Oak Harbor, Washington 5790 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Oak Harbor, Washington | 5790 Sales

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Charlotte Gray

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Charlotte Gray

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West Beach Mosaics features mosaics that are handcrafted in our Whidbey Island Washington studio as well as selected vintage items. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. —Charlotte


Last updated on Jun 29, 2019

West Beach Mosaics features mosaics that are handcrafted in our Whidbey Island Washington studio as well as selected vintage items. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. —Charlotte


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About victoriacharlotte

Sales 5,790
On Etsy since 2009

ETSY Journey

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I moved with my husband to Washington state more than 20 years ago. I began exploring Western Washington -- so many charming little towns -- and was amazed at the high level of creativity I found. After some time I began to realize that the environment here encourages creativity. Lots of art, crafting, gardening everywhere you go. I'm convinced that the beauty of Western Washington plays a big part in inspiring creativity. Also, the clouds in the winter and, yes, the rain, keeps us inside with time to create.

After retiring from a career in education and social services we moved to beautiful Whidbey Island and I had the time to take classes workshops and explore creating at a different level than ever before

I was visiting one of my three daughters, Vicki, in Southern California - in October, 2009 when she suggested that I try selling on ETSY. We set up the shop and had the "Grand Opening" on October 22. Initially I sold vintage items and my soldered glass charms/necklaces.

It went really well so I then started listing my altered Altoid mint tins. That same year I took some mosaic classes and workshops and added mosaics to the shop.

What I enjoy most about having my ETSY shop is that it provides an avenue for creativity - it is such a pleasure to share what I gather and make. Since childhood I've just loved "making stuff" and I still do. I'm always in perpetual motion...collecting elements that just might work, experimenting with new materials and often making a terrible mess!

Now my husband Darrell has also been making mosaic light switch plates and they have become very fact, he creates many of the switch plates that you see in the shop.

If you're ever in Washington state, come visit my retail shop (WHIMSIES) in Historic Downtown Oak Harbor located at 830 SE Pioneer Way. WHIMSIES features my art as well as 23 other local and regional artists. Also, check out the website that my grandson is

If you need to reach me my phone number is 360-720-2283.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my shop!

Shop members

  • Charlotte Gray

    Owner, Creator

    After a career in Education and Social Services, Charlotte and her husband Darrell moved to Whidbey Island, Washington and now has the time to work mosaics and other "whimsies".

  • Darrell Gray

    Designer, Shipper

    Darrell, a retired journalist and administrator, now creates many of our mosaic light switch plate covers as well as our shipper. His organization skills are a great asset to the studio and compliment to Charlotte's more "relaxed" work style.

  • Vicki Yount


    Our daughter Vicki (Victoria) provided me with the incentive to open my ETSY shop and continues to encourage and promote our creations and "treasures" through facebook and other social media.

  • Cathy Goldizen


    Cathy has always been interested in photography and during the past several years has developed her drawing, jewelry making, painting and greeting cards. She sells in several low regional shops as well as arts and craft shows.

Production partners

  • Cathy Goldizen

    Stanwood, WA

    Cathy packages and assembles bath and foot soaking salts.

  • Vicki Yount

    Agoura Hills, CA

    Vicki Yount is developing our new line of Bath and Foot Soaking Salts.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 14, 2018

Our shop focuses primarily creating mosaics but also altered art and occasional vintage "finds". Our daughter, Vicki, maintains a Facebook fan club where you can find updates and specials.

If you ever come to Whidbey Island in Washington State, please visit our brick and mortar shop, WHIMSIES, in Historic Downtown Oak Harbor located at 830 SW Pioneer Way in Suite 104 (@ Harborside Mall).

Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, need a custom item made or just want to chat.

Thank you so much for visiting!
-- Charlotte

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
In general, all sales are final and there are no exceptions for custom orders. I want to provide the best possible shopping experience and your satisfaction is important.
You use your credit catd,debit card or PayPal to purchase items from my shop. Your order will be shipped within 3-5 business days from the time of purchase.
Please contact us if you want insurance coverage for your purchase. In general, we ship USPS First Class unless Priority is more economical. Please contact me if you have another preferred method for shipping. Your order will be shipped within three- five business days and you will be notified by email when it has been shipped.