Our New Shutters Display

Lacie and I have been blessed with the opportunity to setup shop at the Chester Virginia Farmers Market each Saturday. This has certainly been a blast!

Pictured here you will see our handmade soy wax melts, hand painted Christmas ornaments, handmade goats milk soaps and mermaid themed keychains.

This past Saturday we setup shop with the handmade products listed above along with a large selection of $5 Jewelry.

Recently we came across the opportunity to pick up the shutters pictured above free of charge just so long as we got them out of the people’s yard. We brought them home and painted them and have found them to be an awesome display for our jewelry. What is the saying, “one mans trash is another mans treasure”?

These shutters have allowed us the ability to get our jewelry up off of the tables and display more of our inventory.

The Polar Bear and the Elephant is a mobile pop up handmade crafts and jewelry shop. We are also located at Pockets of Time in Chester, Va.

In brief the above is true however we are really so much more.

We are the home of The Crafty Mermaid brand of Quality Handmade Products. We specialize in making goats milk soaps, candles and wax melts.

We are the home of Green Path Monastery. Green Path Monastery has been created to share with others how we have reconnected with nature and spirit utilizing the Wheel of the Year. Our focus as a Shrine is on healing ourselves, our families, our communities and our planet.

We are the home of River Willow Apothecary. River Willow is an educational community outreach teaching outdoor skills and extolling the benefits of wild foods and herbal medicine.

Published by Sister Abigail Hester (Willow)

As a child I loved everything to do with the outdoors and was even a part of the Boy Scouts. It was the Boy Scouts that taught me the importance of being prepared. As a teenager I lost my father to a brain aneurysm which sparked an even deeper interest in health and wellness. It was around this time that I found myself living with an herbalist and the rest is history. Willow has a Bachelor of Christian Website Design from Saint Luke Evangelical School of Biblical Studies, a Masters of Theology from Saint Luke Evangelical School of Biblical Studies, a Masters of Comparative Religion from Universal Life Church Seminary, a Masters of Metaphysical Healing from Universal Life Church Seminary, a Masters of Shamanism from Universal Life Church Seminary, and a Doctorate of Religious Humanities from the Educational Department of Universal Life Church International Headquarters. Willow has completed both Herbal Medicine: Nourishing Herbal Infusions – Drink Your Way To Health, Seven Rivers of Healing and Energy Healing: Shaman’s Circle: Earth Spirits and Guides courses at Wise Woman University. Willow is a Certified Biblical Health Coach (Biblical Health Institute), Certified Nutritional Consultant (Life Extension Center), Eat God’s Way Consultant (Life Extension Center), Raw Food Chef (Living in Live Food Chef Certification Program) and Herb Specialist (Natural Health School). Willow has been ordained into the ministry by Universal Life Church International HQ (2000). Willow has also been ordained as a Peace Keeper, a Peace Minister (MP) and a Healing Minister through Luntiang Aghama Natural Divine Arts Shrine Of Healing INC., Philippines. Willow is an Interfaith ChristoPagan Nun.

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