thebluehours

The Blue Hours, A Blue Vintage & Handmade Haven

New Jersey, United States · 32 Sales

thebluehours

The Blue Hours, A Blue Vintage & Handmade Haven

New Jersey, United States 32 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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The Blue Hours…

Those celestial periods of twilight every morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness and everything in the open air looks kissed by the sky….

Welcome to our serene handmade & vintage haven for all things blue….

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http://www.thebluehours.etsy.com

The Blue Hours…

Those celestial periods of twilight every morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness and everything in the open air looks kissed by the sky….

Welcome to our serene handmade & vintage haven for all things blue….

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The Blue Hours, a Serene Handmade & Vintage Haven for All Things Blue

The Blue Hours…

Those celestial periods of twilight every morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness and everything in the open air looks kissed by the sky….

Welcome to our serene handmade & vintage haven for all things blue….

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"Haiku #882"

By

Christine Bruness


In this blue hour,
all that’s in the open air
is kissed by the sky

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“THE COLOR BLUE”

An Acrostic Exploration Poem

By

Christine Bruness


Therapeutic
Hypnotic
Ethereal

Celestial
Optical massage
Lessens apprehension
Oasis for the mind
Relaxing reprieve

Beautiful
Loosens anxiety
Unwinding
Entrancing

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“Haiku #883”

By

Christine Bruness


Summer blue hour ~
mist looks like angels dancing
across the ocean.

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Frequently Asked Question:

Question: Do you only like the color blue?

Answer: No. We love all the colors of the rainbow! We focus on blue here because it is a color that can go well with a vast variety of hues and styles. We also believe in its power to heal, calm, and soothe. Blue can inspire healing, serenity, and peace…and we are devoted to inspiring and promoting these things in the world.

REGARDING SALES HERE AT http://www.thebluehours.etsy.com: The majority of any profits from sales goes towards our Backyard Wildlife Habitat project. Upon purchasing our home in 2000, we worked to create a small backyard wildlife sanctuary for the dwindling wildlife in our region. Our backyard is officially certified by the National Wildlife Federation. (ID Number: 35738.) Using sustainable gardening techniques, we have been able to create a wildlife sanctuary that provides wildlife with food, water, cover, and places to raise young.

(For more information about starting your own Backyard Wildlife Habitat project, please visit: http://www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife/create.cfm.)

We also care for the stray/feral cats near our home. All seven of our cats (and all the cats that we have ever had in our lifetime) are rescued-cats.

Thank you so much for stopping by our little blue haven nestled in cyberspace…..

Peace & Blessings!


--Christine & Rich Bruness

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Shop members
  • Christine Bruness

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist, Author, Photographer, Antique-Vintage Goods Dealer, Backyard Wildlife Habitat Provider

  • Richard Bruness

    Owner, Maker, Photographer, Antique-Vintage Goods Seller, Backyard Wildlife Habitat Provider

  • Daisy Love Bruness

    Shipping Box Inspector, Muse

  • Shadow Rose Bruness

    Kitty-Sitter, Product Inspector, Investigator, Muse

  • Baby Mama Angelina Bruness

    Kitty-Sitter, Muse

  • Patches Angel Bruness

    Inspector, Muse

  • Boss Bruness

    HIS NAME SAYS IT ALL!

  • Alfonsa Angela Bruness

    Muse

  • Ella Angeline Bruness

    Assistant, Muse

Shop policies

Last updated on November 4, 2015
The Blue Hours…

Those celestial periods of twilight every morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness and everything in the open air looks kissed by the sky….

Welcome to our serene handmade & vintage haven for all things blue….

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
The Blue Hours accepts payment through PayPal. Payment is expected at the time of the sale. Items can not be shipped until payment is made.

Our shop will hold unpaid (PayPal) orders for a total of 48 hours. This means that a buyer must pay via PayPal or make contact with us regarding payment within 48 hours of a sale. If we have not heard any communication from a buyer who has not paid after those 48 hours, we will cancel the sale and relist the merchandise. (We will always attempt to contact the buyer first through Etsy's convo system and/or via email before canceling a sale.) If a buyer needs us to hold an order for a longer period of time, all he or she has to do is communicate this to us and we will be happy to work with the buyer to successfully complete the transaction.
Shipping
**Each item for sale in our store has the shipping method and details clearly stated in the "Item Details" section of each item.**

All of our shop's items are carefully packaged upon receipt of payment to ensure a successfully secure arrival to you.

