I love art fairs. I love looking at the results of someone else's creative processes. There is normally a ton of stuff I'd love to have on my walls (almost always above my price range). Typically there is also a lot of stuff that I find hideous, but I can still respect the time & effort that went into making the pieces. These are the things we walked away with this weekend...
I have wanted an olive oil bottle for awhile. I cook with olive oil almost everyday, so the bottle never seems to make it back in the cabinet after meal prep. Since you aren't supposed to let olive oil be exposed to excess air & light, that's poses an additional problem on top of the eyesore labeled bottle sitting on my counter 24-7. I've looked for ceramic olive oil bottles before & just haven't found one that I like. That problem was fixed this weekend...
|The colors are a little more muted than|
they appear in this photo...
I'd like to tell you who the potter was for it...but his flyer apparently didn't make it into the bag with the bottle. I love this bottle. The way it was squeezed before being fired causes it to fit perfectly in my hand, & also has a good amount of "grippiness" to it because of the dents. The green color on top is a perfect muted shade of our accent green color from our kitchen, & the muted yellow/beige color on the bottom coordinates with our tiled backsplash.
There was also this great vendor called Of Nature at the art fair. This guy takes natural elements like flowers, leaves, seed pods, etc. and copper plates them, & turns them into earrings, pendants, brooches, etc. Perhaps it is my inner nature lover & biology nerd...but I thought these were incredibly fun. I ended up getting two pendants. I can't wait to get them mounted on cords & wear them.
|My 2 pendants. A daisy & an orchid. Perfectly preserved|
|My fun new planter...with the boring white one|
behind it. I did re-purpose the white planter into
another basil planter. You can never have
too much basil... :-)
|My new herb corner of the patio. I think it|
turned out pretty cute...