Monday, April 19, 2010

Going, Going, GONE April 25

the fund raising auction for the North Carolina Pottery Center

Free and open to the public. Doors open at 3:30 with refreshments and live Bluegrass music.
The auction pieces are currently on display at the NCPC. Pam Owens (my sister) of Jugtown Pottery and I collaborated on the tea set. Donna Craven donated a 29" tall gourd bottle, Kim Ellington's pitcher and Michael Kline's wonderfully decorated piece. These are just a few of the many wonderful pieces and packages to bid on!

Over a hundred pieces of pottery, both contemporary and historical have been donated by potters and collectors that support the North Carolina Pottery Center. The pieces will be auctioned at 5pm, Sunday, April 25th by Leland Little & Assoc at the NCPC in Seagrove. You can ALSO place an absentee bid and/or view all the pieces here.

We also have a raffle for three great prizes. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25.

Tickets are available on line

Golf Package
includes 4 rounds of golf at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club, One night at the Country Hearth Inn and Suites, a Gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse and Sagebrush Steakhouse and an Energizer bunny gift package

Umstead Hotel package
includes one night and dinner at the Umstead Hotel in Cary and a hand made picnic basket with wine and Cabot cheese.

Eco Package
includes 6 Ecornaments, a vintage strawberry planter full of live of herbs, a handmade Pottery Chicken planter and the NC Zoo family membership

I was appointed as a Board of Directors member in March. The NC Pottery Center is a wonderful museum showcasing the history of pottery making in NC, as well as offering education opportunities, a gift shop and much more. I hope you will check out the auction and consider becoming a member of this wonderful Museum. if you love NC pottery then this is the place for you!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

They Keep On Coming

Horse manure, maybe that is the ticket! We have had some huge, and deliciously sweet asparagus. Planted last year, two year old crowns. Each day we go outside and voila, more asparagus for dinner yet again. Darn! We eat them raw in salads and cooked, they are just so good.

This gorgeous horse is just one of hundreds that we saw at the Fork Stables Horse Trials this weekend. Magnificent animals and riders. I really miss riding-grew up riding English, in the Pony Club and all this was right up my alley from way back when! Maybe one of these days I can try it again!