Isabel Janelli on Dec 8, 2016
I bought this gift as a Christmas present for my brother who loves geese. The print arrived promptly and contained a handwritten thank you note for buying the purchase. Very unique gift idea!
rougealizarine on Sep 11, 2016
Beautiful print. Very carefully packaged and in perfect condition. I love it!
Living and Working in the Thin Air
For many, many years while I was working in the high tech industry I told my family and friends that someday I was going to work with old books. For many of those years I wasn't sure doing what but...then one day I came across a wonderful old book at my mother's house that was filled with beautiful botanical prints. The pages were falling out so it was the prefect candidate to become the first book in my upcycling business. Thankfully at the time I started I also found Etsy which made it possible for me to build the foundation of my business online.
Now prints from Thin Air Creations are being sold all summer/fall at Craft Fairs in the Rocky Mountain region, are in retail locations in both Colorado and Wyoming, and of course, fill my Etsy shop. My little shop continues to grow in amazing and different ways that I would have never expected when I started four years ago.
My mother always said, "some times you just need to pull things out of thin air and make them work". That is exactly how my business got started and has stayed afloat - on thin air!
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The greatest pleasure in life is getting to work at something that is always challenging, exciting, and fun. That is what it is like for me as a Master Book Upcycler - the perfect fit for someone that LOVES old books.
In our shop you will find a wide range of matted "book plate prints" that span every type of presentation (engravings, illustrations, black and white photography, B&W photography that has been painted, etc) and every topic from around the world. Most of our prints are from books that were published prior to 1940 and dating back to the 1880's. Although on occasion we will find something that is a little newer (up to the 1950's) that is a real gem and worth sharing.
On occasion we will find a book, or set of books, that is so beautifully outstanding that they are worth finding a new home for them. These gems can be found in our other shop on etsy: old books and such.
We take pride in our product and every print or book is like a friend that we love and value. Once you see our prints we hope you will love them too.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
Returns accepted within 7 days - no restocking fee.
All Colorado orders will have applicable sales tax added.
You will note when your print arrives that it has been packaged in new, industry standard packaging on the somewhat excessive side. We know this adds to the shipping costs but we want to ensure that with 100% certainty that every print arrives damage free. We also hope our customers will recycle or reuse the cardboard packaging.
United States Postal Service is used for all shipments.
Refunds and Exchanges
Damage claims can only be made on items shipped with insurance.
To begin the process, please contact our shop and alert us to the damage.
Claims should be made through the original shipping agent. Guidelines for insurance claims vary by carrier so please check with the carrier for specific instructions.
Be sure to retain all original packaging as well as all pieces of the damaged item, as the shipping agent will request to examine them.
In the event that you, the recipient, files the claim, the shop owner will provide you with the necessary insurance information.
For information on filing a claim through the following carrier, visit:*
United States Postal Service: http://www.usps.com
We will refund 100% and including shipping if print is returned to us in original shipping package.
Additional policies and FAQs
Items labeled "Vintage" are at least 20 years old.