Dustin volunteered me to attend. I, in turn, volunteered him to attend. We're even.
We had a blast though. Dustin is an excellent and motivated chef/baker. I knew he would have a great time once he jumped the hurdle of the stigma that making pies is a girly thing.
Let's just say, he's ready to impress his Nana with all of the talent he displayed (and confidence gained) during that class.
|Most of the pies...Apple and Pumpkin....Dustin's has the creative pastry cutouts on top.|
|The Bakers and their pies.|
|Apple and Pumpkin....did I mention he hand-drew and cutout his "P" and leaf?!|
|The All-American Pie|
|A mix of apples....Granny Smith, Braeburn & Cortland. It turned out to be pretty tart.|
|A perfectly spicy pie. Is that a cute pie plate?! Dustin's Aunt gifted that to us for a wedding gift, I think.|
I am on my way to do more work on the thrift store that I keep sporadically mentioning. I have partial before and after pics too!! Yippee!
The store is scheduled to open the first Sunday in December. I don't have much more time to get things together. I am soooo detail oriented too that it's difficult to get to the bigger things that need to be done, i.e. organizing and moving things into the room, when I can't stop thinking about the minor things, i.e. painting signs for clothing racks, painting bookshelves, etc.
Just a bit of background. The thrift store is located in the a room in the bottom floor (basement-esque) of the church. It was in a fair state of disrepair with moldy, dark wooden walls, mis-matched tile floor with random missing tiles and a bad leak from somewhere.
We've painted the walls, found and fixed the leak, and ripped up all the tiles and painted the concrete floor that was underneath.
|Walls have been painted a pure white to brighten up a dark room.|
|These tiles were AWFUL to tear up.|
|Walls painted, floor painted. GREAT Improvement.|
|Up close of painted concrete floor.|
|Dustin adding the final touches of sealer to our "glitter-fied" floor|
|Up close of glitter floor. It makes me so happy!|
|It adds to the brightness of the room, don't you think?|
So, I'm on my way there. I need to do a lot more to get it ready for opening. But I will update you as much as possible! I can't wait.
Oh, I designed a logo for the store too. I would love to know what you think. I am debating on colors, mostly because, on a church's budget, you have minimal wiggle room. So I will probably have to use any paint on hand to fancy up a few bookcases I found in the basement of the church. We also have some red and white fabric that donated, which I think we will use for curtains on the windows and door that leads to the garden area.
P.S. Is is a bad thing if you eat pie for dessert and breakfast?!