theplayingmantis

The Playing Mantis

Las Vegas, Nevada · 7 Sales

theplayingmantis

The Playing Mantis

Las Vegas, Nevada 7 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   ~~~~BIRTHDAY SALE! ALL NIGHT LAMPS ARE $20 OFF!~~~~~

WELCOME TO THE PLAYING MANTIS! HOME OF HANDMADE, ONE OF A KIND ITEMS FOR YOUR LITTLE LOVE BUGS!

If you are looking for that perfect baby shower gift, birthday gift, or just for something that is truly unique for that special little someone... then you have come to the right place! I guarantee no one else will have anything like what you find in our store because they are all truly one of a kind pieces made with precise attention to detail and love. I ensure that if you buy from The Playing Mantis, your gift will be the talk of the party and the one gift the mother- to-be and her child(ren) will treasure for a lifetime!

Announcement

~~~~BIRTHDAY SALE! ALL NIGHT LAMPS ARE $20 OFF!~~~~~

WELCOME TO THE PLAYING MANTIS! HOME OF HANDMADE, ONE OF A KIND ITEMS FOR YOUR LITTLE LOVE BUGS!

If you are looking for that perfect baby shower gift, birthday gift, or just for something that is truly unique for that special little someone... then you have come to the right place! I guarantee no one else will have anything like what you find in our store because they are all truly one of a kind pieces made with precise attention to detail and love. I ensure that if you buy from The Playing Mantis, your gift will be the talk of the party and the one gift the mother- to-be and her child(ren) will treasure for a lifetime!

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Anonymous on Mar 30, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This is absolutely, completely, utterly adorable! Buy a custom vintage nightlight for your child right now! It matches my son's room perfectly. Not quite bright enough for reading, but I'm glad since we planned to use it as a going to sleep light anyway. We both love it. The seller was lo a true pleasure to work with. Thank you, thank you!

Anonymous on Feb 6, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely adorable! Super fast shipping! Thanks so much!

Anonymous on Oct 5, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't love my vintage bird light lamp that I purchased from The Playing Mantis shop more! nI can't wait until it gets dark out so I can turn it on. It gives the room a warm, cozy feeling. The quality is awesome and the wiring is brand new, so you don't have to worry about rewiring yourself or take the risk of burning your house down when turning it on. My bird lamp is on all night long. nI received the lamp promptly and with care. A really great, unique product! I'll be back for some more to purchase as Christmas gifts!

About

I have so much fun crafting new creations for my son & my friend's kids and decided I wanted to do more...That 's how The Playing Mantis was born!

I love making the old new again! I have a passion for searching for that perfect hidden treasure that has the potential to be something really amazing and unique. My night lamps are all made from one of a kind, vintage ceramic planters from the 40's - 60's. I take these adorable, retro, little vessels and transform them into a modern day night light that is perfect for any nursery or child's room. Heck, feel free to put them anywhere your heart desires...

My night lamps are ideal for middle of the night diaper changes when you need just enough light but not too much, reading books together before bedtime, or to soothe your little one's fear of the dark and ensure sweet dreams. They all are made with a convenient on and off switch attached to the cord and are each truly one of a kind. I am up for the challenge of creating a night lamp that is specific to your nursery decor ( for example...a certain animal or color), however please keep in mind that since they are made from vintage planters, I can only work with what is out there. :)

My mother-in-law Suzan is the other half to The Playing Mantis and she knits the most beautiful baby gifts. Her Bennett Bedtime Bunny is the most popular of her creations by far, as it becomes from birth, the one thing so many babies become inseparable from. They are all knit by hand with the great love and care of a grandma and can be custom made to any color you desire. So many mothers have actually requested back up bunnies in case of an emergency when the original bunny is lost! :) She also specializes in gorgeous baby blankets, stroller blankets and beanies which can also be made in a custom color scheme upon request.

If you are looking for that perfect baby shower gift, birthday gift, or just for something that is truly unique for that special little someone... then you have come to the right place! I guarantee no one else will have anything like what you find in our store because they are all truly one of a kind pieces made with precise attention to detail and love. I ensure that if you buy from The Playing Mantis, your gift will be the talk of the party and the one gift the mother- to-be and her child(ren) will treasure for a lifetime!

The designs of The Playing Mantis are made in mind with the joy and passion that our son/grandson brings to our hearts. Through our creations we want to bring that special feeling to all parents, grandparents, family and children! Enjoy!!!

**Please check out my other Etsy shops!!!***
For beautiful, one of a kind, modernized vintage jewelry and accessories visit WWW.RHINESTONEBIRD.ETSY.COM

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For vintage mid century modern home decor and accessories, visit WWW.MRSMIDCENTURYMODERN.ETSY.COM

Shop members

  • Jamie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, The Mommy Mantis Of The Shop

    Hi, my name is Jamie and I am a mother of the most wonderful little boy in the whole world! He is my main man, my best buddy and my little Trooper. He gives me so much inspiration and happiness and I am always looking for fun things to make for him.

  • Suzan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, The Nonna Mantis Of The Shop

Shop policies

Last updated on July 16, 2012

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
The Playing Mantis prefers Paypal or credit card but will also accept e-checks.
Shipping
Items are sent USPS parcel post unless specified. Arrangements can be made for faster shipping, added insurance and for international shipping, however the shipping cost will be adjusted accordingly.
Refunds and Exchanges
All vintage items are sold as is, however I am a perfectionist so the items I am selling are in excellent vintage condition. My night lamps as well as Suzan's bedtime bunnies, blankets and beanies are made with the utmost care and precision, so they should be very durable and last for many, many years to come. I do not offer refunds, but I will exchange an item for another item of equal value only if the returned item is in perfect condition and within 7 days of purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am up for the challenge of creating a night lamp that is specific to your nursery decor ( for example...a certain animal or color), however please keep in mind that since they are made from vintage planters, I can only work with what is out there. :)

Suzan's cuddly Bennett bedtime bunnies, gorgeous baby blankets, stroller blankets and beanies can also be made in a custom color scheme upon request.