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New Year Whimsy!

Island Home and Garden is now carrying the creations of Beth Allison Gripenstraw, a talented Santa Cruz artist who uses different media to produce bright, whimsical merchandise.  We have a selection of ceramic earrings – mainly tropical fish – in brightly glazed colors (all different) and tableware.  The ‘treasure jars’ and platters feature turtles and tropical flowers, again glazed with Beth’s signature vivid colors. Her newest line of ceramics are sea urchins with detailed markings in pastel hues. We are pleased to be the first store in Santa Cruz to carry her latest design! Barb and Robyn wish all their customers the happiest New Year and the very best in 2014.   Share...

Sea Glass Creations

At Island Home and Garden, we are continuing our interest in sea glass. We have a wonderful selection of jewellery by 3 different artists, who create a variety of styles from their collections of glass. Our latest finds are ‘Bowl of Ocean’ and ‘Bucket of Beach’ – two beautifully designed gifts that would make wonderful wedding or corporate favors, or something for a special person as a beach memory!   The pewter bowl and bucket come in little boxes, and include all the ingredients for set up:  sand, sea glass and shells, plus directions! We are excited at being able to offer these for the holidays, and are impressed at the high quality of packaging and presentation.  Personalization is also available for a specific event upon request! Visit Barb and Robyn at the Island and see our newest displays. Mahalo!   Share...

Prepare for the Holidays at The Island!

We are decorated for the holidays, with a beautiful tree displaying island ornaments and fresh floral blooms in shades of red, lime and white. Very tropical! There are many ornaments to choose from, as well as a large selection of cards, including some from local artists Louanne Korver and Ramona Lowe. Island Home and Garden is fully stocked for the holidays and you will find a large selection of gifts to satisfy all of your friends and family! Share...

New Artwork – Beautiful Blown Glass

The latest artwork to appear at Island Home and Garden comes from Los Osos.  Rod Baker is an independent glass artist, and we have a nice display of his colored blown glass ‘ornaments’ shaped as starfish, hearts and flowers.  Every piece is hand-crafted, and they are remarkable for their vibrant colors and patterns. The pieces are placed throughout the store, and in a glass cabinet near the window which shows off their individual coloring. Drop by and take a look! Share...

New Island Essence Organics Products!

We received a new shipment of lotions, shampoos and conditioners, and body oil from the Island Essence Organics Company. These are produced and shipped directly from Maui, and the last order we displayed was very popular. The fragrances come in either Plumeria, Pikake, or Passionfruit Lime, and the body oil is derived from kukui nuts. The lotions in particular are very silky and long lasting once applied, and many of our customers will welcome the return of the kukui nut oil! Share...

New Products from Tahiti!

Vainui, our Tahitian Intern, received the first shipment of Tahitian Products, which she has now displayed in the store.  These include coconut oils, soaps, and shampoos in amazing island fragrances.  The coconut oils are the kind that have to be warmed slightly in order for them to be applied, but have a wonderful soothing effect! Share...