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“Spanish Moss”

  

Description from Smoky Rose: For Shannon.

My intrigue in the old South started back in the.....late 70's, early 80's, with North & South. It was my first 'exposure' - if you can call it that. All the same - the intrigue is still there.

Movie Chick gave me the idea to pop dark greens with olive fwp - if used in moderation, in this piece - may be a nice pop.

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  1. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Oh, Smoky Rose – you’re such a dear! It was about ’77 for me. My mother gave me a big coffee-table style book called “Ghosts Along the Mississippi” – B&W photos of many of the Plantation homes in So. LA. Along with a package of Sunflower seeds called “Grow Your Own Plantation”. It began a love of that area that will never end…I’ve tried to visit each one of those old homes (some 3 or 4 times) and to replicate the pics taken in that book.

    Spanish Moss hangs like curtains all over Southern LA – It is one of my favorite things – like beautiful earrings for trees…

  2. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    PS Green Conglomerate Jasper is absolutely spot-on!!! BTW Google Oak Alley Plantation and you’ll see one of my favorite places of all time – it is magical – full of mosquitos, but magical!!!

  3. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Shannon – is that where you live, Southern LA?

    Mary – i love the North & South mini-series, I wanted my prom dress to be like Ory’s sweethear, Madeline(sp?).

  4. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I wanted my prom date to look like Ory!

  5. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    beautiful, Shannon!

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  6. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    LMAO Smoky Rose! Me, too! Remember Kirstie Alley as Virgilia – she was a mess! Poor Ory and Madeleine – starcrossed, I tell you!

    No – I live in Memphis, TN – home of the Blues and some darn good BBQ – I’ll be bringing that to the Retreat (the BBQ, not the Blues – not as long as my antidepressants are still working!)

  7. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Isn’t it? The house is pink – originally pink by way of crushed brick mixed in the plaster/paint – now prbably courtesy of Sherwin-Williams!

    It’s really fun to stay in the cottages that are on this property – they’re all decorated with antiques and just make you want to put on a hoop skirt and say something like “fiddle-dee-dee”!:)

  8. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    wow, way mossy, love the intense greens of the green conglomeration and green jade w/ those olive pearls and brass leaf pendant!!! :)

  9. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    cool old technique. my husband has some experiece with historical restoration (works in construction) – I’ll have to ask if he is familiar.

    I’ll bet that’s fun to stay there! good food, too – I’ll bet.

    you on anti-d’s? how bold – do not feel the need to respond to that. I squigged mine down with oj an hour ago sitting right here………..

  10. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Shannon…thanks :) …the reason I ask is because I am going to Anaheim this summer

    Yes, I would have taken Ory to the prom…as a teenager, the only celebrity I had a poster of up in my room was Patrick Swayze, in overalls…yum!

  11. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    thank you, Joyce!

  12. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Shannon, I was in Nashville on business two summers ago – is than anywhere near Memphis?

  13. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Smoky Rose, Nashville is abot mid-state; Memphis is in the Southwestern-most corner of TN – Often derisively referred to as the capitol of Mississippi! HA!

    Movie Chick – Anaheim? Oh! just got it – you’re thinking Calif. – I’m talking about Louisiana – Sorry – the LA would’ve thrown me off too!

  14. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Oh, Smoky, and the food is good – You get up in the morning to a huge country breakfast (if you want it) of grits, bacon, eggs, etc…or these huge country-style beignets with honey (no bees)or powdered sugar! You can barely ROLL yourself over to the ‘Big House’ for the tour!!!LOL…

  15. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    heck yeah, I want! I could go for breakfast right now! sounds wonderful.

    I can’t imagine what I must hear…it REALLY sounds like somebody is cutting their grass on the next block! 11:15pm ETD…. otherwise silent out there… weird.

  16. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Smoky Rose – Yep – I’ve been on Anti-deps for over 10 years – two different types – the newest one I’ve been on for a year or so and it has been the most helpful – still doesn’t quite get the job done some days. Doesn’t rid me of the panic problem either so I don’t drive alone – therefore, don’t get out much! Sorry for the overshare…

  17. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Kinda made my own self hungry, too! Rumbly in the tumbly as Pooh Bear would say!

  18. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Louisiana…that makes whole lot more sense…I am sitting wondering, ‘there are planatation homes in Los Angeles? – LOL! :)

  19. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    maybe I should go to bed now? :)

  20. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    LOL, Movie Chick!!! I’m sure there’s a movie lot with a Plantation set on it! North and South could be a neat pick for you!

  21. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    yes, I am sure there is…I am planning a trip to Los Angeles for my big ’40′ b-day next year…I am going to try to tour at least one movie studio…will try to look for a plantation home :)

  22. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Smoky Rose – you still there?

  23. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Well – I’m off to roost – that’s what Chickies do! Yak at ya tomorrow one and all!

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