Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Time for a Change

Change is a coming...Sea + Green is moving on to new adventures.

Sea & Green began as a tiny seed of a dream and first sprouted up in Bay Head in the summer of 2007.  In 2008, we took root in our current location in Point Pleasant Beach.  We blindly jumped into retail and we were greeted with love and support.  Soon word spread of our eco boutique and artists from around the county and beyond came hoping to sell their wares. Supporting the local art community was always a mission of Sea + Green and so this was a natural progression of our store.  And so Sea + Green grew to become less a store and more of an artist co-operative, with the local artists as a collaborative and essential part of our store's operation.  We made lifetime friends and we all had a common platform to display and sell our creations.  It has blossomed into such an amazing opportunity working with all of these talented makers. 

After Sandy we, as local artists, and you all, as local customers, really came together to make a true difference in the lives of so many affected by the storm.  We were able to raise over $22,000 for Shores United Relief Foundation through the sale of our locally made reclaimed Sandy wood (wood pulled from trash piles) heart ornaments and one of a kind furniture and accessory line.  

This space will be taking on a new name and a new owner, A Clever Spark.  Many of you know Michal Sparks, of A Clever Spark.  She has been a major part of Sea + Green since we moved to Point Pleasant Beach.  She has made and sold a wide assortment of goods here in the shop, including the reclaimed fence wood art, textiles and so much more.  Michal and I have collaborated on so many projects, window displays and life in general.  She is a dear friend, a mentor in many ways, and a woman of many talents.  Her daughter Ivy makes most of the jewelry in the store now and has also been a big part of Sea + Green since she was 10 years old.  She is now a young woman and talented artist and designer, much like her mother. Both Michal and Ivy, along with another dear friend and local artist Joan Angelicola, will be changing this space into a new source of inspiration for the community.  She will be offering new art classes and workshops both here and eventually abroad:) So exciting!

With all of this change there will be some transitioning but I encourage you to shop here over the holiday for handmade gifts as usual.  We will still honor all gift cards until January 15th and we will still take returns for store exchange up until that time.  Shop now because this is the final Holiday Season for Sea + Green here in Point Pleasant Beach.  Come out and show your support while you can and please say hello while you're at it.  

Sea + Green will still have our space in the Market at Fifth on the Asbury Park boardwalk.  Please visit us there if you haven't already.  We will be participating in local and far away (hopefully some in California) art & maker shows.  Sea + Green's art will still be offered at A Clever Spark, as will some of the other local artists' pieces.  This space will be similar yet all new at the same time, as A Clever Spark takes it to a new place with her amazing creations and art.  

We hope we inspired you all in some sort of way and we hope to continue as Sea + Green takes it to Asbury Park, online and on the road.

With Much Love & Peace, 

Sea + Green

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Thursday, May 22, 2014



We are so happy to be thriving in

downtown PPB thanks to all of you!

So we are throwing a party

to celebrate.

There will be craft beer, snacks,

giveaways and more.

Saturday May 31 5-10 pm

in our garden and back lot.  

Monday, February 24, 2014

Make a Chalkboard with Ce Ce Caldwell Paints

Here is a fun DIY Project that is sure to please the whole family. Creating a chalkboard to write your grocery list on or for the kids to have some fun with, is easy! We would like to give you some simple instructions and ideas on how to make your own.

We love creating a chalkboards with cool picture frames. If you plan on mounting your chalkboard permanently onto your wall, paint directly onto the wall/Sheetrock. If you would like a finished piece that can be moved around, fit and mount a piece of wood or Masonite into the back of your frame.  Here's another idea... roll it onto a whole wall, creating really fun area for the kids to draw on!

Once you figure out where you want to put your chalkboard, the next step is applying the paint. You can choose from any color of Ce Ce Caldwell Paint.  A more traditional look would be the Beckley Coal. When painting the chalkboard, you need to apply 3 coats of paint.  For the best finish, apply each coat of paint in the same direction. Allow the paint to completely dry between coats. 

The final step is deciding what kind of finish you want your chalkboard to have.  For a traditional chalkboard, run a sideways piece of chalk over the entire board in the same direction, erase, and your done.
If you would like a completely wipeable finish apply 1 to 2 coats of Ce Ce Caldwell's Satin finish. Once it is dry repeat the same step running the chalk over the board, erase, and your finished.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

House Envy: Creating Beauty with Ce Ce Caldwell Paints

 We are having a great time using Ce Ce Caldwell Paints for all of our projects around the shop. Our clients have impressed us tremendously with their creations as well. We are delighted to share with you the home of Monmouth County resident Richard Stabbert.

Richard decided to paint his traditionally sealed hardwood floors with our Simply White Ce Ce Caldwell Chalk, Mineral & Clay Paint... he went on to seal them with Ce Ce's Endurance plant derived finish.

This house amazing!!!

He started painting the floor in his foyer and he loved it so much, he kept going throughout the entire main floor.

 We definitely think he has an eye for design! 

Although, we don't recommend our paints and finishes for everyone's floors; Richard is glad to report they are holding up well.

Believe it our not, Richard is not a designer.  He says "he.. is a person only in love with beauty".

Richard has a new book out, "Provincetown Memories" words and paintings by Richard Stabbert. You can purchase his book on Amazon.com or www.rstabbert.com

If you interested in using Ce Ce Caldwell Paints, stop into Sea-n-Green to check out all of the amazing colors we carry. We also are offering some fun DIY classes using Ce Ce Caldwell Paints this February check our events page at  Sea-n-Green.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What Does It Mean To "Be Thankful"?

