Lots of excitement at Suzanna's and the Vintage Village this morning. A TV crew filmed the shop for a local cable access company documentary..........perhaps some of our pretties will be on the silver screen on a future Sunday morning! Above, you see the mom and daughter angel owners, Susie and Jenny, flitting about in their holiday finery, ready for their screen debut!
These may not be champagne bottles - altho' we probably should take one over to the shop to celebrate, after hours of course. Gail, who works at SuzAnna's, crafts pretty things and these are currently displayed in our booth and would make a great gift......numbers are definitely popular now.
I just know this gal was never on television before.......
................and Joy Phil must have been surprised when the camera caught him stuffed in a Ball jar, meanwhile he hopes he gets to hang on someone's tree soon!
Debra, who has two fabulous booths (I always want her pretties!), managed to display her amazing French wooden grotto, just a glimpse here, in time for the camera............................
...............and although the warm temperatures and sunshine mean our hats are still waiting at home with the mufflers and gloves, these beautiful hand-knitted ones from a local lady's dexterous fingers will soon be snapped up when the weather changes.
Sweet sisters Debbie and Susan have a second shop in the Vintage Village for the season....and as Susan is a florist you know the wreaths, table displays, and Christmas trees are truly fabulous.
If you're in Raleigh, NC this weekend, the weather will be glorious, the trees are showing peak color and are brilliant this year, do stop by the Vintage Village on Durant Road.......all shops will be open and crammed with beautiful, affordable merchandise for holiday shopping.
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR is a fresh version of my former three year blog ACROSS THE POND which can still be accessed by clicking on the title above.
I'm a transplanted Brit enjoying life in North Carolina. 51 years journeying back and forth across the wide Atlantic Ocean have kept me busy.......and made my life very interesting! I'm still traveling and look forward to sharing new places around the world.
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.....click on thumbnails below to travel the world.
CAPE KEKYRNYI, RUSSIA
Kamchatka - July 2013
JAPAN - 2013
...A Time of Whales
Lemaire Channel - 2013
South Shetland Islands 2013
SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND, Southern Ocean
St. Andrews Bay - 2013
South Georgia 2013
FALKLAND ISLANDS - 2013
On the way to Antarctica
ARGENTINA - 2013
VENICE - 2012
THE VENETIAN ISLANDS - 2012
Murano and Burano
Kimberley Region on M/V ORION
South Africa 2012
Mala Mala Game Reserve
Little Makalolo Camp
Dubai, UAE 2012
Cochin - Vaikom Village
Sri Lanka 2012
Hoi An 2011
Chiang Mai 2011
Australia Nov. 2011
Sydney Opera House
Expedition Cruising 2011
My African Safari...May 2010
Remembering Africa - 2010
Lassen National Park, California
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