest to the effort and care that go into creating and delivering my products.
As a forester by education and a farmer by experience, I have spent the majority of my waking life outdoors. Needless to say, I love the natural world! It’s a blessing to bring nature indoors and craft it into wreaths for my customers. My wish is that every wreath and arrangement I make will bring lots of enjoyment. Because my products are truly a joy to make, I hope that they also bring joy to your home!
All my wreaths and arrangements are handmade. I gather boxwood trimmings locally by offering a free boxwood-thinning service to nearby communities in exchange for the clippings. So it’s truly a recycling business! My dried and preserved material comes from family farms and businesses around the country. I carefully select my sources to ensure that everything I make is of the highest quality.
My basement workshop is where I make all my products year round. Quality is much more important to me than quantity—I want every wreath and arrangement to be perfect, and I make every effort to that end.
Thank you so much for your support over the years!
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Processing time varies by item. Please see individual items for estimated ship times.
Rush processing is available for some items. Please contact me to set up a special order. A rush fee is 25% of total plus any additional cost of shipping to get it to you by your deadline.
Estimated transit times (after item is created!) is 2-7 business days in the USA. (Hawaii and Alaska may take up to three weeks.) International shipping can take up to 15 business days. Please contact me to set up expedited shipping.
If your package arrives late due to a shipping provider error please contact the provider directly. I do not *guarantee* arrival by a specific date.
I can only ship to one shipping address per order. If you need to ship to separate addresses, please order as separate transactions.
I provide tracking numbers with every order. Please contact the shipping provider if your package is missing.
*Additional shipping information*
For domestic orders (USA):
I use USPS Priority for most(but not all!) of my packages. Please allow 2-5 business days for the arrival of your purchase. However, USPS does not guarantee delivery in a specific number of days.
Shipping larger packages to the West Coast, Mid-West, and Florida is typically through Fed-Ex or USPS Parcel Post. Please allow 3-7 business days for this service. Hawaii and Alaska may take up to three weeks.
If you have a specific deadline or would like to upgrade to a faster service, just let me know.
For international orders:
International packages are shipped using International First Class Mail for items under 4 pounds or Priority International for heavier shipments. Please allow 2-4 weeks for the delivery of your international package.
The buyers is responsible for checking with the custom regulations of the in-taking country to see if your items are allowed entrance. I am not responsible for additional fees that your country's custom office may impose including duties, taxes, or pesticide treatments.
In particular AUSTRALIA- your customs department has been unpredictable in my experience. Please check with them!!! Any duties or other fees will be your responsibility.
You are responsible for all duty, customs, or any other charges imposed by your country above and beyond the USPS (United States Postal Service) postal charges that you already paid. These may be due when you pick up your package.
All my shipments are packed with care to ensure their safe arrival. I have shipped thousands of wreaths and have only had a few wreaths arrived damaged.
I use a combination of new and clean, reused packing materials. If you prefer all new or all recycled materials, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your wishes.
I do not include any sort of receipt or invoice in my packages. You can print a copy for yourself from your Etsy page, or if you ask me to, I would happily include a copy for you.
If you would like me to include a note with a gift purchase, just let me know!
Christmas pre-orders are accepted January through November 1st. I will put your order on the calendar for your requested ship date. Orders canceled less than two week prior to ship date will not be refunded.
Orders after November 15th will be made and filled as ordered. If you need your order rushed please contact me to set up a special order. A rush fee is 25% of total plus any additional cost of shipping to get it to you by your deadline.
If you would like an expedited shipping service please contact me before purchasing your wreath with address information so I can give you a shipping estimate.
Refunds and Exchanges
Dried bunches, preserved and dried wreaths and arrangements, paper rose garlands, and full spool ribbons can be returned as long as they arrive in the same condition as I sent them out. Please return in the original packaging within 15 days. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. A 15% restocking fee will be subtracted from your refund amount. No returns after 15 days from delivery date.
If your wreath arrives damaged, please take photos so I can file an insurance claim. I may require a return of the item but will replace the item(s) free of charge.
Shipping charges are not refunded for returned packages (including undeliverable due to address mistakes and custom refusal.)
Please contact the shipping provider if your package is missing.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders! I have found customers excel at new creations! If you would like a custom order please send me a message with desired size and materials as well as a time frame. I will do my best at creating exactly what you wished for. Orders must be placed BEFORE I create your item. If you would like a picture before shipping please let me know. I'd be happy so do so and make any minor changes that you desire before shipping.
Please understand though that I cannot except returns or give refunds on custom orders.
Wholesale Info -
I do not offer wholesale prices at this time but am happy to give a discount for large orders(except from November 1st-December 20th).
As I always want happy customers, please contact upon arrival if your purchase arrives damaged. Upon proof of damage I am more than happy to replace the item.
How long will my fresh wreath last?
It depends. :) Time of year is a huge factor. November-March is the best time for wreaths with cold weather. They typically last 4-6 weeks at that time. April-May is when the boxwood sends out new growth. The new growth is gorgeous! But, alas, it also wilts relatively quickly (in about a week). At this time, the boxwood works bestfor for those short term events such as weddings. I work with you to have them arrive close to the wedding date so that they will be the freshest possible. The rest of the year varies from 3-8 weeks. Luckily the boxwood dries beautifully so you can continue enjoying!
How do I care for my boxwood wreath?
If you plan to hang your wreath outdoors, no additional care is needed. These wreaths slowly dry over the months and then will either turn pale green or golden blonde depending on how much sun they receive.
If indoors, you can lightly spray the wreath just as you would Christmas greenery. This will help keep it glossy a bit longer. But I prefer to just let my wreaths dry naturally to the beautiful woodsy colors.
Does boxwood have an odor?
I have come to the conclusion that this is all a matter of taste. I find the fragrance of boxwood refreshing and woodsy. Much of the reason I like to work with boxwood is this natural fragrance that reminds me of a walk in the woods. The smell reminds alot of people of historical places such as WIlliamsburg and Monticello. However, to a few people it has a slight skunky odor. Needless to say, I can't tell you which it will be to you.