This is a set of 4 travertine tiles (measuring 4 x 4) that have been stamped and hand painted. The design for all 4 coasters is of my whimsical owl, Oliver, playing in the forest, which you see in the first picture.
This design is available in a set of 1 coaster:
And as one in a set of 4 different whimsical owl coasters as seen in the 2nd picture:
These are travertine tiles from Turkey. I like to use this specific type of travertine tile (ravini beige) because of their smooth texture with only a minimal of cracks and dents (mainly around the edges). I hand stamp and hand paint each design. I bake the tiles in the oven to heat set in the design so the design can get wet but not smudge. I don't use any kind of chemical sealer because I want these tile coasters to be absorbent. I hand stamp the bottom with my name and add felt pads.
I do keep an inventory of my designs on hand, but many are made to order at the time you order. The photo seen in the listing is a representation of the final product. I paint the designs the same (as close as possible) and tiles do vary with their cracks and dents.
*these coasters are absorbent, the design is heat set in so the painted design will not smudge when wet will absorb moisture from your glass or cup.
*Each tile has 4 felt pads on the bottom so they will not scratch table top finishes.
*there will be some tiles with natural cracks and chips (mainly around the edges) but not enough to affect them being used as sturdy coasters.
*These coasters are not dishwasher safe and can be cleaned with a damp towel.
*these are travertine tiles from Turkey.
*personalization (names, initials, dates) is available for any of the designs.
*Cup is not included! :-)
Add these hand painted tile coasters to your next party table setting for a special look and have the guests keep their tile coasters as a special party favor.
All my designs are available in sets of 4 or single coasters. Use the single coaster with a mug, hot chocolate, tea or coffee and a small note as your special gift.