Important Information About the Future of Gardens of Grace
April 29, 2013
Gardens of Grace has been online now for 9 years (several years prior we were operating locally) and thanks to all my wonderful, amazing customers, it has grown bigger than I had ever dreamed it would. For the last year I have been doing a lot of soul searching and praying about what should be done about the business as it was slowly taking up more and more of my time. I knew I would either have to expand (hire help), or shrink.
My kids are growing so fast and now half of my 6 are teens. Our little farm is also growing and expanding and is requiring more of me and my time. The bottom line is, I can’t do it all and my family needs to come first. So as of May 31st, Gardens of Grace will be downsizing in a major way.
I will be closing the current store and switching to an Etsy shop (gardensofgrace.etsy.com), but with much less inventory. In fact, at the start I will probably have little more than the few totally exclusive items that I carry. Over time I may add more things, but I am planning to donate much of my remaining inventory so what I list on Etsy will probably be a few current items and a random mix of vintage pieces from my own collection, etc.
Many of you have been with me for years, and still others have only found me recently. I am truly sorry for the inconvenience I know this will cause you, but I believe this to be what is best for our family. So here is the nitty gritty:
The last day of the current Gardens of Grace shop will be May 31st. I will stop accepting backorders on May 24th. This means that after May 24th, if I do not have an item you have ordered in stock, I will send you a Paypal refund instead of backordering your parts. Also, starting this week, when I sell out of an item I will mark it ‘sold out’ in the shop to prevent too much over selling.
** Updated 5-2-13 ** I have had to go in and mark everything with the actual inventory I have on hand because of the flood of large orders being placed. There will be no more backorders. I will make the adjustments to the shop inventories as I re-stock my own.
Thank you & God bless,
There are several great sites out there with similar things:
And there are many on Etsy! Just search “bronze rosary parts”.
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We will ship anywhere for a flat rate of $5.50. Shipping in the US will go by Priority Mail, and for international we will send your package Air Service (Orders can take anywhere from 3 - 8 weeks to arrive, depending on location.). Most packages ship out within 2-3 business days.
***Important! We cannot insure or track international orders. No refunds will be given on orders that do not arrive at their destination. Please understand this.***
Please Note: We cannot be held responsible for items lost or damaged by the postal system, but all orders (Domestic US orders only.) over $150 will be insured (At no extra charge.). Orders over $250.00 will require a signature conformation. We will ship to the address on your PayPal account unless directed otherwise. Please make sure this address is correct and up to date.
Refunds and Exchanges
*** 5-8-13 Update: I am sorry, but we can no longer make exchanges for items due to our depleted inventory. If you are unhappy with a piece, please feel free to return it and after it has been received I will send a PayPal refund (excluding shipping costs). (Please email for our mailing address if you do not have it already.) If a part is defective or broken, please email me for instructions and refund.
We will not give refunds for metal items returned to us after being treated with polishes and /or chemical wipes or dips. These products remove the hand applied, non-toxic patina of the pieces, and make them very difficult (and sometimes impossible) to restore. If you have drastically altered the appearance of your medal, cross, center etc, it will not be eligible for a refund or exchange.
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