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When's the last time you went to a Fair?

Carol Tenwalde

When's the last time you went to a Fair?

So earlier this week, my cousin Tom asked me what I remembered about our County Fair? I'll relay my response in a minute but coincidentally today Atlas Obscura sent me this story about the competitive world of growing giant vegetables in England. You can read the full story HERE. Below are some pics to tantalize you!       Here are my fair memories: Being in 4H every fair was a hassle. Entering all the food contests and table setting contests and only occasionally winning a ribbon. My favorite though was showing off my flower arranging from flowers I grew. One year I...

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A New Definition of LUCKY!

Carol Tenwalde

A New Definition of LUCKY!

This story I'm about to tell you is so astonishing you are not going to believe it is true. Ludger Sylbaris was not a nice dude. Born in 1875 on Martinique, Ludger was a convicted felon who liked to drink and liked to fight. So it was no surprise when he was arrested for getting in yet another fight on May 7, 1902. Irritated with his antics, the police threw him into solitary confinement, a tiny, half-underground cell with no windows and only a very narrow slit in the door facing out to sea. The police didn’t realize it, but they...

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Some things I just don't understand!😩😩😩

Carol Tenwalde

Some things I just don't understand!😩😩😩

I'm always amazed at the things that interest certain buyers. When I'm showing my Sari Ribbon line, as soon as I say they're made from recycled Indian Saris everyone's ears perk up and now they want to hold it and touch it. Personally, for me it's the beautiful colors and that the pieces are weightless.Along those lines, I see a story on Instagram about Jewelry made from Fordite. It had a gazillion likes and shares so I read it. I found a similar story on Atlas Obscura and you can read the full story HERE. It turns out in the 30s...

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That was a slap in the face! Ouch!!! 😢😢😢

Carol Tenwalde

That was a slap in the face! Ouch!!! 😢😢😢

As a Jewelry Designer you'd think I'd know some of this stuff. I guess I am as myopic as the next person. I found this new website for jewelers and I was tantalized by the subject: 16 Jewelry Facts you probably don't know. There are some really interesting items especially if you love jewelry. You can read the full article Here.Here's a doozy! How would you feel if you gave someone a 10 million dollar engagement ring and they dumped you? That's exactly what Mariah Carey did to billionaire James Packer. How did I miss this? She kept the ring as...

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Are you a great shopper?

Carol Tenwalde

Are you a great shopper?

I'm a terrible shopper. My friend recently asked me how do you know? Well, before my hubby became a biz exec. his family had a shoe biz and he did some of the buying. (First, discount shoe store in Boston I might add.)  So when we would go shopping together he was like a guided missile to the best stuff.  I would just wonder through the store and say there's nothing here.Then I have this friend C. She shows up at our weekly Happy Hour with tales of her latest finds from our local thrift stores. Totally blows us all...

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