Rachel Alexandrou of Which Way Wreaths Connects with the Forest
Wreaths, six foot garlands, swags, and room sprays will be for sale (prices start at $17.00). Alexandrou says, “My wreaths are based on a love for botany, which is why I enjoy harvesting more than just the traditional balsam. I combine as many conifers or plants with ornamental berries that I can get my hands on to create unique botanical arrangements.” Among her trove of ornamental greens are juniper, pine, hemlock, cedar, spruce, winterberry, rosehips, and more.
“It’s a wonderful time to visit the barn,” says The Good Supply’s proprietor Catherine McLetchie. “We festoon the beams with garlands and lights, serve hot drinks and holiday treats, and keep it toasty warm. It feels like a scene right out of a storybook, and it is wonderful to have the community come together.” As always, complimentary gift wrapping in festive colors will be available, along with a selection of holiday cards.
The barn storefront is located at 2106 Bristol Road in Pemaquid and open for holiday shopping weekends from 10am to 6pm on November 24 and 25 and will reopen again on December 15 and 16 for last minute shoppers. The “wreath pick-up” will take place November 24 and November 25 from 10:00am – 6:00pm.
About Which Way Wreaths
Which Way Wreaths came about while organic gardener and forager Rachel Alexandrou was getting lost in the woods collecting boughs with friends. To the woodsy founder, gathering sustainably means finding new land to harvest from so every year—there is a sense of: which way will we go to find materials?
Alexandrou is an organic gardener and forager who is recently completed her bachelor’s degree in sustainable horticulture at UMaine, Orono, with a minor in studio art. She was recently awarded the Resident Gardener Award from the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at the Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson in conjunction with Maine Farmland Trust.