Contact and Information

For immediate shipment OR TO USE CREDIT CARDS:
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Everything on Etsy is​​ in stock and ready to ship ​​immediately

If you plan to pick up your slate at my home, call me personally at 716-937-6797 to place the order​​.

     The Gift Horse Handpainted Gifts
     12328 Westwood Road
     Alden, New York 14004
     Phone:  1-716-937-6797
     etsy site:

Method of Payment:
      We do accept checks, cash and money orders here
      Shipping charges:  email for estimate for one slate
       (send z​ip code)
       2 to 4 slates will fit in one flat rate box ($13.65)
       or.....pick up at our house by appointment​



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Yup, that's us....two "old people" who are "out standing in their field" (ha ha..get it?)

Thanks for visiting us.
Joan and Don
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​​ Donald J. McPhee, my wonderful man, passed away unexpectedly on Father's Day, June 18, 2017.  I can't begin to imagine my life without this remarkable man.  It's difficult to learn to speak in terms of "I" instead of "we".  He was truly "the wind beneath my wings".  I was blessed to have had the opportunity to "stand on the shoulders of this giant"....whatever did I do to get so lucky!

I will no longer be doing shows, as you might expect.  He has asked me to continue with the website, however. The light is a little dimmer here at the Gift Horse now, but it is always on for all our wonderful customers who became such wonderful friends over the years.  What a marvelous journey it has been.