Ted and Gina Bickish, DeLand, FL   

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Adventures in the unexpected...Join us as we hunt for lost treasures in vintage household items.

About Serendipity

Our Service Pledge
We want you to be pleased with your purchase.

We realize that you are placing a great deal of trust in us by ordering from us.

We do our best to describe and photograph items accurately and thoroughly. In fact, we get a little nitpicky in our descriptions and photos. However, we want you to feel free to try your purchases out in the comfort of your home and see what you think. We guarantee your satisfaction.

If, for any reason, you need to make a return, please contact us within three days of receipt. You will be entitled to a full refund once the item has been received in the same condition and packaging in which it was sent. Buyers pay for postage and insurance (which we require so any rare case of shipping damage is covered).

All shipping damage claims are handled by the carrier. Please contact the carrier immediately for instructions, and please contact us also. **Please do not ship the item back to us for shipping damage may void your coverage.**
About Us
Serendipity is not only a word; it is a philosophy of life around here.

According to one reference, "serendipity" is an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.

Gina and her husband Ted learned to love old things at the homes of Gina's grandmother and her sister. When their estates were sold, we serendipitously learned that there is a whole world of people who make a living buying and selling the past.

We also offer here some of Gina's pastel paintings, in which the serendipity theme continues. She generally works in pastels (both hard and soft) on textured, colored paper in a technique she developed based on the work of her instructor, Mary Ann Kephart. Mary Ann's love of turning mistakes into something beautiful inspired the name of this store.

While some pastel artists use colored paper as a background for portraits and other vignettes, Gina's work incorporates the paper color and texture as part of the entire painting.

Traditional pastel work on white paper is challenging enough, as the paper will only take so much pigment. Covering or transforming mistakes can't always be done. Working in the traditional manner on colored paper is even more so, as it cuts out much of the traditional extensive preliminary sketches and background coloring.

Gina's technique eliminates nearly all preliminary work, so the artist's first touch on the paper is usually visible--for better or for worse.

Gina's work has won multiple "Best in Show" awards. She calls Boyds, Maryland, her adopted hometown but is a current resident and native of Florida.

Our hope is that you'll join us in our adventures. We get a thrill when a customer tells us we've found something he or she has been seeking for years.

Gina and Ted owned a brick-and-mortar store for four years and love interacting with customers. If we can ever be of help, please ask. We want you to feel like a regular at our place.

Feel free to browse frequently. We are new but are always adding new things.
Ted and Gina Bickish
1060 Rollling Acres Drive
DeLand, FL 32720
Tel: (386) 956-2267
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time
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