Saturday, November 10, 2018

Memorial Park

In honor of Veterans Day here are some photo of the beautiful Memorial Park in Columbia, SC.
Here are those fallen from SC during the Vietnam War.
It is perfectly landscaped to invite everyone to remember or ponder.
The Holocaust memorial is very moving in that it includes benches with quotes of survivors and liberators.
A stunning bronze tribute to the soldiers.

A bronze tribute to our naval officers.
A unique WWI memorial.
Of course there is more. This is a place to visit if in the area.
I hope you enjoyed this tribute.

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Autumn Post

It is beginning to feel like autumn here. There is even some foliage among the palmettos!
The state farmers market is festive at this time.
So many vibrant displays.
Darling pumpkin planters.
Funny shaped gourds.
Great vibrant color along with vintage looking color.
Scary stuff too.
Funny stuff.
Simply lots of fall fun!

I hope you enjoyed this autumn post. Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Creepy Tree Post

The Congaree National Park is nearby and such a treat to meander!
It being Halloween time, I thought it appropriate to share the creepy trees.
They look alive in a scary way.
Or quite serpent like.
A horrifying knot.
So many forest creatures. This place is covered with this eerie nubs called cypress knees.
Some of the creatures are even hairy.
Some have big feet.
A freaky incredibly tall dead one.

I hope you enjoyed these swampy monsters.

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Antique Furniture Heaven

There is one single store that is heaven for the antique furniture lover. We have been seeking an antique dining set which has us antiquing often these days.
The lighting is poor here so my little camera was struggling and only took a few decent photos.
The mirrors are awesome.
One of my favorites is this amazing bed. It doesn't look like much in the photo but in person it looked like something that should be in castle. It is not all put together but all the posts are there.
Many unique chairs are here to fill in a home's nook and crannies.
This hutch fascinated us because the glass panels are convex.
I am not a girly girl but antique vanities do attract me.
I don't know what this is below but it had me drooling!!! Maybe it is just a huge jewelry cabinet for a woman to put on her finishing touches and check herself in the mirror.
This neat thing has boobs.
Anyway this store left us speechless. If you live in the Columbia, SC area this is Parks Furniture Antiques. It is like visiting a museum.

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

Saturday, October 13, 2018

A Visit to The State Farmers Market

Luckily we live near the State Farmers Market (1 of 3 in the state). 
This is the West Columbia site.
When we stopped by for the first time there was a flower show.
With some amazing wire garden art.
A variegated Japanese maple which I am in love with.
This cool plant with gorgeous varying greens.
Of course great yard furniture.
Handmade sweetgrass baskets, a crafting tradition in the lowlands of the state.
A long row of herbs. I had no idea there were so many variations of basil out there!
We are excited that they are open year round so we will be visiting regularly.

Many of the produce providers for the area have warehouses on site so we can get fresher goodies for a lot less than the grocery stores.

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val