Shannon Berrey

Your lucky weekend!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

 

After leaving a clients home in Franklin yesterday, I stopped by the Teen Challenge of the Smokies Thrift Store.

{ bad 'hanging out the window while driving' phone pic}

For my local folks, It's right on the highway--US 441 on the Jackson County/Macon County line, right outside Dillsboro.  

  

 

The back room is chocked full of some great deals that were just donated.

 

 

These solid wood mirrors would be great painted a fun color. $20 dol-lus, ya'll !! 

 

 

They also have a few framed prints. {Actually more than I am showing!}

 

 

I would ditch the artwork and mats, paint the frames and reuse. Or consider cutting a thin piece of smooth wood to size and paint it with chalkboard paint. Or, how about putting a piece of cork in the frame for a large framed corkboard! Frames are priced $5 and $10 !!  

 

 

 

And if the great prices aren't enough to entice you, how about the fact that all income from the non-profit store goes to support the needs of the 'students' who are caught up in the addictions of drugs, alcohol, depression, eating disorders, victims of sexual abuse, etc. The funds go toward the Teen Challenge Home where the students live while completing the 1 year program. So, you get a great deal and they continue the great mentorship!! If you want to donate or to find out more information about the program, visit here.

**If you buy one, send me pics of what you do with yours!! 

 

Easter Hat Parade!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

It started with 7 people 24 years ago, the Saturday before Easter--the Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade. It now boasts about 500 participants or about twice as many residents as the tiny mountain town. They come from near and far to march the 2 blocks around the decorated town. I first started participating when my youngest was in my belly 14 years ago.  

Mom and daughter duo, Arlene and Ragan

The sillier, bigger, fluffier, more creative, the better.

 

 

Participants show up early to get a number and to be judged for the more than 20 different categories. Creativity shows no age limit.

 

And it's certainly not only the ladies who don their prettiest...

 

 

 

 Real Men wear easter Bonnets.

 

 

 

The weather was perfect for all the face painting, crafting, egg painting, hat-making and bouncy-house jumping.

 

 

 

Heading up the Parade was a collection of vintage cars from the Old Timers Model A Club and the Mountaineer Antique Auto Club.

 

Waiting to wave to all of the Parade participants was this adorable group of lovely lasses all lined up in their wheelchairs looking so pretty in their easter bonnets. This may be my favorite picture of the day!

Those are not silks, ya'll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Lindsey Stack--love this freckle-face girl!

There were lots of furry friends.

And this man brought his tiny twin, who just happened to be wearing the same hat, pin-stripe shirt and golden bowtie.

 

I have some creative neighbors, don't you agree??!  


Shannon Berrey Bio
I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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