stay close at heart - personalized long distance gifts

Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 4957 Sales


stay close at heart - personalized long distance gifts

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 4957 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Last updated on Jan 13, 2019

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Rachael Winkley

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Rachael Winkley

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We are now running 7-10 business days for order production through Dec. 31st.
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Share your world with Salvaged Studio


The inspiration for my vintage map product line came from the serendipitous discovery of a long forgotten collection of maps and bird watching journals. They were stashed away inside a pair of metal file boxes I found in the basement of an old house during an estate sale. I wanted the file boxes for another design projects. Once back at my studio, I began taking out all the maps and journals. The story of a man with a passion for bird watching that took him all over North America began throughout the 1950’s-1970’s began to unfold with each map I opened and journal I flipped through. I was fascinated by this lost adventure story and inspired to find a unique way to preserve and share it.

Salvaged Studio is all about helping you share your world. If you’re searching for handcrafted items that tell the story of where you’re from, where you’ve been or where you’re going, Salvaged Studio is here with ready-made and custom-order map coasters, accessories and jewelry. I enjoy the creative challenge of custom orders and will search my large library of maps and atlases to find all your special locations.

My passion for Salvaged Studio comes from three things: my inner-drive to craft beautiful things with my hands, my lifelong love for creative re-use of old materials, and the joy that comes from sharing my handcrafted work with the world. That passion paired with a few cups of strong black coffee keeps my creative buzz going. At the end of each day, it’s receiving feedback like “I bought this as a graduation gift for a map loving, key chain collecting friend! It was perfect! Thank you!” and “My dad received the coasters I bought him. He loved them, he couldn’t say enough about how beautiful they are!” that makes me grateful for the opportunity to wake up the next day, get back in the studio and do it all again.

Each coaster, necklace and keychain is handcrafted in my studio from vintage maps and atlases, reclaimed ceramic tiles, cork and nickel-free metal jewelry findings. I source my maps from estate sales, used book stores and online. The ceramic tiles are purchased primarily from the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store locations in Milwaukee and Madison, WI.

To find out more about Salvaged Studio and me, check out my website (or click the link to the right). For a peek at what’s going on right now in the studio and what’s inspiring me today, follow me on Instagram at . I love to see my work in use out in the world, please share your photos on Instagram and Twitter with hashtags #shareyourworld #wearyourworld #salvagedstudio

Yes, I wholesale my work and would love the opportunity to discuss working with your retail shop, gallery or online store. Please send me a convo and I'll be happy to send you my product line sheets. I'm also on the Etsy Wholesale website where you can find my line sheet and ordering information by searching "Salvaged Studio"

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  • Rachael Brooke Winkley

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

  • Bella Carenen


    My daughter Bella has grown up in the studio and helps with packaging orders, receiving supply orders, labeling finished work and inventory.

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Last updated on Sep 29, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Is express shipping a "rush" order service?

No, express shipping does not mean that your order will be guaranteed to ship any sooner than the current processing time listed. Express shipping is expedited delivery from the date of shipping. Please refer to the product listing for current production time. In general, custom orders ship within 7 business days and ready-made items ship within 1-2 business days.

Do you print the map?

No, I use authentic vintage paper maps and bound world atlas books to create my work. Generally, I use maps from the late 1930's to 1970's. However, I do use newer maps and atlases as needed for newer countries or if it's the right scale for the design.

Can I see a map of the location I want before ordering?

We do not offer previews prior to ordering nor do we send proofs before shipping. This is due mostly to the fact that we use actual vintage maps and atlases which are hand-cut to order based on the custom location and the design.

Please refer to our product photos for an idea of how a finished piece will look. We are happy to send a photo of your finished order before shipping. Please request this when placing your order.

Are your shipping times guaranteed?

We do not guarantee our estimated shipping times.

We ship by United States Postal Service (USPS) and use their shipping time estimates based on general destination (U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, etc.).

We use USPS Priority Mail (standard shipping) and USPS Priority Express (express shipping). Both come with tracking and insurance.

If USPS damages your order, loses your order, or returns your correctly addressed order to us, we will replace or refund your purchase. (not valid on incorrect addresses or customs delays).

Please note: Buyer or recipient is responsible for any customs fees. We have no way of knowing when or how much any customs office may charge for delivery of an order.