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Featured Shop: Sea & Asters

Jul 20, 2012

by seaandasters

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hello! We are Monica and James, the creators behind Sea & Asters, a shop devoted to Tillandsia terrariums, plant pods and nature inspired gifts. We love plants, especially Tillandsias.  Our focus is to highlight the sculptural Tillandsia form by creating miniature terrarium landscapes and natural plant vessels.

Each terrarium has a mood – either bright and whimsical or natural and subtle.  The designs are based on the interplay of color, texture and form.  We collect our natural materials (flowers, shells, sand, minerals), and select a color foundation and glass venue. Then we begin creating a terrarium composition of natural elements. The final step is choosing a Tillandsia that will be highlighted in the miniature landscape.

We began creating these displays for friends and family. When we saw the joy the terrariums brought them we decided to open Sea & Asters. It is a way to share what we love.

Sea & Asters has allowed us the opportunity to share our love of air plants and gardening. Our business challenges our creative ability to meet our customers’ needs. Sea & Asters also allows us to focus and be more observant of daily inspirations –fallen sweet gum pods, textile patterns, branches covered with lichen…

Etsy is a celebration of creativity and craftsmanship. I remember my first purchase on Etsy; I loved the idea of buying directly from the maker/artist and supporting their work.

The time, attention and care that is put into a handmade product – be it a photograph, painting, silk screened shirt, crocheted mittens or a piece of woodwork – all are a part of the maker/artist.  We embrace and appreciate the sequence of an idea or thought transformed into something tangible.

All photos by Sea & Asters.

