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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.

WOOHOO!

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. }

Bon Weekend – Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog

During an Etsy search the other day I ran across this adorable hare. No really, it’s really charming, but my mind immediately drifted into Holy Grail territory. If only it had a little more red on it, it would make for a lovely version of the ‘Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog’. Someone please give it a good home!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and please don’t forget to participate in my first giveaway!

Bon Weekend


Photo edited with Picture Show. Thanks to Lara at Piewacket for that wonderful tip!

Mom decided to give herself this LG TROMM set about four years ago and they’ve been great, but we’ve noticed that the dryer hasn’t been working very well recently. Michael pulled the vent hose off a little over a month ago and cleaned out the caked on lint and such and we thought that may have helped, but no. So today we pulled out the dryer and set about searching for the cause. First we tried to take off the back cover. The many screws come out but the edges are riveted to the sides. We pulled off the top to see if the front would prove as inpenetrable. We couldn’t see anything inside the compartment past the giant drum, but we were able to unharness the wire bundles and lift the top electrical section out and up a smidge to get to the screws to the front panel, and then the door screws. Voilà! The front panel finally came off and Michael could see the coils and other workings within the machine. He originally thought that something may have come loose and wet lint was escaping into the compartment and choking the coils, but they were gleaming. It wasn’t until he was about to give up when he noticed the small air vents in the back and it dawned on him that we had too much vent hose length in the back. It will recess into the machine and it has been sitting against the vent and not allowing any air flow to the coils, essentially choking the system. We put it back together {not without me forgetting to hand him a piece making us start all over}, vacuumed everything we could and now we’re set to see how it works. We’ve run it empty to see what the temp is and it’s at the recommended 175° so we should be in good shape!

I’ve been a bit absent these last few days as we’ve been very lucky that mom has been experiencing a few relatively pain free days. The three of us piled into the car on Wednesday and headed up to Brookgreen Gardens, just north of Litchfield Beach, about an hour and forty-five minutes up Hwy 17. We didn’t get through all of the gardens, but tickets are good for six days after your first visit! That’s pretty friggin’ awesome if you ask me. What we did see was really beautiful and we had wonderful time being together. Michael and I took a lot of pictures. I’ve only edited a couple from then and Monday at Middleton. We stopped in Georgetown for a late lunch along the waterfront. It was around 3:00 and most restaurants were closing to prep for dinner, but we found an incredible Italian restaurant called Portofinos on the Warf. We a calamari appetizer that was the best I’ve ever eaten and it went down nicely with Moretti from the tap.

Here are three pictures from Brookgreen Gardens so far…

Pegusus.
Granite, 1946-1954
15 ft. 3 in. x 15 ft. 9 in. x 7 ft. 8 in.
Signed: LAURA GARDIN FRASER 1946-1951 SCULPTOR / E. H. RATTI CARVER 1954
S.1946.006


One of the fountain spigots at the Fountain of the Muses by Carl Milles.

Diana. Bronze, designed in 1893, cast in 1979
Unsigned
Cast by Bedi-Makky Art Foundry
Gift of Joseph Veach Noble in memory of Olive Ashley Mooney Noble
S.1990.003
There are multiple statues of Diana throughout the gardens
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Giveaway!
I had really hoped to have gotten this together for this week, but I’m almost ready so I’ve decided run it next week!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Bon Weekend – Lighting Ideas!

Michael and I were in Lowe’s yesterday and I veered into the lighting department. I have been thinking about the possibility of mounting a sconce on the wall above the Jane Avril poster to highlight this corner of the bedroom, especially at night or in the grey weather like we’re having now. I’m glad I went online to find photos of what we saw in person as two weren’t in stock in the store and I really like them. I not saying which ones though.

Anyway, I would love some feedback as to which would look best or if this is even a good idea.

Possible Lighting Ideas
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I really had to bump up the light in this photo as it was almost dark in the room this morning.

Bon Weekend!

Ooops, it’s Friday again. It’s been an incredibly hectic week and I have a few posts saved in draft mode but I want to share them so I think I’ll just post photos and quick links here…

Soap Henge via Recyclart.

Urban Knitting via fubiz.

Jennifer Maestre’s Prickly Pencil Creatures via Beautiful Decay.

Recycled Volkswagen Micro Bus Pool Table via The Alternative Consumer.

And lastly, How To Describe Your Furniture On Craigslist via Lunch Breath.

Have a great weekend!

Bon Weekend.

I cannot believe it’s Friday! Here’s to wishing we could gather with our friends that have been snowed/iced in all week in a more desirable locale.


{ Image grabbed from Dornob. }

We’re working on the pelmet box for the bedroom and I’ll post photos of those next week.

Bon weekend!

Bon Weekend – Happy New Years Eve!

Time to close the first decade of the new century. I mentioned in a post a couple weeks back that it has been both a heartwarming and heartbreaking year, but I believe we’re firmly planted in the right direction. I’m looking forward to the future!


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I’m just about to soak the black-eyed peas for Hoppin’ John tomorrow, and I hope you have a wonderful, fun and safe new years celebration!

Bon Weekend – Dreaming of a White Yule/Christmas


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Snow for the holidays in Charleston? It has happened before! If my memory serves me right the last time it occurred was just after Hurricane Hugo, and it snowed close to a foot. It was UNBELIEVABLE. Bohicket Road never looked so beautiful, nor did downtown.

We’re fast approaching the close of another year, depending on which calendar you use. :) These next two weeks will most likely be gone before I know it. I’ve recently applied for a position that I would really, really love to have. That’s all I’m going to say at this time as I’m very superstitious about overly promoting that kind of stuff. I may have even said too much by posting here but what the hell, perhaps I need to throw caution to the wind this time. I have completely abandoned making new products for my Etsy store even though many Etsy members have had faith in my work to feature me in Treasuries. To all of you, my most heartfelt thank you. I’m looking to January to reinvest myself in my work and brainstorming to come up with new ideas for products and how I present my work.

Michael’s birthday is on Monday. I’m very excited and we’re celebrating it tomorrow. We decided to have Monday be a celebration for him and my father. Everything is supposed to be SUPER SEKRIT, minus him knowing we’re doing something tomorrow. Hopefully noting else has slipped. I haven’t been able to resist a little tease here and there for the past few weeks.

Bon weekend everyone, I’ll see you on Monday!

Bon Weekend.


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I’ve been a big fan of Groupon since they arrived in Atlanta. Tyler signed up for it and has gotten some great deals. The service arrived in Charleston several months ago and I have yet to take advantage of offerings…until today. I miss many, many things about Atlanta, and going to the High on our family membership is high on that list. Yeah, I went there. I’ve been thinking of getting a family membership to the Gibbes but honestly have not been able to justify the expense until the offer today for half the regular price. Museum visits once again!

I also hope that in the next year we can take advantage of a class or two at the museum school. I took a pottery class in ’93 and loved it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Bon Weekend

It’s beginning to feel like the holidays around here! We finished taking down the Thanksgiving decorations earlier this week, and sadly, I didn’t get any decent photos of the beautiful job my mother did. It became incredibly busy and I didn’t have time to set up the tripod and what I did snap wasn’t so good. Anyways, we unpacked all of the ornaments yesterday and got a good start on the rest of the inside of the house. I can’t wait to see how everything develops over the next several days.

The chandelier is far from ready, but I’m happy with the direction. So far.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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