Monday, May 5, 2008

Artists in Hats

Last week, my friend Elaine invited the Art Barn artists to her home in the country for an elegant luncheon. We all wore our hats; she put out her best china cups; her husband taught us how to graft a persimmon tree.

Check out this classic hat.

Elaine and Randy built their little village with their own hands over a period of ten years with items they'd saved from auctions, salvage, torn down buildings, and other odds and ends. She created the French country kitchen with a counter from a county courthouse, installed stained glass windows and doors from all over the world. We took a tour of the Guest House, Garden Shed, Granny Shack, and the main house. Here's a view of the kitchen where Elaine served banana muffins, mini quiche, and salad greens from the garden.

A beautiful day with friends, old and new.

1 comment:

Leah Braemel said...

So which one is you? I can't tell. I want a shot of YOUR hat!

And the party sounds like a ton of fun.