ThePrintedMenagerie

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Announcement    Hello and thanks for visiting. I have re-opened the shop and I'm happy to be back here on Etsy!

Vintage dictionary page book art prints, digital downloads of vintage images, flipbooks, pinback button jewelry and cards can all be found at The Printed Menagerie. I am happy to offer my eclectic collection for you to peruse! Browse a selection of customizable prints for weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions. I give new life to damaged dictionaries from my used bookshop to create up-cycled art. Images are sourced from my collection of antiquarian books and from online collections. I have always loved old books and children's books in particular and get a kick out of seeing the images printed on the old paper, which has a special quality and feel to it.

Now you can print your own "vintage dictionary prints" right at home! This listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/187101762 allows you to print your own high resolution version of a dictionary page. If you purchase any of the other digital download images in my shop you can print them right over top of the dictionary page you have already printed out. Instant vintage dictionary art!

I also have another shop on Etsy, visit www.etsy.com/shop/theartfulbadger to see my line of button badges, prints, cards and more dictionary prints.
Visit www.etsy.com/shop/wildfirepotter to have a look at the pottery I make.

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Last updated on Apr 19, 2020

Hello and thanks for visiting. I have re-opened the shop and I'm happy to be back here on Etsy!

Vintage dictionary page book art prints, digital downloads of vintage images, flipbooks, pinback button jewelry and cards can all be found at The Printed Menagerie. I am happy to offer my eclectic collection for you to peruse! Browse a selection of customizable prints for weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions. I give new life to damaged dictionaries from my used bookshop to create up-cycled art. Images are sourced from my collection of antiquarian books and from online collections. I have always loved old books and children's books in particular and get a kick out of seeing the images printed on the old paper, which has a special quality and feel to it.

Now you can print your own "vintage dictionary prints" right at home! This listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/187101762 allows you to print your own high resolution version of a dictionary page. If you purchase any of the other digital download images in my shop you can print them right over top of the dictionary page you have already printed out. Instant vintage dictionary art!

I also have another shop on Etsy, visit www.etsy.com/shop/theartfulbadger to see my line of button badges, prints, cards and more dictionary prints.
Visit www.etsy.com/shop/wildfirepotter to have a look at the pottery I make.

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About ThePrintedMenagerie

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Inspire the look of your home with designs created to express your personality and boost your mood

Your home expresses your personality, it relaxes you or it energizes you! My dictionary prints can help you create a sense of vintage whimsy. Fresh, modernistic digital download prints will create a clean look that you can use to decorate around. I love the rush and sense of happiness I get when I redecorate and this can be done so easily by just adding a new piece of art in a room. At The Printed Menagerie you'll find designs to change your mind, or at least your mood!


My name is Sarah Beck and in the offline world I am a potter. I have a busy studio and shop which keeps me hopping during the tourist season here on the island where I live. Because I am pretty much run off my feet during those months (May-November) in the winter, when I'm not working on pottery for the next season, I like to work in other mediums such as drawing and graphic arts. Pottery takes a lot of time and I love the immediacy of the graphic world. Once the design is finished I can print it out right away! That's a fun contrast to the weeks it can sometimes take for clay pieces to be finished.

In the pottery shop I have small used bookstore (clay and books, a great combo eh?!) and often receive old books that are in bad shape. They have bindings that have come apart and pages that are falling out. The paper in these old books has a warm, rich patina of age and is often very smooth. The old style of type setting also makes these pages very attractive. One day I was looking at an old book thinking there must be something I could do with these damaged books! Suddenly I had the idea of printing some images on them. They looked amazing!! The words on the page showed through the printed image giving a depth to the overall image that wasn't there on a blank piece of paper. I was so excited! Of course when I looked online I saw that I wasn't the first to have the idea, but that doesn't bother me, I am happy to be part of a group of people recycling old books.

I have always been drawn to animals and have had many pets of my own. I have raised sheep, rabbits, dogs, pigeons, chickens, guinea pigs, hamsters, turtles, fish, doves, salamanders, budgies, cockatiels and probably some other animals I've forgotten about (oh yup, a hedgehog!). This love of animals and also a love of vintage images led me to name my new shop "The Printed Menagerie". To me it conjures up visions of the Victorian era when menageries were very much in vogue. My personal menagerie has been reduced to one dog and a husband these days but they are pretty good to me so I don't need anything more.

I hope you enjoy browsing my shop as much as I enjoy designing the images you'll find there. I also have two other shops on etsy, www.etsy.com/shop/theartfulbadger and www.etsy.com/shop/wildfirepotter

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  • Sarah

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Shipper And Book Addict!

    I have a used bookstore and a collection of antiquarian books. I am especially drawn to images of animals and to the Victorian era. I often receive books that are damaged but have wonderful old pages and artwork in them. I love to use them!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2016
Welcome to The Printed Menagerie, your place to get funny, elegant and artistic vintage dictionary page book prints, flipbooks, pinback button jewelry, cards and digital downloads. I look forward to sharing my love of books and vintage images with you. I want you to be happy with your items so if you are not happy for any reason please contact me and we will sort it out!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be pleased with your purchase! All physical items are returnable, unfortunately I am unable to offer refunds on digital items. I'm happy to help if you have any questions or concerns with your downloads.

Please be aware that it can sometimes take up to 4 weeks for items to arrive from Canada. That is a very, very unusual situation but no refunds will be issued until after 4 weeks from your purchase date.
Payment
This shop accepts Paypal only. If you do not have a Paypal account, don't worry, you can still purchase through Paypal by using your credit card. No need to sign up for a Paypal account if you don't want to. You are responsible for any duties or customs charged by your own country upon entry. If you are a Canadian please note that I am registered for HST and you will be charged the tax applicable to your province.
Shipping
Your purchase will be shipped via Canada Post's lettermail service which DOES NOT INCLUDE TRACKING. If you need tracking please convo me as your shipping cost will be much higher.

SHIPPING TIMES:

DOMESTIC:
Most domestic orders arrive in Canada within 6 business days of purchase (it could take less time, depending on where you live. Orders are shipped from Nova Scotia).

UNITED STATES:
Orders to the US can take up to 3-4 weeks to arrive because of customs delays. That's not usually the case, however it does happen sometimes. Roughly 12 business days is a good estimate on how long it will take. (Canada Post is not open on the weekends, so count week days only).

INTERNATIONAL:
International orders can take up to 6 weeks sometimes (although that's pretty long, usually 3 weeks is a safer estimate.)

The cost of shipping includes a small handling charge for careful packaging to ensure your purchase arrives safely. Please note that I live in a very rural area with postal pickup early in the morning. There could be 2-3 days before they go into the mail as I make them after they are ordered and I have another full-time business. If you are in a rush please let me know in the message to seller and I will try to ship the button as soon as possible. If your order does not arrive within 6 weeks I will ship you another or refund your payment, whichever makes you happier!

You are responsible for any duties or customs charged by your own country upon entry.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm sorry but it is not possible to have your image printed on pages with specific words on them. Not every page in the dictionary can be printed on and sometimes the page you would like has already been used so I just can't offer that service.