August 31, 2009

Low Country Boil

Our Low Country Boil was a great success! In case you didn't read my post on Friday, the Griffin-Spalding Historical Society had it's annual fundraiser this past Saturday. We had a great group of people, and our board members all worked really hard to set up & clean up on Sunday.
I have tons of pictures to post today. As I mentioned Friday, we went with a coastal theme. Used tons of burlap! {Thanks for the call Cathy~Kay had much more burlap than I knew}. I was also excited to use my new chalk board {above} for the check-in table. The large wooden dough bowl is from Mark Knight. We used it for the rolls & cornbread that was donated by Louise's Cafeteria.

There was an event at the Bailey-Tebault house on Friday night, so we were able to use a few tall tables. This is during set up, working on table decor.
Christine found this green mason jar in the old apothecary building.

A few weeks ago, Christine & I bought these cute little plants.

Beginning of set up on Saturday.

Christine and Kay had the Junior Guild girls wrap all the flatware in napkins and raffia.

Our economical table arrangements. The wine carafes are from Wal-Mart, and we wrapped them with twine.

We placed sponsorship cards on each table. Dender Distributing supplied the beer, Louise's bread, United Bank did the fantastic boil, & 6th Street Pier restuarant supplied the wonderful corn fritters!

Luckily, the rain held off until much later in the evening.

We set up some tables on the Owen Terrace.

I was so excited to see my invitation design blown up for a banner! Dender Dist. printed these great banners for us!

Christine found the cute lanterns for the cooking pit area.

Christine & me~pre-party. Hot from setting up!

Our favorite party guest, Magnolia. She had a great time! Thanks to all who came out to have fun!
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August 28, 2009

all things burlap

Tomorrow is the annual Low Country Boil for the Griffin-Spalding Historical Society. My friend, Christine, has done a great job of planning. We are going with a coastal, marsh theme, as opposed to a typical low country boil. The color theme is going to be burlap, beiges, whites~neutral. Here are some cool pics I found while researching our decor online. I will post pics of the actual event on Monday!
These 2 images are from A Beach Cottage . This has nothing to do with our party, but love the burlap magazine bag.

We do have plenty of mason jars, so may work in this idea.

This pic came from A Junk Drawer Blog. Love this look!

Images from Mochatini

Table cloth from Ballard Designs


Apartment Therapy~great burlap bag

Have a great weekend!!

August 27, 2009

Whippet real good

Today, Lane has her check up with the internal medicine vet in Atlanta. She is doing much better. We've been fighting a little urinary tract infection for awhile. Since today's post needs to be short & sweet {b/c it's late & I'm in a hurry}, it's going to be about Whippets.

I have millions of pics of my sweet girls! Lane {white & tan} just turned 11, & Sophie {tan} just turned 10. We have been together for awhile!

Love this action pic of Lane in full sprint. That's her barn friend Calhoun.

Sophie winning friends & influencing dogs at the beach!

This was our big snow in Griffin, I think back in March.
Sophie loves it!

Lane does not. She gets too cold!

Easter weekend at the park. Sometimes I think I may be the Annie Liebowitz {sp} of dogs!

St. Simons.

At the park with our Italian Greyhound friend, Maggie aka Magnolia.

Weird couch potato....

Erin @ Elements of Style did a post on Whippets making it into the world of decor. Charles already thinks I buy too many things with Whippets or horses on them. These are some cute prints & pillows, he would hate them, but I love them!!
I recently saw these for the 2nd time somewhere, on a blog or magazine. {Help me out if it was your blog}. A couple of years ago I had saved these in my favorites file from Anthropologie when they were selling them. I always thought I could paint my own....
I also can't remember what fabric this is? Think I first saw it in an issue of Domino. Maybe Shumacher????? Anyway, Love it! {not really my colors though!}
Think Erin had these on her post, and I also saw them online when I was redecorating my living room at the beginning of the year.

Love the grey and the brown.

This one is from Karen Hilton Designs on Etsy. It is so cute!!! Reminds me of my girls!

Have a great Thursday, ready for the weekend!!
{ I promise to start keeping up with where I find pictures and products! I used to save pics way before this blog thing!}


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