Shipping & Contact Us

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: leslie@cherryblossominblue.com

(This is the only e-mail address which I check on a regular basis. My personal phone number used to be listed here, unfortunately there have just been too many 3am and solicitous phone calls for it to remain online. This is unfortunate because I really do enjoy speaking with people. At this time, my phone number can be provided upon request.)

The internet really can be a good place to meet with friends...

We are presently located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Working out of a tiny warehouse. You are welcome to visit us here, but please let me know in advance as I have a full-time day job.

~~~~

My Business: It is my business, and my pleasure - to buy, and sell beads and craft supplies, 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. I try to keep the beads and supplies in stock at all times but once in a while, I have run out of something or, not had quite enough for someone. If I cannot fill your order immediately I will contact you!

Back-orders of Beads and Craft Supplies: If I cannot fill your order immediately, I will contact you. Most of my suppliers require me to make minimum orders and it should, in most instances, only take about 10 to 12 days for an order that I place with one of my suppliers to be delivered to me (most of the time it is faster than this). Then, I just send you the rest of your order! No extra shipping charges, no problems....

Vintage and Antiques: Because most of these sorts of items are one-of-a-kind, sales are 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 is your sole remedy for non-fulfillment.

~~~~

Payment: 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.

~~~~

Errors: 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 $40 fee for returned payments.

~~~~

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: Flat Rate!

I use, whenever possible, Canada Post / USPS Small Packet Air Service. I have found this to be a reliable service. Orders sent to the US take about 5 or 6 business days to be delivered. Orders sent to other countries can take longer...

If you would like your package to have a tracking number attached to it, please contact me at:

leslie@cherryblossominblue.com

Canada Post is very expensive when it comes to tracking parcels. I will send you a shipping quote with the various methods of shipping and prices....

~~~~

Packaging: We recycle! We re-use where possible to cut back on our use of new packaging materials. Your purchases will always be shipped to you in clean, quality, envelopes and boxes and wrapped safely for transport. We try to package without using 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: It 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.

~~~~

leslie@cherryblossominblue.com

~~~~