The Art of Finer Thingshome goods, gifts, decor & more

Dallas, Texas

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 19, 2014

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!!!!!! THE WAY TO GET A HOLD OF ME: !!!!
email christine [!at] or text the number on your receipt.

I'm not a big company, but consider this page my fine print. (There's a reason they make it so small...)
I promise to treat you the way I would want to be treated, and I hope you will do the same.
Thank you for having a look around my shop!
I'm genuinely thrilled that people want to buy things that *I* make. On top of that, providing you with the most excellent customer service is of the utmost importance to me.

Please check your messages here and/or provide me with your most-checked email address. In the unlikely event that i MUST clear up an issue with you (whether it be about the product or shipping itself) prior to sending your item & you cannot be reached, I may have to cancel your order! (I have had to do this!)

I WANT YOU TO WALK AWAY with your expectations exceeded exponentially.
I want my quality to amaze you, and I want you to "love it so much more in person!"
I want you to be thrilled with my prompt shipping and open communication, and how smooth the transaction went as a result.
I WANT YOU to want to COME BACK, and I want you to have an experience that leaves you wanting to tell all of your friends!
.......That is my approach in a nutshell.

!!!!!! THE WAY TO GET A HOLD OF ME: !!!!
email christine [!at] or text me.
Do NOT send an ETSY message if it is important.


Please check your messages here and provide me with your most-checked email address:
I will try to iron out the kinks on my own (without bothering you) whenever possible.

Accepted payment methods

Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Payment must be received in full prior to shipping.

I accept payment through Paypal and Direct Checkout (major credit cards, debit cards, and Etsy gift cards).

If there is a method of payment you would like to use that I do not provide, contact me and I will look into it.


There are some items that I wouldn't feel comfortable shipping uninsured. On those listings, I state that shipping and handling includes insurance.
If for any reason you would like to purchase USPS insurance against loss or damage on your item (where it is not already included), please contact me at checkout (or any time before it ships).
More info here:
Tracking assures you that I sent your package. Purchasing insurance for your package will cover any loss or damage as that is not in my control.
Ship times within the listing itself ("ships within____") are TENTATIVE; tell me if you NEED YOUR ITEM BY A *SPECIFIC DATE*.

(International, Hawaiian, & Alaskan customers in general & ALL customers purchasing BULK, LARGE, OR HEAVY orders) Customers may be invoiced additional shipping costs prior to their package being sent due to recent usps shipping rate increases. This is not pleasant for me or for you, but invoicing you the actual cost to process and ship your items is the only fair way to handle it-- otherwise I come out feeling like I've done you a personal favor.
It's not bait and switch or highway robbery-- I've just covered those costs myself too many times (feeling too shy or worried to ask), but I CANNOT afford it.
For some items or locations, you may find I've overestimated the cost. Please contact me before-hand to adjust it, or I can just reimburse excess minus processing, handling, and materials fees to your account.
I will PROMPTLY reimburse excess shipping, handling, packing & processing fees if there are any of a significant amount. (Over a dollar or so depending on the total cost of the transaction. I'm not wasting your time and mine sending you a dollar on a $200 transaction, but if you spent $23 that's a more significant part of your transaction, so I will).
Risking the occasional overcharge is simply the smoothest way to charge shipping and handling fees in an etsy transaction.

Etsy sends a message to you automatically when I submit the tracking information.
Shipping from my post office to your mailbox typically takes 2-5 business days (more often than not, it's three, but I can't promise that as it's out of my control; it's nice to have tracking information for that very reason).
Standard USPS Post takes about 5 days to a week while priority is said to be 2-3 business days.

International customers:
You are responsible for customs fees. If you refuse your package at customs because you do not want to pay the fees, you will NOT receive any sort of refund when they give up and send it back to me god-knows-when. Duties and customs are the responsibility of the buyer, and will not be covered by me!

Additional policies and FAQs


I provide measurements when necessary, describe my items, take my pictures as accurately as possible (and provide you with as many as I can per item to assure you have an accurate impression of it). My computer shows pictures differently than my phone, and your screen may show pictures differently than those.

"±" (plus/minus) means "GIVE OR TAKE".

If you see that symbol on an item and you're concerned because the item has to be a certain size or you just need to know for sure to the millimeter, just send me a message and I'll measure that way!

All monitors/screens are different and displays of my images will vary; the color on your monitor is different than the color on mine, and mine is different from my phone, where it's different from the item!
If exact color is of importance, contact me. I will go as far as grabbing a paint chip at the big-box or home improvement store. If you do the same in your area, I can say "yes, it is more hazy sage than it is cucumber" (you get the idea).

I want you to be happy, and I'll answer any questions you have regarding your product prior to purchase.

I would never send you anything that I was not 100% confident in and proud of. I am a perfectionist.


Art takes time, (sometimes *so much more time than you would think!*)
AGAIN: If you need your item by a specific date, please let me know at the time of purchase... then I won't just jump through hoops, I'll do whatever is in my power to have it to you prior to that date, barring acts of god, etc. of course!
Shipping can take time too; at times my fiancé helps by acting as a courier in order to lessen delays in shipping.