ART BY SHARON GUISTI
WRITTEN BY LESLEY TAYLOR
If you are looking for a unique gift or accessory for your home, check out Tahlulas Treasures, a line of products designed and created by Sharon Guisti.
Sharon and her family have vacationed on Long Beach island for the past 30 years. It is a place that holds many special memories she calls treasures, that are near and dear to her heart. LBI has been the inspiration for her many crafts and gifts.
Sharon has always had a love of creating, and as a part-time art teacher, she felt it was only natural to turn her love of the sea into coastal treasures. She began by selling her artwork at home parties. With the encouragement of family and friends, and lots of hard work, she began Tahlulas Treasures. Tahlula is the nickname Sharon called her youngest child, Jena.
Today, Sharon has a workshop in her home and employs four people to help make signs, ornaments, driftwood trees, mermaids, and more, incorporating natural finds from the beach. Her artwork can be found in about 12 shops and boutiques all along the Jersey Shore and now she’s branching out to Marco Island, FL. According to Sharon, this has been the best and most rewarding decision she has made. She feels truly blessed and humbled to be able to work everyday doing what she loves. What does the future hold for Tahlulas Treasures and Sharon? The sky’s the limit!
On the Island, you can find Tahlulas Treasures at Cunningham’s and How To Live. You can also follow the shop on Facebook and Instagram.