…..as I was saying….before internet disappeared ;;;;;

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Blog, Katherine's Diary, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It started on a cloudy day at the beginning of June.
After months of discussion with the onform sculpture team the day had finally arrived when we needed to set up the popup café for the duration of the exhibition.
Here is how it began ……
I arrived with me refridgerated van, an eclectic collection of colured bottles, china, jam jars, recipes and an army of friends to transform the original Potting Shed into a pop up Café for 4 weeks only!

The truth of the matter is, nestling in the Windrush valley, surrounded by sheep, boutiful potager and magnificent sculptures it wasn’t going to be that hard a job!
The setting was idyllic it was just a matter of staging the café as if it had always been there.
The summer house windows, minus the glass, were perfectly framed with a carpet of ivy creating a sleeping beauty chateau style look whilst the symmetry of the Potting Shed lended itself to be dressed with clay pots, summer bunting and upcycled jars transformed into candle holders

The inside, cool and shaded, was ideal for presenting summer lunches and mountains of scrumptious cakes.
As it turned out it provided a welcome break from the hot sun through out the month we were open.

Here are a few before pictures …..

The original summer house

The summer house creates a sleeping beauty atmosphere with ivy trailing down the walls

The Potting Shed mascot

The Potting Shed mascot

Keeping us company

Keeping us company
At least the sheep won’t go hungry

View from the meadow

The meadow was a constant source of fresh wild flowers and delicate petals for my salads

My new kitchen!

I was pretty sure this is where I wanted the kitchen set up

 

 

 

 

I will NOT be defeated

I will NOT be defeated

Perfect for serving the cakes and salads

Looking further on this was the perfect spot to transform into out Potting Shed display table

 

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