Monday morning Pinspiration from the BCAE

Posted by Becky Brackett on Mon, Jul 16, 2012

Pulled straight from our pinterest boards these pins are a compilation of our favorite summer trends. Grab a cup of tea or coffee, kick back and get inspired. These photos have us ready to get in the kick things up a notch in the kitchen and to get a little crafty (and maybe sip on some wine while we do!)


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These miniature landscapes are surprisingly simple to make and just as easy to care for. Terrariums are a great and inexpensive way to bring the outdoors in and liven up any space. In the past year they've made a huge comeback and we've seen mention of them in Martha Stewart Living and the New York Times. The photo on the right was taken in our DIY Terrariums class taught by Philip Saul, proprietor of Sault New England, and Harvard trained Landscape Architect Matt Gillen. This term they'll be at the BCAE to help you create a terrarium of your own to bring home.

{We love the light fixture in the middle, but we're amateurs and we'll probably stick with a more basic model. Baby steps.}

rosé wine

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Rosé Wine

Is it just us or does rosé seem to be popping up everywhere this summer? Either way, we’re smitten with this pale pink vino and it will most definitely be making an appearance at our dinner parties. We’re excited to get schooled on the basics (and do some sampling) in Stop & Smell the Rosé: Appreciating Rosé Wine. Clink!

{Extra points if you freeze roses in ice cubes for a beautiful display like on the left.}


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Preserves & Jams

It’s hard to believe that soon we’ll be heading into the month of August. Don’t you wish you could hit pause and bottle up the summer? Well you’re in luck because it’s easy to capture the flavors of summer with preserves and jams! With the right knowledge and just a few inexpensive tools you’ll be savoring summer all year long. Get the basics in Summer in a Jar: Preserves and Jams. In class you'll experiment with jellies, jams and confitures and earn some serious bragging rights when you get to tell your friends "I made this!"

We hope you’re as inspired as we are! If you’re feeling a little intimated hop on over to the BCAE and we’ll get started on the right foot. All of our classes are intended for beginners and we’ll have you cooking and crafting in no time.

TIP // Right now we're offering $15 off any 1-session summer class. Just enter the code "15SINGLE" at check-out. We hope to see you this summer!  

Topics: BCAE Pinterest, cooking classes, creative classes