TLC Gardens & Crafts and MIKE's MANTIQUES are now combined!
of a Holiday as we did. We won't go into details, but we truly feel blessed, by those in our lives and look forward to ringing in
2016 with a new outlook on life.
We are so excited to be able to bring to you both Teri and Mike's merchandise under one website / webstore! Effective January 1st,
we will be phasing out our ETSY store as items are expired,
and all items will be available for sale right here,
on our WEEBLY Website page for your convenience!
We will maintain the TLC Gardens And Crafts title for our website domain, as that is what everyone has become accustom to looking for us as.
In addition to Teri's Doll Clothing, tooth fairy pillows, and other miscellaneous fabric crafts; jewelry for every day or support/awareness
of Metastatic Breast Cancer or Tack pins for all ages, Mike will be adding
his MANTIQUES to the site! This will include his Vintage / Antique Toys and other such finds, items he finds with his Metal Detector hobby,
and assorted items he creates with his hands, like the Bullet Earrings
and other such jewelry made with bullet casings.
(see our Jewelry section for these)
He often attends "Toy Shows" in Chicago IL, Jackson & Kalamazoo MI,
and Toldeo OH where other vendors / collectors
gather and buy & sell such toys.
IF you are seeking anything of this nature, please let us know and
if he comes across what you are looking for at these shows,
he can help fulfill your desire to own such items!
Check out the photo slideshow below to see a collaboration
of both of our products to get an idea
of what you might find in our new store!
(Note- photos are from previous events we've attended,
and some items may have been sold already)
At this time, the store does not have the ability to set up shipping rates
or methods, so we have yet to figure out how we will determine that,
most likely via invoice upon receipt of order, to include shipping,
then payment can be made via Paypal to include shipping and merchandise. I have been working on setting up shipping profiles via PayPal for use
at checkout, so we'll see how that works with the first order I suppose..
We CAN upgrade the site to have this done,
but the fee to upgrade is substantial,
and we want to make sure the site is a success
before we take that step...
As January 1st 2016 is also the day that Teri will be starting her
Oral Chemotherapy due to progression of the Stage 4 Breast Cancer
(now in liver and both lungs, in addition to bones)
there will not be any New or Custom order items created
in the craft room until we know how the treatment will make me feel. There are some potentially nasty side effects, including peeling skin
on hands & feet, which would prevent me from being able
to handle sewing or beading any products.
I will surely let you all know how things are going...
our Facebook page will have the most up to date information.
In the meantime, please check out our NEW and IMPROVED website,
and tell your friends about us!!
Check out our Customer Reviews tab to see what others
have had to say about their purchases from our ETSY store
or direct purchases, and stay tuned to see how WE are doing,
and if we have any NEW EVENTS to share with you.
We ARE planning another BELLEVILLE LIGHTHOUSE Fundraiser
for sometime between Easter & Mother's Day...
and will announce HERE once we have a date set, etc.
Feel free to read our other blog postings as well, we have 3 set up...
so there should be plenty of ways to "get to know us".
Thank you for all of your support these past few years
we have been here online, and please....
continue to pray for my health.
Remission is not something many of us with Metastatic Breast Cancer
are blessed to announce, I believe with your prayers and support,
and the technology and Science that has brought us
many new treatment options,
that I CAN and WILL be one of the blessed ones...
and will be able to one day say I AM in remission.
For now, I must go through the nasty treatment;
deal with the side effects,
and even if it puts me out of commission for a while,
I WILL do what I MUST DO to FIGHT THIS CANCER!
God Bless you all!
*if you happen to be wondering WHY our posts are in Green, Pink, and Teal; THESE are the colors of the METAVIVOR Ribbon. Learn more at www.metavivor.org