TheCozyCasita

Handcrafted Talavera tile decor w/ a California flair!

California, United States · 52 Sales

TheCozyCasita

Handcrafted Talavera tile decor w/ a California flair!

California, United States 52 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(22)

Announcement   ***Inquire about CUSTOM ORDERS including large orders for big events, weddings, staff gifts, etc.***

Handcrafted Mexican Talavera tile trays & decor with a California flair! Tiles painted/handmade in Mexico. Decor designed/handmade by Marina Martinez in Cali!

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING: As Mexican Talavera tiles are all hand-painted and hand-cut by artisans as opposed to factory cut and stamped, there are variations in size, color, pattern, and any ‘flaws’ are inherent in the tile. As a handmade item, there may be these minor variations and blemishes. I think this makes the item more charming, as every single item is unique and one of a kind. Customer satisfaction and happiness is my primary concern and I want you to absolutely love your item, so if you have any concerns, please email me at Marina [!at] thecozycasita.com.

Also, I do my best to accurately photograph all trays and boxes. There may be some slight color variation between the image and actual item due to fluctuations in lighting and difference in monitors between users. I usually photograph all trays in natural daylight (near a large window) and don't use a flash.

CUSTOM ORDERS: I do custom orders! I can design and color scheme to complement your decor within the parameters of the Talavera style tiles that are available.

SAVE ON SHIPPING BY ORDERING ITEMS TOGETHER: If you order items that I can fit in the flat rate mailer, I will refund you any overages. For example, if you order 2 small trays, I can mail those together and refund you the difference.

HOW TO CARE FOR PRODUCT:
• Not for outside use unless brought back in at night. Do not allow the wood to sit in water or it will eventually damage the finish and even wood. The grout is waterproofed with a sealant however, and can just be wiped clean.
• Items are sealed and should bead off water, but please do not wash in a full sink of water or dishwasher.
• Harsh cleansers may scratch, dry, or damage the tile.
• Use a microfiber cloth and gentle soap and water to clean. The microfiber will make your tiles shine.
• You can use mineral oil (such as that for cutting boards) to buff clean the wood. Apply lightly with a cloth and let sit for a few minutes, and then remove any excess oil from the wood. It will soak up the oil and look brand new. However, this is not necessary as the wood is well finished. You can simply use a tiny bit of water on a cloth and wipe it clean. Make sure to remove any excess water, however.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Thank you for purchasing these unique hand-assembled wood tile serving trays and boxes. Each item by The Cozy Casita is hand-crafted in Los Angeles by me, using Talavera tiles from Mexico, hand painted and cut by master artisans. Follow me on instagram at @thecozycasita and on FB at www.facebook.com/thecozycasita for special offers and giveaways!

HISTORY: As I have progressed in my love and work with these tiles, I have come to learn the cultural history of these beautiful works of art. Each tile is hand-painted and hand-cut by master artisans in Mexico, thus each tile is unique, using a method passed down for centuries, originally brought over by the Spanish (learned from Arabic artisans) in the 1500s. Mexican Talavera tiles (made from earthen clay, fired, glazed, painted, and then fired again) are a connection to history, while bringing a modern and colorful flair to your home.

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 19, 2016

***Inquire about CUSTOM ORDERS including large orders for big events, weddings, staff gifts, etc.***

Handcrafted Mexican Talavera tile trays & decor with a California flair! Tiles painted/handmade in Mexico. Decor designed/handmade by Marina Martinez in Cali!

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING: As Mexican Talavera tiles are all hand-painted and hand-cut by artisans as opposed to factory cut and stamped, there are variations in size, color, pattern, and any ‘flaws’ are inherent in the tile. As a handmade item, there may be these minor variations and blemishes. I think this makes the item more charming, as every single item is unique and one of a kind. Customer satisfaction and happiness is my primary concern and I want you to absolutely love your item, so if you have any concerns, please email me at Marina [!at] thecozycasita.com.

Also, I do my best to accurately photograph all trays and boxes. There may be some slight color variation between the image and actual item due to fluctuations in lighting and difference in monitors between users. I usually photograph all trays in natural daylight (near a large window) and don't use a flash.

CUSTOM ORDERS: I do custom orders! I can design and color scheme to complement your decor within the parameters of the Talavera style tiles that are available.

SAVE ON SHIPPING BY ORDERING ITEMS TOGETHER: If you order items that I can fit in the flat rate mailer, I will refund you any overages. For example, if you order 2 small trays, I can mail those together and refund you the difference.

HOW TO CARE FOR PRODUCT:
• Not for outside use unless brought back in at night. Do not allow the wood to sit in water or it will eventually damage the finish and even wood. The grout is waterproofed with a sealant however, and can just be wiped clean.
• Items are sealed and should bead off water, but please do not wash in a full sink of water or dishwasher.
• Harsh cleansers may scratch, dry, or damage the tile.
• Use a microfiber cloth and gentle soap and water to clean. The microfiber will make your tiles shine.
• You can use mineral oil (such as that for cutting boards) to buff clean the wood. Apply lightly with a cloth and let sit for a few minutes, and then remove any excess oil from the wood. It will soak up the oil and look brand new. However, this is not necessary as the wood is well finished. You can simply use a tiny bit of water on a cloth and wipe it clean. Make sure to remove any excess water, however.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Thank you for purchasing these unique hand-assembled wood tile serving trays and boxes. Each item by The Cozy Casita is hand-crafted in Los Angeles by me, using Talavera tiles from Mexico, hand painted and cut by master artisans. Follow me on instagram at @thecozycasita and on FB at www.facebook.com/thecozycasita for special offers and giveaways!

