thinaircreations

Treasured prints from antique & vintage books

Colorado, United States · 321 Sales

thinaircreations

Treasured prints from antique & vintage books

Colorado, United States 321 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(117)

Announcement   Antique and vintage prints are ALWAYS the perfect gift for any occasion as they are ALWAYS beautiful, charming and unique. Each print in our shop is an original page from a book that needed a new life in pieces.

Every print in our shop is an original antique or vintage book illustration that has been custom matted so it is ready for display or framing, making them a perfect one of a kind gift. We are continually adding new prints so whether you need a gift for the holidays, a birthday, wedding, baby shower, or just looking for something new to add to your home or office - there is always a beautiful, charming, and unique print available to meet your needs.

Please let us know if you are looking for something specific as we have thousands of prints that are not listed in our shop!

Every print in our shop began life between the pages of a book. Beautiful artwork and illustrations, from wonderful artist, sometimes get lost to the days of time, but not when given a second life as bookart. Once found in an antique or vintage book, each print is custom matted so when your purchase arrives it is ready to be framed, sit on a shelf, or just hang out where ever you find yourself. Each print has a unique story to tell and a special message that will speak to your heart or capture your imagination.

For those books that we come across that are too beautiful to be up-cycled into pieces we have found them a home in our other etsy shop. If you are looking for a unique book or bookmark check out our other shop: www.old booksandsuch.etsy.com

If you are traveling in the Northern Colorado area more of Thin Air Creation prints can be found at the following retail location: Kansas City Kitty in Old Town.

Visit our shop often as we are always adding new items or let us know if we can help find you something specific.

Announcement
Last updated on Feb 7, 2016

Antique and vintage prints are ALWAYS the perfect gift for any occasion as they are ALWAYS beautiful, charming and unique. Each print in our shop is an original page from a book that needed a new life in pieces.

Every print in our shop is an original antique or vintage book illustration that has been custom matted so it is ready for display or framing, making them a perfect one of a kind gift. We are continually adding new prints so whether you need a gift for the holidays, a birthday, wedding, baby shower, or just looking for something new to add to your home or office - there is always a beautiful, charming, and unique print available to meet your needs.

Please let us know if you are looking for something specific as we have thousands of prints that are not listed in our shop!

Every print in our shop began life between the pages of a book. Beautiful artwork and illustrations, from wonderful artist, sometimes get lost to the days of time, but not when given a second life as bookart. Once found in an antique or vintage book, each print is custom matted so when your purchase arrives it is ready to be framed, sit on a shelf, or just hang out where ever you find yourself. Each print has a unique story to tell and a special message that will speak to your heart or capture your imagination.

For those books that we come across that are too beautiful to be up-cycled into pieces we have found them a home in our other etsy shop. If you are looking for a unique book or bookmark check out our other shop: www.old booksandsuch.etsy.com

If you are traveling in the Northern Colorado area more of Thin Air Creation prints can be found at the following retail location: Kansas City Kitty in Old Town.

Visit our shop often as we are always adding new items or let us know if we can help find you something specific.

Kathleen Schmidtke

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Kathleen Schmidtke

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(117)
Kristi

Kristi on Jul 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! Fits both of my pets perfectly! Excellent quality!

nancykent54

nancykent54 on Jan 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Book illustrators prove that old adage about a picture can say a thousand words. And this artist is my favorite. And this particular print is my favorite of hers. I look at this and see my pumpkin-eyed mommy, sitting in her favorite window seat and absolutely transfixed by the treasure in her hand. I love everything from her bobbed head down to her little shoes! This print comes attractively matted (the rich color selected enhances the muted colors of the glorious print.) I highly recommend!

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About

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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  • Kathleen Schmidtke

    Owner

    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 17, 2015
We find "bookart" from the pages of treasured books and offer it to the world. Every print in our shop is the original page from the antique or vintage book. It is carefully matted to protect it during display and shipment but there is no other altering to the actual page (except for removing the rough edge attached to the binding).

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
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
We accept Etsy Direct Payment, Paypal, personal check or money orders.
Returns accepted within 7 days - no restocking fee.
All Colorado orders will have applicable sales tax added.
Shipping
We at Thin Air Creations are committed to customer satisfaction. All of our order management and shipping processes are designed to meet your needs as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. While our standard shipping is stated at 1-2 business days we ALMOST ALWAYS ship same day or next.

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
Please do not return items damaged in shipment, as doing so will void the shipping insurance (if requested).
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
All items labeled "Antique" are 100 years or older.
Items labeled "Vintage" are at least 20 years old.