the gift


the gift
Originally uploaded by Bridgman Pottery
In the end I decided to add a small serving bowl to the platter- because Lisa is such a dear friend. I "bowed it up" (when I married, the store that many of our gifts came from would call me-it was a small town- to come pick up a gift. They would always ask me if I wanted them to "bow it up" before taking it home) a bit with some of the passionflowers that take over the side of house. Turns out that she has not only a cake plate in this pattern, but another serving dish, too, so now she has a complete-ish hostess set. Which is appropriate for her, she is a gracious entertainer.

This green came out looking a lot like McCarty's jade (except that theirs is matte), which pleased me. The rest of the greens that I glazed looked like this. It was initially disappointing, but over the course of the day the color was "rebranded" and I sold them all! Life is full of surprises, isn't it?