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rwmtophat on Jun 6, 20205 out of 5 stars
Excellent alphabet block dog brooch! Plus lightning fast shipping! Love it! Thanks so much!
Jamie on Jun 1, 20205 out of 5 stars
Very satisfied. Reminds me of days at home with my grandmother, canning beets. Thanks!
Lisa J. on Mar 6, 20205 out of 5 stars
As a collector of old children's toys these darling magnets are very sweet! I purchased a cow and pig and they live on my refrigerator in a home filled with old and primitive treasures! Thank you so much!
debs772 on Dec 10, 20195 out of 5 stars
I love these ornaments! I love them for myself, and I love giving them as gifts. Cat is super sweet and so accommodating. She found me exactly what I was looking for. Thank you, Cat! I can’t say enough good things about this shop, these ornaments, or this seller. Do not hesitate for one second to make a purchase from Zany Violets. You won’t be disappointed!
debs772 on Dec 10, 20195 out of 5 stars
Just beautiful! Such a special and unique ornament that I will be enjoying all year. I absolutely love purchasing these beautiful antique ornaments. The customer service that I received was beyond excellent. Cat is so sweet and so helpful. She was able to find just the right letters I needed and put on the exact crystals and adornments I was interested in. What more could you ask?? Totally fabulous customer service, beautiful and unique product, super fast shipping. I will continue to purchase from this show, always. Thank you Cat! ❤️
hildarumpole on Nov 16, 20195 out of 5 stars
We ran into a bit of trouble with the post office delivery, but Cat stepped up and offered to make it right, even though it was not her fault. Fortunately, the post office found the package. I appreciate her willingness to go the extra mile to ensure a happy customer. I am definitely beyond pleased with the ornament. It's an adorable reminder of my childhood. Thank you Cat!
toyclouds on Oct 27, 20195 out of 5 stars
Love this ring holder, so unique and “true vintage”. It was carefully wrapped and the communication was excellent. Thank you! 😊
Christina on Jul 24, 20195 out of 5 stars
Too cute!! I love it!!! What a creative idea!!!! Very fast service!!! Thank you!!!
Pamela on Jun 24, 20195 out of 5 stars
Beautiful block rich in Vintage History
Pamela on May 10, 20195 out of 5 stars
Such a beautiful Vintage item..❤
Personalized photo holders, refrigerator magnets, scrabble tile magnets and ornaments all made from old and new blocks!
My visual art career began seriously after I took a fabric art class in 2010. I took the class just to do something new to reconnect to my artistic nature. Previously I had been a classical saxophonist, with an undergrad from UNCSA. I also am a certified special education teacher and taught children with more severe disabilities for 7 years before staying home with my kids. I have 3 of them! I missed the life of art and wanted to be a part of it again. I am also working full time as an aide for children with disabilities.
The blocks ornaments and such began when my brother was moving oversees and wanted to give me some of our old toys that he had kept for quite a while. My children are now playing with the building blocks my father made for us when we were kids. He also gave me our old letter blocks. I was stumped as to what to do with them. I got some studio time, thanks to my husband Mark, and I starred at them until I realized the way to keep them in the family was to make them into Christmas ornaments we could pass down the generations. They are fun to make and its so wonderful to share vintage history with other people, especially during the holidays or for the birth of a child. I also make fridge magnets and photo holders and can personalize those as well. I also make brooches and plan a line of those soon. I’m also planning on creating personal blocks using metal stamps on wood ( the way the old ones are made).
I am also making assemblage art in my spare time! Check me out on instagram. Zanyviolets_on_etsy
Thank you for reading and for looking at my shop!
Owner, Maker, Designer
Welcome to ZanyViolets! I love to make things! Repurposing items, like toy blocks or everyday found objects, is a great way to be creative and useful at the same time!
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
I don't accept returns or cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
For custom orders, the items need to be purchased before I start any work.
They cannot be returned or exchanged if there are names on them; Like a photo holder that says Patty. Or an ornament with a name stamped into it.
If your order requires me to purchase new items to make it at your request I cannot return the item you ordered and there are no refunds.
If there is painting involved it will take more time to make.
Your items can be wrapped up when not in use on the Christmas tree or enjoyed all year round.
Gift wrapping and packaging
Packing may be and often is recycled materials. Pass on the Earth love and reuse what I send you too!😀
I am available to sell many items for a discount. Depending on how many you need and what the item is. It won’t be anything crazy, as these are my creations.
Are these really vintage and antique??!
Yes, yes they are and so are many of the beads and crystals I use! I believe in intimate beauty that has history!