I'm sure some of you are all wondering how I came up with the name for my blog and my Etsy Shop, right? Well, I am more than happy to tell you.
My hometown is a small agriculture community in north central Iowa by the name of Iowa Falls. It was a great place to grow up back in the 50s and 60s. One of my favorite memories, although a vague one, is of a restaurant once located on Highway 65 on the south side of Iowa Falls. I don’t remember ever being inside it but I do remember it. This restaurant was shaped in the form of a coffee pot. Yes, that’s right, a coffee pot. So unique but unfortunately, torn down many years ago. What a shame!
While taking a writing course, the idea dawned to write a mystery series. Two favorite authors are Dee Henderson and Terri Blackstock who both write series. I pondered a name for the series but it wasn’t until I came across an old photo, given to my dad, that the light bulb went off and “The Coffee Pot Mystery Series” was born. I have two novels started with titles and ideas for two others. The series is based on my hometown and, yes, you guessed it, the restaurant shaped like a coffee pot. Below is the picture given to Dad that will soon find its way onto a canvas to hang on my wall as continued inspiration.
While I am still writing and working on the novels, my love for paper crafting has taken center stage through my Stampin’ Up! business. I love creating new cards and projects and teaching others.
So, there you have the story behind Marsha’s Coffee Pot Café. Of course, my love of coffee played a role as well. There is nothing like the fragrance of a freshly brewed pot of coffee!