Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lavishing Bath Products

The beginning of the school year is highly stressful...take and break and relax with our luxurious bath towels, robes, lotions and scents!

Come try these wonderfully scented lotions!

Keep bathrooms stylish and organized with these scientific containers!

You can relax in style all day in these bright and beautiful robes!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Reuse to Make Unique Pieces for Your Home!

At Wildflower we like to reuse materials whenever we can to help reduce waste and better the earth.

So we took some old wooden pallets and built this work table our of them. This way we can reuse old materials and create an area where we can prepare items for our store so that they look great for you!

Check out some of the other cool things people have done with wooden pallets:

Maybe you don't have wooden pallets sitting around but check out what you can do if you have lots of old newspapers.
What creative a solution to finding a new accent for a wall in your home!

Or maybe you have unexplainable surplus of wine corks, you can use them to make a fashionable clock, frame, or mirror!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Plastic Bag Free Austin!

We love the idea of Austin being greener by using reusable bags instead of the wasteful plastic bags!

The council voted unanimously to direct city staffers to begin writing a ban with the help of retailers, environmental groups and other. The ban and a plan to gradually phase it in will be presented to the council by November. Council members also asked staffers to gather information about a possible band on paper bags, as well as plastic ones, and about possibly charging fees for so-called single-use bangs instead of banning them outright. Details such as whether small stores should be exempt and the penalties for not complying with a ban will be worked out during the four-month process.

Mayor Lee Leffingwell said Austin residents use about 263 millions plastic bags every year, forcing the city to pay more than 800,00 per year in pollution and litter management costs.

Although the city will push for a total ban of plastic bags will still be use for newspaper distribution as well as pet cleanup at locations across the city. Leffingwell said he expects enforcement of the ordinance to be directed at retailers themselves and not consumers.

Cities such as San Francisco, California, Washington, D.C., Portland, Oregon, and Brownsville in South Texas have all enacted plastic bag bans that were not as controversial as people might think.

We're excited to get this initiative started! Are you?

We help out by using recyclable paper bags and when we can't use paper we use biodegradable plastic bags!

You can purchase a reusable bag at select retailers in Austin including Central Market, HEB, Randalls, Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Whole Foods Market. Each of these retailers sell the bags for about $1 each.

And what do you do with that huge pile of plastic bags sitting in your home?

Plastic bags can be recycled at the store-fronts of select retailers in Austin including Central Market, HEB, Randalls, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods Market. Paper Bags can be recycled curbside in Austin or at the Ecology Action Recycling Center. Cycled Plastics is working with participating dry cleaners to collect plastic dry cleaning bags.

Or you can get creative and make beautiful artwork with those bags like Virginia Fleck!

New York native Virginia Fleck is making an impact with her recycled artwork. Virginia has made plastic bags her muse, and collects thousands of them from all areas. She then cuts them into strips and circles and creates what is called mandala or a circular collage. The resulting works are beautiful orbs of color and pattern; one would never assume they were made form garbage grocery bags.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Delightful Summer Products

Come check out these new fabulous finds at the store!

Fun feather earrings handmade by two different local designers. A must have for the summer!

Channel your inner goddess with a beautiful headdress made by a local jewelry designer.

Make a statement with these super cool paint splattered pillows.

Relax in this lovely bed with an upholstered tufted linen headboard.

Come admire this beautifully simple 60" concrete table, stands on an iron 'X' base.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Items On Sale!

Be sure to come by to check out all the new items we have on sale!

You can check out a few of them on our website as well: http://wildflowerorganics.com/home.php