theapothecarybee

handwritten wood signs + wedding pretties!

Knoxville, Tennessee · 10184 Sales

theapothecarybee

handwritten wood signs + wedding pretties!

Knoxville, Tennessee 10184 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(2674)

Announcement   5/7/18 - my husband and better half is away for 3 months to train to be an air traffic controller! because of this, items in the shop will be limited and my ability to answer emails may be delayed.
thanks for your understanding while we work out this new chapter in our lives!

we are always hoping to provide the highest quality items to you, and will continue doing wood signs and paper work while we figure out the mugs. thank you!

we thank you for respecting that we are just a small husband-and-wife owned business and understanding that we have a life outside of this business too!


i am continuing to pump out your handcrafted purchases to order as fast as humanly possible with just this one pair of hands, so your understanding and patience as usual is much appreciated! :)

to see when your order will be shipped, check your online purchase receipt (or go to "you" --> "purchases and reviews" at the top right of your etsy toolbar) and the send-by date should be on there!

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don't forget to follow me on instagram (@theapothecarybee) for a daily dose of new items, prettiness, nerdiness, interesting eats, + pups!

i LOVE it when people share their pictures with me! if you're satisfied with your item and feel so compelled, please send along a snapshot for my portfolio!! thanks!

<< THE APOTHECARY BEE has been featured on the wedding website Elli, in local Jacksonville bakeries and wedding boutiques, FloridianSocial.com, the Local Adventurer blog, and was one of the 50 Best Geeky Wedding Ideas on the Emmaline Bride Blog (http://emmalinebride.com/offbeat/geeky-wedding-ideas/). >>

PLEASE READ ALL of my shop policies and FAQs before purchasing! by making a purchase, you are saying you agree to all of the policies outlined on these pages. :)

xoxo,
~ allie @ the apothecary bee <3

Announcement

Last updated on May 7, 2018

5/7/18 - my husband and better half is away for 3 months to train to be an air traffic controller! because of this, items in the shop will be limited and my ability to answer emails may be delayed.
thanks for your understanding while we work out this new chapter in our lives!

we are always hoping to provide the highest quality items to you, and will continue doing wood signs and paper work while we figure out the mugs. thank you!

we thank you for respecting that we are just a small husband-and-wife owned business and understanding that we have a life outside of this business too!


i am continuing to pump out your handcrafted purchases to order as fast as humanly possible with just this one pair of hands, so your understanding and patience as usual is much appreciated! :)

to see when your order will be shipped, check your online purchase receipt (or go to "you" --> "purchases and reviews" at the top right of your etsy toolbar) and the send-by date should be on there!

<<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>>

don't forget to follow me on instagram (@theapothecarybee) for a daily dose of new items, prettiness, nerdiness, interesting eats, + pups!

i LOVE it when people share their pictures with me! if you're satisfied with your item and feel so compelled, please send along a snapshot for my portfolio!! thanks!

<< THE APOTHECARY BEE has been featured on the wedding website Elli, in local Jacksonville bakeries and wedding boutiques, FloridianSocial.com, the Local Adventurer blog, and was one of the 50 Best Geeky Wedding Ideas on the Emmaline Bride Blog (http://emmalinebride.com/offbeat/geeky-wedding-ideas/). >>

PLEASE READ ALL of my shop policies and FAQs before purchasing! by making a purchase, you are saying you agree to all of the policies outlined on these pages. :)

xoxo,
~ allie @ the apothecary bee <3

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this was my first dance song at my wedding... get your lyrics on a custom wood slice for your wood anniversary! (or for any reason at all!)
newest item in the shop - a lovely save the date sign, perfect for your engagement photoshoot / announcement!! relaxedring
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About

a twenty-something girl boss who loves pups, beer, nature, and drawing words all pretty.

i was walking around downtown st. augustine, florida when the inspiration for my shop's name and direction hit - in the country's oldest apothecary store, a chubby little bumblebee flew in and landed on a vintage medicine bottle bathed in a sunbeam. i thought that, honestly, there wasn't anything prettier in the world going on at that point in time than that simple, little moment, and so 'the apothecary bee' was born.

this scenario reminded me of some of the gorgeous weddings i'd been to - of all the happy, simple, perfect moments that make up the start of a couple's life together.
so, i decided to focus on the little touches that make a rustic or vintage wedding as charming as that scene, and it is my goal to provide handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, customized items to make your special day the prettiest thing in the world for just one moment. <3 it is my goal that everything to leave my shop be treated with the utmost care and attention to detail - i have to make sure that even the packaging is pretty! i promise to treat every order as if it were my own... as such, everything you'll find at the apothecary bee is made with love, pure and simple!

