TeddiesandVintage

Artist Bears, Supplies and Vintage Treasures ♥♥♥

Medicine Hat, Canada · 263 Sales

TeddiesandVintage

Artist Bears, Supplies and Vintage Treasures ♥♥♥

Medicine Hat, Canada 263 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(137)
Shop owner

Michelle

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Announcement   Please check out my policies for important new information regarding international customs such as VAT, etc. Thanks! SALE time! Check out my "Awesome Deals" section before you leave! New bears coming soon!! Handmade teddy bears, vintage clothing, dolls, bears, toys and lots more! As you can clearly see it is not just about my bears! I hope you find what you're looking for or at the very least, have fun while you're here! Combined shipping? Absolutely!

The first thing you should note is that my shipping costs will seem quite high! I know...booo! Canada Post has, yet again, increased their shipping costs and some of my items are kind of large or heavy. Please check out my policy page for my commitment to you! I promise you won't be disappointed:)

I am always excited to offer an array of yummy vintage items as well as my own handcrafted teddy bears! If there's something you don't see, I might just have it kickin' around somewhere waiting to be listed so don't hesitate to convo me and ask questions! I answer all of my mail as quickly as I can so you'll never be left hangin'! I promise you!

Feel free to check out my About page for more information about me, myself and I!

Enjoy your visit!
Michelle ♥♥♥

SOME RATHER IMPORTANT TID BITS!!
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PLEASE NOTE: CHECK OUT MY POLICIES PAGE FOR MORE VALUEABLE INFORMATION:)

***To my dear European customers...please be aware that you may be required to pay an extra 20% in customs fees as well as an £8 fee to your postal service. These new VAT charges have absolutely nothing to do with me and are NOT included in my prices. I so want to continue offering my items to my wonderful overseas clients so please be aware of any customs charges or duties for your country as these extra fees are out of my control.

***Listings can be RESERVED for up to a week for any of my items so you don't have to miss out on something special! I do require only one thing and that is that you keep me informed during the process of reserving a listing.

***I ship just about anywhere in the world! Please don't hesitate to ask questions if you don't see your destination listed or if you're confused about anything:).

***In light of past issues with delays in shipping over the holidays and during volatile weather conditions across the board, I ask my customers to please be patient while waiting for their items to arrive before taking drastic measures such as beginning disputes, etc. I really want to work with you before you take those steps so please, be patient and keep in touch! I'm always happy to help in any way!
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I would also like to brag about something! Shameless, I know! One of my little teddies, Orson, moved to Brookly, NY to begin his life as the best friend of a sweet little dollie named "Chantilly" who was created by NY artist Kathleen Marie! To take a peek at the two best friends who are now in Kathleen's Etsy shop, click here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/49956383/chantilly-and-orson-one-of-a-kind-french

THANKS KATHLEEN! ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 17, 2016

Please check out my policies for important new information regarding international customs such as VAT, etc. Thanks! SALE time! Check out my "Awesome Deals" section before you leave! New bears coming soon!! Handmade teddy bears, vintage clothing, dolls, bears, toys and lots more! As you can clearly see it is not just about my bears! I hope you find what you're looking for or at the very least, have fun while you're here! Combined shipping? Absolutely!

The first thing you should note is that my shipping costs will seem quite high! I know...booo! Canada Post has, yet again, increased their shipping costs and some of my items are kind of large or heavy. Please check out my policy page for my commitment to you! I promise you won't be disappointed:)

I am always excited to offer an array of yummy vintage items as well as my own handcrafted teddy bears! If there's something you don't see, I might just have it kickin' around somewhere waiting to be listed so don't hesitate to convo me and ask questions! I answer all of my mail as quickly as I can so you'll never be left hangin'! I promise you!

Feel free to check out my About page for more information about me, myself and I!

Enjoy your visit!
Michelle ♥♥♥

SOME RATHER IMPORTANT TID BITS!!
****************************************************************************************************
PLEASE NOTE: CHECK OUT MY POLICIES PAGE FOR MORE VALUEABLE INFORMATION:)

***To my dear European customers...please be aware that you may be required to pay an extra 20% in customs fees as well as an £8 fee to your postal service. These new VAT charges have absolutely nothing to do with me and are NOT included in my prices. I so want to continue offering my items to my wonderful overseas clients so please be aware of any customs charges or duties for your country as these extra fees are out of my control.

***Listings can be RESERVED for up to a week for any of my items so you don't have to miss out on something special! I do require only one thing and that is that you keep me informed during the process of reserving a listing.

***I ship just about anywhere in the world! Please don't hesitate to ask questions if you don't see your destination listed or if you're confused about anything:).

