Friday, February 4, 2011

Sea & Asters Giveaway

I think you all are going to be very excited about my newest sponsor because even if you don't have a green thumb (like me) you can still totally own and take care of one of her beautiful creations.


Sea & Asters is a shop that sells gorgeous air plants and air plant terrariums.  These have become all the rage lately but would you believe I used to have a couple of air plants probably 15 years ago?  Sadly, I think my mom ended up taking them over but the lovely Monica of Sea & Asters was kind enough to send me my very own terrarium.  I promise pics on Monday!

I wanted to get to know Monica a little more so I asked her some questions about her shop:

Where did you come up with the name for your shop?  Sea & Asters is a combination of two sources of inspiration.  Tillandsias always remind me of creatures from the sea.  Asters, one of my favorite flowers, are growing in our home garden.

What or who are your inspirations?  I work in the horticulture industry so I am always surrounded and inspired by nature and gardens.

What are 3 of your favorite items from your shop?  Two of my favorite items are hanging glass globe terrariums named “Green Layers” and “Agate Slice”.  My third favorite item, “Suspended”, is a glass vase which holds the air plant in such a way that it looks to be suspended in the air.

Where do you see yourself and your shop at this time next year?  By next year, Sea & Asters will feature wedding inspired items. I am also looking forward to bringing other elements of nature to the shop.

What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring entrepreneurs?  If you love what you’re doing don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. 

This week you all will have a chance to win
YOUR CHOICE of any hanging glass terrarium!

Maybe you'll want one of these?

The Rules
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry)

Mandatory Entry:
You must be a follower of After 'I Do'.
(comment telling me your favorite item from Sea & Asters)

Extra Entries:
Follow After 'I Do' on Facebook and/or Twitter (1-2 entries)
Tweet and/or Blog about this giveaway (1-2 entries)
Make a purchase from Sea & Asters (10 entries)
(Please make sure to have a receipt to forward to me)
 
 
The giveaway winner will be announced
Friday February 11th.
 

75 wonderful thoughts:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

really really love this, thanks doll!
I follow of course and my fave is the Tillandsia and Billy Buttons Part 2

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

I follow you on FB

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

and twitter :)

Scientific Housewife

Awesome giveaway... I am a follower :)

Scientific Housewife

I follow on Twitter :)

The Favour Shoppe

LOVE her stuff!! "like" you on FB and following here and on twitter.

Have an awesome weekend!!

Krystal

Those are ridiculously cool! I love the yellow filifolia one!

daisychain

oh my gosh, these are AMAZING!

Cafe Fashionista

Now this is one Giveaway I am DYING to win!

I'm a follower on Google Friend Connect!

My favorite piece is the Pink Sand Tillandsia Terrarium - http://www.etsy.com/listing/66583734/pink-sand-tillandsia-terrarium. The colors are positively gorgeous!! :)

cafefashionista@yahoo.com

Erika Grover

ohhh these are neat-o :)

Erika Grover

P.s. I thought of you b/c my RLF )real life friend) Tressa did a blog post 30 things to do before turning 30 & 1 of them was tip 100% to a server who deserves it....! Hope that happens to you, what a good idea huh?

Melanie's Randomness

Ohh I love the poppy pod terranium!! It's really pretty! What a different thing to have!! I would love to have one of these!! I'm a follower of yours!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Melanie's Randomness

I'm a twitter follower of yours!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

kallaydoscope.com

I love these! My mom used to have them when I was little. I hail from a long line of gardeners and yet, somehow, the gene stops here. I'm just not great at it, but I *so* want to learn.

Anyway, it was really hard to choose but I love the Pink Agate Slice Tillandsia. It was either that or the Pink and Grey Butterfly. <3

kallaydoscope.com

I follow you on Facebook!

kallaydoscope.com

And Twitter!

kallaydoscope.com

And I'm a devoted follower! :)

Melanie's Randomness

I just tweeted from @MelsRandomness!

Connie

I'm a follower, and my favourite is the Silver Sea Urchin Air Plant Terrarium.

Teenage Bride

These are sooo unique what a great way to add soem life to your home!

kallaydoscope.com

I tweeted about the giveaway, too!

Smart Ass Sara

I'm a follower!

Smart Ass Sara

And on Facebook. :)

Carrie

When I saw it there in the middle of your post I knew I had to have it - Tillandsia and Billy Buttons Part 2 is my fav! (and of course i am a follower.)

Carrie

I follow you on FB

Carrie

I follow you on the Twitter

Robin

I'm a follower!

my fav is the Bulbosa and Echinops! love them all!

Rebekah

Oh this is so cool! I'm a follower!

My favorite is the Birds of a Feather! It's hard to choose!

Rebekah

I follow you on twitter!

