hand painted ceramic coasters

Pacific Grove, California · 537 Sales


hand painted ceramic coasters

Pacific Grove, California 537 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Rissa Aleen

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Rissa Aleen


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I'm Rissa, the coaster creating gal behind theCoastal. I began making coasters in 2013 shortly after my husband, accidentally put a wet cup down on one of the beautiful coffee tables my father made. He made them when he and my mother were newlyweds, and gifted them to my husband and I after we were wed in 2011. The tables are among some of my most prized possessions, so in order to protect and use them as they were intended, I needed functional, stylish coasters - something I had long struggled to find.

The ideal coasters should not solely protect furniture, but instead, should serve as a piece of decor that can be displayed at all times. An effective coaster should not have a slick surface that condensation/water rolls off of, because above all, coasters should effectively protect your furniture. Rather than being completely absorbent, a semi- absorbent surface that is lightly sealed for easy surface cleaning is ideal. All of the materials used in theCoastal are non-toxic, water-soluble, and all sealants are odorless and VOC-free.

By hand painting each individual coaster with my unique designs, I hope to share my love of handmade, and inspire public interest to choose hand crafted items over manufactured goods.

Shop members

  • Rissa

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Polly

    Office Pup

    Yorkie rescue responsible for day brightening and spirit lifting. She enjoys beach strolls, a gluten free diet, and long naps in the sun. -------- After a year battling some serious health issues, Polly passed away on my birthday, February 4th 2015.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 2, 2014
Welcome to theCoastal!
theCoastal is committed to serving customers with timely shipping and excellent customer service. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason during the buying process!

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
Payment must be made within 24 hours of sale unless you have made other arrangements with me and those arrangements have been agreed upon by both parties before the sale is finalized.

After 24 hours the sale will be canceled for non payment. Payment must be cleared and paid in full before an item is shipped.
Because of the busy holiday season, the current turnaround time is 4-6 weeks (Monday-Friday). I am a one woman operation, so your patience is greatly appreciated! Priority shipping upgrade and tracking number provided free of charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have a concern with your item, please send me a message and I will do everything I can to make sure you are satisfied! Seeing as how theCoastal is a rather new shop, feedback is very important for me! If you feel as though any feedback you would be leaving is negative, as a courtesy please contact me first. I want you to be in love with your new coasters, and if you are not, I would really like to know what could have been done differently!

I hope you love your new coasters, but if you are unhappy with your item, a refund will be given within 7 days of purchase. Refund will only be for the item amount, unfortunately at this time I am unable to refund shipping charges. If something broke in transit I am more than happy to replace it with no additional charge to you! Refunds are issued once the item is returned. I will not refund any money until the item is returned to me in the original condition that it was sent. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and this amount will not be reimbursed.