DormouseandTheTeapot

Beautiful handmade metal gifts

Saddleworth, England

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Announcement    *** Updated 30/11/21 - Processing is currently 7 Business days. All items sent out 1st class during December. Shipping to the US is temporarily suspended. Last UK Christmas ordering dates is currently set 4 December this may be extended depending on our capacity *** Please read on for our full Covid 19/ Coronavirus Update...

Dormouse and The Teapot remains fully open for business with a reduced product line and an extended processing time of 1-2 weeks excluding shipping time.

Please note we are working as per government guidance to keep you safe, wearing a mask as we work, regularly washing our hands and keeping our working and packaging environment sanitised. We are fully vaccinated and LFT test twice weekly.

In the current climate, even in the UK, it may take longer for you to receive your item through the post due to service disruption. For more information how this might effect your order please visit the Royal Mail website at https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12556

As a minimum posting will take place weekly on a Sunday but more frequently if we are able to. As ever we will let you know when your item is sent out. Please note we are only posting items 2nd Class in the UK, we cannot offer tracking or any postal upgrades. We have regretfully suspended most international shipping for the time being apart from tracked shipping to the US. We hope to resume this as soon as possible.

As a thank you for shopping with us in these difficult times all personalisation will be at no extra cost. All our items are sent gift wrapped free of charge and can be sent directly to the recipient in our letterbox friendly packets. We can even handwrite a personal message on your behalf.

Please stay safe
Carol Oldham
Dormouse and The Teapot


Welcome to Dormouse & The Teapot !

Here you will find beautiful handmade metal gifts such as personalised cutlery, cuff and wrap bracelets, pendants and badges as well as unusual keepsakes, ornaments and keychains.

All our cutlery items are genuinely vintage and are stamped by hand using traditional tools. Much of our aluminium and copper jewellery is made from upcycled metal. All of our coins are circulated demonetised UK currency and we have formal permission from HM Treasury to stamp these.

We work to order so most items can be customised to fit your needs.

For more information about me and my shop, please see my profile https://www.etsy.com/uk/people/dormouseandtheteapot

Thank you for stopping by!

Announcement

Last updated on 30 Nov, 2021

*** Updated 30/11/21 - Processing is currently 7 Business days. All items sent out 1st class during December. Shipping to the US is temporarily suspended. Last UK Christmas ordering dates is currently set 4 December this may be extended depending on our capacity *** Please read on for our full Covid 19/ Coronavirus Update...

Dormouse and The Teapot remains fully open for business with a reduced product line and an extended processing time of 1-2 weeks excluding shipping time.

Please note we are working as per government guidance to keep you safe, wearing a mask as we work, regularly washing our hands and keeping our working and packaging environment sanitised. We are fully vaccinated and LFT test twice weekly.

In the current climate, even in the UK, it may take longer for you to receive your item through the post due to service disruption. For more information how this might effect your order please visit the Royal Mail website at https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12556

As a minimum posting will take place weekly on a Sunday but more frequently if we are able to. As ever we will let you know when your item is sent out. Please note we are only posting items 2nd Class in the UK, we cannot offer tracking or any postal upgrades. We have regretfully suspended most international shipping for the time being apart from tracked shipping to the US. We hope to resume this as soon as possible.

As a thank you for shopping with us in these difficult times all personalisation will be at no extra cost. All our items are sent gift wrapped free of charge and can be sent directly to the recipient in our letterbox friendly packets. We can even handwrite a personal message on your behalf.

Please stay safe
Carol Oldham
Dormouse and The Teapot


Welcome to Dormouse & The Teapot !

Here you will find beautiful handmade metal gifts such as personalised cutlery, cuff and wrap bracelets, pendants and badges as well as unusual keepsakes, ornaments and keychains.

All our cutlery items are genuinely vintage and are stamped by hand using traditional tools. Much of our aluminium and copper jewellery is made from upcycled metal. All of our coins are circulated demonetised UK currency and we have formal permission from HM Treasury to stamp these.

We work to order so most items can be customised to fit your needs.

For more information about me and my shop, please see my profile https://www.etsy.com/uk/people/dormouseandtheteapot

Thank you for stopping by!

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About DormouseandTheTeapot

Sales 1,633
On Etsy since 2008

Once upon a time..

