Willy & Nilly, haphazard fashioning & finds

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About willyandnilly

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On Etsy since 2008

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We don't know what we're doing, but it's part of our charm

I'm pretty sure the shop began years ago in the middle of the night when my creative urges surge but my littles are sleeping.

Now I'm a stand-up comedian and still get creative surges and make things. But comedians are poor (unless you're the quarterback of comedians and have found a great agent) so I've also added vintage goodies I collect because I became a happy hoarder recently and need to adopt things out as fast as they come in and pretend it's making income instead of losing it.

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  • Gina Ritter

    Owner, Maker

    30yr New Yorker turned Californian (several more years ago than I care to discuss with strangers). Comedian. Writer. Laugher. Slacker. Hoarder. Single mommer. Co-creator of 4 hooligans (boys). http://www.ginaritter.com

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome! The items listed here are those we've made mostly late at night and hidden from the kids who LOVE mom's creations. Or they're items in our own personal collection picked from around the Napa Valley or our garden. Those are also generally hidden from the kiddos! Please see our bio for info on where the name Willy & Nilly came from.

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Returns and exchanges
Once the package has been taken by USPS, Willy and Nilly is not responsible. It feels good to be irresponsible sometimes. You may add insurance to your package for the actual fee, and I will add the tracker to every package.

There are no returns or exchanges. If you feel something was misrepresented or not as expected, please do contact me to discuss within 48 hours of your package's arrival.
Please pay immediately so we don't cry.

Willy and Nilly takes Paypal and your account will reflect a purchase from "Natural Family Online or Gina Ritter." I think. I'm so confused on that these days.

Convo us if you wish to use a check or money order. Your order will not ship until your payment clears.

Please do not tip your server.
Willy and Nilly ships 1-3 times per week (Monday-Wednesday-Friday) depending on purchases, kids' attitudes or colds, the rain, laundry piles, and holidays.

We will ship First Class, Media Mail, or a Priority flat rate box through the USPS. If shipping costs are high, we may use other shipping means and various Jedi mind tricks to help keep them lower for you.

We often use recycled materials for shipping. Let's call it Shabby Shipping Chic.

Your address on Etsy must match your paypal mailing account address in order for your item to ship.

Combined shipping is welcome on multiple purchases and should be automatic. If you would like to discuss a shipping discount, please message me before purchasing.
Additional policies and FAQs
We love giving and getting positive feedback! If you feel for some reason that we (or you) don't deserve positive feedback, please message us first and we'd be happy to discuss ways to get you off the ledge.

If you're allergic to animals or children, you may want to pass on our items. Vintage things have their own history, but currently reside in a smoke-free home.

For our own handmade creations, Willy and Nilly uses mostly recycled/upcycled materials (for outer) and will list fiber content when it's known. Most popular fabrics are wool, cotton, hemp and bamboo.

Please perform periodic safety checks on all purchases. Do not leave babies or small children unattended with a Willy and Nilly item. For that matter, you might not want to leave them alone with puppies or husbands either.

VINTAGE items are not always mint and often look vintage. Vintage jewelry needs a light cleaning by its new owner generally. Colors on your screen and from my camera may vary, but I do my best to be accurate in pics and descriptions. Sometimes I have to ask my kids what crayon color something looks like, but I do my best.