Vintage Garden

            V is for Vintage, as in Vintage Garden.       This week’s letter assignment is the letter V.          I thought I’d share some of my Vintage Garden treasures and ephemera, that I have collected and unearthed at antique malls, flea markets, and on eBay. . . this Armour’s…

…and a little flower

       “Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly. . .          one must have sunshine. . .             freedom. . .          and a little flower.”     ~Hans Christian Anderson     For more Weekly Words to Live By, stop by Notes…

Uwharrie Chair

U  is for Uwharrie This week’s letter assignment is the letter U. Uwharrie Chairs  (pronounced you-WAH-ree) are named after the Uwharrie Mountains of the central North Carolina Piedmont region. The Uwharries are some of the oldest in North America and were created from an ancient chain of volcanoes. The 1,000-foot hills of today were  believed to have been…

The Little Things…

       “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault                                       For more Weekly Words to Live By, stop by Notes from A Cottage…

Winery Dogs of Napa Valley

Winery Dogs of Napa Valley ***** by Elaine Riordan I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where “pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera”.  “In this second edition of Winery Dogs of Napa Valley, the dogs are as wild, lovable, and funny as ever. They frolic in alfalfa fields,…

Broken for You

Broken for You ****/***** by Stephanie Kallos I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where “pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera”. I stumbled on this book at Audible.com, searching for a book by narrator, instead of by title. As a result, I came away with a book I would…

Tommy Bahama

T is for Tommy Bahama This week’s letter assignment is the letter T. The Tommy Bahama® philosophy:  “Tommy Bahama can help you escape the troubles of the modern world in favor of a place that’s relaxed and worry free. . .where life is one long weekend.” “There is a warm westerly breeze rustling the palms, the lulling…

Swing Shadows

    “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau           For more Weekly Words to Live By, stop by Notes from A Cottage Industry   and visit Hey Harriet for other Shadow Shots~  

Swanson Vineyards

S is for Swanson Vineyards I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter S. A stop at Swanson Vineyards for a tasting appointment on some good friends’ recommendations, was the highlight of our recent trip to Napa. “The Swanson products and philosophy celebrate decadence with a wink — the sublime mixing of the high with…

Books!

  “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles W. Eliot     From the author of gods in Alabama, Between Georgia (my favorite) and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Joshilyn Jackson’s newest novel is available June 8th.   “Jackson…