I am back, back from my favorite adventure...........hitching up my trailer and heading south.
Meeting up with old friends, returning to favorite haunts, seeking new ones. Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky........with a sense of freedom and excitement.
What will I find? The unknown is part of this grown-up treasure hunt!
Not a fan of chain restaurants except for this one.............my southern heritage; grits, a honkey-tonk jukebox blaring and a cast of characters. The sighting of the first Waffle House signals my arrival in the South. There is an intersection in Georgia with one on each side!
My dear friend Richard is an artist in concrete and my craving for anything "faux bois" is more than satisfied. In the center is a console in the shape of tree trunks with a removable top. The "wood" surround was gathered from my woods at home by Richard. He has also created a garden bench in the same mode by shortening the legs.
The details are impressive, crazy for this owl of his.
Some pieces are a study, in sepia tones or black and white, allowing your eye no distractions but the beauty of the lines.
Love this buffet.........circa 1850's, limed oak, Provence........with lovely details.
Leather settee, England, circa 1880's, perfectly aged, mint condition
magical evening............hosted by Steve McKenzie, President and CEO of the renowned Larson-Juhl in conjunction with Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar who were in town for a framing event at the Larson-Juhl campus.
An event I would not have missed but an important 85th birthday party brought me home early. I had the very good fortune to be included in the dinner at JCT Kitchen along with bloggers attending the event.
Peak of Chic.
Southern Hospitality and to the right is Jen of Fiddle Dee Dee
Haute Travels, a fun blog!
THANK YOU STEVE!
Case in point........wait, it gets worse
string; hemp, cotton, twill.........love the organic nature of these spools.
Chicken ramps! yes, (sterilized) chicken ramps turned shutters. But I took it one step further.
framing objects. His website features "recipes" of inspiration.
Details of a limed chest from France, circa mid 1800's.
Oooops! I will be in trouble again.......posting this photo......Sister could not make this trip, ........but everyone asked for her!
There is still room............hope to see y'all!
And yes............Sister will be there