Shopping at Roses and Teacups
Normal Business Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-5:00 Central Time
Who are we?
We are two women, Julie and Nancy. We are wives, moms,
businesswomen, friends. We live in two different states and do
almost all of our work together on the internet!
Julie is the business whiz with a business background; Nancy is
the website designer with a background in music and counseling.
(!?) Julie handles all sales, shipping and billing. Nancy handles
advertising, marketing and website issues. Both of us search for
new products, handle customer service and network with other
2015 is our 10th year in business. We are growing rapidly,
learning frequently, working constantly, trying valiantly,
improving hopefully, enjoying immensely.
What is a "beautiful moment"?
A beautiful moment can be many things: The joy of giving the
perfect gift, the satisfaction of offering an elegant table to
guests, the delight of adding beautiful touches to your home, the
sweetness of giving a tea party with elegant favors and china, the
headiness of wearing new jewelry, the richness of beautifying
everyday moments with quality products.
What do we sell?
We sell items that we consider beautiful and beautifully
feminine. Most of our products have tea and or roses as their
theme. Many of our items have vintage or Victorian themes,
although the products are new.
As much as possible, we sell items made in the USA by women and
families in cottage industries and small businesses. Many of our
items are made partially or completely by hand. Imported items
are from well-established, reputable companies.
We live in an instant world with high-tech speeds and mass
production. Most of us aren't used to waiting and don't like it!
Where quality, custom design and handcrafting are concerned,
however, instant is not "where it's at".
Some things just cannot be rushed! Our artists and artisans
create items of great quality and elegance, and we wouldn't want
them to compromise in any way.
When you order items which involve customizing and handcrafting,
please understand that there is time involved.
We pay our artisans up front, as they must purchase materials and
set aside time for the work.
In these circumstances, there will be a time gap between your
payment being received and your product shipping.
This is normal when commissioning items from artists; please
don't let this be a cause for concern.
From the beginning of working together, we have both felt
strongly that people should be well paid for their work.
When we fall in love with an artist's items and want to offer
them to our customers, we often have to compromise on what OUR
profit will be. We do NOT compromise on paying the artists what
they are worth, and we do not wish to price our products out of
the range of our customers.
You may see similar items in other stores, but if the prices are
substantially lower, they are probably not handmade, not USA made,
not the same quality or not priced to the artisan's benefit.
By offering many different items (well over 8000!) we are able to
create a business that has something in every price range for our
customers, pays our suppliers what they are worth, and still pays
Be sure to also visit our Contact
pages to find out more about Roses and Teacups!
3 Children, all taller than her!
Loves Starbucks, Spy Movies, Medical Non-Fiction
Handles all website issues; searches for new products
New Ideas Queen
2 sons, 2 step-daughters
Loves Dogs, Strawberry Dacquiris, Running Roses and Teacups
Handles EVERYTHING except the website!!
Welcome! I love beautiful, feminine gifts both to give and to
My mother left me a legacy of the joy of remembering special
occasions with cards and thoughtful, beautifully wrapped gifts.
In my relationships with women, gift giving to encourage and
bless brings me a lot of joy.
My father left me a legacy of treating people well and of running
a business in a way that makes customers, colleagues, suppliers
and employees all feel respected and valued.
I started Roses and Teacups in 2006 to share my love of gifts,
and along the way I received the gift of Julie! Now we are Roses
and Teacups, LLC operating out of both Illinois and Arkansas.
In addition to supporting cottage industries, we feature products
from a number of small family owned and run businesses.
We are also authorized dealers for Heritage Lace, Royal
Doulton/Royal Albert Teaware, the Romantic Victorian Home
Collection and Kimberly Shaw Stationery.
We are always adding to our beautiful assortment of gifts, so
visit us often!
We love beautiful things and the lift they give to our spirits!
We are excited about sharing our "finds" with you!
We are also here to encourage giving and are pleased to offer you
many ways to give. Please visit our
Gift Giving Programs page to find out more!
Hoping to add beauty to your life!
Also find us at:
Visit us at Victorian
Heart Shop Mall!
Visit us at Shabby Lane