Friday, April 18, 2014

P is for Pottery

In lieu of a bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law (which she was adamantly against), my daughters and I had a little celebration for her at a local pottery studio followed by lunch.  We invited her mom, grandma and a couple other close friends.  

We spent a couple hours trying to be crafty -- some were more artsy than others- while we painted our pottery.  When we finished the pieces needed to be left at the studio so they could be fired.   A few days ago, I went and picked up some of our handiwork and took this picture before I delivered the pieces to the owners.  I think we did a pretty good job if I say so myself.

It was a fun Girl's Day Out and a way to make the bride-to-be feel special in a way that honored her wishes.   Our pottery may not be masterpieces, but they are special because they hold memories of this day.



Mary said...

That's a great idea, and it sounds like fun!
Thanks for stopping by on your A-Z Challenge! :)

Suzanne McClendon said...

Wow, how cool! I think that sounds like a wonderfully fun time.

In my genealogy research, I discovered a 4th great-grandfather that was a potter. Though born in South Carolina, he moved to what was at the time Elbert County, Georgia and was one of the pioneer potters that introduced the alkaline glaze to Georgia.

Pottery is something that I would love to try my hand at. I think that your pieces are beautiful and such a fine memento of this time together with your future daughter-in-law.

I enjoyed your post and thank you for visiting my blog this past week. I have had intermittent trouble responding to comments. Blogger has been picky with me. It seems to be okay now.

Have a blessed Easter!

betty said...

I bet wonderful memories were made as you painted together! What a great thing to do in lieu of a shower. The kids used to do this years ago when they were younger; always great creations they made.


MS said...

Mary, Suzanne, and Betty,
Thanks for stopping by! We did have fun and I am sure in years to come will talk of this time.
Suzanne-- what an interesting fact to learn of your 4th great grandfather-- I love to think about my roots and what kinds of lives my family led.