Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! Sorry for missing last week, time just seemed to get a way from me.
Two weeks ago I went to my nephew's wedding at a Avio Vineyards, in Sutter Creek which is in the Gold Country in California (about 2 1/2 hours away from me). It was a beautiful wedding and I loved that my two nieces and my daughter and I got to spend some extra time together since we stayed in the same hotel for the weekend. We spent some of that time shopping in the little shops in Sutter Creek and at "The Antique Gardener" I spotted some "Moon Shiners" which are solar powered lids that you can put on mason jars to light them up at night. I didn't buy any but my niece did and when we left she gifted me with one! She is so sweet!
I have to say it is pretty amazing! For now I just put some shells in a vintage aqua jar but I think during the holiday season it would be beautiful with some faux snow and a little Christmas tree...really the possibilities are endless! I may just buy some more of them soon. I don't have a light on my apartment balcony so I'm always looking for ways to light up the table out there without using candles since one night I left a jar candle burning all night! Luckily it was in a big jar so it was fairly safe. This is so much safer though and actually puts off a lot of light. I tried to find a website to buy them and it looks like she only sells wholesale but if you google it there are other people that sell them online. They are called Moon Shiners - Sun Powered Lids - Primitives by Kathy
I also wanted to share a family photo from the wedding. It was just taken with a cellphone so it's not the best quality. The only people missing are my sister and her husband and my son who is busy working on his Ph.D. and couldn't get away. ..and of course my mom who passed away about 4 years ago although she was there with us in spirit I'm sure!
|My brother David, my niece Kendell, my dad Jack, my niece Erin, my nephew Andrew, his bride Meagan, me and my daughter Lauren.|
It was such a beautiful wedding at a very beautiful venue! The potting table in the background was a gift from my dad to the bride and groom. One of his many beautiful handmade woodwork creations. Here is another photo of it...
My dad sells some of his handwork at another really cute shop in Sutter Creek called "Heart and Soul"
If you click on that link for her Facebook page and scroll down you can see my dad's "Uncle Sams" he makes. These days my dad is making smaller things but he's still out building things even though he will be 89 next month! He is amazing! Both my parents were very creative and talented!
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