Here’s the Dirt…Handmade Easter Baskets by The Clay Pot

Handmade Easter Baskets
The Clay Pot
It was so much fun making these handmade…
and I might add…organic looking
Easter Baskets.
They are so simple to make.
Take any kind of paper…
(we used white packing material)
Cut or rip the paper into strips.
Mix equal parts basic school glue and water.
Cover a deep salad or cereal bowl complely with cellophane.
Dip you paper strips in the glue/water mixture and lay strips over bowl.
Continue until your bowl is completely covered.
Let dry for 24 hours…
Carefully, lift paper basket off of bowl…separating you paper from you cellophane.
Add grass and eggs!
Display and enjoy!

Here’s the Dirt…"Clean & Simple Rehearsal Dinner at Public House Chattanooga

“Clean & Simple”
The Clay Pot

We used our “GO TO” burlap vases filled with a soft palette of white hydrangeas,
blue thistle, peonies, ranunculus, blue hyacinths and freesia
for this rehearsal dinner at Public House Chattanooga in Warehouse Row…
we utilized the deep window sills
by filling them with an assortment of pillar votives and mini votives…
to personalize each place setting, we created customized silverware sleeves
with the bride and groom’s initials…beautiful venue…
clean & simple!

Here’s the Dirt…My "Chili Dinner Party" Tablescape!

“Chili Dinner Party” Tablescape
Here’s an easy & simple way to create a fun winter party tablescape…
I used an assortment of clear and amber bottles filled with water,
I added votives, mixed them all together
and ran them down the center of the table.
For my serving pieces and place settings
I used pieces in browns and naturals to add to my color scheme…
The chili was served in a mixture of mugs and bowls.
It looked great and my guests loved it!

Here’s the Dirt…"Carnival Ticket Bugs" by Normal Park School Students

“Carnival Ticket Bugs”
These are just too cute not to share…
Here is just a sampling of the 250 “Bugs”
students from Normal Park School in
Chattanooga, TN created this past
Saturday at our “Folk Art Bug Workshop”
held in the IMAX at The Tennessee Aquarium.
The bugs will be used with the decorations for next
week’s national convention of zoo and aquarium
dignitaries being held this year in Chattanooga.
It’s amazing when you show the kids a simple idea
of using “Carnival Tickets” they come up with these
wonderful whimsical bugs!
Thanks to everyone who participated!

Here’s the Dirt…It’s "Snow"time at "The Clay Pot"!

It’s “Snow”time at “The Clay Pot”!
For our Holiday Open House Preview Party
this year, we wanted to add a little holiday
fun to our “Photo Shoot” with our guests.
A special thanks to all my fantastic crew,
who really went all out
their “snow” theme outfits.
With just a backdrop, a few props, some wacky costumes
the evening was made memorable for everyone who attended!
To see more fun photos visit
The Clay Pot
What a fun night!

Here’s the Dirt…"Wacky Photo Shoot!"

“Wacky Photo Shoot”
The Clay Pot!
These photos show how much fun, and simple, a photo shoot can be!
I took these photos at our recent Spring Open House.
I gathered an assortment of frames, a few props and
grabbed my camera.
Everyone enjoyed hamming it up for the photos.
The guests get a token gift, a copy of their own photo via email.
I will also be sending a copy of all the photos to the local
paper for added exposure.
This is a easy, fun idea for you to try
at your next open house or party.
Your guests will love it!

Here’s the Dirt…"Paper Bag Lanterns" from "Design Sponge"

“Paper Bag Lanterns”
Design Sponge.
Are you planning an outdoor event or party?
Need to add a little wow factor
and some cool lighting?
Find out how to make these fun
“Paper Bag Lanterns” at
Design Sponge.
“do it yourself”
step-by-step, how-to instructions!
Your lanterns will be the hit of the party!

Here’s the Dirt…"Easy Bistro & Bar"

“Easy Bistro & Bar”
is a great facility for hosting an event in Chattanooga, TN.
Here are some photos from an event
we were setting up last night.
Can you believe this wonderful space?
I love the dramatic decor…it is so hip!
The space and restaurant are available for private parties.
To find out more information go to…