TaarnaKnickKnacks

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Announcement    Meet the maker in person on the following markets:
5th June @South Hanningfield village hall
02nd July @Braintree

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Last updated on 09 May, 2022

Meet the maker in person on the following markets:
5th June @South Hanningfield village hall
02nd July @Braintree

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Jelena PD

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"Wake up the dancer in you! Degas really knew how to paint ballerinas and their elegance. These coasters are 10x10cm, a perfect size for those massive mugs of tea/coffee that help you through the day. They look good even with a fishbowl of gin on top :D"
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About TaarnaKnickKnacks

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On Etsy since 2016
Video summary: We do the loud, hard work to make sure you and the planet are safe.
The tiles we find are in different sizes and shapes - we cut them to a good coaster size, trying to reduce waste as much as possible. After cutting them, the sharp edges are sanded down and the tiles cleaned.
Any broken leftovers are smashed into smaller pieces and used as drainage when repotting pot plants.
Video summary: We do the loud, hard work to make sure you and the planet are safe.
The tiles we find are in different sizes and shapes - we cut them to a good coaster size, trying to reduce waste as much as possible. After cutting them, the sharp edges are sanded down and the tiles cleaned.
Any broken leftovers are smashed into smaller pieces and used as drainage when repotting pot plants.

Handmade with love from upcycled materials!

Ever since I was a little girl, my parents taught me to recycle and reuse whatever possible. This is the approach I have been using in my life ever since.

This is the approach I am also using for my shop.
All the coasters are made from old tiles left in garages, sheds, loft, and some even by the bins. I take those tiles and give them a new life, a creative life away from landfills.

Every step of the process is done by hand. The tiles are cleaned and hand-cut to size. The sharp edges are sanded down so there is no risk of hurting yourself.
The images are transferred to the tiles and then lacquered.
Once they dry off, the cork is hand-cut to size and attached to the bottom of the tile to protect your furniture.

All of your orders will arrive in eco-friendly packaging!
Envelopes are made from recycled paper and any boxes used are the ones I got my own orders in. Smaller items are packaged in pillow boxes I made out of old maps.
I do use bubble wrap to secure your coasters BUT it is bubble wrap left over from moving house or one I got with my Internet orders.

Shop at Taarna's Knick Knacks and help keep our plant green!!

Shop members

  • Jelena

    Owner, Photographer

  • Matthew

    Assistant

    My moral support and the one that cuts the tiles ^^

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Last updated on 11 May, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

- To clean the coasters, wipe them with a damp cloth. Do not put them in a dishwasher
- Please do not leave the coasters in direct sunlight for longer periods of time
- The coasters will even survive getting rained on! just don't make it a regular occurence

Can I combine postage?

Of course!
If you would like to buy a couple of sets or would just like to know how much shipping would be for a custom order with more than 4 coasters, feel free to message me and I will check what is the lowest shipping price.

Custom and personalised orders

I love custom orders!

Be it a specific coaster set, maybe a different sized one, or even splashback tiles (yes, I had one of those too) I always say nothing is impossible and we can sort something out.

The same goes for any other items in my shop - if you'd like something custom made, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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