Air Plant Gifts

Tampa, Florida · 3366 Sales


Air Plant Gifts

Tampa, Florida 3366 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Tim and Anita - The Living Art

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Last updated on Nov 9, 2015

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Tim and Anita - The Living Art

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Creative Collaboration

Our shop started with my husband's creation of Living Art on recycled slate. I said, "That's beautiful honey" and we started collecting and learning more about these wonderful plants.

Now, you may say "that's easy", but for us (mostly me) it was a leap of faith to start buying any kind of plant because I have killed every plant I ever bought (and the plants bought for me). Yes, every one. From fruit trees, vegetables, potted plants, hanging plants, cacti, and even "lucky" bamboo. Anything that has lived in our yard was a fluke and testament to the tenacity to survive all living things possess.

We had a lot to learn and even now we are still learning. We've already upgraded our nursery to accommodate more tillys and eventually, we (at least I) would like to have all 600 or so varieties of tillandsias. We are well on our way. We'd also like to help save our Florida native species, of which many are endangered due to over collection and destruction of habitat.

We are amazed daily with these tillys, their shapes and colors and the fact that you can do anything with them. Because they don't need dirt, we've made centerpieces, ornaments, hanging mobiles, terrariums and we're always thinking of new ways to use them. Recently, I've taken to wearing my plants around in jewelry sets we've created, they always get attention!

Both of us enjoy the creative process and sometimes we have a hard time selling pieces that have become favorites and of course, we have a house full of our Living Art. There's a special ornament hanging as a fan pull in our living room and more ornaments adorn the front porch, as well as the centerpiece for our coffee table (we let them take turns inside) just because we also enjoy having them around. Tim and I actually have pieces at the office on our desks that we get to enjoy.

It's a little tougher now that we are both working full time, but it is still a joy to create new ways to enjoy and share our tillys!

So that's our story...and we're sticking to it.

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Shop members

  • Tim and Anita - TandA

    Owner, Designer, We Do It All!

    Husband and wife team that loves to share our obsession with tillys (or air plants). Being the first thing that has flourished under our black thumbs, we know that if we can do it, anyone can (and should)!

  • Timothy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Camera shy, manly-man extraordinaire, visionary builder, creative, and practical with a wee touch of madness, he is the rock I lean on and the strength that sees me through the worst of times and the joy of my heart through the best of times.

  • Anita

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Fun-loving Southern girl, problem solver, ever a dreamer, heart of gold, and hands (and feet) that are cold, whose a little progressive and a lot old-fashioned. A mix of contrasts, creative, with a lot of madness throughout who loves to help others.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 28, 2014
Welcome to The Living Art. Here you will find all kinds of unique natural art.

Most artwork made here is from recycled materials and all plants are locally grown here in Florida. These works of art continue to flower and grow for years to come. All items come with an instruction sheet for the easy care of the plants.

Although we like to photograph our art with plants that are in bloom, we will send a young plant unless otherwise specified so that you can enjoy the bloom as well because most Tillandsias will only bloom once in their life. Some artwork will include the exact plants as shown. At times, plants featured in some art may not be available but we will contact you regarding other wonderful plants or allow you to cancel your order prior to shipping.

Your satisfaction is our highest priority. If your art makes you as happy as it did us, write a comment and share it. We love to read the feedback from patrons. Please ask us questions if you think your plants may have a problem, we cannot help if you do not tell us there is a problem.

You can request custom items made. Custom listings will be re-listed if not purchased within 72 hours unless you specify a date. Please see the shop info section. We will also be happy to present a note and drop ship to the people on your gift list, just make sure the details (name, address, card or note to be given) are listed in the buyer's note section when you purchase or convo us.

Enjoy your shopping experience and thanks for visiting.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
PayPal is our preferred method of payment. You don't need to establish a PayPal account to pay with your credit or debit card. Simply choose the PayPal option during checkout, and after you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account

If you would like to pay with a Money Order, contact us for details. Please note that orders do not ship until payment has cleared.

You may cancel an order up to 3 days following a placed order as long as the item has not been shipped. You will receive a full refund through paypal. If the item has been shipped simply refuse the package (DO NOT open the box or USPS will charge you for return postage) and upon receipt you will receive a refund less the shipping costs through PayPal.
Most items are available for immediate shipping but please allow up to 3 days.
We want your plants to arrive safely so we ship 1-3 day Priority Mail.

We believe in the 3 R's-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and so we reuse boxes and newspaper to ship and when we must buy shipping materials we like to buy recycled products. If you'd like new materials, please contact us prior to your purchase.

Any special instructions should be included in the buyer's note or you can contact us if you like before you order. We are always glad to help. We offer heat packs for an additional fee during the cold months for our northern customers, just contact us prior to your order if in doubt.

We can not be responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail, but for your convenience, tracking and delivery confirmation is included with every order and includes standard insurance for Priority Mail.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your happiness is our number one goal. if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please let us know within 5 days of receiving the item and we will make sure to correct it.

Returned items should be in their original condition and shipping costs will be your responsibility. If the item has been shipped simply refuse the package (DO NOT open the box or USPS will charge you for return postage) and upon receipt you will receive a refund less the shipping costs through Paypal.
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TheLivingArtbyTandA [!at]

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IMPORTANT: This artwork may not be copied, duplicated, printed or reproduced without our written permission.