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Esther Pottery Travels On…

Monday, February 20th, 2012

It’s a little thrilling and dangerous, this new color pallet Esther Pottery has taken on, just like Point Reyes itself can be. The deep turquoises and murky grays really do capture the quality of water in that part of California. I spent a lot of my youth in those waters so even though I currently reside in Southern California, I have a deep love for that oh so freezing stretch of coast. You may not always be able to swim at Point Reyes, but you will never be disappointed with the scenery. Nor will you be with the newest from Esther Pottery.

We’re lucky that our store is close to Steve Siegrist and Renee Lotenero (who, along with their son Ethan are Esther Studios) so we are usually the first to get to see what they’ve come up with and hopefully have a few pieces to sell. I love that each piece is hand lettered and hand made and therefore not always that easy to come by, but always worth the wait.

Here are a few of mine that I’ve had for a while now. They become an addiction. I can’t wait to get my hands on a Point Reyes.

Here is a Big Sur on my teak coffee table planted with a variegated Euphorbia that clearly likes its home. That’s an Egg Chair in the background.

We don’t currently have any in the store, but I love my Death Valley planter.

This Big Sur planter is actually huge. I like putting glass and crystals into plantings. They reflect the light so nicely.

We have the only selection of Esther Pottery available on line at the present time so click on the drop down menu here to see individual photos of what’s in stock. But hurry, they go fast.

“That’s So Potted…Terrariums” WEEK TWO

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Week Two is here and ready for voting. Remember there are three more weeks you can enter to be eligible to win the $500 shopping spree at Potted and weekly winners will receive one of our own Circle Pots.

Congratulations to Week One winner Timothy L. for his “deadly” terrarium.

And here’s the roundup for Week Two:

1. Stephanie S.

2. Jocelyn P.

3. Dan L.

4. Andrea N.

5. Rose S.

New Contest – “That’s So Potted…Terrariums”

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Show us your most creative terrarium and you could win a $500 shopping spree at Potted.

New Contest, Different Pot. “That’s So Potted…Terrariums.” We’ve seen the amazing potted creations you all came up with in our first contest, now we want to see what you can do with terrariums.

Baby Head Terrarium by Potted

Terrariums have really made a comeback of late from fine artists like Paula Hayes

To DIY home sites like Poetic Home showing you how to make terrariums from anything…

With all the creative inspiration out there now with terrariums, we thought the time was right for this contest.

Here’s basically how the contest will work…
Each Friday starting October 21st, that week’s entries will be compiled into a posting where people can vote for their favorite entry. Popular vote wins the round. Each weekly round winner will win one of our fabulous Circle Pots and be eligible for the final round which determines the Grand Prize $500 gift certificate to Potted. There will be five rounds and the grand prize will be announced on December 2nd.

One Circle Pot for each Round Winner

Here are the specifics:

1. Take a photo of your most creative terrarium. You must have created the terrarium yourself and have the rights to submit any pictures. ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON FOR THE ENTIRE CONTEST. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. By entering you agree to all rules and decisions of the contest as decided by Potted and agree to have your photo and name used in any promotions for this or future contests without claims to royalties or remunerations for such use.

2. Email your photo to THE FIRST WEEK DEADLINE IS OCT. 20TH. A medium resolution is preferred. No thumbnail photos. Potted reserves the right to choose not to run a photo in the contest for any reason and will not run more than 20 photos each week (which means entering in an earlier week is better since the amount of entries increases every week).

3. Send your friends to our blog to vote. ONLY ONE VOTE PER DAY PER IP ADDRESS CAN BE CAST. Anyone caught cheating or trying to rig votes will be disqualified. Voting begins at 8am PST each Friday morning and ENDS AT 6PM PST THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY (exception is round 5 which will cut off on Wed 11/23 at 6pm due to the Thanksgiving Holiday). Voting for the Grand Prize will end at 6pm PST on December 1st and be announced the next day.

4. You don’t need to live in the Los Angeles area to participate. We ship throughout the Continental United States and anyone who lives there is eligible to enter and win.

Lion Terrarium by Potted

So get planting now!!!!! And if you need some ideas, come into the store. We have containers, plants and lots of little “bling” that just might inspire you in your own terrarium. Good luck.