Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I'm taking a break from my blog for a bit!
Christmas is less than a week away and I'm super busy!'s been raining for days and I haven't been able to
get any cool photos. laptop is acting all crazy on me.
I'll be back soon!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Best Time To Go Shopping.... on Sunday morning.

This is what the mall parking lot looked like last Sunday morning around 10:00 a.m.

I was a little surprised, especially since there are only a limited number of shopping days left before Christmas.

I left the mall around 1:00 p.m., and there wasn't a parking spot to be found!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thank You For Banking with BB&T

I did a double take as I pulled up to the drive-thru last week at BB&T. At first I didn't even think he was real. As I pulled a little closer, I saw that he was real and he even stood still for me to take his picture.

I've found that my favorite pictures are the ones that take me by surprise....the ones that I don't go out looking for!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Poor Richard...

I have passed by the sign on the side of this building several times and said I needed to take a photo.

I'm not even sure Poor Richard's is open any more. From the looks of the upkeep of the parking lot, I would say probably not.

Friday, December 12, 2008

What Kind of Coke Do You Want?

In the South, we don't call soft drinks soda or pop. If you call them that, you'll be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Down here, everything is called Coke. For example:

"What kind of Coke do you want?"
"I dunno.....Dr. Pepper, I reckon."

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I Wish....

...I was as creative as these folks when it comes to decorating for Christmas! They have used these snowmen on their front porch for many years and I've always admired them.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

You Might Be A Redneck...

....if you have chickens running around in your front yard.

I'm just sayin'.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


The artist who painted this is quite talented, don't you think?

This mural is painted on the front of the Whatever building on Stone Avenue in Greenville.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Little Texas Grocery

This store has been around for some time. It's my understanding that it's been around since at least 1958, and perhaps even longer. The day I took this photo, was a cold one. Notice the smoke coming out the chimney?

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I did a double take when I saw this giant golf ball just sitting in the middle of a back yard.

I wonder if there is a matching putter that size to go with it?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Furman's Fountain

I drove through Furman University's campus recently and snapped this photo of one of their fountains.

Friday, December 5, 2008

My Christmas Tree Thru Holiday Specs...

If you've never looked thru Holiday Specs at Christmas lights, you gotta do it! It's a whole new experience! Holiday specs are holographic lenses, sort of like the 3-D glasses from years ago.

To get the full effect, click on the picture and you'll see what I'm talking about.

I took this photo with the specs in front of my camera lens!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Bo-Nats has been around for as long as I can remember. I'm glad they have never replaced their sign, because you just don't see many like this one anymore.

I'm all about vintage signs, so it's a no-brainer that this would eventually end up on my blog!

Bo-Nats is located at 2614 Poinsett Highway in Greenville.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's Amazing....

what a difference a month makes. If you remember, I took a photo of this church on November 5th. It looks totally different now, doesn't it?

(Go ahead..... go back and look at November 5th's entry! )

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


This shop has been on my radar for some time now. Art, antiques, funk...all right up my alley! The name "shinola" has intrigued me though, so I thought I'd look it up to see what it means.

It seems that shinola was a brand of wax shoe polish available in the 1920's. Shinola is also used in a phrase that I can't believe I'm not familiar with: "You don't know shit from shinola!". Apparently, it means much the same as "You don't know your ass from your elbow!"

ANYWAY...their shop is located at 19 Mohawk Drive in Greenville.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Let The Decorating Begin!

Thanksgiving is over and I will finally allow myself to decorate for Christmas! Here's a bowl of Christmas balls I threw together!