The home of the Laelia gouldiana is Mexico. The leaf stems are long, oval and bear two leaves. The flower stalk can be 18 inches long and bears three to six blossoms about 4 inches across.The sepals are narrow nad the petals are wide and dark pinkish red in color. The labellum is trilobate and dark reddish-mauve with yellow veins. The plant flowers in December and January.
Illustrated by J. Kaplicka This full page image is printed on off-white quality stock paper that has text on the reverse. The print is perfect for framing, and measures 25.5 x 20 cm or 10.25" x 8". The flower runs almost to the edge of the page.
This illustrated page is the real thing- not a photo copy or digital file. It was rescued from a damaged Book about Orchids. The page has yellowed a bit and , but only shows the slightest wear and smudging. It was carefully retrieved, and is completely worthy of framing! This beautiful piece will come shipped plastic wrapped to cardboard to ensure that it arrives in the same amazing condition.
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Your item will be shipped within 7 days. I recycle all of my shipping boxes and even some envelopes, as well as 97% of the packing material. Since it is Seattle, I often use Starbuck's boxes, and because I have a commercial bakery in my home, you might see a chocolate box or two. If you have concerns with my reusing these boxes, please communicate it, and I am sure I can find another source for your purchase. I ship USPS, generally parcel post. I estimate the postal charge when I list an item. If I charged you too little, lucky you! I will pay the rest. If I charged more than Parcel Post fees, I will opt for faster delivery if the amount covers that price. Any amount over will be refunded back to you if you paid by PayPal. Even if it's two cents. It's just what I do.
I always get orders sent out within 7 days. It is usually 2-3 days. Insurance is only used on larger, or more breakable items, and it is mentioned in those specific items. If you wish to have insurance, mention it in the buyer's notes. Often , the price can be covered with the amount you paid in shipping. If it is more, I can always send you a bill via PayPal. After I have sent off the package, I will send you a note to confirm.
International Buyers – Please Note:
* Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges.These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. Other information a seller may wish to include: These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as gifts.
I accept USPS money orders and PayPal. For money orders, please leave a note in the buyer's comments. I expect payment to be arranged at the time of purchase. If that's not possible, contact me first, and I am sure we can work something out.
Lastly, if you wake up one morning and realize, "I just spent the rent on Etsy", and wish to cancel the sale, contact me, and everything will be all right.
Things happen, and it's all apart of doing business.
Returns & exchanges
I want you to be as excited when you open the box as the moment you purchased it. If it isn't what you were thinking, contact me and I will make sure you end this transaction satisfied. If the item arrives broken, I might ask you to present me with a photo of the damage, but then return the cost of the item and shipping for that item. At 2950 sales, I have had 3 items lost in the mail. If you have waited what you feel is a reasonable time, please contact me, and I'll go through my tracking to see if there is anything I can do.
I love to ship internationally, so contact me about any item and I'll add your country to the shipping options. On out of country purchases, only PayPal can be used as a form of payment. Thank you!