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thewistfulwillow

Handmade fabric brooch bouquets and hair accessories

Grimsby, Canada · 19 Sales

thewistfulwillow

Handmade fabric brooch bouquets and hair accessories

Grimsby, Canada 19 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Custom one-of-a-kind fabric brooch wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, flower arrangements and special occasion hair accessories. The Wistful Willow offers unique designs inspired by your personal memories, wishes and daydreams blended together with my vintage,nature inspired style.

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Custom one-of-a-kind fabric brooch wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, flower arrangements and special occasion hair accessories. The Wistful Willow offers unique designs inspired by your personal memories, wishes and daydreams blended together with my vintage,nature inspired style.

Rebecca Melhus

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Rebecca Melhus

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Nicole Eichhorn

Nicole Eichhorn on May 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't be more happy with the way my flowers turn out. Every time I look at them I'm in awe of how beautiful they are. At first I thought it was a little pricey, but it was worth every penny. She made sure each and every flower was perfect and just as beautiful as the rest.

Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Kennedy on Apr 27, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered table arrangements and bouquets for my wedding. She worked so hard to make sure that she was making a product that I wanted. Very easy conversations and clear communication, I was absolutely in love with everything, and it was all very beautiful.

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About

Beautiful colors that will never wilt and memories that will never fade!

The Wistful Willow is a designer business of tailor- made accessories and decor for life's unforgettable moments. It offers unique designs inspired by personal memories, wishes and daydreams blended together with our nature and vintage inspired style.

Hello, my name is Rebecca Melhus, a lover of all things rustic and the creator of The Wistful Willow. I live in a small town in Ontario, Canada with my wonderful husband Jonathon and our little Brindle Chihuahua, Chloe. I am truly grateful for my God given talents and cherish every moment I have allowing me to create beauty.

My husband and I are the artists behind The Wistful Willow creations. I design and make the flowers and he uses his artistic craftsmanship to bring it all together. We are both artists at heart and love to create new and unique designs. Last summer, we got married and designed everything from our invitations, bouquets to the jewelry and decor. After our wedding was over we were left with precious keepsakes that will last forever.

We are both grateful for each day and are excited to be working with you to create your dream flower arrangements or accessories for your special day or maybe to just brighten your home.

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  • Rebecca Melhus

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I design and make the flowers for The Wistful Willow and love every minute of it. When I am not making flowers I am lifting weights,painting,cooking or on Pinterest.

  • Jonathon Melhus

    Designer, Photographer

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Last updated on February 3, 2014
Welcome, Thank you for visiting the Wistful Willow!

I am so excited to be be using my artistic skills and love for creating and making unique designs. My mission is to make one-of-a-kind accessories and decor for your life's unforgettable moments. My hope is to offer unique designs inspired by your personal memories, wishes and daydreams blended together with my vintage/ nature inspired style.

I have always loved and appreciated every aspect of art. I went to Sheridan College where I received a degree in Visual and Creative Arts. It is in art school where I found my love for surface design; using multiple materials and techniques to transform ordinary surfaces into the extraordinary. I find that this provides limitless possibilities for artistic expression. My experience from surface design can be seen in my creations today. I use multiple materials and techniques to create my arrangements (a sort of collage of colour and texture). My handmade flowers are my creations and are loosely based on real flowers. I am not trying to mimic nature, but rather I am inspired by it.

The inspiration for starting my business began when I started planning my own wedding, my theme was vintage/shabby chic and my colors were lilac, orchid and cream. I knew that I wanted to use my artistic background and design everything for my wedding from my save the dates, invitations, to my bouquet, head piece and decor.
I really loved creating my own bouquet, hand-making each flower to be a unique piece of art and searching for special objects that had sentimental meaning to me (my grandmothers brooches, a piece of my mother's lace dress, and my something blue).
I wanted my bouquet to be a reflection of me and something that when I show my grand children, would remind me of how I felt that day and bring back the happy memories.

I am an artist who pays close attention to tiny details and to the fine craftsmanship of my work, leaving you with a quality product that will last. I am so excited to work with you to create a timeless design preserving your precious memories that will later turn into sentimental keepsake for your home.

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Payment
I accept Paypal and Etsy direct checkout.

If you are placing a custom order I require a 50% deposit upfront. I will post a reserved listing for you to purchase. The deposit is non-refundable and will be deducted from the final balance.

