Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Something to Crow About...

All Dressed up for a Halloween Ball - Ornaments $10 ea.

We will be participating in Art Market in Salt Lake's Sugarhouse Park Garden Center this weekend, October 7,8. Many talented artisans will be selling their handmade goodies. Drop by our booth.

Apothecary Raven - Throw Pillow - $32

'I'm Watching'  - Twig Wreath - $28

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Is there anything more satisfying than this?
Home canning is something that makes me feel connected to the wonderful women in my family tree. My mom taught us to 'put up' fruit as children and it is still something we enjoy doing together. Last year, for one reason or another, we did not get to it and boy, did we miss those canned delectables through the winter. So, this year, we headed out to the farmer's market in September and snatched our box of pears - just a half bushel now since she lives alone any I'm almost an empty nester.

The peaches are another story. We are always tempted by the Albertas, Lemon Albertas, and other varieties but its the O Henrys we want. It took three trips to the market but they were worth the wait! They did not disappoint. My mom said it best after eating one, "Now, that's a peach!"
Canning them this morning was a real pleasure... no really! As my grandmother always said, "you have to wait 'til the first snow to open the fruit", but come this winter, they will be a little taste of fall.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Several years ago there was a spoof on the show Portlandia where everything in the shop had a bird on it. It was funny. But I must say that I really have loved a bird motif for a long, long time. I know it became a big trend awhile back but I still think birds make most things more fun. 

During last Christmas, my kids counted the number of birds represented through decorations. In just the living room, dining room and kitchen, I believe the count was over 100. Now, before you think I'm a little Alfred Hitchcock-ish, many of them were quite small and in groups. 

Maybe it is that they are a little mysterious to me, or perhaps its because they sing pretty songs outside my window, or that they bring a little spring in the dark of winter but for whatever reason,  'I love me some birds' ! 

So, just to bring a little hope of Spring, here are a few pics of bird items I've made lately for Plein Air. Many are for sale on the etsy site
or at local boutiques. 

-Enjoy and go ahead, 'put a bird on it'.