Aeolia

Timeless Designs Inspired by Wisdom & Nature

Loutra, Greece

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Announcement    ★★★★★ Welcome to Aeolia! Our revamped lock-down shop features brand new designs inspired by the warmth of the Greek people and the boundless beauty of Greece (plus a few multicultural influences). Our new product line springs from ancient proverbs, folk songs, everyday sayings, vintage illustrations and nature photography. Anything we can dream up, we will try. We're always creating so please follow our shop and be the first to see our new designs. Thanks for visiting, take care, and may you always be well! ★★★★★

P .S. We are a five-star shop! (Etsy took our stars because we lived off-grid for a spell.) And we're celebrating our 10th year on Etsy.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 15, 2021

★★★★★ Welcome to Aeolia! Our revamped lock-down shop features brand new designs inspired by the warmth of the Greek people and the boundless beauty of Greece (plus a few multicultural influences). Our new product line springs from ancient proverbs, folk songs, everyday sayings, vintage illustrations and nature photography. Anything we can dream up, we will try. We're always creating so please follow our shop and be the first to see our new designs. Thanks for visiting, take care, and may you always be well! ★★★★★

P .S. We are a five-star shop! (Etsy took our stars because we lived off-grid for a spell.) And we're celebrating our 10th year on Etsy.

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Sandra Triantafyllou

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Sandra Triantafyllou

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About Aeolia

Sales 646
On Etsy since 2011

With Love from Greece to You

We're an Alaskan/Greek couple living a simple life in a small village on the Greek island of Lesvos. We grow most of our own food and produce organic rain-fed olive oil in our high mountain permaculture farm.*

Creativity is a natural part of our lives. We spend most days outdoors, in the mountains, by the sea, in the olive grove or in the gardens. Everywhere we look there are creative processes generating beautiful work. We can't help but be inspired to do the same.

The isle of Lesvos, only five miles from the coast of Asia Minor, is teeming with an astonishing variety of plants and animals. All year round, the Lesvian mountains are redolent with the smells of wild herbs, edible greens and wildflowers. So rich is the island's wild diversity that the disciplines of biology and botany were born here in the inquisitive minds of the philosopher Aristotle and his friend Theophrastos.

This nourishing, magical island has a strong tradition of art and poetry. In ancient Greek mythology, Orpheus was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet who had the ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music. After his death (and dismemberment), legend says that the head of Orpheus was swept ashore on Lesvos, still singing, along with his lyre, and that the birds here sing more sweetly than anywhere else. (There are a lot of them too).

Here too roamed Sappho, the 7th century BC lyric poet who was celebrated in the ancient world as the tenth muse. Her style of poetry - written in first-person, deeply emotional and full of passion - was completely unprecedented. A few fragments of her surviving poetry hint at her erotic love for women and so our island gave its name to that persuasion.

Lesvos is abounding with natural treasures and we love to collect them, ponder them, live with them, and create with them. The area is rich in castaways and one can easily find things like old clay roof tiles or some discarded hand-carved wooden shutters. Her endless beaches are strewn with wave-softened pottery shards, a huge variety of seashells, quirky driftwood, and bright sea glass. Wherever we roam, I always have my camera in pocket to capture whatever's too big to carry (the sea, olive trees, livestock, etc.)

We make our creations from materials we gather, grow, forage, find, or recycle. This is a way of life for us and we are always on the lookout for something interesting. Making do with what we've got fills our days with discovery and constantly renews our creativity. Our shop was born because we love sharing our little everyday adventures and the magic of our island.

*We lost most of our olive trees to a wildfire on August 30, 2015 but there's a silver lining. Our olive grove is now a gigantic wild herb garden. :)

Shop members

  • Sandra

    Owner, Wildcrafter, Designer

  • Giannis

    Owner, Shipper, Wildcrafter

  • Nora

    Muse, Wellness Coordinator

  • Suzanna

    Loyal Follower

Production partners

  • Art of Where

    Montreal, QC

    Feel good about how your items are made. Art of Where has a team of employees that print, cut, sew, and package your order from start to finish in our production studio in Montreal, Canada. See our listings for more details about this great company and why we chose them to be our partner.

  • Printful

    United States

    Our original designs are printed and assembled in the USA and shipped directly from our production partner.

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