Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sprinkles on a cold, rainy day

Sprinkles make me just as happy as it does my sweet 9 year old.

The more the better; and the more colors involved, SO much better! :)

On a day that I have no time to be on the computer, I thought I would try and help brighten up your day....(it seems to be cold, dreary, and rainy covering most of the U.S. today) here you are. Some colorful, cheerful sprinkles to make you HAPPY! :)

Now, if you want to sample some of these yummy sprinkled shortbreads, you'll just have to come visit us at our open house this weekend....OR...I can post the recipe for ya next week! :)


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Coffee Talk

Welcome to Coffee Talk! I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit!

Pull up a chair, we'll get a hot cup of coffee, and we'll chat. If your up for some flavored coffee or hot tea I'll even warm up the Keurig! :)

I love getting together with old friends, new friends and just chat the morning or afternoon away.....there is always a hot cup of joe involved, and sometimes even a sweet treat!

*photo courtesy of Martha Stewart Living

Hope to see you this weekend....we'll have some coffee talk!

...maybe even in one of these mugs! :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Been Craftin'

Good Monday Morning! It's sunny and cold in Pa and my husband and I are under the crunch to get all our last minute "to-dos", done for the big open house this weekend! By mid week, we'll be transforming our house into a perfect little store filled with all sorts of goodies! And here are some of those goodies that I worked on this past weekend for our open house customers....just little things, but sometimes they make all the difference.

Remember these herb pots that we made....well, I needed a great, cheap way to make some garden/herb tags.....and this is what I came up with:

I just love chalkboard paint! :)

Next, I dabbled in some wax....

Some more wax goodes.....prim standing rabbits!

Prim perfect for spring!

Then I made up some of these wonderfully aromatic lavender sachets....they smell.SO.GOOD! I have a few different types of osnaberg and linen that I just didn't get to making yet....these will be perfect tucked in a basket together.

Ok, well back to work I go! Lots to craft, clean, and some baking too!
Happy Monday~!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rosmarinus Officinalis

also known as Rosemary. One of my faves!

.....the scent alone takes you to a summer evening strolling through the herb and flower gardens, with little ones laughing while trying to catch fireflies.

Ok, ok, so I'm really dreaming of warmer days. I woke up to a little more snow today.

What's your favorite herb?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Simplistic Wednesday

Simple Whites...

so relaxing, so simple, and so welcoming...

Here is another simple white that I wasn't planning on when I woke up this morning.


Hope your Wednesday is Simplistic!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's Hip to be Square!

Just shaking things up a bit by trying out some original forms and squaring them off at the top.....

A new look to some tumblers...

Squared off tops to a couple tart warmers.....

Don'tcha know it's hip to be square! :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's Officially Spring!

Hi Friends....sorry for the delay of posts here at The Pottery's been one busy week!

First off I celebrated a birthday with my family on St. Patrick's Day. What a great day I had....tons of fb messages, emails, and phone calls kept me busy ALL DAY! It was such a treat! My beautiful family treated me to some of the most precious sentiments and gifts and we dined to some very yummy corned beef and cabbage, and a birthday cake that my husband made and frosted ALL. BY. HIMSELF!!!!! :)

Yummy dish! (I forgot to take a pic of the cake, but it was AWESOME!) ;)

We've been super busy glazing, glazing, glazing all those pieces that were pictured in my previous takes quite awhile to get just one batch glazed, and let me tell you....we definitely have LOTS of batches to glaze yet. Bob has made even more pieces since I last posted! He's been BUSY!

So here is some of our NEW designs all pretty and ready for the open house (these pieces are all done in Speckled Egg)....

*Berry Bowl....a mini collander for all those ripe juicy berries this summer!

*Herb Pot with Saucer....I can't wait to show you what these little lovelies look like with there wonderful aromatic herbs in them! I'll be planting them in this weekend...ahhh, fresh rosemary, basil, thyme, mint.....can you smell them?! :)

*Angled Pitcher...a newbie look to a timeless classic!

*A Mini Cake (or petite fours) Plate

Hope you enjoyed the mini preview of Speckled Egg....there's lots more though to see! If you can't wait, you can like us on Facebook and see some brand new Mouse pieces straight out of the kiln by clicking HERE.