Saint Augustine was founded 1565 before the Pilgrims even landed up in Massachusetts. Spanish conquistador, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés founded the city and established a colony for the country of Spain. Some years later, enemies of Spain and pirates invaded, and after a seven year war with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, Spain ceded the area known as Florida to Great Britain, and St. Augustine became a haven for loyalists during the American Revolutionary War. In the second Treaty of Paris in 1783, Florida was ceded back to Spain, however, the United States considered Florida to be of great importance to its interests as it expanded its territory in North America. In 1819, with the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain ceded Florida to the United States. In modern day, St. Augustine is a tranquil place to enjoy with its year-round mild climate, perfect for family fun and adventure. Experience the beauty of early mornings as shops come alive with tourists and locals while they set out to explore.
Our goal is to process and ship all orders within 48 hours. We primarily ship through UPS and USPS. Free shipping is offered on all orders $79 and higher within the 48 contiguous United States. Free shipping on orders $79 and up does not apply to Hawaii, Alaska, and other U.S. Territories and international destinations.
Dowdle Mini Wooden Puzzles, Dowdle Classic Wooden Puzzles, Boardwalk Wooden Puzzles, custom orders, and Disney Art and framed art may take 2-3 weeks for production and delivery of your order. Please allow extra time when ordering these items.
2023 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Please be mindful of the following dates to help your gifts arrive in time for Christmas.
3 Dec. for personalized art—people and pets painted into an existing painting. This deadline has passed. Any personalized art ordered after Dec. 3rd will be shipped in 5-6 weeks.
10 Dec. for custom orders—wood puzzles and art made from an image you provide
17 Dec. for regular orders—in stock items on our website