Spotlight Friday: Golden hour

I hope all my American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving and time to spend with their loved ones.

I am sitting here looking out of my living room window watching how the trees are moving in the wind and the late Autumn sun is shining on the leaves. The look so nice. Some of them look like golden trees.


Chemical Element
Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au and atomic number 79. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element.
You can find Gold in a lot of different places. In Europe I saw a lot of Castles that had Gold all over. For example in  Schloss Linderhof in Germany, build from Ludwig II.
It is in our Jewelry, India is known for its lavish use of Gold in Jewelry.

Then it was present in finances. Gold has been a valued substance for as long as history can determine.All western histories of coins begin with their invention at some time slightly before or after 700 BC, in Aegina Island,[1] or, according to others, in Ephesus, Lydia, 650 BC.[2]Ancient India in circa 6th century BC, was one of the earliest issuers of coins in the world.[3]

Since that time, coins have been the most universal embodiment of money. These first coins were made of electrum, a naturally occurring pale yellow mixture of gold and silver that was further alloyed with silver and copper.

Also, the Persian coins were very famous in the Persian and Sassanids era. Most notably, in Susa and in Ctesiphon.

Some of the most famous and widely collected coins of antiquity are Roman coins and Greek coins.  (


Then you can find Gold in our Electronics.  Gold is a very good conductor and it is able to carry tiny electrical charges.


And every on of us even carry it around in our bodies every day. The average person’s body weighing 70 kilograms would contain a total mass of 0.2 milligrams of gold. The volume of this gold in purified form would be 10 nanoliters. If this refined gold were formed into a solid cube of purified gold, the measurement of each side of the cube would be 0.22 millimeters. ( And some of us even have golden teeth.

Golden things found on Zibbet.

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Nature Photography Print by AmeliaKayPhotography

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Vintage Jewelry Set Demi Parure Champagne by GalleriaLindaLoft

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The Blueberry Neko & His Golden Kitten Enjoy a Summer Afternoon by Threecats

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Golden Heron on Black Iridescent Glass Tile by SteiderStudios

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Celtic Cross Leather Hair Slide Golden Brown Leather Hair Accessory by Daragallery

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Cushion cover golden autumn brown gold by frecklesoriginals

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“Golden Beauties” by exoticearart

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Lenox China “Golden Wreath” Dinnerware 7 Cups & Saucers by LoliBDinnerware

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Golden Swirls Ring – Silver Plated
by LeelaBijou

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And some more Golden things found on Etsy.





Spotlight Friday: I don’t have an answer

I am so sad about all those things that happened the last few weeks, months, years. Why is our answer to hurt and pain always inflict hurt and pain back?  Where did the humanity in all this go? Where is the “treat the other person how you would like to be treated” ?  I don’t know, it just makes me sad to see and read all this destruction.  How can one small group of people have so much hatred against everyone else?  What went wrong in their personal life that they think punishing everyone else will take their pain away?

I see it in a lot of my kiddos friends. A lot of them have a low self esteem. They don’t know how to turn their hurt into something they can accept and move on. How come we lost the gift to see that someone else is in pain and needs help? Why can’t we offer a shoulder to cry on without asking or waiting for something in return?

Just the other day I had a conversation with my oldest about one of her friends. Who seemed to be very “angry” at his biological parents that have given him up. He blames everything going wrong on them because of what they did. Not having the possibility of seeing, that this might of been a good thing for him. He is such a well rounded kid, has very good manners and is polite, is very in tune with  what is going on with the people around him. His Adoptive parents are doing a great job raising this kid, but he can’t see all the good over his hurt.  How many kids like him are out there, living with broken hearts and not knowing what to do with this pain. Isn’t it our job to help them find their way, to cope with this? When did our society turn so ignorant to each others needs?

Often all it needs is someone to listen and to understand. You don’t need to be a Psychologist, you don’t need a PhD. All you need is a open heart and a little bit of compassion and the willingness to sit down and open your ears and your heart. You often don’t even need to do anything else, because this often sets the wheels in motion already.  Why can’t we be there for each other?

