Hand-crafted in California Wine Country of Reclaimed Eastern White Oak, these chairs needed to be tested to make sure Wild Poppies’ customers would love them (favorite part of my job). Excited to try them out, I added 2 chairs to my deck. These chairs are not only comfortable, but they are very cool looking; I love seeing them outside. The back of the seat has a red hue from the wines it once held within the wine barrels. Add a few Farmer’s Market Sunflowers and a glass of wine while relaxing in this chair to enjoy the sunset! It has been a nice addition to summer and will be into the fall as well! We invite you to check them out on our site in the “Your Nest”, “Furniture” section. If you end up with some of these on your deck or in your backyard, please send us photos and notes telling us what good things you combine with them to make your outdoor experience.
Today I was inspired to discuss Wild Poppies’ reason for sourcing products made from recycled plastic after seeing this art exhibit at Los Gatos Art Museum. The Pacific Garbage Patch floating in our oceans seems to be something rarely discussed and too overwhelming to easily fix. The simple fact is that there is too much plastic waste. We hope to bring awareness through discussion and solutions through products that are made from recycled plastic. However, it is daunting to imagine how the Pacific Garbage Patch will ever be cleaned up. Wild Poppies’ effort to source and create solutions inspired our recycled plastic toys (made here in CA), our patterned wine gift bags made of fabric and ribbon woven from recycled plastic, and eco picnic blanket (also made in CA) made from fabric woven from recycled plastic bottles. Our motto is: “Don’t get angry and complain about it; fix it!!” If you are recycling plastic, it makes sense you should make an effort to purchase products made from recycled plastic to “close the loop”. Start with eliminating the amount of plastic you use; reusable grocery bags are a great start. Use compostable plastic (made from corn starch) for your garbage bags, and avoid plastic “one-time-use” containers at all costs. Invest in re-usable beverage containers, etc. Steer clear of BPA plastics and be weary of any soft, pliable plastic or vinyl; it’s nasty and most likely toxic.
We are looking forward to having our first Wild Poppies booth at Byington Winery’s Art & Wine venue located at 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos on Saturday, June 9th. On Sunday, June 10th, we are excited to have another booth at one of the most sustainable wineries in the area, Silver Mountain Vineyard! They are located on Silver Mountain Drive in Los Gatos Mountains
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