Monday, May 25, 2009

Welcome Capital Style readers!

Come on in...take a look around...plan a daytrip with your closest friends who share your passion for finding treasures old and new. Urban Farmhouse is SO worth the drive...just a short 30 minutes from the east side of won't believe our prices and our inventory constantly changes...making each trip such a wonderful treat! We hope to see you soon! Enjoy some farmhouse fresh photos of recent finds in shop now! (((attention GOAT CART hunters, photos added at the bottom of this post)))

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We will forever remember and thank you.

For the last couple of days I have searched on line for a good graphic or video to post regarding Memorial Day and honoring those who have fallen for our freedom. I couldn't find anything that really struck me. This morning our 12 year old daughter marched in our town's Memorial Day parade and I absent mindly picked up my camera on the way out the door to take some shots of her. While we were in the cemetary listening to the message I noticed two older gentleman across the way from me. They were stoic and reserved and I raised my camera to take their picture. As I was waiting for my hand to steady one man removed his glasses to wipe the tears. Time doesn't heal everything. Their pain is still just as fresh today as it was so many years ago. At that point I couldn't see anything for the tears in my own eyes so I just pressed the shutter and hoped it would turn out.

On the left is Don Alexander and on the right John Dunbar. John is the Chaplain of our American Legion. As a family friend said of my photo..."these two dear souls are indeed the genuine article".

We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As TAPS began to play.
The Chaplin led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.
They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom.
They lie here 'neath the sand.
I felt a little guilty
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all.
Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day.
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to say,
Thanks for what you've given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore.
-CW Johnson
To the men, women and the families of those who have served, thanking you does not seem like enough for your sacrifice, but, thank you. We will forever remember.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More Bryn Du photos...

more starfish strands coming to the shop...they looked so good hanging in multiples from the branches of these trees, especially with this vintage Florida set

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We're back!

Bryn Du was LOVELY!! Thank you ALL who stopped by!! Just a few photos, not many...we were swamped and I didn't remember to take any until late Sunday afternoon. Here are a few early evening snaps...the Laundry House is beautiful all by itself but I just knew it would look marvelous glowing from the inside. More later...trying to unpack new arrivals and reset the shop as fast as I can!