Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New England Acorns!

Ever since my friend Amy introduced me to these adorable wool acorns, I have been nuts! Yep, nuts about nuts! :)

These cuties have become quite popular! SO MANY USES! Perfect for wedding favors, wine bottle ornaments, napkin ties, tree ornaments, package tie ons.....everyone that sees these little guys loves them.

I do many colors, especially for the season changes, but the New England colors are my fave! Colors ranging from rustic reds, greens, crimsons, tans, oatmeals,spices, mustards, golden rod! All the lovely colors of fall....you just can't ever have too many wool acorns!!!! :)

Ways that I have used them: key chain ornament; necklace pendant; I cut branches off a large tree, stuck them in a pottery pitcher and trimmed those branches with some wool acorns. This weekend I am using them as favors for our ladies fall brunch at church....I am going to wrap the utensils in cloth napkins and keep them tied together with the acorn ornies....a perfect fall, yet simple touch.

If you would like to order some of these perfectly fun acorns, give me a hollar!
$2 each, or 13 for $24. Large quantity orders reduced. Email me at: miller5@epix.net

*Linking up here!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Yet another project...

...what's one more right?

Well,as if my plate wasn't full enough, my husband and I found ourselves to be the new owners of this beauty. (bear with me...my pics are HORRIBLE, b/c of a very messy garage backround).

What is it you ask? It is an 11' antique buckboard wagon....disassembled into 3 pieces! It is in need of some major love and attention...hence the extra project mentioned above.

We'll hopefully have it ready for Christmas display. HOPEFULLY! :)

One day we'll get the chance to relax and do nothing for awhile...right?!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Festive ornaments

I showed you briefly our new fall ornaments that we have here at Indian Trail Pottery....

as soon as they fly into the house, they fly right back out.

Black bats, Orange pumpkins

and orange cream stars...

Sure to add that perfect fall touch to some twigs, or a tree in your home.

If you would like to order some of these nifty new ornies, they are $3 each, or 4 for $10. Give me a hollar.

We'll be working on some Christmas ones too! But you'll have to wait a little longer to see those. :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Inspiration

So, are all you bloggers out there ready for fall? Completely decorated?

These are a few snapshots from last years decor...lets see if I can change it up a bit this year....

I didn't get out any Halloween decor, but most likely it will come out this weekend.

I need to get out and go on an acorn hunting trip this morning...

Talk soon. :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

A New Glaze....STONE

A couple posts back I told you I would show you a new glaze we got going on here at ITP....well, here it is.

We are calling this new creation, stone. It is a complimentary mix of a speckled white, a creamy light gray, and a darker gray.

*If your curious as to what this little guy is in the picture above...he is also a new creation. We took the advice from an Indian Trail Pottery Facebook Follower, Karen Nevill, and made a reed diffuser! Congratulations to Karen....she wins one of these little guys! It also makes the most adorable little bud vase. just sayin'. :)

Stone has an earth tone colour, but also gives off a slight modern effect...very
classy and works so well with many colors.

Our customers seem to really like it and needless to say, we need to do a lot more of it.

Welcome Stone, to Indian Trail Pottery!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


My heart is affectionate for burlap. Love the feel, the texture, the color, the smell of good burlap.

I also love making things out of that lovely, fraying material...and here are two pieces that got done just in time for the open house.

A simple FALL pennant...

Hope to make a few more burlap lovelies for the upcoming seasons....

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Do you have an interest in Pinterest?

Pinterest- a virtual pinboard of ABSOLUTE EYE CANDY. Oh, how I love thee pinterest! It is a place of absolute inspiration for me...a place like no other where I don't have to subscribe to and flip through endless pages of ads...this is a place where I save my favorite things.

When I click the login button, I am taken to all sorts of places with in moments. Chippy barn doors, the neatest kitchens you ever would see, foods that make your mouth water...such goodness abounds from pinterest.

After a very long time of scrolling and pinning of many photos, I find myself tweaking...rearranging and my creative juices are flowing abundantly...

I get so inspired, and it is literally a click away. Thank you pinterest.

If you wish to follow me, you just need to click here:

All of these photos are found on pinterest....

Monday, September 12, 2011

giving thanks...

The fall gatherings open house was a success! We can't thank you enough for all who came out and shared this weekend with us. We had a wonderful weekend with all of you...as we always do! We truely love what we do, and we love opening up our home to you all. Once again, thank you!

*Save The Date: December 2, 3, and 4 for our Christmas Open House.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I won't even try to explain where I have been for the last month or so...but the short version is computer trouble.

So, I will get to some real quick catch up, and then lots of photos....we are smack dab in our busiest season, 2 days into our Fall Gatherings Open House here at Indian Trail Pottery, and despite the terrible flooding and devistation that has occured in all the local areas that I know and grew up in, it turned out to be a great event. We still have today left of the open house, so if you have read this early enough, there is still time to get in your car and drive yourself here! :)

I have soooo much to catch you up on, including a new glaze, new pieces, a winner, some crafts I made and some fall decorating. whew...so, in the meantime, let me just start with some pictures of the open house so far...

This piece was a benchmark for us...it was our largest piece ever! Thrown in two sections, and put together. I loved it so much and wanted to keep it, but it went to a good home (along with the sunflowers).

We have something new "flying" around here at Indian Trail Pottery! Yes, black bats and orange pumpkin ornaments...

Ok, so that should give you some idea of what we have been up to. Getting ready for fall before Labor Day was a little tricky especially when I only use and incorporate all real, natural things. Mums, pumpkins, sunflowers, twigs, all had to be timed just right, but I think we pulled it off. I was missing my sprinkling of colored leaves, but I don't think anyone will mind.

I PROMISE to be back on here soon and go into a little more detail of some of our newer items. Hope you are having a great day, where ever you may be reading this.