Vacation – Rhode Island
Travels

This past week my parents rented a vacation house in Narragansett, RI and invited us down for a quick end of the summer getaway.  It was so nice to relax and spend some time with my husband, parents, brother, and sister.  We did all sorts of fun beachy activities and got to eat lots of delicious lobster and seafood.  This is the house where we stayed.

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It was great to finally get a chance to work on some blog posts and organize all the cookie photos from my summer orders.  In this picture are my sister Amanda, and my brother Brett.  My other brother Andrew was unable to come down and stay for a few days because he had previous commitments.

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Justin and I spent part of one one day driving around Newport and exploring some rocky beaches.  We also went claming one evening with my dad, brother and sister.  It was lots of fun wading around in the water looking for clams but I’m not sure that we were doing it right since we only found 8 clams in 2 hours.

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Our rental house had a charcoal grill rather than a propane grill which is what I’m used to grilling on.  After some particularly delicious steaks grilled on the charcoal grill Justin and I are contemplating getting one.

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This adorable cat was sitting at our back door meowing one morning.  I’m not sure if he belonged to the neighbors or was a stray but he was extremely friendly

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Rehearsal Dinner – Stockbridge, MA
Cookies, Weddings

This past Friday I delivered an order for Berkshire’s Landmark Cookies to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.  They were being used as favors for a rehearsal dinner.  They needed about 100 favors and we decided to do 6 different designs with the choice of which 6 being up to me.  I tried to chose logos which included images and colors to make the cookies more interesting to look at.  The final 6 designs were Tanglewood, Mass MoCA, The Red Lion Inn, Jacob’s Pillow, Hancock Shaker Village, and of course The Norman Rockwell Museum since the event was held there.

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The client asked that I placed the cookies at each place setting when I delivered them so I was able to get a few pictures of the room at the museum set up for the dinner.  The event was originally supposed to be held outdoors on the covered terrace at the museum but had to be moved inside due to heavy rains.

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I was lucky enough to see the amazing cake for the wedding which was being held in a tent at Cranwell on Saturday.  Stay tuned for some pictures in the next few weeks…

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Melissa & Tim – Newport, RI
Cakes, Cookies, Weddings

This past weekend I made place card cookies for a wedding held in Newport, RI at the Island House which is part of Belle Mer.  Melissa and Tim’s colors were a delphinium blue, white, silver, and hints of dark brown.  They wanted to keep things intimate and decided to go with just first names and table numbers on the cookies.   Here’s a few pictures of the cookies as I was working on them.  The cookies were packaged in cello bags and finished with white satin ribbon.

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When I was at Belle Mer on Saturday delivering the cookies I thought it would be fun to take a few pictures of the site as everything was being set up for the wedding.  The view for the ceremony and reception of Naragansett Bay are amazing as the site is directly on the water.

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The wedding cake was from Something Sweet by Michelle and featured a vine of hand made gumpaste cymbidium orchids, delphinium blue fondant, and white coral.  I absolutely love Michelle’s gumpaste flowers because they are so realistic and delicate looking.  For the cake topper Melissa used a family heirloom which had been passed down from her grandmother.

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I believe the flowers were done by a friend of the family and they really complemented the modern but beachy feel of the space.  She used orchids, branches, moss, and some ferns for centerpieces and arrangements for the bar, place card table, and guestbook/gift table.

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