Today was a busy day here at Prairie Flower Farm. My youngest daughter had to be our model for the new "Clarice's Vintage Apron Pattern". It was really fun; getting the lighting was a little tricky! The sun was shining so beautiful, but not good for taking pic's. The picture I have up is not the one we chose, but it was a special one with her horse. Thought it would be nice to show you. We finally got a picture that we liked and it showed the apron off real well. I wanted to take the picture in the Potter's Shed, so I worked a little on getting it to look nice. We were having company last night also, so I was getting two things done at one time. Yes!!!!!
Oh, we have everything at the printer now, so we should be getting the pattern real soon. I will have to proof everything, but that shouldn't take long. I am so excited, finally I will be able to give Clarice her apron!! I know she is going to like it!
So............ I worked in the Potter's Shed like I said. Here are a few things I did to make it look a little prettier.
This is my little work area. I have been given some very sweet gifts over the years. I use them for decorations. See the old rake (the handle broke off) to the top left? I use it for a hanger to hold my string and little garden rake. Works great to hang things off. I found a old funnel and hung a star.
I received this church birdhouse along time ago for a Christmas present from my children.
It is one of my favorite gifts and I love to use it for decorations. Thought it looked sweet on the stool.
I put this lantern at the entrance to the Potter's Shed. As the sun went down it looked very pretty. I have also used tea lights in mason jars to line the entry. My wisteria is really taking off this year. This is it's 3rd year and finally it looks like it is going to do something. Can't wait for it to go around the door.
I have 5 of these little flower candle holders. I picked them up on sale for realllllll cheep a few years back. You don't have to spend very much on things to decorate. They have a little tea light on the inside. I had them lit, but you can't tell. They lined the trough where our little garden is growing. We didn't have wind last night, so it was really cute all lit up.
This is a picture of what you would see, if you walked into the Potter's Shed. Looked so sweet. Wish I could have you over to our farm. We would sit you at our table and learn about each of your lives. What a special time that would be! Some of you have written stories about your life. I love it!
We have Christmas lights strung all around the top part of the shed. It looks so beautiful at night. Can you see the twinkle? I have an old lamp that a lady wanted to give away. It has some dust and some horse hair on it! Fits perfectly! I have 3 old benches that some friends gave me for free. They come in handy with our big family. See the white chairs to the left of the table. This last spring we went to one of our granchild's program. As we were driving down one of the streets in the small town I saw 5 chairs that were sitting in the front yard. They said FREE! We braked!!!!!!, jumped out and brought them home. Well, really our son who has a truck picked up 3 for us and the other 2 went into the back seat. I drove home in the back seat squished. Didn't bother me at all! Smile! They are oak. Free, God's gift to me!!!!!!!!!! Love it when that happens. Have you ever had a great find like that? Tell me please!
This was our desert basket. Tressa made some Cappuccino Biscotti. We put some in an old mason jar (you can't see the jar very well, but it is behind the gift bag) and then made up a gift bag so our friends could take some home for later. Putting it in a mason jar for a gift would be a great gift also. A fast and inexpensive little gift to give them as they left. One of our favorite desert recipe sites to go to for recipes is called Joy Of Baking. Oh my, you will have a wonderful time in this site if you like to bake like we do. Making biscotti is so simple. You dip it in your coffee or tea and as Tressa used to say when she was little "it is num!!!
Here was the place setting. I had some blue homespun fabric for my table clothe. I use clothes pins at each corner to keep it laid nice over the table. Specially when the winds blows here in Kansas. See what I did with the little light fixtures? I tied a bow at the top, then I placed a tea light on the plate. I can change the ribbon anytime I need. The dinnerware was a Christmas present, I use it all the time. I bought the cups for 1.oo for 4 way back and they are great with our grandkids! Cheaper then buying solo cups!
Remember the little May Day gift? Again a very inexpensive gift. I set one on friends plate so she would have a little memory of our dinner. For dinner we had steak (our son's blessed us with real beef). It isn't deer meat and we are really enjoying it! Haven't had beef for a long time. We love deer, don't get me wrong and they have kept us supplied and for that we are grateful, but beef is good!!!! Along with the meat Taylor made us twice baked potatoes, our frozen grown corn that we put up and our friends brought a salad. It was wonderful. Also Tress made us sliced french bread with herbs, garlic and butter toasted. You can see the little lamp a little better in this close up picture. I will use these a lot!
We also had Grandma Jo's famous Snickerdoodle cookies for dessert. For fun I put the recipe on the cookie jar. If you can't read it, I will send it to you. I thought it looked cute! We love to make fun desserts, but tonight we made it simple. Hot coffee (mine with cream and sugar) topped our menu off perfectly. So.............. that was our evening. The moon came up, tonight it will be full. God was so good. No wind!!! That is good for Kansas. Hope you enjoyed our little Potter's Shed. Once it was Grandpa Jacks for the baby cows, then Grandma Jo used it for her storage for garden tools and now we use it to entertain. All very useful "Good Things"!