It has been fun making totem's for the garden but before I sold any, I had to use one as a 4th of July centerpiece.
In the garden, though, the plate will catch rainwater to make a lovely birdbath. It features a stained glass mosaic base that looks fabulous in the sun. This piece can also be hung as a feeder in a covered area. Made easily with just thrift finds.
For the holiday meal, I fixed Kayem Old Tyme hot dogs.
They were fabulous
and were thoroughly enjoyed by my brother in law Michael
until he was interrupted by my camera wielding mother.
The menu for the 4th was very traditional, Hot Dogs, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, chips, and pickled beets. You heard me. Pickled beets. There was a bit of a discussion whether pickled beets belonged on the menu....
.....But I digress.
While the family watched the Tampa Bay Rays lose, after our picnic supper, Karan and I got creative.
Karan brought with her a plate out that she wanted to embellish. So we played around with it and came up with this:
We were having fun with the box of polished stones
But now she has a lovely serving plate featuring a village she visited while she was in Spain.
Isn't that a great conversation piece!