Even though we look at our merchandise every day, we are captivated by what we see. Each of us has our favorite thing and here we are sharing them with you.
You know Brent. He loves Gladding McBean. He loved Gladding McBean at first sight. As he has grown to become even better acquainted with this product, he finds it is not just that he loves the beauty of the glazes and shapes created by this company. There’s much more. The quality of this product is unsurpassed, which is something that is disappearing from our culture; the styles are classic; the small production of this company makes it unique; it is American made and the company has been in business since 1885; its value means it is already an heirloom for our children’s children. The rest of us agree.
Julia loves and admires the old Greek jars. “They resonate history, culture, tradition and passion…concepts lost in our “throw-away” society. The jars stand tall and quietly proud in our greenhouse, unassuming and yet ever-inspiring. These Greek jars, also known as pithari, have acted as my creative muse for our advertisements and web design.”
The little cast iron urns are Lisa’s favorite. We have three sizes ranging in price from $15 to $25. Planted with one of our little succulents, they become a great gift or centerpiece for your table at an affordable price. Lisa also loves to plant the urns and display them in our front entry and gift shop. Seeing our customers choose the “perfect plant” from our nursery to go with their urn selection makes her love them even more.
One of our newest items, the French Drop Jar, caught Audrey’s eye immediately. Was it the look of the lichen/mossy finish that reminded her of beautiful old-growth Manzanita trees? The yellow lip of the jar offering a neat modern contrast to the rest of the pot? The ancient technique of molding clay around coiled rope to achieve the classic shape of the pot? Yes. To all.
Suzi’s love affair with the Chelsea Garden Fountain is a long one. At the original Eye of the Day in Solvang, it was the fountain set up in front of the shop’s window and we still will always have one set up at Eye of the Day. It is graceful, perfectly proportioned, timeless and a wonderful value. This one has acquired a unique patina and fits beautifully in its current setting of pale blue Anduze pots.
When you are visiting Eye of the Day let us know what your favorite thing is…we might take your picture and share it with the world!