Announcement Hand-made vintage typeset cards are coming soon. Sample shown in "About" section below. Cards, jewelry & more will be available early fall. Happy summer!
Hand-made vintage typeset cards are coming soon. Sample shown in "About" section below. Cards, jewelry & more will be available early fall. Happy summer!
ann m. on Mar 6, 2016
Second item from this seller. Well made, attractive and shipped quickly. Thank you!
hand-made items to be treasured
Thank you for visiting my shop ...
My fascination with hand-stamped metals began with a necklace I purchased for myself a few years back. I was intrigued by this small gold disk with my initial, and how it was made. I began exploring metal stamping and quickly realized that I wanted to create my own hand-stamped items.
After much practice, giving my hand-made items to friends & family (for every occasion imaginable), then selling at a local craft fair ... it was time for the next step, Etsy! I have been happily selling here since 2012.
I was thrilled to find two vintage typewriters on antiquing trips to Brimfield. After some minor cleaning and ribbon replacing, both the 1930's Royal and the 1950's Remington are working as good as new! I love typing on these old machines and using them to create items for my shop.
Bookmarks are back! I have been experimenting with many styles over the last few months and am excited about the new design. The fold-over style is designed to hold your spot by sliding over the tops of approximately 20 pages. Shopping for vintage books is one of my favorite pastimes so each bookmark is packaged inside a gently-used paperback - ready for reading and perfect for gifting!
Thanks to everyone that has supported me in this most recent chapter of my life -- especially my husband (Bill) and kids (Tim, 21 & Kate, 18).
YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL
OR TO DREAM A NEW DREAM. ~ C.S. Lewis
Owner, Creator, Designer
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Book clocks will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail (due to their delicate nature).
If you are combining multiple items into one package, and are due a refund for shipping overages, I will get that refunded to you as soon as I ship your package.
All packages will be shipped to the address associated with your Paypal or credit card account, unless you advise me otherwise. If you would like the item mailed directly to a gift recipient, please let me know.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please note that the alignment of type and variations in color/oxidation are not to be viewed as defects - they add to the character of your hand-made, hand-stamped item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Jewelry & Bookmarks ~ A protective wax polish is applied to all sterling silver and copper items. Over time, these items may tarnish. You may use the pro-polish pads (included with each jewelry and bookmark purchase) to gently wipe away tarnish, fingerprints, etc.
Also, if the oxidized/darkened characters should fade over time, they can be refreshed with a permanent marker and "Super Fine Steel Wool, #0000". Simply go over letters, etc. with the marker and quickly (but lightly) sand away with steel wool.
Bottles with Nickel Silver Tags - A protective wax polish is applied to the tags. Bottles are dishwasher-safe. Simply slip the twine/tag over the bottle's top, clean bottle, then re-wrap twine/tag around bottle's neck.
Decoupaged Glass Trays ~ Top of tray can be wiped clean with damp cloth, but please take care to not get bottom of tray wet.
Please let me know if you have any additional care questions.
(I have checked for the accuracy of many of the quotes found on my items. The quotes that I am unable to confirm are believed to have been said by the author.)