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Note from shop owner

Last updated on 28 Apr, 2018

Hello, I'm 0n vacation, sorry for any inconvenience. Be back open in June.

vincent c. richel

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vincent c. richel


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

spahr1 on 15 Jun, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What a wonderful piece of natural art! I am fascinated with owls and this guy looks as though at any minute he's gonna give a hoot! This piece speaks to Vincent's honed craftsmanship and artistic eye. Packaging was safe & secure...not one ruffled feather.


spahr1 on 27 May, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Now this is a house that any Gnome would be proud to call home! The craftsmanship is neat, articulate, and the design is "right on". The packaging was secure and the shipping time unbelievably fast. It was my good fortune to have found Mr. Richel and will purchase from him again!!

Anonymous on 22 Aug, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Definitely worth the money. It looks very professional and I have had people tell me that it looks just like my fiance and I. I am very happy with my purchase!

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Shop policies

Last updated on 30 April, 2017
The driftwood I am using in my work all comes from the Western Mountains of Maine, the Rangeley Lakes Region. I spend time kayaking the lakes searching for it. Such hard work!
The wooden frames with the bark on them come from specially milled Ash Trees. I get the live-edge ash from a local, small lumber mill, since the larger mills de-bark all the trees they get before they cut them up. Occassionally I will use exotic wood for certain accents in my work.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All purchases are final and non-negotiable. If you have any questions about an item, please contact me before your purchase.

Please let me know if an item arrives damaged, or if it doesn't arrive. We will work something out.
I ship USPS first class mail for the smaller packages, and for the larger packages I ship Fed-Ex once a week.