P is for pop-up prep and potted plants

It has taken me almost 31 years, two art degrees, a baby daughter and a blog to realise that I’m well into girl stuff. Well, if you can define girl stuff as working hard and endeavouring to make people smile, I’m well into that kind of girl stuff.

As I said in this post, I am hosting my first ever supper club on 7th June at the fabulous Café des Artistes in Lewes. I’ve never attempted anything like this before – if you discount the years I spent working front of house for high class caterers and high (and low) class restaurants – so I’m having to put a lot of thought in. It’s a bit like planning a wedding, but better, because there might be many more to come, the event is a lot smaller, and I don’t have to worry about politics. Do I?

This week I am continuing with my recipe tests, more on that to come, and I have been ordering in a few bits to dress the plates and table. This morning my daughter and I potted up some little bedding plants in jam jars in the hope that they might grow and bloom and make pretty, understated table decorations. Let’s see. I’m not terribly good at gardening, or keeping plants alive, so I hope I can remember to keep these watered and well so they look nice for the main event. If you fancy doing something similar, here’s a visual guide to this morning’s crafty endeavours, and if you fancy joining me on 7th June, even better! Find out more about the first Gannet & Parrot supper club and buy tickets online here.

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About Chloe King

I'm a freelance writer, designer and webby type. I live with my husband and daughter in the south of England. I like to cook and can throw a good party.

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2 comments on “P is for pop-up prep and potted plants

  1. May 16, 2013 at 9:38 am

    great stuff Chloe. Loving reading about your pop-up preparation (there’s another couple of P’s!)

    • May 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

      Thanks Sarah, I’m concerned that I might run out, looking forward to receiving the fabric I ordered to make na-p-kins… Er…

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