<< follow along with my hive on instagram! >> www.instagram.com/theapothecarybee

<< like my shop on facebook! >> www.facebook.com/theapothecarybee

<< pop in to see my chalkboard art / calligraphy portfolio! >> www.alliecheatum.carbonmade.com

<< follow me for a plethora of pretty stuff on pinterest! >> www.pinterest.com/cerebralfeast

Shop members

  • allie cheatum

    Owner, Designer, Busy Bee

    ahoy! i am a twenty-something in love with trying new things, delicious food, dark beer, weddings, and mountains. this etsy shop is my full time job, but i'm also a devoted pup-mom + wife. :)

  • michael cheatum

    Co-owner, Shipper, Dog Wrangler

    hello! i am an aspiring actuary/air traffic controller/beer brewer. i enjoy video games, ultimate, and all things that are nerd. i love helping out my wife and taking care of our dog-children. :)

Shop policies

Last updated on October 30, 2017
ahoy! at the apothecary bee, i'll strive to make your personal etsy shopping experience as smooth + carefree as possible. let me take care of the little details so you can sit back, relax, + enjoy!

<< messages will usually be responded to within 72 business hours!! >>
<< i take saturdays and sundays off to spend time with my loved ones. thank you for understanding the importance of family! >>

>> IF YOUR ITEM IS TIME-SENSITIVE, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PUT THE DATE YOU NEED IT BY IN THE "NOTE TO SELLER" SECTION OF YOUR ORDER! <<
{i want to make sure that it gets to you in time!} :)

>> FOR PLACE CARD ORDERS - i need about 2-3 weeks to complete your order from start to shipping. if you need them sooner than that, convo me and we'll work something out (though you will be subject to an additional fee for last minute orders).

everything in my shop is made by my own two hands and is made to order (meaning i am usually so busy i don't have time to have items pre-made or in stock)! ANY ITEM needed within 1 WEEK is non-negotiably subject to a $6 rush shipping and processing fee, available here:
www.etsy.com/listing/229915146/rush-shipping-processing-upgrade

handmade items are by their very nature unique, one of a kind pieces!! please expect for your item to slightly vary from the posted photos! (and remember how awesome it is that your item is super duper unique) :)

thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and choosing to shop with the apothecary bee!
~ allie <3

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
<<>><<>> DISCLAIMER FOR MUGS: IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE CARE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED WITH YOUR MUG, I AM NOT LIABLE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM TO REPLACE OR REFUND ANY PART OF YOUR ORDER. these mugs are handmade, not printed, so the design is delicate and requires proper care!!!

*** mugs may also come with very slight outward imperfections - marks, pinpoints, etc. - but i will NEVER sell a mug that is non-functional. almost any mug you can find, even in big brand-name stores, will have tiny chips or imperfections - so i am not liable to refund or replace your mug should you be unhappy with a small imperfection.

every mug comes with a care instruction card. mugs should be GENTLY hand washed in cool water to preserve the design (please do not use any sponges or scrubbers, and definitely NO dishwashers!). since this is a handmade piece, please expect normal wear and tear as you use it - but the better you take care of it, the longer it will last!

please wash with love and care and it’ll love you back. <3

<<>><<>> FOR CUSTOMIZED ITEMS: fully customized or personalized items by their nature take more time to complete, and are not reusable. therefore if you are not happy with a customized item or would like to cancel an already-made item, i will refund you up to 75% of the purchase price for a legitimate claim (and you can keep the item if it has already been shipped to you).
customized items (vow books, signs, wood slices) are NOT returnable/exchangeable/eligible to receive a full refund except under special circumstances or upon mutual agreement.
Payment
the apothecary bee accepts payments through PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout to ensure an easy ordering process.
Shipping
your newly-ordered items, once shipped, will arrive through USPS first class or priority mail to their destinations in approximately 2-5 business days. with priority shipping, i can ensure the lowest price for the best quality -- all mug orders come with $50 of insurance, expedited shipping, and free tracking numbers! woohoo!

