A place to buy beautiful things.

Solva, Wales | 1957 Sales


A place to buy beautiful things.

Solva, Wales 1957 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (530)
Edward Bowie

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Edward Bowie

Announcement    A place to buy beautiful things.
Vintage and handmade for your home, business, and wedding.
Curated by professional artist Edward Bowie.

Instagram: drift.niceties.vintage.decor



Last updated on 27 Dec, 2018

A place to buy beautiful things.
Vintage and handmade for your home, business, and wedding.
Curated by professional artist Edward Bowie.

Instagram: drift.niceties.vintage.decor



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Nautical decor is really popular at the moment. I can’t get enough of it!
Stormy days are perfect for market research!
It was a beautiful day. Family church, followed by a picnic on the boat, then salvaged some beautiful old wooden doors and antique pine panels (some of which still features original school children’s initials scratched on). Finished off with a sunset.
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Life Isn't a Rehearsal

There was no way I could settle for a regular job. I've always loved to collect and restore, so making my passion into my work felt natural. When I'm not doing that, I can be found in my studio creating.

Shop members

  • Edward Bowie Artist

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Professional Artist

    I'm a professional artist, with a degree in archaeology, who has spent his life on the stunning coastline of the Pembrokeshire National Park in Wales. I surf, fish, and coasteer in my spare time.

Shop policies

Last updated on 24 January, 2019

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
As many of the items I stock are vintage, they will of course often show signs of age and wear, most of which I describe in the listing, but it would not be possible for me to list all marks, age related dirt etc, please be aware of this. The same is true for materials used to originally create the item. I do not claim to be an expert on any of the items I sell. Due to the items being of varying ages, they are not recommended for children.

Due to the time taken to package, cancellations incur a fee if packaged. Items may also be marked as dispatched once the item is packaged. If you would like to know a return shipping estimate please get in touch.

EU REGULATIONS - applies to physical goods which are not customised or personalised:

You have 14 days from receipt of your order to inform me that you wish to return it.

Returns must be sent tracked. Once your order has been returned in the same condition as it was sent, I will be able to issue you a full refund, less the amount you paid for postage. Any damage incurred during return shipping will incur a loss of value charge, the amount depending on the item value. I cannot refund any non EU customs taxes incurred.

Drift Niceties is not responsible for paying the return costs of your order, packaging costs, nor any taxes that may be incurred. Should you wish to cancel an order, and require a form to complete, please get in touch, and I will send you one. It is up to the buyer to arrange a reputable courier/postal service.

Due to courier policies, fragile items (glass, stone, ceramic) are shipped at the buyers risk. I cannot refund if broken in transit. I take great pride in my packaging and have shipped mirrors etc all over the world.

For larger/heavier items, the courier sometimes applies a fee for non collected and returned to sender items (UK £6, International £20), this fee will be deducted with a packaging fee if a refund is preferred. I can also resend the item for the same shipping cost plus the courier’s return to sender fee. Sourced and sold from the UK, sold according to UK law and any action will be taken through a UK court.

By purchasing you agree to these terms.
I accept Etsy vouchers! You can also pay by direct checkout and Paypal.

You can also reserve (layaway) items over £50. This requires a 25% non-refundable deposit. I will hold them for up to 14 days. If the remaining 75% has not been paid during that time I will relist the item.
For larger parcels (above 2kg and/or larger than Royal Mail’s sizing), I receive a courier account discount which I pass on to my customers. This is the case for all domestic orders, and most international orders. All items sold for £5 and above are sent tracked and/or signed for. I provide the tracking number on the dispatch note. I always refund overpaid shipping, minus a small packaging cost. I ship all over the world regularly! I do not have any control over delivery as soon as I have shipped your order and cannot be responsible for any delays by customs. Some items are more likely to be delayed by international customs, one such example is metal boxes. Airport scanners cannot penetrate the metal to see inside. While I ship the any metal boxes open, customs may decide to send it via land or sea, which takes longer.

Occasionally, as the recipient, you may be required to phone the delivery courier in your country if there is a delay. Please contact me if you would like the phone number and tracking number. I do all I can from my end in the event of a delay, but once your order has been shipped, ultimately, it is no longer in my control.

For items made of breakables including glass and stone - I ship breakables frequently and I take great pride in my protective packaging.

For UK Highlands, Channel Islands, and Northern Ireland customers, please expect additional shipping costs for items over 2kg and/or bigger than a Royal Mail small parcel, as the courier charges more for delivery to this area. For more information please get in touch.

Please note that some countries outside of the EU sometimes apply customs duties to orders imported. I can’t be responsible for paying custom fees as this is a tax levied by your government. Please contact your local customs office if you are uncertain whether your order will be subject to a tax.

I sometimes use recycled cardboard boxes for shipping, they are strong and sturdy, and help to reduce our carbon footprints.
Additional policies and FAQs
Discount codes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount sale. Colour of items may vary slightly due to monitors.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices, found here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/legal/privacy/.

1. Personal information I collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

2. The legal bases I rely on to collect, use, and share personal information

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for a mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Protection

Digital data is password protected, often with multiple levels of security, or if physical in nature, it is stored in a locked and secure premises.
5. Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your in email data for the following time periods: 6 years. I retain your personal information on Etsy for as long as Etsy states in their policies.

6. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Microsoft Outlook’s Privacy Policies and Apple Inc. data security as legal bases for the transfer.

7. Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Edward Bowie, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at bowiesarthouse [!at] hotmail.co.uk. Alternately, you may mail me at:
Edward Bowie, TYF, 1 High Street, St. Davids, SA62 5LA, UK.

More information

Last updated on 05 Mar, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Is the shipping correct?

For UK shipping, yes. For international shipping, it is often an overestimate. Once I have shipped your order, I will refund the difference, minus a small packaging fee.

For international shipping, you can get in touch if you would like an accurate shipping quote. Please let me know which country you would like it shipped to in your message.

How do you determine the age of an item?

When dating items often there are similar examples from the same period. I also use years of experience buying and selling vintage and antique items - the patina, materials used, feel and styles incorporated, and ageing marks all allow for a educated estimation of age.

Seller details
Edward Bowie
1 High Street
TYF Building, 1st Floor
United Kingdom