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Spring Classes 2013

P1000681Succulent classes are back…Spring is almost here!

Dates (choose one): Saturday March 16, Sunday March 17, Saturday May 18 or Sunday May 19, 2013

Time:  10am – 11:30 am-ish. 

Weather dependent.

Pre-registration required. 

Go to the classes page for more details.

 

BAFcoverBAforage101113_009-200x300WILD FOOD FORAGING WALK & TASTING

Come explore the edible landscape in the Cascade Canyon area of Fairfax (5 minutes from the shop).  Class will focus on plant-based knowledge and respectful harvesting techniques followed by an outdoor kitchen tasting.   Our guide will be Mia Andler, local author & environmental educator.  

Saturday, April 13, 2013  

12-3pm, rain or shine!  Call the shop for registration details. 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for HIM and flowers, of course

 

We will be open on Valentine’s Day from 10am – 7pm with a selection of cut flowers in addition to an assortment of potted arrangements and other sweet gifts.  Since you already know we have plenty of gifts for HER, here are some gift ideas for HIM:

 

Moss rocks.  Great for his desk.
Moss rocks. Great for his desk.  Drought-tolerant.

 

Wood burl boxes in different sizes and woods.
Wood burl boxes in different sizes and woods.
Wood burl boxes in different sizes and woods.  Made in Petaluma.  For odds and ends on his night table.
Made in Petaluma. Perhaps for odds and ends on his night table?

Airplant terrariums.  No two are alike.  Come in and assemble your own for him!
Airplant terrariums. No two are alike. Come in and assemble your own for him!

 

 

This was my husband's clever idea.  Airplant perch cut into the top of birch.  Simple.  Beautiful.  Low maintenance.
This was my husband’s clever idea. Airplant perch cut into the top of birch. Simple. Beautiful. Low maintenance.

 

 

 

 

More gifts in the shop, December 2012

If you haven’t seen this before, you need to ask for a demo in the shop!
Airplant terrariums in stock. These also look great with our Thai vases.
Stocked up on air plants right now.
Cards, etc. from Sugarboo Designs, our new favorite.
Gourd birdhouse. Hand-carved, fair trade from Peru.
Rustic iron owls.
Owl votive candles
Driftwood angel.
Driftwood angel.
Driftwood angel.
Mini owl gourd ornaments, Peruvian fair trade.
Dragonfly chimes. Butterfly version also available.

Owls carved from gourds, fair trade from Peru.
Goddess statue, indoors or out.
Carved wooden owl in it’s gift box.
Another in the series of birdie paintings by Cody Blomberg.

Reproduction painting by Cody Blomberg.
Reproduction painting by Cody Blomberg on weathered wood.

 

French lavender sachets.
Who doesn’t love owls?!
Felt trees, fair trade from Nepal. Very Dr. Seuss.

 

Coin purses & wristlets from the Hmong Tribe.

Fair trade woven scarves.  Gorgeous colors.

Bronze botanical cuffs.

A random selection of gifts in the shop today…

 

This little elephant statue comes in 2 sizes.
Fruitwood cheeseboard w/twig knife.

Oakland artist, Jeannine Komush, pairs vintage & aged brass with semi-precious stones
Mushroom ornaments & birch bark candle lanterns
Painted metal heart, fair trade from India.
Teardrop terrariums w/airplants & Jizo statuette.
Exquisite ceramic bud vases from Thailand.
Original mini butterfly paintings on reclaimed teak, made in Thailand.
Everyday Artifact jewelry made in New Mexico. Images are transferred onto silver then overlaid with jewelry resin.

Shiny, HAPPY things…

Itsy bitsy tiara. Wearable for all, big and small.

Vintage silver-plated spoons are a delight for morning coffee. My favorite says, “Good Morning Sunshine”.
Mini tiaras, supplied by a California artist, come in their own handmade box.

 

2013 Eat Local Calendar

Oakland artist, Maria Schoettler, created this fabulous calendar now available in the shop.  Each page depicts in beautiful image & word, everything fresh & in season for our area that month.  Such a great reminder & guide for eating locally grown foods.

THANKSGIVING SALE

20% off EVERYTHING in the shop starting today.  Even those earrings you’ve been looking at for months.  And that terrarium glass dome that seemed kinda expensive, but with 20% off…  (Sorry, this does not include deliveries.)  Last day of sale is November 25.  We’re open every day 11-5.

THE MUD MAID

This living sculpture is called the “Mud Maid”.  She can be found at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, UK.   I hope to see her in person someday, but even better would be to create some semblance of her in my own woodland backyard.   First I have to convince my husband that she isn’t creepy.  How could he think that?!