Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dayton Home Show

We decided to go to the Dayton Home Show today
While we did some interesting items
I have to say I was rather disappointed
there were far to many gutter
and roof repair places
and to little home and garden ideas
 I never have been able to figure out why
a home and garden show has 
body scrub booths, goat soap or chiropractor booths,
 oh well the soap box

These are the rooms that were set up
by local designers

I love this there 
are mirrors glued to fishing line 
hanging from the branches

Outdoor Areas

my dtr Devon is in college
majoring in landscape design

the following were tablescapes
that were done up
at a local party rental place

Next week are planning on going to Columbus
to check out their home show

Friday, February 26, 2010

What do you do......

...... when it looks like this?

and you wish it would look
like this:

you go off to the conservatory...
to photograph flowers:

the desert:


while taking these magnolia photos
in the Himalaya Room
the misters came on 
giving it a beautiful haziness

While taking photos in the Palm Room
I heard a noise 
and looked up to see....

I will be linking up to Outdoor Wednesday

Out door Wednesday

Thursday, February 25, 2010

North Market

For Chuck's birthday 

we went to North Market
and the conservatory
both are in Columbus

We had never been here before
and we will visit again soon

We got to sample hot sauces 
yes the hottest was warm
they even had peanut butter
 w/ hot sauce
CaJohn's Flavor & Fire

Mozart's North Market Bakery


Omega Artisan Baking

North Market Poultry and Game
Local Game

The Fish Guys

The Candy Shack

Pure Imagination Chocolatier

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Pastaria Seconda
Homemade Ravoli

Market Blooms

The view from upstairs

The Greener Grocer

There was even
North Market Cookware

Better Earth

I had leg of lamb
saffron rice
Greek salad
Firdous Express

Slaw Dog for the hubby
Best of the Wurst

Queen City Cayenne Ice Cream

from Jeni's

Rich chocolate slowly reveals hints
 of cayenne and cinnamon

The most exciting thing for me
was to find Portuguese sausage
 from where I grew up

It is one of the items I have missed 
not living in New England

My next post will have the rest of the day