My friends, Tiffanie, Linda and I headed to Carol Wingerts this past Saturday morning for this event. We were greeted at her front door with this ....
We were there to experience a special day creating one of her heirloom books in the quaint surroundings of her backyard paradise.
We stepped onto the patio where Carol had place settings for 15. Each setting had this fabulous metal tin filled with antique and new buttons, lace, findings, flowers, trims ... all the makings for a fabulous book. The center pieces on each table held alot of her own personal stash items and trims that we could pick from as well.
We started the morning with homemade pastries and breads, fresh coffee, hot tea ... fresh tulips and the eiffel tower. Later in the day we had salad and pasta for lunch, and the afternoon was full of some of the yummiest cookies ever!!
We each had a darling handmade flower for our name tag.
Carol gave us an overview of her book, and some instruction on making some florals and other embellishments that went into the book. Then we just started creating ..... it was awesome!
Carol had a little shopping area set up for us as well .... she knew we all love to shop and we were all so inspired. We all walked away with a bag full of treasures to add to our books, as well as recreate another!
Here's the whole group that attended .... from Virginia, Texas, California and Arizona.