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Friday, April 3rd, 2009

It’s Road Trip Weekend! Chris and I are hitting the open road tomorrow morning. We’ll be staying in Tupelo tomorrow night, Atlanta Saturday and Birmingham on Sunday. It’s the Carter Family Deep South Tour ‘09! If you need us, we’ll be on Highway 78, rockin’to the Carolina Chocolate Drops while drinking Peach Nehi till our teeth rot out. Here’s hoping we’ll have time to stop off at The World’s Largest Office Chair!

The ultimate goal of our road trip will be to arrive, safe and sound, at The Not Wedding in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday night. There I will be hocking my buttony wares & doing my best to convince the gathered brides that bartering cash for buttons is the way to go in these tough economic times. I don’t know if you’ve read The Economist lately but “Purchasing 1 Inch Buttons” is right between “Grow your own Victory Garden” and “Put All Your Money in a Mattress” in their list of ways to ride out the recession. My dads favorite tip, “Shut the Refrigerator Door,” is a distant fourth.

When I get back from Atlanta I might have time for things other than button making… like blogging… and also doing the dishes.

wedding jewelry

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

( via Something old, Something new)The work ofkhW Jewelry is exactly the style of jewelry I was looking for to wear on my wedding day. Ethereal and organic at the same time without looking too prissy.

These were the pieces I had intended on wearing to the wedding. A carnelian chokerand matching earings by a Thai artist named Busarin, featured on After all, if you can’t buy from an independent craftswoman… buy freetrade!

yet more from Busarin…

As I said, I intended on wearing these pieces, but Chris had other plans. Right before the picture taking began, Chris gave me a special gift. When Chris and I first began dating he had given me a pearl that he had bought when he was a little boy. The story goes that he asked his parents to buy the pearl so that he could someday give it the girl he was going to marry… because evidently those are the kinds of things that nine year old Chris thought about. While the necklace was beautiful, the setting was in yellow gold so I rarely wore it (gold snob, that’s me). As my wedding gift, Chris had the setting rhodium plated and replaced the chain. So what’s a girl to do? Forget carnelian and go it sentimental style, that’s what.