I know I have a lot of questions today. But it bothers me to see me kids growing up in such a cold,  fast paste  “only me” world.

A few days ago my Dad had told me about people are having burn out syndrome in their late 20’s early 30’s . This is crazy , thinking back to my time that was a syndrome for people in their 50’s and 60’s. What is happening here?

Where did the LOVE for each other go?

I understand that I will not like everyone’s opinion or actions. The way he/ she looks  or talks. The God they believe in. The food they eat, the langue they speak, the way they dress.

But I want to be accepted the way I am , so I can accept the way they are.

Yes it is not easy sometimes if their view is the total opposite of mine. But we can agree to disagree and maybe find common ground somewhere else.

I really don’t have an answer how to fix this big mess the world is in.

I just know I can do my little part and treat everyone with respect and fine tune my senses to be able to recognize when someone needs a shoulder to cry on or an open ear to pour out their heart.

We don’t have to live on this Earth in fear of being alone.

All I have is LOVE……


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Sign Language I love you Card by imagesetc

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silver ring, big hug ring,love ring by STTS

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BEACH SISTERS HUG Children 11×15 Giclee Watercolor Print by steinwatercolors

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Couple sitting on bench in love,Pebble art, by Jewelry NILO

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Hugs, Genie Cuff Bracelet by Amorco

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Love Greeting Card by LightheartedDreamer

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Faith Heart Mala Beaded Bracelet by TimelessMaiden

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pillowcase set, i am weird, i love weird by rkgraceprints

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My Lovely Tree by PolaLittleShop

(if you click on the individual picture it will take you to the shop)


and Faith in the Human Race, that we will be watching out for each other more and that we can count on each other.  Hug each other and be a person to lean on.

Etsy treasury


Sending each one of you a virtual hug and wishing you a wonderful day!

Spotlight Friday: face paint

or now a days called makeup. Spending time in Papua New Guinea  I grew up with people painting their faces for special ceremonies. For festivals  called “sing sing”, a Singsing is a gathering of a few tribes or villages in Papua New Guinea. People arrive to show their distinct culture, dance and music. The aim of these gatherings is to peacefully share traditions , looking something like this.

The face painting or now called makeup goes all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. The well off women wanted to look their best and applied paint to their faces.

A few weeks ago my oldest asked me if I had some tape. “what do you need this for?” I asked, because usually my tape gets taken and never brought back and disappears in the never lands of my kids rooms.  “I am putting on makeup” was her answer.  So I followed her and said, I’d like to see that. I was never one to wear makeup every day for my day to day life. If I went out or to a birthday party or so, then yes. Nothing fancy though.

I was curious what she was going to do. And this is what I learned.

And I must say it looks good on her. It is not a in your face makeup. I was uneasy about the time my kid would start putting paint in her face. I don’t really know why, maybe of the stigma that makeup had when I was a teenager.  Of course I had to go investigate what kind of stuff is in those make up tubes and discussed with her what she puts on her skin. So we went and found some less chemical laden items.

When searching make up on Zibbet, I found this:

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Makup Remover All Natural by Tinker Today

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Naturalana’s ‘HIT ME’ (Highly Intense True Mineral Eyeshadow) Vegan Mineral Makeup in ‘Golden Eye’ 5 gram jar with sifter by Naturalana

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20 pocket Makeup Brush Holder-Black and White Trees by RuthiesGirlDesigns

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Golden Medium Mineral Foundation by FreshSugarRox

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MOROCCAN KHOL POWDER Eyeliner by MoroccanSelection

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Raspberry Jam Luscious Lip Shimmer
by Luscious Lather

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Cuticle Oil – Handmade, Vegan, Nail Care by emilyshandmadesoaps

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Compact Mirror Makeup by ByMiMi

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Face Paint Kit, Assorted Colors by Nature Provides

and I also found some fun makeup things on Etsy:  (click on the picture and it will take you to the treasury on Etsy and there you can get to the individual shops)


So do you have a daily makeup routine?  What is your favorite part?