***In light of past issues with delays in shipping over the holidays and during volatile weather conditions across the board, I ask my customers to please be patient while waiting for their items to arrive before taking drastic measures such as beginning disputes, etc. I really want to work with you before you take those steps so please, be patient and keep in touch! I'm always happy to help in any way!
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I would also like to brag about something! Shameless, I know! One of my little teddies, Orson, moved to Brookly, NY to begin his life as the best friend of a sweet little dollie named "Chantilly" who was created by NY artist Kathleen Marie! To take a peek at the two best friends who are now in Kathleen's Etsy shop, click here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/49956383/chantilly-and-orson-one-of-a-kind-french

THANKS KATHLEEN! ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Michelle

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Michelle

Vintage Nurse Doll Ideal Toy Corporation 1964
US$35.00
Vintage Red Funky Retro Dip Set 1970s
US$25.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(137)
Lazzi

Lazzi on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE her! She is so adorable & even smaller than I pictured, sooooo cute!!!!! She is very well made & was very well packaged too. Couldn't be happier with my teddy. Thank you so much :)

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About

A Passionate Life of Bear Making and Collecting Comes Together

I've always been an artist for as long as I could remember focusing mainly on painting and sewing. Shortly after becoming a mother for the first time, I discovered a love of teddy bear design and creation and I was hooked! After learning how to create my own teddy bears from patterns I designed, I began selling my work through magazines and then later the internet.

My now 25 year passion for making teddy bears took me in so many wonderful directions which included a stint as a bear making instructor to creating memory bears as well as restoring antique teddies. Now, many of my teddy bears reside in collections all over the world. So many bears, so many Hugs!

As a bear artist, I am constantly looking around me for inspiration and that can come from something as simple as a button or a piece of vintage fabric or ribbon. Recently, inspiration came in the form of composition doll heads, hands and feet! This is one perfect instant where my creations manage to mingle with my collections:)

I love to incorporate vintage supplies into the designs of most of my bears. Old taffeta seam binding ribbons, vintage buttons and "grandma's" lace tid bits are all fair game and give each little creation a wonderful old fashioned appeal. Vintage brass buttons, jingle bells and beads all help to finish off every teddy before he or she heads off to the "photo studio" where some of the real fun begins! I love to pose my bears in endearing ways that will ultimately tug at the heartstrings of true "arctophiles" from all over the globe!

In case you're wondering...it's a real word...really:) That is a term given to "one who adores and collects teddy bears" made famous by a once famous British actor named Peter Bull:) Heee...now you know:)

In addition to being a bear artist, I am also a collector of all things vintage! My husband Darren (my partner in crime!) and I are constantly on the prowl for the next great treasure frequenting yard sales, thrift shops and antique malls with money in hand and our poker faces on! We absolutely love to flit around vintage sales sifting through boxes and rooting through cupboards and shelves looking for anything that will make our hearts beat faster with anticipation! I am pleased to offer many of those items here in my Etsy shop!

Joining the Etsy community has been a great experience for me for several reasons. I've been lucky enough to have a friendly, quality place to showcase and sell my teddy bears! My customers have remained constant and supportive and for that I am truly grateful.

Etsy has also given me a great opportunity to continue treasure hunting. It's a place where I can sell my past finds and make room for new ones...because, let's face it...the hunt really never ends:) I strive to bring my customers quality vintage items at great prices and perfectly packaged with the best shipping rates possible.

And finally, it's not always about the bears and the money...really...at the end of the day, I've made some pretty terrific friends through Etsy! We all share the same passions and drive and I'm happy to be here to meet new people and to provide everyone with the best service possible!

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  • Michelle M.

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Happy Wife

    I'm a longtime teddy bear artist and a passionate collector of all things vintage! When I'm not designing and creating my bears, cooking or gardening, I'm out hunting for the next great treasure! Believe me, the hunt never ends:)

Shop policies

Last updated on June 7, 2016
Hey!

Thanks for checking out my Etsy Shop! I'm so pleased to be part of a wonderful and very large group of extremely talented artists and other vendors!
My passion for collecting the old is nearly as strong as my passion for creating the new!

So welcome, again and please come by often!
Michelle

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Here in my shop, I accept Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout (debit and credit card payments) as forms of payment for my items.

Payments should be made as soon as possible, however, if you require some extra time and perhaps would like me to RESERVE an item or two for you please, please convo me and just let me know and we'll work something out. Communication is very important to me. I always do my very best to keep in touch with my customers from the moment they purchase an item until the moment that item reaches their door. I really do want you to enjoy your shopping experience with me! My reviews really speak volumns as to how important my customers are to me:)

I have a 100% positive record of excellent customer service through other sites and right here on Etsy! All of my items are packaged up securely to ensure safe delivery to my buyers.

