June 29, 2011
It's time for more vase trials!
This glass one was a too wide and shallow to use the ol' taped top trick, or even the ol' hand-tied trick, so I resorted to the ol' ball of chicken wire (which is easily recycled here through Napa's curbside pick-up or drop-off facility) trick, which worked like a charm. Well, save for the fact that, if someone were to look at the stems really closely, with their ear pressed against the tabletop to get a good view of the arrangement from below, they'd see the wire. Which bothers me. If anyone knows a better way to design in really, really shallow glass (aside from metal frogs, I'm working on gathering enough good ones), please let me know!
Vintage footed silver vases, which avoid the visible mechanics issue altogether, are another option. They'd of course all be slightly different, but I think adds to their charm.
June 28, 2011
June 27, 2011
June 25, 2011
This morning, as I was making coffee (so read, before coffee), a scorpion finally went and stung me on the big toe. I looked down in time to see that is was a just little one, which for a while had me worried (I learned as a kid that over-enthusiastic baby rattlesnakes are more dangerous than adult ones . . . mightn't the same be true for arachnids?). But here I am, apparently having escaped with just a rude wake-up call and the foiling of my plan to post about the Napa Farmer's Market before attending it.
Instead, I'm here now sharing a montage of recent markets past and reporting that The Monkey Flower Group will be at next Saturday's market again. Hope to see you there!
June 24, 2011
June 22, 2011
something else : ). Up next, "Get Set" . . .