Featured Shop Archive

Geometric Planter // Colorblock + Wood (Plant Not Included)
Geometric Planter // Colorblock + Wood (Plant Not Included)
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
Mini Air Plant Pod Magnet with Air Plant
Mini Air Plant Pod Magnet with Air Plant
seaandasters
$12.00 USD
Mini Chalkboard Planter
Mini Chalkboard Planter
seaandasters
$20.00 USD
Tillandsia Billy Buttons Air Plant Terrarium
Tillandsia Billy Buttons Air Plant Terrarium
seaandasters
$27.00 USD
Mini Geometric Planter // White + Wood (Plant Not Included)
Mini Geometric Planter // White + Wood (Plant Not Included)
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
Sphere Planter // Gold Dot Colorblock
Sphere Planter // Gold Dot Colorblock
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
Sphere Succulent Air Plant Planter // Spearmint  + Wood
Sphere Succulent Air Plant Planter // Spearmint + Wood
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
New Size - Geometric Planter // White + Wood
New Size - Geometric Planter // White + Wood
seaandasters
$28.00 USD
Wood Sphere Pod Planter // Peach + Wood
Wood Sphere Pod Planter // Peach + Wood
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
Sphere Pod Planter // Yellow or White
Sphere Pod Planter // Yellow or White
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
Mini Geometric  Planter (Plant not included)
Mini Geometric Planter (Plant not included)
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
New Size - Geometric Planter // Mustard + Wood
New Size - Geometric Planter // Mustard + Wood
seaandasters
$28.00 USD
Geometric Planters // Colorblock + Wood (Plant not included)
Geometric Planters // Colorblock + Wood (Plant not included)
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
Sphere Pod Planter // Black + Gold Dots
Sphere Pod Planter // Black + Gold Dots
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
Sphere Succulent Air Plant Pod Planter // Gold + White Colorblock
Sphere Succulent Air Plant Pod Planter // Gold + White Colorblock
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
Tillandsia Paleacea // Air Plant
Tillandsia Paleacea // Air Plant
seaandasters
$5.00 USD
Single Ionantha Air Plant // Small to Medium
Single Ionantha Air Plant // Small to Medium
seaandasters
$5.00 USD
NEW Size - Sphere Pod Planter // Gold + White - Large (Plant Not Included)
NEW Size - Sphere Pod Planter // Gold + White - Large (Plant Not Included)
seaandasters
$45.00 USD
Air Plant Rope Terrarium // Your Choice of Moss Color
Air Plant Rope Terrarium // Your Choice of Moss Color
seaandasters
$45.00 USD
Mini Air Plant Pod Magnet with Air Plant // Black
Mini Air Plant Pod Magnet with Air Plant // Black
seaandasters
$12.00 USD
Sphere Succulent Air Plant Planter // White + Wood
Sphere Succulent Air Plant Planter // White + Wood
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
Mini Geometric Planter // Mint + Wood  (Plant Not Included)
Mini Geometric Planter // Mint + Wood (Plant Not Included)
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
Mini Geometric Air Plant Planter // Neon Pink + Wood (with Air Plant)
Mini Geometric Air Plant Planter // Neon Pink + Wood (with Air Plant)
seaandasters
$27.00 USD
Fuchsia Purple Air Plant Terrarium
Fuchsia Purple Air Plant Terrarium
seaandasters
$27.00 USD
Bulbosa Echinops Air Plant Terrarium
Bulbosa Echinops Air Plant Terrarium
seaandasters
$27.00 USD
Spiral Air Plant Terrarium
Spiral Air Plant Terrarium
seaandasters
$27.00 USD
Geometric Air Plant Terrarium Ornament // Medium
Geometric Air Plant Terrarium Ornament // Medium
seaandasters
$24.00 USD
New Size - Geometric Planter // Seafoam + Wood
New Size - Geometric Planter // Seafoam + Wood
seaandasters
$28.00 USD
Design Your Own Mini Air Plant Terrarium / Your Choice of Colors
Design Your Own Mini Air Plant Terrarium / Your Choice of Colors
seaandasters
$15.00 USD
Mini Air Plant Cube Planter With Tillandsia Leonamiana // Black - Natural Wood
Mini Air Plant Cube Planter With Tillandsia Leonamiana // Black - Natural Wood
seaandasters
$27.00 USD
Spotted Turbo Air Plant Terrarium
Spotted Turbo Air Plant Terrarium
seaandasters
$27.00 USD
Purple Sea Foam Air Plant Terrarium
Purple Sea Foam Air Plant Terrarium
seaandasters
$30.00 USD
Mini Air Plant Pod Magnet with Air Plant // Blush
Mini Air Plant Pod Magnet with Air Plant // Blush
seaandasters
$12.00 USD
Mini Geometric Planter // Blush + Wood  (Plant Not Included)
Mini Geometric Planter // Blush + Wood (Plant Not Included)
seaandasters
$22.00 USD
Mini Geometric Planter // Black + Gold Dot (Plant not included)
Mini Geometric Planter // Black + Gold Dot (Plant not included)
seaandasters
$25.00 USD
Peach Pyrite Pyramid Terrarium // Air Plant Terrarium
Peach Pyrite Pyramid Terrarium // Air Plant Terrarium
seaandasters
$30.00 USD
Hondurensis Hanging Terrarium 6.5" // Choose Your Own Moss Colors
Hondurensis Hanging Terrarium 6.5" // Choose Your Own Moss Colors
seaandasters
$30.00 USD
Pink Agate Mineral Slice Air Plant Terrarium // Home and Garden
Pink Agate Mineral Slice Air Plant Terrarium // Home and Garden
seaandasters
$30.00 USD
Sky Blue Paleacea Air Plant Terrarium
Sky Blue Paleacea Air Plant Terrarium
seaandasters
$27.00 USD

2 Featured Comments

  • fmdidgad

    fmdidgad said 4 years ago Featured

    I love my terrarium i purchased from Sea and Asters. I have it on my desk and it's a miniature retreat in an otherwise beige world.

  • JillianReneDecor

    Jillian Carmine from JillianReneDecor said 4 years ago Featured

    CONGRATULATIONS Monica and James!! Love your shop and your eye for minimalist beauty. Your painted pod are my favorite! Air plants are such a great way to bring a natural element into home decor and with minimal upkeep they are perfect for those of us with busy schedules. "We embrace and appreciate the sequence of an idea or thought transformed into something tangible." - This is so well put and I couldn't agree more. Best wishes to you both and your continued success!

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