Hello, and welcome to my store. For many years I have had a dream of owning a small shop, out in the country, where friends and neighbors could meet to look over my most recent estate purchases or just to share a pot of tea or a cup of coffee and some good conversation. If you haven't met me in person - and even if we are already good friends, I welcome you to contact me and just say hello.
My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The internet really can be a good place to meet with friends...
We are presently located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and are working out of a tiny warehouse.
You are welcome to visit us here, but please let me know in advance as I work a full-time day job.
My Business: It is my business, and my pleasure - to buy, consign, and sell personal property including collectibles, antiques, art and jewelry - and to do so at fair prices to everyone.
My Guarantee: It can be very difficult to purchase something "unseen" from the internet. Therefore, if what you purchase is not what you expect or for any reason you do not wish to keep it - please return it to us. This simply means that if for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days for credit or refund.
Purchases and Payments: All merchandise is subject to prior sale. Because most of the items on this site are not available in multiples, sale will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. If some or all of the items of your order have been sold prior to receipt of your payment or are otherwise unavailable for sale, we will promptly issue you a full refund for those pieces you have paid for that are not available. A refund (or, where offered by us, a reasonable substitute for any piece(s) we cannot fulfill in lieu of a refund) is your sole remedy for non-fulfillment. Cherry Blossom in Blue cannot honor prices that are the result of a typographical error or are obviously unrealistic, such as those made by computer or human error. Unfortunately, we cannot hold payments pending future availability of pieces not in stock. Any payment by cheque or money order will be held for 10 business days to ensure availability of funds. There is a $25 fee for returned payments.
I have chosen to accept PayPal on this website for one reason only. This website stands alone. You and I may not know each other yet. Paypal offers a third party system of secure payment for goods and services and this does acknowledge that disputes can happen. Although we promise to always do our best, having a third party provides a measure of safety for you, our customer.
The account at PayPal is a verified retail account.
Yes, we will also happily accept money orders, cheques, and - if you are in the neighborhood, we also accept cash and trades. We hope that you feel both welcome and safe here.
Lagniappe: I just love this word! It conveys not only something luxurious, it simply means "a little extra touch." A gift, something special, given to a customer or done for a customer - by a merchant. My something special for you ~ you will always be treated like the very special person you are. You have found me, we have begun a relationship here. To continue this relationship and to promote my business, you can always expect to find that we have gone to "a little extra effort" to make sure that you are happy with your purchase, and with us.
Shipping and Handling: Shipping, within Canada and the Continental US, is charged at a rate which we feel is very reasonable. The cost (which is minimal) will be added to the purchase price when you check out. For most items on the site, this charge is $4.95 per 2 pounds. You may notice on some of the more expensive items, that the weight is disproportionate to the item - this is only to put the proper insurance on the item. Maximum shipping charge, per order, is $19.95 USD - this is for an order of more than 7 pounds. There are no extra or hidden handling charges. Shipping outside of Canada and the Continental US will be charged at cost. Please contact us for a quote. If the shipping charges to not seem to be in line with the item(s) you are looking at, please contact us and we will see what we can do.
Cherry Blossom in Blue and CherryBlossominBlue.com are not and cannot be responsible for any taxes, duties, tariffs, or any other charges associated with delivering items to you. Any such charges are determined and collected by the carrier you choose. Cherry Blossom in Blue strongly suggests and encourages the use of Canada Post for the shipping of your purchases across the US/Canada border.
Packaging: We recycle. We re-use where possible to cut back on our needs of new packaging materials. Your purchases will always be shipped to you in clean quality boxes and wrapped safely for transport; just packaged without an excess of new. If possible, please re-use or recycle what you receive from us - for the future good of all....
This is.... My Business: This is a very small place where we do our best to welcome friends, old and new. A place where people are free to share thoughts and ideas. Please feel free to contact me at anytime.