Please note:
I reserve the right to hold onto items or cancel any transactions where the item has not been paid in full within a reasonable time frame (usually 5-7 days) and/or if the buyer refuses to communicate with me should there be any problems.

If you have any issues with my items, shop policies, terms, shipping methods, etc. please feel free to contact me anytime and I'll do my absolute best to work with you to ensure that the transaction will be as smooth as possible for both of us:)
YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO ME:)
Shipping
All of my items are packaged up securely to ensure safe delivery to my buyers.

International/Overseas BUYERS: Some wording on our listings put there by Etsy has lead many buyers to believe that our listing prices include VAT taxes. They do not. My prices DO NOT include taxes and customs charges for your country.

I value you as my customers and I want to continue to make my items available to you. With that being said please be aware that you will be responsible for any taxes, customs fees, or other amounts levied by your home country. Please check with your Customs office and/or Postal Service if you are concerned about possible tariffs. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR UK BUYERS! The Royal Mail is reportedly being much more vigilant in collecting VAT on purchases made through the mail. You should be prepared for the possibility of paying VAT plus a Royal Mail fee upon receipt. Also, I will not mark items as gifts on the customs forms as this is illegal to do.

If you have any questions at all in regards to shipping, don't hesitate to contact me. I'm happy to answer all of your important questions!

COMBINED SHIPPING: ABSOLUTELY!

***Shipping from Canada is VERY expensive but I assure you, you will only pay exact shipping. Any overcharges over $2.00 are refunded upon my return from the post office.
***I personally choose to physically go down to the post office to have my items weighed, measured and shipped off correctly as I'm confident that I'm providing you with the best possible and most accurate service available!

SHIPPING METHODS:
For international packages, most of my items will be shipped using SMALL PACKET AIR(TRACKED ON OCCASION-See Special Note Below) OR LIGHT PACKET via AIRMAIL to ALL DESTINATIONS worldwide except Canada.

Here, in Canada, all items will be shipped using EXPEDITED PARCEL:)

At this time, because of an overworked postal system, all shipments cannot be absolutely guaranteed to be delivered within a certain time frame. Please see table below:

***Within Canada: Items can take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks for delivery.
***To the US: Items can take anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks for delivery.
***Overseas (Europe, Australia, Japan, etc.): Items can take anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks for delivery.

Holidays and volatile weather conditions can turn the postal delivery world upside down so during those peak times please expect delivery to be slowed down quite a bit more than it usually is during the rest of the year.

TRACKING INFORMATION
Methods that include tracking numbers are very expensive and in some cases, I include those methods in my listings. This is reflected in the high cost of shipping, however, if you would like to be sure that I include tracking or if you prefer a cheaper method without tracking (please see additional note below) and you're not sure the current shipping price reflects that then please contact me prior to your purchase! I'm always happy to help!

In the case of non tracked items, I provide detailed photos of all items as they are packaged up for shipment as well as all post office receipts relating to each item. I also purchase insurance when available and in the case of misrepresentation on my part or damage upon receipt of items, I will happily work with the buyer to resolve the issue or will provide a refund if necessary.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will do my very best to describe each and every item including my bears and I am always happy to send additional photos before a decision is made to purchase so that there will not be any confusion once they sell, however, I will happily refund the full cost of your purchase plus shipping if the reason for return is due to my own negligence in describing the item or because of an issue with packaging.

*****I take clear and accurate photos of my items as they are being packaged for delivery for insurance purposes so rest assured, I do my absolute best to get my items to their destinations safely and securely.

NOTE: If a return is simply because of "buyer's remorse" fair enough but the item must be shipped back to me safely before any refunds will be made and a refund will only be issued for the original shipping cost and the cost of the item. It will not include the return shipping.

With all of that being said, if you've got any issues in regards to my work or any of my other items, please contact me as soon as possible so that we may work together to make this a smooth and comfortable transaction all around:) I love shopping online and I know you do too so let's do our very best to work together!

It's all fun!
Michelle:)
Additional policies and FAQs
Please remember to contact me should you have any questions in regards to my work or if you have any concerns about my vintage items, policies, shipping, etc. I check my mail often throughout the day and I'm always happy to answer all of your very important questions!

I sincerely hope that you will find your visit here a valuable and rewarding experience!

My heartfelt appreciation and my commitment to putting a smile on your face are what makes this an equally fabulous experience for me! And who knows...maybe we'll become good friends along the way! Oh...it happens!

Come back soon!
Michelle