HISTORY: As I have progressed in my love and work with these tiles, I have come to learn the cultural history of these beautiful works of art. Each tile is hand-painted and hand-cut by master artisans in Mexico, thus each tile is unique, using a method passed down for centuries, originally brought over by the Spanish (learned from Arabic artisans) in the 1500s. Mexican Talavera tiles (made from earthen clay, fired, glazed, painted, and then fired again) are a connection to history, while bringing a modern and colorful flair to your home.

Sylvia Marina Martinez

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(22)
mexipina05

mexipina05 on Jul 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Ordered me some coasters to go along with my beautiful bar tray. So beautiful! Marina even threw in a couple surprises for me! Love everything about my coasters, bar tray and beautiful Frida pic. Excellent customer service, one of a kind items, and attention to detail. By far one of my favorite buying experiences on ETSY.

mexipina05

mexipina05 on Jul 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love my wine tray from Cozy Casita! I can't say enough just how beautiful and unique this one of a kind custom piece is. Marina made sure my ideas were heard and she communicated with me to make sure every detail was perfect. Excellent customer service! I will definitely be ordering some gifts again!

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Updates

The COZY CASITA now offers FREE SHIPPING for all orders over $100! Use COUPON CODE: FREESHIPPING100 upon checkout! We appreciate your business!gift_heartearth_americassparkling_heart
Some of the items that I'm working on to add to the store!!! Some of these are in process and others were custom orders that I decided to add to the product line!
Relisted this beauty! It had sold and I needed to get my supply of these tiles on hand! Rich yellow and blue hues....

About

Talavera tile decor with a California flair!

Note from founder/owner Marina Martinez:

Each item is handcrafted with love and care in Southern California. I re-discovered Talavera tiles while on a road trip through Sedona, Arizona. Talavera tile are handpainted and handcut tiles popular in Mexico, Spain, and Portugal, and with a history going back to the Arab world. I fell in love with them as they spoke directly to my heart and artistic sensibility. Growing up in Southern California, I recognized them as being on the many beautiful Spanish-style homes throughout the southland especially in the coastal communities as well as in homes and buildings from trips to Mexico in my younger years.

I started using them to make gifts and friends and family started asking to buy them for others as well. At that point, I thought maybe people in other parts of the country might love them as much too! The business has grown and it is our honor that folks all over the country want to have these functional yet artistic pieces to their homes, adding a piece of history with a modern California flair. Whether defining a space, serving coffee or wine, corralling odds and ends, or enjoying breakfast in bed, the uses for these items are endless! We also can create custom decor using tile -- some examples we've made include mailboxes and bookends!

I have taken a lot of care and time learning and perfecting my technique, getting a lot of guidance from my stepfather who is a master carpenter. I am a perpetual student of the craft and make a conscious effort to learn as much as I can about Talavera tile, tile in general, wood working, wood, grouting, etc. I am committed to make a high-quality, handcrafted item that will last for a lifetime and bring joy to your home or office.

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  • Sylvia Marina Martinez

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    After 15 years in public health and the music industry, I found my passion by helping people make their spaces cozy and joyful with colorful and practical trays that express and share the beautiful artistry of the Mexican heritage!

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Last updated on Aug 19, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I love doing custom orders! In fact, about half of my orders are custom. I work with you to find out your color scheme and design aesthetic and will email you various ideas for you to choose from. I will keep looking until you have your vision manifested. I also can customize the tray color as well. I can paint the wood or I can stain it darker. I can't guarantee the colors will be an exact replica, but I will do my best!

Gift wrapping and packaging

I will more than gladly gift wrap your order and add a personalized note to the recipient. I have sent gifts for mother's days and weddings!

Sizing details

I have listed the dimensions of the trays on each listing and there are several pictures in each listing with items that show the scale of the products. Let me know if you need more exact info!

Wholesale availability

Please email for wholesale or large order inquiries! We have the capability to do large scale orders. With orders of over 100 trays, we need a significant lead time, however, at least 5-6 months due to sourcing of the materials, which are handmade, and then handmaking each item.

Care instructions

HOW TO CARE FOR PRODUCT:
• Not for outside use unless brought back in at night. Do not allow the wood to sit in water or it will eventually damage the finish and even wood. The grout is waterproofed with a sealant however, and can just be wiped clean.
• Items are sealed and should bead off water, but please do not wash in a full sink of water or dishwasher.
• Harsh cleansers may scratch, dry, or damage the tile.
• Use a microfiber cloth and gentle soap and water to clean. The microfiber will make your tiles shine.
• You can use mineral oil (such as that for cutting boards) to buff clean the wood. Apply lightly with a cloth and let sit for a few minutes, and then remove any excess oil from the wood. It will soak up the oil and look brand