Thursday, April 30, 2009

Trip to Downtown Atlanta!

I had to go downtown this week so I thought I'd take a few pictures. There are multiple ways to get downtown, but during the day the best way is via Marta, Atlanta's mass transit system. 

In the plaza outside the Marta station is a huge sculpture of an eagle. It's very impressive!
This is a picture of Broad Street. Broad St is a short street but it's filled with a bunch of small eateries. You can have just about any type of food you want - Mexican, Thai, Chinese, American, etc. It has the best pizza place in town called Rosa's Pizza. I highly recommend it.
Several of my friends and I ate at a restaurant called "Chow Baby." What fun it was! You go through line picking out different ingredients (i.e., rice, mushrooms, spinach leaves, onion, pea pods, tilapia, etc), adding different sauces, and place them in a bowl. Then the chefs stir fry them and bring the dish to your table. It was delicious!!! PS - it's several miles from downtown so you have to drive to this one, but it's well worth it!

Checking out garage sales...

We had some great garage sale finds this past weekend! The cherub column was $5 and the large picture of the lady was $3. The tiffany-style lamps were $5 and $2. The chenille spread, which does have a couple of stains and a slight tear was 50 cents. And finally, the vintage magazine holder was $2 and the brooches were $1 each. This was so much fun!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Life's Blessings

"Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." (Charles Dickens, 1812-1870)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sweetbrier's blooms

Sweetbrier's azaleas are in bloom.

What's that I see among the white azaleas - is that a pink one peaking out?

I forgot the hostas!

Spring at Sweetbrier Cottage

Spring came to Sweetbrier in stages this year. This beautiful bush bloomed about a month ago. The blooms were a beautiful mauvish color.