Spotlight Friday: try controlling unruly hair

Ever wondered why my shops name has the word Fuzzy in it?

Well I will let you in on a little secret.

Let’s clear up the word meaning first :  Definition of FUZZY

:  marked by or giving a suggestion of fuzz <a fuzzy covering of felt>
:  lacking in clarity or definition <moving the camera causes fuzzy photos>
:  being, relating to, or invoking pleasant and usually sentimental emotions <warm and fuzzyfeelings>
The people who know me, have heard  my hubby call me Fuzzy from the very beginning, not because he couldn’t pronounce my name properly, but because of my hair. It had it’s on life. It didn’t matter how I tried to contain it, it always found a way to make it’s own statement.
When I was little, I think my Mom had issues with it as well and decided at some point just to let my hair do what it wanted.
wild hair
I have looked through all my pictures to find proof, if there was ever a hair bow or clip or anything to contain this mane. But there wasn’t. So over the years I just let my hair live freely on my head. I was never one to pay a lot of attention to it anyway. I was too busy exploring the world. I have  a lot of hair and very thick hair, and on top of it some unruly curls.
So in my twenties I tried different hairstyles. Mostly ended up with something like this:
This is how it looked like without doing anything to it. No hairspray, no gel, no curling iron. Just a quick brush through and out of the door.
Believe me I tried it all.
I had my Mom butcher my hair into all kind of weird hairstyles until I put my foot down and went to a hair dresser.
But I was never one to religiously go back and have my hair trimmed every 4 weeks.
So after having kids, my hairstyle was mostly a quick ponytail with frizz and a lot of hair sticking out in all directions.
Now ,that I finally have the time again to take a little bit more time in the mornings without constantly being interrupted plus my oldest wanting to try different hairstyles on me, I caved and well trying to pay more attention to my crazy hair.
Now in my forties, with a lot of gray on my head I decided to dye it. I am not ready to go fully gray yet. I have my kiddo or hubby dye my hair with henna, about every 4-6 weeks.
What is henna?
Red henna, a green powder that smells like hay, is Lawsonia inermis, commonly known as henna. The leaves of the henna plant have a red-orange dye molecule, Lawsone, a napthaquinone. Henna will stain your hair red-orange; but this stain is translucent and will combine with your natural color.
You know I am not a big fan of chemicals and try to avoid them as much as possible. So yes, the first day after dying my hair, you might smell a slight hay like aroma around me.
In the mean time my hair has passed my shoulder blades, usually about that time I go and chop it off to a shorter version, but I decided to see how long I can stand to let it grow and see how it will look.
But I can’t stand having hair falling in my face all day while I am working, so I pull it back.
Is there anything else than the old pony tail?
Yes, so much fun hair accessories, so let me go search some of those and see what I can dig up.

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Silver Plated Floral Concho Leather Hair Slide by Daragallery

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Unique Hair Band Handmade Accessories
by Wahtveritas

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4 1/2″ Lavender Cold Porcelain Floral Barrette by RosePetals

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Small oxidized copper hair barrettes 2 1/2in(58mm) by Dawily

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Kimono Inspiration Gold Outlined Cherry Blossom Soft Headband by Bargain Headbands

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Sakura Hairstick/Sweater Pin
by CeebWassermann

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Jelly Beans Hair Pin
by WillowBe

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Set Of Four Hair Clips – Blue And Violet
by LeelaBijou

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Copper wire woodland elf crown with flowers and leaves
by TheAmethystDragonfly

I love to find unconventional things. Pieces you can’t find in every store, to display my personality.


Now do you know why there is Fuzzy in my Shop name?

Yes, because my hair has a life of it’s own and usually stands off in all different kind of directions.

Add a little bit of humidity from the South and you have a recipe for unruliness.

Sometimes the names like Alfalfa fall or Einstein. But I am ok with it, because my hair is a part of me and I don’t like fitting in drawers, and my hair just displays who I am.

