Friday, July 10, 2009

For The Local Gals

I visited a cute new store today that just has only been open for a few days. It's called The General Store - Home of the Co-op Chicks, and it's located in Layton on the NW corner of Main & Gentile. They have some fun vintage stuff for sale, and the cutest aprons made of denim overalls - you know how hot aprons are right now, yes? They also have some items being sold on consignment, so check it out - you might find a treasure! I noticed that they used old playing cards for their price tags - attention to small details like that makes it a fun store to visit!

My longtime friend Madge also has her new cookbook for sale at an amazing price of only $5 in the store- I had to buy a copy for myself, and can't wait to try some of the recipes in it. I missed the cooking demonstration she did in our city a few weeks ago to promote the book, but I heard rave reviews about it.

Last night I attended the summer potluck meeting that my quilt group does every year. Surprisingly, no one brought any show & tell - which is very unusual. However, we ate our delicious food outside on Kathy's deck and I snapped a few pictures of her beautiful yard and garden that I can share with you. Kathy recently updated her kitchen and installed a tile backsplash. With the leftover tiles, she created these delightful stepping stones for the garden - each one is different and colorful.

Many years ago, our other quilt group had a construction day - all ten of us did assembly line work to make these wooden benches for our yards. Some of us did the sanding, some did the cutting, and others screwed them all together. After a break for lunch, we completed all ten of them so each person took one home finished - so fun to remember that day when I see the benches. Kathy has a collection of watering cans displayed on hers.

And here is Kathy's garden - she built the darling picket fence herself - not sure if you can see it in the picture, but the tombstone shapes have stars cut out of the boards. Her crops include raspberries, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, and lots of herbs.


carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

That looks like a fun little shop to visit! And your friend's garden is so pretty! What a nice thing to do to build everyone a garden bench!

Have a great weekend!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

What a fun group to belong to. Those are my kind of gals!!

Nedra said...

Fun store and what a beautiful yard! *nobody brought show and tell because everyone has been working in their yards!

Charlotte said...

Those stepping stones are way cute!