Once your order is completed, I will send you a link to the custom listing where you can pay the remaining balance, including the exact shipping. Unless other payment arrangements, if payment is not received after 5 days of notice of order completion, the items may be sold to another customer without additional notice.
If you have any questions, please send me a message with the transaction number to contact [!at] thewistfulwillow.com
Shipping
***ORDER COMPLETION AND SHIPPING ***
The shipping costs listed in my postings are approximations.
After an order is completed I will send you another reserved listing with the remaining balance including the exact shipping.


*~ CANADIAN ORDERS ~*
I ship my items with Priority Mail or Xpresspost (1 business day guaranteed). Both of these shipping methods come with tracking and insurance. I also will be willing to ship regular mail but I would suggest paying extra for insurance.

I will not be held responsible if your package is lost or damaged in any way.


U.S. and International orders
I am very happy to ship my products anywhere in the world as long as you are aware of your country's importing regulations. Any duties and taxes that may occur to your order will be your responsibility.

*~ U.S. ORDERS ~*
I recommend shipping with Xpresspost USA (4 business days guaranteed) it includes tracking and insurance.

I also will be offering to ship using Tracked Packet and Expedited Parcel shipping (4 days) which include tracking and insurance. The only thing not included with these shipping methods is on-time delivery guarantee.

*~ INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ~*
I recommend shipping Xpresspost International (4 business days guaranteed) it includes tracking and insurance.

I will also be willing to ship international parcel- surface but I would suggest paying extra for tracking and insurance.

I also will be offering to ship using Tracked Packet International (6 days) which includes tracking and insurance. The only thing it does not include is delivery guarantee.
Refunds and Exchanges
** Return Policy on CUSTOM Orders **

There are NO returns on CUSTOM made orders. Please understand that most items sold are commission based to which you hire me to create custom products that don't exist at the time of your order. So please be sure to read the contract agreement throughly. By making your deposit you are agreeing to these terms.


I want you to be 100% satisfied so before I ship out your item I will send you pictures of the finished product to make sure you are happy.

**Return Policy on READY MADE items**

For ready made items I will accept refunds if I am notified first within 7 days of receiving the item and the buyer pays for the return shipping and handling costs.

The item must be received in its original condition, within 14 days (it will be longer for international customers).

After a return is approved, please ship back the item using an insured shipping method. If the item is damaged in any way I will deduct the cost from the refund amount.
Additional policies and FAQs
**Custom Order info**

~Inspired by you created by me~

I love designing and creating one-of-a-kind pieces. I would be delighted to work with you to create a timeless keepsake that best reflects you that can be kept forever as a decor piece in your home.

If you would like a custom design you may contact me through the "conversation" feature and we can start discussing unique designs.

Before you send me a message please read the following:

**Theme and Color**

First, we will discuss the theme and colors for your wedding or other special occasion.

A successful composition of your arrangement will depend upon these factors the most, so it's important that we get these worked out right away so I can start designing. With these ironed out we can then move onto the next step. Since color variations are almost endless and the names used to describe them are just as confusing, it would be best to send samples through mail (fabric swatches), e-mail (links), so I can best tailor to your needs.

**Texture and Design**

Second,we will discuss texture and the design of your keepsake. There can be many different textures in your arrangement such as lace, chiffon, satin, various types of trim and paper (coffee filters, Japanese papers and music sheet paper). We will talk about what fabric or paper (if you wish to include any) you like and what best goes with your decor for your wedding or home.

When I design any custom arrangement I do it in my own style, I will not replicate or borrow ideas from other artists so do not send me pictures of others work unless it is to show color or texture (material used). It is my wish that you come to me for my unique style and not to replicate another's work.

**Special Objects**

If you have anything that is unique to you or special I can add it to your arrangement to further personalize your keepsake. Please make sure it is something that doesn't hold great sentimental or monetary value because it will be a permanent addition. Possible examples could be scraps from an old baby blanket or from a favorite dolls dress. You could use, buttons, hair pins, berets, brooches, your something blue and any trinkets of any sort. I will be more than happy to include these objects as long as they fit into the arrangements design. If you do not have any then I can add some of my own to give your arrangement that special flair.

**Price Guide**

My designs range anywhere from $200 to $530 (for flower arrangements and bouquets) depending on the size, the materials used and any special objects (feathers). When we discuss details of your arrangement I will be able to give you a more accurate quote.

Finished Product

Depending on your order, I will be able to give you an approximate estimate at the time of commission. For example it can be anywhere from (2-7 weeks).