All jewelry items are securely wrapped and/or boxed and shipped in padded envelopes.

We often use clean used/recycled/repurposed packing materials to reduce waste and consumption.

Items are shipped out to you as soon as possible -- usually the very next business day after the completed sale transaction!

We try not to use packing slips as we aim to be as eco friendly as we can be; however, if you would like one, simply mention so in the “Message to Seller” section of your transaction and we will be certain to send you one with your purchase.

Our shop gladly offers our customers Combined Shipping (with the exception of the 8" x 10" photography) when multiple items are purchased at once. Each item has a primary and secondary shipping cost listed for your shopping convenience. These costs are located in the “Shipping” area of each item under the terms “cost” and “with another item”.

USA orders are shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation via the United States Postal Service, unless otherwise stated in the "Description" section of our items.

Photography and artwork that is 8" x 10" in size or larger will be shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation through the USPS.

WE ONLY SHIP THROUGH THE USPS AND WE ONLY SHIP WITHIN THE USA.

THE BLUE HOURS NO LONGER PARTICIPATES IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.

We ship to the PayPal address that your order provides (unless we are instructed otherwise by you) so please make certain that your PayPal shipping address information is up to date.

Please note that any customs brokerage fees, duties, and/or taxes incurred are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. The Blue Hours does not give refunds or store credit. We also do not take returns and we do not permit exchanges.

We take the time to make sure that our product descriptions and photos are accurate and clear. (What a customer orders is exactly what he/she will receive.) The Blue Hours also carefully and meticulously packages each and every order.

We are also happy to promptly answer any questions and/or address any concerns that are sent to us before a purchase is made.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of The Blue Hours' items that are for sale are carefully stored in a clean, smoke-free environment.

THE BLUE HOURS IS A CRUELTY-FREE SHOP AND ALWAYS WILL BE CRUELTY-FREE.

WE OFFER FREE GIFT WRAPPING ALL YEAR LONG ON ALL JEWELRY ITEMS. (JUST MENTION IN THE "MESSAGE TO SELLER" BOX THAT YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR JEWELRY PURCHASE WRAPPED.)

We do our very best to describe each and every item that is in our shop; however, please understand that all of our vintage items are old and old vintage items can have signs of wear and time. If you want something new and in immaculate condition, then vintage simply isn’t for you.

THE BLUE HOURS' CONDITION GUIDE FOR VINTAGE ITEMS:

We use our own condition guide as a courtesy to our customers when we list a vintage item at The Blue Hours.

EXCELLENT CONDITION: We use this description for those items that are in pristine condition. It means that the garment was unworn or that the item was not used; or, if used, there are not any visible flaws.

VERY GOOD CONDITION: This means that the garment or item may or may not have been worn or used and is still completely wearable and useable; but, it may have a few minor imperfections.

GOOD TO FAIR CONDITION: This description refers to items that show some wear and minor flaws; yet, are still completely wearable and useable.

AS IS: This description refers to items that have flaws. We offer these items for the devoted collectors, costumers, stylists, and vintage lovers who appreciate imperfection.

Thank you so much for stopping by our serene vintage & handmade haven for all things blue!

(Please feel free to stop by our sister sites, Bohemian Angel: http://www.bohemianangel.etsy.com; Chat Noir Studio: http://www.chatnoirstudio.etsy.com;
Forever Glamorous: http://www.foreverglamorous.etsy.com;
and, The Rose Rooms: http://www.theroserooms.etsy.com.)

PLEASE NOTE:

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS, PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS, "THE BLUE HOURS' CONDITION GUIDE FOR VINTAGE ITEMS", POETRY, PROFILE, ETC. ARE COPYRIGHTED BY THE OWNERS OF THE BLUE HOURS: CHRISTINE BRUNESS & RICHARD BRUNESS, AND CAN NOT BE REUSED ELSEWHERE WITHOUT PERMISSION. THANK YOU.