Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cambria Wine Festival

We are having a wine festival in Cambria this weekend starting tomorrow, January 28th. Wine tastings at the Vet's hall, lots of artists 'demoing' their craft and I've made some pottery glasses and cordials too. Mostly woodland animals holding up a cup for you to sip framboise, amaretto or grand mariner.

You can take a break and have a picnic at the beach. The weather is in the seventies. Bring your shades and coppertone.

Now just for instance. At the grocery last night I faced the wine isle. Hundreds of local wines. The wine distributor was stocking the shelves and I told him what I wanted. Zinfandel. Old Vine. Good with Italian food. So he handed me this. Dears it was only ten dollars. And it is a concerto of fruity xanadu. There are wine shops here too, and a couple of great places for lunch, but what I'd do is get a to go at Sotos Market on Main Street. The Number six sandwich and plenty of napkins.

cordials are just for a sip or two. Wines large enough for a few nice healty gulps

Watch out for the snow egrets on the rocks at moonstone beach

Check out Chambers gallery on Main Street.

Patricia Griffin Studios in the Old School house on Main next to the library

The brand new Terry DeLapp Gallery in the Creamery building on Main. Terry paints tonalist paintings of the farms in the surrounding valleys and coastal seascapes. He's a town treasure and a brilliant painter.

Hope to see you .
Don't forget a corkscrew



Librarian said...

While I don't care much about wine, I do like liqueurs - especially my mum's home-made ones. She makes them from all the berries in my parents' garden, raspberry, bramble, various colours of currant... they taste like liquified summer!
And I can just imagine they'd be wonderful in your cordials.

gallerydarrow said...

Oh my goodness Julie, the woodland animas heaving those great buckets over their heads on strong arms and steady hands are too much!!!

Have a great time!!


The Flower Garden said...

Oh beautiful things. Wish I could come it sounds like fun but it will be over before I get there.
Jo x

sharon said...

I would so love to be by that beach strolling those streets and galleries, and seeing your wares in person, because they are so gorgeous!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Oh, your imagination Julie! Woodland animals holding cups on their heads, what a clever idea - they're so appealing.

The beach looks inviting, the temperature sounds just right and what a thrill to see those beautiful Snow Egrets - thank you. Enjoy the festival. x

Lori ann said...

Ah!! Adorable! I love the little foresty wine helpers, and the food and drink suggestions sound perfect. Now I'm trying to think how I can make it up there tomorrow!

Bloody Frida said...

I love them!! gorgeous!

Roseanna said...

Just lovely, as always...wish I could be there. Enjoy!

susan jenkins said...

Love your blog entry for the wine festival! We will have fun, you're wines and cordials are beautiful, can't wait to see!!
xx sis

lilylovekin said...

I'll have to enjoy the fest through your eyes and comments. How lovely the cups, each sip would taste better coming from such a sweet container.

cabin fever said...

Hi Julie-
Your woodland animals are just wonderful. The festival in Cambria sounds wonderful, too. I don't think I could get there, tho- The weather in New England is causing all kinds of travel nightmares.

After last night's storm, I probably have 4 feet of snow in my yard, and the snow drift by my patio has now covered the lilac. When I can see the birdbath again I'll know Spring is coming!!!

Have a wonderful time, my dear. Enjoy it all!

XO Liz

Kathryn said...

Julie, I wish that I could be there. Beautiful!

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Julie, what fabulous cups you have created.
I hope their arms don't get tired.
Perhaps when we aren't looking they put their cups down and give their arms a rest.....

Sounds like you have a wonderful festival on the way. I hope the weather is just perfect for it. Although not a wine drinker, it sounds like there is lots to do and see.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Clare :}

farmlady said...

I'm sure the Four Vines zin tastes even more wonderful in you charming cups.
Have a fun weekend. I wish I could be there.

Julie said...

I don't drink wine but I sure love the glasses!

Aunt Jenny said...

Oh make me so homesick with your posts. And that little hedgehog holding up the cup has just stolen my heart. Loved this post!! Have fun!

colleenbaptista said...

What a wonderful time it would be to be there.enjoy the weekend . athose cordials are beyond wonderful!!

nina said...

oh, you, you, YOU! i remain forever amazed and enamored. what wonderful goblets, and what a wonderful weekend activity. have such a grand time.....xxxx

Pauline said...

Those are the best cups I have ever seen! Oh delicious filled with wine!

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My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

why am i so on earth did i miss this...those glasses are so charming....what a GREAT idea...just the shots of the ocean...beautiful....and LOVE the Four Vines Zin. i have had that delicious good...

donkey looking for a corkscrew

April said...

I'm just not sure anymore if wandering away from my home is such a good idea. I have definitely strayed off the path and gotten into trouble. I see things I want and yearn for... beaches I can no longer speeds up my heart and excites me and makes me sad all at the same time.But at least I can drink wine and amaretto and Grand Marnier and Baileys and I am hoping...HOPING maybe from an enchanted animal glass or cordial????

hensteeth said...

Just when I think your work cannot be anymore beautiful and desirable!!!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

hey peeps,

Thanks for all your encouragement
and friendship!!

Kathryn Glover said...

Wish I could be there. I love all of your goblets and would love to be holding one right now with Bailey's. Hey, I know Terry DeLapp. We talked about a "house exchange" at my work then...The New Canaan Gallery in CT. He's a great painter!

Wish on a Whisker said...

Julie~ Such a nice treat for the people attending the wine festival. Your creations are so special. I thought of you the other day when I put catnip in the kitty jar you made. Sending happy winter wishes... ~Mandy

Barbara said...

Looks a fun day and a picnic on the beach in the 70's in January!! Say no more!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow wish I could of been with you for this. lol
Just love love your pieces.
I updated my Temptations site last night ...trying to make it better for you and others.
Let me know what you think and what it needs.

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

What a lovely collection of glass!
I guess it´s a great strength training for our small friends...:)

Lesley said...

Blimey! That sounds idyllic! And your pottery is so gorgeous, so many different characters. I would love all of them! Don't get me started on the wine! Just wish I could have come too! Hope you had a lovely time. x

Anonymous said...

Oh, Julie, how I wish I could come! It sounds wonderful & I LOVE your pottery glasses and cordials! Have fun!!!

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