Great American Baseball Tour — Day 14

Saturday, April 28, 2018

clipart alligator relaxingToday was another day of rest after last night’s game. It does not seem like we have been traveling for two weeks already. I literally did not leave the hotel room because I was too tired. Jim ran out to the grocery store and picked up some soda and something for the microwave. We are having Marie Callender’s pot pies for dinner!

I worked on the blog for yesterday, which was published earlier this afternoon Then I checked out some emails for making silkscreens and other craft ideas we might consider doing in the studio. And also continued working on cleaning up the mold catalog. Eventually, I will update the online catalog but I want to make sure everything is correct first.

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary in February with a Renewal of Vows ceremony in the church and a reception followed in Fellowship Hall. When Jim got back from the store, we looked through the 170 “wedding” pictures that Lesa’s husband Carl took for us.  As a photographer, he took many shots of the same setting so we will go through later and pick which ones to keep. Jim can then edit, adjust, and enhance the pictures if needed (such as adjusting the brightness) and we will make an album. Here are just a few  of them:

Today’s Special

Since we are talking wedding today, our special will be in that vein.

These are the ceramic items that we made for the wedding.

Some of the vases are not available (large vases from Las Vegas & larger gold vase).
Forgot to get pictures of the finished cake server that matches the bell plate;
Forgot to get picture of the cake topper but here is one that Joanne painted;
Second bride & groom is a bell for the reception that didn’t get finished;
Last is a wedding card that had a disaster in the kiln.

This is the table centerpiece.

Scioto 3038 Rose Hurricane Base Candle HolderWe set up 10 guest tables with red cloth table covers, gold ribbon runners, centerpieces, flower vases with a red & a white rose (like 50 years ago), and candy dishes. We had to use battery candles as the church did not allow open flames

And these are the party favors
singing cherub ornaments (10)Although not everyone was able to come, we made 98 of these.

To purchase:

If you see something here that you are interested in, either bisque or finished, just send a PM to our Facebook page and we can discuss mold company, size, and price. If you need it for an upcoming wedding, please remember that we cannot pour until June. Make sure to give us the wedding date so we get it to you in time.

Carol’s Carousel Creations
Jim & Carol Warneke

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About carolscarouselcreations

I am a retired math teacher. My jusband and I have been pouring, cleaning, firing, and painting ceramics since 1970 and have been teaching since 1972. We are both Duncan certified and members of IADCCT (International Association of Duncan Certified Caramic Teachers) and MVCT (Mahoning Valley Ceramic Teachers), a local chapter in North East Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We have a home studio where we teach Technique Workshops and have Open Class time. We also have a party van which we take to local nursing homes. A new addition in 2020 is our online Facebook Live classes/demonstrations. We have two Etsy stores AfAfKidsNFriends for our African-American pieces and CarolsCarouselShoppe for our carousels. Find us on Facebook at CarolsCarouselCreations or send us an email to
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