Monday, March 4, 2013

Pontchatoula Berries

One day pretty soon, my husband will call and ask if I want him to bring home a flat of berries. He'll be driving through the Pontchatoula area (home of the Louisiana Strawberry Festival) and spot them for sale on the side of the road. When the prices are just right, and the berries the freshest and juiciest, he'll take some home. It's almost that season...and I can't wait. We'll make smoothies every afternoon, freeze some of the berries for later., and of course we'll have plenty for simply munching. Add a little evaporated milk and sweetener, and you have a delicious dessert! Usually the berries disappear so fast, that I miss taking a picture. Last year I snapped this:


A little Pinterest inspiration was used for the woven basket pieces (although today's berry baskets are green plastic) on which I placed a painted chipboard strawberry (Maya Road),


and a couple of flowers.

 

Patterned papers are from October Afternoon, Simple Stories (tickets and bingo card), and Jillibean Soup (Berry Jam label):


Other supplies include Liquid Pearls, Prima flowers, Jenni Bowlin milk cap, ribbon, thread, heart pin, ink, border punch (Martha Stewart), and letter stickers (Doodlebug, KI Memories).

Is your mouth watering yet?

18 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this layout is just beautiful!! great job

Michelle said...

This is so cute!!! I love the woven basket pieces you made. Envious that you can start getting berries!!!! There is still snow on the ground and for us, we can pick them until mid to end of June, depending how fast it gets warm. Our strawberry season is so short!! (Great photo too, Madeline!)

Michelle said...

Can't pick them til mid to end of June, I meant to say.

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Lovely page! And now I'm craving strawberries... :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

It won't be berry season here for quite some time, so I'm jealous that you're enjoying them already. LOL! I just love, love, love your page, especially how you recreated the look of the basket. :)

Danielle said...

Love seeing some fresh and bright colors and I love the design of your layout!

Jingle said...

This is so fabulous! The colors are just perfection! The whole thing makes me happy!

Blessed Ladybug said...

very well done.. i love it .. thanks for sharing..

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Pretty! Love the weaving.
And great shot with your camera :)

Danielle said...

My husband too! I love that time of year.

Very pretty page...love the basket weaving!

LauraB whosthischick said...

The woven part adds so much to this layout. Just wonderful...and I am so looking forward to spring (and strawberries)

Becky said...

What a fun layout! The berries in the photo almost look fake, they're so ripe!!

Fleursbydesign said...

Cute layout, those strawberries look delicious :)

~Melissa~ said...

So cute and bright!

Nathalie said...

Oooh, this is delicious Madeline!!!! I love the details and the weaving under the strawberry is SO smart!!!! The photo is wonderful too!

Jennifer Grace said...

Yes, my mouth is totally watering! I love your selection of bits and pieces, especially the weaving! x

Sunshine and Shadows said...

This is beautiful. I also nominated you for a blog award.

http://sunshineandshadowslifewithdid.blogspot.com/2013/03/2013-liebster-blog-award.html

Penny said...

I adore this layout! Love Penny