>> FOR CUSTOM ORDERS, PROCESSING TIMES MAY BE AS HIGH AS 3 WEEKS. <<

please convo me if you are a citizen of a country other than the united states and i will put up a special custom listing just for you! :)
Additional policies and FAQs
<< i'd love to hear from you! >>

please let me know if there is anything i can do to make your purchasing experience more enjoyable!

<<>><<>> GENERAL DISCLAIMER: IF YOU DO NOT TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE ITEM DESCRIPTIONS, I AM NOT LIABLE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM TO REPLACE OR REFUND ANY PART OF YOUR ORDER. i work diligently to keep my listings totally up-to-date, and to include all pertinent information such as size, dimensions, color, etc., so please read so you know what you're in for!

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<<>><<>> BROKEN ITEMS : most of my items ship with $50 worth of insurance through Priority Mail, so if your item arrives broken or damaged - don't panic!!! just snap a pic, chat with me, and i'll file a claim. i'll get to work on a replacement for you right as soon as the claim goes through with no extra re-ordering or work on your part! awesome!

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<<>><<>> OTHER ISSUES : i'll always do my darndest to provide top-notch quality products + service! if you have fallen out of love with an order, or feel like you need a refund/exchange, PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST (BEFORE LEAVING A REVIEW), and we can work together to come up with the best solution!

- DISCLAIMER FOR CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS - the oil-based paint used on my mugs is considered unsafe for consumption in your state. i recommend not ordering any mugs with rim designs, and keeping the design confined to the outside of the mugs for safe use.

thank you for reading!

have a lovely day! :)

More information

Last updated on May 7, 2016
Frequently asked questions

when will my item ship/arrive?

- please click on your "purchases" tab and check your order - there is an estimated "ship by" date that is usually 1-3 weeks from the purchase date that i will get your order shipped out (unless it is a special custom order). once shipped, this same area is where you will find the tracking and arrival information for your order!

my item arrived broken, what do i do?

- please snap a pic of the damage and send it to me. i will file a claim with the usps and get to work on a replacement for you as soon as possible! no need to re-order!

i need my item by a certain date, is this doable?

- please message me if the date is within 2 weeks of ordering and i will see if i can manage to get it to you in time. if the date is within 1 week of ordering and i tell you i can make it happen, it will be subject to a non-negotiable rush fee for $10. if the date is after 2 weeks from ordering, simply let me know when you need it by in the 'note to seller' section of your order and i will make it work!

i need to change the address on my order, what do i do?

- if the item hasn't shipped yet, simply message me the new address and i will make a note of it on your order sheet.

if the item is currently in transit, you can visit usps.com and type in the tracking number to try to intercept the package and send it to the new address.

if the item never arrives or was returned to me, i will resend it to the new address for an additional shipping fee.

i need to cancel my custom order, what do i do?

- because we begin processing your order as soon as you have ordered, there is a cancellation fee of 25% for ALL personalized items/custom requests. this does not apply to no-customization mugs, signs, or vow books. we will process your refund less 25% of the purchase price. we spend a lot of time creating your custom designs, so we offer a cancellation fee to accommodate our loss of time in creating the design and/or setting up the custom listing with you.

i am not pleased with my item, what do i do?

- please message me and let me know what you're not happy with, and we will see if we can work out a mutually beneficial solution! also, make sure you are careful to read the listing descriptions of each purchased item before messaging me - you may have overlooked a detail such as size (dimension), color, etc. that i am not responsible for.

how do i take care of my mug? can i put it in the dishwasher?

- every mug comes with a care instruction card inside.

mugs should be GENTLY hand washed in cool water to preserve the design (please do not use any sponges or scrubbers, and definitely NO dishwashers!). since this is a handmade piece, please expect normal wear and tear as you use it - but the better you take care of it, the longer it will last!

will my order really take 2-3 weeks to make & ship?

- in a lot of cases, NO! this estimate is more of a "cover my buns" type of scenario. you will usually receive your item well before the ship-by date.

however, if i become incredibly busy (expect this during peak times like wedding season (all summer), and holidays (especially mother's day, christmas, etc.), this estimate will be closer to correct. i receive close to 170 orders EACH WEEK, so there may be up to 170 people who ordered ahead of you at any given time! believe me when i say i am working around the clock to pump out orders.

remember - everything in my shop is completely handmade and to-order by just this one pair of hands, so it takes time!