TheBayfrontCottage

Handmade Wood Beach Signs & Shell and Sea Glass Chimes

York, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2016

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TheBayfrontCottage

Handmade Wood Beach Signs & Shell and Sea Glass Chimes

York, Pennsylvania | 551 Sales

Announcement    Handcrafted beach themed signs, chimes, and more!

All signs are for indoor use. Each is made using select pine wood—free of VOCs, harmful materials and knots. I use nontoxic acrylic paints and an eco-friendly sealant. Majority of my signs use a stencil for lettering but I do have a few items that are done completely by hand.

All sea shells and sea glass used are found by me. Any shells found with critters inside are returned to the sea. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, I lived 30 minutes outside of Ocean City, Maryland and have a stockpile of shells and glass to work from. I also visit the beach whenever I get a free moment.


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Last updated on Jul 28, 2020

Handcrafted beach themed signs, chimes, and more!

All signs are for indoor use. Each is made using select pine wood—free of VOCs, harmful materials and knots. I use nontoxic acrylic paints and an eco-friendly sealant. Majority of my signs use a stencil for lettering but I do have a few items that are done completely by hand.

All sea shells and sea glass used are found by me. Any shells found with critters inside are returned to the sea. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, I lived 30 minutes outside of Ocean City, Maryland and have a stockpile of shells and glass to work from. I also visit the beach whenever I get a free moment.


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About TheBayfrontCottage

Sales 551
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Peace By The Sea Where I Feel Free...

My name is Allison but everyone knows me as Alli. I used to live about 30 minutes from Ocean City, MD. Surprisingly, there was a good period of time where I disliked the beach, mostly the sand. And thought the beach/coastal theme was boring. That was until I was introduced to a little gem called Sea Glass.

A friend had told me about what sea glass was--broken glass smoothed over from the action of the waves--and that it was a treasure that must be found. Having never found anything more interesting than a few clam shells while at the beach, I blew him off figuring I'd never lay eyes on a piece of my own.

However, that all changed while on a fishing trip. None were biting up on the pier and after a while I got quite bored. There is a beach along where the pier is so I had decided to go for a walk. I had my head down looking at all the little stones on the beach but nothing popped out at me. But then I had into the tiny waves washing ashore and there it was. A soft blue piece of glass just a little smaller than the palm of my hand. I took it ashore to examine it; no sharp edges, smooth, slightly but not fully frosted. My very first piece! I was so excited and oh so hooked.

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Last updated on July 19, 2020
Welcome to The Bayfront Cottage!

All my signs are for indoor use. I use select pine wood which is smooth and not knotty. It is also free of harsh chemicals used in other lumber products. Since I like my environment I try to use materials that will not harm it or myself. I use nontoxic acrylic paints and an eco-friendly sealant.

All my chimes are made from shells and genuine sea glass that has all been handpicked. Not one piece is ever machine tumbled or further manipulated. The sea creates its own beauty and anything other is just not equivalent. Shells and sea glass are drilled to be strung. Shells are sealed in the same eco-friendly sealant as my signs to help protect them from the elements and to bring out their colors. Any driftwood used is also hand picked, never bleached.

I ship via USPS and use either priority mail or first class depending on the weight of the item. For bulk shell orders I will send those standard post. If you need something faster please contact me. If purchasing multiple items feel free to reach out and I will get you a more accurate shipping quote.

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Shipping upgrade arrangements must be made prior to purchase. All orders ship USPS. Most are through priority and lighter items first class. Bulk orders are to be sent standard post unless requested otherwise prior to purchase.
Once an item is shipped I have no control over the item. If an item arrives damaged you must contact me before the end of the day it arrived with photos of the item and box.
The buyer is responsible for ensuring the correct address is used for shipping. If an item is returned to sender due to an incorrect address the buyer must cover the shipping charges to re-ship to the correct address or I will refund the item less shipping.