Happy Halloween!

So I'm a lil' late with the Halloween post but maybe you can file these ideas away for next year! Carving pumpkins use to be a big deal in my family when I was growing up. My brother was really good at it. And this was way before they had all these fancy tools! I miss doing it and will definitely make it a big activity when I have a family. What do you do with the innards? 


use a drill to make a polka dotted carved pumpkin...DONE and DONE!

Chevron pumpkin

Initial carved pumpkins

Lace carved pumpkins

carved pumpkins

Carved House Numbers in Pumpkins

This one makes me proud!

And this one always makes me laugh so I had to throw it in here...
vomiting pumpkin
So wrong.

Hope y'all enjoy trick or treating with your little ones! 



Does anyone out there know the source for this wall-to-wall carpet that Sara Richardson used in this nursery? 

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I will owe you big time! Thanks!!!


This Week I....Part II of II

I went to the Country Living Fair at St. Mountain Park. I had never been and I wasn't sure what to expect. I was worried it might be "country with a K" as I like to say (i.e. kountry cutsie stuff). Yes, there was some of that but for the most part it was great! And the people watching was fun. We saw a Country version of Snookie! I wanted to take a photo but thought that would be mean. 

Beautiful fall day...

This was a killer booth with lots of industrial stuff. Those yellow pendant lights came home with me! [big smile]

This booth was cool too...guess these are old British train (do they call them trains? no....tube?) signs. 

I'm gonna need a bigger truck. 
[Get it? It's a Jaws reference.]

Sorry my photos stink. I think I was clouded by my bargain hunting high. Speaking of...more stuff I found....

My friend said this looked like something out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. ha! She's kinda right.

I almost bought this rabbit fur (For the record I am very anti-fur but I feel like buying a vintage fur is ok. I realize hat might be hypocritical.) but my man friend said I looked like his grandma. Ouch. I was going for sexy, not grandma. Then I started thinking I might look like Chevy Chase from Christmas Vacation when he got locked in the attic and had to put on his mom's old fur for warmth. So the coat remains where it is in this photo. 

It is hard to see but this is the shell of a canoe and it is aqua (my fav color). 

I thought about getting it and pulling a Jeffery Allen Marks...

I don't know what it is with me and chicken feeding apparatuses lately! 

This was an outside bar. 

And I was able to spend LOADS of time with my nephews this trip which was awesome! Took G shopping for his bday. Played dress up (maybe you call it costuming with boys?) with T. Learned every facet of baseball from F. They even played bowling on the wii with me because they know that is the only game I can really play...I just don't get Pokemon. I even got to see all three of their baseball games on Saturday...and they all won! Probably because they were trying to impress their super cool aunt. lol

I got back to Charleston just in time to make the last day of the Southern Ground Music Festival. My friend hooked us up with VIP passes. It was a great show! I heart me some Zack Brown. 

To continue my VIP status (because that's how I roll), I also had the hook up at the Pro Am Jam show on Daniel Island...Mark Bryan got his mates Darius, Pat Green, Patrick Davis, Edwin McCain and some guy name Mike Mills out there to jam. Some vintage REM. It was pretty awesome! 

I'm re-exhausted just telling you about it! I was suppose to go to Highpoint on Tuesday but when my alarm went off at 5 am, I turned it off, hid it under a pile of towels in my bathroom and went back to sleep. 

I'm gonna rest up and get caught up this weekend. Hope y'all have a great one! 

Go Dawgs!!!


This Week I...Part I of II

Have been REAL busy! Gotta break this post up into two days for you folks so not to overwhelm you with visual eye candy. 

I stopped in Columbia on my way to Atlanta to do some shopping. Found some goodies...these are the things I didn't buy.

I want to turn these old tractor seats into barstools.

Great Mid-Century chandelier (but I would use round bulbs)

Still coveting these yellow urns.

This booth was great, kinda hard to see but check out the apothecary style floor lamp in the foreground.

Chicken Feeder (seems random but you just wait! I did buy these.)

I don't know what this blue wood thing is but I forgot to go back and get it. I was gonna make it a centerpiece and put candles in it, etc. Darnit. 

Ok, this is a bathtub and really gross. I feel sorry for those that had to use it because I imagine they never felt clean. However, I think it would make a great commercial sink or add legs and you have a killer beer tub for a party! [Just don't think about the prior bathing.]

Then I stopped in Augusta to see one of my best friends. We ate dinner at the French Market as they celebrated Oktoberfest which was kinda random at a French place (at least it seemed random?). My dinner date got the Crab Chop a la Charles and it was good, real good, I had food envy. 

Next up was The ATL. While at ADAC, I met this guy...
Martin Lawrence Bullard. Not to be confused with this Mar-tin lawrence. 

Don't you know he hates that! Anyway, he has a new book out so he was signing that and he has a new fabric line for Schumacher. It is quite fab! I will tell you more about it next week.

Then I went by a few of my favorite shops...South of Market (amazing), Pieces (it was closed and it shouldn't have been...I teared up/borderline sobbed as I peaked/eerily stared through the window for over 30 mins), Paris on Ponce (killer mix of stuff), Scarlet Loves Rhettro (lots of Mid-Century pieces, the owner just might be my sister soul mate) and Highland Row Antiques (I got here about 10 mins till closing so it was like Supermarket Sweeps...I couldn't stand it! But I did find a few things just in the nick of time!).  I wish I had more time to shop in The ATL and see all my friends but it is always a world-wind!

You local folks will be seeing the goodies I bought at my booth at Southern Accents very soon!
Ok, more to share tomorrow! 


Road Trip

Road Trip

I'm going on a lil' roadtrip. Here is a snip-it of the things I'll see...

I will be sure to tell you all about it when I get back! If you are going to be at any of these things send me a message...I'd love to meet up!