Hello, friends! Are you having a great fall?
This weekend was the ultimate for a fall lover like myself. On Saturday, the husband and I drove from Portland to the Hood River Valley, also known as the Fruit Loop, to immerse ourselves in the beauty and fun of apple picking at Kiyokawa Orchards.
Since moving to Portland from Iowa nearly three years ago, this has become our early October (much loved) tradition. Kiyokawa sits at the base of Mount Hood. There;s something wonderful about having the mountain watching us pick apples – or, rather, watching the mountain as we pick apples.
It was Honey Crisp weekend. Have you ever had a Honey Crisp apple? They are our favorite! So sweet, juicy, and crisp. The name says it all, I suppose. While we picked a box -full, our crop looked mighty sparse compared to the serious apple bakers, chefs, parents, and canners that were on a mission to fill their vehicles with the most precious commodity of the season.
On Sunday, a half dozen of our sweet supply was made into caramel apples. Delicious! I’ll be sharing images and how-tos in my next post.
How do you like to enjoy your apples? Enjoy a beautiful fall day, and may it be filled with all that delights you.
It’s beginning to look a l0t like Christmas (around here, anyway). Here’s a sneak peek at the article I’m working on for DIY Weddings Magazine. I’m sharing tips on how to use your celebration sweets as a backdrop for holiday decor and merriment. Stay tuned! Also, the Potter+Butler Etsy Shop will be getting a holiday makeover in the weeks to come. So go ahead – make your holiday party decor and cake topper wish list, check it twice, and let us know how we can help.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Add cake and a fall themed topper, and the goodness is too good for words – if you ask us! Now available in the shop: our seasonal cake garland with oat, wheat, and pumpkin colors.
The Thanksgiving turkey wouldn’t mind a little adorning, as well. OR have us shorten this up a tad so that it’s perfectly able to adorn fall pies. Oh, the seasonal possibilities!
For trend-savvy parties, party people, and celebration cakes that don’t care to know the definition of “understated” : Multi-Fringe-Garland Cake Topper. Now in the shop!
Get those pumpkin spice candles burning, friends. Fall weddings and autumnal gatherings are just around the corner. And ever-so-eager to top your seasonal cake: Potter+Butler Fall Fringe Garland Cake Topper in our fall 2012 signature color: oat. Now available in our shop. Cheers!
This blog is all about celebrating. Today, I’m celebrating the baby bump and, as always, my sweet mini schnauzer, Burkeley! The bump is here, it’s happy, and it’s growing and growing and growing. At 18 weeks, I find myself insistent that a shirt that does not fit today fit just three days ago. I welcome the change, I celebrate it, and I say, “Grow, baby, grow!”
I’ve said it before, and I’m going to keep on saying it: Potter+Butler clients know style. Kate Spade NY agrees – as Cally and Vincent’s wedding was chosen to be featured by Kate Spade NY’s Aisle Style. We had the fun of making both the Stand Tall Escort Cards and I Belong Place Cards for this stylish bride’s stunning New York wedding.
To see more images, check out the Kate Spade feature.
Photo Credit: Inside image from Kate Spade
Piper Marie is newly two! That’s more than reason to get fancy and festive. We were honored to be asked by Wiley Valentine’s- and Piper’s creative mother, Rachelle Schwartz, to design the cake topper for such a special occasion. To check out all the merry details, visit the feature on On To Baby.
Photo credit: Andrea Patricia Photography via On To Baby
Potter+Butler clients, Mary + Paul, are married. Hooray! Their incredibly beautiful wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty. Check it out. The details are delightful. This wedding is the definition of impeccable style and coordinating, if you ask me. And our Cake Poms have never looked sweeter.
Photo credit: Paper Antler via Style Me Pretty.