Sandy a la Mode

what an AWESOME giveaway! i LOVE terrariums and would love to own one to put on my little porch! one of my faves is the Tillandsia and Billy Buttons Part 2!! and of course i am a follower!

sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandy a la Mode

yup! follow you on twitter (@sandyalamode)!

Sandy a la Mode

totally tweeted and totally wana win!!

http://twitter.com/#!/sandyalamode/status/33562540281696256

Lulu

Oh how lovely! I really want a terrarium! Our local botanic gardens has a class, but it's a one day and I'll be out of town, boo :(

I would totally get the peacock feather one, lovely!

Lulu :)
lulu.today {{at}} gmail.com

ivana

oooooh... i totally adore this! everything on the shop is so pretty, but i really, really love that beach one!

xo,
ivana
loveardently.com

ivana

just followed you on twitter (@loveardently) :D

Nikki

What a great idea! I can't keep anything alive and now I really want that little beachscape terrerium!

christa

Uhm, I love all their stuff! So much fun!

christa

I follow you on twitter. :)

la petite coquine

What beautiful terrariums! I'm still not sure I could keep one alive, though!

BlessedMama

I am a follower :)

blessedmama02@hotmail.com

BlessedMama

I like the Birds of a Feather!

blessedmama02@hotmail.com

anna p of just me.

hey, great giveaway! i already follow your lovely blog and my favorite item in her shop is the Tillandsia and Billy Buttons Part 2. it kinda reminds me horton hears a who. random, i know.

Dancing Branflake

I follow and I love Pink Sand!

Dancing Branflake

I follow you on twitter!

Anna @ The Owl and The Phoenix

Awesome giveaway lady!

I'm obviously a follower =) I love the Green Layers Tillandsia Terrarium.

Anna @ The Owl and The Phoenix

I follow on Facebook AND Twitter =)

Anna @ The Owl and The Phoenix

I tweeted the giveaway (@owlandphoenix)

Audrey Allure

Great giveaway!

My favorite one from her shop is the "Birds of a Feather" one with peacock feather. Gorgeous!

Audrey Allure

I also am a fan of your page on Facebook & I follow you on Twitter!

cornflakegirl74

These are BEAUTIFUL! I've never seen anything like this, but I love the concept. My favorite (and it was difficult decision!) is the Sky Blue Paleacea.

I follow you via GFC.

cornflakegirl74

I also "like" you on Facebook.

love jenny xoxo

I love this!! I'm a follower!

Kara

Cuteness! That looks like something I couldn't kill! I like the Bulbosa and Echinops Terrarium.

Kara

Annd I follow on Twitter :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

Wow thse are GORGEOUS! I love the last one you show here...and The Beach: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64171899/beach

I follow you on GFC and Twitter!!!

Rachel Cotterill

Gorgeous pictures :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

Love the one with the pink agate! Great giveaway. And I follow, of course.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

I follow on Twitter too.

Happy Weekend!

jacqueline

Dearest krysten, you have such a beautiful and inspiring space here!! So happy to have discover your space today. :) Thanks so much for your lovely kind comment on my little space. :)
Monica's creation are soo prety. :) I adore her
Tillandsia and Billy Buttons Part 2 and also Create Your Own Globe Terrarium!! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Lindsay

these are amazing! i absolutely adore the birds of a feather, so cool :)

I am a follower

OceanDreams

of course i'm a follower and i retweeted this from melanie's randomness, hope you are enjoying your weekend love - such unique eco creations!

Meghan

Umm, this is a super cool giveaway! I love the pink sand!

Meghan

I follow you on Facebook and the Twitter!

Nora

I follow you on Blogger and will follow you on Facebook right now- my favorite item is the Pink Swirl Wall Terrarium and I will also blog about this giveaway:) Thank you so much- so that's 3 entries?! :) this is a great giveaway!!! thanks so much...

Nora

I blogged about this giveaway here

http://two-is-better.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-after-i-do.html

thank you!
Nora

Nora

I also did LIKE you on facebook!:) Thanks again!~

Alli

Oh my goodness! I LOVE this giveaway! My favorite is the Pink Sand Tillandsia Terrarium!

Alli

PS - I'm following you on Twitter!

Aubrey S.

I think this may be my new favorite etsy shop. I'm loving the sky blue paleacea terranium.

Aubrey S.

I'm a twitter follower, and I've tweeted the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/shawbrey/statuses/34647502971994112

Aubrey S.

I'm a FB follower, and I've linked up: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/High-Heeled-Love/138861929485762

yours truly dear

i LOVE these!! my fave is Yellow Filifolia Terrarium. oh, and of course i'm a follower!

yours truly dear

i'm a facebook fan!

yours truly dear

i follow you on twitter :)

sweetcanadian

sky blue paleacea is my fav item. i am now a follower on facebook as well