Friday, June 25, 2010

"It's Six Months 'Til Christmas...!"

Well I Almost Let the Day Get By, But Had to Let Everyone Know....It's Six Months "Til Christmas! Growing Up Each Month My Dear Sweet Mother Would Always Count Down The Months and Annoy Me and My Sister, Amy To Death. It Was a Growing Joke Each Year and Now I Miss It!
I Was Actually Outside Today In this 90 Degree Heat Working on Ornaments and Snow Covering Snowmen. Ever Know When You Think of a Childhood Memory and Get Emotional, Today Was Mine! I Started Laughing So Hard I Cried...It's June 25th, Well All I Could Hear in the Back of my head was...It's Six Months 'Til Christmas, That Is My Thought and Memory for the Day!
I Hope Each and Every One Of You Can Enjoy Such A Thought Each and Every Year that Brings Us Back To Childhood and Loving Our Mothers...Have a Great Day and Thanks for Listening to My Sappy Memory That Makes Me Smile...Especially on June 25th!
Well Funny Thing, Last Night Before Dinner I Talked to Mom on the Phone...She Brought It Up, and We Laughed and Laughed and Laughed a Few More Times. It's Always Fun to Have Those Little Things To Remember the Best of Times!
"Countdown" Begins...

Friday, June 18, 2010

"How About a RC Cola and Moon Pie...."

This Time of the Year...Summer Has Arrived, Kids Are Out of School, Pools Are Open, Picnics Are Planned and I Am Ready For A Festival to Start Off the Season. When the Temperature Rises and Historic Bell Buckle is All a Buzz, You Know Its Time to Celebrate the South's Two Most Beloved Icons...RC Colas and Moon Pies!
The "16th Annual RC Moon Pie Festival"
Will Be This Saturday, June 19th 2010
from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.
The Day Will Begin with 1000 Runners Taking Part in the 15th Annual RC and Moon Pie 10 Mile Run. The Festivities Continues with 50 Art and Craft Booths, Live Music and Cloggers. Food Vendors Will Offer Such Fares as Turkey Legs, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, and "Deep Fried Moon Pies. The Fun Filled Day Will Continue with the RC Moon Pie Parade which Will Wind Through the Historic Town with "Mr.RC and Miss Moon Pie" Leading the Way. Following Closely Behind Will Be the "RC King and Moon Pie Queen, RC Prince, and Moon Pie Princess." This Year's Recipient of Honor is a Middle Tennessee Family Who Lost Everything in the May 1st Flood! The RC and Moon Pie Festival Will Be Requesting a $1.00 Admission/Donation Per Person. "Every Single Dollar Collected Will Be Given to This Family to Help Rebuild Their Lives!" They Will Be Given The "Royal Treatment" for The Weekend with Free Lodging and Dining During Their Stay...
For the King and Queen's Arrival, Bell Buckle Will be "Beefing Up" Our Security. The Black Stretch Limousine with Tinted Windows will be Surrounded by the Bell Buckle Secret Service Foot Patrol. An Army of Six Children will be Dressed in RC Cola Can Costumes, Moon Pie Hats, Sunglasses and Ear Pieces. The "Royal Family" will be Escorted Safely to Captain Rodney's Main Stage for the Official Coronation.
Taking Center Stageas Always, is the Wildly Popular RC Cola and Moon Pie Games! The Games Include the Moon Pie Toss, Watermellon Seed Spitting, and a Hog Calling Contest. The Perfect Ending to the Day Will Be when the Royal Family Cuts and Serves the "Worlds Largest Moon Pie" to Their New Court. In Bell Buckle We Say, "Let Them Eat Cake" with a Big, Gooey Smile!
I Hope Everyone Who Can Attend Makes Their Pilgrimage to Exciting Bell Buckle Tennessee. I Had to Go Up There This Week to Take Pictures and Get the Story to Share to Y'All...All I Can Say Is; That This Town Is Intoxicating With Its Energy and Excitement! With Moon Pies Stacked to The Ceiling at "Phillips General Store" And RC Colas for Days, This Weekend Thousands Will Be There. Now I Can Honestly Say I Know Why Bell Buckle Was Nominated To Be One of The "Best Towns in America Contest!" I Will Be There With A Big Smile to Enjoy The Annual Activities.
Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"Summer Kick Off...@ Roses and Rustics"

Well This Week Has Been A Real Short One, With the Holiday Weekend Past. I Am Starting Off the Summer Fun With An Open House @ "Roses and Rustics" Vintage Goods and More! A Fantastic Shop of Jane Zavala, Photographer, Antiques Dealer, Creator of Wonderful Objects and Art! I Was Honored When She Asked Me If I Wanted to Put My Folk Art Creations In Her Shop...I Just Love Her Whole Look. Minimalist Yet Artsy and Very Current and Now.
I Went In an Added a Little (Hahahaaa) Red, White and Blue to Start Off this Summer With a Bang! Made Many Things, Uncle Sams, Rabbits, and a Couple of Stawberry People, Too. Had Fun Creating Sachets Lately...Loving the Lavender I Must Say. I Came Up With Some Great "Vintage Photograph Sachets" Premeiring at This Open House, I Woke Up One Night and Said, "I Know Just What I Want To Do, It is So Jane's Shop...So I Got Up And Ran To The Workroom To Start My Process. I Think It Turned Out Great, Even Down To The Handmade Tags That Look Like an Old Photo Would Be!
I Even Made an "Uncle Sam" That Will Be A Door Prize Drawing For A Lucky Person! Lots Of Good Antiques, Candles, Jewlery, Furniture...and Much Much More to Offer At This Event.
I Will Be Guest Appearing, Signing Items and Showing Off Some Of the New Creations for This Summer!
Thursday June 3rd From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hope To See You There. I Will Be Adding More Photos Tommorrow Night After the Big Day Event, Too.
The Sale Runs Thursday June 3rd, 4th, and 5th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each Day!
If You See Anything You Want On Here, In The Pictures...Just Let Me Know I Can See If They Are Still Available and Send or Hand Deliver To You!
At The Gaslamp Antiques and Decorating Mall They Now Have an On Line E-Magazine...I Was Lucky To Be Interviewed For It This Weeks "Dealer Q and A"...Check It Out-Enjoy!
This Weekend Is The Annual Charity Event I Do With the "American Cancer Society" Called "Shooter's Ball" Held Here In Nashville TN. Wait Until You See What All I Am Doing, It Is Going To Be GREAT!!!
I Will Do A Whole Post On it After This Saturday's Event. Lots of Famous People Will Be Attending, Other Than Just Me and My Friends Too...LOL
Have a Great Day!