For my friends who love furniture and upcycling, here is the ultimate: "Found Chairs and Trees" by artist Tom Shields (American born 1970 and lives in Penland). Weekend weather was amenable to hiking and what a nice discovery on the trails at the North Carolina Museum of Art. This exhibition takes the chair back to its roots by grafting chairs to trees. Over time, the chair will decay, completing a natural cycle.
Can you tell that I am just a wee bit excited? These custom cookies for a bridal tea were shipped in from Scottsdale, Ariozona. They were custom created by Lauren Dorsee Dillon of Rancho Laureno Rustic Arts, who is a friend from my childhood days in Tarboro, NC. Each cookie was individually wrapped in cellophane and colorful tissue paper and arrived on time. Tea time that is! There were cookies shaped like teacups, teapots, bridesmaid dresses, rabbits, hearts, clocks, and little books. One little book cookie had this riddle: "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" These cookies were too pretty to eat, but we did anyway.
Will we shrink or grow?