Headband Happy AK & Vintage Poppy

Welcome to our Heart of Art Blog!

Forests, Tides & Treasures takes great pride in each artist & maker featured in our Seward shop. They are the pulse of what we do, inspiring our hearts to explore & create our great Alaskan community and beyond!

Meet the strong, creative women behind Headband Happy Vintage Poppy:


Annie Anderson of Headband Happy AK


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Eagle River, AK

When did you start creating?:
I started creating headbands in 2014 but I have always been creating things 😉

What inspires you to create?:
Loving to spend time in the outdoors inspires me to make functional and fun headbands.

What’s your favorite Alaskan activity?:
My favorite thing to do in Alaska is climbing new peaks!

What is your advice for aspiring artists?
Don't be afraid to take a chance with your art and never worry about what everyone or anyone else is doing!

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Faith Bates of Vintage Poppy

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I was Born in Anchorage raised in eagle river.
I grew up in Alaska spending the summers fishing,
A staple in our home was salmon and moose. Still is :)

Married to my husband Joe for 18 years, we have 3 sons. During the long summer days you will find us outside 4-wheeling or hunting and berry picking.

What inspires you to create?:
13 years ago, I had a toddler and a bun in the oven, as a creative outlet and a way to support my family and stay home with my boys I started making jewelry and painting furniture.

What’s your favorite Alaskan activity?:
Creativity was all around growing up, my Great grandmother owned an antique store and my dad a wood worker. I remember my dad always working on some new creation.

What is your advice for aspiring artists?
Over the years I've met some of my closest friends on this journey of Vintage Poppy, my advice has always been “comparison is the thief of joy” you do and make what speaks to YOU. And other will be drawn to that. Because it is inspiring to you! Never give up! Little steps turn into big steps. :)

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1 comment

  • Love reading about the artisans who sell products in your store. Great idea for a blog series!

    Sophie Curtis

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