Spotlight Friday: Tea cup and mice

Yes, I did finish my kiddos Advent calendar. And it is already stuffed with little goodies, no sweets. She is into those “shopkins” things right now. They trade them in School like hot cakes. That was the easy part. To pick the right colors and the right stitch and which order took a little longer, because it was not my decision to make. This is what she wanted and got :


Now I just have to find some more little items for my other kiddo to get that calendar completely done.

While I am sitting here thinking about what I could write about today. All I had on my mind was a cup of tea. So I guess I will go make me a good cup of tea right now, in my favorite mug. Well second favorite mug. The one I loved and had for over 17 years got dropped by my little one about a year ago when she was cleaning out the dishwasher.  It was one similar to this one,  Yes, I really like those Diddl mice. Don’t know if they still make them.

It was a gift from one of “my” girls from the foster home, where I worked at. I think my daughter knew that this cup was my favorite and  busted out in tears when she heard it hit the floor. Poor thing, nothing to worry about, it is just a cup.

It is funny how coffee or tea tastes better out of your favorite mug, or is it just my imagination?  I think for me it is the combination of the tea and the cup. Drinking tea calms me down, gets me ready for my day or end the day and reminds me of times sitting together with my Dad enjoying a cup.  And the cup, I have a few given to me from dear friends, takes me to the place where I met that specific person or when I was given the cup or memories like that.

Most of the times I drink tea, some times some cappuccino, I have to be careful with those because I am Lactose intolerant and have not so nice side effects.

Maybe that is why I started knitting mice?    I am not sure. I know, odd combination.   But for some reason it comforts me.miceBride


I did have a pair of Hamsters growing up, never mice.

So, while I am sipping on my tea, in my second favorite cup. I will search Zibbet and see what I can find with Tea cup and mice:

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Tea Bag Steeper by WireExpressions

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Ceramic hand painted mice brother and little sis by bonniblu48

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5 Self Adhesive Coffee Cup Diecuts by iammama24

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Witch Hedgehog ornament felt woodland animal by TheHouseOfMouse

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Tea Cup Photograph by AmeliaKayPhotography

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Tissue Holder with Meeny Mice
by frugallyfoundforyou

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Cup of Coffee or Tea Natural Cotton Bag by BYKI

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Bride and Groom Wedding Mice by Stitching Time Boutique

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Large Plum Purple Ceramic Mug Set (2)
by RiverRockArts

click on the individual picture and it will take you to the selected shop.

Of course I had to go hunt for mice and cups on Etsy as well:


If you click on the picture it will take you to the Etsy page.

So do you think it is still a weird combination?  Do mice and cup of teas go together for you yet?  You see now, why they make total sense to me!  What is your combination that other people look at quirky?

Spotlight Friday: Advent

Yes, I do know, it is still only October. It got cold here in SC for a few days and that kind of put me in the mood to get my Advent and Christmas stuff going. I usually collect throughout the year, little things, to put into my kids Advent calendar. Stuff like, nail clippers, chap sticks, key chains etc. Little things that fit. And as well a few pieces of chocolate.

This year for some reason I was slacking. The last few years my youngest still got a Lego or Playmobile Calendar from her Opa in Germany. This year she decided she was too old for it. That put me in the pickle of “oh oh….I don’t have one made” and “I don’t have anything to put in”

I found some black and some blue felt in my fabric stack and figured I will sew 24 stockings and hang them on a garland. Something like this.                                              So I need to get cracking and cut those out and start sewing, because I only have a little over 4 weeks to get it done.

I love the Advent time, I am a real sucker for everything that makes the house feel comfy and warm. Little incense smoker men in all shapes and sizes. The Advent wreath, with for candles for every Sunday. The nuts, the Lebkuchen (ginger bread)   Friends of ours in Germany send as a care package every year, so we can enjoy the German Gingerbread. I love them so much for doing this. And don’ get me started on the Marzipan, a must have for the Advent time.         I think I have spoiled my kid on all those German goodies, because they don’t want anything else during this time. This year our Ginger bread package came early. I tried to hide them in the freezer so we would have them for the Christmas time. But guess what!!! They already found them and dug into them, little buggers, even the hubby couldn’t keep his fingers off. Luckily we have a Aldi in town and they do carry German Ginger bread, even though it’s not the one from Nuremberg.

