thesugarpine

sweetly handmade using repurposed material

Berkeley, California · 35 Sales

thesugarpine

sweetly handmade using repurposed material

Berkeley, California 35 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Thanks for visiting! Regrettably, thesugarpine and I are currently taking a break. In the meantime, feel free to check out sold items in the "Sales" section, message me for information/requests, or visit my personal website: serenalim.com

Thanks again for stopping by!
Kind regards,
Serena

Announcement

Thanks for visiting! Regrettably, thesugarpine and I are currently taking a break. In the meantime, feel free to check out sold items in the "Sales" section, message me for information/requests, or visit my personal website: serenalim.com

Thanks again for stopping by!
Kind regards,
Serena

Serena Hui Lim

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Junko Nakayama

Junko Nakayama on Sep 27, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Sooo beautiful! I really love this. Thank you,Serena:)

Anonymous on Nov 25, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are always a favorite - I had to order more!

Anonymous on Nov 25, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Super cute cards - love them!

Anonymous on Dec 9, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

These cards look even nicer in person. They are very fancy with the printed envelopes. They arrived immediately, packaged in pretty recycled paper and plastic wrapping. I bought them to send, but they would make a very nice gift. The text inside requires the card to open landscape.

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About

Adaptive reuse of what's "already around"

The "sugar pine" evokes my love of the Sierra mountains, where I was lucky enough to spend my summers, growing up. It is because of this fundamental love of the outdoors that I use repurposed and otherwise discarded material to produce my work. Besides a conscious decision to conserve new materials and save on costs, I think it's habit to use material that's "already around." I enjoy scavenging, improvising, and being thrifty and resourceful.

My siblings and I grew up around the loads of art, craft and office supplies supplied by our artist/architect father, and the many boxes of fabric and sewing supplies from our grandmother, who was a seamstress. These materials continue to fuel my creative work, along with thoughtful donations from family and friends, great finds at thrift stores, paper overstock shops, and the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse.

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  • Serena Hui Lim

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    I enjoy drawing, dancing, cooking, improv sewing, designing things, fixing things, and natural light.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 25, 2012
Welcome to thesugarpine–

a one-woman shop devoted to offering a variety of useful, handsome, one-of-a-kind items that are friendly to the planet.

I enjoy the mental, financial and health benefits of making my items from discarded, repurposed, second-hand and recycled materials! Sourcing my materials this way does three great, main things:

1. Limits and changes what's available to me at any given time, which means these items are entirely unique, and the inventory is always changing,

2. Supports re-use economy, forests and our climate by lightening demand for new paper products, and intercepting discarded materials that are headed to the landfill or incinerator,

3. Keeps production costs and prices relatively low.

I really love working on these items, so I hope you like what you see, and thank you for visiting thesugarpine!


*Please note that, as with all handmade things, these items are "perfectly imperfect." Small variations characterize each item and make it super-duper special! I carefully select and list items that I consider the most successful, but if you receive an item that does not meet your expectations, please don't hesitate to contact me and I will gladly do my best to remedy the problem.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
thesugarpine currently accepts Paypal, credit card, and personal check (via snail mail).

If online payment (Paypal or credit card) is not received within 5 days of the order date, the order will be canceled and items re-listed.
If personal check payment for a domestic order is not received via snail-mail within 7 business days, the order will be canceled and items re-listed.
If personal check payment for an international order is not received via snail-mail within 10 business days (2 weeks), the order will be canceled and items re-listed.

If you encounter a problem that delays your payment (computer glitch, Paypal acting funny, etc.), simply let me know in a convo or note-to-seller, and I'll be happy to hold your order for you.
Shipping
I can usually ship items within 24 hours after receiving payment, but please allow 3-5 business days for orders to dispatch.

All orders ship with the United States Postal Service (USPS).

You will receive a notification once your order has dispatched.
Refunds and Exchanges
Unshipped orders may be canceled and refunded, but please describe the problem when requesting a cancellation.

Because this is a solo operation, I cannot accommodate returns unless there is a problem with your item. I encourage customers to contact me with any questions or uncertainties about an item before making a purchase.

Please note that, as with all handmade things, these items are "perfectly imperfect." Small variations characterize each item and make it especially special! I carefully select and list items that I consider the most successful, but if you receive an item that does not meet your expectations, please don't hesitate to contact me and I will gladly do my best to remedy the problem; I might be able to replace the item with one of its kind, or we can arrange a replacement item of equal value to be sent your way.

If you encounter an error with your order or transaction, please let me know as soon as possible. I can cancel the order and we can start anew if you wish.

I love working this shop and I appreciate etsy in all it's glory– customer satisfaction is very important to me, so if you encounter a problem, please contact me and I will be happy to work it out with you.
Additional policies and FAQs
These policies are subject to change at any time, so check back before purchasing!