We selected our tree for this holiday season! Obviously, we had to choose the one waaaay in the back of the farm so that Adam could have the joy of carrying it waaaaay to the car. Heading out into the Oregon countryside and selecting first a tree farm and then a Christmas tree has become one of my favorite traditions since moving to this lush state, which is abundant with perfect evergreens this time of year, three years ago.
With a baby on board and due in January, each tradition we have is taking on a new feeling this year – with a big ol’ nod of gratitude to Christmas traditions as we’ve known them for 32 years mixed with much anticipation for the refreshed sense of merriment each Christmas will take on as a parent from here on out.
As they say, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
May the joy of your traditions be felt more deeply than ever before, friends. We are grateful for you!
Hello, all! As you plan for delectable and festive desserts for holiday gatherings, check out my DIY tutorial for making a Sugared Cranberry and Popcorn Holiday Dessert Garland over at the exceptional Best Friends for Frosting blog. It’s fun, easy, and is sure to add classic holiday style to the top of your tasty seasonal creation.
Rudy the Christmas Mouse by Forest Blue Factory
The Potter+Butler shop has been touched by holiday cheer + is ready to add handmade merriment to your holiday gatherings. Cheers!
Do you feel it? It hit me today – big time. I think it’s the combination of the nip in the air along with the excited Thanksgiving menu talks that are transpiring. In addition, the holiday-themed work I’ve been creating and shooting this week for my first two contributions to Best Friends For Frosting, which will run in December, have me feeling pretty pretty jolly. The photo above is a sneak peek of creative holiday goodness that’s been going on around here.
How about you? Have you made the transition in feeling from October harvest-y to winter holiday-ish? If so, what brought it on?
Have a delightful day, creative friends. I’m sending you goodness and love. Cheers!
We’re tickled pink to be listed (twice) on Brooklyn Bride’s Top 10 Cake Toppers List. We’re among mighty fine + creative company. Check out the complete list and gather inspiration for the top of your next celebration cake.
Hello, friends! Please note that Potter+Butler will be closing for nesting (some might call it maternity leave) January 16- March 3, 2013 as I welcome my first little one. We know you love to plan ahead, so if your celebration falls within that sweet time period, feel free to place your orders now. Cheers!
With Halloween around the corner, a creepy crawly spider is sure to be, as well. I’m loving the simple black and white color palette of these cakes – along with their slightly gross tilt, which is perfect for the season known for spook and ick.
Here are three of my favorite black and white, creepy crawly, spider cake recipes to add a little oooh and awwww to your Halloween parties:
1.Marshmallow Cobweb Cake
2. Along Came a Spider Cake
3. Spider Cake
(Photo credits in order: Half Baked, Country Living, Cooking Channel)
The sweet little being in my belly is a boy!
We are going to have a son!
I love being in this moment when saying “my son” is so new that it doesn’t even feel like a phrase that is mine to use. But it is. For the rest of my days, for the rest of our days. In the weeks, months, and years to come the phrase will become a part of me in such a way that I’ll most likely not easily remember what it’s like to be in THIS moment - when the simple word is still so new. That will be wonderful. Just as this is wonderful.
And, I guess such knowing makes it official: We shall now officially change from calling “it” Kicky Pants” to calling Him “Mr. Kicky Pants” or “Sir Kicky Pants” -depending on his mood, I suppose.
Are you a parent? Do you remember what it was like in the first days of knowing that you were about to have a son or a daughter? How did it feel and what did you do to honor the news?
This holiday season, we are crafting up miniature wintery scene cake and dessert toppers for our festive customers and their equally festive celebrations. Because of this, miniatures of every kind are catching my eye as if there’s a giant spotlight shining brightly on their miniature beings. I came across a cute and kitschy little shop on Etsy today, called Johnny Vintage, that is worth sharing with you vintage lovers. It’s full of well-curated vintage details, miniatures included, that will add a touch of yesterday’s style to your current surroundings.
By the way, if you’re interested in a custom winter scene cake topper, get in touch with us (just click on the “say hello” line right over there on the right).
Photo credit: Johnny Vintage