So now I am on the hunt to get everything, and have all things ready before the first Advent, which falls on November 29th this year.

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magnetic calendar countdown by colorstorydesigns

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Noel Advent Wreath by DeesSilkAndBasketCreations

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A Christmas Carol Mini Journal byDorothyjane

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Advent Calendar Ornaments by OnyxStamps

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Silver bells Christmas Hoop earrings with color bead choice by TheAmethystDragonfly

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Holiday Sign “Just Days ‘Till Christmas”, Christmas Countdown by Hint of Vintage

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Christmas Candle Holders- Primitive, Folk Shabby Chic, Made from Reclaimed Wood with Wreath and Bells by Altered Nature

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Wise Men Still Seek Him; 12×12 Christmas Nativity Chalkboard Sign by Dandelion Wishes Design

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SNOWMAN ORNAMENT Snowman Decoration in Raspberry Set of 2
by ByFreddismom

If you click on an individual picture it will take you to the respective Zibbet shops

Of course I had to go hunting on Etsy as well, to see what kind of Advent goodies I can find there. If you click on the picture it will take you to the Etsy treasury and from there you can go to the individual shops.


When do you start getting ready for the Advent and Christmas time, any specific tricks you could share to make it less stressful?

Spotlight Friday: South Carolina

Last week I sadly had no time to write a Spotlight, as you might know I live in South Carolina, and we where busy cleaning up from the mess that Mother Nature had put upon us.  I am finally catching up on laundry, after 13 days of constant rain. I don’t have a dryer and it was too humid to hang it up in the house. And the kids where out of School and wanted to be kept busy. We couldn’t drive anywhere, do to washed out roads. There where curfews in place that kept us grounded as well.

The October 2015 North American storm complex was a high precipitation event that caused historic flash flooding across North and South Carolina. The incipient cold front traversed the Eastern United States on September 29–30, producing heavy rain in multiple states. The system subsequently stalled just offshore. Tapping into moisture from the nearby Hurricane Joaquin, a developing surface low brought heavy, continuous rain to southeastern States, with the worst effects concentrated in South Carolina where catastrophic flooding is ongoing. The event culminated in South Carolina on October 4 when numerous rivers burst their banks, washing away roads, bridges, vehicles, and homes. Hundreds of people required rescue and the state’s emergency management department urged everyone in the state to not travel.[4] Some areas of the state have seen rainfall equivalent to a 1-in-1000-year event.  (

A video, with a little bit of humor, that is much needed here at the moment.

It seemed like the rain will never stop. We had a few days with out rain and then on the weekend it came down pouring again, so we had more roads washed out, more dams breached. The kids where out of School for a whole week. The buses could not pick up the kids and bring them safely to School. It was amazing to see how the South Carolinians pull together, strap on their boots and help each other out in tough times.Sport teams helped clean out flooded houses, gathered at collection points to help load up all those donations. Churches where overrun with clothes, water and food donations to help those who had lost everything.  Of course this will not be over any time soon. It will take a long time to rebuild, to get back to a little bit of normal. This Monday most of the Schools in Lexington reopened again, a little delayed, but open. Every morning at drop off I see kids lugging big bags of donations in to the School

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South Carolina State Euro Style – Car Truck Laptop Vinyl Deca by alohastickers

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Geechie Girl by Bellachristenaaccessories

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Vintage Map, Large Print of Map of Charleston by anewalldecor

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South Carolina Fabric Tape Measure by AllAboutTheButtons

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South Carolina Spoon Bracelet in Antique Brass by georginabaker

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South Carolina Home T-Shirt by MintyTees

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Hand Stamped Glass Slippers of the South necklace by Ameliasexpressions

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Flower Pot on a Stairway Fine Art Photo Still Life
by JohnHarmonGallery

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Sweet tea and Carolina pines, hand stamped necklace. by SKHandstampeddesigns

click on the picture and it will take you to the individual store.