Friday, October 17, 2008

Truth Revealed

Hi all!
Well, it turns out that our ghostly shadows had a little bit of flesh to them. Thanks to one of our friends who is more technically savvy than Mom or I, the shadow on the porch has been shown to be in actuality two people, most likely crew members, when her screen shot is zoomed in on. While we are a little would have been really cool to have something there, it can keep the warm fuzzies a-coming with the building and stave off the heebie jeebies!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Our Ghost Video details in post below

Our Dear Not-So Dearly Departed

Here is a link to a video that we just stumbled upon at our local newspaper. The little title was ghosts in Waynesville and so we clicked on it. Little did we know that they had done a bit on our home! Trendy Bindi's Boutique is in the Stetson House and they interviewed some folks up at the Friend's Museum who had had some experiences in the upstairs room when the property was the Cranberry Bog. Is that neat or what? Our own 5 seconds of limelight!

We've known for a long time, even before we started our business, that this building was supposed to have some ghosts, but other than some little things like lights going on and off or hearing someone in the back room we haven't really had any crazy experiences. Though a woman did stop in at the Sauerkraut Festival and told us she and her husband had been on the porch alone and she had felt someone other than her husband tug gently on her hair. Maybe since we have retained the upstairs for private business use, our ghostly friends are happier (we've slept up there and not had a problem, the house gives us the warm fuzzies instead of the heeby jeebies.)

Here is the link to the video:
Ghosts in Waynesville

You will need to click on the index of the videos and it should be under the index for the latest videos.


p.s. I saw this and mom thought I was crazy until I did a frame by frame and at 1:23 into the film, you can see a black form moving across the porch from the door, close to the post, to the right by the yellow potting bench. What do you think?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sauerkraut 2008

Its here. The Sauerkraut Festival. Gulp.
Let me tell you something, Sauerkraut Festival is one crazy, crazy weekend here in Waynesville. Starting Friday, the town pretty much shuts down (even the kids get out early from school...coincidence I think not!) and the set up begins. Last year, we were Sauerkraut newbies. We had never even attended as "civilians" before and let me tell you it is crazy, crazy, crazy! There are just so many booths set up along main street with all sorts of handcrafted goodies not to mention all of the yummy (or so those who actually eat Sauerkraut tell me) Sauerkraut foods, everything from Sauerkraut pizza, to Sauekraut fried cheeseballs (which I can attest are quite yummy!) and the FAMOUS Cabbage Rolls from St. Augustine's Church. There are loads of people and the shops have lots of sales, so it is a rather festive and crazy good time. This year a Beer Garten has even been added. So come on down to, walk along and check out the artisans, and enjoy yourself!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Framing Your Memories

A lovely way to keep the christening gown that has been in your family for years or those lovely hankerchiefs that are sitting in your drawer preserved for future generations and to enjoy everyday is to frame it. The Framing Place and Art Gallery here in Waynesville will be happy to frame your memories for you. Ted, the owner, does absolutely beautiful framing work and has experience in framing such items as christening gowns and metals, etc. You can call him at 513 897-2787 or visit his shop on the web at

I know that it is a theme that I maybe "harp" on in this blog, but so many people just don't enjoy the lovely things they already have. I have had customers look at our hankerchiefs and say that Aunt Mary's handerchiefs are setting in a drawer and, although they are beautiful, they don't know what to do with them. Frame them. Even if you don't use Ted's services, go to the dollar store and pick up some frames. My mother has some medals that were my great great uncles' who fought and died in the Civil War. They would make a unique display for her home and a tribute to my great great uncles.

We all have such beautiful and unique items in our homes, we need to display them. As much as I would love to sell you instant heirlooms, look about your house for the ones you already have. And if you still need some lovely handerchiefs or a vintage piece of jewelry that would make a special one-of-a-kind statement in your home, then remember us and Ted. We will be very happy to help you.

Remember preserve or creat your own piece of bliss,