RUPiperDesigns's Shop Policies
Welcome to R.U. Piper Designs - Ask Us About Our Wholesale Pricing
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Here we scour Northern California looking for old, pretty things to turn into new, beautiful must-haves. We love salvaging old wood, vintage costume jewelry (broken or whole), estate sale hunting, garage sale browsing, and flea market haggling. We do all of this to re-use and re-purpose items you would want to own, to use, to give, and to love.
We prefer to ship via the United States Postal Service (USPS). If you have a preferred carrier please contact me before check out, so we can work out the additional charges (if applicable).
Buyer will pay all customs fees (if any).
All of our items are wrapped with care and consideration. We work very hard to make beautiful items, we want them to arrive in perfect condition for your continued enjoyment.
Refunds, Returns and Exchanges
If you do not like an item, exchanges are possible. Buyer Must pay for the return shipping and any other applicable fees. Please contact RU Piper Designs before returning item to ensure a quick and easy transaction/exchange.
RU Piper Designs does not refund unless the mistake is made by RU Piper Designs.
* Wholesale Orders are Welcome*
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE RIBBON NAMES?
Antoinette: blue -- for Marie Antoinette's favorite color
Prague: peach -- named for stripes found on the famed Synagogue
Capri: aqua -- color of the ocean surrounding the rock-island
Paloma: white -- "dove" in French, Spanish, Italian
Trousseau: natural -- "dowry", color of a vintage wedding dress
Versailles: teal -- color in the tapestries in the palace
Pompeii: browny-pink -- color of the soil - dirt mixed with ash
Sorrento: yellow -- color of the lemons; limoncello
Provence: lavender -- for it's famed fields of lavender
Medici: gold -- Florentine bankers of the Renaissance
Vatican: gray/silver -- color of Bernini's collonade/statues
Dublin: green -- color of the luck of the Irish
Cairo: brown -- mixture of sand, history, kohl and mummies
Edith: rose pink -- famed singer of "La Vie en Rose"
Moscow: light pink -- color of ballet slippers
Morocco: light green - color of the favored beverage, Mint Tea
All the color name come from places we have traveled to, I studied in art history or feel generate the essence of that location. Colors will change over time and colors may vary by dye lot, but i try to keep them as uniform as possible. Remember they are HANDMADE, not machine made, so there will be a flaw or two, but that is what makes them special and fun.
WHY BLACK AND SEPIA INK?
We use black and sepia color inks to keep that vintage, worn and aged look and feel to our ribbons. Occasionally gold and red may be used as accent colors.
WHY THREE YARDS?
Three yards is the standard length of ribbon sold commercially. Three yards wraps a fairly nice-sized package, but if you have a large package or want an elaborate bow, we suggest buying 2 ribbons.
WHY DO YOU MAKE RIBBON?
We have been collecting ribbon for years and years, it still sits on the shelf because now we use our own ribbon. We love the ribbon we collected over the years except it is PAPER and not very eco-friendly, so decided to make our own from found cotton materials. Voila!