Today is the National Day to Unplug. While on a three-night getaway last weekend to the Sanderling Inn in North Carolina, I was greatly feeling the need to unplug and remove myself from the technological vortex that I live in.
I was so excited to find this s’mores kit waiting for me in the room.
I had to rush right out and enjoy them!
Then enjoyed some of my favorite Microbrew
One of my favorite parts of the weekend, was learning to play Backgammon…something that I had never taken the time to do before.
I practiced on my guitar. I’m learning “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young.
I sat on the beach.
And watched beautiful sunsets.
And had a massage AND a manicure.
And took naps (plural).
And met the most amazing resort staff.
And reconnected with my love.
And had an impromptu Oscar party in the resort lobby.
Whimsical Wall Art perfect for homes, offices, and classrooms…
We’re thrilled to represent this small company of three artisans who toil away in the girliest woodworking shop in America.
They work close to their kids’ schools and homes so they can put the most important parts of life first. Isn’t that refreshing?
It started with a classic story. Girl meets Corporation, falls in love with income, benefits and lifestyle, and completely forgets to be true to herself.
Until she fell in love with a human – a really nice guy in fact. And the love of that man changed everything.
Through the good fortune of marriage and motherhood she decided that she couldn’t possibly keep regular business hours… and what she really should do is go to art school.
Which is what she did. And we’re so glad
She dropped the baggage and insecurities that were holding her back.
Isn’t that what we all strive for?
Since that time, She has developed a funny little way of making curiously cut wood signs and wall art that reflects her (and our) love of color. She loves her oil paints, pencils and kneaded erasers, but cannot get enough of wood.
You can create YOUR own piece by choosing the color that best suits you!
How could you have a bad morning waking up to this?
Getting your favorite lyrics gives a personnel touch to any room in the house!
Whether placed above the bed or in a den, this “Happily Ever After” is a perfect way to make EVERY DAY Valentines day!
**Use this contact form to request the prices and available options for these wonderfully, whimsical pieces of art…
Our favorite Storysquare artist is back with a new twist! LAZY SUSANS!!
This roomy 18-inch lazy susan is a functional conversation piece. Words are etched by hand directly into the 3/4” thick maple plywood and then hand embellished with paint.
Perfect for the wine enthusiast. Finished with numerous coats of protective semi-gloss finish, so no worry about those wine spills! Note: shipped with wording ”Wine is good” in center. This item is available to be personalized, though…just message us with details.
Are you starting to see a theme here??
Artwork is reproduced from an original design onto wood. Lettering and lines are etched by hand directly into the wood, giving the piece texture and dimension!
Roomy 18-inch surface is large enough to hold barware and pitchers of drinks. Wipes clean with damp cloth.
Whether you use it to tell your daily fortune — or use it to serve food and beverage — this hand crafted wood lazy susan has a distressed style to add warmth and whimsy to your home. Of course, you can always mount it on the wall as well…and spin for your daily fortune!
A fun way to play a game or decorate your table!! This whimsical check board has “You” and “Me” opposite ends!
Shari already had local favorite musician, Suzi Orevec lined up to play the wedding…
but Jenn’s friend Sammy Lee had relocated to Nashville and stopped by to sing a few songs…
Jenn and Sammy go waaaaaaay back. Sammy used to play in the old “Kinks, Quirks & Caffeine” store when he was attending school at the College of William & Mary. Yeah…he’s a bit of a ‘smarty – pants’
Being a store-owner, Jenn is a little ‘hard to impress’ sometimes. But she Looooooooooved this store! It’s called Two Old Hippies and is located in the Gulch area of Nashville. Complete with a guitar shop AND permanent performance stage, it was pretty much Jenn’s dream shop
This sweet little baby looked just like Jenn’s doggie, Zack who has been guarding our store for nine years. Her name is Lady Grey.
Jenn absolutely could not leave Nashville without picking up a vintage vinyl for her collection. This was her favorite find – Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits.
All in all, this was a fantastic weekend trip. Message us with any questions or recommendations for our next visit!
At Quirks of Art, we LOVE a party! Any reason to celebrate, and we are on it!
When we hit 10,000 fans on Facebook, we wanted to do something a little special to say “Thank You”!
We heard that a new cake bakery had just opened nearby, so we reached out to Alice Cooke, the Owner of Cakealicious. We gave her free reign to make a cake that she felt represented our store. We love letting artists just do their thing. The results are usually pretty impressive
You should have heard Jenn squeal with excitement when this cake came out of the case…
The entire thing is edible….even the little coffee cup is full of sponge cake! Whoa.
We could tell that Alice herself was pleased with her creation as she put on the final touches…
This is what she used as inspiration…
The background, wording, and edge were inspired by this little piece…
And, of course, the coffee cup was an ode to our former store ‘Kinks, Quirks & Caffeine’, which had an espresso bar inside…
Oh, and guess what? It tastes as good as it looks! As you can see from this picture, we had a hard time containing ourselves. It smelled SO GOOD. We don’t think anyone noticed…
Finally, we were able to stop staring at the cake…and were able to enjoy it with our customers on Sunday afternoon.
To get your own unique creation, contact Alice at Cakealicious Design Studio at (757)234-4300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These garden art poles originated in Japan, and made popular by artist Stephanie Burgess. It turns out, a Peace Pole is a monument that displays the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the language of the country where it has been placed, and usually 3 additional translations. The message is referred to as a peace prayer.
They have been placed in such notable locations as the North Magnetic Pole, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, and the site of the Egyptian Pyramids in Giza, the Aiki Shrine in Iwama, Japan, as well as numerous community parks.
- See more at: http://kinksandquirks.com/blog/peace-poles/#sthash.1q4ZU0Dc.dpuf