So my girls, Sara, Susan and Sandra, hosted a super-fun baby shower for me in the fall. It was a delightful affair complete with excellent food, adorable gifts and a lot of laughs. One thing that made it extra special was this crazy ceramic mushroom. Everyone signed it to commemorate the event:
“Is this weird?” Sara asked me a few times. “Yes!” I answered, “And I love it!” Commemo-shroom did give everyone a good chuckle, sprouting up as it did between the cheese plate and the salad.
I couldn’t be more thrilled that Sara stumbled upon this it at a local mom and pop paint-your-own pottery place called Jill’s Ceramics located in West Nyack:
I enjoyed going there to pick it up after it was glazed. This place has just about everything under the sun that you can paint to make your own. They do events and kids parties – what fun:
You KNOW I’ll be going back to paint this. Lets call him my own personal truffle holder :
…And of course I’ll want to visit Teddy the Parrot:
…Not to mention Travis, the Llama, out back (!):
Love this guy – and so did Sara and her daughter, Nora:
Now, the mushroom is all glazed. It looks great in Ian’s nursery, poised up high (out of reach) on some little floating shelves in the corner (Container Store). It sits adjacent to his Miffy book and some teeny animal figurines his Aunt Marcy gave him:
As my friends and regular readers know (I suppose the home tome header says it all), I have a thing for mushrooms. So of course this isn’t the only shroomy item in Ian’s world. Check out this muslin burp cloth:
And these organic toadstool rattles from Uncommon Goods that my friend Josie got for him:
Thanks to all those who attended the shower and signed this special (and, yeah, somewhat strange) commemo-shroom – Sara, Susan, Sandra, Josie, Martina, Nancy, Bobbie Anne, Katie, Stefanie, and Rachelle – You know I love you girls!
And to the rest of my readers – I highly recommend Jill’s Ceramics (if you’re local) and, in general, I think these paint-your-own pottery pieces (storefronts where you can do this are all over the place) make wonderful commemorative gifts. Okay, maybe not everyone wants a mushroom…but a nice platter, a big salad bowl or decorative plate would certainly be appreciated by most…