...way back in 2009, It all began with a box full of vintage cutlery and a set of rather rusty security punches. Having previously sold vintage crockery and home wares we had amassed quite a selection of pre-loved silverware and it needed to be given a purpose. I hate to think how many spoons went to scrap over the first couple of years, handstamping is definitely an art. We were determined however, and over time and with a great deal of practice we got to the point were we were ready to share our wares

We are constantly learning and developing, and we now practice our craft on a range of metals including industrial aluminium and copper, hand cutting and working with a variety of metal fonts and designs to produce purposeful and attractive gifts. We subscribe to the Arts and Crafts school of thought that you should have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. We add to that 'eco-friendly' as all our products are up-cycled in some way.

Our handstamping journey continues, and as we take our inspiration from our surroundings and the materials we come across on our travels, come along with us and see what lies around the corner...

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  • Carol

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Hello I'm Carol from Dormouse and The Teapot we sell beautiful hand stamped cutlery and gifts. Our unique designs are created by hand using traditional tools and methods in our tiny workshop on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors.

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Last updated on 27 Oct, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

If you would like a custom or personalised item not currently listed please contact us for a quote. Please note that we do not copy other people's designs or use copyrighted wording, please do not ask us to do so. We can however work with you to suggest appropriate wording and designs if you would like assistance with this. It is important to note that custom and personalised items are not refundable unless they arrive damaged. In this case we will repair, replace or refund on receipt of your returned item. Commissioned designs may later be carried as in stock designs, please let us know before you order if you require exclusivity.

Delivery address

It is the responsibility of the buyer to provide their correct postal address.

Should you provide an incorrect address please contact us straight away and we will do our best to help. However we will not take responsibility for orders posted to an incorrect address provided by the buyer and should the buyer not receive their item a refund will not be issued.

Please note if you are purchasing from abroad or requesting us to send items outside of the UK you are personally responsible for knowing the legalities of importing such items into the destination country. We are not responsible for any losses of items held or destroyed by customs. We will not refund or resend in such cases.

Hand Stamping

Each letter and design is stamped individually by hand on our items, therefore each piece is unique and the picture you see in the listing is only a representative example.

Due to the nature of stamping there may be variations in alignment, depth and spacing of letters, each letter will not be perfectly even. Please note it is likely that there will be marks and 'bumps' on the reverse of the item, this is unfortunately unavoidable as during the stamping process metal is displaced rather than removed. This is not a defect in your piece, but makes it even more unique.

Errors

Please do contact us straight away if you receive your order and it is incorrectly spelled/ worded or not the item you ordered and we will work with you to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

Please remember are only responsible for a misspelled item if the fault is ours. We can not be held responsible for errors made by buyer - please thoroughly check that you have given personalised and customised details correctly and EXACTLY written as you wish them to appear. We will not correct incorrect capitalisation, punctuation, grammar, spelling or miswording.

Production and Delivery times

All items are made to order please allow the time stated on the listing to produce, finish and wrap your item BEFORE it is posted. Sometimes we can rush items please contact us if you require this service before ordering. Charges may apply.

If you need your item for a specific date please allow good time and let us know before ordering. Although we usually cannot guarantee delivery we will be able to advise the best method of postage to give you the best chance to receiving your order.

Please note delivery times given by Etsy and on the Royal Mail website are estimated and they do not allow for time in customs or postal delays in the production and destination country and should not be relied on as a firm delivery date.

Postage and Shipping Charges

UK

In the UK postage is free and is by Royal Mail 2nd Class. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, it is not possible for us to upgrade your postage at the present time.

International

Paid shipping to the US is by International Tracked mail. Should you purchase items over $35 postage is free, please note this will be by untracked International Standard mail. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.

We have regretfully suspended all other international shipping for the time being, apart from shipping to US; however we hope to resume this as soon as possible.

Forced Returns

Most items will fit through or in a standard letter or mail box. However if miss your delivery but for whatever reason you do not pick up your items or fail to rearrange delivery in most cases it will be returned to us. Please note dependent on the country it is returning from this can take up to six months.

Once we have received your items we can resend to you, please note there will be a charge for redelivery. Should you not wish to pay redelivery we will arrange to recycle your order. In some cases we will refund non customised orders, if they are received in perfect condition within 30 days of the last attempted delivery. All refunds will be minus the original delivery charges. Custom orders and exempt items will not be refunded.

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