What are you thankful for? That seems to be a trendy posting status on Facebook these days. But really what does it mean to "be thankful" and "give thanks". Definitions say "to express gratitude" or "grateful acknowledgement of benefit or favors".

Every year Thanksgiving prompts me to ponder what it means for me to be thankful and to give back. Sometimes life is so busy that we often forget about all of the amazing things around us. As with many others, for me, between work, kids, appointments, errands, etc. it is so easy for me to get wrapped up in the whirlwind without even taking notice, for even one moment, of all the wonderful things in my life. I am trying each day to consciously make an effort to stop. Stop and take inventory of all the bounties that I am grateful for such as my family, our health, a warm bed to sleep in, yummy food to nourish us, friends to share with, art to create and so much more. 

Once I recognize all the things that I am grateful for I notice that it allows more room in my life for what truly matters. It gives me more space in my life for forgiveness, for love and compassion. After all, I am but one small piece in this vast universe. I am here to give. So I will continue to give...give my time, my help, my love, my unsolicited advice (ha!) and try to receive all offerings with sincere gratitude. After all, that's what life is all about. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sea & Green

Monday, November 11, 2013


We are so grateful to work with so many talented artists & we enjoy sharing their stories with you so much & today may we introduce you to, Tania of INDIGO GLASS. Tania has been a Sea & Green friend & artist for many years now & we couldn't admire her & her work more! If you are a frequent visitor of Sea & Green then you know Tania but how well do you know her? Read on for Tania's upcoming class information & to learn more about Tania's history & how Sea & Green became so lucky to have Tania & her work as store staples! 

Tania is offering an amazing class this December that you don't want to miss...
What: Custom Victorian Antique Mirror Ornament Class
When: Wednesday night December 6th from 6-8pm
Cost: $165 

Details: The class is focused on creating a Victorian antiqued mirror ornament will be personalized with each students memorable black & white photo. This is perfect for baby's first Christmas, your favorite pet or a loved one. See pictures here of an ornament itself & a closeup of a boat which reflects the technique. This class is a technical, hands-on class that includes learning a variety of techniques such as cutting mirror, using a grinder & soldering with copper foil. Limit of 4 students per class & you can register at Sea & Green with a non-refundable $65 deposit.

OK, let's get to know Tania...

S&G: How old were you when you started creating your artwork?

Tania: I was about 12 years old when I remember thrashing a coffee table that my dad made with a heavy chain in an attempt to create an aged look. He let me use the blow torch to further distress the wood. What can I say? It was Australia in the 70's!

S&G: What inspired you to begin selling your work?

Tania: Change of career prompted me to sell my wares at Sea & Green?  Traveling for my photography job was tough & I wanted to give my leaded glass studio a proper go & so the opportunity to focus on this as well as be involved with the shop seemed to fit really well & that was over 3 years ago.

S&G: What are your favorite pieces to create? Or explain a new passion project.

Tania: My favorite pieces I create is the stained glass waves that are specifically design to fit into discarded old window frames. Each one is unique in color and design-people seem to like them which is really encouraging. It's nice to be able to create these movable and affordable pieces of stained glass as not everyone can afford a customized permanent piece in their home

S&G: What is your biggest challenge when creating a piece?

Tania: The biggest challenge is utilizing scraps of glass effectively in order to create a design that works...this forces me to be inventive!

S&G: If you had to use one word to describe yourself what would it be?

Tania: One word to describe me is sporadic

S&G: What is something you haven't get created but can't wait to try!?

Tania: Something that I'm dying to try is finally fire my kiln that has been waiting patiently in my studio. I want to melt leftover glass shards onto a ceramic surface.

Tania also makes custom frames from recycled fencing & custom distressed mirrors at Sea & Green!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

November Classes at Sea & Green

Limited spots available so sign up today! 

At Sea & Green our passion is to provide our customers with beautiful art & home decor by using environmentally friendly reclaimed, recycled & upcycled materials. Our other passion to nurture the inner artist in everyone...take advantage of our many classes this November. Keep learning , stay creative & have fun! Join us at the for your choice of the following classes (or all of them) stained glass, sign making or explore the world of Ce Ce Caldwell paints. Read detailed descriptions of each class offered by Sea & Green below. See you there! 

11/6/13 & 11/13/13 6-9pm

(two part class)

Total cost $215/person

In this beginner stained glass class you will create your own keepsake piece. You will learn how to cut glass using hand cutters, how to use grinders, practice wrapping your pieces in copper foil, learn how to apply flux to your foiled pieces, and how to solder & polish your project for completion. All supplies are included. This is a two part, total of 6 hours, class. Space is limited. A $60 deposit is required to reserve your space.

11/9/13 9-11am $75/person

Learn the Basics of Ce Ce Caldwell's Paints
This is an introduction to the fabulous world of these DIY eco chalk, clay & mineral paints. It is a no VOC & self priming paint line that 99% of the time does not require stripping, sanding or priming of your existing piece. Learn how to work with these amazing products. All supplies included. Space limited & $20 deposit is required.

11/12/13 6-8pm $85/person

Make your own signs with our Ce Ce Caldwell Paints
You have the basic know how of these paints and now let's have fun with words. All supplies included to make 2 signs per person to take home. Space limited & $20 deposit is required.

11/19/13 6-8pm $75

Advanced Techniques with Ce Ce Caldwell Paints
Learn the tricks to stunning finishes, like crackle, aging dust, our poly Endurance and tinted glazes. This is a class for those already familiar with using Ce Ce paints and would like to move to a new level of creativity. All supplies included. Space limited & $20 deposit is required.