Lake Michigan and Dinner

Pictures today of Lake Michigan “behaving” a little more active than it has been in the last few weeks

As usual, at the end of Grace Road.

Looking right

Looking left

Left again

and right. With a good view of the Frankfort Lighthouse

Someone had a nice fire last night

That’s Tina Noffsinger waving. She was on her way to Frankfort – it’s the annual Twilight Sale in town.
Great deals to be had all over the place including at Hull’s Clothing

And then I went home and made my dinner

Tomato, Eggplant and Brussels Sprouts with a little lemon juice and salt to taste. Yummmers

The Mosaic Studio

I have some incredibly talented friends.

I think the studio came together because the girls needed an excuse to drink bubbly on a fairly regular basis.
Not only can they now enjoy fancy-schmancy sparkling wines from L. Mawby or M. Lawrence but while they enjoy a bottle of ‘Wet‘,  they put together some incredible works of art.  Their treasures are going to be sold in August at the Frankfort Art Fair!
Mark your calendars for the weekend of August 17-19, 2012.

One of a kind pieces – it will be so difficult to choose just one item.  See for yourselves

Birdhouses, tool boxes, flower pots, step stones …

Gazing balls are among the favorites

An unfinished bowling gazing ball.  Once that grout goes on it will look amazing.

As time went on, the patterns became more elaborate and more sophisticated

Mariah, founder of the studio and owner of Hulls of Frankfort,  working on a guitar

One of my favorites – the guitar.

Partner in crime, Joanne Bartley, Executive Director of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce

So now you know what to look for when you come to the Art Fair  🙂

What do I do at the studio?   I have a glass of bubbly, chat, admire the works and go home. I cannot sit there, cut glass or china and glue it onto something; I don’t have the patience.

And they say that alcohol is bad for ya…

“Not so fast”, St. Peter said

“It shall snow, still, a little while longer” – he said.  And so it was.
Feast your eyes on pictures from the frozen north:

At 4 pm I was to be at Hull’s on Main Street in Frankfort for a fundraiser.  It was fairly warm and the snow came down like tomorrow is Christmas.  Very, very wet snow.

The car parked next to mine, brrrrrrrr

The Frankfort beach

The lighthouse is located just to the right of the light pole.  I could not make it out.

I think I know why this is all happening…

I have neglected to take down my sign.

Trailers and sleds and snow – oh my

So, the parking lot by the public boat launch in Frankfort has not seen
such traffic since late fall. There were trailers and vehicles EVERYWHERE.
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I don’t believe that I have ever seen so many “sleds” as I have today.

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Get ready, set, GO!!


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Round and round and round they go and jump so high into the air 😮


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But enough of this and on to some real fun – shoppppppppiiiing!

The stores were full with shoppers and the restaurants were standing room only for a while.

The first window that caught my eye was that of Classens shoe store.
Much like the cartoon like windows of Pam Dow’s store “It’s the Berries”,
Classens had these cartooney over-sized cutouts of shoes and bags in the window.



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just look at these, aren’t they fun?


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Next was Mariah’s store – Hull’s of Frankfort
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Then across the street and into the Crescent Bakery.
The one that was used in one of the scenes in the movie ‘Youth in Revolt’.

And there is Fran, filling a bag full with their ‘rustic rolls’, yummmmmmm


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And that’s it for tonight. I will tell you about a new store tomorrow.