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when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thyme To Bloom. . .

Dear Ones,
I do apologize for not having been around to visit!!!
During this past week, I gave my presentation titled,
Herbs ~ Edible Plants to my JOY Circle group!

It was a lot of preparation 
getting all those peat pots painted and decorated,
but I adore the finished appearance of my presentation table!!! 

I began this journey 
with the make~over of my son's lil' red wagon(here).

The night before my presentation,
I set up a mock table in the lower level Family Room 
On Crooked Creek!

To allow the herbs to have center attention,
I kept my backgrounds light and neutral.

A vintage white damask table cloth hides the folding card table.
Next, I placed an ecru linen table cloth 
at an angle for added interest.
Atop both tablecloths, 
I place a tan linen runner giving more contrast and depth!

Placing these herb embroidered dishtowels 
inside the wagon keeps the chassis  from being visible.

Placed inside the decorated peat pots 
are various herb seed packets for display!

I adore using these wooden crates made by "Mr. Ed" !!!

These two wooden crates, stacked atop one another, 
serve a duo~purpose during the evening!
The top crate holds decorative peat pots with flower seeds
while the bottom crate holds the pamphlets for the group!
(You'll be seeing those cute little peat pots in an upcoming Tea On Crooked Creek!)

Near the handle of the Shabby Chic Wagon,
are three empty peat pots which will be planted with
a Basil, a Chive and a Thyme for demonstration purposes!

Our JOY Circle group,
 will also be tasting Herb Butter made using the Onion Chive!
I've placed a vintage cream ware oval serving platter and bowl
atop yet another herb embroidered tea towel to hold
crackers and Lemon Chive Butter!

Harvested and dried lavendar from two Seasons past
will adorn the table and scent the air with its heady fragrance!

I added some garden tools 
and my garden gloves, freshly washed, to the wooden crates!

During the course of my presentation,
my intent was to aid my JOY Circle Sisters
in choosing what herbs to try, 
give them a guide for making choices of which herbs to use,
how to use herbs~ be it for beauty, cooking or fragrances
and where to plant those herbs for optimum enJOYment!

All~in~all, I count the presentation a success!
Several ladies commented 
on how much they enjoyed my display!

In the very near future,
I'll be showing you, through a tutorial, 
how I decorated these peat pots for my presentation.

Now, I've some catching~up to do!
Thank you for your patience 
while I was pre~occupied with my presentation.

Potting aside,
now is the Thyme To Bloom. . . 

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek will be joining

Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for
Inspire Me Tuesday!

And. . .

Debra @ Common Ground for
Be Inspired Friday!

Be sure to visit
for you’ll come away
filled with amazing inspirations
for use in your own home d├ęcor!


NanaDiana said...

Look how very , very cute that turned out. I can see where you have been a busy girl! I am glad it was a successful presentation! Blessings and I am glad the big work is behind you- xo Diana

podso said...

You do know how to arrange things so they look so nice! I'm sure you did a great job in your presentation!

Debra Oliver said...

oh my gosh, Pat this is SO cute, you did a great job with your beautiful display!! love those painted peat pots!

bj said...

How cute your display is. I know the ladies loved it all. Great job.

bj said...

How cute your display is. I know the ladies loved it all. Great job.

Designs By Pinky said...

Your display is beautiful and I can see how much work went into the table, pots, wagon etc. I bet the ladies were thrilled. GREAT job my friend. I have a new post now too. XO, Pinky

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a beautiful display, Pat! I would love to have been there for your presentation! I am sure it was wonderful!...hugs...Debbie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, I am so impressed with all you did and your presentation table is fabulous. Love it and I am sure your group really appreciated everything. Thanks for joinig Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Babs said...

So pretty! Love your layering of all the elements...wagon, crates, etc. Looking forward to seeing how you decorated the peat pots.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You definitely have the art of display down Pat (ha)!!