Friday, June 7, 2013

Hummingbird Guessing Competition

Our contest has just begun. Stop by the shop and guess how many hummingbird eggs are in the jar. You can enter once a day and no purchase is required but you must be 16 years old to play. The winner receives a $50 gift certificate good on any hummingbird related gift items. The contest ends August 29th. Call the shop for more information at 336-731-3499.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Dempsey Goes Global

While in Italy, Judy and I had dinner in a small cafe one night.  We were seated at a table in a quaint little niche in the restaurant when Judy looked around the room and noticed something.  Smiling, she told me to look where she was pointing.  There, hanging on the wall adjacent to where we were sitting, was a Dempsey Essick print!  It was the print of “Zinnia Garden” that our children (Shelly and Kirk Blankenship) have in their home!  We couldn't believe it - an Essick print from North Carolina was hanging on a wall in Florence, Italy, the supposed art capital of the world!  I guess you could say that Dempsey Essick is now an American artist of international note! Our only regret is that we had left the camera in the room however it was very refreshing to see a bit of Americana in an otherwise foreign land! 

Pete and Judy Soderholm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fredericksburg, Virginia


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