Many have been asking about all of our new decorations this summer, and we thought we'd let everyone in on them!
Our new planters that flank our entrance, are the work and design of our good friend Doug Schwieshow at Nordic Metalworks located near the Homer Airport. We were thrilled to have Doug make our Homer's Jeans sign a few years ago, and are super excited about these new pieces!
Made to wear well through the love of the elements, Doug's works are ever changing and dynamic. These planters are made with japanese glass floats found on Alaskan beaches and recycled metal.
We love them. Thanks Doug!
If you are interested in contacting Doug, stop by and we'll give you his card!
Also fun this year was our attempt to bring on the flowers before the actual flowers were blooming above our door and the register:
Made with plastic bottles, we couldn't have done these without the help of the local Homer middle school (and this year, Freshwomen at Homer High School) girl scout troop, led by Brenda Dolma. The gals helped collect these bottles for us to reuse at their school, and then helped us cut and decorate each flower. We had a blast with these girls, and are so proud of the strives they've made to make Homer brighter and more sustainable! Of course we knew they are awesome, but the President noticed too, and their school group 'Ecological' won a President's Award for their work making our community a bit more friendly to the environment! In turn, a few of them got to travel to D.C. to accept the award and meet with President Obama and EPA staff. Good job, gals!
Stop in soon to see these in person!
Oh, and we also have a Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies 'beach art' piece on display outside! Made with materials found during their annual beach clean up and community science program, 'Coastwalk', the piece displayed at Homer's Jeans is testament that bouys can have a second life! Coastal Studies' has pieces of this art collection all over town, stop by their office in the octopus building near Ulmers to find out more (and get ready for this year's coastwalk)!
See you soon!