Thursday, November 26, 2015

The First Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving: 

The first Thanksgiving, Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

Our harvest being gotten in, our governour sent foure men on fowling, that so we might after a speciall manner rejoyce together, after we had gathered the fruits of our labours; they foure in one day killed as much fowle, as with a little helpe beside, served the Company almost a weeke, at which time amongst other Recreations, we exercised our Armes, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoyt, with some ninetie men, whom for three dayes we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five Deere, which they brought to the Plantation and bestowed on our Governour, and upon the Captaine and others. 

And although it be not always so plentifull, as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so farre from want, that we often wish you partakers of our plentie.

As recorded by Edward Winslow in 1621.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sherrill Furniture - it is in the details

Sofas come in so many styles – comfy, modern, rolled arms, block arms, Chesterfield, why there are even love seats and sectionals, chaises and sleepers. Something for everyone and every need you have. For fresh new ideas, selection, and quality, Traditions Home and Sherrill Furniture can’t be beat.

fresh new ideas, selection, and quality at Traditions Home

Traditions Furniture proudly features Sherrill Furniture, still 8-way hand tied, still American made, still the best value in sofas and chairs. 

When a sofa is made this well, you almost hate to sit in it.

Sherrill sofa

But since we must, we invite you our showroom to take a good look at the quality that's built into every chair and sofa by Sherrill Furniture. Sherrill is still located in the Hickory, North Carolina, employing a workforce of skilled technicians who combine time honored manufacturing techniques, and the highest quality materials, to hand build each piece of furniture for your home.

What you don’t see, the interior craftsmanship...

The frame construction consists of select hardwoods

A high density core covered in sewn ticking.

An 8-way hand tied system, a little extra work but work worth the feel and comfort.

Sherrill sofa and chair

It's the little details that makes every piece of Sherrill Furniture special. Once you sit on Sherrill you will agree,  little things make great things happen.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Don't Make Me Over

Here is the story of how Dionne Warwick came to be a star. 

It was 1962. Hoping to make her debut as a recording artist, Dionne Warwick performed the song Make It Easy on Yourself for the song writing team Burt Bacharach and Hal David. 

They chose the "Ice Man" Jerry Butler for his cool demeanor over the fresh and untested voice of Dionne Warwick. When she heard the decision she shouted back at them, “Don’t make me over man, accept me for what I am.” 

Stunned by her passionate outburst, Bacharach and David looked at each other and realized they had a new song and a new star. 

Don't make me over
Now that you know how I adore you...
Just love me with all my fault
The way that I love you..
Accept me for what I am
Accept me for the things that I do.

When the song was released as a single in October of 1962, the record misspelled Dionne's last name Warrick as "Warwick" and so, with a little make-over, a star was born.

curvy and sublimely sexy

Good design is a little bit like Dionne Warwick’s voice, sublime but mesmerizing.

a touch of red

A touch of red, a bit of brilliance that shines like a star. A soft comfortable setting where you can be who you want to be. Accepted for who you are.

soft and comfortable

Don’t you love the way you are? 

warm and inviting