to celebrate the publication of my new book


Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Sunflowers in a Sap Bucket

I always wonder what our sunflower customers do with the flowers they buy from us. Do they buy one single flower and put it a little vase and set it by their sink so they can enjoy the bloom while doing the dishes? Or do they buy lots and lots and make up a big, blowsy over-the-top concoction of flowers to enjoy the week long.

We'll never know though since we don't have any idea who buys our flowers -- our stand is self-serve. At this time of year, I'm always so busy making sure my sunflower buckets are full that I barely have enough time to pick a bunch of flowers for our house. But last week I made time and built this giant arrangement in an old sap bucket. I mixed in some Love Lies Bleeding, hydrangea, and amaranth. I plopped it down on this old log that The Farmer uses for chopping wood beside the barn. The colors look so nice together and just like fall.

Tune in tomorrow to see where this old sap bucket went.


Harpa J said...

The arrangement looks lovely!

Hilary said...

That is just gorgeous. Wow!

Elise H. said...

Kristin--I love your flowers!!! My son is becoming a Bar Mitzvah on November 1 and I wish there was some way I could use your sunflowers (but they likely are going to be finished by then, right?) I have been planning to use only sunflowers for his centerpieces as I love them...but seeing this arrangement has given me some ideas of what else I could add!

Teresa said...

Wonderful arrangement, just beautiful.