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Bon Weekend – Favorite places

My grandmother used to always tell me that you can judge a city by how they honor their dead. Despite our city’s imperfections I think we do pretty well in this department. We were downtown yesterday for the Charleston Farmers Market jurying (I missed the in-season vendor day as I was prescheduled for another event). We spent some of the downtime yesterday at one of my favorite places in the world… Magnolia Cemetery. It was a perfect blend of sunny and overcast and we got some great shots, but I’ve only had time to edit a few.

Rosalie Raymond. She’s been one of my favorites since I first started visiting the cemetery.


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Have a safe and fabulous weekend. I’ll have some new goodies to post next week and hopefully some more images from Magnolia!

Bon Weekend – Getting festive

We had a lovely gathering at one of our relatives’ house and today we’re cooking our own dinner! I don’t have any photos of the table my mother put together, so I’ll continue to share her setup from a couple years back, which was really beautiful!

If you’re participating in Black Friday please, please support independent/local artists & boutiques/online shops. 🙂

ETA – Ha, I had no idea about Small Business Saturday!

Bon Weekend – Veterans Day

Thanks to everyone who has served and are serving for this country. I may not always agree with the policies that take us into combat, but your service is to be honored.

This is one of my favorite photos of my father.

Bon Weekend – Reunion

Sometimes I forget that some of the smallest things around me carry a great load of importance, especially when I consider that so many of them were given to me by dear friends. I unpacked a large box that hasn’t been opened since the move and got a bit weepy. It felt like a renunion of sorts. I liked that. A lot.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Bon Weekend – Deep Sea Floor

Come hell or high water, the studio will be cleared today for operation ‘Make It Happen’ to… happen.

Speaking of blue seas, here’s a dreamy image from my ‘Calgon’ Pinterest board!

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see y’all next week!

Bon Weekend – Vintage goodies

We picked up this wonderful pitcher and ice bucket at an estate sale for our bar cart in the breakfast nook {pictures coming soon}. They had a great selection of matching starburst glasses and other accessories, but we kept our purchases to just these. I think they’ll add a lovely touch to the space.

I have some projects to share next week and some exciting new ideas to try out. I am very, very thankful of Labor Day sales at Michaels happening right now! Psst… they honor A.C. Moore coupons, by the way!

Until then, I hope everyone has a safe and fabulous holiday weekend!

Bon Weekend – Flurries of activity.

We’ve finished several projects over the last couple of weeks and I think we’re good to say that the entry/stairs are finished for the moment. I’m happy with how everything looks right now and I’m sure we’ll add a few things down the road. We also need to add the rocks to the boot tray (which was purchased from Crate & Barrel).

I do have some touch-up work on the kick plates as taping appears to have been a giant fail on several steps.



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Bon Weekend – bounty from the rescue rack

We’re not sure what some of these will look like when they bloom again, but we’re patient. As soon as the plants have finished flowering, we’ll repot them. Most of the time they’re sold {at non-nurseries} planted in nothing but sphagnum moss keeping the roots continually moist, which is not a good thing. We’re also looking into installing a couple of glass shelves in the the window insert to give ample light and space for everyone, and then we’ll get the humidity trays set up for them.

Oh, and don’t mind that weirdness on the wall below the window. Something Pictureshow added in one of the filters. I almost panicked like it was a ghost patch or something. 😉

Bon Weekend – Full Frontal

My gardening obsession has reached a fevered pitch recently and we’re going to address the main front bed shortly. The above photos were taken the day we looked at the house. I love variegated Pitosporum (the small bushes in the front), but they have a nasty fungus on them. Actually, most of the plants in the front are infected with something. Apparently we’re not the only yard suffering. The other bushes, mom knows their name, also have to go. I’m just not a fan. In their place we’re planting a loquat tree, white oleander and some lower growing plants. One of our sago palms is already in the bed and we have another sago inside that will now make it’s home outside. I’m in hopes of eventually having a curved palm or two in the front. They cost more, but I love their lazy slope.

I ordered some Hakone grass (aka Japanese Forest Grass) from Hyams this week. Oh Hyams, it has been my secret desire to work there for most of my adult life. Maybe one day!

{ Grass photo credit: BHG }

Bon Weekend – I’m flying right now!

I’m kind of feeling like Super Girl right now as I just got the email informing me that I have been selected as an artisan vendor for the Charleston Farmers Market! I am part of the Rotating Market which means that I’ll be there bi-monthly. There may be an opportunity to become full time, but as of now, I am focusing on the fantastic opportunity that has been offered to me! The Market starts on Saturday, April 9. I don’t know if I’ll be there on odd or even weekends but I will update once I get the news.


I see so many wonderful things during the week that I want to share as a full feature, but I just don’t have the time to write about them. I’m going to try something that a lot of folks do, which is a Friday Favorites list of my favorite post of that week.
National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched house, creating a real-life version of Pixar’s animated hit film Up.

Mobile Urban Landscapes.

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

{ Photo credit: Free Pretty Things for You . Found via Pinterest. }

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