A Blogging Holiday and a Vacation Photo

I hope everyone is having a good week.  Things have been a bit hectic on my end so I’m taking a little blogging holiday today.  In place of the regular Tuesday craft or recipe, I am sharing a photo that I took on a trip to Charleston, SC this past summer.  I’ll be back later this week with a new project, until then . . .

Middlteon Place - Charleston, SCMiddleton Place – Charleston, SC

A Glass Mosaic from a Trip to Charleston

Earlier this summer, I blogged about Jaime and my trip to Charleston and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.  At the festival we picked up a beautiful glass mosaic.  While I was going through some summer photos I realized that I never shared any photos of the mosaic with you–perhaps because it lived on the floor under our living room coffee table while we debated the best way to hang it.  Two trips to the hardware store later and it is finally hung!

Glass Sunflower MosaicMosaic by Rachel K. Jones

The mosaic is framed in an old grandfather clock door and is by artist Rachel K. Jones. The mosaic catches the light in the morning and glows.  It makes me smile every time I walk by it as it reminds me of Jaime and my trip to Charleston and is the first piece of art that we bought together.

What is your favorite vacation souvenir?

Visiting Charleston, South Carolina

I hope that you all had a nice Memorial Day weekend.  Jaime and I spent a couple of days in Charleston, SC over the long weekend catching up with friends and exploring the city.

Charleston, SC - BatteryI am feeling refreshed and inspired after seeing the arts and crafts exhibits at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and having several delicious meals in Charleston.

The weekend inspired me to add a few items to the very long list of crafts and recipes I’d like to try.  At the top of my list of additions are printmaking, paper magnolias (take two — see my original diy paper magnolias here), and shrimp and grits.

Magnolia FlowerHave you been inspired by a vacation to try to make a new dish or craft? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Also, please check back later today for a post about one of our favorite southern desserts that we often pick up when we are in Charleston. Any guesses as to what it is?